ofcounsel_admin

CJN pledges commitment to autonomy, effective judiciary

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola, has pledged to strengthen the independence of the judiciary and enhance the capacity of justices and judges. The CJN said despite significant progress made in ...

SAN advocates enactment of civil justice law

Former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos branch, Chukwuka Nwabueze Ikwuazom (SAN), has advocated the enactment of the Administration of Civil Justice Bill into law. The Bill, which has innovative ...

I didn’t trespass on disputed Lekki setback, says Otitoju

A former Commissioner in Ekiti State, Kayode Otitoju, has said he didn’t trespass on the disputed Lekki setback. He described as untrue, claims by Punuka Investment Limited that he did so.Otitoju maintained that ...

Court awards N13.95m against firm over breach of contract

Justice Chinyere Nwecheonwu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), sitting in Kuje has ordered a firm, M. Saleh & Co. Ltd to refund N3.95 million and pay an additional N10 million in damages ...

EFCC kicks against DPP’s move to take over forgery case

The case is pending before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos Special Offences Court, Ikeja. The anti-graft agency had on April 16, 2024, arraigned the two on an amended two-count charge bordering on alleged ...

BREAKING: Judge Rules Federal High Court Lacks Power Over Criminal Defamation In Nigerian Police Case Against Social Media Influencer, Ijele

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ruled that the court lacks the power to try the offence of criminal defamation. The court stated this while dismissing two of the three counts of cybercrime charges brought against ...

BREAKING: Nigerian High Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Arabic Inscriptions On Naira Notes

Justice Yellim Bogoro of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday, dismissed a case brought by Chief Malcolm Emokiniovo Omirhobo challenging the inclusion of Arabic inscriptions on Nigerian currency – ...

We Can Deal With Our Own Situation – Oyo Gov Makinde Rejects Supreme Court Ruling On Local Govt Autonomy, Calls Emergency Meeting

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has stated that a lacuna has been created between the Supreme Court judgement granting autonomy to local government councils and the constitution of the Federal Republic of ...

High Court Directs Nigeria’s Information Ministry, Ex-Minister Lai Mohammed To Disclose Details Of Agreement Reached With Twitter After 2021 Ban

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered Alhaji Lai Mohammed, former Minister of Information and Culture and the information ministry to disclose the details of the agreement between the Nigerian Government and X, ...

BREAKING: High Court Stops Rivers Chief Judge, House Clerk From Taking Resolutions Of 27 Pro-Wike Lawmakers

A High Court sitting in Rivers State has barred the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Someone Amadi, from giving effect to any resolution by the 27 defected lawmakers in the state.  The issue of the alleged ...

Lekki Tollgate: ECOWAS Court Rules Nigeria Violated Human Rights During #EndSARS Protest

The Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has ruled that the Federal Republic of Nigeria violated the human rights of Obianuju Catherine Udeh and two others. The ...

BREAKING: High Court Stops Rivers Chief Judge, House Clerk From Taking Resolutions Of 27 Pro-Wike Lawmakers

A High Court sitting in Rivers State has barred the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Someone Amadi, from giving effect to any resolution by the 27 defected lawmakers in the state.  The issue of the alleged ...

N80.2Billion Fraud: Abuja High Court Rejects Ex-Governor Yahaya Bello’s Bid To Transfer Case To Kogi

Justice John Tsoho, Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, has rejected a request by former Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, to transfer his N80.2 billion fraud case from Abuja to the Kogi division of the court.  ...

Court Orders Buhari’s Minister, Sadia Umar-Farouk To Account For N729Billion ‘Payments To Millions Of Poor Nigerians’

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered Ms Sadia Umar-Farouk, former Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disasters Management and Social Development to account for the payments of N729 billion to 24.3 million poor ...

The battle at the Rivers State House of Assembly between lawmakers loyal to the governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and those loyal to his estranged godfather and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has ...

Shasore laments inadequate infrastructure in legal system

Former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Olasupo Shasore (SAN), has lamented the inadequate infrastructure that hinders the efficient functioning of the legal system and deter potential ...

SAN tasks stakeholders on unity over FCT leadership battle

A senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mohammed Ndarani, has called on all stakeholders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), both elected and appointed, to cooperate for the development of the FCT. Ndarani made the call ...

Community service reduced crime recurrence by 50%, Lagos AG says

The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Lawal Pedro (SAN), has said that statistics showed that community-based sentences reduced re-offending rates in the state by at least 50 per cent, ...

BREAKING: Appeal Court Reverses Expulsion Of Martin Amaewhule, 24 Other Pro-Wike Rivers State Lawmakers

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has nullified the expulsion of Martin Amaewhule and 24 other lawmakers from the Rivers State House of Assembly. The appellate court’s decision overturns an earlier ruling by the ...

BREAKING: High Court Dismisses Nnamdi Kanu’s N1Billion Suit Against Nigerian Govt For Alleged Rights Violation

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday ruled against Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in his lawsuit seeking N1 billion in damages for alleged human rights ...