Friday August 29th, 2014
Friday August 29th, 2014
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Retired Supreme Court Justice cannot be entrusted with NJC — Azinge

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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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Nigerian Judiciary and 15 years of democracy

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:50 am   /   Comments

*OZEKHOME

BY MIKE OZEKHOME (SAN) No doubt, the Nigerian Judiciary has had to contend with powerful variegated democratic forces since 1999, forces that are at once centripetal as they are centrifugal. It has been buffeted from all sides; assailed by inglorious politicians who lost their electoral legal battles in Court; bled internally by some irredeemably corrupt

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JIBRIN ISAH Vs INEC: A case of judgment without justice? (2)

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COURTnew

In another breadth,my Lords at the supreme court willfully ignored the evidence in a manner inconsistent with the records before the court   and proceeded to make another finding when it held in paragraph 8 of the lead judgement that: “This suit was filed by appellant on 9/2/12. That is,it took the appellant over two

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Confab’s mixed message on judiciary reform

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Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar

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.

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….Adesina unfolds nine-point agenda

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*Oladele Adesina

A presidential candidate in the coming Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA), Mr. Dele Adesina, SAN, has enunciated a nine-point agenda he intends to implement if elected the association’s president.

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NBA Presidency: Adekoya, Alegeh solicit Igbo lawyers’ votes

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*Funke Adekoya

Ahead of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, election scheduled to hold in July, candidates have intensified their efforts to win votes as Mrs Funke Adekoya SAN and Mr. Austin Alegeh SAN stormed the monthly meeting of Otu Oka-Iwu Lagos to seek support for their bids. Otu Oka-Iwu is a union of lawyers of Igbo extraction.

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Nigerian Judiciary and 15 Years Of Democracy

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Chief Mike Ozekhome

No doubt, the Nigerian Judiciary has had to contend with powerful variegated democratic forces since 1999, forces that are at once centripetal as they are centrifugal. It has been buffeted from all sides; assailed by inglorious politicians who lost their electoral legal battles in Court; bled internally by some irredeemably corrupt Judicial elements; mocked by a non-cooperating Executive that denies it of much needed funds, and ridiculed by a legislature that makes laws for everything, except for the peace, order and good government of Nigeria.

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NBA Presidency: Adekoya, Alegeh canvass Igbo lawyers’ votes

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*Funke Adekoya

Ahead of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, election scheduled to hold in July, candidates have intensified their efforts to win votes as Mrs Funke Adekoya SAN and Mr. Austin Alegeh SAN stormed the monthly meeting of Otu Oka-Iwu Lagos to seek support for their bids. Out Oka-Iwu is a union of lawyers of Igbo extraction

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JIBRIN ISAH Vs INEC: A case of judgment without justice? (2)

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law-book

In another breadth,my Lords at the supreme court willfully ignored the evidence in a manner inconsistent with the records before the court and proceeded to make another finding when it held in paragraph 8 of the lead judgement that: “This suit was filed by appellant on 9/2/12. That is,it took the appellant over two months to complain about an election he did not take part in…”

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Missing schoolgirls: A matter of human rights and security

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WHEN President Goodluck Jonathan assumed office in May 2011, he identified persistent violence and crime as a major problem confronting the country. He promised to “confront this threat against our collective peace and security, and bring the perpetrators to justice.”

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JIBRIN ISAH Vs INEC : A case of judgment without justice?

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:38 am   /   Comments

Basically, “Lex non deficere protest in justitia exhibenda”, is a Latin legal maxim which implies that the law cannot fail in dispensing justice.

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Braithwaite expresses frustration over court’s adjournment of case

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Dr. Tunji Braithwaite

Lawyer and rights activist, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite has expressed disgust over adjournment of trial by an Ikeja High Court in a N10 billion suit, he filed against Standard Chartered Bank over a building erected by the bank.

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SBL promotes exemplary governance and economic development

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Mr. Seni Adio is the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association’s (NBA) Section on Business Law (SBL) Conference Planning Committee. He is also the Chairman of the SBL’s Committee on Consumer Protection and Products Liability. He is a member of the illustrious law school set of 1988

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EBC set to empower lawyers in Nigeria

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India’s leading law information providers, Eastern Book Company (EBC), has said it intends to empower members of the legal profession and contribute to the strengthening of the rule of law in Nigeria.

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Hon. Justice Chukwudifu Akunna Oputa: A titan is gone

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

*Justice Chukwudifu  Oputa..

When on December 5, 1986 Justice C.A Oputa joined his learned brethren of the Supreme Court – Bello, Aniagolu, Coker, Karibi-Whyte, Kawu and Belgore, JJ. SC., – to deliver judgment in the celebrated case, Aliu Bello & 13 others V. Attorney General, Oyo State (1986) 2 NSCC 1257 – it became clear within our local as well as the international legal community that the administration of justice would shed its toga of technicalities and assume a more progressive and liberal tone.

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Government should encourage private investors on mortgage — Anyadubalu

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Pat-Anyadubalu

Yes, I have written a novel, entitled “Behind the Campus” which is a satire of what happens in our tertiary institutions. The great novelist, Late Chief Cyprain Ekwensi wrote the introduction. The second book is “Topical Issues in Nigerian Politics (1996 to 2006)” which is a compendium of my selected articles published by the various print media during the period under reference.

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Statutory Transfers: SIN wants minister to comply with court order

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*Finance Minister, Ngozi-Okonjo-Iweala

A group known as Stop Impunity Nigeria (SIN) has said the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, risk contempt of court for refusing to comply with the order of mandamus, by a Federal High Court (FHC) sitting in Abuja, compelling her to grant them access to the details of the statutory transfers in the 2013 Appropriation Act.

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NBA Presidential election: Azike, Agbakoba differ on zoning

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Agbakoba

As controversy rages over the zoning of the 2014 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Presidential election, a member of Body of Benchers, Chief Ziggy Azike, has expressed dissatisfaction with the position of Dr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN on the issue, even as the latter said resolving the Midwest question is the most important thing.

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Corruption-free Judiciary: The unfulfilled dreams of Justice Oputa

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*Justice Chukwudifu  Oputa..

The history of the world they say is nothing but a compendium of the biographies of great men- and as the proverbial literary guru, Williams Shakespeare aptly noted, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them”

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Section of Business Law has impacted the polity — Adio

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Seni Adio

Mr. Seni Adio is the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association’s (NBA) Section on Business Law (SBL) Conference Planning Committee for the 8th Annual Business Conference. He is also the Chairman of the SBL’s Committee on Consumer Protection and Products Liability. He is a member of the illustrious law school set of 1988.

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Chibok Girls: Gender violence and human rights

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:45 am   /   Comments

#BringBackOurGirls

ON Monday, April 14, 2014 over 200 young female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State were abducted by Boko Haram members, sending shock waves across the globe. It is believed that the gunmen took the girls to the Sambisa forest near the Cameroonian border.

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Constitution: The task before the national conference

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confab-new

This year, Nigeria celebrated 100 years of existence as a political entity. Also this year, the President convened a National Conference to deliberate and find solution to Nigeria’s Constitutional problems

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Law Pavilion trains Lagos State Justice Ministry Directors

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Lawyers1

Law Pavilion has organised a training for Directors at the Lagos State Ministry of Justice
The essence of the 3-Day training was to Maximise the use of the LawPavilion software. It was also meant to enhance the efficiency and productivity of Counsels by use of the LawPavilion software application.

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