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Lawyers commiserate with Lagos, family over Justice Akinsanya’s death

    Some senior lawyers have described the death of a retired Lagos judge, Justice Dolapo Akinsanya as a great loss not only to the judiciary but also the entire nation.   The lawyers, while reacting to the news of the passage of Justice Akinsanya said the late jurist was a seasoned judge who displayed […]

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Obasanjo’s land: Lawyer faults client’s arraignment, seeks withdrawal of criminal charge

A Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Lanre Balogun has urged the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ogun State Ministry of Justice to withdraw for proper investigation what he described as a trumped-up charge against his client, Alhaji Ibrahim Gbenga Ibuoye for allegedly entering into a piece of land belonging to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Itele, Ado-Odo/ Ota […]

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Lawyers: Razing Lagos court’ll bring backward scale of justice

Lawyers have rued the recent arson attack on the Lagos High Court in Igbosere by hoodlums, saying the sad incident would pose a major setback for administration of justice. They, however, emphasized the urgent need for the state government to put an ad hoc arrangement through which judges will continue with the hearing of pending […]

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Palliatives: In defence of non-custodial sentencing for looters

AKEEM NAFIU writes that lawyers are pushing for non-custodial sentencing for thousands of Nigerians arrested across the country by the police for allegedly looting COVID-19 palliatives so as not to put the prison decongestion policy of the Federal Government in jeopardy     Some senior lawyers have expressed deep concerns over the mass looting of […]

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67 jailed in Nasarawa for violating sanitation law

A Mobile Court sitting in Nasarawa State has sentenced 67 persons to six months imprisonment for violating Environmental Sanitation Laws in the state. The Judge, Mr. Shittu Umar, while passing the sentence also gave the convicts an option to pay fines between N5, 000 and N50, 000.   The Prosecutor, Mr. Abubakar Mohammed, also a […]

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EndSARS: Group wants Lagos panel to summon promoters of fake news

Vendor Positive Change Initiative (VPCI), anongovernmental organisation (NGO), has urged the Lagos State judicial panel on EndSARS protest to summon all those who allegedly promoted fake news during the protest.   In a petition submitted to the panel at the weekend, the NGO said that the invitation was necessary as the spread of fake news […]

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Court remands 7 for gang raping minor to death

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos at the weekend ordered seven men who allegedly gang raped a minor to death be remanded in Ikoyi Custodial Centre pending legal advice.   The police have charged Ajom Tabi (37); Omobolanle Olowookere (41), Aliu Bilyamin (24), Emmanuel Okon (24), Bolarinwa Olamilekan (24); Badmus Abdulateef (20); Azeez Quadri […]

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#EndSARS: Our expectations from panel of inquiries, by lawyers

  ‘Our expectations’   AKEEM NAFIU writes that lawyers are demanding that panel of inquiries being set up by state governors to look into cases of police brutality across the country must exhibit political will to act decisively. They said the panels should be able to address the issues raised by the protesters and come […]

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#EndSARS: AfBA lauds Buhari, NBA over appeals for calm

Foluso Ogunmodede     T he African Bar Association (AfBA) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s passionate appeals, asking hoodlums who took advantage of peaceful #EndSARS protest to unleash mayhem on public and private properties to put an to the mayhem and violence.   AfBA said although the President’s speech fell short of what it had […]