Politicians must abide by election tribunal verdicts, says Taiwo
The Presidential and National Assembly election is over. As a legal practicioner, what do you expect from the Election Tribunal? I expect that the Election Tribunals will be up to their oath of office in accordance with the Hon. Justice Mahmoud Mohammed’s address during their swearing in, sometime in January on the do’s and don’ts and these are men of proven integrity . Surely, we will get the best from them without rancour.
How judiciary has shaped democracy in Nigeria
Nigerian judiciary, in the last 16 years, has tremendously helped to shape democracy. As the third arm of the government, it has clearly played its role in deepening democracy with several landmark decisions.
Payment of tax is a legal obligation, says Fashola
THERE is no way government can achieve the implementation of laudable projects without revenue from taxes, says governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) of Lagos State. According to him, tax collection was dated back to the pre-colonial days where the traditional rulers collected tax to run their domain which was not limited to money but farm produce.
Suit against Lagos PDP rep candidate adjourned till April 28
JUSTICE Maryam Omeya of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja has adjourned the suit filed against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate for Ikeja Federal Constituency in Lagos, Engr. Mutiu Okunola bordering on allegations of trespass and fraudulent acquisition of property to April 28.
I support introduction of card readers, says Alatishe
WHAT do you think about the issue of PVC and readiness of INEC? Nigerians are not sincere to themselves! We operate so much on speculations. The only people that have the true fact are the INEC. The election that brought Jonathan in 2011 was done on the platform of the TVC.
Introduction of card readers may constitute infraction of provisions of electoral act
DO you think the introduction of PVC and card reader is in line with the electoral act, which prohibits e-voting? Once we take voting in its definition by judicial authorities, then it is not limited to the actual act of casting the ballots but involves the entire electoral process such as accreditations and others.
Lower courts bound by decisions of higher courts (1)
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL LAGOS JUDICIAL DIVISION HOLDEN AT LAGOS ON WEDNESDAY, THE 31ST DAY OF DECEMBER, 2014 BEFORE THEIR LORDSHIPS Amina Adamu Augie - JUSTICE, COURT OF APPEAL Samuel Chukwudumebi Oseji - JUSTICE, COURT OF APPEAL Abimbola OsarugueObasek Adejujo- JUSTICE, COURT OF APPEAL APPEAL NO: CA/LD/497/2014 BETWEEN BAYO DADA ——APPELLANTS AND: FEDERAL REPUBLIC…
‘If any tier of our courts is found wanting, judiciary is doomed’
If any tier of our courts is found wanting, then the judiciary is doomed. The Nigerian Judiciary Commission has retired some judges for corruption and I think it can be more strengthened with total independence such as getting their money from the federation account and not waiting for the governor or president to release funds. I think the judiciary can perform better because he who pays the piper will naturally dictate the tune
Young arbitrators forum lauds emergency arbitration
THE International Chamber of Commerce, Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF), Nigeria Chapter has said that arbitration institutions are now adopting rules for Emergency Arbitration, which makes provision for parties to seek reliefs from arbitral tribunals. According to the Coordinator of ICC YAF Nigeria and Managing Partner, Rosberg Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators, Mr. Greg Nwakogo, such…
Portuguese firm appoints Nigerian lawyer as representative
A Lagos-based lawyer, Mr Msoo Dio has been appointed as Nigerian representative of a Portuguese firm , CISF Private Solutions Ltd, Lisbon, Portugal. To consolidate the appointment, Dio’s law firm; MsooDio& Co, held a meeting with the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Samuel Piers, who represented the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Estevao BernadinoAuguusto in Lagos.…
Court dismisses suit against Lagos Trade Fair Complex director, four others
JUSTICE Kudirat Jose of the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has dismissed a criminal charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the Executive Director, Lagos International Trade Fair Complex Management Board (LITFCMB), Mr. Bassey Eyamba and four others, following the application to discontinue same. Eyamba alongside Okafor Eunice, Francis Dajilak,…