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Lawyers block High court premises in Calabar over ‘Acting’ Chief Judge

Lawyers in their numbers on Tuesday blocked the State High Court located along Mary Slessor Avenue in Calabar in continuation of their protest against the lack of a substantive Chief Judge in the state.   Governor Ben Ayade had on Monday sworn in Justice Eyo Ita as the third acting Chief Judge of the state […]

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Lawyers block High court premises in Calabar over ‘Acting’ Chief Judge

Lawyers in their numbers on Tuesday blocked the State High Court located along Mary Slessor Avenue in Calabar in continuation of their protest against the lack of a substantive Chief Judge in the state. Governor Ben Ayade had on Monday sworn in Justice Eyo Ita as the third acting Chief Judge of the state following […]

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ICC: Bello’s performance not enough to diminish Nigeria’s judiciary

Lawyers were unanimous that the failure of an Abuja High Court Chief Judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, to scale through screening for nominees to be appointed as jurists at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a big loss to Nigeria. His low ranking by the International Court, according to them has absolutely nothing to do with […]

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#EndSARS: NBA, CISLAC, others push for police reforms, punitive sanction against offenders

For Nigeria to attain its potential of full development and prosperity which would make it a reference point among comity of nations; there is an urgent need to address issues being raised by agitators against police brutality and proponents of the ongoing unrest of #EndSARS in the country. Besides, President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration should be […]

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PFN engages lawyers, other stakeholders on crime reduction

A Faith-based organization, Prison Fellowship Nigeria (PFN), has brought legal minds and other stakeholders together to deliberate and propose measures on how to break vicious wheel of crime in the country. Addressing participants at a two-day virtual event tagged “National Criminal Justice and Corrections Conference” with the theme “Corrections, Faith- Based Therapies and Communities of […]

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LAWSAN launches Prada Uzodimma Law School scholarship

  The Law Students’ Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) is glad to launch the Prada O. Uzodimma Law School Annual Scholarship. Our Correspondent learnt that the philanthropic program, which is in tandem with the goals of the Emmanuel Nwobodo-led LAWSAN administration to provide support for indigent law students and encourage excellence among LAWSANites, is fully funded […]

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Lagos CJ, AG, others strategise on curbing crimes

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) as well as the Controller-General, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), Mr. Ja’Afaru Ahmed, are among the dignitaries expected to speak on how to break the vicious wheel of crime at a conference organized by a Nongovernmental Organization […]

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#EndSARS: A2J, NHRC empower police on Anti-torture Act

A rights group, Access to Justice (A2J), in collaboration with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has conducted a capacity building training for senior police officers on the application and use of the Antitorture Act and other related legislation.   The training workshop, which was funded by the European Union and the British Council, took […]

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Dust over amendment of EFCC Act

Does the Senate need to carry out an amendment on the EFCC (Establishment) Act 2004? Lawyers say no, yes. AKEEM NAFIU reports   After a botched attempt by the 8th National Assembly to amend the EFCC (Establishment) Act 2004, the 9th National Assembly has again commenced moves to tinker with the legislation establishing the anti-graft […]

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Bickering over Enugu Airport Road Layout land

AKEEM NAFIU reports that there seems to be no end to the controversy trailing the ownership of large expanse of land on Airport Road Layout in Enugu as landowners and the state government are currently locked in litigations. Already 193 owners of plots have petitioned the Federal Government     In Enugu State, owners of […]