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The concept of International Humanitarian Law was coined by the international community between the 19th and 20th centuries to protect civilians and those resigned from any more hostilities."""

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Life is sacrosanct to all beings, and once lost, whether due to the negligence of man or nature, it becomes a loss that can never be compensated for.

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Domestic violence has become a trend that is now justified as a means of correcting loved ones, a means to show love, and a means to show submissiveness."

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Every person is entitled to approach the court over any issue affecting their rights and interests. The court is empowered, under Section 6(6)(b) of the Constitution, to determine issues between persons and government respectively.

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Recently, a customary court sitting in Akure dissolved a 23-year marriage, criticizing the wife?s lover for adopting kids and challenging the Igbo naming tradition. The news was subsequently reported on -October 11, 2023, by Thenigerialawyer.com. According to the court, the Igbo custom of kids bearing step-dad?s name is ?Evil.?

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Over the years, Nigeria has been renowned for being the ?Giant of Africa.? Such a title is expected to evoke a country with much responsibility, a leading example to other countries with great latitude of leverage in the diplomatic space. However, that is not the case where it matters.""""

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An act may be immoral, or better still sinful, but yet not criminal. However, adultery is one of those acts under our criminal jurisprudence that appears to have a criminal liability in some jurisdictions in Nigeria."

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In a society supposedly with a low tolerance for any form of sexual assault or harassment, it comes as shocking news when a dean of law at the prestigious University of Calabar has been accused of sexual assault by his very own students of the faculty of law.

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It is not necessary to climb a sycamore tree in the instant case to find out the truth because it is now an open secret that the newly appointed Minister of Art, Culture & Creative Economy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Hannatu Musawa, is a serving National Youth Service Corps member (NYSC).

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Although many Nigerians have suffered at the hands of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Amefiele, due to his ill-advised New Naira Policy that almost destroyed the country, it is sad that the defendant is currently being treated by the Department of Security Service (DSS) with impunity and reckless disregard for the Rule of Law and his constitutional right to a fair hearing.

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On July 20, social media was in a state of upheaval when there was a report stating that Justice Boloukuoromo M. Ugo, an appellate court judge, resigned from the bench and the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) board over alleged demands from the executive branch to influence the judgment of the Election Tribunal.

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Recently, the news all over social media has it that a former candidate, Ejikeme Mmesoma, 19, who sat for the 2023 Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination in Nigeria, was alleged to have fraudulently inflated her result, making herself the overall best candidate in the just concluded JAMB examination.

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On June 22, 2023, policemen invaded the hotel room of one Dr. Ayo Sogunro and detained him for hours after he arrived in Nigeria without a warrant of arrest for allegedly ?having a married woman? in his company. Sogunro, in his series of tweets, said the police arrested and detained him without a warrant and a proper explanation behind his arrest.

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Recently, the Lagos State Government, led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was reported to have unveiled a policy document tagged; ?Lagos State Guidelines on Safe Termination of Pregnancy for Legal Indications."

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Recently, I witnessed a session at a High Court in Ikeja, Lagos State, where Ms. Tosin was arraigned on a one-count charge of murder. The defendant?s counsel requested bail to allow her proper treatment while also on trial.

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