A Paper Presentation By Prof. Amuda-Kannike Abiodun (SAN) at the National Conference on Higher Education Studies (NACHOES) Faculty of Education, Institute of Education, University of Port Harcourt, Held At Ebitimi Banigo Auditorium, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State Of Nigeria on Wednesday 13th Day Of June, 2018

LEGAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Presenter’s E-mail address: amudakannikeabiodun@gmail.com

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INTRODUCTION


This topic is crucial to our higher education survival, development and progress because, there are lots of illegalities taking place in relation to higher education in the 21st Century which we tend to ignore or we may not be aware of, yet when they are exposed either by the members of the public, the media or through litigation, the embarrassment may become a monumental fraud, capable of destroying the main basis of a society/country.

NANS hails Buhari, demands release of remaining Dapchi kidnapped girl

Taiwo Bamigbade, NANS Senate President
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the ‘Not-too-young-to-run’ bill into law stating that the action has rekindled the hopes of millions of Nigerian youths hitherto dispirited from participating in the nation’s governments.
However, the association regretted to note that  Miss Liya Sharibu; the unreleased Dapchi school girl reportedly held by Boko Haram is still in captivity after the purported release of others and therefore calls on federal government to ensure her release without further delay.

IGP’s Summons: Senate acting out of order - Umegboro

SOCIAL crusader and public affairs analyst, Carl Umegboro has berated the Senate’s newest action over the failure of the Inspector General of Police; Ibrahim Idris to appear before it in person which he said is all over again reducing the red chamber to disdain. The senate declared the IGP as enemy of democracy over failure to respond to her summons in person for the third time.

MELAYE: Triumphal But Not Yet Uhuru By Carl Umegboro

EMBATTLED senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the upper legislative chamber, Dino Melaye elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is indeed between a rock and a hard place. Despite the initial criminal allegations leveled against him by the Nigerian Police Force, the controversial lawmaker recklessly complicated his predicaments that the end may never come soon.

Obiano’s second mandate and Anambra success story By Carl Umegboro

GOVERNOR of Anambra State, Dr. Willie Obiano on 17 March renewed his oath of office for a second term following his landslide victory in the November 18, 2017 election.  A mammoth crowd from within and outside cheerfully witnessed the inauguration. By his laudable performance which largely, advantageously worked for him at the poll, Akpokuedike-Aguleri indeed deserved a second term. Splendidly, a cursory look in his new cabinet will convince every doubting Thomas that the state is in a safe hand and the governor is determined if nothing else, to maintain the frequency.

Melaye, Senate and Police brouhaha By Carl Umegboro

The Nigerian Police Force deserved some condemnations over her dramas with Dino Melaye; senator representing Kogi West senatorial district on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Senate. The Police strangely arraigned the lawmaker in the magistrate court right from the hospital successively on a stretcher, first on three charges; attempted suicide among others in the Federal Capital Territory.

Suspension of elected representatives and Senate's Mace saga By Carl Umegboro

The legislature has over the years played politics to the extreme by repeatedly, egotistically misappropriating its gavel in contradiction of democratic norm, and severally, conceitedly axed opposing colleagues that were elected by the people in their respective senatorial districts and constituencies for their counterparts at the House of Representatives or Assembly. By democratic norms, the electorates freely and wittingly bid their mandate to some persons to exercise the sovereignty on their behalf as their representatives and therefore can only be removed from workplace by the people.

NECO Registrar suspension: Group senses gimmicks, calls for transparent investigations

A Non-government organization (NGO), Equity and Social Justice Initiative (ESJI) has condemned the rushed suspension of the Registrar of National Examination Council (NECO), Professor Charles Uwakwe and two other directors over unfounded allegations.
The three were suspended over purported irregular recruitment in 2015/2017, faulty procurement processes for 2016/2017 and financial mismanagement amounting to a sum of N25b (twenty five billion naira).

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Admissibility Of Evidence As It Relates To Electronic Devises, Social Media And Forensic Science By Prof. Amuda-Kannike (SAN).

Prof. A. Amuda-Kannike (SAN)

A PAPER PRESENTED BY PROF. AMUDA-KANNIKE ABIDOUN (SAN) AT THE CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE MAGISTRATE ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (MAN), BAYELSA STATE CHAPTER, WHICH WAS HELD AT THE MULTI-DOOR COURT HOUSE, HIGH COURT COMPLEX, OVOM, YENOGOA ON THURSDAY 12TH DAY OF APRIL, 2018.

INTRODUCTION

This topic is important because it has to do with admissibility of evidence but not just any type of evidence but specialized type of evidence as they are all science oriented. Therefore, this type of evidence requires specialized way of appreciating same both by the legal practitioners, the judges, the magistrates and members of the public.

Why the NOUN amendment bill should not suffer like others by Gibson Ogbeiniama, Esq

The development of any nation lies on its educational force and as such the NOUN Act was amended among others to improve the country’s educational sector. Presently, concerned individuals are anxiously waiting for the outcome of the NOUN amendment bill being laid before the president for his assent to further improve the school as Africa’s largest institution of learning.

Magu and the Court Judgment by Carl Umegboro, LL.B (Hons)

THE recent judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja by His Lordship, Justice J.T. Tsoho over confirmation of appointment of the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu by the Senate doesn’t affect the position of acting chairman. Unfortunately, the senate amplified the obiter dictum (statement by the way) in the judgment, ignoring the most important part which was dismissal of the suit over locus standi, thus, of no effect.

Political Intrigues and the 2019 Presidential Election by Carl Umegboro

PURSUANT to Section 135(2)(a) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, President Muhammadu Buhari would alongside some state governors complete their four-year term on May 29, 2019, paving way for inauguration of new administrations as would be determined and returned by the electorates and returning officers respectively in the forthcoming general election.

Rochas Okorocha and the controversial new ministry by Carl Umegboro

IMO state governor, Rochas Okorocha has unceasingly faced diverse controversies over actions or inactions vis-à-vis stewardship as the chief executive officer of the metropolis. Hitherto were unembellished attacks over the erection of a statue of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in Owerri, the state capital after market-demolition saga, and followed by hosting Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in the midst of state’s financial crisis; chiefly arrears of workers’ salaries.

Nigeria’s Budget and fundamental incompatibility By Carl Umegboro

THE 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigbria, as amended, imposed on the people by military juntas preceding the ongoing democracy made general election a quadrennial event similar to that of the United States of America, and specifically pegs inauguration of governments on May 29 every four years too. Incidentally, it prearranged appropriation bill or budget after the civil year calendar; reckoned from January 1 to December 31 according to Gregorian calendar. By this conflicting arrangement, the federal and state governments present budgets to their respective legislative bodies at the end of every year for passage.

Obasanjo’s Second Epistle to the President by Carl Umegboro

FORMER President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo a moment ago released a second ‘special letter’ to the Presidential Villa. The former was directed to the erstwhile President Goodluck Jonathan in 2013 after their amiable relationship turned sour. The leading episode that closely burlesqued the missive was an open letter from his daughter; Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello with sarcastic accusations.

Between Fawehinmi and Ozekhome by Carl Umegboro

FIRST and foremost, I salute the quintessential social justice crusader, late Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN) for his extraordinary, inimitabile and altruistic life while on earth. The Senior Advocate of the Masses (SAM) as Gani was splendidly christened lives on in the hearts of the people despite his transition to the great beyond in 2009. Almost a decade counting, the vacuum Fawehinmi left is yet to be adequately filled. The masses still mourn.

Buhari’s New Year broadcast and matters arising by Carl Umegboro

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year broadcast on 1st January, 2018 catalogued a new dawn and high hopes to Nigerians unlike the previous year the government squarely battled with economic recession which led to hardship with negative effects on virtually all sectors of the economy alongside the citizenry especially the low class. The presidential broadcast irrefutably echoed statesmanship, responsiveness and commitment especially as the blueprints touched visibly on all segments and regions with litanies of capital projects and articulated action-plans for dividends of democracy, equitably distributed across the country.

The Bar and Hijab Brouhaha by Carl Umegboro

INDEED, what goes around comes around! Criticisms and diverse opinions have continued pouring from the public over the recent quagmire involving a student of the Nigerian Law School, Amasa Firdaus that insisted on wearing Muslims’ hijab contrary to the policy of the Council of Legal Education (CLE), and as a result, was denied entry into the auditorium for the call-to-bar ceremony. The development created factions in the bar; some emotionally backed the student on account of the fundamental human rights especially Sections 38(1) and 42(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended which provides for right to religion among others.

NOUN and Pull-Down Syndrome by Carl Umegboro

NIGERIA, a developing nation conscientiously aligned with the civilized countries across the globe on education strategically to remain a relevant team player; otherwise, it would be left behind. This formed the basis for establishing the first Open and Distance Learning institution in the country in line with MDGs of the United Nations on education. Thus, synchronizing Section 18 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) was birthed by the Act of the National Assembly and its academic programmes accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) accordingly.

EFCC, Judges purported immunity and separation of powers by Carl Umegboro

UNAMBIGUOUSLY, Section 98 of the Criminal Code, CAP C38, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, provides for ‘official corruption’ by public officials including inviting or receiving bribes, property or benefits for a favour in the discharge of official duties, and pegged the punishment to 7 years imprisonment if found guilty of the felony. The classification clearly includes judicial officers and condition precedent is commission or omission of deeds that are listed therein.

CARL UMEGBORO: the one man-battalion by Ari-Ajia Olanrewaju

It was in one of the tributes to Professor Wole Soyinka that someone was once reported to have eulogized the Nobel laureate as a tree that makes a forest. This is contrary to the Yoruba proverb that goes 'Igi kan o le da Igbo se’.  It is, of course, an indisputable fact that a tree does not make a forest. However, what we imagine informed the reinvention of that age long proverb, a la, inversion, is not unlikely as a result of Kongi's indomitable energy at fighting injustice.
There are not many people in our clime with this kind of selflessness: late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN; the legal luminary is another name that readily comes to our mind. The one-quality that runs through the minds of people with this selfless zeal is for them not to believe in a course. They dispense as much energy and time to their conviction as they can deny same of anything that does not catch their fancy. When they are at work, they get intoxicated in their belief, such that their own spirit cannot even stop them. A critical look at their zeal shows that they are controlled by a higher force; a force that starts and ends in illumination. It is for this reason that they cannot stand injustice and anything that has to do with darkness.

Suitability in Marriage by Tobi Jude

Marriage, be as it may, is a blessing and not a curse, and it can never be a curse, unless, you turn it so. It is the best institution to enter, and once entered into, the blessings that are attached to it pours on it.
This article will outline the various ways at which suitability in marriage occurs and the pragmatic nature to marriage.

Professor Amuda-Kannike (SAN) receives PhD in International Law and Jurisprudence

Congratulations to a highly esteemed Professor Abiodun Amuda-Kannike (SAN) as he receives a PhD in International Law and Jurisprudence from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka on successful completion of his academic works, in addition to earlier PhD in Commercial Law. 
Congratulations and more exploits to the distinguished S.A.N. and professor of law.


From all of us at the
LAW GRADUATES FORUM (LGF), NOUN.