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‘My quest for knowledge fueled my passion for law’

Jones Peter hails from Odukpani Local Government Area in Cross River State. Peter, who obtained his LL.B at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife and attended the Augustine Nnamani Law School Campus in Enugu, was called to Bar in 2018. He told JOHN CHIKEZIE how his journey into the law profession began     Background […]

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Lagos rejects plea bargain of chef who killed lawyer at hotel

The prosecution team of the Lagos State Government has rejected the plea bargain agreement proposed by a 21-year-old chef, Joshua Usulor, who allegedly killed a lawyer at Citiheights Hotel, Opebi, Lagos. Usulor is standing trial for murder before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos.   At the last proceedings, prosecuting lawyer, […]

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Why I established LawFM radio – Oyetibo

  Lagos lawyer, and founder, LawFM, Mr. Tayo Oyetibo (SAN), has explained that the radio station was set up to provide knowledge of law for the people, using ordinary man’s language in an entertaining fashion Explaining the rationale behind LawFM, the silk while noting that the percentage of Nigerian populace that understands the provisions of […]

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Police charge two with alleged stealing of N15m boat engines

The police have arraigned a man, Audu Kingsley and a woman, Sheila Bazuaye, before a Tinubu Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing two boat engines valued at N15 million.   Thetwodefendantswerearraignedalongside a firm, Haggadol Marine Nigeria Limited, before Chief Magistrate Adedaramola Paulonafive-countchargeof conspiracy, obtainingbyfalsepretence, stealing, perverting courseof justiceandwilfuldamage.   The defendants however denied […]

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JUST IN: Judicial workers’ union storms Lagos court, drives out colleagues

  Judiciary workers, under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), have stormed the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos and driven workers out of the court premises. The national leadership of JUSUN in a circular dated April 1, ordered the shutdown of various courts across the country as from Tuesday, April 6.

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My greatest challenge on the Bench, by Justice Williams

Justice Olusola Williams (Rtd) served as a judge in the Lagos State Judiciary for 18 years. In this interview with JOHN CHIKEZIE, the retired jurist speaks on her greatest challenge on the Bench, delay in criminal trials and sundry issues   What is your take on claims that judges and magistrates have not been implementing […]

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Rage over governors’ breach of Executive Order 10

‘Fiscal autonomy for legislature and judiciary’ ll deepen democracy’   AKEEM NAFIU writes that more than 10 months after the issuance of an Executive Order by President Muhammadu Buhari, fiscal autonomy for state legislatures and judiciaries has remained a mirage as state governors continue to observe Section 121(3) of the Constitution in breach   Some […]

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Delta State cannot claim the UK-Ibori donated fund

Ernest Ojukwu My reaction to the raging controversy surrounding the ownership of the £4.2million promised to be returned by the UK Government is simply that Delta State cannot claim the fund.   The background to the controversial money is that Chief James Ibori , the former Governor of Delta State was prosecuted and convicted by […]

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‘Snail speed justice delivery system killing sector’

Noren Oluwabunmi is an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. Oluwabunmi was called to Bar in 2017. In this interview with JOHN CHIKEZIE, he speaks about his law journey, the judiciary and its challenges and sundry issues     Background   My name is Noren Oluwabunmi and I’m an indigene of Ijebu East, […]

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Assets declaration: Dust over EFCC’s directive to bankers

Lawyers disagree over EFCC’s directive   Can the EFCC lawfully require bankers to declare assets without recourse to court? Lawyers say no, yes. AKEEM NAFIU reports Some senior lawyers have expressed divergent views on the legality of the recent directive by the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, requesting bankers […]

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