‘Poor budgetary funding denies judiciary independence’
DESPITE the wailing and crying in the Judiciary over the declining budget share for this third Arm of Government, the Federal Government has proceeded to budget N70 billion for the entire nation’s Judiciary in the 2016 Budget proposals. This is N3billion lower than the N73 billion appropriated for the Judiciary in 2015. Indeed, the previous…
NBA, legal luminaries take on Buhari over alleged anti-judiciary posture
NBA: The statement by President Muhammadu Buhari to the effect that the ‘judiciary is his headache’ in the fight against corruption is a ‘misconception’. The president of the association, Austin Alegeh, (SAN), said even though Judiciary has its own shortcomings, it cannot be solely held responsible for the challenges which the President faces in his…
Wike: Finality of Supreme Court decision is sacrosanct
“My simple answer is that it is not part of the jurisdiction or duties of this Court to go on looking for imaginary conflicts. We are final not because we are infallible; rather we are infallible because we are final”.- Hon. Justice Chukwudifu Akunne Oputa, J.S.C.
Court orders service on oil firm, others over spillage
A Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered that all court processes filed in a suit filed against an agency of the Federal Government, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency,(NOSDRA) by a musician, Dr. Tee Mac Iseli Omatshola be served on all the defendants.
‘Stiff bail conditions by courts make accused attend their trial’
Contributing, senior advocate of Nigeria and principal partner, Afe Babalola Chambers, Olu Daramola, explained that the imposition of bail on suspects is in line with the constitution to ensure suspects are available for trial.
NBA presidency 2016: Arewa backs Gadzama, Mahmoud faults choice
AREWA Lawyers Forum (ALF), a seven-member screening committee set up to screen candidates for the forthcoming Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) elections in July, over the weekend in Kaduna, Kaduna State, recommended the former chairman.....
High court has unlimited jurisdiction in chieftaincy matters (4)
For instance, it is on record before the trial court that the Plaintiff/Respondent pleaded and proved that Ndam Wuryep was succeeded by the son of his full blood sister by name Kushada whose father was from Nees family.
‘A judge who gives stringent bail condition is indirectly refusing bail’
How do you describe ‘stringent’ bail conditions being given to accused persons by courts? In your thinking, do these courts actually intend to grant the bails if they cannot be me
Overview of National Industrial Court’s ADR Centre Instrument and Rules 2015
The NICN ADR Centre Instrument & Rules provides for another unique feature in being the first ADR instrument to address the significant issue of Counsel’s Fess. Overtime, one of the perceived grounds for reluctance of Counsel to embrace ADR is the fear that ADR represents Acute Drop in Revenue, as Counsel are often victims of…
Constitutionality of bailout fund for states and alternative remedy
Shortly after the inauguration of the All Progressive Congress (APC) led national government, many States through their Governors went cap in hand to President Muhammadu Buhari’s led federal government to assist them by providing funds and or grants to enable them meet their financial commitments essentially to pay workers in the states. In a tacit…
Why Consolex legal practitioners formed partnership, by Ukpong
Managing partner of Consolex Legal Practitioners, a legal firm with offices in Lagos, Warri, Port-Harcourt and Abuja, Edo Ukpong, has explained while three independent law firms decided to form a mega firm known to the public as Consolex. At an interactive meeting with judicial editors in Lagos recently arranged by the firm to let the…