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Insecurity: Row over Akeredolu’s quit notice to herders

Lawyers disagree over Akeredolu’s ultimatum to herders   Can a governor give quit notice to occupants of forest reserves as being done in Ondo State? Lawyers say no, yes. AKEEM NAFIU reports   Some senior lawyers have sharply disagreed on the legality of Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu’s directive to herders occupying government’s forest […]

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YOUNG LAWYERS’ FORUM: ‘I read law to curb injustice, indiscipline, lawlessness’

Background   My name is Awoyemi opeyemi Olusola and I am from Ile Ife, Osun state. I graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2015. I further went to Augustine Nnamani Nigerian Law School, Enugu Campus, where I was called to Bar in 2017.   However, my admission into LLM at the University of […]

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Court remands 2 businessmen in prison for producing fake engine oil

Justice Chuka Obiozor of a Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the remand of two businessmen at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre for allegedly producing fake engine oil. The two businessmen- -Vanger Luper and Bright Ogbuagu were arraigned by the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) on a 5-count charge of dealing in substandard engine oil […]

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Bookseller jailed one year for pirating Bible

A Federal High Court, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State has sentenced a trader, Mr. Chinonso Ugochukwu to one year imprisonment for pirating the Holy Bible and other books.   Ugochukwu was found guilty on a twocount- charge bordering “on pirating, being in possession and offering for sale, 578 copies of various literary works including The Holy […]

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‘Young lawyers need regulated remuneration’

Temitope Odeyinka is an alumnus of the University of Lagos. She was called to Bar in 2016. She speaks on her experience, tenancy law and sundry issues. JOHN CHIKEZIE reports   Background   My name is Temitope Odeyinka and I’m from Osun State in Ifelodun Local Government. I graduated from the University of Lagos in […]

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Luggage: Court orders Emirates Airlines to pay customer $1.630m, N50m

Barely 14 years after his luggage containing $1.630million was lost in transit while on Emirates Airlines to China, justice has come the way of a businessman, Mr. Orji Prince Ikem at the weekend as a Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the Emirates Airlines to refund the missing $1.36million.   Besides, the court presided by […]

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Equipping judiciary for COVID-19 second wave

COVID-19: Lawyers push for technology innovation   AKEEM NAFIU writes that lawyers are pushing for a dynamic reform of the judiciary to ensure that the third arm of government is better equipped to carry out its assignments amidst second wave of COVID-19 pandemic   Some senior lawyers are pushing for a complete reform in the […]

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Police arraign couple over possession of Indian hemp

The Police at the weekend arraigned husband and wife, Asaolu Sheu (65) and Asaolu Jemilat (45) before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court over an alleged possession of Indian hemp. The defendants of unknown addresses are facing a charge of illegal possession of Indian hemp.   The prosecutor, Inspector Oriyomi Akinwale told the court that the […]

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NAJUC tasks CJN on press centres, galleries in courts

The National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Lagos Branch, has asked Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad to provide press centres and galleries in courts across the country.   The association in a letter signed by its chairman, Peter Fowoyo, lamented that courts in the 21st century were still being built without press […]

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Bank manager jailed four years for stealing customers’ N6m

A Federal High Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State at the weekend jailed an employee of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Felix Diete for stealing customers’ funds. Diete was, however, sentenced to four years imprisonment having found guilty of perpetrating the fraudulent act.   Three customers of FCMB had on 2nd September, 2016, complained that they […]

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