MRA trains lawyers to protect journalists
Media Rights Agenda has concluded plans to build lawyers’ capacity on the safety of journalists, to help end attacks and intimidation of media practitioners.
Training lawyers on ethics would minimise corruption in judiciary, says Ananaba
Professor Paul Chibuike Ananaba (SAN) in this interview with Assistant Editor, Law and Foreign Affairs, JOSEPH ONYEKWERE, re-echoes the call for restructuring.
At 81, lawyers, others extol virtues of Justice Abdullahi
In recognition of his selfless service and contributions to the development of jurisprudence in Nigeria, the Institute for Governance and Leadership Studies in Africa (IGLSA), recently convened a colloquium in honour of Justice Umaru Abdullahi. With a theme, ‘The Judiciary and Governance in a Democracy’, the one-day event was organized in collaboration with the…
EFCC arraign two lawyers for alleged NBA election fraud
Nigeria's anti-graft agency has arraigned two legal practitioners, Sarah Omeigha Ajibola and John Ozovehe Demide for alleged electoral fraud. The duo were accused of conspiracy and forgery during the conduct of the 2018 general elections of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on May 5, 2020, filed a 14-count charge…
Why electronic filing is not working in Nigeria courts
Two unforeseen events that happened this year have made it imperative for the justice sector to begin to think of fully adopting the option of an electronic filing system in courts. First, the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced many countries to lockdown socio-political and economic activities, obstructed the Nigerian legal system. It…
Powers when not kept separate intoxicate and suffocate all at once
Sir: Seniority is one of the chief hallmarks of the legal profession in Nigeria. Seniority makes precedence and by tradition and training, lawyers, no matter how cantankerous they get, know when to invoke seniority and what to do when seniority is invoked. This tradition of seniority giving rise to precedence in the legal profession naturally…
Lawyers without borders secure judgments against torture
An international oraganisation, Lawyers Without Borders France, has secured three court judgments in favour of three victims of torture in Imo and Enugu states.
Muslim lawyers bemoan dis-invitation of El-Rufai
The Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has frowned at the dis-invitation of the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai as a speaker in a Panel Session at the forthcoming 2020 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Conference (AGC). The Association stated that the leadership and critical stakeholders of MULAN had seriously constrained itself…
Why attorney general’s office should be immune from partisan politics
Following the inauguration of the caretaker committee of the All Progress Congress (APC) last week in Abuja by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami
Lagos CJ charges lawyers to aid success of remote court hearing
The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba has charged senior lawyers to assist the juniors to get facilities that will help them participate