Election petition and the narrow path to justice
There has been the practice of Courts, particularly appellate courts, giving judgments and then adjourning till a later date to give the reason for the judgment.
Witness denies knowledge of false statement in Zumax, FCMB case
A defence witness in the case filed against First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Sule Elakamah, has told a Lagos High Court, Igbosere that he was not aware the bank made false statement on the account of one of its customers, Zumax Nigeria Limited.
Overview of proposed National Industrial Court of Nigeria (Civil Procedure) Rule 2015
Happily, Order 7 Rules 15 (1) of the proposed Rule appears to have sounded the death knell on the spate of objections along this line when it (now) expressly provides:‘All originating processes or other Court processes filed by any party before the Court shall be served on any other party in any part of the Federation without leave of Court.
NBA Section on Business Law will be in forefront of happenings in commercial world, says Jemide
What is the vision and objective of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Buiness Law (SBL) annual conference? This year’s conference has certain key objectives.
Ex-NIMASA DG’s trial and the ‘missing’ audit report
The embattled former director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Raymond Omatseye, on Wednesday May 20, 2015, told a Federal High Court that the purported Omorodion audit report which was used to indict him is missing from the court documents
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…
Man arraigned over unregistered cosmetics products
THE National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has arraigned a businessman, Timothy Alaoma, before a Federal High Court, Ikoyi for allegedly selling and distributing of cosmetic products without registration.
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,…