President Buhari Orders EFCC To Takeover Arrested Judges Cases

President Muhammadu Buhari, reportedly unhappy with the work of the Department of State Services (DSS) after a team of lawyers reviewed the evidence gathered from the agency’s recent raid on judges.

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Reason Why EFCC Is Investigating Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia

`More information has been unearthed on why Justice Rita Ofili-Ajimogobia of the Federal High Court in Lagos is currently being investigated by the EFCC .

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New National Judicial Policy to be Launched Today, Judges Barred from Taking Gifts

In a bid to reduce the possibilities of inducement and address judicial corruption, a new National Judicial Policy to be launched on Monday has incorporated a provision barring judges and judicial staff from collecting gifts from not just litigants but also the other arms of government.

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Men’s Fashion With David Omotolani

Like the popular saying, “Class not Swag”, this is not just an idea but it is reality. Looking at our young men these days, all they want is respect. But then, majority of them understand respect from different points of view.

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DSS Search Justice Rita Ofil-Ajumogobia’s house

Vanguard newspaper reports that Barely 72 hours after turning herself into the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Federal Judge, Rita Ofili-Ajimogobia, may face the full weight of the law for alleged corrupt practices.

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CJN rejects NBA, SANs’ call for suspension of judges

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, on Saturday rejected the call on the National Judicial Council by the Nigerian Bar Association to suspend judges who were recently arrested by the Department of State Service over corruption allegations.

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The Lagos Lawyer: Let Me Tell You About Temitope Gbadegeshin

As a Lagos lawyer, one of my favourite poems ever is ‘Invictus’ written by William Ernest Henley and popularised by Nelson Mandela. It resonates with me because whether I am in court or in the office, I am often faced with bowing to pressure or standing up to be counted.

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NJC Postpones Meeting To Dismiss Court Of Appeal President

The meeting was to discuss the recommendation of a subcommittee that had investigated a petition against the current President of the Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa. Lawyard NG learned that the meeting was canceled via a text message to members of the NJC. No new date has been fixed for another meeting, a member of the council told SaharaReporters.

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#DSSArrests : Body Of Senior Advocates Back NBA

The body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria at a meeting held in the Nigerian Law School in Lagos has resolved to back the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

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Adobe Acrobat Update Enhances Editing and Digital Certificate Tools by Robert Ambrogi

Adobe released an update last week to its Acrobat DC PDF software that significantly enhances a tool often used by legal professionals, Compare Documents, and that updates its Certificates tool to make it easier to digitally sign, certify and verify documents with a certificate ID.

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Legal Opinions And Articles

Men’s Fashion With David Omotolani

Like the popular saying, “Class not Swag”, this is not just an idea but it is reality. Looking at our young men these days, all they want is respect. But then, majority of them understand respect from different points of view.

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#Jurist Of The Week: Late Honourable Justice Kayode Eso

This is Late Honourable Justice Kayode Eso, former Justice Of The Supreme Court. Late Honourable Justice Kayode Eso, CON, CFR (born September 18, 1925 – November 16, 2012) was a Nigerianprominent Jurist and former Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

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​General Tips on How to Attain Excellence in The Legal Profession By Yusuf Alli

Make new friends and keep the old. Effective business development is really all about relationship.Classmates from law school go on to become clients and sources of referral business. The same is true of your colleagues at work and other friends in the legal profession. Maintain these relationships throughout your career.

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Amaechi, Buhari Requested For Judicial Favour In Ekiti & Rivers Governorship Petition – Justice Ngwuta

Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta, one of the Supreme Court judges being investigated by the Department of State Services (DSS) for corruption, has revealed how Rotimi Amaechi, the former Governor of Rivers State, specifically asked him in 2014 to ensure that the election of Ayodele Fayose as Ekiti State governor was set aside in favor of another election in which the defeated Kayode Fayemi, could contest.

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#DSSArrests : NBA Asks Arrested Judges To Step Aside Pending Trial

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, on Thursday, asked all the judges being investigated over their alleged involvement in acts of corruption 

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Events And Judgements

Justice Okon Abang Sacks Two PDP Federal Lawmakers

An Abuja Federal High Court on Monday sacked two members of the House of Representatives from Enugu State for alleged wrongful emergence as flagbearers of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2015 general elections.

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Templars Dominates ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards 2016 As Aluko & Oyebode, Jackson, Etti & Edu Also Win

Aluko & Oyebode, Templars, Jackson, Etti & Edu and other notable law firms have emerged winners at the 2016 ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards (NLA) held at the weekend in Lekki Lagos Nigeria

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President Buhari Nominates Sidi Bage, Paul Jauro As Supreme Court Justices

The nominated judges are Sidi Bage, Nasarawa State, North Central; and Paul Jauro, Taraba State, North East.

In the letter read by Mr. Saraki, Mr. Buhari said his request followed Section 231(2) of the Constitution of Nigeria, as amended.

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#Kogi2015: Why We Upheld Gov Bello’s Election – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, Friday, justified why it upheld the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, stressing that section 141 of the Electoral Act, 2010, which forbade courts from decalaring as winner, any person that did not participate in all stages of an election, is no longer extant.

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6 startups to compete at Innovating Justice Boostcamp (West Africa) finals in Lagos

HiiL, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, announces the Innovating Justice Boostcamp. This event will showcase this year’s semi-finalists for the HiiL SME Empowerment – and Family Justice Challenges.

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