Can a High Court sit with assessors?
This question is prompted by certain provisions of the Child Rights Act 2003, which require a High Court to sit with assessors when hearing matters involving children. I believe that to the extent that the 1999 Constitution provides that a High Court shall be duly constituted if it consists of at least a judge of…
Court adjourns suit against Lagos to October 11
A Lagos High Court, Igbosere has adjourned the suit filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Word of Life Bible Church against the Lagos State government over non-issuance of building permit to October 11.
Fraud charges against Briton struck out
Drama ensued in a Lagos High Court, Ikeja last week after Justice Atinuke Ipaye struck out alleged USD$8.8m fraud charge filed against a British citizen, Deepak Khilnani by the Lagos State Attorney-General, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem.
NBA president tasks lawyers on respect for seniority
President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Abubakar Mahmud, has advised lawyers in the country to respect the order of seniority at the Bar. Speaking yesterday at the inauguration of nine committees...
Supreme Court judgment has rescued us from APC, Adamawa PDP lawmaker
A member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly has described the Supreme Court judgment that removed Modu Shiriff from office and declared Ahmed Makarfi, as the Chairman of People's Democratic Party (PDP), as a saving grace to Nigerians.
Suspects in Akwa Ibom ex-deputy speaker’s killing knows fate August 4
Justice Okon Okon of the Akwa Ibom State High Court, Uyo, has fixed August 4, 2017 for judgment in the murder of Okon Uwah, a former Deputy Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
‘Outcome of MSME arbitration is final, legally binding, enforceable’
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Nigeria Branch Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Arbitration Scheme is developed as a means to promote and facilitate access by MSME’s to arbitration and ADR for resolution of commercial disputes.
Collateral Registry Act, Credit Reporting Act 2017 and Nigeria’s economy
Just recently, precisely the 25th May, 2017, the National Assembly- the Senate and the House of Representatives passed into law the Credit Reporting Act and Collateral Registry Act which aim at affording Small and Medium Enterprises the opportunity of accessing loan facilities.....
Nigeria’s sovereignty is not sacrosanct, says Agbakoba
Former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) has said that Nigeria’s sovereignty is not sacrosanct. Agbakoba said it is only sacrosanct for politicians who are eyeing the 2019 general elections.
FG directs governors to execute death row inmates
In line with the directive of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), directing state governors to sign the death warrants of death row inmates, some states including Edo have allegedly concluded plans to execute some inmates on death row at the Benin Prisons.