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Azinge to chair Lawyers in the Media Forum conference

By Adam Adedimeji Law Editor, Lagos  Former Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), Professor Epiphany Azinge (SAN), will on Wednesday, August 27, at Hotel Owerri, chair the Lawyers…

Atilade, fifth Lagos woman Chief Judge sworn-in

By Adam Adedimeji Law Editor, Lagos    Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State yesterday sworn in Justice Funmilayo Olajumoke Atilade as the new Chief Judge of the State. Her appointment…

Lawyers want NBA confab postponed over Ebola crisis

• Those who feel indisposed are free to stay away – Okocha  Despite Nigerian Bar Association’s leadership assurance of putting adequate anti-Ebola precautions in place for its members attending the…

As Wali leads lawyers to Owerri to discuss Nigeria’s centenary nationhood

By Muritala Abdul-Rasheed   The Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is indisputably a major annual event looked up to by lawyers in the country and, perhaps…

Port reforms will make Nigeria hub of trade in Africa – Bello

Port reforms will make Nigeria hub of trade in Africa – Bello

Hassan Bello is the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council. In February 2014, the Shippers Council was appointed Interim economic regulator for Nigerian Ports industry. And last week, Justices of the…

Rights abuse during elections

As condemnations continue to trail deployment of large security personnel to election exercises in the country, Lagos-based solicitor and advocate, Gabriel Amalu in this write up examines infractions of the…

Pistorius: Showdown between two of South Africa’s top legal minds

• Could face life imprisonment if found guilty The main prosecutor in the trial of Oscar Pistorius has argued that the South African athlete cannot avoid a conviction for murdering…

Snake, bee, scorpion venoms could provide cancer cure

Bee, snake or scorpion venom could form the basis of a new generation of cancer-fighting drugs. In a report on Tuesday, scientists say they have devised a method for targeting…

Legal execution of search warrants and admissibility of wrongfully obtained material (2)

By Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe In Mgarba versus Maigoro(1992), Balogun Versus Amubikahu (1989), Ojo versus Lasisi (2003) and UAC Plc versus Sobodu(2006), the courts maintained that the complainant who set in…

The House, the CJ and abuse of impeachment power

The gale of impeachments currently rocking the country and abuse of the role the constitution bestowed on States’ Houses of Assembly; Chief Judges and 7-man Panel to be constituted by…

We have raised the bar at NBA Ikeja – Ubani

Monday Onyekachi Ubani is the outgone Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja branch. In this interview with Senior Correspondent, Temidayo Akinsuyi, he speaks on his two- year tenure…

Legal execution of search warrants and admissibility of wrongfully obtained material

By Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe   Search in legal parlance especially in criminal law constitutes the examination of a person’s body, apartment, premises, office areas, vehicle, aircraft and other such places…

Our challenge is not creation of additional states – Quakers

Our challenge is not creation of additional states – Quakers

Norrison Ibinabo Quakers is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) with 23 years’ post-call experience. Shortly after his call in 1991, he worked in a number of law firms, including…

Abia State’s sack of elected local govt officials illegal

Abia State’s sack of elected local govt officials illegal

This is an appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Owerri Division delivered on the 23rd day of April, 2010. The Appellants were elected by the people of…

Reforming the judiciary

Reforming the judiciary

Mark Longyen of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in this write up recommends the prosecutions of corrupt judges by NJC for effective judicial reform  STAKEHOLDERS in the judiciary have…

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