Wike Condemns Involvement Of Judicial Officers In Politics

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has decried the involvement of some judicial officers in partisan politics. According to him, this has manifested through comments, special affiliations, body language, and palpable commitments. Governor Wike was speaking at the handing over of 41 Sport Utility Vehicles to Judges in the State Judiciary as well as seven Judges of the State origin serving in the Federal Judicial … Continue reading Wike Condemns Involvement Of Judicial Officers In Politics

Osinbajo to speak on the role of the efficient justice system in economic growth

… as Virtual LegalTech unveils new ecosystem for client/lawyer engagement and Administration of Justice post-COVID-19 The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo SAN, will at a conference holding on August 13-14 deliver a keynote address on the role of an efficient justice system in driving the wheel of innovation and economic growth. The first Legal Technologies Virtual Conference, is put … Continue reading Osinbajo to speak on the role of the efficient justice system in economic growth

SERAP asks the court to order Buhari to publish details of govt loans since 2015

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja to order President Muhammadu Buhari to “publish details of loans that have been obtained by the government since May 29, 2015, including the interest rate, the total amount of debts that have so far been incurred by this government, as well as details of the projects on which the loans have been … Continue reading SERAP asks the court to order Buhari to publish details of govt loans since 2015

US Federal court overturns death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber

A US federal appeals court Friday overturned the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted after helping his brother plant two pressure-cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon in 2013, killing three people and leaving hundreds more with serious injuries. A three-judge panel of the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that the judge failed to allow enough questioning of potential jurors about how extensively they … Continue reading US Federal court overturns death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber

Court dismisses assault suit against Senator Abbo

Adamawa-North lawmaker, Senator Elisha Abbo, has won the case of assault instituted against him before a Magistrate Court in Zuba, Abuja by the Nigeria Police Force. This is despite a viral video showing Abbo assaulting a woman, Osimibibra Warmate; and a televised press conference in which the lawmaker apologised to the victim. According to a copy of the judgment obtained by The PUNCH, the Magistrate, … Continue reading Court dismisses assault suit against Senator Abbo

Obaseki congratulates Olumide Akpata on emergence as NBA President

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).The governor, in a statement, said Akpata has distinguished himself as a lawyer over the years and was deserving of his new role.According to him, “I congratulate Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association. A versatile lawyer, … Continue reading Obaseki congratulates Olumide Akpata on emergence as NBA President

FULL TEXT: Malami vs Magu — the 22 allegations, the 22 responses

MALAMI’S ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MAGU FLAGRANT ABUSE OF PUBLIC OFFICE AND OTHER INFRACTIONS COMMITTED BY MR. IBRAHIM MAGU, ACTING CHAIRMAN OF THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) BEING EXTRACTS OF PENDING PETITIONS 1. The Acting Chairman of EFCC is not acting in the overall best interest of the country and the policies of this administration due to its Mismanagement and Lack of Transparency in Managing Recovered … Continue reading FULL TEXT: Malami vs Magu — the 22 allegations, the 22 responses

EFCC, NDDC Corruption: Our Appointees Abused Their Trust ― Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken publicly for the first time on the allegations of corruption levelled against the leadership of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), saying that appointees of government in both his administration and the previous one have abused their trust. Speaking after observing his Eid prayers at the forecourt of the presidential villa, Abuja … Continue reading EFCC, NDDC Corruption: Our Appointees Abused Their Trust ― Buhari

Olumide Akpata Wins Election, Emerges New NBA President

Olumide Akpata has emerged the new President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) defeating two other candidates in the election concluded on Thursday, 30th July,2020. Akpata, who is the only candidate who was not a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) at the election, defeated Babatunde Ajibade and Julius Adesina, both Senior Advocates of Nigeria. At the last check, Olumide Akpata is leading with 54.8% of … Continue reading Olumide Akpata Wins Election, Emerges New NBA President

Criminal case opened against FIFA president Infantino

A criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino was opened Thursday by a Swiss special prosecutor, plunging world soccer’s governing body in a new scandal. Special prosecutor Stefan Keller has concluded there is enough evidence to take the case to court after investigating the circumstances of a meeting Infantino had with Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber, who offered his resignation last week. Keller has uncovered … Continue reading Criminal case opened against FIFA president Infantino