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Gana’s ‘extra-judicial’ killing raises dust

AKEEM NAFIU writes that lawyers are demanding an immediate probe of the circumstances surrounding the killing of a gang leader, Terwase Agwaza alias Gana, by the military during an operation in Doma, Nasarawa State. They said the ‘extra-judicial’ killing of Gana is an act of illegality as he is presumed innocent until the contrary is […]

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Furore over Buhari’s call for judiciary’s reform

Adedipe, Sowemimo, others  knock Buhari’s planned reform   AKEEM NAFIU writes that lawyers have questioned the sincerity of President Muhammadu Buhari’s call for the repositioning of judiciary to fast track dispensation of justice. They said his refusal to forward names of four Court of Appeal Justices recommended for Supreme Court Bench by the National Judicial […]

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Curbing maternal death with enhanced laws on women’s rights

Participants at a three-day talk shop organized by IPAS-Nigeria in Ibadan, Oyo State capital reviewed the Global Gag Rule (GGR) policy of the United States (U.S.) which prevented non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from providing abortion services and concluded that there was the need for a review of restrictive laws on abortion to safe women from untimely […]

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‘Why pupilage is panacea for successful law practice’

Tobi Michael Babalola attended Lagos State University (LASU) where he obtained his LL.B. Babalola was called to Bar in 2017. He shares his foray into the law profession with JOHN CHIKEZIE   Background   My name is Tobi Michael Babalola and I’m an indigene of Osun, Ilesa-west local government area. I was called to the […]

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Row over National Water Resources Bill

Lawyers: Proposed National Resources Bill will not stand   AKEEM NAFIU writes that lawyers have joined the fray to kick against the passage of the National Water Resources Bill by the National Assembly. They said the legislation would has no good intention other than to further foist wretchedness and avoidable hardship on Nigerians   Oppositions […]

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YOUNG LAWYERS’ FORUM: ‘Poor remuneration remains young lawyers’ biggest challenge’

Noel Joseph Arthur is an alumnus of Igbinedion University, Okada. Arthur was called to Bar in 2018. He shares his foray into the Law profession in this interview with JOHN CHIKEZIE   Background   My name is Noel Joseph Arthur, an indigene of Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. I graduated from […]

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Virtual proceedings: Osinbajo, Oyewole, Olanipekun, others to speak on media role

Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, a justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu division, Justice Joseph Olubunmi Oyewole, former Pro-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), fiery Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) and former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Professor Chidi Odinkalu will brainstorm on viability of reporting virtual court proceedings […]

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Aggrieved lawyers write Malami over formation of new NBA

  Some aggrieved Northern lawyers who pulled out from the recently concluded Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) conference had written to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, informing him about the formation of a new group known as New Nigerian Bar Association (NNBA). This was contained in a letter dated 28th August 2020 […]

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Court nullifies First Guarantee Pension’s EGM

  Akeem Nafiu Justice Taiwo Taiwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja has nullified the Extra-Ordinary General Meeting of First Guarantee Pension Ltd, which purportedly held on July 8, 2019 and February 20, 2020. The judge held that the meeting, having not been convened by the firm’s Board of Directors, of which the plaintiff, […]

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Unending row over CAMA 2020

AKEEM NAFIU writes that litigations may soon ensue over the newly-signed amended Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 following mounting controversies regarding Section 839 (1) of the new legislation which empowers the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and the supervising minister to sack Board of Trustees of religious organizations and the NGOs on allegations of […]

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