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Buhari must re-federalise our judiciary – Ogunye

Buhari must re-federalise our judiciary – Ogunye

Jiti Ogunye is a Constitutional lawyer, rights activist and public commentator. In this interview with Senior Correspondent TUNDE OPESEITAN, Ogunye spoke on number of issues including the Supreme Court judgment…

Ekiti: Unconstitutionality of impeachment proceedings

Ekiti: Unconstitutionality of impeachment proceedings

Akinpelu Ayokunle Oluwatobi is a Lagos-based lawyer. In this piece, he examines the constitutionality of impeachment proceedings of the House of Assembly in Ekiti State. The fourth republic adventure by…

Reviewing Olaniyan’s Corruption and Human Rights Law in Africa (2)

Reviewing Olaniyan’s Corruption and Human Rights Law in Africa (2)

By Dr Robert Wundeh Eno   The potential of human rights law in combatting corruption in Africa, as the title suggests, in Chapter 6, demonstrates that human rights law and…

Otu Oka Iwu lauds Ambode, preaches tolerance

Otu Oka Iwu lauds Ambode, preaches tolerance

Igbo lawyers under the aegis of Otu Oka Iwu have congratulated Akinwumi Ambode on his emergence as the Governor-elect of Lagos State. Describing Ambode’s victory as “historic,” the umbrella association…

As Commonwealth lawyers meet in Glasgow

As Commonwealth  lawyers meet in Glasgow

Lawyers of the Commonwealth nations are currently meeting in Glasgow, Scotland for the 19th Commonwealth Law Conference. The conference, which coincides with the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, a…

Judges largely responsible for delay of cases – Agbakoba

Judges largely responsible for delay of cases – Agbakoba

Dr. Olisa Agbakoba’s views are respected, not only in Nigeria, but outside our jurisdiction. Agbakoba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA),…

Reviewing Olaniyan’s Corruption and Human Rights Law in Africa

Reviewing Olaniyan’s Corruption and Human Rights Law in Africa

By Dr Robert Wundeh Eno   Kolawole Olaniyan’s Corruption and Human Rights Law in Africa is a unique departure in many senses from typical books on corruption. Some recent writings…

Who directs the business of the company?

Who directs the business of the company?

A company is a legal person in the eyes of the law. It must act through human agents elected by the shareholders, appointed by the directors, or hired by the…

Examining CLA from Africa’s perspectives

Examining CLA from Africa’s perspectives

By Adam Adedimeji /  Law Editor (Reporting from Glasgow, Scotland)    South Africa made history in 2013 as the first African country to host the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) conference.…

2015 elections: Igbo lawyers congratulate Buhari, others

2015 elections: Igbo lawyers congratulate Buhari, others

Otu Oka-Iwu, the umbrella association of Igbo lawyers, has congratulated the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) for winning the keenly contested presidential elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission…

We need special court to handle corruption cases – Ikokwu

We need special court to handle corruption cases – Ikokwu

Chief Guy Ike Ikokwu is one of few old lawyers in the country having been called to the bar 53 years ago. In this interview with judicial correspondents, the London…

Bailiffs: A look at their roles in justice administration

Bailiffs: A look at their roles in justice administration

The Bailiffs Section is a critical component of the judiciary. As a matter of fact, a court of law cannot effectively adjudicate on cases without the input of that section.…

N176m fraud: Accused persons, sureties capitalise on court’s ruling

N176m fraud: Accused persons, sureties capitalise on court’s ruling

Three accused persons standing trial before a Yaba Magistrate Court in Lagos over alleged N176 million fraud, Clement Enenche, Micheal Enenche and Lawrence Audu Oduh have abandoned a criminal charge…

Setting agenda for the President-elect

Setting agenda for the President-elect

By Wahab Shitu   Beyond the euphoria and celebrations that greeted Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the March 28 presidential elections as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),…

What is a company?

What is a company?

A company is a legal entity or artificial person in the eyes of the law. It has an existence distinctly separate from the real persons who organise, own, and run…

Enforcement of environmental law in Nigeria is almost zero – Fagbohun

Enforcement of environmental law in Nigeria is almost zero – Fagbohun

Olanrewaju Fagbohun is a Professor of law and Director of Research, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS). Prior to joining the Institute, he had taught Environmental Law, Policy and…

Tackling electoral offenders through Electoral Offences Tribunal

Tackling electoral offenders through Electoral Offences Tribunal

Since the advent of democracy in Nigeria in 1999, successive elections have been mared by irregularities with political players resorting to violence in order to outsmart each other with the…

Shippers Council as economic regulator, the journey so far

Shippers Council as economic regulator, the journey so far

With the appointment of Nigerian Shipper’s Council (NSC) as the Economic Regulator of Nigerian ports last year, a Lagos based maritime lawyer, Emeka Okereke, examines the activities of the agency…

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?

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…

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