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.
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.
The attention of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has been drawn to a news report by Premium Times, Nigeria, an online news medium, on the short-listing of Mrs. Chris-Garuba Rita Ifeyinwa Enewa for appointment as a Justice of the Court of Appeal
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.
The right to a trademark is a chose in action consequently; it is capable of being transferred by way of assignment or transmission.
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Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos has withdrawn himself from further presiding over the alleged N 4. 9bn fraud charge pressed against a former Minister of Aviation , Femi Fani- Kayode , by the Economic and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.