How important is Biosafety Law to Nigeria’s economy?
THE need for strategies and products to protect public health and agriculture in the event of a natural emergency or man-made biological incident cannot be over emphasized.
Crimes not proved beyond reasonable doubt must be resolved in favour of accused (1)
It is trite that where an alleged crime has not been proved beyond reasonable doubt, any lingering doubts must be resolved in favour of the accused person so held the Court of Appeal holden at Lagos in a unanimous leading judgment delivered by His Lordship, Justice Amina Adamu Augie, JCA with His Learned brothers, Tijani Abubakar And Abimbola Osarugue Obaseki-Adejumo JJCA concurring while allowing the appeal.
Court rules on Cabotage deal jurisdiction May 26
FOLLOWING the arguments canvassed by counsel to the parties before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High, Lagos, the court has fixed May 26, 2015 to deliver ruling in the suit filed by PhoenixTide Offshore Nigeria Limited. PhoenixTide filed the action against Tidewater Marine International Incorporated, its local agent, Tidex Nigeria Limited, Total E & P Nigeria Limited and two others.
Arrest of court rulings, a threatening trend
The decision of a Lagos High Court, Ikeja on Monday April 13 to adjourn till tomorrow (Wednesday, April 22, 2015) for arguments on the application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in which it seeks to arrest a pending ruling on an application filed by a former Managing Director of Bank PHB, Mr. Francis Atuche, is reinforcing the threatening trend in Nigeria’s legal process.
‘Plea bargain should not be entrusted to caprices of law-enforcement agencies and courts’
There are speculations that some officials of the present government might negotiate plea bargaining as an escape route from prosecution. What do you think about plea bargaining? Plea bargain is an agreement in a criminal case between the prosecutor and defendant whereby the defendant agrees to plead guilty to a particular charge in return for some concession from the prosecutor
Man docked for theft
A 67 year old man, Albert Oyebade was on Tuesday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court over alleged theft of goods worth N56.2 million. The accused and others still at large is facing a two count charge of conspiracy and stealing leveled against him by the police.
Five men earn nine years imprisonment for kidnapping
Lagos High Court in Igbosere has sentenced five convicts to nine years imprisonment for kidnapping a half cast, Ayodele Olaoye. They were first arraigned before Justice Olabisi Akinlade in 2013, where they pleaded guilty to a six count charge of conspiracy, robbery and kidnapping contrary to Sections 279, 294 and 296(3) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2011.
Igbo lawyers laud Ambode, preach tolerance
Igbo lawyers under the aegis of Otu Oka Iwu have congratulated Mr. Akinwumi Ambode on his emergence as the Governor-elect of Lagos State. Describing Ambode’s victory as “historic,” the umbrella association of Igbo lawyers noted that “as a veteran civil servant, the Governor-elect has the hands-on experience to take Lagos State to the next level, given the stellar performance of accomplished lawyer, Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN)
Did president Goodluck Jonathan veto 4th alteration to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999?
BY virtue of Section 1 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (As Amended) (the Constitution), the Constitution is the supreme law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and it prevails over every other law, and any law that is inconsistent with the provision of the Constitution shall to the extent of the inconsistency be void.
Court strikes out suit challenging police’ alleged killing of Ladipo traders
Justice Oyindamola Ogala of a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere has struck out the fundamental rights application filed against the Inspector General of police and others over the alleged killing of four Ladipo traders by the Nigerian police.
Where claimant proofs his case with credible evidence, the onus shifts (2)
THE Appellant having led credible relevant evidence in proof of his pleadings, that there was no re-organisation in the Civil Service. The evidence led by Appellant has rebutted the contention of the Respondents on that point.