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Court fixes June 3 to determine legal representation in receivership suit

Court fixes June 3 to determine legal representation in receivership suit

By Jane Echewodo A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos will, on June 3, determine whether or not a firm of legal practitioners, Ken Ahia and Associates, can represent the plaintiffs in the receivership proceedings of the Isolo Power Generation Ltd, IPGL. IPGL filed a preliminary objection, challenging the competence of the law firm to
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Civil societies, rights activists mourn Durueke

Civil society, rights activists mourn Durueke

Civil society and human rights activists are still mourning the sudden death of Mr. Uche Wisdom Durueke, a lawyer and activist. Mr. Durueke was President, Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, and Centre for Peace Across Borders, CePAB. Chidi Odinkalu had announced Durueke’s death on Thursday: “Awful, tragic news from Owerri, Imo State. Former President of the
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NHRC urges 11 state governors to pass the Child’s Rights Act

Lockdown: Lawyers condemn rights abuses, extra-judicial killings by security personnel

By Innocent Anaba,  Henry Ojelu & Onozure Dania The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, had last week released a report on recorded cases of human rights abuses and extra-judicial killings perpetrated by security personnel enforcing the lockdown and curfew imposed by the Federal and state governments to check the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. NHRC
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Int'l Community expecting Nigeria to collapse under COVID-19, FG alleges

COVID -19: Lawyers divided over president’s power to invoke State of Emergency, Quarantine Act

One thing most Nigerians are united on this period is how to curb the spread of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic in the country. While states are adopting several measures to curtail the spread in their territory, the president on Sunday, announced a lockdown of Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state. Although the effort has been widely
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COVID-19: Releasing criminals maybe necessary but dangerous — Odubela, SAN

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, John Odubela in this interview speaks on sundry national issues including the challenge of releasing inmates of Correctional Service Centres to tackle the spread of Convid-19 pandemic By Onozure Dania The recent dethronement and banishment of Emir Sanusi has obviously raised concerns about the relevance of some of our traditional laws.
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