Can a Nigerian judge courageously convict a colleague?
Following the recent discharge of a judge of the National Industrial Court (NIC), Justice James Agbadu-Fishim by a Lagos High Court and a serving Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), the question on whether a Nigerian judge can in all honesty convict a colleague has been thrown up. Assistant…
Time to expedite action on drug control bill
There is this common saying that wealth is health. But it is very interesting to note that this eternal verity goes beyond being wealthy. It is simply a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.
Court adjourns alleged breach of contract suit to September 24
A Lagos High Court, Igbosere, has adjourned till September 24, 2018 the case between Lexon Properties Limited and Buruji Kashamu for hearing of the pending applications.
Lawyers interrogate pros, cons of Africa continental free trade agreement
The Nigeria Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) has said it would examine the desirability or otherwise of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement...
‘Efficient deployment of class action would promote access to justice’
Talking on the concept of corporate governance and its attendant challenges, the senior advocate said: “Corporate Governance is a set of rules and corporate behavioral patterns that regulate and guide corporate entities in their organization, proceedings, control, management and operation in a lawful, transparent,...
Women lawyering in a man’s world
As an intern attached to a court in Nigeria, I witnessed how female counsel were mandated by judges to indicate their marital status while announcing appearance as opposed to their male counterparts. The most painful part is the manner Judges ask the question and the derision (sure, from the male folks in courtroom).
The problem with linear thinking
Recently, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce posted a message from his Twitter account that said “In the last 3 years, some of us leaders built new houses for ourselves, yet we haven’t built new housing estates for the people. We‘ve bought new private jets yet Nigeria still does not have a national airline.
LEDAP seeks to reduce torture incidences, trains police officers
Buoyed by the desire to reduce the incidences of torturing suspects in Nigeria, the Legal Defence Assistance Project (LEDAP) has commenced the training of police officers in Lagos.The training, which is in partnership with the United Nations Democracy Funds (UNDF) and National Committee Against Torture (NCAT) is christened, ‘Community Mobilization Against Tortured’.
Lawyer takes FG, five others to court over poor road construction
Lagos lawyer and rights activists, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo has filed a suit against the Federal Government and five others before a Federal High Court, Abuja over drainage system constructed at the middle of Abuja Airport/Kubwa expressway, describing it as hazardous, illegal and unconstitutional.
Lagos courts in state of emergency, says CJ
The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, has said the courts in the state are facing emergency situation.She stated this following the evaluation of 2,886 old case files including a 70 year old case, under its Backlog Elimination Programme (BEP).