The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Muhammad Tanko, has said that out of the 117 legal practitioners that applied for the Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria this year, only 38 were successful at the end of the rigorous exercise. TheLawyers.com.ng reports that the CJN on Monday September 23, swear-in...
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...
Lionel Messi has been crowned ‘The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2019’ beating UEFA’s best player Virgil van Dijk and his long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Barcelona striker Lionel Messi won the award on Monday for a record sixth time. In the ceremony at Teatro all Scala in Milan, Italy, Jurgen Van Klopp...
Activist lawyer Mr Femi Falana (SAN) has warned Nigeria against entering into what he called illegal agreements in billions of dollars with foreign countries that may be challenged and set aside. The lawyer addressed reporters in Abuja on the decision of Western Sahara to challenge the “illegal” importation of tonnes...
The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has stated that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was safe, secure and not under any form of siege. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer DCP Frank Mba, Monday in Abuja, said:This assertion comes against the backdrop of recent speculations in...
Ebonyi State has repealed all hitherto existing laws and procedures in the administration of criminal justice.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...
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has dispatched three special envoys to seven African countries to deliver messages of pan-African unity and solidarity following xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the Presidency said on Sunday. The special envoys will deliver a message from Ramaphosa regarding the incidents of violence that recently...
The Presidential Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday struck out the application of the All Progressives Congress accusing the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, of being a Cameroonian. Justice Garba Mohammed warned the APC not to divert the attention of the court because Atiku was qualified...
Detectives debrief three senior lawyers – NNPC subsidiary’s chiefs interrogated DETECTIVES of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday grilled a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore, in connection with the $9.6 billion judgment debt against the Federal Government, TheNation reports. The Process and Industrial Developments...
Busola Dakolo has told a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja that the rape allegedly committed against her by the founder and Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, has adversely affected her marital sex life. She therefore demanded “a personal letter of apology”...