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SARAKI’s TRIAL: Between legal issue and political interest

By Abdulwahab Abdulah THE recent move by some Senators loyal to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, requesting for the withdrawal of his ongoing trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT raised a question on whether such a legal matter could be traded for political exigencies or not. At their meeting recently with the
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Appeal Court upholds Tax Appeal Tribunal jurisdiction to determine disputes

ON March 10, 2017, the Court of Appeal in Appeal Nos CA/L/1144/2015 and CA/L/1145/2015 – CNOOC Exploration & Production Nigeria Ltd. & Anor v. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation & Anor upheld the jurisdiction of the Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT) to determine tax disputes. The appeals arose from disputes over petroleum profits tax and tertiary education tax assessments issued to the Appellants by FIRS.

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Why judicial practice, procedure must be modernised — CJN

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri THE urgent need to modernise judicial practice and procedure in various courts across the country, dominated discourse at the 2017 Refresher Course for Judges and Kadis, held at the National Judicial Institute, NJI, in Abuja on Monday, March 13,2017. In his opening address, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen,
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EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLINGS:Why govt should compensate victims’ families

By Innocent Anaba AS denials continue to trail the  report by Amnesty International, which indicted the Nigerian military and police of killing no fewer than 240 people, including babies in Borno State and 177 pro Biafran agitators, another group; this time, a local one, International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, Intersociety,
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Convicts in Lagos to fill new criminal suspect form

IN line with easing justice delivery in Lagos State, the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos State, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, yesterday handed over the new criminal suspect forms to the Lagos State Police Command and charged officers to adequately use the forms and record information needed when processing suspects through the Charge Room

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