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Probe Of Ondo CJ: You Can Approach Court If You Find Our Reaction Contemptuous – Gov. Akeredolu Replies Okutepa (SAN)

*Says Okutepa’s Reaction Did Not Come As A Surprise*Says Civility Is Not Common*Okutepa Says He Is Cultured To Engage In Dirty Political Argument Governor Akeredolu Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Sunday, said his government will continue to respect court order or any issue relating to his administration. This was contained in a statement …

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I’ll Restore Confidence, Justice In Judiciary, Says Court Of Appeal President

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has assured Nigerians that she is determined to ensure that the cause of justice delivery and confidence in the Judiciary and the Court of Appeal is strengthened under her leadership. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem was speaking when she visited Governor Simon Bako Lalong at the Government …

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Stop Tinubu From Controlling Alpha Beta, Ex-MD Apara Begs Court

A former Managing Director of Alpha Beta LLP, Mr. Dapo Apara, has filed a suit before a Lagos State High Court asking it to stop a former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, from controlling the finances of Alpha Beta. In the suit filed by Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) on behalf of Apara on Wednesday, …

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“IGP Case, It Was Never About Tenure Extension, We Have Been Asked To Appeal FHC Decision For Being Pervasive” – E. H. Ugochukwu Chambers

The Law Firm of E.H. Ugochukwu has reacted to the decision of the Federal High Court which validated Buhari’s extension of the tenure of the former Inspector General of Police in the case of Maxwell Okpara v The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In a statement made available to TheNigeriaLawyer signed by its …

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Suit Stopping Ondo CJ’s Investigation: The Statement By Ondo State Govt Is An Insult to My Person – J.S. Okutepa, SAN

*Says If The Ondo Govt Has Respect For Court, It Would Have Filed Processes To Counter The Suit*Says He Wouldn’t Have Accepted The CJ’s Brief If It Was Rooted In Moot Points A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Jibrin Samuel Okutepa, has reacted to the statement of Ondo State Government regarding the suit filed by …

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Suit Stopping Ondo CJ’s Investigation: The Statement By Ondo State Govt Is An Insult To My Person – J.S. Okutepa, SAN

*Says If The Ondo Govt Has Respect For Court, It Would Have Filed Processes To Counter The Suit*Says He Wouldn’t Have Accepted The CJ’s Brief If It Was Rooted In Moot Points A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Jibrin Samuel Okutepa, has reacted to the statement of Ondo State Government regarding the suit filed by …

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Supreme Court Quashes Conviction Of Three Lawyers, Waziri, Muideen And Izegbuwa For Misconduct

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the conviction of three lawyers, who were tried for professional misconduct before the Legal Practitioners’ Disciplinary Committee (LPDC). The lawyers are Mamman A. Waziri, Olayori Muideen and Dr. Osaretin George Izegbuwa. A five-man panel of the Supreme Court, led by Justice Mary Odili, was unanimous in allowing the …

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[UPDATED] Court Upholds President’s Power To Extend IGP’s Tenure

A Federal High Court in Abuja has upheld the power of the President to extend the tenure of a retiring Inspector General of Police (IGP) pending the completion of the process for the appointment of a substantive successor. Justice Ahmed Mohammed made this pronouncement in a judgment on Friday in the suit, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/106/2021 by …

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JUSUN Strike: Supreme Court Waives Default Fees For Filings

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has issued a new Practice Direction for the Supreme Court exempting payment of default fees incurred by lawyers during the three-month period lost to the just-ended judiciary workers’ strike. According to the new Practice Direction, dated 15th June, made available to THENIGERIALAYER by the Director of …

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[Democracy Day] Labeling Someone Enemy Of The Country For Asking Questions Is Not Patriotism — NBA President, Akpata

*Calls On President Buhari To Respect The Right To Freedom Of Expression Of Citizens The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Olumide Akpata, has said that democracy entails the right to speak and ask questions He said this in his goodwill message on Democracy Day, June 12, which coincided with the birthday of the …

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Court Voids Ondo’s Probe Of Chief Judge Over Viral Video

A Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside all steps taken by Ondo Governor, Attorney General and the House of Assembly in relation to the probe of allegations of official misconduct raised against Ondo Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu in a viral video made by one of her relatives, Olupelumi Fagboyegun. Fagboyegun had, in …

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N25.7bn Fraud: How Ex-Bank PHB MD Begged Judge Not To Send Him To Prison

There was a tense atmosphere in an Ikeja High Court on Wednesday night as Francis Atuche, a former Managing Director (MD) of Bank PHB, begged Justice Lateefa Okunnu not to send him to prison following his conviction for defrauding the bank of N25.7 billion. Atuche and Ugo Anyanwu, a former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of …

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Ex- Bank PHB MD Atuche Convicted Of N27bn Fraud

*CFO Anyanwu, Mrs. Atuche acquitted. An Ikeja High Court has convicted a former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB Plc, Francis Atuche and former Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Ugo Anyanwu, of stealing and conspiracy to steal N27billion. But Justice Lateefat Okunnu, before whom the defendants were tried, discharged and acquitted Atuche’s wife Elizabeth. Atuche …

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Ex- Bank PHB MD Atuche Sentenced To 12 Years Imprisonment For N27bn Fraud

*CFO Anyanwu Jailed For 10 Years, Mrs Atuche Acquitted. An Ikeja High Court has sentenced a former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB Plc, Francis Atuche to 12 years imprisonment and former Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Ugo Anyanwu to 10 years, for stealing and conspiracy to steal N27billion. But Justice Lateefat Okunnu, before whom …

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Ayorinde SAN, Writes CJN, Calls For Suspension Of 2021 Vacation

Chief Bolaji Ayorinde, A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Principal Partner of Ayorinde & Co has written the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Tanko Muhammad, calling for the suspension of the 2021 Annual Vacation. Chief Ayorinde, in a letter sighted by TheNigeriaLawyer dated 15th June, 2021, listed the various situations that truncated judicial activities …

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You Can’t Shift Your Constitutional Roles On Security To States – Wike Tells Buhari

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that it is unconstitutional for him to shift the power of securing the life and property of Nigerians to the state governors. Wike insisted that as the Commander-in-Chief, the President could not declare that governors were in charge of security in their respective states. The …

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NBA President Akpata, Writes EFCC Boss, Demands For Investigation, Immediate Action Against The Assault On NBA Makurdi Chair

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association Olumide Akpata has called for Investigation, Immediate action to be taken against the EFCC officer(s) who allegedly assaulted the Makurdi branch Chairman of the NBA Justin Gbagir. In a letter sighted by TheNigeriaLawyer, the President is demanding Immediate action and cessation. The full letter reads below TheNigerialawyer had …

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Twitter Suspension: Lawyer Sues Lai Mohammed, Malami As Courts Resume

A human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, has sued the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and the Federal Government for suspending social media platform, Twitter. In the originating motion marked FHC/L/CS/542/2021, Effiong is seeking nine reliefs including an order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from …

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Judiciary/Legislature Autonomy: Governors Meet Wednesday On Implementation

Members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have scheduled a meeting for Wednesday to among others, strategise on ways to ensure the actual implementation of financial autonomy for state Judiciary and Legislature. The Head, Media and Public Affairs, NGF, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo said, in a statement on Monday, that the issue would form a major item …

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Fmr NBA-SPIDEL Alternative Chair, Akaraiwe, Calls For Suspension Of 2021 Vacation Of Superior Court Judges Till August Ending

*Says Shutting Down Courts For Too Long Will Render Justice Sector Irrelevant The former Alternate Chair, NBA Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL) and Principal Partner of Akaraiwe and Associates, Ikeazor Akaraiwe, has called for the postponement of this year’s annual vacation of judges of High Courts. In a statement made available to …

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