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9 Feb 2015
A FORMER secretary of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), in Mushin, Lagos, Bashir Junaid, has approached a Federal High Court, Lagos, urging it to make an order of Mandamus directing the Inspector General of Police to re-open investigations into the murder of Engineer Funsho Williams.     He said members of “Team Lagos”…
9 Feb 2015
CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK IT is indisputable that the aforesaid objectives cannot be achieved by political parties whose manifestoes and programmes are based on market fundamentalism. On that ground, every political party or candidate should be made to disclose to the electorate, through the media, how they intend to achieve the fundamental objectives. To promote…
Aboyade
2 Feb 2015
Even though the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and President Goodluck Jonathan have denied the allegation of plotting to postpone the February 14 presidential election, both the proponents and opponents won’t give up on their positions. The consequence is that both camps are overheating the polity with the controversy it is now generating. In this…
Justice-Kuti
2 Feb 2015
IT is very common to read and hear poverty-to-fame stories among lawyers.  Stories of men and women who faced hardship, penury, deprivation, lack and want, braved the odds and climbed the most cherished ladder of success.     But Honourable Justice Abdul Fatayi Demola Kuti, retired judge of the Abuja High Court is different. He…
Scale-of-justice
2 Feb 2015
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL  IN THE OWERRI JUDICIAL DIVISION    HOLDEN AT OWERRI ON FRIDAY THE 30TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2014 BEFORE THEIR LORDSHIPS: RAPHAEL CHIKWE AGBO       JUSTICE, COURT OF APPEAL PETER O. IGE                              JUSTICE, COURT OF…
Buhari-11-1-2015
2 Feb 2015
NIGERIAN political history has never generated so much delicate debate and undercurrent compared with the on-going political scenario. It is instructive that the People’s Democratic Party controlled Federal Government of Nigeria since 1999 has never been jolted at elections except this forthcoming one scheduled on the 14th February 2015.     At the moment, Nigerians…
2 Feb 2015
A MEDIA report may be defined as a means of communication reaching a large number of people through means such as television, newspapers and radio. Media reporting would therefore mean, all forms of communication including the social media to connect with, and keep the general public informed. Apart from reports and adverts in the newspapers,…
2 Feb 2015
BPP University, London has launched a partnership with the Nigerian Law School (NLS) with a three months top-up masters course for NLS graduates.     BPP dean of faculty of law and CEO of BPP Law School, Professor Peter Crisp, said the partnership is aimed at celebrating the flourishing legal sector in Nigeria as well…
2 Feb 2015
JUDGES of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice have called for amendment of the Community law which makes provision for the enforcement of its decisions to eliminate the bottlenecks militating against the effectiveness of the Court as the regional authority.      The same law, makes provision for the interpretation of the Community’s texts and…
2 Feb 2015
THE Benin branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has decried what it called a lukewarm approach by the Edo State House of Assembly into passing a proposed bill to fast-track criminal justice in the state.     The body said the proposal had been submitted to the House since the first quarter of 2014…
2 Feb 2015
LAWYERS in the Federal Ministry of Justice yesterday began a three-day warning strike to demand for an improvement in their condition of service.  Chairman of the Abuja branch of the Law Officers Association of Nigeria (LOAN), Yusuf Abdulkadir, stated this on Sunday in Abuja.      He stressed that the warning strike was in furtherance…
Alhassan-copy
26 Jan 2015
President Goodluck Jonathan recently signed the new national health bill into law. The law addressed the controversial police report usually demanded by health institutions before attending to gunshot victims. JOSEPH ONYEKWERE in this report highlights some of the provisions of the new law and notes that it now guarantees victims of auto crashes and violent…

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