Friday August 1st, 2014
Friday August 1st, 2014
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The war against corruption: How has Nigeria fared?

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Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption, defines corruption as ‘the abuse of entrusted power for private gain’. For the words ‘entruusted power’ the World Bank uses the words ‘public office’. Its own definition therefore comes out as ‘the abuse of public office for private gain’.

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Politicians rob judiciary of best brains — Justice Phillips

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Justice Ayotunde Philips

JUstice Ayotunde Philips on July 26, retired as the Chief Judge of Lagos State, a position she held for two years. In this interview, she speaks on her life as a lawyer, on the bench and what her experiences were as Chief Judge.
She also bares her mind on the corruption in the judiciary and measures that can help curb corruption in the system.

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BRT Probe: Falana requests Fashola to remove Justice Adebajo as chairman

  /   in Law & Human Rights 6:41 am   /   Comments

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A senior advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana yesterday urged the Lagos state governor, Mr BabatundeFashola, SAN, to reconstitute the judicial commission set up by the Lagos State government to investigate the army/civilian clash which occurred along Ikorodu Road, Lagos on July 4, 2014 on the ground that its chairman, Justice Ebenezer Adebajo (rtd.) does not fit for the post.

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Glowing tribute as Aturu goes home tomorrow

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IT was a day of glowing tributes for late human rights activist, Bamidele Francis Aturu as jurists, lawyers and rights activists came together at a colloquium in his honour in Lagos. It was indeed a gathering of who is who in the human rights community and the Bar.

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Adekoya urges lawyers to demand probity, ethical conduct

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*Funke Adekoya

THE only female candidate in the just concluded Nigerian Bar Asssociation NBA, presidential election, Mrs Funke Adekoya, SAN has said lawyers should demand probity and ethical conduct that are in their best interest and hold elected officers accountable to the highest standard

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NBA Assistant Publicity Secretary advocates electoral reforms

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OUTGOING Assistant Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA Mr John Austin Unachukwu, has called on the in-coming president of the NBA, Mr Augustine Alegeh SAN to carry out a holistic reform of the Association’s processes to make it seamless, less rigorous, transparent and credible.

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NBA election: A tale of the good, the bad and the ugly

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:59 am   /   Comments

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It was a sight to behold! Hearing their sonorous voices from the other side of the fence, one would have thought that a new Pentecostal church had relocated to the M&M Event Center which is adjacent to the Nicon Luxury hotel in Abuja.

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Fashola, CJ, others proffer solution to justice delay

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Stakeholders in the justice sector converged in Lagos in the penultimate week to develop an action plan aimed at bringing to an end issues of delay in justice administration.

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Late Esiso’s firm: Retired director alleges threat to life

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A retired director in the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Eunice Oddiri nee Esiso and her siblings have alleged a threat to their lives, following battle with one of her elder brothers over ownership of their late father’s multi-billion Naira firm in Warri.

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Behold, the man Alegeh

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*Mr Augustine Alegeh (SAN) . Photo: Dayo Benson.

A six footer with a baritone voice, his imposing frame confers a commanding presence of a no-nonsense leader.
Bespectacled Alegeh comes across as one whose mission to lead the bar is backed by a clear vision and a sense of direction.

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Alegeh emerges NBA president

  /   in Law & Human Rights, News 3:42 pm   /   Comments

*Mr Augustine Alegeh (SAN) . Photo: Dayo Benson.

Mr. Augusustine Alegeh (SAN) has been elected the President of the Nigerian Bar Association.

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Strike cripples Rivers Judicial arm of government

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:28 am   /   Comments

Gate of the Rivers state Judiciary complex.

It is one month now the Rivers State Judiciary complex has been under lock and key due to the strike embarked upon by the state chapter of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN.

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NBA Presidency: On whom will the lot fall?

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:22 am   /   Comments

*Funke Adekoya

With barely four days to the much awaited Nigerian Bar Association NBA election, candidates have been perfecting plans to win highest number of delegates’ votes

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Plea Bargain: Company asks court to set aside order over violation

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Sidochem Industries Nigeria Limited, a company owned by the defunct Oceanic bank, has asked the Federal High Court (FHC) sitting in Lagos to set aside its previous order made on November 12, 2013 on the grounds that it violated the Plea Bargain Agreement entered into by Mrs Cecilia Ibru and the Federal Government

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Corrupt judges, SANs working together—CJN

  /   in Law & Human Rights 2:25 am   /   Comments

*Aloma-Mariam-Mukhtar, CJN: Promises reformation

Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Hon. Justice Aloma Mukhtar, yesterday, accused some Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SAN, of working in tandem with corrupt judges who are under probe before the National Judicial Council, NJC, for corruption and misconduct.

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NBA election: I’ll bridge gap between national office and branches – Abar

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:47 am   /   Comments

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One of the things you promised to do if elected NBA general secretary is to bridge the gap between the national office of the NBA and branches throughout the country, how do you intend to do this?

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Stringent bail conditions pitch lawyers against govt in Ondo

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A recent circular is sued by the Ondo state government, over precondition for approval/perfection of bail application for those standing sureties for any accused person, has set lawyers on a war path with the government.

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Oil theft: Fagbemi advocates stiffer sanctions

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The ninth edition of the Chief Babatunde Olusola Benson(SAN) annual public lecture organised by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikorodu Branch, has come and gone, however the topic chosen by the Ikorodu Bar this time addressed an issue that seems to be threatening the economic survival of the country.

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How insurgents frustrated my multimillion naira law library — Enikhomehin

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A former commissioner representing Ondo State on the board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Benson Enikhomehin, has lamented that his vision of building a multi-million naira law library in Abuja was frustrated by the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in the city.

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Funsho Williams: Court acquits defendants, dismisses charge

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Late Funsho Williams

Justice Ebenezer Adebajo of a Lagos High Court at Igbosere, has discharged and acquitted the six persons that were accused of killing Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, bigwig in Lagos State, Funsho Williams. After eight years of trial, they walked away from court as free men.

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Insurgents’ activities: we must address welfare of affected lawyers —Alegeh

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

Augustine Alegeh
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MR. Augustine Alegeh SAN is one of the five candidates, including four senior advocates vying for the office of the president of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA. A candidate of the Midwest bar forum, Alegeh in this interview spoke on why he is offering himself for the top job, his visions and missions if elected as well as other related issues

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NBA Election: FIDA members rally support for Adekoya

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*Funke Adekoya

A senior advocate and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) presidential aspirant, Mrs. Funke Adekoya has decried the abduction of the Chibok girls.

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Retired Supreme Court Justice cannot be entrusted with NJC — Azinge

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:31 am   /   Comments

File photo: Supreme-Court-Abuja

Professor Epiphany Azinge SAN, is the immediate past director-general of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS). He recently pulled out of the institution after completing his five year tenure, but remains a Research Professor of law at the institute.In this interview, he spoke on his achievements and challenges at NIALS. He also spoke on the judiciary, legal education and ethical standard in the profession as well as other related issues.

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Confab’s mixed message on judiciary reform

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THE 2014 National Conference’s Committee on Law, Judiciary, Human Right, and Legal Reforms alongside other committees had turned up its report for the conference plenary debates and adoption on May 15th, 2014.

The 25-member committee which includes retired Justices G.A.Oguntade, T.F.Tabai, HRH LawalHassam Gumi, Abdullahi Mustafpha, Peter Akere, Adamu Aliyu, Baba Alkali Ba’aba, Adamu Bello and Veronica Ngozi Umeh; i.e. nine in all.

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Adekoya decries abduction of Chibok girls as FIDA marks 50

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*Funke Adekoya

A senior advocate and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) presidential aspirant, Mrs. Funke Adekoya has decried the abduction of the Chibok girls.

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LIM slams FG over siege on press

  /   in Law & Human Rights 8:29 pm   /   Comments

Lawyers in the Media, LIM, has added its voice to the condemnation of a recent siege on the press, over military clampdown on the press, following their arrest and seizure of circulation vehicles belonging to some newspaper houses.

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Matters arising from Chibok: Transformation catalyst needed for Nigeria

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Lest we forget, one of the main, and dare I say, initial reasons for the Boko Haram insurgency is the fact that the sect wishes to ensure that “western” education is stopped in the country. As was stated by the leader of the sect, girls should not even be seen in schools. They should be at home just to be prepared for marriage!

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CJ appointment crisis: Would Rivers judiciary be same again?

  /   in Law & Human Rights 1:08 am   /   Comments

*Aloma Mariam Mukhtar

AS the face-off between the National Judicial Council, NJC and Rivers State government over who heads the state judiciary lingers, stakeholders have been expressing worries over constitutional breakdown as well as effect the brouhaha would have on the third arm of government.

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‘How Arbitration can encourage Foreign Direct Investment in Nigeria’

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MR Momoh Kadiri is a Nigerian Lawyer practicing in London. He specializes in arbitration. In this interview, he spoke on what Nigeria can benefit from arbitration and why parties prefer London for arbitration and other related issues.

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NBA Election: Lagos Lawyers fault guidelines

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The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA),guidelines for its forth coming election in July has continued to generate controversies as lawyers in the Lagos Branch of the Association have faulted the guidelines recently released by the NBA Electoral Committee saying that they are riddled with many irregularities that will jeopardise the wishes of the electorate.

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NBA election: Eastern Bar Forum adopts candidates

  /   in Law & Human Rights 8:55 pm   /   Comments

As the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, 2014 election approaches, the elders and governing council of the Eastern Bar Forum, EBF, have adopted candidates for various offices.

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Confab’s mixed message on judiciary reform

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THE 2014 National Conference’s committee on Law, Judiciary, Human Right, and Legal Reforms alongsides other committees had turned up its report for the conference plenary debates and adoption on May 15th, 2014.
The 25-member committee which includes retired Justices G.A.Oguntade, T.F.Tabai, HRH LawalHassam Gumi, Abdullahi Mustafpha, Peter Akere, Adamu Aliyu, Baba Alkali Ba’aba, Adamu Bello and Veronica Ngozi Umeh; i.e. nine in all.

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