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Police interpretation of the Constitution is unacceptable – Aboyade

Police interpretation of the  Constitution is unacceptable – Aboyade

Funke Aboyade is a Cambridge-trained lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Born in Ibadan over five decades ago, she attended Maryhill Convent School, Agodi, Ibadan, as well as Somerset Elementary…

Mahmud Mohammed: The new Chief Justice of Nigeria

Mahmud Mohammed: The new Chief Justice of Nigeria

Justice Mahmud Mohammed was on November 20 sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of the Federation. He succeeded Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar who retired same day having attained the mandatory…

Nigeria’s top 100 lawyers to be named Dec. 1

By Adam Adedimeji  / Law Editor, Lagos   The anticipated list of Nigeria’s top 100 lawyers will be released on Monday, the publishers have said. It is a publication of all-gloss…

Much ado about Law School examination failures

By Aham Njoku   Glanville Williams, the Late Rouse ball Professor of Law at the University of London, in his famous book, “Learning the Law” quoted C. C. Colton thus,…

What are the rights and duties of a landlord in a lease?

A lease is an agreement in which one party receives temporary possession of another’s real property in exchange for rent. Rent is the consideration given in return for temporary possession.…

As ‘uncommon Woman Justice’ retires today

As ‘uncommon Woman Justice’ retires today

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar who retires today as Nigeria’s first and only female number one judicial officer has been described by many as an upright…

Capacity building is important for judges – Oditah

Capacity building is important for judges – Oditah

Fidelis Oditah, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria qualified as a Nigerian lawyer in 1985 and as an English lawyer in 1993. He attended the Universities of Lagos and Oxford and…

University of Ibadan honours Olanipekun, ex-NBA President

By Adam Adedimeji Law Editor, Lagos A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Oluwole Oladapo Olanipekun was yesterday conferred with an honourary Doctor of…

Constitutionality of Tambuwal’s defection

Constitutionality of Tambuwal’s defection

As Speaker Tambuwal’s defection continues to attract public discourse, Ali Ahmad, an Assistant Professor of law and Chairman, Committee on Justice, House of Representatives in this write up opined that…

Law School’s curriculum must comply with what operates in 21st century – Fagbohun

Law School’s curriculum must comply with what operates in 21st century – Fagbohun

Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun is the Chike Idigbe Distinguished  Research Professor of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, (NIALS). A seasoned lecturer, Fagbohun taught Environmental Law, Policy and International Law…

Judiciary as final arbiter in Tambuwal’s defection saga

Judiciary as final arbiter in Tambuwal’s defection saga

After months of speculation, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal last week officially announced his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). As expected, the defection rattled…

NBA lacks internal mechanism for resolving disputes – Essien

NBA lacks internal mechanism for resolving disputes – Essien

Miannaya Aja Essien, the 7th Nigerian woman to attain the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was recently elected as Chairman, NBA Section on Legal Practice (SLP) at the…

International community must support rule of law – IBA

International community must support rule of law – IBA

The 2014 International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference ended in Tokyo last Friday with a call to the world that the international community must work together to support the rule…

Wali’s kidnap was traumatic for the NBA – Alegeh

Wali’s kidnap was traumatic for the NBA – Alegeh

Austin Alegeh SAN, President of the Nigerian Bar Association’s absence at the just concluded International Bar Association IBA Conference in Tokyo, Japan was as a result of the kidnapping of…

Lawyers hail Law Pavilion for unveiling legal research tool at international conference

By Adam Adedimeji  /  Law Editor (reporting from Tokyo, Japan)   Lawyers attending this years’ annual general conference of  the International Bar Association (IBA) in far away Tokyo, Japan have…

‘Learned men’ as targets of kidnappers

‘Learned men’ as targets of kidnappers

The kidnapping of Okey Wali, the immediate past President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) by gunmen in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday, October 11, brings to four the…

AMCON lied to procure receivership order – Babalakin

AMCON lied to procure  receivership order – Babalakin

Dr Wale Babalakin is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Chairman of Bi-Courtney Group of Companies. Ever since his company, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited took over the development of…

How can property be acquired?

When someone speaks of property, you probably think of many tangible things (i.e., things you can see or touch). Tangible things include desks, clothing, buildings, lands, airplanes, cars, and boats.…

Judgment, sentencing and appeals in criminal matters in Nigeria

Judgment, sentencing and appeals in criminal matters in Nigeria

By Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe   It is a well know procedure that every judgment of a court must of legal necessity be in writing except as otherwise provided by law…

CONFAB recommendations should have gone straight to referendum – Agbakoba

CONFAB recommendations should have gone straight to referendum – Agbakoba

Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN),  is a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA). He is also a member of the National Judicial Council, NJC and a delegate to the…

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