Female Lawyer Arrested for Torturing Daughter

A female lawyer, Elizabeth Agboje, has been arrested and paraded on Wednesday for allegedly torturing and maltreating her adopted daughter by the Rivers State Police Command in Port Harcourt.
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Nnamdi Kanu Files Suit, Challenges Court Order Declaring IPOB Terrorist Organisation

The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has filed a motion in court challenging an order of a Federal High Court proscribing the group and declaring it a terrorist organisation
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Lagos State Governor Set To Swear In Justice Opeyemi Oke As Acting CJ

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode will next week Monday, September 25, 2017 swear-in Justice Opeyemi Oke as the Acting Chief Judge of the State.
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Lagos Adopts ‘Plea Bargain’ for Prison Decongestion

Lagos State Government has advised stakeholders in the legal sector to embrace the culture of exploring the provisions of ‘Plea and Sentence Bargain’ when presiding over litigations, saying that the State Government will continue to adopt reasonable and creative measures in its prison decongestion drive.
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Olubadan Sues Ajimobi and 23 Others

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has dragged the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and 23 others, over their involvements in the crowning of 21 kings in Ibadan on August 27, 2017.
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Appeal Court To Hear 250 Cases In 14 Days

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, will on September 25, 2017, commence a special sitting in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
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Legal Opinions And Articles

Nigeria, False Detention And The Need For A Court Of Small Claims By Mark Lekan Lalude

With every crook that runs a business, and runs it with the ruthlessness and impunity that extreme economic liberty gifts a lawless soul, or the ordinary sale of a low-priced commodity that goes awry, signifies the point at which law ought to take a stand, if not a stand, then a squat.
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Biodiversity and State Rights: Common Heritage, Intellectual Property and Transboundary Harm By Ayomikun Ogunkanmi

Before the emergence of biological diversity as an environmental object, there was nonetheless a growing awareness of the need to conserve wild species. In 1946, shortly after the end of the war, the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling[1]recognized in its preamble the importance of states “safeguarding for future generations the great natural resources represented by the whale stocks”
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IPOB ‘Proscription’ And The Hypocrisy Of The Ruling Class By Femi Falana

The Nigerian Army declared a journalist and two human rights defenders wanted last year for alleged links with the satanic Boko Haram sect, I pointed out that it was an act of illegality on the ground that the Terrorism Act 2011 as amended by the Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act 2013, has not conferred any such power on the Nigerian Army. In a prompt reaction to my criticism, the suspects were immediately transferred to the State Security Service which interrogated them and released them on bai
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The Global Evolution of the Offence of Rape by Theodora Olumekor

The offence of rape has continued to become more complex and malleable. Rape has ceased to apply to only situations where a man uses violence against a woman in order to have sex with her
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Employee/Employer Relationship And The Right To ‘Hire And Fire’ By Mazeedah Hassan

. In an ordinary contract of employment, the employer has the right to hire and fire any employee without stating any reason whatsoever.
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Events And Judgements

Court Grants Diezani’s Prayer, Strikes Out Fraud Charge Against Her Name

  Punch newspaper reports that Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in a ruling, struck out the eighth count after hearing an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, who had alleged that she was indicted in the particular count,...
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Lagos State Chief Judge Oluwafunmilayo Atilade Set To Retire

The Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade is set to retire from active service. Justice Atilade is expected to officially bow out as the Chief Judge of Lagos on Sunday, September 24, 2017.
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2017/2018 Legal Year Conferment of SAN title Holds Today

The conferment of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) on 29 selected lawyers will hold on Monday (September 18) as scheduled. The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC), earlier this year, announced the names of 30 successful candidates for the rank.
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OAU Law Students Defy Odds To Win On Debut At Indian Competition

Recently, three students from the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun State, made the nation proud by winning the Spirit of the Competition Award at the 4th International Negotiation Competition in New Delhi, India.
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Meet The Nigerian Lady Law Graduate that Broke A UK University’s Record with a 5.0CGPA

Oginni Folafoluwa Mary, a Nigerian Lady and a native of Ilesha, Osun State has broken a record of being the first Nigerian Valedictorian in the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and being the overall best graduating student, graduating with a 5.0CGPA in getting her law degree.
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