A lawyer, Chris Okafor has informed a Lagos high court, Ikeja that a consultant to the law firm of the late Mr. Mogbeyi Sagay (SAN), Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) opened an Access Bank account for the smooth running of the business of the firm.
‘Nigeria’s federal courts should be reserved for constitutional issues’
Inuwa Abdul-Kadir is an Abuja-based legal practitioner and a Life Bencher. In this interview with BRIDGET CHIEDU ONOCHIE, he believes that if certain suggestions that he makes are implemented, the justice delivery system in Nigeria will be greatly.enhanced.
SERAP, others sue senate over alleged plan to spend N5.5b on cars
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and 6,721 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit at the federal high court, Lagos, asking the court stop the National Assembly Service Commission from paying or releasing the sum of N5.550 billion allegedly budgeted for purchase of luxury cars for principal members of the ninth Senate.
'Why proving presidential election petition is greatest hurdle in Nigeria'
Following the decision of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal last Wednesday, which dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar against President Muhammadu Buhari and his party in its entirety, some lawyers have stated that proving such electoral malpractice is one of the greatest hurdles to cross in Nigeria.
State high courts have jurisdiction over offence of corrupt practice under ICPC Act
Amshi v. FRN (2019) LPELR-48392 (CA) In the Court of Appeal In the Jos Judicial Division Holden at Jos ON TUESDAY, 20TH AUGUST, 2019 Suit No: CA/J/7C/2019 Before Their Lordships: UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM, JCA MUDASHIRU NASIRU ONIYANGI, JCA BOLOUKUROMO MOSES UGO, JCA Between MUSA BUBA AMSHI -Appellant(s) And The FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA -Respondent(s) LEAD JUDGMENT…
Financial Intelligence Unit, local government autonomy and legal quagmire
The inexplicable misfortune of the Local Government Councils/Areas ingloriously perceived in some quarters as administrative units of states and to others as the third tier of government resonates whenever the issue of grassroots governance takes the front burner.
Why office of chief of staff is unconstitutional
News that President Buhari has directed his new cabinet to report to him through his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari has provoked public commentary from not a few Nigerians who believe, rightly or wrongly, that it is an abdication of responsibility, amongst a litany of other perceived demerits.
Obi, eminent jurists extol virtues of Umezulike
The former governor of Anambra State and the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the last presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi as well as other eminent jurist will on September 27, extol the virtues of late Chief Judge of Enugu State....
Initiate legal action against South Africa, Ajulo charges AGF
Human rights lawyer and former general secretary of Labour Party (LP), Dr. Kayode Ajulo has called on the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) to immediately initiate legal action against South Africa over the violation of rights of Nigerian citizens in that country.
‘Why young lawyers need proper grooming’
Worried by the declining infrastructure at the Nigerian Law School and the future of legal practice in Nigeria, senior lawyers have urged their colleagues to properly groom younger ones.
Investigate Enugu lawmakers’ constituency project, lawyer charges ICPC
Lagos based lawyer and human right activist, Mr. Osita Enwe has urged the chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), to investigate the constituency projects sponsored by each member of the Enugu State House of Assembly....