Firm taken to court over alleged breach of agreement
The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has been asked to restrain telecoms operator, MTN from listing its shares in the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) pending the determination of a suit filed by a lawyer, Dr. Charles Mekwunye against it and four other firms. In the appeal marked as CA/L/1349/16, Mekwunye is seeking an order…
Lawyers’ discordant tunes on legality of holding charge
Lawyers are singing discordant tunes about the legality of section 293 (1) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), which authorizes the detention of citizens beyond the 24 hours time stipulated in the constitution. Section 293 (1) specifically says ‘a suspect arrested for an offence, which a magistrate court has no jurisdiction to try…
Lawyer harps on importance of arbitration in resolving energy disputes
An associate counsel at the law firm of Wole Olanipekun & Co., Omolade Adeyemi has emphasized on the importance of arbitration, which serves as a dispute resolution mechanism in energy sector. According to her, a dispute that is arbitrable or not must be determined. She said one of the things to determine is whether…
Agbakoba leads career development workshop on class action
The International Career Development And Training Workshop themed “Class Action: Past Present and Future” targets new legal practitioners at various level as well as Judges and Magistrates who want to improve their performance and those who are new to the role but want to reach high levels.
Activist lawyer Adegboruwa pays tributes to Pa Gomez at 90
Lagos lawyer and rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has described one of the oldest practicing lawyer in the country, Pa Tunji Gomez, as an ambassador that is worthy of emulation.He said the nonagenarian lawyer’s life should be an inspiration to lawyers in the discharge of their profession for the betterment of the society.
Appeal over court’s jurisdiction adjourned
The respondents are Mak Mera Nigeria Limited, Mr. Adewale Olorunsola, Chief Michael Andrew Olorunfemi, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, the director, Department of Petroleum Resources, the minister of Petroleum Resources and Corporate Affairs Commission.
Prisons reform committee and increasing revelations of rights violation
Recall that the committee was inaugurated last year to undertake a holistic action towards reforming the prisons. Such actions include reviewing cases of likely rights abuse and over crowding.
Congestion in courts is killing advocacy, says Atake
Eyimofe Atake (SAN), a doctoral degree holder in law with specialization in ligation, arbitration, maritime, admiralty, international trade, oil and gas laws, turned 60 years two weeks ago.
Nigerian Bar Association’s Lagos branch fetes activist Tunji Gomez at 90
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Branch is rolling out the red carpet to celebrate one of its foremost elders and veteran Bar activist, Pa Tunji Gomez who turns 90 years on March 18, 2018.
NBA section on business law targets undergraduate students
The Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) has fulfilled its pledge to introduce contemporary issues in Commercial Law and Practice to University undergraduates...