Author Archives: LACRI Admin

Dowen College Tragedy: Rethinking Nigerian Boarding School System

For decades, the boarding house system in Nigeria has been a preferred choice as it has presented a lot of advantages including but not limited to: a learning conducive environment, smaller class sizes, social maturity, personal growth, and challenging academics, peer learning. However, with the current level of insecurity and moral decadence plaguing the Nigerian […]

Nigeria Independence – Citizens Rights and Dreams 

Sixty-one years ago, Nigeria unfurled its own flag and sang its own very song. The flag was simple in its design, a triumph of minimalist art, two colours steeped in the symbolism of peace, purity and fertility. Our anthem and victory song was like living symphony carrying with it the aspirations of a hopeful people. […]


Legal Assistance and Citizens Rights Initiative (LACRI) has called for non-custodial sentences for petty offences in a bid to decriminalise those offences and further strengthen the criminal justice system.     The Executive Secretary of  LACRI, Barrister Arinze Odiari  made this known while speaking at a workshop on development of action plan for decriminalization of petty […]

The Real Enemies of the State

We view the recent announcement from the Rivers State Government purporting to ban all forms of protests in Rivers State, as illegal, mindboggling, completely lacking in empathy for murdered Nigerian citizens and frankly an act of criminal conspiracy to continue to oppress and murder innocent Nigerians. The constitution of the FRN guarantees the right to […]

Swift Intervention – Nunieh and the poor among us

The swift manner Governor Wike intervened on the issue of unlawful detention of Ms Nunieh is a good nudge on the Attorney General’s and our courts to respond to the growing number of Unlawful detentions across the country.. Wike, once again reminded us that cases of Enforcement of fundamental Rights can be disposed off in […]