The adversarial system of justice is the cornerstone of the Anglo-Saxon legal system. The system as adopted in Nigeria has several misgivings which have prompted questions as to how the system has faired and whether the system has failed or not. This is very vital at this point in Nigeria’s history as the Roundtable discussed how the adversarial system has faired especially in view of the prevalence of corruption and criminality. Do we move towards a hybrid system that is a midway system between the adversarial method and the inquisitorial system? The Roundtable raised and addressed some fundamental defects in the adversarial system.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange commenced operations in 1961 as the Lagos Exchange with nineteen (19) securities enrolled for trading. This metamorphosed into the Nigerian Stock Exchange with branches in Kaduna (1978), Port Harcourt (1980), Kano (1989), Onitsha (1990), Ibadan (1990), Abuja (1999) and Yola (2002).
Taxation is the process of collecting taxes within a particular jurisdiction, while tax is defined as a compulsory levy imposed by the government on the incomes, profits, goods, services or properties of individuals, corporate entities, trusts and settlement.
There is strong link between transportation and insurance protection and there can hardly be any meaningful development in the transportation sector without security offered by insurance. The Policy Dialogue on Transportation and Insurance Policy in Nigeria convened by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies aimed to critically assess the existing framework for delivering transportation related insurances and to develop strategies for effective implementation of such insurances.
For well over three decades now, efforts have been made in Nigeria to consider the expansion of the use or extinction/abolition of the death penalty. The extension of the death penalty to drugs caused public outcry, particularly when it was applied retroactively to execute two citizens who committed the offence of drug trafficking before the promulgation of the anti-drug trafficking decree, and it eventually became one of the reasons adduced for the overthrow of the Buhari/Idiagbon military regime in 1984. Also, effort to re-extend it to drugs and narcotic offences was brought up for a vote by members of the public at a national conference on drugs and narcotics in Lagos in 1990; but it was fiercely resisted and the proposal was resoundingly defeated in the vote then cast by members of the public participating at the Conference, led by the Nigerian Bar Association, the Nigerian Labour Congress, and the Market Women's Association.