Mike Ozekhome

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Mike Ozekhome said : “When they were calling off their strike due to pressure from the Bench and Bar, I knew they would achieve nothing. We are dealing with governments at all levels that cannot be trusted for anything. Ethics and morality have taken the back stage. Governments now lie to the citizens. Transparency and accountability have gone to the dogs,” External link

punchng Sunday, November 28, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Abubakar Malami ) : “I personally do not like what is going on in Anambra State all because of a mere governorship election. The Federal Government will however, run into a serious moral and legal cul-de-sac if it ever contemplates a declaration of a state of emergency, the kite of which was flown by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation. I would seriously advise the Federal Government against it as it would exacerbate an already ugly situation and engender more tension and insecurity,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “if one should use equality as an index of judgment, the federal government even fails more than the states” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “So Nigeria needs a new constitution that reflects the referendum of the Nigerian people,” External link

leadership Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome maintained : “1999 Constitution was hurriedly compiled from the schedules of Decree 4 by the military. The constitution is a unitary document which over concentrated powers at the centre in a federation” External link

tribuneonlineng Friday, June 4, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “What are we doing with 306 House of Representatives members? What are we doing with 99 senators, what are we doing with them? Why not make it a unicameral legislature or part-time, so that those who are genuinely interested can come and serve the nation, sit and go. We can’t grow like this,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, May 14, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “What are we doing with 306 House of Representatives members? What are we doing with 99 senators, what are we doing with them? Why not make it a unicameral legislature or part-time, so that those who are genuinely interested can come and serve the nation, sit and go. We can’t grow like this,” External link

dailypost Friday, May 14, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome concluded : “Isa Pantami should resign, as Mrs Kemi Adeosun, former Finance Minister, once did. Where he fails to do this, Buhari should immediately relieve him of his ministerial position. His antecedents loudly proclaim him as a clear and present danger to Nigeria’s asphyxiatingly fragile unity, harmony and religious and ethnic tolerance,” External link

punchng Friday, April 23, 2021 1:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome concluded : “Isa Pantami should resign, as Mrs Kemi Adeosun, former Finance Minister, once did. Where he fails to do this, Buhari should immediately relieve him of his ministerial position. His antecedents loudly proclaim him as a clear and present danger to Nigeria’s asphyxiatingly fragile unity, harmony and religious and ethnic tolerance,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:55:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added ( about Muhammadu Buhari ) : “Is Buhari telling Nigerians that under his governance, Nigerians are indeed living in the Federal Republic of the North, or Northern Republic of Nigeria, or Republic of Northern Nigeria, or Northern Nigeria Republic, Republic of Northern Nigeria and Other Vassal States ? I can’t decode Buhari’s defiant refusal to respect the Federal Character principle enshrined in section 14(3) of the 1999 Constitution,” External link

leadership Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “Shoddy results lead to a shoddy Bench. A shoddy Bench leads to a shoddy justice delivery system. A shoddy justice delivery system leads to miscarriage of justice. Miscarriage of justice leads to injustice. Injustice leads to anger. Anger leads to violence. Violence leads to destruction. Destruction leads to insecurity. With insecurity, our dear nation is imperilled. It’s a never-ending cycle of misfortune that can be avoided by doing the right thing” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “The Committee defended all acts of illegalities and disobedience to court orders and breaches of citizen’s fundamental rights and rule of law. Such a body was actually an added problem to the baggage of problems this clueless and compass-less government is currently carrying. Rather than being a part of the solution, it actually became a very weighty major problem that was bringing down the anti-corruption war instead of raising it up. So, it should be scrapped immediately and consigned into the vehicle of historical oblivion. PACAC is a sad commentary on this country and it should be scrapped and buried in the same sad way it has buried the anti-corruption war in Nigeria” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “The arrest of my client, Mr. Marcaroni and many other protesters at the Lekki tollgate at the weekend is unlawful and actionable in court. My client has not briefed me on whether he wants to institute any suit against the police, but I know for a fact that his unlawful arrest is a breach of his right which is guaranteed by the constitution” External link

vanguardngr Monday, February 15, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “The arrest, taking away in a Black Maria and detention of Debo Makaroni and other peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate on Saturday is patently illegal and totally unconstitutional” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, February 14, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Inspector General ) : “Mr President’s action is patently, glaringly, illegal and unconstitutional. Even to me, it is immoral. The reason why I used the word ‘immoral’ is because you are denying other members of the Nigeria Police Force who are also aspiring to go up to become Inspector General,” External link

channelstv Friday, February 5, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “The President was wrong to extend the tenure of Mr Ibrahim, who was supposed to retire as of the 1st of February 2021, after spending 35 years in service,” External link

channelstv Friday, February 5, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Mohammed Adamu ) : “Section 7 (6) of the Nigerian Police Act, 2020…says that the IGP shall serve for four years. Has Adamu served for four years? No. Could he, therefore, continue in office? No” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, February 5, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome stated : “Good omen. At least something good from a poor government,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “It is wrong and dead on arrival. They have no reason to attempt ethnicising and religionising an innocuous dis-invitation of Malam Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna State. He was invited not as a Muslim or northerner but as a governor. And NBA NEC bowed to popular pressure about his bad governance style, especially the daily slaughter of Southern Kaduna Christians and disinvited him,” External link

tribuneonlineng Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “Where then are we heading to? That will amount to total balkanization of the country,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, August 29, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “On 25th September, 2018, I filed a motion before Justice Mohammed Idris, on behalf of Orji Uzor Kalu, prayerfully requesting the erudite Justice (Judge?) to recuse and disqualify himself from further trying Kalu, as he (Justice Idris), had been elevated to the Court of Appeal on 22nd June, 2018,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Shehu Shagari ) : “As Attorney-General under Shagari, he ensured some relief to those sentenced to death by execution. He was a complete ‘Bar man, astute political strategist, uncommon forensic advocate,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome noted : “nothing has changed since the last ruling of the court for them to come back with the same application” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, March 27, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “This pre-election matter died on June 4, 2019 because the notice of appeal was filed on March 4, 2019 and the court said so in its judgment of May 24, 2019” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, March 27, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “This pre-election matter died on the 4th of June 2019 , because the notice of appeal was filed on March 4, 2019, and the court said so in its judgment of May 24, 2019” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “This pre-election matter died on the 4th of June 2019 , because the notice of appeal was filed on March 4, 2019, and the court said so in its judgment of May 24, 2019” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “This pre-election matter died on the 4th of June 2019 , because the notice of appeal was filed on 4th of March 2019, and the court said so in its judgment of 24 May, 2019,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “A Constitution that does not emanate from the people is bad and cannot be repaired. Nigeria is rated 15 among the failed states globally. Our rule of law is in recession. Nigeria is going down the drain and may take 50 years recover” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, February 28, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “What this simply boils down to is that once a judgement is given and the political party that is negatively affected does not like it, then members of that political party can take the laws into their hands, go to the houses of the judges or justices that delivered the judgement and attack them,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “Abubakar Gimba, former Pro-Chancellor of IBB University, Lapai, Niger State, fired the first salvo. He accused Kukah of singling out and denigrating Moslems, with such phrases as ‘religious bigots’, ‘dubious religious manipulations’; ‘members of the nefarious mafia whose selfishness hindered the development of Kaduna State in particular and the North in general; ‘those who have projected Islam as a basis for power… and created the condition that now threatens the foundation of our society’; and ‘one of the worst shows of selfishness by an unproductive and selfish cabal who have deployed religion to hide their goal.’ The bishop’s offence in the homily was that, he, as Ozekhome noted:” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “Why would she be singled out just because she is from Rivers State, near Bayelsa State?” External link

saharareporters Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “Do not be discouraged or afraid in carrying out your judicial functions. God is with you; and if God be with you, who can be against you? No one,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Abubakar Malami ) : “If a former Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice could be so shabbily ill-treated with such brazen disrespect to his humanity and dignity for his person, over alleged infractions, the infractions of which a competent court of law had clearly exonerated him in a land mark decision, dated April 13, 2018, and also, a further exoneration, by the present Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), in a legal opinion dated September 20, 2017, then one shudders about the fate of the proverbial ‘common man’ and ‘common woman’,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, February 7, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “We have also filed two critical documents to show that the defendant will not jump bail. We also urge the court to grant him bail based on his health condition. We humbly urge the court to grant him bail,” External link

dailypost Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “We have filed two critical documents to show that the defendant will not jump bail. We also urge the court to grant him bail based on his health condition. We humbly urge the court to grant him bail,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, January 28, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “After all, the law is but a handmaid instituted by man to deliver justice. The two are Siamese twins. One without the other is bare and vacuous,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, January 15, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “Is it meant to negatively put him in the public domain, try him, convict him and sentence him through media trial?” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, December 22, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “Is it meant to negatively put him in the public domain, try him, convict him and sentence him through media trial?” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, December 21, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome stated : “He is believed to be on his way to the Interpol office at Area 10, Garki, Abuja,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, December 20, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : "Our client remains very confident that he will be vindicated in the court of law and justice at the end of the day, after a free and fair trial," External link

reuters-en Friday, December 20, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Walter Onnoghen ) : “Mr Government sir, please, let Honourable Justice Onnoghen be. Give him peace. I beg of you. Having not prosecuted him and got him convicted, accord him his full inalienable and fundamental rights,” External link

tribuneonlineng Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome insisted : “when fraud is involved in a matter, as the instant case, time of filing is not an issue” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, December 6, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome insisted : “when fraud is involved in a matter, as the instant case, time of filing is not an issue” External link

vanguardngr Friday, December 6, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome told : “It is true that we just served another affidavit. It is meant to attach a letter from the current Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami SAN, to the acting Chairman of EFCC, telling them that Mohammed Adoke does not have any case to answer,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome wrote ( about Lauretta Onochie ) : “The former Vice President was physically at the Registry to sign his witness deposition (on oath) before the Commissioner for Oaths, on the case he instituted against Lauretta Onochie,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “To say that our client is shopping for terrorists is not only dishonest and reckless but is calculated and politically designed to instigate security agents against him not only in the UAE but across the world” External link

thisdayonline Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “To say that our client is shopping for terrorists is not only dishonest and reckless but is calculated and politically designed to instigate security agents against him not only in the UAE but across the world” External link

dailypost Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “To say that our client is shopping for terrorists is not only dishonest and reckless but is calculated and politically designed to instigate security agents against him not only in the UAE but across the world” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “it is the duty of the AGF to ensure that the rights of every Nigerian citizen are protected.” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome explained : “The tribunal ought to have taken judicial notice of the judgement of the Supreme Court” External link

authorityngr Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome explained : “The tribunal ought to have taken judicial notice of the judgement of the Supreme Court” External link

dailypost Saturday, November 23, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Hon Justice ) : “I am sure there must have been paucity of information between the government and Interpol Police. I would just presume the government forgot, failed or neglected to inform Interpol that the warrant for his arrest had been duly quashed and vacated by Hon Justice Zenchi of the FCT High Court, Abuja, after heated arguments between myself and the government lawyers,” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:10:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome pointed out : “You told the court yesterday that you changed N50,400,000 that was transferred to you; but in your statement, we have seen N53 million and N52.5 million that was transferred to you,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “What is hate speech, by the way and who defines it? What is the true test of determining it? Is the test that of a government in power? Or that of the traumatised people? Or that of the National Assembly? Or, that of the Courts? Or that of the Executive?” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Almighty God ) : “I beg you, captors or kidnappers of Justice Chioma, in the name of Almighty God,to please release her unhurt. See her as your mother that you would never do anything to hurt no matter the circumstances. I beg you also in the name of humanity and of womanhood, as you read this, to set free, unharmed, unmolested and unhurt, this judicial Amazon. Please, please, please. I beg you” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “But, what manner of baby is it? What ingredients make up the being of the baby? We do not know yet. Those are the reasons the Supreme Court said they will tell Nigerians and the world for dismissing this appeal for lacking in merit,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “The court delivered judgement and agreed with me that the warrant of arrest was procured wrongfully,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome charged : “How do you explain a nation that records millions of people flocking annual religious gatherings and yet, ills such as greed, corruption, nepotism, injustice, impunity etc. are rife both in high and low places?” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:09:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “Tears, Sorrow, Blood, Lamentation for Nigeria at 59” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “CCT has powers to punish people without being subjected to internal discipline by any order,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, September 3, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Pervez Musharraf ) : “Is there anything wrong with lawyers – since members of the Bench are defamed and they cannot protest by themselves – (adopting) the kind of role we saw lawyers did on 9th of March, 2007, when they went on the streets in Pakistan and shut down the entire country because President Pervez Musharaf removed unjustly and unconstitutionally Mohammed Musharaf, the late Chief Justice. Can’t we do more than we have done?” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “He will not jump bail or abscond from justice. He will not interfere with witnesses or obstruct the course of justice,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “Southern politicians will have a shocker coming to them, because the north will not let go of power” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “To me, what all this boils down to is an intolerant government gravely and pathetically allergic to respect for and tolerance of criticism, the rule of law, individual fundamental rights, political choices, the plurality of voices, dissenting opinions and the independence of the judiciary,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, August 9, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which has the strong conviction that the decision of the trial court will be overturned by the Court of Appeal, has accordingly instructed the law firm of Mike Ozekhome’s Chambers, to file an appeal against the judgment immediately. The notice of appeal is ready and would be filed unfailingly by Monday (yesterday) morning. An application for a stay of execution of the orders of the court will also be filed same time,” External link

sunnewsonline Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Mike Ozekhome ) : “The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which has the strong conviction that the decision of the trial court will be overturned by the Court of Appeal, has accordingly instructed the law firm of Mike Ozekhome’s Chambers, to file an appeal against the judgment immediately. The notice of appeal is ready and would be filed unfailingly by Monday morning. An application for a stay of execution of the orders of the court will also be filed same time,” External link

sunnewsonline Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:01:00 PM EAT



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Mike Ozekhome

Last updated on 2017-09-28T20:07+0300.

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Mike Ozekhome said : “When they were calling off their strike due to pressure from the Bench and Bar, I knew they would achieve nothing. We are dealing with governments at all levels that cannot be trusted for anything. Ethics and morality have taken the back stage. Governments now lie to the citizens. Transparency and accountability have gone to the dogs,” External link

punchng Sunday, November 28, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Abubakar Malami ) : “I personally do not like what is going on in Anambra State all because of a mere governorship election. The Federal Government will however, run into a serious moral and legal cul-de-sac if it ever contemplates a declaration of a state of emergency, the kite of which was flown by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation. I would seriously advise the Federal Government against it as it would exacerbate an already ugly situation and engender more tension and insecurity,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “if one should use equality as an index of judgment, the federal government even fails more than the states” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “So Nigeria needs a new constitution that reflects the referendum of the Nigerian people,” External link

leadership Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome maintained : “1999 Constitution was hurriedly compiled from the schedules of Decree 4 by the military. The constitution is a unitary document which over concentrated powers at the centre in a federation” External link

tribuneonlineng Friday, June 4, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “What are we doing with 306 House of Representatives members? What are we doing with 99 senators, what are we doing with them? Why not make it a unicameral legislature or part-time, so that those who are genuinely interested can come and serve the nation, sit and go. We can’t grow like this,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, May 14, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “What are we doing with 306 House of Representatives members? What are we doing with 99 senators, what are we doing with them? Why not make it a unicameral legislature or part-time, so that those who are genuinely interested can come and serve the nation, sit and go. We can’t grow like this,” External link

dailypost Friday, May 14, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome concluded : “Isa Pantami should resign, as Mrs Kemi Adeosun, former Finance Minister, once did. Where he fails to do this, Buhari should immediately relieve him of his ministerial position. His antecedents loudly proclaim him as a clear and present danger to Nigeria’s asphyxiatingly fragile unity, harmony and religious and ethnic tolerance,” External link

punchng Friday, April 23, 2021 1:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome concluded : “Isa Pantami should resign, as Mrs Kemi Adeosun, former Finance Minister, once did. Where he fails to do this, Buhari should immediately relieve him of his ministerial position. His antecedents loudly proclaim him as a clear and present danger to Nigeria’s asphyxiatingly fragile unity, harmony and religious and ethnic tolerance,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:55:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added ( about Muhammadu Buhari ) : “Is Buhari telling Nigerians that under his governance, Nigerians are indeed living in the Federal Republic of the North, or Northern Republic of Nigeria, or Republic of Northern Nigeria, or Northern Nigeria Republic, Republic of Northern Nigeria and Other Vassal States ? I can’t decode Buhari’s defiant refusal to respect the Federal Character principle enshrined in section 14(3) of the 1999 Constitution,” External link

leadership Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “Shoddy results lead to a shoddy Bench. A shoddy Bench leads to a shoddy justice delivery system. A shoddy justice delivery system leads to miscarriage of justice. Miscarriage of justice leads to injustice. Injustice leads to anger. Anger leads to violence. Violence leads to destruction. Destruction leads to insecurity. With insecurity, our dear nation is imperilled. It’s a never-ending cycle of misfortune that can be avoided by doing the right thing” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “The Committee defended all acts of illegalities and disobedience to court orders and breaches of citizen’s fundamental rights and rule of law. Such a body was actually an added problem to the baggage of problems this clueless and compass-less government is currently carrying. Rather than being a part of the solution, it actually became a very weighty major problem that was bringing down the anti-corruption war instead of raising it up. So, it should be scrapped immediately and consigned into the vehicle of historical oblivion. PACAC is a sad commentary on this country and it should be scrapped and buried in the same sad way it has buried the anti-corruption war in Nigeria” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “The arrest of my client, Mr. Marcaroni and many other protesters at the Lekki tollgate at the weekend is unlawful and actionable in court. My client has not briefed me on whether he wants to institute any suit against the police, but I know for a fact that his unlawful arrest is a breach of his right which is guaranteed by the constitution” External link

vanguardngr Monday, February 15, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “The arrest, taking away in a Black Maria and detention of Debo Makaroni and other peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate on Saturday is patently illegal and totally unconstitutional” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, February 14, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Inspector General ) : “Mr President’s action is patently, glaringly, illegal and unconstitutional. Even to me, it is immoral. The reason why I used the word ‘immoral’ is because you are denying other members of the Nigeria Police Force who are also aspiring to go up to become Inspector General,” External link

channelstv Friday, February 5, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “The President was wrong to extend the tenure of Mr Ibrahim, who was supposed to retire as of the 1st of February 2021, after spending 35 years in service,” External link

channelstv Friday, February 5, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Mohammed Adamu ) : “Section 7 (6) of the Nigerian Police Act, 2020…says that the IGP shall serve for four years. Has Adamu served for four years? No. Could he, therefore, continue in office? No” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, February 5, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome stated : “Good omen. At least something good from a poor government,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “It is wrong and dead on arrival. They have no reason to attempt ethnicising and religionising an innocuous dis-invitation of Malam Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna State. He was invited not as a Muslim or northerner but as a governor. And NBA NEC bowed to popular pressure about his bad governance style, especially the daily slaughter of Southern Kaduna Christians and disinvited him,” External link

tribuneonlineng Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “Where then are we heading to? That will amount to total balkanization of the country,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, August 29, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “On 25th September, 2018, I filed a motion before Justice Mohammed Idris, on behalf of Orji Uzor Kalu, prayerfully requesting the erudite Justice (Judge?) to recuse and disqualify himself from further trying Kalu, as he (Justice Idris), had been elevated to the Court of Appeal on 22nd June, 2018,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Shehu Shagari ) : “As Attorney-General under Shagari, he ensured some relief to those sentenced to death by execution. He was a complete ‘Bar man, astute political strategist, uncommon forensic advocate,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome noted : “nothing has changed since the last ruling of the court for them to come back with the same application” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, March 27, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “This pre-election matter died on June 4, 2019 because the notice of appeal was filed on March 4, 2019 and the court said so in its judgment of May 24, 2019” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, March 27, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “This pre-election matter died on the 4th of June 2019 , because the notice of appeal was filed on March 4, 2019, and the court said so in its judgment of May 24, 2019” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “This pre-election matter died on the 4th of June 2019 , because the notice of appeal was filed on March 4, 2019, and the court said so in its judgment of May 24, 2019” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “This pre-election matter died on the 4th of June 2019 , because the notice of appeal was filed on 4th of March 2019, and the court said so in its judgment of 24 May, 2019,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “A Constitution that does not emanate from the people is bad and cannot be repaired. Nigeria is rated 15 among the failed states globally. Our rule of law is in recession. Nigeria is going down the drain and may take 50 years recover” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, February 28, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “What this simply boils down to is that once a judgement is given and the political party that is negatively affected does not like it, then members of that political party can take the laws into their hands, go to the houses of the judges or justices that delivered the judgement and attack them,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “Abubakar Gimba, former Pro-Chancellor of IBB University, Lapai, Niger State, fired the first salvo. He accused Kukah of singling out and denigrating Moslems, with such phrases as ‘religious bigots’, ‘dubious religious manipulations’; ‘members of the nefarious mafia whose selfishness hindered the development of Kaduna State in particular and the North in general; ‘those who have projected Islam as a basis for power… and created the condition that now threatens the foundation of our society’; and ‘one of the worst shows of selfishness by an unproductive and selfish cabal who have deployed religion to hide their goal.’ The bishop’s offence in the homily was that, he, as Ozekhome noted:” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “Why would she be singled out just because she is from Rivers State, near Bayelsa State?” External link

saharareporters Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “Do not be discouraged or afraid in carrying out your judicial functions. God is with you; and if God be with you, who can be against you? No one,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Abubakar Malami ) : “If a former Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice could be so shabbily ill-treated with such brazen disrespect to his humanity and dignity for his person, over alleged infractions, the infractions of which a competent court of law had clearly exonerated him in a land mark decision, dated April 13, 2018, and also, a further exoneration, by the present Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), in a legal opinion dated September 20, 2017, then one shudders about the fate of the proverbial ‘common man’ and ‘common woman’,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, February 7, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “We have also filed two critical documents to show that the defendant will not jump bail. We also urge the court to grant him bail based on his health condition. We humbly urge the court to grant him bail,” External link

dailypost Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “We have filed two critical documents to show that the defendant will not jump bail. We also urge the court to grant him bail based on his health condition. We humbly urge the court to grant him bail,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, January 28, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “After all, the law is but a handmaid instituted by man to deliver justice. The two are Siamese twins. One without the other is bare and vacuous,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, January 15, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “Is it meant to negatively put him in the public domain, try him, convict him and sentence him through media trial?” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, December 22, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “Is it meant to negatively put him in the public domain, try him, convict him and sentence him through media trial?” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, December 21, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome stated : “He is believed to be on his way to the Interpol office at Area 10, Garki, Abuja,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, December 20, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : "Our client remains very confident that he will be vindicated in the court of law and justice at the end of the day, after a free and fair trial," External link

reuters-en Friday, December 20, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Walter Onnoghen ) : “Mr Government sir, please, let Honourable Justice Onnoghen be. Give him peace. I beg of you. Having not prosecuted him and got him convicted, accord him his full inalienable and fundamental rights,” External link

tribuneonlineng Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome insisted : “when fraud is involved in a matter, as the instant case, time of filing is not an issue” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, December 6, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome insisted : “when fraud is involved in a matter, as the instant case, time of filing is not an issue” External link

vanguardngr Friday, December 6, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome told : “It is true that we just served another affidavit. It is meant to attach a letter from the current Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami SAN, to the acting Chairman of EFCC, telling them that Mohammed Adoke does not have any case to answer,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:40:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome wrote ( about Lauretta Onochie ) : “The former Vice President was physically at the Registry to sign his witness deposition (on oath) before the Commissioner for Oaths, on the case he instituted against Lauretta Onochie,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “To say that our client is shopping for terrorists is not only dishonest and reckless but is calculated and politically designed to instigate security agents against him not only in the UAE but across the world” External link

thisdayonline Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “To say that our client is shopping for terrorists is not only dishonest and reckless but is calculated and politically designed to instigate security agents against him not only in the UAE but across the world” External link

dailypost Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “To say that our client is shopping for terrorists is not only dishonest and reckless but is calculated and politically designed to instigate security agents against him not only in the UAE but across the world” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “it is the duty of the AGF to ensure that the rights of every Nigerian citizen are protected.” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome explained : “The tribunal ought to have taken judicial notice of the judgement of the Supreme Court” External link

authorityngr Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome explained : “The tribunal ought to have taken judicial notice of the judgement of the Supreme Court” External link

dailypost Saturday, November 23, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Hon Justice ) : “I am sure there must have been paucity of information between the government and Interpol Police. I would just presume the government forgot, failed or neglected to inform Interpol that the warrant for his arrest had been duly quashed and vacated by Hon Justice Zenchi of the FCT High Court, Abuja, after heated arguments between myself and the government lawyers,” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:10:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome pointed out : “You told the court yesterday that you changed N50,400,000 that was transferred to you; but in your statement, we have seen N53 million and N52.5 million that was transferred to you,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “What is hate speech, by the way and who defines it? What is the true test of determining it? Is the test that of a government in power? Or that of the traumatised people? Or that of the National Assembly? Or, that of the Courts? Or that of the Executive?” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Almighty God ) : “I beg you, captors or kidnappers of Justice Chioma, in the name of Almighty God,to please release her unhurt. See her as your mother that you would never do anything to hurt no matter the circumstances. I beg you also in the name of humanity and of womanhood, as you read this, to set free, unharmed, unmolested and unhurt, this judicial Amazon. Please, please, please. I beg you” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “But, what manner of baby is it? What ingredients make up the being of the baby? We do not know yet. Those are the reasons the Supreme Court said they will tell Nigerians and the world for dismissing this appeal for lacking in merit,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “The court delivered judgement and agreed with me that the warrant of arrest was procured wrongfully,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome charged : “How do you explain a nation that records millions of people flocking annual religious gatherings and yet, ills such as greed, corruption, nepotism, injustice, impunity etc. are rife both in high and low places?” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:09:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “Tears, Sorrow, Blood, Lamentation for Nigeria at 59” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome added : “CCT has powers to punish people without being subjected to internal discipline by any order,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, September 3, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Pervez Musharraf ) : “Is there anything wrong with lawyers – since members of the Bench are defamed and they cannot protest by themselves – (adopting) the kind of role we saw lawyers did on 9th of March, 2007, when they went on the streets in Pakistan and shut down the entire country because President Pervez Musharaf removed unjustly and unconstitutionally Mohammed Musharaf, the late Chief Justice. Can’t we do more than we have done?” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “He will not jump bail or abscond from justice. He will not interfere with witnesses or obstruct the course of justice,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “Southern politicians will have a shocker coming to them, because the north will not let go of power” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “To me, what all this boils down to is an intolerant government gravely and pathetically allergic to respect for and tolerance of criticism, the rule of law, individual fundamental rights, political choices, the plurality of voices, dissenting opinions and the independence of the judiciary,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, August 9, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said : “The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which has the strong conviction that the decision of the trial court will be overturned by the Court of Appeal, has accordingly instructed the law firm of Mike Ozekhome’s Chambers, to file an appeal against the judgment immediately. The notice of appeal is ready and would be filed unfailingly by Monday (yesterday) morning. An application for a stay of execution of the orders of the court will also be filed same time,” External link

sunnewsonline Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mike Ozekhome said ( about Mike Ozekhome ) : “The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which has the strong conviction that the decision of the trial court will be overturned by the Court of Appeal, has accordingly instructed the law firm of Mike Ozekhome’s Chambers, to file an appeal against the judgment immediately. The notice of appeal is ready and would be filed unfailingly by Monday morning. An application for a stay of execution of the orders of the court will also be filed same time,” External link

sunnewsonline Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:01:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
lawyer53.24%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
activist2.16%EN10/22/201722/10/2017
renowned lawyer0.72%EN09/16/201716/09/2017
senior advocate of nigeria3.60%EN09/14/201714/09/2017
advocate of nigeria2.88%EN09/14/201714/09/2017
counsel23.02%EN09/13/201713/09/2017
practitioner1.44%EN11/25/201625/11/2016
defense counsel2.88%EN11/19/201619/11/2016
defence counsel2.88%EN11/18/201618/11/2016
senior advocate1.44%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
chief5.76%EN08/30/201130/08/2011
Names Lang Count
Mike OzekhomeEN91.27%
Mike OzekhomeFR8.73%


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