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Draft Bail Guidelines For High Courts And Magistrate Courts...

May 16, 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS Paragraph PART ONE    -    FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES The object of bail Constitutional safeguards – Presumption of innocence/Right to liberty. PART TWO    -   PRINCIPLES AND CONSIDERATIONS IN GRANTING BAIL General principles Nature of Bail Propriety of bail PART THREE – TERMS OF BAIL Quantum of Bail: general considerations Bail Amount and security Imposition of Additional Read More

Plea Bargaining: An Analysis Of Its Role In Criminal Justice Admi...

May 16, 2014

I. Introduction The administration of criminal justice continuously evolves in response to changing socio-economic circumstances. The recurring theme across criminal jurisdictions, however, is guaranteeing a fair trial to the accused, in the process achieving the delicate but essential balance between the right of the accused to a fair trial, as well as the society’s interest Read More

Crictical Appraisal Of The Prosecutorial Regime Under The Robbery...

May 12, 2014

CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF THE PROSECUTORIAL REGIME UNDER THE ROBBERY AND FIREARMS(SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT, CAP R11, 2004 (A seminar of the Department of Public Prosecutions, Ekiti State Ministry of Justice Ado-Ekiti)  Presented by the PCG Group 3.   O. Fasote (Senior Legal Officer), Eniola A. Arogundade (Senior Legal Officer), Akinola Olufemi Onipede (Senior Legal Officer), Felix.O Read More

Before You Sue – Try Settlement...

May 12, 2014

by FATAI ADEYEMO ESQ. (LLB, BL, pnm). State Counsel, Ekiti State Ministry of Justice Ado-Ekiti  It cannot be over-emphasized to say that litigation as a dispute resolution mechanism has failed the test of time.  It is an axiomatic fact that litigation in the real sense of it does not resolve disputes, what it does is Read More

People Perish For Lack Of Knowledge: Revisiting Of The Role Of Cu...

March 3, 2014

PEOPLE PERISH FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE: REVISITING OF THE ROLE OF CUSTOM IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIAN LEGAL SYSTEM BY DR. BABATUNDE ISAAC OLUTOYIN*[1] INTRODUCTION In the course of my educational advancement, I was taught in one of my history classes that there was a time when an African student demanded from Professor Trevor-Roper, a Read More