The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Monday revealed that the events that saw his ascension to his present position shook the nation’s judiciary to its very foundation. Although, Justice Muhammad didn’t mention the name of his predecessor, Justice Walter Onnoghen, he went ahead to call for the...
The Incorporated Trustees of Digital Rights Lawyers Initiative has sued the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria over the latter’s planned regulation of Internet advertisements. In a suit filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos by two lawyers, Solomon Okedara and Olumide Babalola, DRLI is seeking a court declaration that...
Ebonyi State has repealed all hitherto existing laws and procedures in the administration of criminal justice. This followed the effectual commencement of a new law on Administration of Criminal Justice delivery, tagged: “Administration of criminal justice law of Ebonyi State, otherwise known as law 014 of 2019.” The State Attorney...
The Nigerian Bar Association has said that it has started liaising with the South Korean Embassy in Abuja with a view to facilitating early visa issuance for members. This is contained in a press statement sighted by Kunle Edun for the NBA Secretariat. According to them, this is with respect...
The Monday Ubani Courtroom Mail Prize for young lawyers is now open for participation. The competition is open to lawyers who are one to seven years post-call ( Lawyers called on or after 2013). The competition is one of the series of competitions, facilitated by Courtroom Mail, aimed at supporting lawyers...
The Supreme Court on Monday struck out an appeal seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari as a candidate in the February 23 presidential election. The case was based on the allegation that Buhari submitted false information regarding his educational qualifications to the Independent National Electoral Commission. A five-man panel of...
With few months left to vacate office as the president of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, the best way to access the tenure of the Paul Usoro SAN “Purify” administration of the Lawyers body is to cross-check the promises made by the NBA President himself in his Manifesto prior...
Former second Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association and a human rights activist, Monday Ubani, has condemned the arrest of Publisher of Cross River Watch, Agba Jalingo, by the police in Cross River State on Thursday. The legal practitioner described the incident as an infringement on the right of...
Judges in the country have been admonished to deliver sound judgments for posterity. The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed, said this on Wednesday in Owerri while inaugurating the late Justice Chukwudifu Oputa High Court Complex built by the Imo State Government. The acting CJN said history would be...
Ijebu-Ode branch chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mojeed Ganiyu, has urged the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) to consider qualified lawyers who practise outside state capitals for appointment as Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs). He said over the years, SANs have mostly been appointed from among lawyers based in...