Former NBA chairman drags Lagos CJ to court over filing fee
The former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja branch, Mr. Adesina Ogunlana has sued the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Opeyemi Oke over the increment on filing fees. The lawyers in the suit are challenging the powers of the Chief Judge of the state to increase filing fees with about 1000 percent,…
Employment relationship: Linchpin in the jurisdiction of the National Industrial Court
Dencia Services Ltd. V. Azunna (2018) LPELR-46043 (CA) IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (LAGOS JUDICIAL DIVISION) ON THURSDAY, THE 6TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2018 BEFORE THEIR LORDSHIP JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH J.C.A UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU J.C.A TOBI EBIOWEI J.C.A Suit No: CA/L/444/2018 Between DENCA SERVICES LIMITED APPELLANT (S) And MR. NNAMDI AZUNNA RESPONDENT (S) LEAD JUDGMENT…
‘Rules on professional advertising are too rigid and formalistic’
The Rules of Professional Conduct forbid lawyers from advertising to the public to attract job or business. But an intellectual property law expert, John Onyido in this interview with Assistant Editor, Law and Foreign Affairs, JOSEPH ONYEKWERE, said rules on professional advertising should be relaxed to accommodate more modern media platforms and avenues for lawyers…
One of the major problems of the current government is nepotism
Babafemi Badejo, Ph.D is a lawyer, political scientist and diplomat.He has had extensive experience in academics at the University of California, Los Angeles and University of Lagos.
Group sues IGP over demotion fear in police
A Non Government Organization (NGO), Gani Fawehinmi Memorial Organization (GAFAMORG) has filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Lagos, seeking to stop the alleged proposed demotion of about 4000 police officers who were promoted between 2016 and 2018.
Are we legal or public relations practitioners?
I recall that in 1992 following our sell-out to Ibrahim Babangida’s military presidency, I went on a lone protest in the newspapers through three articles namely, ‘Lawyer’s culpability in executive lawlessness’, “The lawyer as a mercenary” and ‘Dashing the last hope of the common man’.
Any objection to the validity of a charge and substantive issues will be considered at the time of delivery of judgment
This is an appeal against the ruling of the Oyo State High Court, sitting at Ibadan delivered on 26th May, 2017.The Appellant (Elijah Jeremiah) and the 2nd Respondent (Obasa Isaiah) were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ...
Supreme Court dismisses appeal against Musical Society of Nigeria
The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by Adedokin Records and Alhaji Saka Alagbado against Music Copyright Society of Nigeria (MCSN) over the decision of the Appeal Court affirming MCSN’s right to seek copyright infringement redress.
On Kano Governor Ganduje and EFCC’s insincerity
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recently said it cannot immediately yield to calls to investigate Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State...
Political tension in the country heightened in the last two weeks following the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to decline assent to the 2018 Electoral Act amendment bill.