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19 Jan 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                       …
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…
11 May 2010
FOLLOWING the recent introduction of electronic payment systems in the Nigeria such as Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Internet banking, it is safe to say that we are gradually moving to a cashless society. This phenomenon started essentially with the private sector of the economy but is gradually moving into government…
11 May 2010
THE provisions of the Constitution, if properly interpreted, will reveal that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must approve the choice of the new Vice President before he can assume office. Because we are in a developing constitutional democracy, these new situations must confront us and we must properly apply the law for future purposes.The procedure…
11 May 2010
NIGERIAN Monthly Law Reports (NMLR) was first published in 1964 and within a decade, earned a reputation as Nigeria's foremost scholarly law report. The NMLR set the stage for the several law reports, which now span the legal horizon in Nigeria.It was established and managed on the best principles of law reporting, clearly presenting judgements…
11 May 2010
POISED to create harmony in resolving disputes among its citizens without resorting to judicial proceedings, Delta State government has established an Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre known as the Department of People's Rights in Ministry of Justice.The department, The Guardian gathered, would handle disputes between companies and host communities, thereby providing basis for resolving disputes involving…
11 May 2010
SENIOR Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a Lagos-based lawyer, Chief Theodore Ezeobi with his wife, Iyom Bernadette Ezeobi, at the weekend celebrated the calling to the Nigerian Bar of all their five children.The children include: Chinelo Miriam Ezeobi, Jane Francis Ezeobi; Theodore Okechukwu Ezeobi (Jnr.); Ngozi Bernadette Ezeobi and Jude Obiora Ezeobi.Among those who graced…
11 May 2010
THE National Association of Catholic Lawyers (NACL) Lagos Archdiocese will on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 host the newly appointed Chairman of the Body of Benchers, Chief George Uwechue (SAN).In statement signed by the President of the Association, Mbanugo Udenze, and the chairman of the organising committee, Mr. Aloy Ezedunka, the reception will take place at…

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