WHO IS THIS JOURNAL FOR?
FROM THE DESK OF THE FOUNDER AFRICAN LAW JOURNAL
Dear consumers (readers), you are all welcome to African law journal. The aim of the journal is to provide information, legal issues and to acquaint the readers on law and societal problem which will proffer recommendations on the readers too. The journal is for the ministers in the temple of justice, academia, legal academia, lawyers in practice, legislators, lawyers in equity, and everyone in the society. The journal criticised prudently and courteously the challenges we faced in this continent (Africa) and in the world in general. The article has compendium appendices which evaluated some African problems and elucidated some issues with the solution. It is our belief that readers must learn one or two things while perusing through this journal. We want to use this medium to thank all the contributors of these articles and congratulate African law student's administrators and members too as we look forward to a better future.
Founder African Law Journal
HISTORY OF AFRICAN LAW JOURNAL
Nothing comes out from nothing; everything that exists must surely have an origin. If everything that exists must have an origin then African Law Journal must have an origin. This history espouses the origin of African Law Journal and its relevance till date.
This Law Journal is the sole property of African Law Students which started on Facebook in 2013 with the vision of providing African legal luminaries – lawyers and law students – latest and comprehensive legal education, and the happenings in the legal world.
The noble course of this body is to transform into an international body on and outside the confine of Facebook by pursuing modern innovations which will equip law students with both online and offline materials on substantive and procedural law. With this, future African lawyers would stand the chance of competing favourably with their peers from other parts of the world. Innovations employed by the body to help the students perform better and utilise this opportunity include:
- Discussion of legal ideas which would help in widening their horizons.
- Bridging the inequality in the legal impartation of students of different law faculties (colleges).
- Socialisation of students from different schools.
- Promotion of legal aids in our various countries.
- Promotion of African stability and unity
- Bringing justice to Africa and the world as a whole.
- Bringing quality education to African lawyers, law students and the world in general.
It is imperative to note that the body is moving closer to achieving her goal as her first edition of the African Law Journal has gone far. The first edition can be found in libraries in Nigeria, Israel, Pakistan, Cameroon, South Africa, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, and Namibia. Recently, the journal entered India and Benin Republic. It can also be found on www.academia.com and on Google(www.google.com) by using African Law Journal by Ofodum, Chukwunonso Charles. With this transformation, the tools of justice will be learned and understood around the globe.
Rules and Regulations:
The body has three official languages and these include English, French and Legal Latin language. The body operates a parliamentary system of administration. It is made up of two chambers – the main group and the administrators‘ group. The operational guidelines shall flow from the Justice. Decision making of the body shall be democratic in which the majority‘s voice shall be given the utmost priority. The majority, as used in the previous sentence, means the highest number of participants in the decision making. Any member can sponsor a bill or move a motion for the progress of the body.
No one shall be punished for an action in the absence of a law that prohibits such action. With the full understanding of this, the body decided to enact laws that would guide its business. These laws include:
- All members must be legally minded.
- Every material posted must be legally related except for few cases of jokes and social life.
- Spamming, junk mail, and/or fraudulent posts luring members to scam is strictly prohibited.
- No Ethnicism and/or Racism.
- No insults or abusive words or personal attacks on fellow members.
- No attacks on religious and political figures.
- No flaunting of standing orders
- No insensitive comment.
- No porno videos, nude photos, and any other pornographic material.
- Abbreviation is highly prohibited
- Except with the due permission of the administration panel, any form of advertisement is highly prohibited.
Any member who violates the aforementioned rules shall be warned. If he/she fails to comply with the rules and regulations after being warned, he/she shall be removed from the group with immediate effect.
The slogan of African Law student shall be: "Great African Law Students" and which would be followed by a response of "Justice Shall Prevail." Our motto shall be: "Aequitas sequitur legem (Equity follows the law)".
African Law Student now prides herself in having a Whatsapp group and a Facebook group with more than 13, 000 members. Our administrators on these platforms include: Defokwu Stanley Ebube (Nigeria); Ofodum Chukwunonso Charles (ICON), Founder (Nigeria); Ezenwa Uzor Angelou E., a diaspora in South Africa; Ugochukwu Onu (Nigeria); Manzi Nkanyiso (South Africa); O'men Abdul Ghaffar (Israel); Izuchukwu Asogwa (Nigeria); Ahmed Musa (Nigeria); Magezi Andrew Kasaijja (Uganda); Ogundimu Samuel (Nigeria); Orisewezie Desmond (Nigeria); Okoli Chinedu Hillary (Nigeria); Jackson Roman Meridew (Nigeria) Eze Collins (Nigeria); Muhammad Elmuheeb (Nigeria), Anawureyi Ohine Joy (Nigeria);Omirin Emmanuel Kayode (Nigeria); Walyawula Nelson (Zambia); Rilwan S. Salihu (Nigeria); Mbua Peter Junior (Cameroon) and Remi Austin (Nigeria).
This edition is not limited to Africa alone as it has so many articles written about happenings in other continents. This edition also accommodates pieces like poems and jokes that are legally related.
It is one thing to know the law and another thing to know how to apply the law. Knowing how to apply the law is useless when you do not know the law and knowing the law is meaningless when you do not know how to apply it. With African Law Students Journal, you will learn both.
Administrator, African Law Journal
Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.