Monday November 24th, 2014
Monday November 24th, 2014
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NIS intensifies screening of visitors at entry points

  /   in Counsel Corner 8:05 pm   /   Comments

THE Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has reiterated its commitment towards ensuring that Ebola virus never finds its way into the country again, hence the intensified screening of visitors at all entry points in Nigeria.

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CJN: No regrets over my actions —Mukhtar

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:54 am   /   Comments

*Aloma Mariam Mukhtar

She came, she saw- and to an extent, reinvigorated the fervour to stamp out the burden of corruption that has in no small measure weighed down the scale of justice in Nigeria.

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NBA wants Supreme Court Justices appointed from the bar

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Vice chairman, NBA Ikeja branch, Barr. Lateef Abdulsalam, members, Barr. Oludare Akande, Barr. Adekunle Ajasa, Mrs Maimuna Eseigne and Barr, Wahab Shitu, during NBA Ikeja branch session for Late Bamidele Aturu, held at NBA Secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos. Photo Lamidi Bamidele

Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has again advocated the appointment of Supreme Court Justices from the bar in order to bring practical experience to the apex court.

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Ekiti: It’s an assault on temple of justice — BOSAN

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Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, BOSAN, has described the Ekiti incident, in which a judge was allegedly molested, as an assault on the temple of justice.

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Judicial officers must be incorruptible —Mukhtar

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*Aloma-Mariam-Mukhtar, CJN: Promises reformation

The immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mariam Mukhtar, has urged judicial officers to maintain high standard of integrity, incorruptibility, fairness and transparency in the discharge of their duties.

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Judges have failed to assert their independence — Akeredolu

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:33 am   /   Comments

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CHIEF Rotimi Akeredolu IS the former Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, President (2008-2010). He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1978 and appointed Ondo State Attorney General in 1997, a position he held until 1999. And in 1998, he was conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Akeredolu was also Chairman of the Legal Aid Council (2005–2006).

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Hon Justice K.O. Anyah (rtd): The last of the titans begins the final journey

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Anyah

IN mythology, the Titan is thought to be one of the 12 children of Heaven and Earth, ancient gods of Greece, probably of the pre- Hellenic population according to the New Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language, International Edition, In conventional usage, a Titan is someone or something of very great strength, size, intellect or importance, also named after the Titans in Greek mythology who belonged to a family of giants

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Defamation: MCSN’s chairman secures N25m damages against COSON’s boss

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An Ikeja High Court presided over by Justice O. Femi-Adeniyi has awarded a N25 million damages against the Chairman of Board of Directors of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Chief Tony Okoroji, in favour of Mr. Mayo Ayilaran of Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria Limited (MCSN) over a defamatory publication credited to COSON’s chairman.

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Ekiti: It’s an assault on temple of justice — BOSAN

  /   in Law & Human Rights 8:57 pm   /   Comments

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Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, BOSAN, has described the Ekiti incident, in which a judge was allegedly molested, as an assault on the temple of justice.

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What does corruption really mean?

  /   in Law & Human Rights 8:14 am   /   Comments

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WHAT does corruption look like? The short answer is: not what you think it does, at least according to President Goodluck Jonathan who while recently “rethinking corruption” said that: “Over 70% of what are called corruption [offences], even by the EFCC [Economic and Financial Crimes Commission] and other anti-corruption agencies, is not corruption, but common stealing.”

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Legal Aid Council encourages pro-bono services – Ayorinde

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By Onozure Dania CHIEF Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN) was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986 after obtaining a  degree in law at the University College, Buckland, London.  He was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2005. He was Pro-Chancellor, Chairman Governing Council, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State between

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We’re implementing recommendations of the Maritime Seminar for Judges – Bello

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*Hassan Bello

EXECUTIVE Secretary Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC, Mr. Hassan Bello, said that the Council has started implementing some of the recommendations reached at the Maritime Seminar for Judges held recently.

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Kirikiri prisons: It was a protest, not jailbreak – Inmate

  /   in Law & Human Rights 8:14 pm   /   Comments

Time for sports for the inmates

THE recent visit of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC team, led by its Executive Secretary, Professor Bem Angwe and his senior officials to the Kirikiri medium security prison, Lagos was yet another eye opener to what is happening within the walls of the prison yards.

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Judges’ discipline: Is out-going CJN high handed?

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:43 am   /   Comments

Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Aloma Mariam Muktar,

THE Nigerian judiciary by its very nature is the most reserved organ of the Federal government.

Most of its secrets and scandals are meticulously swept under the spacious carpets of history.

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Insurgency: FG should explain terms and condition of ceasefire – Alegeh

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SAN

Mr. Austine Alegeh, SAN, is the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA. In this interview, he spoke on the released abducted former NBA President, Mr Okey Wali, SAN, among other national issues, as well as those affecting the NBA

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Court order must be obeyed to sustain our democracy — Gov Orji

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:23 am   /   Comments

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Governor of Abia State, Chief Theodore Orji, in his over seven years tenure, went through 12 election petition tribunals. A situation which better describes the popular saying that uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. However, what is unique is that in each case he came out clean. In this interview, the governor spoke on a 576 page book titled ‘Abia Governorship Law Reports’ edited by former Attorney General of Imo State, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), the allegations, against him on the Okija shrine, the impact of the compendium on jurisprudence, the rule of law, the inclusion of the opponents in the running of his administration and other related issues

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Good Governance: Legal and regulatory framework for capacity building

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Humankind has been experiencing unprecedented change at a frenetic pace in recent times. Whether we are contemplating societal structure or organization, management, science and technology, the arts or even sports, everything seems to point to the fact that we are living in an era of unprecedented transition where old ideas, assumptions and perspectives are yielding to change which we all have to grapple with if we are not to be left behind or become disoriented and diffident in the face of new, unfamiliar scenarios.

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Is anarchy an alternative?

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Some buses burnt by thugs in Ekiti

Recent events in the polity have not only left a sour taste in the mouth of right thinking and law abiding citizens but have left rather innocent Nigerians wondering whether a slide into anarchy is a distinct possibility. Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) the late English philosopher, in his rather famous Leviathan (pt.11,ch.19) parodied the idea of anarchy when he noted that ‘they that are discontented under monarchy, call it tyranny; and they that are displeased with aristocracy, call it oligarchy; so also, they which find themselves grieved under a democracy, called it anarchy, which signifies the want of government; and yet I think no man believes, that want of government, is any kind of government”.

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How not to implement National Lottery Act

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Cross-Section of members of House of  the Reps debating removal of fuel subsidy during Special Session in Abuja.

LOTTERY, like other ideas borrowed from other jurisdictions, is a creation of statute. In England, a statute of 1698 provided that lotteries were by default illegal unless specifically authorized by statute. A 1934 Act was further liberalized in 1956 and in 1976 small lotteries were legalized.

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Release Okey Wali unconditionally now — SANs

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:29 am   /   Comments

Okey Wali

SENIOR Advocates of Nigeria and other lawyers have unanimously condemned the abduction of the immediate past president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Mr Okey Wali SAN.

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Corruption, Impunity threaten human rights — Oyebode

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Prof. Oyebode

Professor of International Law at the University of Lagos, Prof Akin Oyebode, has warned that massive corruption and impunity constitute grave threats to individual freedom and human rights in Nigeria.

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Former Ogun AG urges FG to set up outfit for disbursement of security funds

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Former Ogun State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Lanre Ogunlesi SAN, has called on the federal government to enhance security system in the country through setting up an outfit managed by competent and tested Nigerian for disbursement of security funds as at when needed.

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Nigeria @54: Delay in dispensation of justice worrisome — CJN

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:21 am   /   Comments

Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar

As Nigeria marks its 54th year of existence as a corporate entity, stakeholders in the justice sector have emphasized the need for a holistic reform that would make justice affordable and accessible to the common man.

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Projects continuity bill will stop abandoned projects — Ugbo

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Ntufam-Ugbo1

Law and economics go hand in hand, law and development go hand in hand. If you create an enabling environment what it means is that your legal systems in place are perfect, you can encourage investors to come in and invest because the legal environment is conducive for them to operate and when that happens, it brings development, so you see the nexus between law and economic development.

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Lawyer petitions AGF, others over unlawful detention

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Mohammed Adoke, Justice Minister

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, SAN has been petitioned by a Lagos based lawyer, Mr. Emmanuel Achukwu over his detention by the Special Ant-Robbery Squad, Ikeja and subsequent criminal prosecution by the Police Special Fraud Unit allegedly at the instigation of a Belgian and his business partner.

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Why some visa applications fail

  /   in Counsel Corner 11:00 pm   /   Comments

VISA applicants are advised to be well prepared and understand that it is up to them to qualify for a visa during visa interviews by embassies’ consular officers.

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Appeal Court blends justice delivery with technology

  /   in Law & Human Rights 1:26 pm   /   Comments

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As part of efforts to meet the challenges of the new legal year, President, Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa and other Justices of the court, have stepped up efforts to make the appellate court information technology compliant.

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Nigeria: 54 years of what?

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:37 am   /   Comments

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Only yesterday, Nigeria as a country had a low key celebration to mark the 54th anniversary of its political independence from our colonial masters. Perhaps, the anniversary was celebrated without fanfare or pomp and pageantry in acknowledgment of the global and widespread economic crisis that is top on the agenda of most developed, developing and least developed nations.

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Internally displaced persons: Relief at last, courtesy of AUN

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:21 am   /   Comments

NIGERIA, Maiduguri : Women and children gather into a car's trunk as villagers flee the village of Jakana, outside Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, on March 6, 2014.. AFP PHOTO

By Augustina Anyaegbu A MAJOR disturbing fallout of the on-going war against insurgents in the North East of Nigeria is the worsening crisis of internally displaced persons, IDPs. While troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces battle to contain the insurgents from over running communities and spreading terror and destruction, many have been forced to flee

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America not immune to human rights violations

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:48 am   /   Comments

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I Was among the 21 persons, working to promote the enjoyment of human rights across the world, that were invited by the United States Department of State to participate in a two-week International Visitors Leadership Programme, IVLP, titled US Foreign Policy and Human Rights.

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Council of Legal Education Statutory report to NBA

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Vice chairman, NBA Ikeja branch, Barr. Lateef Abdulsalam, members, Barr. Oludare Akande, Barr. Adekunle Ajasa, Mrs Maimuna Eseigne and Barr, Wahab Shitu, during NBA Ikeja branch session for Late Bamidele Aturu, held at NBA Secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos. Photo Lamidi Bamidele

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, led by the President, has continued to provide the requisite robust synergy for the seamless discharge of Council’s mandate through its active representation on the Council by gentlemen and ladies whose contributions over the years remain invaluable.

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Cleric urges judges to seek God’s wisdom in their jobs

  /   in Law & Human Rights 8:41 pm   /   Comments

NEW APPEAL COURT JUDGES: Cross section of the newly appointed Justices of the Court of Appeal, during their swearing-in ceremony by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, at the Supreme Court in Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan.

RT Rev. Olusola Odedeji of the Cathedral Church of Christ, Arch Bishop Lagos West Dioceses, in Lagos, has urged judges to seek divine wisdom from God in the discharge of their duties. Odedeji gave the charge at a special service to mark the opening of the new legal year 2014/2015 in Lagos state. Activities marking the new legal year are slated to hold from September 22 to 25.

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