The Constitutionality or Not of the Use of Card Readers in the 2015 Elections in Nigeria

There have been divergent views pertaining to the validity or otherwise of the use of Smart Card Readers (SCR) in the 2015 General Elections in Nigeria. On the one hand, proponents of the SCR have viewed the innovation as a deliberate effort in ensuring the conduct of a free and fair election while on the other hand there have been arguments that INEC neither has…

Examining the Implications of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill

In March 2015, the Senate Joint Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Legal Matters and Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes held a public hearing on the Senate “Bill for an Act to Eliminate Violence in Private and Public life, in Peace and Conflict situations; to Prohibit, Prevent and Punish all Forms of Violence in the Society and to Provide Maximum Protection and Effective Remedies to all…