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Police arraign man for alleged N7m fraud

A 44-year-old man, Tasiu Isah, has been arraigned by the police before Chief Magistrate O. I. Raji of an Ogba Magistrates’ Court over alleged N7 million fraud. Isah, who allegedly conspired with others said to be at large, to commit the offence on August 26, 2022, was arraigned on a 3- count charge of obtaining […]

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Disquiet over N1m SAN application fee

Lawyers express mixed feelings over new fee   TUNDE OYESINA writes on the controversies trailing the N1 million application fee for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) recently announced by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC)   Controversies have continued to trail the N1 million application fee announced by the Legal Practitioners Privileges […]

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Court dissolves 14-year-old marriage over childlessness

A 14-year-old marriage between Maxwell Chuka and his wife, Christy, has been dissolved by a Customary Court in Jikwoyi, Abuja, presided over by Malam Labaran Gusau, on grounds of childlessness. The marriage was dissolved by the court after Christy consented to the dissolution, saying she is no longer interested in the union. “I am fed […]

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2023: Maikyau tasks lawyers on re-positioning, rebuilding Nigeria

Ahead of the February/ March general election, the Pesident of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Yakubu Maikyau (SAN), has called on legal practitioners to work towards the re-positioning of Nigeria. In his new year message to lawyers, Maikyau reminded his colleagues of their critical role in nation building.   The message reads: “It is with […]

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Jobless man remanded over attempted robbery

Magistrate O. A. Akande of an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, has ordered the remand of a 32-yearold unemployed man, Abdullahi Abdulkadiri, in a correctional centre over alleged attempted armed robbery. The court in ordering Abdullahi’s remand directed the police to return his case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) pending […]

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Endangering justice system

Outrage over arsonists’ attacks on courts FRANCIS IWUCHUKWU writes that lawyers are of the unanimous view that the arsonists’ attacks on courts in some parts of the country remains an assault on the Constitution, rule of law and justice. They also called for the declaration of a state of emergency in the judicial sector   […]

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Lawyers to pay N1m to apply for SAN rank

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has opened applications for the 2023 award of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) with a N1million fee. The LPPC, in a notice by its Secretary/Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hajo Sarki Bello, said the application began on January 1, and closes on March 31, 2023. […]

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Abimbola Ogbonna: Family seeks review of murder case by DPP, Lagos govt

A call has been extended to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) and Lagos State government, to review the murder case of the late Mrs. Abimbola Ogbonna, wife of celebrity Lagos auto dealer, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, popularly known as IVD, and ensure that a proper charge is preferred against anyone found culpable of the crime.   […]

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Industrial Accident: Court orders firm to pay N15m to ex-staff

Justice J. I. Targema of the National Industrial Court in Awka, Anambra State, has ordered a firm, Axxon Energy Limited, to pay the sum of N15 million, to an ex-staff, Happy Uche, as compensation.   The judge arrived at the decision while delivering judgement in a suit instituted by the former manager, whose left leg […]

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Lawyers: Undue preference for political matters fuelling cases’ congestion

Why adjudication of political cases must be redefined, by lawyers   Should retired judges be engaged to preside over political cases? Lawyers say yes, no. TUNDE OYESINA reports   Lawyers have expressed divergent views on the proposition from some quarters in the judiciary that retired judges should be appointed to preside over election cases. At […]

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