Court Declares CCB Chairman Tenure Illegal

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja has sacked the Chairman of the Code of Bureau (CCB) Sam Saba and nine other members of the organisation’s board.

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How I Paid N12 Million Into Justice Ajumogobia’s Company Account – Witness

The trial of Justice Rita Ngozi Ofili-Ajumogobia and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Godwin Obla continued today, April 28, 2017, before Justice O.H. Oshodi of Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja with the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo calling on the fifth and sixth prosecution witnesses.

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Nnamdi Kanu Meets Bail Conditions a Day After IPOB Spokesman Called Them Defective

Nnamdi Kanu’s bail conditions as granted by Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako on Tuesday had generated discussions among lawyers and observers

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Police Threaten Senator Goje Over Murder Document

Did the police cart away Budget 2017 documents from the home of a senator? That remained a knotty question yesterday. The police denied that they took such documents during a raid on the Abuja home of Senator Danjuma Goje. The Senate said they did and that the budget could be delayed for that reason The Nation Newspaper reports

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Osinbajo Wrong on Interpretation Of Section 171 Of The Constitution – House Of Reps

The House of Representatives members, yesterday, fumed over alleged executive erosions on the powers of the National Assembly with a warning to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to respect the doctrine of separation of powers.

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NCP To Sue LASIEC Over LG Nominations Fees

The National Conscience Party (NCP) on Thursday said it had concluded arrangements to sue the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) for mandating candidates for the forthcoming council polls to pay nomination fees.

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Legal Opinions And Articles

Comedy and the Law: The Intellectual Property of Jokes by Akin Agunbiade

Akin Agunbaide explores the position of the law regarding the intellectual property of jokes and available mechanisms, if any, to protect comedians

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Olisa Agbakoba’s Suit for the South East and the Legal Frontiers in Constitutional Advocacy by Faith Endonyan

Many lawyers must have now heard the news about the fundamental rights class action instituted by Mr Olisa Agbakoba SAN for himself and on behalf of the South East Zone against the Federal Republic of Nigeria

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Why Criminalizing Joblessness In Nigeria Is Both Illogical And Illegal By Timothy Ola Bamgboye ESQ

Yet prominent in Nigeria’s current socio-political commentary is the sad tale of indiscriminate arrest. Much sadder however is the fact that a certain provision of her criminal procedural statutes empowers a police officer to effect summary arrest with no recourse to reason. Indeed, there is a law that empowers a police officer to arrest a law-abiding person, loosely speaking, for the sole ‘crime’ of being jobless!

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On Magu’s quandary, these are the salient questions By Rotimi Fawole

Following the Senate’s decision to decline the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chairman, learned Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has theorised that the Senate’s approval could in fact, be dispensed with. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, a professor of Law and also Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has aligned himself with the argument.

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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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Events And Judgements

Court Declares CCB Chairman Tenure Illegal

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja has sacked the Chairman of the Code of Bureau (CCB) Sam Saba and nine other members of the organisation’s board.

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Bankers’ Committee Warns E-fraudsters

Nigerian Bankers yesterday warned e-fraudsters to behave or be taken off the banking system. Speaking for the Bankers’ Committee, Access Bank Managing Director Herbert Wigwe said banks were working out modalities that would enable them establish a central database to identify and punish e-fraud perpetrators.

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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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