Counsel corner: Help! I’m being persecuted and sexually harassed

Please, I urgently need your pieces of advice on what to do. I have been banished for being a Christian and sent packing from several houses for refusing to go to bed with the landlords. At the moment, I stay in a government owned hotel but the manager has been threatening to eject me for refusing to succumb to his sexual advances, even to the extent of bringing the police to arrest me, where will I stay to have peace, please, please help.

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The Supreme Court doctrine in the interpretation and construction of statutes (6)

However, in Ugwu v.Ararume, the Supreme Court in interpreting Section 34(2) of the Electoral Act, held that a political party shall give cogent and verifiable reasons before a candidate can be changed. The outcome of this case turned upon the provision of Section 34(2), which requires a political party to give cogent and verifiable reason before dropping a candidate. Section 34(2) was not present in Onuoha and Dalhatu cases.

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As Ojo Maduekwe leaves for Ottawa (2)

Ottawa is in Canada and Canada is a leading commonwealth country just as Nigeria. President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan recently presented letters of credence to a fresh team of envoys and easily, the most visible in that team is Chief Ojo Maduekwe, CFR, eloquent and well read Lawyer, astute politician, skilled administrator, public affairs analyst, great orator and thinker extraordinary.

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Contentment prevents me from chasing dollars at 80 — B. O. Benson (SAN)

CHIEF Babatunde Olusola Benson (SAN) clocked 80 yesterday. For one who has practiced law for fifty years, he has many professional achievements in his kitty. He was the former Vice Chairman of Common-wealth Lawyers Association; former President, African Bar Association and former President, Nigerian Bar Association. He also holds honorary Doctor of Law, LLD of the Lagos State University (LASU) where he was legal adviser for many years.

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As Ojo Maduekwe leaves for Ottawa …

Ottawa is in Canada and Canada is a leading commonwealth country just as Nigeria. President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan recently presented letters of credence to a fresh team of envoys and easily, the most visible in that team is Chief Ojo Maduekwe, CFR, eloquent and well read Lawyer, astute politician, skilled administrator, public affairs analyst, great orator and thinker extraordinary.

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