The life of a cat in Europe is much more valuable and protected than the life of a Nigerian living in Nigeria. In fact, there is a European convention for the protection of pet animals. Article 3 of this convention states: “Nobody shall cause a pet animal unnecessary...
INTRODUCTION It has become rampant to see legal practitioners tout their perceived success rates with regards to cases they have handled in courts during press interviews, while discussing with prospective clients, on law office websites etc. Some lawyers would even say they have won a certain number of cases, lost others,...
By Onozure Dania Mr. Olusina Abdulrafiu Sofola, SAN, is the first son of the late renowned legal luminary, Chief Idowu Shotayo Sofola, SAN. In this interview, he shares his view on what the APC government should focus on in the next four years. He also spoke on law reforms, remedy...
In this engaging chat with STEPHEN UBIMAGO, Barrister Leon Mbakwe argues that Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen was removal because he had a history of judicial activism on the bench, which the powers were too terrified to allow seeing the election will end up before a courageous judge like him. He...
However strictly speaking with respect to the charges before the CCT, I understand the thrust of the Charges to be predicated on false and non -declaration of assets as reflected in his forms submitted to the CCB. To refresh our minds I stand to be corrected, these are the...
The Electoral Act 2010 empowers INEC to cancel an election where there is a basis for it. Section 53 (1) provides: “(1) No voter shall vote for more than one candidate or record more than one vote in favour of any candidate at any one election. “(2) Where the votes cast...
British newspaper, the Telegraph, on Tuesday published a review of Nigeria’s economic situation, and the risk of slipping to the state of Venezuela. Written by a top economic commentator for the media firm, Jeremy Warner, the review rebuffs Nigeria’s status as an emerging market considering its low income and...
As congratulatory messages poured in for President Muhammadu Buhari over his re-election, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has kept disquietingly mum. Telephone calls made to Obasanjo’s Media Aide, Mr Kehinde Akinyemi, by the correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) were not picked while text messages sent to him for...
CHRIS BAYWOOD IBE & ANOR v. BONUM NIGERIA LIMITED (2019) LPELR-46452 (CA) IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (LAGOS JUDICIAL DIVISION) ON WEDNESDAY, THE 6TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2019 BEFORE THEIR LORDSHIP SUIT NO: CA/L/1445/2016 UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU J.C.A ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO J.C.A TOBI EBIOWEI J.C.A BETWEEN CHRIS BAYWOOD IBE (Doing business under the name and style of Baywood Dextron...
LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.(Tip 276) WHAT ARE THE APPROVED METER RECONNECTION FEES & ADMINISTRATIVE FEES FOR ELECTRICITY CONSUMERS ACROSS NIGERIA. First of all, note that the Electricity Distribution Company (DisCo) in charge of an area can disconnect a customer without any notice where such customer has an illegal network/connection or...