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2015 Elections: Jonathan woos Igbo lawyers

2015 Elections: Jonathan woos Igbo lawyers

The Deputy Director-General, South East, Goodluck Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr. Peter Obi, has urged Igbo lawyers to support the re-election bid of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in the forthcoming…

SBL holds conference

SBL holds conference

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Business Law (SBL) will hold its Ninth conference from June 7 – 9 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos Ayuli…

Lawyers as agents of change in Nigeria

Lawyers as agents of change in Nigeria

The author: Mustapha Ogunsakin Book reviewer: Dele Adesina, SAN Pages: 287 Price: Not stated   The book, For the love of their nation: Lawyers as agents of change in Nigeria…

Stay of execution: Court dismisses terminal operators’ application

Stay of execution: Court dismisses terminal operators’ application

By Adam Adedimeji / Law Editor   A Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed an application for the order of the stay of execution filed by the Seaports Terminal Operators…

Nigeria elections, Obama and ICC warning

Nigeria elections, Obama and ICC warning

As Nigeria enters its election week and its citizens prepare for next Saturday’s polls, the attention of the world, its prominent leaders and legal institutions are on the country with…

How is a partnership ended?

When any partner ceases to be associated in the ordinary carrying on of the business of the partnership, dissolution of the partnership occurs. Dissolution is normally followed by a winding-up…

Averting sexual crime against females through Rapists’ register

Averting sexual crime against females through Rapists’ register

The growing incidence of sexual violence against women in Nigeria is assuming an alarming proportion. Sex offenders continue in the crime, violating the rights of women, students, and even minors…

Lawyers, judges bid fare well to an upright Judge

Lawyers, judges bid fare well to an upright Judge

A valedictory court session was held in Benin city last week in honour of Justice Josiah Ajasa Oki, former Chief Judge of defunct Bendel State who died recently. LAW EDITOR,…

Section 156 (2) of 1999 Constitution insulates INEC Chairman from Public Service Rules

Section 156 (2) of 1999 Constitution insulates INEC Chairman from Public Service Rules

By Soyombo Opeyemi The constitution can be likened to a set of pillars that hold the edifice of a nation. Any violation of one or more of those pillars amounts…

Anambra CJ dinner holds tomorrow

Anambra CJ dinner holds tomorrow

The Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Peter Nnana C. Umeadi, will tomorrow Friday, March 20, at Awka, honour Governors Willie Obiano and Theodore Orji of Anambra and Abia States…

Eastern Bar adopts constitution

The Eastern Bar Forum (EBF) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has adopted its amended Constitution. The amendment is to make it more vibrant, following calls for the forum’s abolition.…

The lingering JUSUN strike and its consequences on the judiciary

By Progress Emmanuel The judicial staff union of Nigeria (jusun), commenced a nationwide strike action on January 2, 2015, which took effect from January 5, 2015, due to the accusation…

What authority does a partner have?

Unless otherwise agreed, each partner has an equal right to participate in management and to act as an agent for the firm. Generally, the law implies to each member the…

Lawyers, stakeholders seek overhaul of justice sector

Lawyers, stakeholders seek overhaul of justice sector

By Adam Adedimeji / Law Editor, Lagos    Issues affecting justice delivery such as, nonpayment of salaries of judges, magistrates and judicial workers, dilapidated court buildings, lack of court rooms as…

Advocating reform of Nigeria’s shipping sector

Advocating reform of Nigeria’s shipping sector

By Bisi Akodu     Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Finance Minister-cum-Coordinating Minister for the Economy, stated late last year that Nigerians should henceforth view the country as a non-oil producing nation and…

Institutionalising the Culture of free legal service in Nigeria

Institutionalising the Culture of free legal service in Nigeria

The concept of PRO BONO was aimed at availing access to justice to indigents citizens who suffer injustice because they cannot acquire the services of lawyers. It is a public…

Shippers Council scribe pledges stronger regulation

Shippers Council scribe pledges stronger regulation

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Barrister Hassan Bello has restated its council’s determination to reduce the cost of doing business in Nigerian Ports. He said the…

Lawyers say no to Jega’s planned removal

Lawyers say no to Jega’s planned removal

Is it lawful to compel Professor Attahiru Jega, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, to proceed on pre-retirement leave as reportedly being canvassed by some politicians in the polity?…

Card Reader and the Electoral Act: Any conflict?

Card Reader and the Electoral Act: Any conflict?

National Legal Adviser, All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos Commissioner of Environment, Dr. Muiz Banire writes that the introduction of Card Reader will go a long way to identify…

Lalong seeks lawyers’ backing to govern Plateau

By Adam Adedimeji –  Law Editor, Lagos    Lawyer and former Plateau State House of Assembly Speaker, Simon Lalong, last Thursday approached the Jos branch of the Nigerian Bar Association…

What are the kinds of partnerships and partners?

Partnership may be classified according to their purpose and according to the extent of the liability of the partners. Classified by purpose, partnerships are either trading or nontrading and are…

Nigeria’s Constitution and the bid to review elections timetable

Nigeria’s Constitution and the bid to review elections timetable

The shift of election dates by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from February 14 and 28 to March 4 and April 11 is giving many legal-minds in the country…

180-day deadline for hearing election petitions is manifestly inadequate – Akpedeye

180-day deadline for hearing election  petitions is manifestly inadequate – Akpedeye

Dafe Akpedeye, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Delta State. The Harvard scholar is a law teacher and Bencher and…

What are sole proprietorship and partnership?

There are three principal forms of business organization: (1) the sole proprietorship, (2) the partnership, and (3) the corporation. Of the three, the simplest, most flexible, and easiest to start…

The INEC, the law and Mr. President’s power of hire and fire

The INEC, the law and Mr. President’s power of hire and fire

Who has the constitutional power to remove the INEC Chairman and its Commissioners from office? That is a question that has continues to agitate the minds of many Nigerians since…

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