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    Appoint Supreme Court Justices from outside- UAC tells Buhari

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    AS part of ongoing efforts to make the judiciary more vibrant, stakeholders have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint Supreme Court Justices from outside, as constitution does not specify that such an appointment should be from within.

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    Illegal detention: School proprietor slams N5m suit against IG, others

    THE proprietor and director of D Glory Top Private Schools, Legasa Phase 11, Lakowe, Lagos , Pastor Ochuko Osusu, has instituted a N5million fundamental rights enforcement suit before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos against the Inspector General of Police over his alleged illegal detention by the Police at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti.

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    Why death penalty’s not solution to problem of kidnapping in Nigeria

    EARLIER this month, the Senate approved a proposal to introduce a bill that will make kidnapping punishable by death. Many commentators have welcomed the decision arguing that the death penalty will deter the increasing number of kidnappings in the country. They are wrong. Kidnapping has reached epidemic levels in Nigeria and whilst the need for the Federal Government to fight this crime effectively has never been more urgent, the death penalty is not the solution. The reason for this is that there is no credible evidence that the death penalty deters kidnapping – or any other crime for that matter.

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    Employee sues communication firm for N350 million

    A N350 million suit has been instituted against Tecno Telecoms Limited and three others over alleged wrongful inducement and misrepresentation of facts, that led the claimant accepting a job from defendant’s company. Respondents in the suit by Mr Festus Irenonse before the Lagos division of the National Industrial Court, NIC, are Mr Rat Fang, Mr. Adebayo Adegboye and Total Data Limited.

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    .Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama

    Don’t blame Judiciary for Nigeria’s woes- Gadzama, SAN

    To attack the judiciary or to even blame it for the woes of the society are the misguided and regrettable acts of overzealous elements who are ignorant of the principles of separation of power and have no respect for the concept of the rule of law. Hierarchically speaking, I think the judiciary is by virtue of its role to the society the only ‘big brother’ with the capacity to determine disputes between the other arms of government, the different tiers of government, government and individuals and between individuals – themselves. How then, can the big brother be the cause of the problem?

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    Court order: Community petitions IG over land dispute

    Days after a Lagos High Court, ruled in its favour, the Agunfoye village Igbogbo, an Ikorodu community in Lagos, has not known peace. Reason: The community has been under attacks by land speculators in an alleged connivance with the police, leading to loss of innocent lives and destruction of property worth millions of naira. This followed a right of occupancy ceded in favour of the Agunfoye village Igbogbo headed by the Adeyoruwa family.

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    Justice Abdul-Fatai Kuti

    Corrupt Judges should be sentenced to life imprisonment- Justice Kuti

    There are good judges who came from the academia such as late Idigbe, Nnaemeka Agu, Ganiyu Agbaje, Yemisi Omoleye and others. Brilliant lawyers can be appointed into the Supreme Court. Even Agbakoba was the son a chief judge of Eastern Nigeria. Make him a judge today and you will enjoy him. I am not campaigning for him though I know him very well.

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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

    Law firm’s annual lecture tasks govt on economic growth

    A Professor of Harvard Business School , Prof. Robert Z. Lawrence has advised Nigerian government to take advantage of global economy trend by moving the nation away from mono economy to achieve a sustainable growth . He stated this at this year’s annual lecture organised by a law firm Punuka, titled “ The challenges of balancing the need for protection of developing economies and the provision of enabling environment for foreign investment”.

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    Grazing bill: An ill wind that will blow no good

    In recent times, the nation has been awash with news of a certain grazing bill pending before the National Assembly for consideration. Up till now, no one is sure as to the exact purpose for the said Bill, save that it was said to be meant to address the incessant Fulani attacks, especially on farms and local settlements. This Bill has been rejected by all concerned, especially because of its manifestly dangerous consequences on us as a nation.

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    Firm drags Lagos Govt. to Multi-Door Court over contract

    Lagos — A real estate firm, Afriland Properties Plc has filed a N13billion suit against Lagos state government before a Lagos state Multi Door Court House, over the termination of a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) in the redevelopment of Falomo Shopping Complex, Ikoyi between the firm and Lagos State Development and Property Corporation. The firm, which instituted the suit through its lawyer, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde SAN claimed that Lagos state government terminated the contract which was awarded few years ago without following the due process.

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    IPLAN urges National Assembly to amend copyright Act

    Lagos — The Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria (IPLAN) and other stakeholders have urged the National Assembly to reform the copyright laws to ensure it meets all the necessary needs in the creative industries. The call was made during the association’s annual general meeting and pre AGM lecture with the Theme: “Intellectual Property Rights and National Development,” which was held in Lagos.

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    File: Buhari during the 2016 budget presentation to the National Assembly.

    The great budget tug-of-war

    This past week, Nigerians were visited with more uncertainty over the passing of the 2016 Appropriation Bill into law. Having passed the bill on the respective floors of the House of Representatives and the Senate, the countdown to the constitutional deadline for presidential assent, set at 30 days, expired at the weekend. The Appropriation Bill, which is the formal legislative nomenclature for the Budget, has been the inanimate central character in what has turned into a quite animated caper on the national stage in the last few months.

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