Falana Tasks FG on Apology to Justice Dimgba

Popular human rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana SAN has reiterated his call for the federal government to apologise to a Federal High Court judge, Justice Dimgba Nnamdi for abusing his rights in the course of investigating corruption within the judiciary.

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In Law School, You Will Have to Find Your Own Rhythm by Chizotam Akwiwu

I recall asking one of my seniors, Toni Numa (Sifer), for advice on how to conquer NLS seeing as he had finished with a great result. I was expecting to get detailed advice but his exact words were “find your rhythm and just flow with it”. I kept on wondering about why he would give me such vague advice but looking back now it was one of the best advices that anyone gave me.

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House of Reps Considers Bill to Establish Christian Court

Nigeria may be getting yet another religious court similar to the Islamic Sharia Court going by the provisions of a new bill at the National Assembly for the establishment of a Christian Court.

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NJC Is Ready To Fight Corruption – Acting CJ

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, said on Monday that the National Judicial Council was more poised than before to restore confidence in the judiciary. The acting CJN, who doubles as the Chairman of the NJC, said the council was also ready...
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After the Call to Bar, What Next?

The Call to Bar was an event and it was hardly more than that for me. A few days to the event, a couple of friends asked me how I felt and all I could honestly say was “indifferent.”

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Enforceability Of Non Compete Clauses In Labour Agreements by Temitayo Ogunmokun Esq

A non-compete agreement also referred to as “covenant not to compete” or a “contract in restraint of trade” is an agreement wherein an employee consents not to engage in a similar occupation or disseminate trade secrets that is likely to occasion damage or compete against the business of his employer.

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Court Declines To Release Nnamdi Kanu, Others On Bail

Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, Thursday, declined to release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on bail

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Defying the Odds: A Former Beggar Becomes a Lawyer

Though physically challenged, Mr Abdusalam Idowu exhibited uncommon resilience and passion to rise above his circumstances and pursue his dream of becoming a legal practitioner.

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Nigerian Law School Graduands Miss Call To Bar For Lateness

The Council of Legal Education staff disallowed students from entering the venue of the call to bar ceremonies due to lateness On the part of the students

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“How I Ferried Justice Ajumogobia’s Dollars” Banker

The Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on Monday heard a witness describe how foreign currency was moved from Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia chambers and deposited into her account in Diamond Bank.

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Legal Opinions And Articles

After the Call to Bar, What Next?

The Call to Bar was an event and it was hardly more than that for me. A few days to the event, a couple of friends asked me how I felt and all I could honestly say was “indifferent.”

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Enforceability Of Non Compete Clauses In Labour Agreements by Temitayo Ogunmokun Esq

A non-compete agreement also referred to as “covenant not to compete” or a “contract in restraint of trade” is an agreement wherein an employee consents not to engage in a similar occupation or disseminate trade secrets that is likely to occasion damage or compete against the business of his employer.

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The Kind Of Trouble You Can Cause Your Lawyer By Ademola Taiwo

I have heard this statement often times “I can now cause trouble- I have got a lawyer”

Though I believe it is a joke. But let me highlight the kind of legal trouble you can burden your lawyer with which will be of economic value to him.

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Baptised in the Language of the Law

Please! Nigerian Journalists (Reporters, Correspondents, News Casters or whatever you call yourselves), before you report anything relating to the issues of Law, and particularly, Court Proceedings, do yourselves favours by seeking Legal Opinions and enlightenment.

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The Legal Regime for Enforcement of Image Rights – A Nigerian Question By Prince-Alex Iwu

In a more technical usage, the term image rights has come to be defined in line with commercialization of aspects of an individual’s personality. In order to avoid the confusion that might arise from discussing the term ‘image rights’ in both the general and technical usages, the writer would deal with unpermitted photography (violation of privacy) in the following paragraphs and then discuss commercialization of aspects of an individual’s personality subsequently.

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Events And Judgements

Photos From World Bank conference on legislation and law reform

Dr. Tonye Clinton Jaja a Nigerian lawyer  was one of the speakers at the World Bank conference on legislation and law reform. Dr. Tonye Clinton Jaja, who holds a PhD in law (specializing in legislative drafting) from the University of London’s Institute of...
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Federal High Court Kano convicts Aisha Shettima Noor

The EFCC on November 14, 2016 secured the conviction of Yagana Ibrahim Bukar A.K.A Aisha Shettima Noor before Honourable Justice Fatu Riman

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“FG Cant Collect 50 Naira Stamp Duty On Bank Deposits”- Court Of Appeal

The judgment, which has been kept under wrap by all the parties in the case since it was delivered on April 21 as the banks have continued to charge N50 on deposits into current accounts, was obtained by The Punch in Abuja on Tuesday.

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Photos From The Prestigious Nials Fellowship Conferred On Yemi Osinbajo(SAN), 3 Others

The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies conducted its 2016 Fellows Lecture and conferment of Honorary NIALS Fellowship on four distinguished Nigerian jurists who have contributed to the furtherance of the mandate of the Institute.

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Understanding Expropriation Through International Arbitration Cases 1: Methanex Corp. v. The United States of America

This paper undertakes an examination of expropriation through a review of the arbitration decision and award in the case of Methanex Corp. v. The United States of America. It is our opinion that though the decision in the Methanex Case does not establish a binding precedent on future arbitration proceedings, the decision of the Tribunal in that case offers an illuminating insight on the principle of expropriation.

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