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Gombe judiciary recorded 13,663 cases in 2020

Acting Chief Judge (CJ) of Gombe State, Justice Muazu Pindiga, said the state judiciary had recorded 13,663 civil/criminal cases in 2020 in spite of the COVID- 19 lockdown. Pindiga stated this in Gombe during the 2020/2021 Legal Year Celebration in the state.     He said of the 13,663 cases, 11,300 cases were heard and […]

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Pastor jailed 9 years for stealing $90,000 from church’s account

Pastor jailed 9 years for stealing $90,000 from church’s account   A pastor, Afolabi Samuel, was yesterday sentenced to nine years in prison by an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos for stealing $90, 000 and N4.5million property of the Registered Trustees of the Living Faith Church, Cannanland, Ota, Ogun State (aka Winners Chapel).   Justice […]

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YOUNG LAWYERS’ FORUM; ‘Governors’ undue overbearing killing LGs’ autonomy’

Olamiji Martins, an indigene of Ogun State is a senior partner at Marvic Alpha Legal Practice. Martins was called to Bar in 2015. In this encounter with JOHN CHIKEZIE, he speaks on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the judiciary, government’s penchant disobedience for court orders, insecurity and sundry issues   Judiciary in amidst COVID-19 and […]

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Police dock man for stealing

A 28-year-old man, Sunday Yaya, was at the weekend arraigned before an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court in Isabo for allegedly stealing items worth N8million, property of National Blood Transfusion Service. The defendant, who lived at ABC compound, Mawuko in Abeokuta, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.   Prosecutor Balogun Lawrence told the court […]

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4 Petro Union Oil firm’s directors know fate Wednesday over £2.55bn fraud

Four directors of a giant oil and gas firm, Petro Union Oil and Gas Company will on Wednesday know their fate before a Lagos Federal High Court over an alleged fraud of £2.55billion days after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) re-arraigned them over the alleged economic crimes.   The directors–Abayomi Kukoyi, trading under […]

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‘Efficient service to clients panacea for successful practice’

Noel Joseph Arthur, an Associate at Stalwart Legal Practitioners, one of Nigeria’s top law firms based in Lagos, in this encounter with JOHN CHIKEZIE speaks on fight against copyright infringement in Nigeria, challenges of young lawyers and sundry issues   Background   I am a multi-faceted corporate commercial legal professional. I believe in teamwork and […]

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Man jailed 25 years for defiling 13-year-old schoolgirl

Barely three years after he was arraigned, a middle-aged man, Nura Asumoge, was at the weekend, sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by the Lagos State Sexual Offences Court, Ikeja for defiling a 13-year-old schoolgirl in Lagos.   The defendant, Asumoge was earlier arraigned by the Lagos State government on a one-count charge in 2018. Nura […]

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Our agenda for new service chiefs, by lawyers

AKEEM NAFIU writes that lawyers have asked the new service chiefs appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to be on top of their game both in tactics, strategies and timing as they were carrying the burden of a raped and bereaved nation seeking succour   Some senior lawyers have asked the newly appointed service chiefs to […]

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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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