Monday September 22nd, 2014
Monday September 22nd, 2014
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Alegeh emerges NBA president

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*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?

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*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

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*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
SAN

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

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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?

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*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

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*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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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

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

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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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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