Group urges President, IGP to reopen investigation on alleged slain Ladipo traders
Fourteen years after waiting endlessly for justice to be done on the four slained Ladipo traders, Ekwulobia Imeobi Youths Association has taken their cry for justice to President Muhammadu Buhari, following a petition written to the President by the association dated June 15, 2015.
Ashaka Cement files suit against FIRS
A manufacturing company, Ashaka Cement Plc, has filed a suit against the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) before the Tax Appeal Tribunal, North West Zone sitting in Kaduna over a N1.38 billion tax dispute.
SFU, EFCC urged to investigate DPR directors
For alleged fraudulent activities in the Department of Petroleum Resouces (DPR), a group of lawyers under the aegis of Lawyers Unite Against Corruption (LUC) have asked the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigerian Police and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate some former Directors of DPR, George Osahon, Tony Chukwueke and some staff of the department.
Pastors, lawyers,workers sue Financial Reporting Council
Pastors, lawyers and workers of some Pentecostal churches have instituted a suit against the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria over its plan to promote the ”Not for Profit Code 2015” against religious organizations in the country.
Lagos Court of Arbitration pledges committment to its mandate
The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA), Megha Joshi has pledged the committment of the Court to fulfill its statutory mandate.
Jegede: My teacher, professor, counsellor, mentor and benefactor
My admission into the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, paved the way for my almost 40 years of uninterrupted association, with Prof. Michael Iyiola Jegede, SAN. My year set (Class of 1977-80) matriculated and graduated during the tenure of Prof. as Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. We were Prof’s last graduating set…
Legal issues in discontinuance of ex-governor Silva’s trial
Few days ago the media reported the discontinuance of the criminal trial of Former Governor Timipre Silva of Bayelsa State. In the past couple of months he had been facing trial for alleged corrupt practices while he was Governor of that state.
IST, SEC and BGL
A few weeks ago, the media carried news of the take-over of one of the leading stockbroking firms in Nigeria by the apex regulator, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). We also read news that the President of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), Mr. Albert Okumagba, who is also the Group Managing Director of the…
In extradiction cases, provisional arrest warrant is predicated on extradition application (2)
IN THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT HOLDEN AT LAGOS, NIGERIA ON MONDAY THE 8TH DAY OF JUNE, 2015 BEFORE HONOURABLE JUSTICE O.E. ABANGJUDGE SUIT NO: FHC/L/CS/508/2015 BETWEEN PRINCE BURUJI KASHAMU JUDGMENT CREDITOR/APPLICANT AND INSPECTOR- GENERAL OF POLICE CHAIRMAN NIG. DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (NDLEA) JUDGMENT DEBTORS CHAIRMAN ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) AND 9 ORS…
‘Nigeria needs to strictly implement its anti-dumping provisions’
The 3rd biennial African International Economic Law Network (AfIELN) was recently held in Lagos. As part of that conference, Professor Jumoke Oduwole, a lecturer in the Department of Jurisprudence & International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos convened an inaugural Prince Claus Chair Roundtable. The event was hosted by Centre for Human Rights, Faculty…
Jegede: Exit of grand patron of property law in Nigeria
INTRODUCTION It is not common knowledge in the legal profession that Property Law is made up of two crucial components. They are (1) Land Law and Conveyancing and (2) TRUSTS. In Land Law and Conveyancing we contend mainly with the vicissitudes of BLACK-ACRE among others while in the subject of TRUSTS we grapple with decoding…
Land Use Act 2004: Its effects on engineers and engineering (2)
Continued from last week As it is at that point, the land ceases to have any commercial significance with no financial value. Under the Section 28 of the Act, sub-section 2 defines “overriding public interest” in the case of a statutory right of occupancy as; (a). the alienation by the occupier by assignment, mortgage, transfer…