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8 Reasons Why You Should Study Law

Law degrees combine theory with practice Behind the law of the land lies an awful lot of theory and there’s no doubt that students will have to rigorously learn it, but remember law is a fairly defined profession and its tuition has to also be vocational in nature. Some universities go so far as having a mock courtroom, and running moot competitions and pro bono societies, giving students a real taster of what it’s like to practice law.   Law and case-based learning goes hand in hand: Even when learning the theory law students will spend a lot of time trawling through cases. Law schools use real-life examples to demonstrate how the theory is applied. Students are left in no doubt as to whether the content they’re learning will have real-life application.   Study...

Uncertainty as Justice Onnoghen’s Tenure Lapses, All Eyes on Osinbajo

Following President Muhammadu Buhari decision to extend his medical vacation indefinitely in the United Kingdom an air of uncertainty has fallen over the judiciary and the country at large over the fate of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, whose tenure in an acting capacity will expire on Friday.   Despite the recommendation of the National Judicial Commission (NJC) to the president that he be appointed the substantive CJN after Justice Mahmoud Mohammed’s retirement in last November, his position as the most senior justice of the Supreme Court and by convention next in line, Buhari ignored the recommendation and appointed Justice Onnoghen as the acting CJN for a tenure of three months.   Should the president fail to send his name to the Senate fo...

Understanding The Nigerian Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2002

The Nigerian Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2002 (MLPA) was enacted at a period when money laundering was synonymous with drug trafficking. Consequently, the law sought basically to prohibit gains obtained from narcotic drugs and other psychotropic substances. With the advancement in information technology, commercial relations and crimes arising from them, it has become expedient to expand the scope of the law to meet circumstances and transactions not contemplated at the time. Addressing these issues in their jurisdictions, South Africa enacted the Prevention of Organized Crimes Act (POCA) in 1998; England enacted the Proceeds of Crimes Act (POCA) in 2002; In the USA, the PATRIOT Act was enacted in 2001 all aimed at stemming the menace of organized crime as well as empowering agencie...

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