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Lagos Judiciary May Postpone New Legal Year Programme

Strong indications emerged at the weekend that the activities lined up for the New Legal Year programme of the Lagos State Judiciary may be...

Lagos Adopts ‘Plea Bargain’ for Prison Decongestion

Lagos State Government has advised stakeholders in the legal sector to embrace the culture of exploring the provisions of ‘Plea and Sentence Bargain’ when...

My Grouse: Like Lawyers, Like Doctors; Contemptuous Imitation

As a child, I was very sickly. I visited the hospital to the extent that I knew the names of the doctors and nurses...

NBS Corruption Report on Judiciary Not Targeted at Judges – CASER

The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER) has said the report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) which claims that the Nigerian...

ICPC: 2 NGO Officials Bag 9 Years Imprisonment

Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has secured a nine-year jail term for Mr Bashiru Akinola and Smart Ajisafe for impersonating...

Nnamdi Kanu Challenges Court Order Declaring IPOB Terrorists

The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has challenged the court order proscribing his group and declaring it a terrorist...

NGO Regulatory Bill is Gibberish! – CASER

Citizens Advocacy for Social & Economic Rights (CASER) has said the Bill seeking to regulate NGO’s in Nigeria is “nonsense” in a statement issued...

Enviro Law: Waste Management in Nigeria – Policies and Regulations (II)

How Waste Impact Climate Change Waste in itself does not cause climate change because most of the wastes generated daily contain biodegradable organic and inorganic...

Dissolution of Marriage and Custody of Children Under Customary Law in...

Custody of children One of the most contentious consequential or ancillary aspects of dissolution of customary law marriages like other forms of marriages is...

Dissolution of Marriage and Custody of Children Under Customary Law in...

Marriage is the foundation of the civil society and no part of the laws and institutions of a country can be of more vital...

Lawyer in Court for Allegedly Forging Land Documents

The police in FCT, Abuja, on Thursday arraigned a lawyer, Clifford Eze, who allegedly forged a landed property document to defraud another man of...

‘Lawyer’ Arraigned Over Alleged N2m Fraud

53 year old Segun Harrison who claims he is a lawyer, has been arraigned for allegedly converting N2million belonging to his client to his...

The Role of the Judiciary in the Fight against Corruption –...

Legal luminary, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali SAN was a guest speaker at the 2017/2018 Federal High Court Legal Year Ceremony and Annual Judges Conference...

Fallen Legal Heroes: Hon. Justice Sir Egbert Udo Udoma

Sir Egbert Udo Udoma (21 June 1917 – 2 February 1998) was born in Ete, Ikot Abasi, a town on the right bank of...

Sagay Hails CJN for Setting Up Corruption Court

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, led by Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has said it will set up a team to monitor judges handling...

FCT CJ Visits Keffi Medium Prison; Urges Judges, Magistrates to be...

The Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Ishaq Bello, has urged judges and magistrates in the territory...

Justice Ademola Prepares for Retirement

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court will in March 2018 proceed on retirement when he would have attained...

Female Lawyer Arrested for Torturing Adopted Daughter

A female lawyer, Elizabeth Agboje, who allegedly tortured her adopted daughter, was among some suspects paraded on Wednesday at the Rivers State Police Command...

Funmi Quadri & Co Digitalizes FIRS Legal Department

Funmi Quadri and Co, electronic law companion has announced that it has successfully carried out the digitalization of the entire legal department of the...

Cross River Judiciary Needs Additional 2, 500 Staff – CJ

Cross River State Chief Judge, Justice Michael Edem, had warned that justice may continue to be delayed in the state’s courts if additional 2,500...

EFCC Commends CJN for Establishing Anti-Corruption Courts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has described as a welcome development, the directive of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen,...

NBA Ikeja Branch Press Conference; Expresses View on IPOB, South...

The Nigerian Bar Association Ikeja Branch has issued a press statement on what it calls the situation in the South Eastern part of Nigeria....

Court Declares IPOB a Terrorist Organization; Proscribes Group

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday granted an order filed by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, declaring the activities...

Applicability of the Freedom of Information Act

In a democratic society, the public is expected to have access to information not only on how they are governed, but also on anything...

Boardroom Theatrics: Moving from Hard to Soft Board Packs

We had spent the last sixty days putting together the board packs for the 28th Board Meeting of the Company. Our nightmares started from...

Kenya Court Blames Election Commission for Annulled Vote

Kenya’s Supreme Court on Wednesday placed the blame for last month’s annulled presidential vote firmly on the country’s election committee, in its full ruling...

Can a Garnishee Proceeding Stricto Sensu Survive During the Pendency of...

1.0:::: INTRODUCTION In recent times, of all the areas of Nigerian corpus juris, one which has created heated debate amongst jurists is the issue...

DSIEC Amendment Bill Passes Second Reading

The bill for a law to establish the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC, 2017, has passed second reading on the floor of the...

Young Lawyers’ Challenge: My Call to Bar, the Morning After

The “Morning after Call to bar event” is usually pulsating and undoubtedly one of the most significant MORNING in the lives of every new...

Conferment of SAN: Why Toyin Bashorun’s Name was Dropped

Facts have emerged as to the reason why the Legal Practitioners' Disciplinary Committee deferred the swearing in of Mrs. Toyin Bashorun as Senior Advocate...