Tuesday July 22nd, 2014
Tuesday July 22nd, 2014
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NBA Presidency: Adekoya, Alegeh canvass Igbo lawyers’ votes

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

*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

  /   in Law & Human Rights 7:53 am   /   Comments

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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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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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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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Agbakoba’s letter on zoning and the NBA 2014 election

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Agbakoba

The meeting was presided over by Mr. J.B. Daudu, SAN (the then president of the NBA) and the prominent and respected leaders that attended included Chief T.J.Okpoko SAN, and Chief Bamidele Aiku SAN, who represented the Midwest Bar Forum and the Egbe Amofin respectively.

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Confab must correct our confused federalism – Adesina

  /   in Law & Human Rights 12:40 am   /   Comments

*Oladele Adesina

Mr Dele Adesina SAN is former general secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association NBA. An active Bar man, he has participated in various NBA activities including its crisis period . In this interview he spoke on the role of the bar in the society, his expectation from the on-going national conference on federalism and the justice sector.

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Lagos families ‘fight’ over Lekki land as court judgment generates controversy

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Controversy has continued to trail a vast area of land that shares boundaries with the Oniru, the Elegushi, and the Olumegbon estates in Lekki area of Eti-Osa Local Government Area in Lagos State. The battle is between the Ojomu Chieftaincy Family, the estate of Gbadamosi Bandele Eletu and the Lagos State Government, as a result of different interpretations the parties involved recently gave to a Supreme Court judgment.

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Governors can’t appoint, remove CJwithout NJC recommendation – Supreme Court (4)

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Furthermore, the conditions specified under section 292(1 )(a)(ii) of the Constitution for the exercise of the power of removal must be satisfied before such power can be validly exercised by both the Governor and the House of Assembly. This is because any exercise of power to remove a chief judge must be based on his:

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Corruption Cases: The Courts are not to blame

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Combating corruption in Nigeria has been an uphill task. While many believe that the anti-graft war will remain rudderless until there is a strong commitment from the highest level of government, others argue that the courts have been the greatest cog in the wheel of the anti-graft war.

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Attempted DSS jailbreak: The truth needs be told (2)

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Today, the New York Times carried a story based on an Amnesty International Report that alleges that about 600 unarmed, recaptured detainees who had been earlier freed when Boko Haram fighters attacked the Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno State were re-arrested, and then summarily executed by soldiers in various locations in Maiduguri. “Amongst the testimony gathered by Amnesty International were the voices of witnesses who described what happened when the military found 56 of those who had escaped from the Giwa barracks.

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Inheritance: How Supreme Court voids discrimination against females in Igboland

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

*Bode Rhodes Vivour JSC

CULTURE they say is the characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, social habits, music and arts. It is the totality of a people’s way of life. Tradition on the other hand serves as the vehicle through which elements of culture is passed down from generation to generation.

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Attempted DSS jailbreak: The truth needs be told

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On Sunday March 30, 2014, about 21 persons suspected of belonging to the Boko Haram sect were killed and many others wounded during the a reported jailbreak at the Asokoro headquarters of the Department of State Security in Abuja.

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Female SANs task govt on security challenges

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Amid growing uncertainty over the faith of the remaining abducted school girls in the custody of armed men in Borno state, Female Senior Advocates of Nigeria have called on the government to combat the security challenges in the country and ensure adequate protection for citizens.

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Oscar Pistorius trial (3)

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Before we advert to the decisions of the Supreme Court on those crucial issues in the 1979 Constitution which have since continued to reverberate by virtue of similar provisions of the 1999 Constitution, a reflection on the facts of John Agbo v. The State, (2007) 2 NCC 158 and the decision of the Supreme Court thereon, will guide the discerning in appreciating the likely turn of events in Oscar Pistorious’ trial to the deceased and asked him why he blocked the road with his car.

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Govs can’t appoint, remove CJ without NJC recommendation – Supreme Court (3)

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The Federal Judicial Service Commission, persons for appointment to the offices of the Chief Justice of Nigeria…

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Lagos creates special fund for free legal services

  /   in Law & Human Rights 10:50 am   /   Comments

*Mr Ade Ipaye

Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ade Ipaye, has said that the state government will set up a special fund to assist young lawyers to give free legal services to the poor.

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Confab should correct the imbalance in Nigeria — Okulaja, SAN

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Confab-cartoon

I will like them to advocate more on true federalism. If you look at Kano State, it has almost 50 local governments, but the people in Kano are not up to the people in Lagos. Today, if you want to pass any Act in the National Assembly and you did not get the support of the North, it will not pass through.

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Governors can’t appoint, remove CJ without NJC recommendation — Supreme Court (2)

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Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar

In this respect, the learned trial judge, after considering the claims of the plaintiff against the provisions of the Constitution in support of the claims and the defendants” opposition of the same, came to the Conclusion that the plaintiff was entitled to all the reliefs claimed and proceeded to grant them.

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National Confab: A waste of time, resources —Daudu, SAN

  /   in Confab Debate, Law & Human Rights 1:28 am   /   Comments

NBA President Joseph Daudu

The on- going conference is in my view and with respect to its organisers and attendees a farce, it will end up as an appalling fiasco. The conference was conceptualized initially as a Sovereign Conference then as a National Conference and finally as just ‘Conference’. These terminologies have different constitutional and political connotations.

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Attempted Jailbreak at DSS Office: The truth needs be told

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DSS-Abuja

On Sunday March 30, 2014, about 21 persons suspected of belonging to the Boko Haram sect were killed and many others wounded during the a reported jailbreak at the Asokoro headquarters of the Department of State Security in Abuja.

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