HRAN celebrates signing of legislation against Violence
The Human Rights Agenda Network (HRAN) has celebrated with its over 330 members across Nigeria over the signing of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill (VAPP Bill) by former President Goodluck Jonathan. The passage of the Bill, which was first presented to the National Assembly in 2002 but failed to be passed in the 5th…
Nigeria needs virile, independent judiciary, say lawyers
There is no argument about the fact that every aspect of our national life needs urgent attention for the purposes of either to fix or remedy its present state. The judicial sector is definitely not different. The Judiciary is one of the three arms of Government under Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution. It has the responsibility of…
Lawyer charges stakeholders in judiciary on self-examination
Former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ogun State, Mr. Wemimo Ogunde (SAN) has charged stakeholders in the judiciary to take up to their responsibility in the discharge of their professional call noting that they should constantly examine themselves for a better tomorrow. He made this disclosure yesterday in Ilorin Kwara State at the public…
A fundamentally defective process cannot be regularized or cured by amendment (2)
Therefore, neither the court nor the parties at that stage can cure it, as the statement of defence and its attachment are dead on arrival and ought to be struck out.
Court assumes jurisdiction in suit against Lagos property developer
A Lagos High Court, Epe has assumed jurisdiction in the suit filed by Homeowners within the Pearl Garden Estate situated at Sangotedo Village in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state against a property developer, Oyetubo Jokotade Estate Resource Limited.
Lagos CJ, Olanipekun back Law Week
The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade has assured the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Branch of her full support in hosting a successful Law Week for its members.
Election petition and the narrow path to justice
There has been the practice of Courts, particularly appellate courts, giving judgments and then adjourning till a later date to give the reason for the judgment.
Witness denies knowledge of false statement in Zumax, FCMB case
A defence witness in the case filed against First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Sule Elakamah, has told a Lagos High Court, Igbosere that he was not aware the bank made false statement on the account of one of its customers, Zumax Nigeria Limited.
Overview of proposed National Industrial Court of Nigeria (Civil Procedure) Rule 2015
Happily, Order 7 Rules 15 (1) of the proposed Rule appears to have sounded the death knell on the spate of objections along this line when it (now) expressly provides:‘All originating processes or other Court processes filed by any party before the Court shall be served on any other party in any part of the Federation without leave of Court.
NBA Section on Business Law will be in forefront of happenings in commercial world, says Jemide
What is the vision and objective of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Buiness Law (SBL) annual conference? This year’s conference has certain key objectives.
Ex-NIMASA DG’s trial and the ‘missing’ audit report
The embattled former director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Raymond Omatseye, on Wednesday May 20, 2015, told a Federal High Court that the purported Omorodion audit report which was used to indict him is missing from the court documents