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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 […]

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APC: Dilemma of party bogged down in litigation

AKEEM NAFIU writes on the myriads of court cases plaguing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which has not only put the party’s fortune in jeopardy but also made it a mockery of opposition   T hese are not the best of times for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).     Reason: The party […]

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MCSN wins N5.4bn case against Multichoice

…as court grants power to curb copyright’s infringement     Y ears after its battle against copyrights infringement on musical works, a Federal High Court, Abuja division has empowered Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (MCSN) to axe offenders of the music industry’s intellectual property.     Besides, the court empowered MCSN to compel users of […]

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Outrage over worsening insecurity

AKEEM NAFIU writes that lawyers were unanimous that the worsening security challenges in the country would scare investors out of the country. This, they said, was already portraying the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in bad light in view of unending protests from the President’s home state     S ome lawyers have expressed great […]