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Awa Kalu, SAN a cherished diamond at 60 (2)

Awa Kalu commands commendable followership both as a lawyer, a law teacher, a jurist, an administrator and a technocrat. This probably is because of his forthrightness, sense of humour, humility, candour, loyalty to friends and unique style of leadership which is rooted in competence, genuine concern for others, admirable character and team spirit. He preaches and practices teamwork and collectivist aspiration for excellence.

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Why Criminal and Penal Codes cannot be merged – Kano AG

Kano State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Umar Malik Kuliya, has been in the saddle in the last one and half years. A former State Counsel in the State Ministry of Justice who began his career 25 years ago is a product of Bayero University. Kuliya who left for the banking sector two years after, later returned to the State Justice Ministry as Commissioner 23 years after.
In this interview, he spoke on the nation’s Criminal Justice System, particularly the inherent peculiarities in both Penal and Criminal Codes, Corruption and Constitution amendments.
Kuliya also spoke on his challenges as well as achievements as Kano State number one law officer which include training and employment of several lawyers and the state government face-off with Outdoor Advertisers Association of Nigeria which has now been resolved.

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Anti-graft War: We are ready to step on toes – ICPC boss

Mr Ekpo Nta, is the current Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices (and Related offences) Commission ICPC. A lawyer by profession, he acted in this capacity from November 29, 2011 to August 2012 before he was confirmed by the Senate and subsequently sworn-in as the substantive Chairman of the Commission with effect from September same year. In this interview, he spoke on the tasks ahead, corruption in the polity, his approach to combat the menace and his overall vision for the Commission.

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SANs, lawyers, hail NJC for retiring alleged ‘corrupt’ judges

National Judicial Council, NJC, headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Aloma Mukhtar, last week after its emergency meeting in Abuja, recommended the retirement of two judges of the high court. The council accused Justices Charles Archibong of the Federal High Court and Thomas Naron of the Plateau State High Court for gross misconducts, contrary to their oaths of office. Specifically, they accused Justice Archibong of lacking “full grasp of the law and procedure of the court.”

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