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Solution to our insecurity lies in pragmatic justice system – Alegeh

Solution to our insecurity lies in pragmatic justice system – Alegeh

Austin Alegeh, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria is the Chairman of NBA Database Committee. Obtained his LL.B degree in 1985 from the University of Benin and called to the Nigerian…

Tokyo 2014: Japan PM to deliver IBA’s keynote address

The International Bar Association (IBA) last Tuesday announced Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinz? Abe as the keynote speaker at its 2014 Annual Conference. For the first time in the Association’s history,…

Building a culture of free legal service in Nigeria

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

Crisis of appointment of CJ in Rivers State: Errors and feudalistic traits

Crisis of appointment of CJ in Rivers State: Errors and feudalistic traits

A pall of darkness has suddenly descended on the judiciary in Nigeria. Its genesis is the brouhaha surrounding the appointment of a substantive Chief Judge for Rivers State. The institutions…

Adekoya recommends Hall of Fame for Law Legends

Adekoya recommends Hall of Fame for Law Legends

Stories by Adam Adedimeji Law Editor, Lagos   A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mrs. Funke Adekoya has advocated the setting up of a Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Hall of Fame…

Improving timely, effective response to citizens’ complaints through ADR mechanisms

Improving timely, effective response to citizens’ complaints through ADR mechanisms

The interplay of law, democracy and development is at once complex and enduring. Negotiating the nexus between that trinity of sorts is invariably a tricky proposition better reserved for eggheads.…

What are the legal terms and lawyers’ jargon to be wary of in a contract?

This article considers a selection of words and phrases which either: (a) are commonly used by lawyers, including both useful legal terms of art and words which can be regarded…

YIAG appoints Africa Regional Representatives

YIAG appoints Africa Regional Representatives

The Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) has appointed Victor Akazue Nwakasi and Adekunle Ayodeji Osibogun as its new Africa Regional Representatives on a 3 year term with effect from May…

Militancy, kidnapping are fallouts from mass of unemployment – Adetola-Kazeem

Militancy, kidnapping are fallouts from mass of unemployment – Adetola-Kazeem

Chief Gani Adetola-Kaseem is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He studied law as a part-time student at the University of Lagos, (UNILAG) between 1974 and 1979 and was called to…

Towards a new constitutional order

As Nigeria prepares for either a review or total overall of the existing 1999 constitution at the ongoing National Conference in Abuja, Osun State has evolved certain positions believed to…

Lawyers and constitution making in Nigeria

Lawyers and constitution making in Nigeria

Of the 492 delegates participating in the ongoing National Conference taking place in Abuja, more than 30 are lawyers. This number includes a representative of the Nigerian Bar Association, six…

It’s wrong for a party in a case to organize workshop for judges – Okulaja

It’s wrong for a party in a case to organize workshop for judges – Okulaja

On Monday, March 17, 2014, judicial activities were suspended in most of the courts at the Federal High Court in Lagos.  Many cases suffered setbacks while a few judges who…

How are damages measured?

In awarding for breach of contract, the court tries to place the injured party in approximately the position that the party would have been in had the breach not occurred.…

Lawyers outraged over immigration tragedy

Lawyers outraged over immigration tragedy

For causing them untimely death thereby denying 19 immigration job seekers their fundamental right to life, Nigerian lawyers and right groups call for the prosecution of those involved in what…

Despite her challenges, judiciary has fared better than other arms of govt – Ozekhome

Despite her challenges, judiciary has fared better than other arms of govt – Ozekhome

Chief Mike Ozekhome is a human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). Long before he was kidnapped in September 2013, he had been a leading voice in advocating…

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