Category: International Affairs

  • PIRACY ON THE HIGH SEAS

    PIRACY ON THE HIGH SEAS

    It is estimated that 90 per cent of the world’s goods are conveyed by sea and that merchant shipping contributes around US$380 billion to the global economy which is equivalent to five per cent of total world trade. However, one unfortunate feature of conveying goods by sea is piracy. Piracy is ...
  • INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE DISPUTE OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

    INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE DISPUTE OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

    The South China Sea is one of the world’s most contentious and probably most complicated sovereignty disputes. The complexity of maritime and territorial disputes in the South China Sea is nothing short of mind-numbing. They involve six countries – Brunei, China, Malaysia, the ...
  • THE NIGERIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS AND THE LAW OF SEA

    THE NIGERIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS AND THE LAW OF SEA

    Nigeria is a coastal State located strategically on the West Coast of Africa in the gulf of Guinea. After her independence in 1960, Nigeria enacted the Territorial Waters Act in 1967 which is a legislation that basically determines the limits of the territorial waters of Nigeria and other ...
  • ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF BREXIT FOR NIGERIA

    ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF BREXIT FOR NIGERIA

    It is no longer news that Britain in a referendum commonly referred to as Brexit, chose to exit the European Union. This led to various speculations as to what impact this act would have on global and various regional economies, in addition to the British citizens and other nationals living and ...
  • BREXIT AND THE FEAR OF XENOPHOBIA

    BREXIT AND THE FEAR OF XENOPHOBIA

    Britain took the entire globe by surprise when it through a referendum on the 24th of June 2016 voted to leave the European Union, after weeks of campaigns by two sides for and against leaving the EU. This decision came as a shocker to most people around the world considering the fact that ...
  • AFRICA AND THE ICC

    AFRICA AND THE ICC

    The world today has come to see the trial of individuals who in one way or another had committed crimes against humanity and abused the powers reposed on them in their countries. Some of these individuals have included leaders of nations or heads of states. The international community has over ...
  • THE WESTGATE MALL ATTACK 

    THE WESTGATE MALL ATTACK 

    Al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based militant group and an extension of the global militant Islamist organisation Al-Qaeda, attacked Westgate Shopping mall, an upscale shopping centre located in the business hub of Nairobi on Saturday, 21st September 2013. A group of roughly 10 to 15 gunmen entered ...
  • PRISONERS OF WAR AND THE LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT

    PRISONERS OF WAR AND THE LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT

    It has been stated that where wars or armed conflicts erupt, suffering and hardship are closely followed. It is also common knowledge that armed conflicts if left unchecked or unmonitored could become the breeding ground for mass violations of human rights including unlawful killings, torture, ...
  • PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN ARMED CONFLICTS: THE SYRIAN SCENARIO

    PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN ARMED CONFLICTS: THE SYRIAN SCENARIO

    For centuries, human interactions have in one way or another resulted in conflicts of varying degrees. This is as a result of the fact that human beings are different and unique in many ways; how you may see things might totally be viewed differently by the next person. It is these differences ...
  • AN ANALYSIS OF THE LAW ON IMMIGRATION    

    AN ANALYSIS OF THE LAW ON IMMIGRATION    

    Immigration is an integral aspect of a nation’s affairs as people will always travel from one place to the other for one reason or the other. Immigration generally refers to the movement of people into another country or region to which they are not native in order to settle there. It occurs as ...