Entries on Justice
The beacon of democracy is in fact a free and fair press. Respect for the freedom of expression and the right of the public to access and receive information are the yardsticks to evaluate the existence of the rule of law and ultimately, popular democracy. Independence of the press from the shackles of the State is nonetheless an essential factor in any democratic environment. Freedom of the press is accorded respected status because it is indeed the ultimate value of any democratic society. More so, the press is regarded as instructions of self-government by the people who are under this right informed and educated about the affairs of the government and thus enabling them to form or express opinions on such matters
Hitherto, there used to be a conflict between the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court in terms of their jurisdictions. However, the case was laid to rest though unfortunately resurrected after a military junta. This article seeks to analyse the constitutional framework for the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court (FHC) and also to highlight the expansion of the jurisdiction of the National Industrial Court (NIC), especially, in trade dispute resolutions beyond the provisions of the Trade Disputes Act.