Withdraw charge against my client, lawyer tells DPP
A Lagos based lawyer, Mr. Lanre Balogun, has called on the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Ogun State Ministry of Justice, to withdraw the charge against his client, Alhaji Ibrahim Ibuoye.
Desecration of temple of justice, ominous sign of the danger ahead
The court is a quiet place where judgments are delivered when there are conflicts. Because of its importance in ensuring an orderly society, the chambers of the judges who man the courts are said to be hallowed and highly revered.
Court rules on association’s legal status November 30
An Ogun State High Court sitting in Shagamu has fixed November 30, 2020 to rule on an application filed by members of the Efure community, Offin in Sagamu area of the state over the legal status of an associatiion.
Lawbreed commiserates with victims of EndSARS protest upheaval
Lawbreed Limited, the authorised publishers of Judgments of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (S.C. Reports) has sent a heartfelt message of solidarity and comfort to those who unfortunately lost their loved ones during the recent EndSARS protest that shook the entire country.
‘How I lost two pregnancies after 22 days torture in SARS custody’
A couple, Mr. Okuchukwu Obiechina and his wife have narrated before members of the Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for Victims of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Related Abuses and other Matters, how they lost two pregnancies while undergoing torture in custody...
ECOWAS court dismisses suit by ex-Centre boss
The ECOWAS Court has dismissed an application by a former ECOWAS staff, Prof Abdulsalami Nasidi alleging that ECOWAS wrongfully terminated his appointment as the Acting Director of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Surveillance and Disease Control (RCSDC).
Why restorative justice, faith-based therapies are keys to crime reduction
Tackling rising cases of crime within communities will require a holistic and measured approach, which must include restorative justice, faith-based therapies, and communities’ support. While restorative justice seeks to compensate or placate the victim of crime, faith-based therapy involves religious groups exposing virtues of decency to those with criminal intents with a view to discouraging them…
Court adjourns case over HND, BSc dichotomy in ARCON
The case between Higher National Diploma (HND) graduates of Architecture in Nigeria and Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), Nigerian Institute of Architects, National Board of Technical Education, and others has been adjourned till November 4, 2020. Aggrieved HND graduates of architecture had filed the suit against ARCON for the manner the Council and the Nigerian Institute of Architects…
NBA urges FG to investigate Lekki shooting
AfBA set to work with the body at international justice system The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has urged the Federal Government and all relevant authorities to carry out a thorough, independent, and transparent investigation to identify those who ordered or are behind the shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza. They also called on President Muhammadu…
Court upholds FHA appeal against firm over defective summon
The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has upheld the appeal filed by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) against the judgment delivered by a Lagos High Court in favour of Food Concept & Entertainment Limited. Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo had on June 22, 2012, delivered a ruling in favour of the firm in a suit where the…
Otteh: Protests expose failure of legislature, judiciary to protect citizens
The convener, Access to Justice, Bar. Joseph Otteh in this interview with Assistant Editor, Law and Foreign Affairs, JOSEPH ONYEKWERE, examines the fallout of the #EndSARS peaceful protest that snowballed into unimaginable crisis and gives the verdict that the three arms of government are complicit in creating the calamity. What is your reaction to the…