Young lawyers charged to imbibe integrity, hardwork
Nigeria’s first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Folake Solanke, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Mr Layi Babatunde (SAN) and many others have admonished young lawyers to imbibe the virtue of integrity and hardwork in their practices.
‘Why young lawyers need proper grooming’
Worried by the declining infrastructure at the Nigerian Law School and the future of legal practice in Nigeria, senior lawyers have urged their colleagues to properly groom younger ones.
Buhari, APC satisfied with own evidence, close defence prematurely
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday closed his defence in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, seeking to upturn the declaration of Buhari as winner of the February 23, 2019....
Akingbola lied about buying shares for Intercontinental Bank, says witness
Prosecution witness in the trial of Erastus Akingbola has detailed how the former managing director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank laundered the bank’s funds on the pretext of buying shares without securities. He disclosed this yesterday before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, during the continuation of Akingbola’s case. The…
Relationship between church, law and polity
It is my firm belief that as the world turns and as time burns, human beings, whether individually or collectively, as well as their actions and inactions, are a derivative of something greater than themselves; an offshoot of a divine design; a function of some providential permutation. To this effect, I am always reluctant to…
Onnoghen's lawyers argue for his absence at CCT
The defence team of Nigeria's chief Justice Walter Onnoghen said on Monday it was wrong for the Nigerian government's team to be pushing for the commencement of trial of the chief justice when the defendant has not been served a summon. Onnoghen did not appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal where he is to…
Out-of-court settlement with CBN in progress, MTN tells court
Lead counsel for MTN Nigeria, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has said that its out-of-court settlement with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is on course.At the resumed hearing yesterday, he told the trial judge, Justice Saliu Saidu..
Court adjourns MTN’s suit against FG, CBN to December 4
Justice Saliu Saidu of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed December 4, 2018, for hearing of the preliminary objection filed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other pending applications in a suit earlier instituted by MTN Nigeria.
Olanipekun tasks lawyers on access to justice, rule of law
Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has charged the association to be outspoken in issues of access to justice and rule of law. He made the call at a special session on access to justice, with the Chief Justice of Nigeria...
Olanipekun denies claim of taking Eleka’s brief
A former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun, OFR, SAN has debunked reports that he has taken the brief to represent the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, in the just concluded gubernatorial election in Ekiti State.
Ekiti elders warn politicians, INEC against repeat of 1983 episode
The Igbimo Ure Ekiti (IUE), a non-political umbrella of elders from Ekiti State, has warned politicians across all party divides to desist from truncating the wishes of the people in this weekend’s governorship election in the state.