Bane of Nigeria’s oil sector
There is the need to implement the report of the Oil and Gas Industry Committee (OGIC) on new institutional structures for the sector. This has culminated in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) whichwas passed by only the House of Representatives of the 7th National Assembly without a concurrent passage by the Senate.
Ninety-one garlands for golden boy of criminal law
He is one of the oldest lawyers alive in Nigeria today. Beamish, brilliant and friendly, Pa Adedapo Adeniran who recently celebrated his 91st birthday is still ebullient.
Idealism and realism of arresting Al-Bashir of Sudan
The adoption of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 1998 triggered world-wide celebration for its explicit commitment to engage the individual criminal responsibility of any person implicated in any international crime such as war crime, genocide, crime against humanity and aggression irrespective of the status of the offender
Mbu seeks improved facilities for criminal justice administration implementation
THE Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of zone two command, Onikan, Mr Joseph Mbu has called on both the Federal and state governments to support the Police in the provision of modern statement rooms in order to effectively implement the provisions of the Criminal Justice Administration Act, 2015 (ACJ).
‘When you exclude judiciary from governance, it becomes illegal government’
WHAT is your view on the office of Attorney-General? Should it be by appointment or election? Attorneys General know their constitutional role in government.
Uncontradicted or uncontroverted affidavit evidence is deemed admitted (3)
PARAGRAPHS 26 to 30 of the affidavit contains details of how 3rd Respondent subsequently handed him over to his subordinate officers to be thoroughly humiliated and detained. He was also assaulted and thoroughly subjected to pejorative verbiage.
Why Innoson sued new generation bank for N30 billion
What would make a company sue another for N30 billion? That was the question on the lips of many when the news recently broke that four companies under the Innoson Group, including Nigeria’s first indigenous automobile manufacturing company (Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited), had slammed a N30 billion suit on a bank as damages for…
Bane of Nigeria’s oil sector
With the identified shortfalls in the oil and gas industry over the years, it has become so obvious that the virtual appointment of people that lack necessary technical know-how to oversee the nation’s oil and gas industry is largely responsible for the abysmal performance recorded in the sector. In the views of experts, over the…
‘Those affected by Federal High Court, Industrial Court orders in Rivers local council conflict can choose which to obey’
The role of each of the Nigerian courts is clearly defined by the 1999 Constitution as amended. Sub section 5(a) to (i) of Section 6 also defined the courts such that some are termed ‘Superior Courts of Record’. But section 7(1) of the National Industrial Court Act 2006 provides its jurisdiction. In this interview with…
Uncontradicted or uncontroverted affidavit evidence is deemed admitted (2)
IN THE LAGOS JUDICIAL DIVISION HOLDEN AT LAGOS ON THURSDAY THE 14th DAY OF MAY, 2015 BEFORE THEIR LORDSHIPS: SIDI DAUDA BAGE JUSTICE, COURT OF APPEAL SAMUEL CHUKWUDUMEBI OSEJI JUSTICE, COURT OF APPEAL JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR JUSTICE, COURT OF APPEAL APPEALNO: CA/L/843/2005 BETWEEN MAC O. EZE, ESQ AND THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE LAGOS STATE…
Stockbroker, ex-banker absolved of N186m fraud
A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has absolved the Managing Director and Chief Executive of the GMT Securities and Asset Management Limited, Ebi Odeigah and others of all the allegations leveled against the by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The trial judge, Justice Lateefa Okunnu discharged and acquitted them of the allegations…
Nigeria leads at Law Digest Africa Awards
Nigerian law firms have emerged more victorious in 2015 Law Digest Africa Awards. The award, organised by Law Digest, is designed to recognise excellence in the practice of law in Africa. With entries from Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mozambique, Angola, Tunisia,Tanzania and Cameroon, the Award is the first truly Africa-wide award. Aluko &…