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.
'No justification to push for senator's extradition'
Chief Wole Olanipekun, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has said there is no justification for the Federal Government to push for the extradition of the lawmaker representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Prince Buruji Kashamu.
Obaigbena, Olanipekun, Abati to lead discussion on future of media
Thisday Publisher, Prince Nduka Obaigbena, a former President of Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun, and a former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan...
Let's be concerned about the poor, Wole Olanipekun tells leaders, wealthy Nigerians
Renowned lawyer and ex-President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has urged wealthy Nigerians and leaders to be concerned about the plight of the under privileged, saying they should stop being: " self centred, self opinionated, narrow minded, and so restrictive in reasoning."