Death Sentence on Blasphemy: The Legality of the Shar’iah Court’s Judgement

Nigeria is an entity situated in a multifaceted society where cultural, religious and social propagation are largely welcomed and constitutionally endorsed. This unassailable factor (of course) reflects further in our legal system so much so that it has bequeathed the country with a pluralistic legal system. Hence, the influence of the cultural and religious practices (which includes Shari’ah) cannot be overshadowed in our legal system. Thanks to antecedents – from which various statutes were enacted. Two of which include the Kano State Shari’ah Penal Code Law and Shari’ah Penal Code that the Kano State Upper Shari’ah Court based its decision and sentencing. This article shall sail on the voyage of the legality of the court decision vis-à-vis the Nigerian legal system.

A Jolly Good Fellow: Episode 19

A Jolly Good Fellow

Officer Titus is confused as a soul ladened with trouble that will not depart. He ran towards the window to check outside. But there was no sign of anyone. There was also no possible exit route out of the building except of course the fence which appears too tall for someone as feeble as Dewale to scale. After evaluating all the possibilities, he ran out of the ward towards the reception to raised the alarm.