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26 Jan 2015
The elections are a few weeks away. The tempo is heightening and the frenzy and tension  palpable. Surely, some of the election results would be challenged in court in the coming weeks. In this interview with JOSEH ONYEKWERE, a Lagos-based senior lawyer, Robert Emukpoeruo, speaks on time frame of electoral tribunals, section 5 of money…
26 Jan 2015
AS the Nation prepares for the February 2015 Election, the educational qualifications of candidates contesting the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has generated endless controversies. Two Schools of thought are locked in the controversy. The dominant School of thought has asserted loudly and clearly, that a person is not eligible…
26 Jan 2015
THE suit filed by an oil firm, West Africa Offshore Limited, (WAOL) before a Lagos High Court against Ojukwu Transport Limited (OTL), seeking legal intervention into disagreement surrounding N24 million rent paid on one of OTL properties has been reassigned to Justice Olatunde Oshodi and is awaiting a date for hearing. The oil firm, in…
26 Jan 2015
WILLIAMS Owodo is 36 years old. Out of that 36 years, he spent 17 of it in prison as a death row inmate. His story is heart-rending as it is incredulous.      He was barely 16, when he was picked up in Police raid at Ajegunle while returning from a football training.     …
26 Jan 2015
THERE is no doubt that both the Bar and Bench will have to collaborate to enhance the justice delivery and minimize delay”. These are the word of a Lagos based lawyer, Mr Layi Babatunde while reviewing the judiciary in the last one year.  He said that there are lots to do to aid effective justice…
19 Jan 2015
Four days after the new year celebration, specifically Monday January 5, 2015, the government of Edo State cut short the convivialities of some senior members of the staff of the University of Benin (UNIBEN). It pulled down properties housing  the university lecturers, including that of the immediate past vice chancellor, Prof. Osayuki Oshodin. The dispute…
19 Jan 2015
Many foreign countries are regularly reviewing their immigation laws in order to stiffen conditions for migrants. As a result, many Nigerians have been humiliated in an effort to get visas or gain entry into those countries. In this interview with JOSEPH ONYEKWERE, a Lagos-based immigration consulant and legal luminary, Eddie Onyeka, said Nigeria needs to…
19 Jan 2015
11 May 2010
THERE is a Bill before the National Assembly, which is seeking to reduce the number of members of the election petition tribunal in 2011 from five to three for what the honourable members may regard as manageable size. If it sails through, election tribunals from 2011 will no longer have more than three Justices to…
11 May 2010
IT was just last week the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) called off its strike it embarked since last year without reaching any agreement with either the Federal Government or the various state governments. These recurring strikes by judicial workers are giving stakeholders in the sector a lot of concern as they have affected…
11 May 2010
FEMI Falana , a lawyer, human rights activist and President of the West African Bar Association (WABA), spoke with The Guardian.What is the cause of frequent judicial workers' strikes?Unfortunately, it is the struggle for judicial reform, particularly the struggle for improved conditions of service for the judicial workers. It is very unfortunate that whenever the…
11 May 2010
In the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Holden at Abuja, On Friday, January 22, 2010, Before their Lordships: George Adesola Oguntade, Justice, Supreme Court; Francis Fedode Tabai, Justice, Supreme Court; James Ogenyi Ogebe, Justice, Supreme Court; John Afolabi Fabiyi, Justice, Supreme Court; Olufunmilola Oyelola Adekeye, Justice, Supreme Court; Sc. I 53/2005 Between M/S Oluchi J. Anwoko…


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