The Constitution and Executive Order No.6 by Unini Chioma

Eze Onyekpere The provisions of the Presidential Executive Order No. 6 of 2018 on the Preservation of Suspicious Assets Connected with Corruption and Other Relevant Offences, recently issued by President MuhammaduBuhari raises serious issues of constitutionalism, legality and due process of law.Nobody doubts the fact that corruption is a very serious threat to Nigeria’s development …

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Leave to remain application date: how to calculate it and why it is important By Nath Gbikpio

You’ve left extending your visa until the last minute and are now in danger of missing the deadline. Does this matter and is there anything you can do about it?The answer to the first question is a resounding yes. Fortunately, in some cases, the answer to the second question can also be yes — there …

Dangerous isolation – Trump mirrors Brexit; by London Evening Standard

Our Foreign Secretary says he is “increasingly admiring” of Donald Trump’s style of diplomacy. Meanwhile, the leader of the Brexiteer backbenchers says it is “our national good fortune” to have Mr Trump in the White House.What is it that Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg so admire?Well, there is Mr Trump’s cavalier disregard for the multilateral …

#EndSARS: Police IG bans SARS from conducting stop and search operations

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Editorial IGP Idris must have made this current order with his fingers crossed behind his back. He seems to have developed the social media police tactics. Remember he announced with much fanfare that all roadblocks on Nigerian roads were to cease immediately on his announcement. The roadblocks remain to date. Remember when he announced that …

Satisfying the Immigration Rules enough for Article 8 success By Paul Erdunast

The test for an Article 8 claim to stay in the UK within the Immigration Rules is whether there are “insurmountable obstacles” to continuing family life outside the UK. But even if an applicant does pass this test, there is a further hurdle: whether removal is disproportionate. An important question here is what weight the …

New UK Supreme Court Judgment: Pimlico Plumbers Ltd & Anor v Smith [2018] UKSC 29: who is a worker

This appeal considered whether the respondent was a ‘worker’ within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Working Time Regulations 1998, reg 2.Between Aug 2005 and Apr 2011 the respondent, who is by trade a plumbing and heating engineer, did work for Pimlico Plumbers Ltd.In Aug 2011 the respondent issued proceedings against …

Home Office admits it unlawfully separated a father from his daughter

Editorial The Americans have just been outrageously vocal about their policy on separating immigrants families. The British have been quietly doing same for years. My own client's daughter was put up for adoption due in part to his precarious immigration status. When it happened I thought, surely this is England we don't do stuff like …

The world needs to shift from an aid-based narrative on Africa to one of investment by Hendrik du Toit – co-CEO of Investec Group

Global investors should follow China’s lead in AfricaA mine worker hammers the rough surface of a gold bar during processing at the Kibali gold mine, which is operated by Randgold Resources in the DRC © BloombergI remember a time, over 20 years ago, when virtually no professionally-managed capital moved across borders in Africa. It was …