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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…

The profound anti-corruption legal framework Nigeria needs

The profound anti-corruption legal framework Nigeria needs

Iwilade Akintayo, a legal practitioner, in this piece explains that Nigeria does not lack legal provisions to tackle corruption. What the nation desperately needs, he argues, is enforcement of the…

Questions on Nigerian nationhood not yet answered – Nwoko

Questions on Nigerian nationhood not yet answered – Nwoko

Before his recent appointment as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Akwa Ibom State, Uwemedimo Nwoko came to public consciousness on account of engaging in rights activism. That…

Revisiting the need for electoral offences tribunal in Nigeria

Revisiting the need for electoral offences tribunal in Nigeria

The renewed clamour for the establishment of Electoral Offences Tribunal in Nigeria is a proof that Nigerians are tired of the government’s lack luster attitudes towards electoral offenders. With the…

Nigerian Law teachers plan directory

Nigerian Law teachers plan directory

By Adam Adedimeji  / Law Editor, Lagos   The Nigerian Association of Law Teachers (NALT) is planning to present the maiden edition of its membership directory during its forthcoming conference. The…

Aliu, Oyetunde join Aluko & Oyebode as partners

Leading commercial law firm, Aluko and Oyebode has announced the elevation of Mrs. Joke Aliu of its Abuja office and Mr. Ayodeji Oyetunde to the position of partners of the…

Oyetibo unveils The Token newsletter

A newsletter that serve as a source of useful information on legal practice has been launched in Lagos. The Token, a quarterly newsletter is to be published by the law…

Activist seeks end to violence against females

A lawyer and Child Rights activist, Taiwo Akinlami has urged male youths  in the country to change their perception about the girl-child and women. Akinlami gave the advice in an…

Insights and resource for garnishee practice

Insights and resource for garnishee practice

This piece, written by Ijeamaka Nwizu, a Lagos-based attorney introduces and throws light on the subject of garnishee practice, arguably a special area of Law in which not many Nigerian…

Nigeria needs leaders with global vision – Alegeh

Nigeria needs leaders with global vision – Alegeh

As the General Elections draw nearer and the electorates and polity prepare for the polls, the Nigerian bar as a group is not left out of this preparation. The association…

Osinbajo named among “Nigeria’s Top 100 Lawyers”

Osinbajo named among “Nigeria’s Top 100 Lawyers”

By Adam Adedimeji  / Law Editor, Lagos   A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and vice presidential candidate of All Progressives Party in the February 14 general elections, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has…

Nwoko resumes as Akwa Ibom’s new AG

Nwoko resumes as Akwa Ibom’s new AG

Activist lawyer, Uwemedimo Nwoko was on Tuesday, January 13, sworn in by Governor Godswill Akpabio, as the 14th Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of the oil-rich state of Akwa…

Qualification for election: What does the constitution really say?

Qualification for election: What does the constitution really say?

Over the last few weeks, the news media, including social media platforms, have been inundated with the controversy over whether or not former military Head of States and presidential candidate…

Nigeria is ripe to have Appeal, Supreme Courts in States – Ali

Nigeria is ripe to have Appeal, Supreme Courts in States – Ali

Yusuf Olaolu Ali, an Ilorin-based Senior Advocate of Nigeria is one of Nigeria’s leading lawyers. The legal luminary with experience spanning about three decades is a consummate lawyer and prolific…

Lawyer slams Oshiomole over UNIBEN property demolision

Lawyer slams Oshiomole over UNIBEN property demolision

Some senior lawyers have joined the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in condemning the action of the Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomole in demolishing properties allegedly belonging to the University…

JUSUN strike and fiscal autonomy for the judiciary

JUSUN strike and fiscal autonomy for the judiciary

Activities of the Nigerian courts have been paralysed since January 5 when members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) began their nationwide industrial strike which shut down courts’…

AGF/Minister of Justice Office: Bifurcation is the answer

AGF/Minister of Justice Office: Bifurcation is the answer

By Bola Ajibola       It has come to my notice that some of our eminent jurists and distinguish legal practitioners have exhumed discussion on this thorny issue of…

IBA announced David Rivkin new President

By Adam Adedimeji  / LAW EDITOR, Lagos (with IBA report)   The International Bar Association (IBA), the global lawyers’ association on Monday announced David Rivkin as its new President. Consistently ranked…

Urgent need for prison reforms in Nigeria

It has been discovered that about 56,785 inmates are presently languishing in 239 prisons across the country. Out of this figure, 18,042, representing 32 per cent are convicted prisoners, while…

For maximum productivity, seasoned lawyers should be appointed to the bench – Sowemimo

Seyi Sowemimo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN is the son of a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, the late Justice George Sodeinde Sowemimo. In this interview with Judicial…

Professional ethics and discipline of lawyers

By Yusuf Ali  The liability of lawyers as professionals is an issue that cannot be over emphasised, considering the level of trust and confidence reposed in them by the society.…

New National Health Law is license to kill, says Falana

New National Health Law is license to kill, says Falana

By Adam Adedimeji / Law Editor, Lagos   Former president of West Africa Bar Association (WABA) and human rights activist, Femi Falana, on Monday raised the alarm over the National Health…

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