Bank drags firm, MD to court over alleged N25b debt
Ecobank Nigeria Plc has filed a debt recovery suit before a Federal High Court, Abuja against an oil and gas company, Rahamaniyya and its Managing Director, Alhaji Abdulrahaman...
Court declares imposition of fine by LASTMA illegal
The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has ruled that the imposition of fines by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) is illegal.
‘National Assembly can enact law for establishment of Nomadic Livestock Development Commission’
The federal government recently suspended the planned establishment of RUGA settlements, following public outcry against the policy. In the concept, the government believes that with RUGA, incessant clashes between the herders and local communities, especially in the southern part of the country, would be checked.
Distinguishing between Transocean, Seadrill cases on drilling rig vessel
The Court of Appeal in the recent judgment of Transocean Support Services Nigeria Limited & 3 Ors v Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency & 1 Or: Appeal No:CA/L/ 503/2016, held that drilling rigs cannot be deemed to be vessels for the purpose of the Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act, 2003 and liable to the 2 percent surcharge as stipulated in the Cabotage Act.
Doubt in a criminal trial must be resolved in favour of the accused
It is Boniface Anubalu (Appellant)’s case that he is the owner of a two-story uncompleted building situate at 52B, Oraifite Street, Awada Obosi, Anambra State (“the property”) and that he was informed that one Christian Okonkwo used his title document to the property as a collateral to obtain loan from Arinze Paul Okoye
Deceit and social injustice in estimated electricity billing
The menace of estimated electricity billing on non-metered buildings by the electricity distribution companies is worse than any form of social injustice anyone can think of. Despite what the regulations say, the effrontery with which the personnel of these companies embarks on their revenue drive at the expense of innocent people makes one wonder whether…
Lessons from Brexit
If you like constitutionalism and geopolitics, you are likely to have found Brexit and the issues around it wholly fascinating. It is a process that somewhat removed Nigeria and one that could yet be an opportunity if we upped our exports game.
Kano firm petitions CBN, NDIC over alleged N86m scam
A Kano based firm, Triple C Motors Nigeria Ltd, has petitioned the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), demanding payment of N86 million for the supply of seven vehicles to Fidelity Bank plc.
Expert urges lawyers to embrace technology
Following the recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) by president Muhamadu Buhari, the Managing Director of Law Pavilion Business Solutions Ltd. Mr. Ope Olugasa has called on Nigerian and African lawyers to embrace modern technologies in order to compete successfully in the provision of legal services across the continent.
Institute commends ex-Lagos CJ over restorative justice
The Executive President of the Institute of Criminology and Penology, Nigeria (ICPN), Solomon George Osagwena, has commended the former Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, for the use of restorative justice in the settlement of the dispute in the state.
FIRS sues firm over alleged $97m tax evasion
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has taken the Midwestern Oil and Gas Company Limited to a Federal High Court, Lagos over failure to pay the outstanding tax liability due to the Federal government in the sum of $97,086,985. In an affidavit sworn to by a legal practitioner from the law firm of DAC…