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Agbakoba

There’s nothing indivisible about Nigeria – Agbakoba

Well, it is good when you listen to perception; know what people think because action of government is to reflect what people want. When I was NBA President, I always do what I call sweeping. I will make sweeping calls to about 10 Chair persons to know what lawyers are thinking. Perception is very important. It is for the President to pay more attention to the way people feel and that is why we need a communication strategy, such as having a Director of Communication. You find different people say different things about the President.

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Justice A.G Karibi-Whyte

CCT not vested with exercise of criminal jurisdiction

It is pertinent to observe that the law which enables the CCT to try persons who have contravened the provisions of the Code have carefully avoided the use of the expression criminal to describe the conduct so punished. It does not contemplate any other conduct. Epressio unius est exclusio alterius. Rather it provides in paragraph 18(3) that the sanctions in paragraph 18 (2) may be imposed, without prejudice to the penalties in any law where the conduct is also a criminal offence. See also the definition of misconduct in paragraph 19.

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Buhari-oil

FG should look beyond oil for revenue – Etomi

AMID dwindling international oil price and its attendant negative impact on the nation’s economy, the federal government has been advised to look beyond oil as a solution to the present down turn in the current economic situation in the country. Foremost commercial lawyer and expert on energy matters Mr George Etomi, gave this piece of advice in Lagos during an interactive media session.

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Court dissolves 17 yrs marriage over husbands stealing

LAGOS—THERE was mild drama at a customary court sitting at Agboyi, Ketu, when, the President of the court, O.T Williams slammed a respondent, Mr Jonathan Mbadihe with contempt of court. Mbadihe was dragged to court by his wife, Amakaý, who is seeking the dissolution of their 17 year old marriage, on the grounds that her estrange husband always steals her money, does not care for the family financially and physically, threat her life, no more love and also for taking their 16 year old daughter to an unknown destination for over six years.

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President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari must speak-out on immunity proposal by 8th National Assembly

IMAGINE that members of the 8th National Assembly had announced during the recent general election campaigns exactly how they were going to tear up section 308 of the 1999 Constitution (which protects the president, vice president, governors and their deputies against civil and criminal proceedings while they are in office) to grant their leaders immunity from prosecution for corruption and money laundering.

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N/A can’t make laws to curtail the power of C-Appeal, S-Court (2)

BY the definition section in Section 494 of ACJA, using the ejusdem generis rule, “the Court” referred in Section 306 are those listed in Section 494 of ACJA. At the risk of over simplicity, Oxford Dictionary of English defines “the” as denoting one or more people or things already mentioned or assumed to be common knowledge. It is a definite article.

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Alegeh, SAN

Only court can resolve the political crisis in Kogi – Alegeh, NBA President

But now, there is no provision for me to anchor my position on. There is no decision that I take that everybody will be happy with, this is because it is a contest where there will be only one winner and that decision will be deemed as providing a winner. Let us not be academic about it, it will go to court. But the earlier we start the court process, the better. I hope when it gets to court, they will apply the fastest rules at the Supreme Court if it is so stated.

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Buhari

Buhari must speak-out on immunity proposal by 8th National Assembly

Imagine that members of the 8th National Assembly had announced during the recent general election campaigns exactly how they were going to tear up section 308 of the 1999 Constitution (which protects the president, vice president, governors and their deputies against civil and criminal proceedings while they are in office) to grant their leaders immunity from prosecution for corruption and money laundering.

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court-law

N/A can’t make laws to curtail the power of C-Appeal, S-Court

The legal hullabaloo and brouhaha generated by the Order of Stay of Proceedings by the Supreme Court in the Saraki’s case among legal pundits, scholars and laymen having regards to the provision of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, simply called ACJA hereunder, demand a closer look. Since the substantive matter is subjudice, but the Order of stay of proceeding already granted which has generated this storm in a tea cup can be espoused without any qualms.

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NBA President Joseph Daudu

Kogi: AGF wrong to dictate to INEC – Daudu, SAN

By and large, the primary tribunals’ i. e those ones that have adjudicated over disputes at Governorship and Legislative Houses level should by now have concluded their assignments arising from the April general elections. I did not participate in election petitions at trial levels in this current dispensation. Consequently, my assessment is based on rulings and judgments that I have read and war stories from learned friends that took active part in the process.

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Lalong

Graft war requires cooperation of everybody – Lalong

Already, a committee has been set up to that effect. I am waiting for the report of the committee. Once I get it, I will take off from there. In the main time, I am also in talk with JUSUN to see how we can address some of their issues. For the judiciary, we are already renovating the courts. Some of the courts that were not even good for sitting, if you go to Jos now, in the first 100 days, we have renovated them.

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