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9 Mar 2015
MANY legal minds, including Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ade Ipaye, a former two-time minister, Mr. Dein Ajumoguobia SAN and other legal practitioners and law teachers of University of Lagos – Chief Ladi Taiwo, Dr. A.A. Olawoyin, Mr. Val Uche Obi and president, Aka Ikenga, Mr. Goddy Uwazuruike among others commended University…
Ezezoobo
2 Mar 2015
THE role of judges to interpret and uphold law is indispensable in any orderly society. Judges are like the God on earth. They rule on all matters of law. Judges are the ultimate arbiters of the law, resolving factual issues under a number of circumstances.      For instance, the Supreme Court had held that…
Prof-Crisp
2 Mar 2015
  New areas in legal practice is evolving daily across the globe. There is therefore no doubt that these emerging areas of legal practice has made the profession a global phenominal. Interestingly, Nigerian legal practitioners do not want to be left behind. United Kingdom seems to be the first port of call for Nigerian lawyers…
2 Mar 2015
THE prosecution’s witness in the on going trial of Kemi Adeloye, the Managing Director of AG Moeller, Mr. Godsday Chukwusa yesterday told a Federal High Court, Lagos that Adeloye, allegedly tendered a forged report which he claimed to be from the police.     Chukwusa, told the court that the report, dated January 25, 2012,…
2 Mar 2015
JUSTICE Adebisi Akinlade of a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere has sentence a middle aged man, Abiodun Ibrahim Atobatele to 14 years imprisonment for obtaining the sum of N2.7million under false pretence.     Delivering the judgment yesterday, the judge held that ‎the convict has opportunity of making restitution since he was charged to…
2 Mar 2015
A Federal High Court, Lagos has adjourned till March 12, 2015, to decide which of the pending applications to take first in the suit by a lawyer, Mr. John Owubokiri, challenging the award of the multi-million dollar contract for the controversial storage and offloading unit FPSO in Egina Field within OML 130, to Samsung Heavy…
2 Mar 2015
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF NIGERIA IN THE  LAGOS JUDICIAL DIVISION    HOLDEN AT LAGOS ON WEDNESDAY THE 4TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2015 BEFORE THEIR LORDSHIPS: U. I. NDUKWE-ANYANWUU               JUSTICE, COURT OF APPEAL SAMUEL CHUKWUDUMEBI OSEJI                    JUSTICE, COURT…
2 Mar 2015
IT is the assertion of the Petitioners that the 1st and 2nd Respondents did not poll majority of the lawful votes cast at the said election. But it is trite law that the burden rests on them to prove their assertion.  See sections 32 and 133 of the Evidence Act,2010, and the case of CPC…
2 Mar 2015
THE Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has inaugurated its Rules and Practice Committee to review the existing Civil and Criminal Procedure Rules in Courts in Nigeria and propose all such amendments, modifications and new Rules that are required to update the Rules and aid the speedy dispensation of justice.               …
2 Mar 2015
LAWYERS and members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Jos branch have backed the governorship bid of their member, Hon. Simon B. Lalong, who is running on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).     Last Thursday, he formally informed the branch of his gubernatorial ambition, and was applauded after his speech.  …
2 Mar 2015
THE Rule of Law Development Foundation has kicked against the proposed removal of Presidential assent to Bills from the National Assembly by the Senate during the consideration of the 6th alteration of the 1999 Constitution.      The Coordinator of the Rule of Law Foundation, Mr. Joseph Daudu (SAN) disclosed this in a statement made…
Adegboruwa-1
23 Feb 2015
The hype generated by the postponment of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for six week is yet to die. The postponment did not go down well with the opposition, who alleged that the President doesn’t want to handover power because it was certain he was going to lose had the…

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