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Presidential speech: Another opportunity lost, says Ozekhome


A constitutional lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has described the entire National Day broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of Nigeria’s 57th Independence as disappointing. In a statement issued on Sunday, October 1, 2017, Chief Ozekhome further described the broadcast as another opportunity lost. “Buhari lost yet another golden opportunity to balm bruised nationality’s ego ...

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Melaye: Court strikes out INEC’s motion for substituted service

Dino Melaye

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday, September 28, 2017 struck out a motion exparte seeking a substituted service on Senator Dino Melaye by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The motion, which was earlier withdrawn by INEC before it was struck out by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, appears to be a setback on several efforts at enforcing a court ...

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Alleged money laundering: I never had any dealing with Fani-Kayode, says witness

Femi Fani-Kayode

A witness brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Idowu Olusegun yesterday told a Federal High Court, Lagos that he never had any dealing with the former aviation minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode. Olusegun, who is the first prosecution witness, said this while being cross-examined by counsel to the former minister, Norrison Quakers (SAN), before Justice Mohammed Aikawa. The witness, who ...

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Law empowers you to drive restructuring process, Agbakoba tells Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr Olisa Agbakoba, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to drive the restructuring process as provided in Section 5 of the 1999 Constitution. President Buhari had in a national broadcast shortly after returning from United Kingdom on a medical vacation declared that the National Assembly and the National Council of State would initiate ...

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Supreme Court to rule on mode of signing court processes


The Supreme Court will on December 15, 2017 deliver a landmark judgment in relation to the practice of law, especially as it concerns legal practitioners and the filing and signing of court processes. In the appeal pending before the court, the issue of proper person to sign processes to be filed in court has come up for review and determination. The ...

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IPOB: Army chief dragged to court over Kanu’s whereabout

Nnamdi Kanu

Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel to the leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 dragged the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, to court, praying for an order to compel him to produce Kanu in court on his next trial date coming up on October 17. In an originating summons filed at the Federal ...

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Court dismisses Fani-Kayode’s application to transfer his trial to Abuja

Federal High Court

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 dismissed an application by a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-kayode, seeking transfer of a money laundering case against him. Fani-Kayode, who was also Chairman, Media and Publicity, of the 2015 PDP Campaign Organisation, is charged alongside a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman. Also charged is a former ...

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Firm charged over alleged explosives importation

Federal High Court

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday, September 25, 2017 adjourned till November 28, 2017, for the arraignment of a limited liability company, Elephant Group Limited, and its managing director, Tunji Owoeye, for allegedly importing into Nigeria, urea fertiliser component used in making Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) unlawfully. The matter is before Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun. The court fixed the date, ...

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Lagos unveils Plea and Sentence Bargaining manual

Adeniji Kazeem

As part of its efforts to fasten criminal justice administration and decongestion of prisons in the state, Lagos State Government has unveiled a manual for “Plea and Sentence Bargaining”. While speaking at the event which held at the Conference Room of  state Ministry of Justice, Alausa, Ikeja, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem, disclosed that ...

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Government urges media to report IPOB, others professionally

Lai Mohammed

The federal government has urged the media to report activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other issues of national interest professionally. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this in a meeting with select media executives in Lagos on Monday, September 18, 2017. According to Mohammed, the Nigerian media cannot afford to sit on the fence ...

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