Press Statement on Killings in Lagos Nigeria.

African Rights Watch Condemns unequivocally and in the strongest of terms the shooting and killing of innocent and peaceful #EndSARS Protesters in Nigeria by the Nigerian Army and the Police. We call on the Federal Government of Nigeria to immediately investigate this dastardly act and breach of the fundamental rights of lawful Nigerian Citizens, to …

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End SARS Campaign rocks Nigeria; SARS officially Disbanded.

“In addition, the Force is constituting an Investigation Team which shall include Civil Society Organizations…” The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has announced the dissolution of the dreaded police unit, Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS or FSARS). The police chief also announced major police reforms including the formation of an investigative team, which will include …

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WAMELA PRESS RELEASE ON VIRTUAL COURT AND MALI

Media a Necessary Part of Virtual Court Proceedings in West Africa. The President of The West Africa Media Lawyers Association, WAMELA, Mr. Noah Ajare, has charged Heads of States of The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) to make provisions for the unhindered and effective reportage of virtual Court Proceedings which many States in …

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Y.C Maikyau SAN, Invites NEC Members To Barbecue Party

Nigerian Bar Association Welfare Committee Chairman, Y.C. Maikyau, SAN, is inviting members of the  NEC to a Barbeque treat. According to the information made available to TheNigerialawyer, the party is scheduled to take place at Y.C. Maikyau & Co., Akintola Williams House, Plot 2048 Michael Okpara Road, Wuse Zone 7, Abuja. The date is Wednesday, …

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Y.C Maikyau SAN Welcomes NBA-NEC Members To Abuja

Nigerian Bar Association Welfare Committee Chairman, Y.C. Maikyau, SAN, has welcomed members of the Nigerian Bar Association National Executive Council to its meeting in Abuja. TheNigerialawyers reports that the Executive Council meeting of the Nigerian Bar Association will commence tomorrow at its National Secretariat, Abuja. Maikyau, SAN, in his goodwill message to the members said:  …

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Buhari Sets Up Committee On Poverty Reduction

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated National Steering Committee (NSC) of the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS) to be chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, reiterating his commitment to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years, with a well-researched framework for implementation and funding. According to a statement by Special Adviser …

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Court Dissolves 12-Year-Old Marriage Over Abandonment

A Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, on Tuesday, dissolved a 12 -year-old marriage between Fatima Salisu and Abubakar on grounds of abandonment. Salisu in her petition prayed the court to dissolve her marriage on grounds that Abubakar abandoned her in February 2020. Delivering judgment, the Presiding judge, Muhammad Adamu also ordered the petitioner …

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NDLEA Arrests Ex-Soldier, Doctor For ‘Drug Trafficking’

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a medical doctor, Jane Chioma Ofoma, in Auchi, Edo State, for allegedly operating an online catering service, Omachi’s Kitchen, through which she sells drugged cookies and biscuits. Also the agency arrested a 52-year-old ex-Soldier, Sgt Ibrahim Musa for allegedly being in possession of 12.167 kilograms of …

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#EndSARS: ‘Most Lekki Victims Suffered Fractures, Machete Wounds, Minor Injuries’

Most of the injuries recorded in the aftermath of the alleged shootings at the Lekki Tollgate and environs were predominantly fractures, machete wounds and minor cuts, the Lagos State Judicial Panel probing the incident heard on Tuesday. Lagos Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, told the panel that many of the people reported to have been …

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Senate Minority Leader, Abaribe Rocks “The Dot Nation ” T – Shirt

Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe Tuesday wore “The Dot Nation” T-Shirt to his office in the national assembly to showcase his Igboness. It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had in a recent interview with Arise TV in Abuja described the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB as “a dot in a circle” who …

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FG To ECOWAS Court: We Only Suspended Twitter, Not Twitter Accounts

A few hours to the hearing of the suit by SERAP and 176 Nigerians, the Buhari administration filed and served us a preliminary objection, claiming that “The subject matter of this suit is not for the enforcement of any human right recognized by this Court.” The preliminary objection was dismissed by the ECOWAS Court. The …

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No Graduate Should Be Employed Without Certificate Of National Service – DG NYSC

All Employers of labour in the public and private sector have been warned against employing graduates without demanding for Certificate of National Service. The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, gave the warning yesterday at the opening ceremony of Corps Legal Aid Workshop, yesterday in Abuja. Speaking further, he advised all …

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Senate Places 75% Import Duties On Importation Of Syringes, Needles

The Senate has ordered a hike in importation duties on syringes and needles into the country and therefore recommended 75 percent port duties. This is as the upper chamber mandated full implementation of the policy on usage of locally manufactured syringes and needles by federal government owned hospitals and health institutions across the country. The …

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Essay Competition: Paul Usoro & Co. Calls For Entries On The Case Of James V. Governor Of Edo State

*Prize: N150k or 3 months internship at Paul Usoro & Co. The Law Firm of Paul Usoro & Co is calling for entries for its new essay Competition titled PUC Challenge. Candidates are to submit well seasoned intellectual essays on the landmark judgement in James V. Governor of Edo State & Ors. (2021) LPELR-54203 (CA). …

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Whether Weapon Of Offence Must Be Tendered Before The Guilt Of An Accused Can Be Established

Be The First To Know By LawPavilion CASE TITLE:              EMMANUEL ELIJAH MATTHEW v. THE STATE (2021) LPELR-52831(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:    12TH FEBRUARY, 2021 JUSTICES:                   MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI JCA MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU JCA PRACTICE AREA:       Criminal Law and Procedure – Offence of Murder. FACTS: The Appellant, as the Defendant …

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Two Burnt, 13 Vehicles Razed As Tanker Explodes On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Two persons were burnt to death and 13 vehicles, including trucks razed when a petroleum tanker fell on the road and exploded at the proposed new Kara Market, Ogere-Remo, Ogun State, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The tanker explosion which occurred around 4am on Tuesday, touched – off a huge inferno, razing vehicles parked by the …

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Bitcoin Drops Under $30,000 For First Time In Five Months

Bitcoin fell underneath $30,000 on Tuesday for the first time in five months, hit by concerns over China’s ongoing crackdown on the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. At about 1230 GMT, bitcoin sank nine percent to as low as $29,624, attaining a level last seen in January, with analysts citing Chinese efforts to crack down on …

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Immigration CG: We’ll Limit Jobs Available To Foreigners So Nigerians Can Get More

The Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Alhaji Muhammad Babandede, says the Service is planning to limit job opportunities other nationals can be employed to do in Nigeria. Babandede said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Katsina, Dr Abdulmuminu Kabir-Usman, on Wednesday in Katsina. According to him, the …

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Twitter’s Operation In Nigeria Is Illegal – Lai Mohammed

★Says Suspension Of Twitter Legal, Not Reactionary★As Lawmakers Disagree On Timing, Social Media Regulation The Federal Government on Tuesday said that the only way it would allow the suspension of Twitter, a microblogging platform, to continue in Nigeria is when Twitter and other social media platforms operating in Nigeria are duly registered as Nigerian companies …

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Court Strikes Out Suits Challenging Oshiomholes’s Led APC’s NWC Dissolution

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, struck out two separate suits challenging the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and appointment of a National Caretaker Committee for the party. The first suit was filed by a chieftain of the party, Hillard …

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Buhari: We’ll Modernise Police Operations In Line With 21st Century Expectation

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he would bequeath “a citizen-led policing system” to the nation, assuring that his administration has already demonstrated firm commitment towards changing the principle and strategy of policing in the country. He gave the pledge on Tuesday in an address at the passing out parade of 418 officers of the …

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Oye-Led APGA Counters INEC Says Party Complied With Statutory Notices

All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Barely 24 hours after facts emerged that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) may not field any candidate in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State for allegedly failing to comply with statutory notices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the party has refuted the claims. The National …

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Court Orders FG To Pay Rivers, Akwa Ibom $3.3b Oil Revenue Debt

According to a judgment by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, the amount formed the shares of the $62 billion said to have been recovered from some oil firms by the Fed Govt. Justice Taiwo ordered that $1,114,551,610 be paid to Rivers state, while $2,258,411,586 be paid to Akwa Ibom state, being the amount separately claimed by the …

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