Court sentences policeman to death over unlawful killing
Nasarawa State High Court, has sentenced to death by hanging a Police sergeant, Vincent Manu for the offence of culpable homicide. Justice J.G Abundaga gave the decision in a judgment against five accused persons charged with criminal conspiracy to commit the offence by killing one Stephen Anakwe. The court, however, discharged and acquitted four of…
For Ras Kimono: Why the intellectual property rights fight must continue
There was something of a classic Nigerian reggae music renaissance between 2013 and 2016, with many of the hit makers of the 80s and 90s suddenly being in high demand on the live music circuit. From Majek Fashek to Victor Essiet to Orits Wiliki and the recently deceased Ras Kimono, the music came back in…
Can a Nigerian judge courageously convict a colleague?
Following the recent discharge of a judge of the National Industrial Court (NIC), Justice James Agbadu-Fishim by a Lagos High Court and a serving Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), the question on whether a Nigerian judge can in all honesty convict a colleague has been thrown up. Assistant…
Time to expedite action on drug control bill
There is this common saying that wealth is health. But it is very interesting to note that this eternal verity goes beyond being wealthy. It is simply a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.
FRCN develops corporate governance code for Nigeria
The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) has said it is working on ways to develop a code to regulate the corporate governance regime in Nigeria.
Lawyers interrogate pros, cons of Africa continental free trade agreement
The Nigeria Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) has said it would examine the desirability or otherwise of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement...
Winners emerge at Babalola’s law dictionary quiz competition
Winners have emerged at the maiden edition of the Babalola’s Law dictionary Quiz Competition for young lawyers, with Temidayo Adewoye of Perchstone & Graeys coming first and taking home N250, 000 prize money.
‘Efficient deployment of class action would promote access to justice’
Talking on the concept of corporate governance and its attendant challenges, the senior advocate said: “Corporate Governance is a set of rules and corporate behavioral patterns that regulate and guide corporate entities in their organization, proceedings, control, management and operation in a lawful, transparent,...
Women lawyering in a man’s world
As an intern attached to a court in Nigeria, I witnessed how female counsel were mandated by judges to indicate their marital status while announcing appearance as opposed to their male counterparts. The most painful part is the manner Judges ask the question and the derision (sure, from the male folks in courtroom).
The problem with linear thinking
Recently, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce posted a message from his Twitter account that said “In the last 3 years, some of us leaders built new houses for ourselves, yet we haven’t built new housing estates for the people. We‘ve bought new private jets yet Nigeria still does not have a national airline.
LEDAP seeks to reduce torture incidences, trains police officers
Buoyed by the desire to reduce the incidences of torturing suspects in Nigeria, the Legal Defence Assistance Project (LEDAP) has commenced the training of police officers in Lagos.The training, which is in partnership with the United Nations Democracy Funds (UNDF) and National Committee Against Torture (NCAT) is christened, ‘Community Mobilization Against Tortured’.