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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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Supreme Court of Nigeria

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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National Assembly

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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The state of Ocholi's car after the accident along Kaduna-Abuja road on Sunday. Inset: Ocholi

Requiem for James Ocholi, SAN

EACH time I have had the opportunity to dedicate a tribute to a deceased colleague and friend, I always draw inspiration from a hymn. In the light of the very young children left behind by the demise of late James Ocholi, SAN and his wife Blessing, I believe that the words of hymn 176 (A&M) are, quite instructive. Penned by William Cowper, it is to the following effect

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Can a CJ sign another judge’s judgement order?

The media have been awash of recent with petitions by one Mr. Peter Eze, a lawyer against the Chief Judge of Enugu State, His Lordship, Hon. Justice Innocent Umezulike, to the Attorney-General of the Federation, the National Judicial Council, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission, wherein he levelled allegations of forgery and misconducts.

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