Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

Posts by Chidi Anselm Odinkalu:

Concerning Indigeneship: A response to Aliyu Tilde, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

My friend and brother, Dr. Aliyu Tilde, regularly performs unrivalled feats of public service and enlightenment through his blog for which he should receive more credit in a country that values ideas. On reflection, he may consider that his latest posting “Is the South Finally Set to Colonize the North”,…

Human Rights Day 2012: All Nigerians must count, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

[caption id="attachment_6777" align="aligncenter" width="412"] Chidi Odinkalu: This Human Rights Day serves up a huge to-do menu for Nigeria, its people and our leaders. We have to find a common memory of shared values; a common narrative for a shared country.[/caption] Nigeria confronts combined challenges in the protection of human rights…

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Katsina Attorney General and his warped, dangerous logic on rape, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

Violence against women is a dreadfully brutal and pervasive crime. In many countries, those who are responsible for preventing, eliminating and ensuring accountability for it mostly fail to recognize it as such, tolerate it or simply blame the victims for being violated.  On the 31st Anniversary of the International Day…

CJN Mukhtar must clean up judicial appointments, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

On Monday, 5 November 2012, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Aloma Mukhtar, was scheduled to administer oaths of office to 12 newly appointed Justices of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal at the premises of the Supreme Court in Abuja. All 12 had scaled through the rigorous processes preceding appointment and had…