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Magu: Travails of anti-graft czar

AKEEM NAFIU writes on the stormy era of Ibrahim Mustapha Magu as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which may have ended following his suspension from office by President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged corruption       T his is certainly not the best of times for Ibrahim Mustapha Magu […]

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N900m property: Police arraign 4 for killing Odunukwe

T he police in Lagos at the weekend arraigned four accused persons for their alleged involvement in the murder of a 60-year-old Chief Executive Officer of Firman Generator, Chief Ignatius Odunukwe, before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court.     The accused persons- Daniel Bob Ibeaji (42), Arinze Uzor Igwe, 26, Solomon Cletus, 30 and Israel Obigaremu, […]

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‘Pupilage’ll prepare young lawyer for greater task’

Nwokolo Ifeanyi Emmanuel is an alumnus of the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Emmanuel was called to Bar on 12th December, 2017. He shares his law journey with JOHN CHIKEZIE     Background My name is Nwokolo Ifeanyi Emmanuel. I am from Uvuru in Uzo-uwani local government area of Enugu State. I attended the University of […]

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Court convict captain, firm for illegal petrol dealings

J ustice Nicholas Oweibo of a Federal High Court in Lagos has convicted and sentenced Captain Peter Okomi, a firm, Moyitok Nigeria Ltd and a vessel, M. V. Agbeke, to three years imprisonment for illegal petroleum products. The convicts were prosecuted by the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on […]

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‘Why law school grading system is hurtful, unfair’

Samuel Okuneye read law at Lagos State University. Okuneye, who hails from Epe, Lagos State, was called to Bar in 2017. He shares his law journey with JOHN CHIKEZIE     Background   My name is Samuel Okuneye and I am a lawyer with bias for commercial and business law practice. I have special interest […]

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Tackling politicians’ forum shopping

Can a candidate seeking elective office initiate nomination process in more than one political party? Lawyers say no. AKEEM NAFIU reports     S ome senior lawyers have berated politicians who seek elective offices through initiation of nomination process in more than one political party.     The lawyers said the action not only runs […]

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Enugu Chief Judge frees 24 inmates, grants 53 others bail

E nugu State Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Priscilla Emehelu, has set 24 inmates free from two different custodial centres within the state.     Emehelu, who was assisted by other judges in the state, also granted bail to 53 other inmates from Nsukka and Enugu Custodial Centres.   At the Nsukka Custodial Centre, on Friday, […]

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Police re-arraign BDC operator over N162m fraud

The police have re-arraigned an unregistered Bureau De Change (BDC) operator, Uju Peace Izuogu, before Justice Ayokunle Faji of a Federal High Court in Lagos over an alleged N162 million fraud.   Uju was re-arraigned at the weekend alongside her accomplice, Richard Owegie, and a firm, Reoworld Enterprises Limited, on a three-count charge of fraud, […]

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Mobile court orders 5 traders to cut grass in Edo Government’s House

A Uselu Mobile Court in Egor Local Government area of Edo State on Friday ordered five traders to serve community service by cutting grass at Government House’s premises as punishment for displaying their wares in an unauthorised place.     The court also ordered two drivers, who parked their vehicles in an unauthorised place to […]

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9 docked over land dispute in Anambra

N o fewer than nine persons were arraigned before an Ogidi High Court, Anambra State at the weekend.     They were arraigned before Justice Iren Ndigwe for allegedly disposing a portion of land belonging to an Onitsha-based businessman, Chief Gibert Obi popularly known as Bravo.     The accused persons, who are all from […]