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8 Jun 2015
A Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered a Nigerian firm, Westcom Technologies and Energy services Limited to pay the sum of $12,064,435 to a swiss based company Transclear S.A. The money represents demurrage accrued on several ship load of bulk cement sold to a defendant company on credit by the plaintiff company. The judgment, delivered…
1 Jun 2015
Urgent relief Order 21 is an interesting provision. This provision is of more than a passing interest, and it is apposite to explain. It makes allowance for certain applications requiring urgent hearing/relief to be filed at the registry of the court, accompanied by an affidavit and SERVED ON THE OTHER PARTY. It is not exactly…
1 Jun 2015
The election was fierce and tensed. But all that ended when the former president, Goodluck Jonathan called to congratulate the winner, President Muhammadu Buhari. Last Friday, Buhari assumed office and pledged to tackle the problems confronting the country. To get this done, a Lagos based senior advocate of Nigeria, Olu Daramola in this interview with…
1 Jun 2015
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL IN THE LAGOS JUDICIAL DIVISION HOLDEN AT LAGOS ON MONDAY THE 27th DAY OF APRIL, 2015 BEFORE THEIR LORDSHIPS JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH JUSTICE, COURT OF APPEAL CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA JUSTICE, COURT OF APPEAL SAMUEL CHUKWUDUMEBI OSEJI JUSTICE, COURT OF APPEAL APPEAL NO: CA/L/843/2013 BETWEEN SIFAX NIGERIA LIMITED DR. TAIWO AFOLABI…
1 Jun 2015
For allegedly disobeying an Abia State High Court Order, the Managing Director of Enterprise Bank Ltd and other top officers of the bank may face committal proceedings soon as hinted by the Abia State Board of Internal Revenue (BIR). BIR is waiting for the reaction of the Abia State High Court with regards to the…
1 Jun 2015
The Rivers State branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA has suspended the former commissioner of justice and Attorney-General of Rivers State, Worgu Boms from all activities of the bar. Spokesman of the Port Harcourt branch of the NBA, Angus Chukwuka said the attorney-general was suspended after a general meeting of the bar in Port…
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1 Jun 2015
A suspect, Tope Atobatele has filed an action against a Judge of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja for allegedly debriefing his counsel, Kabir Akingbolu without his consent. Atobatele who is being tried in a criminal matter before the female judge said she appointed another counsel for him to prosecute his defence. The applicant said the…
1 Jun 2015
To strengthen the integrity and transparency of the interrogation process, human rights advocacy group, Access to Justice has trained senior police officer on effective implementation of the Lagos State Administration of Criminal Justice (ACJ) Law, 2011. The training was to introduced specific reform provisions targeted at safeguarding crime suspects from abuse, oppression and exploitation by…
1 Jun 2015
The Human Rights Agenda Network (HRAN) has celebrated with its over 330 members across Nigeria over the signing of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill (VAPP Bill) by former President Goodluck Jonathan. The passage of the Bill, which was first presented to the National Assembly in 2002 but failed to be passed in the 5th…
1 Jun 2015
There is no argument about the fact that every aspect of our national life needs urgent attention for the purposes of either to fix or remedy its present state. The judicial sector is definitely not different. The Judiciary is one of the three arms of Government under Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution. It has the responsibility of…
1 Jun 2015
Former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ogun State, Mr. Wemimo Ogunde (SAN) has charged stakeholders in the judiciary to take up to their responsibility in the discharge of their professional call noting that they should constantly examine themselves for a better tomorrow. He made this disclosure yesterday in Ilorin Kwara State at the public…
26 May 2015
Therefore, neither the court nor the parties at that stage can cure it, as the statement of defence and its attachment are dead on arrival and ought to be struck out.

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