With the benefit of hindsight, it is arguable that the bar and the bench provide the polity with a historical link between the past and the present. Even at the darkest periods of the country's post independence political history, the judiciary managed always to stand out as an oasis. It remained the one arm of government that survived the attendant instability of Nigeria's neo-colonial political economy, manifested in the forms of regime-change, system-change, etc.

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