Just recently, the president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN) inaugurated a Legal Profession Regulatory Review Committee. Among other tasks, it is to review the regulatory architecture of the legal profession and the role of the Body of Benchers. It is also to review the roles of the General Council of the Bar, the Council of Legal Profession, the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the NBA in the regulation of the legal profession as well as the current standards for admission into the Nigerian Bar and recommend changes. Henry Ajumogobia (SAN), in this online interview with GODWIN DUNIA of the Guardian Newspaper, describes the action as the right step in the right direction. He also spoke on the future of the profession among others.
Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos has withdrawn himself from further presiding over the alleged N 4. 9bn fraud charge pressed against a former Minister of Aviation , Femi Fani- Kayode , by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
In the judgment given by Justice Adedayo Oyebanji, the court awarded a cost of N2 million against NAFDAC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of the former Adamawa State Governor/Lawyer Barrister Bala James Ngilari on a 17-count charge bordering on awarding contract without following duo process.
Justice Binta Nyako dismissed the counts for lack of proof of evidence.
The charges dismissed include charges three, five, seven, nine and eleven.
A Boko Haram suspect who escaped from the custody of the State Security Service, SSS, has been rearrested.
A Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Jabi, Abuja, has ordered that Alhaja Moroophat Obanikoro, the wife of a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, should forfeit her property pending the outcome of investigations into her husband and children. The court also rejected a prayer asking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to pay her the sum of N200m for violating her fundamental human rights. Obanikoro’s wife has, however, headed for the Appeal Court to challenge the court judgment.
Ecobank Nigeria Limited has asked the Court of Appeal for extension of time to enable it seek leave to appeal the Federal High Court’s ruling in a winding-up petition against chairman of Honeywell Group, Oba Otudeko.
The Nigerian bar association is set to realise weekly update of it activities to the media and the general public
Reprieve came the way of Igbo-Efon community in the Lekki area of Lagos State, when the Lagos High Court declared it an autonomous community.