Lagos State House of Assembly on January 5, 2017 passed an anti-kidnapping bill and prescribed death penalty for convicts whose victims die in their custody.
Appeal court fixes hearing on oil dispute case
The Court of Appeal, Lagos has fixed June 5, 2017 for the substantive hearing in a suit instituted by Chevron U.S.A Inc. and others against the judgment of a Federal High Court....
Igbo lawyers task FG on Kanu’s rights, Onnoghen’s confirmation
Lawyers of Igbo extraction under the aegis of Otu Oka-Iwu Law Society, have urged the Federal Government to ensure that detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu...
Make your findings public, CLO tells commission
The Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has requested the Commission of Enquiry set up by Governor Udom Emmanuel following the collapsed of Reigners Bible Church in Uyo on December 10, 2016 to make its findings and report public.
Court grants autonomy to community
A Lagos High Court has declared Igbo-Efon community in the Lekki area of Lagos State, an autonomous community. This came after years of forceful annexation of the community, by the Ojomu Chieftaincy Family, supported by the Lagos State Government.
HURILAW flays anti-kidnapping bill of Lagos House
The Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS) has condemned the decision by the Lagos State House of Assembly to prescribe death penalty for kidnapping, describing it as disappointing.
Nigeria Labour Act obsolete, says lawyer
The Managing Partner of Hybrid Solicitors & Consult, Bimbo Atilola, has said that the Nigerian Labour Act enacted in 1974 has become obsolete, out-dated and devoid of any contemporary relevance.
‘Wrong choice of judges in Nigeria, poor police investigations, responsible for lingering cases’
There are many factors responsible for this. And one of them is that we should check those appointed as justices in our courts. A situation whereby a competent person who had been practicing for years applied for appointment as judge....
‘Blame lawyers for rot in judiciary’
No meaningful appraisal could be done without considering how the sector fared in 2016. In order to get this done, Ezesoobo was asked to rate the judiciary in 2016. Here is his anwer: “I would say fair and that is because when we consider....