Manufacturers Abandon Discos For Private Power Suppliers

Nigerian manufacturers are increasingly abandoning power distribution companies popularly called DisCos, for private companies that can provide 24-hour incremental and quality electricity at cheaper rates.

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Dino Melaye Files Suit Seeking To Stop INEC From Conducting Recall

The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over an attempt to recall him.

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N650m Fraud: Court Remands Ex-minister In Prison

Justice Joyce Abdulmaleek of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Thursday remanded a former minister, Olajumoke Akinjide,  and Olanrewaju Otiti,  in  EFCC custody over alleged  N650 million fraud.

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Read The Notice Of Appeal Filed By The Federal Government Against Saraki’s CCT Ruling

 The Federal Republic has filed its notice of appeal against the decision of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to acquit Senate President Bukola Saraki of false asset declaration charges.

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DHQ Says Service Chiefs Commit No Illegality In Extension Of Officers’ Service

The Defence Headquarters says the Service Chiefs of the Armed Forces of Nigeria have not committed any illegality in extending the service of career officers.

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Destruction of evidence: Judge’s absence stalls Metuh’s trial

The absence from court Thursday, of the Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Ishaq Bello stalled proceedings in the trial of former spokesman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh for allegedly destroying evidence earlier submitted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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Legal Opinions And Articles

Bukola Saraki: Between CCT and EFCC By Yushau A. Shuaib

The case of Saraki just like that of Tinubu is believed in many quarters to be politically motivated

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‘Lawyers Should Champion Business Law Reforms’ – Dr. Myma Belo-Osagie

Dr. Myma Belo-Osagie is a commercial law practitioner. A Council member of the Nigerian Bar Association Section Busines Law (NBA-SBL), she is a Senior Partner at Udo-Udoma & Belo-Osagie, where she heads the telecommunications and oil and gas teams. In this interview with The Nation’s Legal Editor John Austin Unachukwu, she speaks on economic challenges and national issues.

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Download the Credit Reporting Act 2017

The focus of the Credit Reporting Act 2017 is to avail lenders reliable information upon which they may exercise their discretion

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Ramadan: Nigeria needs Prayers – Mazi Afam Osigwe

Astute legal practitioner and former general secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association Mazi Afam Osigwe has released a message to Muslims across Nigeria

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Lagos Lawyer: Disruptive Technology and the Assumed Threat to Legal Practice by Okezi Uwede-Meshack

Disruptive technology has affected virtually every industry in the world. There is almost always one ‘app’ that helps you solve a problem or answer a question these days.

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Events And Judgements

LPPC Shortlists 10 More Candidates For 2017 SAN Title

10 more candidates have been shortlisted by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) to be considered for the award of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) for 2017. The 10 candidates fall under the advocates category.

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Registration Begins For 2017 NBA Annual General Conference

Attendees can take advantage of the early Bird window beginning tomorrow 23 June, 2017. The early bird window will be open for one month.

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National Assembly Has The Power To Increase Budget

A Federal High Court, Abuja, has ruled that the National Assembly has the power to increase – or review upward – budget estimates laid before it by the executive

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Saraki Speaks at 2017 NBA-SBL Business Law Conference Says Senate Would Start Investigating Corruption

Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki spoke at the opening ceremony of the 2017 annual Business Law Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) holding at Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos yesterday

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Court Of Appeal Dismisses Waripamowei Dudafa’s Application Challenging Guilty Plea Of Fictitious Companies

A panel led byJustice Ugochukwu Oguakwu of the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos today, threw out the application of Waripamowei Dudafa a former special adviser to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, challenging the plea of his co-accused who had earlier pleaded guilty to being conduits for laundering the sum of $15Million.

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