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RIGHT TO LIFE AND JUSTIFICATION FOR AND AGAINST THE ABOLITION OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT UNDER HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

ABSTRACTThe right to life is the most basic, fundamental, primordial and supreme right which human beings are entitled to have and without which the protection of all other human rights becomes either meaningless or less effective. Indeed, the right of each person to life is something, which is intrinsic to his status as a human being and which is a necessary concomitant of human existence. The preservation of this right is one of the essential functions of the state and the numerou...

REGIONAL DIPLOMACY FOR PEACE INIATIVES IN EAST AFRICA

AbstractThis is a study aimed at assessing the regional diplomacy effectiveness in the East African region. Special attention has been applied to how the bordering East African states have responded to the resolution of the Somalia conflict using their regional organization IGAD. The conflict has existed for more than a decade with various initiates being used to curb the conflict. It begins with a brief analysis of nature of the conflict and the effects to the neighboring countries, that is,...

The Need for the Implementation of Age Discrimination Law in Nigeria

In Nigeria today the only types of anti-discrimination laws under the constitution or any other statute are discrimination based on gender, disability, religion and ethnicity; there is currently no law preventing age discrimination.  The United Kingdom in 2006 enacted the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations then the Equality Act of 2010. This acts prevents discrimination based on Age, Disability, Gender reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and maternity, Race, Reli...

Refugee Situation in Darfur

This paper gives a description on the background of the conflict in Darfur.  Also, it discusses the causes and plight of the refugees in Darfur.  In addition, it looks at the roles played by various international organizations in the Dafuri conflict.  Furthermore, it discusses suggestions for future international action.  Finally, it concludes on all the issues discussed. 

ENDING AN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP - TERMINATION AND DISMISSAL

An Employment relationship just like any contract can be brought to an end by either of the parties to the contract. This article looks at the legal issues that arise where an employment relationship is brought to an end by termination or dismissal by an Employer.

Neighboring Rights in Nigeria

NEIGHBORING RIGHTS IN NIGERIAABSTRACTIntellectual property law has proved to be a possible tool for the transmission and management of traditional cultural expressions and cultural heritage; protecting it from unauthorized use, reproduction, misappropriation and other forms of dishonest exploitation.  “Neighboring Rights” is one of those terms that can cause an awful lot of confusion due to the background of the name itself. It is often confused with relating to payments ...

SECTION 285 CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

The paper is intended to interrogate section 285 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) with a view to determining whether it is a statute of limitation. 

Mortgage Financing in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges

ABSTRACTMortgage financing are structured financial arrangements provided byapproved financial institutions that accept real estate as security for theloan. Basically, mortgage financing is used to acquire or purchase ordevelop a property. However, it is also used to access the equity on anexisting property. This research work examined various mortgagefinancing policies in Nigeria, highlight their performance with a view toidentify the challenges inhibiting the optimal performance of themortg...

THE IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION ON PRODUCT LIABILITY

The world is a global village with goods and services, being distributed around the globe through trade. The advent of globalization portends great economic development for developing nations such as Nigeria. However in the course of this transfer of trade, there is the incidence of injury which can result from the incessant transfer of harmful and hazardous products. Therefore this paper is poised to show the negative impact of globalization in the food chain of any nation, due to the fact t...

ENFORCEMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION IN NIGERIA: THROUGH THE LAW OF TORTS

                                                 ABSTRACT A tort is a wrong either to person, property, community or even a nation. This wrong should not go without strict punishment especially when it is shown that the person who owes a duty to show reasonable care failed in his duty. Consumers worldwide are the same; there should be no room for comparis...

The Nigerian Civil War and the failure of United Nations: A Jurisprudential Analysis

In the decade since the International Criminal Court (ICC) came into existence, there is wide awareness, though little true understanding, of the work of the international criminal tribunals. International prosecutions of high-ranking civilian and military leaders, including former heads of state, on charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes, crime of aggression and genocide, represent for many the ultimate condemnation of these individuals of their fall from power. Yet, despite th...

A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF THE PAYMENT OF CIVIL SERVANTS SALARY

The Civil Service is the administrative bureaucracy which occupies an essential position in the political system of nations. Throughout the world, the contributions of Civil Service in promoting sustainable and equitable economic growth are receiving increasing attention. Efficient and effective management of the Civil Service are critical to sustainable socio-economic development of a nation. Thus, any government that neglects this body is headed for socio-economic and political destru...

A Review of the State of Electricity Generation in Nigeria from 2007 to 2015

Successive governments in Nigeria have shown commitment to improving the availability of electricity in Nigeria, with the formulation of several regulations and policies. Several projects to increase the generation capacity has been implemented, and some completed, but the transmission and distribution capacities have not grown pari passu. The electricity generation capacity, in 2014, has increased in steps from its values in 2007; although, more still needs to be done for Nigeria ...

Rural Electrification: Off-grid experience in the Niger Delta

The data for rural electrification projects, on-grid connectivity, population and others, was collected from the relevant papers and websites. The data was analysed graphically or statistically and the findings were discussed. The Niger Delta states have more generating, transmission and distribution facilities than in most other parts of Nigeria but these facilities are disproportionally distributed. Edo and Delta states have good electricity access, while Cross River and Bayelsa have th...

A Review of Oil and Gas Companies Compliance to Environmental Regulations in Nigeria

The goal of this research is to examine to what extent oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria had been compliant with environmental regulations and laws governing their operations. The projects executed by these companies that had significantly reduced environmental pollutions and how these companies responded to environmental related issues were discussed. The Oil and Gas companies discussed in this work have been relatively compliant, but stronger commitment and cooperation is need...


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