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ECOWAS Court Orders FG To Repeal Cybercrime Law

The ECOWAS Court of Justice sitting in Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Federal Government of Nigeria to repeal or amend the provision of its cybercrimes law, which violates citizens’ right of expression. Delivering the judgment of the three-man panel of [...]

July 11, 2020 Law

Magu: Renewed calls for Senate’s confirmation amounts to double standard — Lawyers

Months after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) and Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) publicly declared that the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu does not require the confirmation of the Senate to be [...]

December 1, 2019 Law
Hate Speech

Important things to know about Nigeria’s ‘Hate Speech’ bill

The Senate on Tuesday reintroduced a bill that seeks to penalise persons found guilty of hate speech. The National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speech Bill was sponsored by the deputy chief whip, Aliyu Abdullahi. It prescribes death penalty [...]

November 13, 2019 Law
Death Penalty Hate Speech

Outrage as Senate imposes death penalty on hate speech offenders

The Senate has reintroduced a bill it abandoned under pressure last year through which it sought to impose the death penalty on “any person found guilty of any form of hate speech that results in the death of another person.” [...]

November 13, 2019 Law
Hate Speech offenders to ‘die by hanging’ Bill resurfaces in Senate

Hate Speech offenders to ‘die by hanging’ Bill resurfaces in Senate

The Bill titled, “National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches (Est, etc) Bill, 2019(SB.154) and sponsored by the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, All Progressives Congress, APC, Niger North was read the first time [...]

November 12, 2019 Law, What Te Papers Say
Malawi court suspends wearing of wigs, gowns as temperatures rise

Malawi court suspends wearing of wigs, gowns as temperatures rise

Malawi court suspends wearing of wigs: A heatwave has forced Malawi’s constitutional court to suspend its requirement for lawyers and judges to wear traditional white wigs and black robes in the courtroom. Temperatures in some parts of the southern African country have hit [...]

November 3, 2019 Law


He sponsored 50 young lawyers from Kano Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association branch to learn cybersecurity and be certified by Cisco Networking Academy for them to keep up with 21st century best practices for the legal profession. He did [...]

October 24, 2019 Law
Buhari lawsuit

Lawyer files suit to stop Buhari from inaugurating ministers-designate

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court will, on Monday, deliver its ruling in a suit, seeking to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from his cabinet list. [...]

August 16, 2019 Law

Likely hurdles before takeoff of state police

With the rising spate of insecurity spreading across the country, particularly with banditry and kidnapping taking frightening dimensions, even late convert President Muhammadu Buhari has seen reason to pursue the agenda of instituting state police. Apprehension about its possible abuse [...]

June 27, 2019 Law
Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed fails to appear in court over N2.5 billion DSO project

Former Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, yesterday failed to appear before Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to explain his role in the approval of N2.5 billion to Pinnacle Communications Ltd for the Digital Switch [...]

June 27, 2019 Law

Governor Dickson: I Will Sign Death Warrant Of Convicted Kidnappers

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, is mulling the signing of death sentences of convicted kidnappers to send a signal that there is no place to hide for felons in the state. Among the convicted kidnappers are those found guilty and sentenced [...]

June 24, 2019 Law

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