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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…
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…
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…


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