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BREAKING: 10 Dead, Retired Judges Among Newly Appointed Election Petition Tribunals’ Members

Lawyers in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital have cautioned Nigerians against the danger of appointing dead and retired judges into the nation’s election petition tribunal. The group of concerned lawyers who declined being identified faulted the list of the [...]

January 28, 2019 Law
El Rufai

Stay Away From Hunkuyi’s House, Court Tells Kaduna Govt

The State High Court sitting in Kaduna has ordered that Notice of Consequence of Disobedience of Court Order (FORM 48) be served on Kaduna State government (Office of the Secretary to the State Government), Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS) and [...]

June 8, 2018 Law
Ikoyi registry

Marriages conducted by Ikoyi registry not legally binding, court rules

Chuka Austine Obiozor, a justice, issued a restraining order to the Ikoyi registry from conducting marriages, saying it is unconstitutional for the Federal Government to perform the duties of the state and local governments. The judgement delivered on Suit No: [...]

May 20, 2018 Law

Court stops Ikoyi registry from conducting marriages

The Lagos State Government has secured a court injunction restraining the Federal Government’s owned Registry in Ikoyi from conducting marriages. It held that it was unconstitutional for the Federal Government to be usurping the power of the State Government and [...]

May 18, 2018 Law

Again, Imo monarchs shiver over herdsmen attacks

Scores of traditional rulers in Imo State, are currently shivering over the threats by Fulani herdsmen in the state. ADVERTISING Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike.   It is now the turn of traditional rulers in Owerri North [...]

March 28, 2018 Law
Olisa Metu

BREAKING: Igbo Group Angered By Justice Abang Forcing Olisa Metuh To Appear in Court On A Stretcher.

A CURIOUS CASE OF OPEN BIAS BY JUSTICE ABANG AGAINST OLISA METUH: AN APPEAL FOR INTERVENTION BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA A curious observer of the ongoing trial of those charged in connection with alleged embezzlement of arms fund [...]

February 5, 2018 Law
Ndume Feud

Ndume: First Casualty Of Presidency – Senate Cold War

AHURAKA YUSUF ISAH clinically examines issues that turned asunder, the rosy and camaraderie relationship between Senators Bukola Saraki and Ali Ndume which saw them becoming Senate President and Senate Leader, respectively, and concludes that it is a fallout of the [...]

January 12, 2018 Government and politics, Law

Father Of Girl Assaulted By Lagos Female Lawyer Asks For Dismissal Of Case

Mr Femi Opebiyi, the father of 15-year-old Abigail Opebiyi who was assaulted by her madam, has asked for the case against his daughter’s abuser, Mrs Tolu Olaoye, to be dropped. 32-year-old Mrs Tolu Olaoye, a lawyer and member of her [...]

December 21, 2017 Law
Evans’ girlfriend breaks silence on ‘rape’ by policemen

Evans’ girlfriend breaks silence on ‘rape’ by policemen

Amaka Offor, one of the alleged girlfriends of kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, aka Evans, has refuted claim by Evans’ lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, that policemen sexually molested her. Amaka, who expressed shock at the lawyer’s comment, said she had never met [...]

October 17, 2017 Law

Biafra: US lawyers to file charges against Buhari, Buratai at ICC

The law firm of Fein & DelValle PLLC has announced that it, “is drafting a criminal indictment against Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusfu Buratai, for genocide and crimes against humanity under the [...]

October 17, 2017 Law
Judge ‘washes’ hands off Evans’ case

Judge ‘washes’ hands off Evans’ case

Justice Abdulazeez Anka of the Federal High Court, Lagos has hands-off a fundamental rights case filed by suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans. According to Justice Anka, the case file would be returned to the Administrative Judge for [...]

October 12, 2017 Law
Nigeria Senate Committee

Patience Jonathan: Reps Committee orders Magu’s arrest

ABUJA—THE House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions, yesterday, issued a warrant for the arrest of acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, over his refusal to appear before it.   The committee, disturbed by Magu’s [...]

October 5, 2017 Government and politics, Law

Buhari Signs Proclamation Proscribing IPOB

• Saraki calls for due process in declaring separatists terror group, Buratai back tracks   • Northern govs embark on peace mission to S’East, S’South  • Wike, Ikpeazu assure of Nigeria’s unity, Aba curfew relaxed   In a move to take the heat off [...]

September 20, 2017 Law
Bukola Saraki

IPOB’s categorization as a terrorist group unconstitutional – Saraki

ABUJA- SENATE President Bukola Saraki has kicked against the categorization of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB as a ‘terrorist organisation’ by the Nigerian military, saying that it was not only unconstitutional, that due process was not followed prior to [...]

September 18, 2017 Law
DSS DSS Can Now Detain Suspects

DSS Can Now Detain Suspects for 45 Days, Says Court

The Federal High Court in Abuja thursday granted permission to the Department of State Service (DSS) to detain one Adamu Mohammed for 45 days pending conclusion of investigation.   Mohammed is being investigated for carrying out acts of terrorism by [...]

September 8, 2017 Law
Chris Akiri

‘Restructuring; let’s go back to 1963 constitution’

AS the debate on restructuring rages, a member of House of Representatives, Hon. Emmanuel Oghene Egoh, has urged the nation to go back to the first Republic constitution, which he described as the constitution the founding fathers of Nigeria agreed [...]

September 7, 2017 Law
Justice Walter Onnoghen

Breaking: I’m ready to surrender myself to EFCC- CJN

ABUJA-The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Wednesday, said he was ready to surrender himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for probe.   Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, Justice Onnoghen, who maintained [...]

September 7, 2017 Law

Court orders substituted service on Kanu, IPOB

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday granted the request seeking to serve court processes on Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) through substituted service.   The court, however, ordered that other respondents in the matter, namely: [...]

September 6, 2017 Law
Nnnamdi kanu

Kanu: Buhari, Not I Should Be Detained for Disobeying Court Order

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari and the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, should be detained for disobeying court orders. In an interview with The Sun, [...]

September 4, 2017 Law
Buhari Osibnjo

How The Buhari Government Breeds Ethnic Killings And Hate Speeches In Nigeria

Two recent provocative and inciting presidential pronouncements; namely: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s misinterpretation of the regional and international meaning of hate speeches and returnee President Muhammadu Buhari’s war-like and militarized State of the Federation broadcast have further exposed how the [...]

August 29, 2017 Law
Nnamdi Kanu

FG seeks revocation of Kanu’s bail

The Federal Government has approached the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking the revocation of the bail of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The application was attached as a press release and made available to the [...]

August 25, 2017 Law
Evans Kidnapper

Police wants cost against Evan’s counsel raised to N300,000

Lagos—The police authorities have asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the counsel to suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje to pay a punitive cost of N300,000 for alleged wrongful service of the court [...]

August 16, 2017 Law
Ex Sanate

Merge Senate, Reps To Save Cost – Lawyers

With the rising cost of governance, lean revenue earnings and little or no funds for infrastructural development, legal experts in the country have advocated the merging of the Senate and the House of Representatives to form a unicameral legislature. This [...]

August 15, 2017 Law

Confusion as SGF withholds confirmation for Buhari’s nominee despite Senate confirmation

A female academic who was confirmed Resident Electoral Commissioner-designate by the Nigerian Senate has been plunged into a state of apprehension after the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation withheld her appointment letter without explanation. Asmau [...]

August 11, 2017 Government and politics, Law
Obasanjo Sharia

How ‘self-serving’ Sharia could have become disaster for Nigeria – Obasanjo

A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has given an insight into how his handling of the sharia law introduced in some states of the north during his administration averted a disaster for Nigeria. The insight is contained in a book [...]

August 10, 2017 Law

Law and the politics of Buhari’s return

A FEW days ago, a handful of Nigerians led by Charles Oputa aka Charlie Boy, the eccentric –or better enfant terrible- son of the late legal luminary, Justice Chukwudifa Oputa staged a ‘peaceful’ protest in Abuja calling on President Buhari [...]

August 10, 2017 Law
Loss of N30 trillion ready to execute Senates arrest order on 30 CEOs

Loss of N30 trillion: We’re ready to execute Senate’s arrest order on 30 CEOs — Police

The police have said they would carry out the order by the Nigerian Senate to arrest the chief executive officer of 30 companies alleged to have been involved in the loss of revenue believed to be N30 trillion in the [...]

August 8, 2017 Law
Senate to Nigerians: Judge us by facts, not sentiments

Senate to Nigerians: Judge us by facts, not sentiments

ABUJA— THE Senate has challenged Nigerians to judge it by its achievements and facts, not sentiments and propaganda. The upper chamber said it remained the most performing Senate in the history of Nigeria, despite distractions that came its way since  [...]

August 8, 2017 Law
Femi Falana-SAN

Falana asks Saraki to return pension, house given to him by Kwara govt

LAGOS—Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has called on Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to return the entire pension he received since 2007 from Kwara State government to the state. Femi Falana Falana also asked the Senate president to relinquish the [...]

August 7, 2017 Law
Fulani Herdsman

Herdsman sentenced to two years imprisonment in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court has sentenced a herdsman, Ali Haruna, to two years imprisonment for destroying crops worth N1.5 million in the farm.   Fulani-herdsman The state Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, held that the prosecution had proved the [...]

August 6, 2017 Law