Group urges Buhari to probe PHCN, NPA, others
A non-governmental organisation and anti-corruption crusader, National Grassroot Anti-Corruption Group (NGAG), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to extend his searchlight against corruption to the activities in the PHCN, Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA), Customs and other government agencies. The group noted that the emergence of Buhari as the president of this country is a divine intervention to…
Court adjourns case against lawyer, father to January 12
A Magistrate’s Court in Ndiawa, Ideato North Local Council of Imo State, presided over by Austin Onyenze, has adjourned till January 12, 2016, in a alleged theft case preferred against a lawyer, Uche Ohia and father, Chief Hilary Ohia. The accused persons and the complainant were present in the court on December 16. The duo…
Rights group condemns attack on Shiite Islamic sect
Access to Justice (A2J) has condemned the attack on Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiite Sect) in Zaria. El Zakzaky and his group were allegedly attacked on Saturday 12th December, 2015 by a detachment of the Nigerian Army accompanying the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.…
N1.04trn fine: NCC asks court to dismiss MTN’s case
Following the suit filed by MTN Nigeria Communications Limited challenging the N1.04 trillion fine slammed on it (MTN) for allegedly breaching Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) statutory and regulatory directives, the NCC has asked the court to dismiss MTN’s case for lack of jurisdiction. NCC, in a motion on notice filed through a group of lawyers including: Ahmed Raji…
Lawyers in defence of democracy benchmark INEC on Bayelsa governorship election
The process of electing a new governor for the Bayelsa people, South-South, Nigeria, may have been tortuous , but a glimmer of light appears to be rising in the horizon with the rescheduled election in the Southern Ijaw Council on January 9, 2016. It would be recalled that the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission…
High Court has unlimited jurisdiction in chieftaincy matters
The Constitution is also held as supreme by virtue of Section 1(i) of the 1979 provision which is also same in the 1999 Constitution. The effect is if any law is inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution, the other law shall to the extent of the inconsistency be void while the Constitution shall prevail.
Investigating Transparency International’s allegations against Nigerian soldiers
Other Nigerians have also reacted to the report by AI in different ways. It was said that war is no tea party, that Nigerian soldiers are trained mainly in conventional warfare rather than guerrilla warfare- the Boko Haram type where all sort of perfidious tactics are employed by the terrorists.
Court quashes Access Bank’s suit against Cybernetics
Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogibia of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has struck out a land dispute suit filed by Access Bank Plc against an oil marketer, Mr. Andy Isichei and his company, Cybernetics International Services Limited.
Bankers’ Committee verdict in dispute between Honeywell and Ecobank
The Bankers Committee (Sub-committee on Ethics and Professionalism) has ruled that Honeywell Group is not indebted to Ecobank Nigeria Limited.
To activate gender-based laws, we must test them, says SVRT boss
Despite several laws enacted by the Lagos State Government to tackle rising cases of domestic violence as well as sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), reports indicate increase in these vices.