GTBank says it exhibited corporate integrity in N5.2b case, appeals ruling
The Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) has refuted the claims arising from a decision of an Abuja High Court indicating that it withdrew funds illegally from its customer’s account, saying it only exhibited corporate integrity.
Stakeholders brainstorm on NBA’s pro bono project
STAKEHOLDERS last Wednesday in Abuja brainstormed on the Nigeria Bar Associations (NBA) Pro Bono (free legal services) initiative at a roundtable workshop and suggested various ways to make the scheme work.
Election Petition and the narrow path to justice
ELECTION is the hallmark of every democracy. And no election is worth it if it does not reflect the true intention of the electorate. Hence, in the American case of Jacob v. Seminole County Canvassing Board WL 1793429, the court held that the very purpose of election laws is to obtain a correct expression of…
An overview of the proposed National Industrial Court of Nigeria (Civil Procedure) Rules 2015
SITTING to the exclusion of all courts in the resolution of employment, labour and industrial relations disputes, and, arguably a court of last resort on almost all the items it exercises jurisdiction on, the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) is about to introduce a new set of Rules to guide the administration of civil…
Creation of multiplicity in punishment will give bite to Nigeria’s anti-graft war, says Prado
The efficacy of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the fight against Corruption in Nigeria has remained major issue. The outcome is that it heightened the call for the restructuring of the two anti-graft agencies. The call became more pronounced when a government Panel suggested a…
A fundamentally defective process cannot be regularized or cured by amendment (1)
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL LAGOS JUDICIAL DIVISION HOLDEN AT LAGOS ON TUESDAY THE, 16TH DECEMBER 2014 BEFORE THEIR LORDSHIPS CA/L/1114/10 1. MRS. VICTORIA ABE 2. MR. TITUS ABE VS. 1. SKYE BANK PLC 2. MR. RASAKI YUSUF 3. MR. RAFIU AYODEJI AKINDELE AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, J.C.A. (Presided) SAMUEL CHUKWUDUMEBI OSEJI, J.C.A. ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO,…
Judge decries prevailing impunity, task NJC on erring arbiters
A JUDGE of the Court of Appeal, Justice Olubunmi Oyewole has decried the high rate of impunity in the country and advised the National Judicial Council (NJC) to prosecute judges found to be corrupt before their eventual retirement.
Journal on business, property law makes fresh return
TO fill the gap for a quality journal that will serve as a platform for indepth analysis of business and legal issues by experience practitioners and academics, the Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law has hit the news stand again after 22 years out of circulation.
Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) bill seeks to strengthen protection laws
IT was a cheery news for the sponsors of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) bill and indeed, the human rights community when the National Assembly recently passed the legislation after roughly 12 years in the hallowed chambers. The intended law would prohibit certain hitherto practices and abuses that has been infringing on the rights…
Musician files fundamental rights action against police
AFRICA Meets Reggae International Limited and Victor T. Essiet, a musician popularly known as the “Mandators” has filed a legal action in the High Court of Ikeja, Lagos against the Inspector General of police.