Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, had on October 4, 2019 handed down what has now turned out to be known as iron bail on Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow and Sahara Reporter Publisher and his colleague, Olawale Bakare.Read More
Law & Human Rights
Today October 10 is World Day against the Death Penalty. A day set aside every year to globally advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. The theme for this year is Children, Unseen Victims. The aim is to raise awareness on the rights of children whose parents have been sentenced to death or executed.Read More
Hon Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, has led a delegation of the court to Lagos for a week-long radio and television sensitization campaign on the Court. According to a statement by the Media and Communications Department on Tuesday in Abuja, the week-long sensitization campaign will hold between Oct.
ON September 28, 2019, residents of states such as Oyo, Ekiti and Ogun will be restricted to their homes from 7.00 am to about 9.00 am or 10.00 am. The restriction, which is observed in several other states of the Federation on the last Saturday of every month, was first introduced by the military to force Nigerians to remain indoors and clean their surroundings. However, 20 years after the end of military rule, Nigerians are still stuck with this relic from our past.Read More
The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has inaugurated its Women Forum in a bid to increase active participation of women in the profession and national development.Read More
By Innocent Anaba United States Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Kathleen FitzGibbon has said that strong intellectual property rights protection was essential to creating jobs and opening new markets for goods and services in Nigeria. Chargé FitzGibbon stated this at a two-day Intellectual Property, IP, symposium on the “The Bane of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals and Piracy,” in Lagos.
By Innocent Anaba & Henry Ojelu With the return of 187 Nigerians from South Africa on September 11, 2019; most of them with only personal effects, having lost their sources of livelihood to the ongoing xenophobic attacks, Nigerians have began to raise concern over the fate of the victims. Although the Nigerian government has promised
Presently, land transaction in Lagos state is chaotic. Lawlessness, violence, murder, arson, wanton destruction of properties are regular fallouts of dispute arising from land transactions. This is as a result of multiple sales of land to different purchasers by the land owning families. In most cases, the buyer purchases law suits and litigations while the families smile to the bank. Central to all these are the Omo oniles, the unscrupulous members of land owning families, land agents and mercenaries called land grabbers.Read More
The Final Award that resulted in the judgment was made in arbitration proceedings relating to a dispute between P&ID and the FRN arising out of a Gas Supply and Processing Agreement (the “GSPA”). This agreement, dated 11 January 2010, was entered into between P&ID and the FRN, acting by its Ministry of Petroleum Resources (“the Ministry”). By an arbitral Final Award dated 31 January 2017, made by a tribunal consisting of Sir Anthony Evans, Chief Bayo Ojo SAN, and Lord Hoffmann (“the Tribunal”), P&ID was awarded US$6,597,000,000. The majority was comprised of Sir Anthony Evans and Lord Hoffmann, with Chief Bayo Ojo SAN dissenting.Read More
The clash between judicial and executive powers has been a constant source of anxiety in all contemporary societies which are committed to the principles of the Rule of Law. It is this same anxiety that has induced such writers as John Locke and Montesquieu to conceive the idea that political liberty would be an illusion ifpowers were not demarcated and placed in different hands.Read More