Obanikoro, Family Lose Suit against EFCC

THE Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday struck out a N100 million suit filed by a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro and his family against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over seizure and detention of their property.

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Federal High Court Grants Nnamdi Kanu bail

There was mild drama at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court this morning, as security operatives, barred former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, from entering inside the court scheduled to deliver ruling on whether the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, should be released on bail.

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INEC official arraigned for ‘N112m bribe’

Justice Efreti Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State yesterday ordered that Mrs. Fidelia Omoile, an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Isoko-South Local Government Area of Delta State, be remanded in prison custody.

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Respect rule of law, AFBA tells African leaders

The African Bar Association (AFBA) has urged the continent’s leaders to respect the rule of law and uphold democratic norms.It stated this on Saturday at the end of its National Executive and Governing Council meeting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. AFBA president Mr. Hannibal Uwaifo told host Governor Nyesom Wike, who was decorated with the AFBA gown of excellence, that the association chose the state “in recognition of its peaceful nature and unusual transformation.”

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N150m suit: court Urges Businessman, International Breweries to reconcile

Justice Sonia Akinbiyi of an Ogun State High Court in Ijebu-Ode has urged a businessman Adeosun Adebayo and International Breweries Plc to explore an alternative resolution of their dispute.Adebayo is seeking N150 million from International Breweries as damages following ill-health he suffered after allegedly consuming contaminated Trophy beer produced by the company.

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NBA Epe Partners Prisons Service to Lift Ikoyi Prison

The association’s Vice chairman, Ademola Koko and the Assistant Controller-General of Ikoyi Prison, Akeem Saliu, stated this last Friday during the branch’s Human Rights Committee’s visit to the prison.

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Legal Opinions And Articles

Re: You Can’t Execute Rev King, Others, Falana Tells Ambode – A Rejoinder on Death Penalty by G.N. Nwodo, Esq

Gabriel Nwodo, Esq writes on the legality of the death penalty, as a rejoinder to Mr Femi Falana’s letter to Governor Ambode about Rev King

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The Bayelsa Education Tax: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul – A Rejoinder by Ebi Roberts

Akin Agunbiade’s article tiled ‘The Bayelsa Education Tax: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul’, which was published by Lawyard has raised many issues some of which Ebi Roberts now seeks to address

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By the Emperor’s Order: A Legal Perspective on Otodo Gbame by Tolu Koye-Ladele

In African communities, land has always been a source of controversy with several cases of land litigation still ongoing in courts after decades. In various parts of the continent, it is the belief of the African that land is a link between the dead, the living and the unborn

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Constitutionality Of The EFCC Act 2004 Subjecting The President’s Appointment of Member of the Commission to Senate Confirmation By Basil Momodu

This piece is a response to the above-mentioned article published on your platform on April 15, 2007. Prof. Ben Nwabueze is an erudite scholar, a legal colossus whose academic excellence and scholarship can never be in doubt.

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ICAO Certification of Lagos and Abuja Airports: Identifying the Stakeholders

These airports are believed to have been chosen for ICAO intervention due to their proximity to the nation’s economic and political capitals, respectively.

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Events And Judgements

Arbitration Mentorship Session For Young Lawyers Holds Today In Lagos

Arbitration Mentorship Session for Young Lawyers has been scheduled to hold on Friday 21st April 2017 at 1A Remi Olowude Street, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria by 3 p.m. prompt.

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Court Of Appeal Sets aside Ruling of Lower Court Over Trademark Ownership

In 2014, Ocean Waves Ltd had emerged with a claim that they were the rightful owners of the Qlink Trademark and they sued the Registrar of Trademarks and sought an Order of the Court, demanding that FAPA’s registration be expunged, to enable Ocean Waves to insert its name in the registry as owners of the Qlink trademark.

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A review of Retail Supermarket Nig. Ltd v. Citibank Nig Ltd & CBN By Teingo Inko-Tariah

Following a decision of the Federal High Court in Suit No: FHC/L/CS/1710/2013: Kasmal International Ltd v. Central Bank Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a circular dated January 15, 2016 to all Deposit Money Banks to the effect that stamp duties at the rate of N50 for every payment of N1000 and above would be applicable to all receiving accounts in the country with immediate effect.

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NBA Delegation Holds Trade Mission Talks In Melbourne, Australia

March 20, 2017 marked the first day of activities for the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) delegation on its Trade Mission talks in Melbourne, Australia.

The delegation led by the President, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, OON, SAN, commenced a five-day working visit and Legal Services Trade Mission to Melbourne, Australia in line with meeting the required action points and timelines of the Strategic Plan of the NBA.

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African Bar Association 2017 Conference To Hold In PH Nigeria

Are you ready to attend the African Bar Association 2017 Annual Conference taking place in Port Harcourt Nigeria between August 6 – 10, 2017?

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