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You Are Lucky To Serve Under Ugwuanyi’s Administration, Supreme Court Justice Tells Retiring Enugu Chief Judge

Hon. Justice Centus C. Nweze of the Supreme Court of Nigeria has eulogized the retiring Chief Judge of Enugu State, Hon. Justice Ngozi Priscilla Emehelu, for the outstanding achievements she recorded in transforming the State Judiciary. Hon. Justice Nweze who spoke at a gala night organized by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, in honour …

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Conflicting Ex-parte Orders: CJN Grills 6 Chief Judges, Says 3 Judges Will Serve As An Example

*NJC to suo moto investigate three Judges for granting exparte orders*NJC to meet with all Heads of Court in the Country and NBA Leadership on the issue*Warn Chief Judges to desist from granting exparte orders especially on political matters The Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Tanko Mohammed today had a marathon meeting with the seven …

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Kenechukwu Okeke Drags Media Houses, Ex-NBA Chairman To Court For Alleged Defamation

A human rights activist, KeneChukwu Okeke, has instituted a criminal defamation suit at the FCT Chief Magistrates’ Court, Kubwa, Abuja against Vanguard Newspapers including its reporter Onozure Dania, Omoyele Sowore, Sahara Reporters Limited, Sahara Reporters Media Foundation, and one Chukwuemeka Clement who was the former Chairman of Bwari, branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). …

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NBA Rolls Out Its Fully Activated Health Programme For Nigerian Lawyers

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Olumide Akpata, has this afternoon announced the fully activated health Programme that the NBA has for its members. In an email sent to all lawyers, the President noted that “Last week, we achieved a significant milestone in NBA’s agenda to improve on the health and wellness programme …

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Judgement On VAT: Court Dismisses FIRS Application For Stay Of Execution

Counsel for the Government of Rivers State, Mark Agwu addressing journalists at the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt after the court on Monday dismissed FIRS application for a stay of execution over the judgment empowering Rivers State to collect VAT, other related taxes. *Says Granting Stay Of Execution Will Negate Principle Of Equity A Federal …

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Court Orders Judge Sued For Trespass To File Defence In N25million Suit

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, in Maitama, Abuja, has ordered a serving judge of the National Industrial Court, Jeremiah Essien, to file his defence to a N25million property suit filed against him. A surveyor, James Olobo, filed the suit marked CV/950/2021, accusing Mr Essien of forcibly taking possession of his property at …

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Conflicting Ex-parte Orders: CJN Demands Court Records, Set To Grill 6 State Chief Judges On Monday

*Delta CJ Possibly Summoned In Connection With Buni The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman National Judicial Council (CJN), Hon. Dr. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has demanded the records of proceedings in all the suits from which conflicting exparte orders emanated. The Chief Judges of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross Rivers, Anambra, Jigawa, and Imo States are …

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AU Member-States Need Sensitization On African Court On Human And Peoples’ Rights – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, yesterday in Arusha with the President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Right, Lady Justice Imani Daud Aboud. *lauds the Court, affirms protection of human rights Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stressed the need for Africa Union member-states to be sensitized on the role of the African Court …

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Appeal Court Declares Valentine Ozigbo As PDP Candidate For Anambra Governorship Election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has declared Valentine Ozigbo as the validly elected candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Anambra Governorship election slated for November 6, 2021. A three-man panel of justices led by the President of the Court of Appeal, Honorable Justice Monica Dongban- Mensem, made the declaration on …

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Paris Club Refund: Governors Kick As Finance Minister Approves ‘Controversial’ Payment For Consultants

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has queried Zainab Ahmed, finance minister for issuing promissory notes in favour of judgment creditors relating to Paris and London Club refunds despite pending court cases. In a letter dated August 30 and addressed to the minister, the NGF, through their lawyer, Femi Falana, said the minister ought to have …

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NBA-SPIDEL Chair, Monday Ubani, Calls For Total Overhaul of Judges’ Recruitment Process

The Public Interest and Development Law section of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called for the complete overhaul of the recruitment process for judges in the country. Chairman of the section, Mr. Monday Ubani, who made the call, said the total overhaul of the recruitment process for judges became necessary, following the conflicting judgments …

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Court Restrains Gov, Mai Mala Buni & Ors, From Parading Themselves As APC Caretaker Committee Members

…stops APC LGA Congress in Delta Delta State High Court sitting in Asaba, Wednesday, restrained Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State along with other members from acting or parading themselves as the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC until the determination of a substantive suit before the court. The presiding …

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CAC Commences Registration Of Limited Partnerships [LLPs] And Limited Liability Partnerships [LPs]

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has announced the commencement of the registration for the Limited Liability Partnership (LLPs) and Limited Partnership (LPs). According to the statement issued by the management on Tuesday sighted by TheNigeriaLawyer, the commission has also deployed the registration interface for the LLPs and LPs on the Company Registration Portal (CRP) to …

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Lawyer Threatens UBA Bank With Legal Action Over Alleged Illegal Deduction Of His Funds

*Demands Reversal Of The Money Within 48 Hours*Says He Is Disappointed With Action Of The Bank A lawyer, F. I. Nwodo has written the United Bank for Africa, UBA, over alleged illegal deduction of his money without crediting the recipient to whom he intended transferring the money. Nwodo, who is the principal and founder of …

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Enugu State Judiciary Commences Virtual Court Hearing, Records Three Virtual Sittings

The Enugu State Judiciary has commenced a virtual court hearing. TheNigeriaLawyer learnt that the cases were heard in High Court No. 7 presided over by Hon Justice C.C Ani, PhD The virtual sitting was said to be unprecedented in the entire Eastern region. The 3 cases that were heard in High Court 7 Enugu include Suit …

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N20b Salary Loan: Court Freezes Kogi’s Bank Account

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday froze a Kogi salary bailout account domiciled in a new generation bank over a N20 billion loan obtained from the bank. Justice Tijjani Garba Ringim made the order pending the conclusion of an investigation or possible prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The agency …

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Court Restrains Obaseki, Edo Govt From Enforcing Compulsory COVID-19 Vaccine Directive

A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State capital has granted an order restraining Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki and Edo government from enforcing a directive that all residents who have not taken COVID-19 vaccines will be prevented from accessing churches, mosques, banks, event centres and other public places from the middle of …

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Contradictory Court Orders: Condemnation By NBA And Summon By CJN Are Not Enough – Okutepa [SAN]

*Says The Lawyers And Judges Be Dragged To The NJC And LPDC*Says The Unethical Conduct Is Persistent Because The Professional Is Economical With Sanction*Says It Is Time To Pull Out Darkness From The Profession A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Jibrin Samuel Okutepa, has reacted to the statement of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, and …

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NBA Condemns Conflicting Court Decisions On Anambra Guber And PDP Leadership, Says They Are Inimical To The Rule Of Law

*Says The Orders Will Bring The Judiciary And The Entire System Of Administration Of Justice To Ridicule*Condemns The Senior Members Of The Bar Who Are Used As Tools By Politicians To Abuse Judicial Process*Says The Actions Of The Involved Senior Bar Members Is Breach Of RPC The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has reacted to the …

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CJN Summons Six Chief Judges Over Issuance Of Conflicting Orders To Political Parties

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Muhammad has summoned six-state Chief Judges in relation to the spate of conflicting orders emanating from their courts. Those summoned are Chief Judges of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross River, Anambra, Jigawa and Imo states. The CJN issued the summons on Monday in his capacity as the Chairman of …

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