Onnoghen Conviction: Access to Justice condemns Code Of Conduct Tribunal Judgement

Today, April 18, 2019, the Code of Conduct Tribunal in a judgment delivered by its chairman, Mr. Danladi Umar convicted Justice Walter Onnoghen on a six-count charge of false declaration of assets.

Breaking: CCT Convicts Onnoghen, Bars Ex-CJN from Public Office for 10 Years

CCT convicts Onnoghen, orders forfeiture of monies in 5 accounts to the Federal Government and bars the former CJN from holding public office for 10 years.

Fintech Failure: Facebook Stops Messenger P2P payments in the UK and France

Facebook is shutting down its P2P payment service in the UK and France after the Messenger-based service failed to gain traction with consumers.

Credit Suisse seeks to seize Nigerian oil traders’s Three London Homes

Asides the taking of the Nigerian oil trader Igho Sanomi’s private jet, the Credit Suisse Group AG is gunning for his London apartments. According to Bloomberg, the Swiss bank is owed about $3 million by Sanomi, who was a guarantor for a credit facility extended to...

A Dissection of the Law on Atiku’s Citizenship By Festus Ogun

Over the weekend, the All Progressives Congress boldly claimed that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the just concluded General Elections, is not a citizen of Nigeria by birth and ought not to have even been allowed in the first place to contest the election.

Misbau Lateef: Buhari’s Certificate, Atiku’s Nigerianness and the Nigerian Constitution

On their surfaces, the recurring issues around President Muhammadu Buhari’s school certificate and the latest buzz about the citizenship of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar truly appear very laughable and even ridiculous. I mean how can one say that President Muhammadu Buhari, a commissioned soldier, war-time hero, former minister, retired army general, former head of state, and now a two-term democratically elected President of Nigeria, did not receive an education up to a school certificate level or its equivalent?


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Weep Not For Keyamo – Uboho Inyang

The Petition filed by Alh. Atiku Abubakar at the Presidential Election Tribunal, challenging the victory of President Buhari in Nigeria’s recently concluded 2019 Presidential election has once again resurrected a ’Lazarus’ with nine lives that for a long time has refused to make a departure from the President’s political landscape;

A Legal View on Atiku’s Nigerianness

Of recent, electoral outcomes in Nigeria have played out in a format that seems scripted. An observer would be forgiven should he believe a dramatist somewhere has written a play that is now acting out on the Legal and political stage.

Arbitration as a Solution to the Disputes in Nigerian Sport Federations by Eribake Ayomide

When two elephants fight, the grass suffers. The implication of this statement in Nigerian sports is far reaching – from the leadership tussle in the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF), to that of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) a couple of months ago....

The Fate Of Appeals to the Supreme Court with the Leave Of Court: Taking a Cue From Shittu V P.A.N. Limited

When an appeal is brought against the finding of facts by the lower court (the Court of Appeal, in the context of this article) such appeal is said to be based on grounds of fact.

Racism In Football: We Need More Action

The moment Moise Kean scored and celebrated his goal against Cagilari by stretching his arms after being racially abused, it was a statement – RACISM HAS NO PLACE IN FOOTBALL.

Events And Judgements

NJC Recommends Compulsory Retirement Of Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen

After deliberating on the petition filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, members of the NJC unanimously agreed that Onnoghen has lost the moral authority to continue as CJN with the litany of allegations bordering on misconduct.

Delta APC: Court Upholds Election Of Omo-Agege, Other Candidates

The Federal High Court sitting in Warri has upheld the candidacy of Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege and the other candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, who emerged through the primaries supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and...

Innoson Motors v. GTBank: What the Recent Supreme Court really means for lawyers, customers, and the general public

First of all, your money is safe. A Writ of Fi Fa prohibits the bailiff from seizing the goods of third parties. Account holders with GTBank are the third parties in this context, and their monies are the goods in question.

Court Rules That Absence of Ministerial Consent Rendered Lekoil 310 Acquisition Of OPL 310 Inchoate & Invalid

Federal High Court, Lagos Division has today, March 28, 2019, dismissed the suit
filed by Professor Fidelis Oditah, QC, SAN on behalf of Lekoil 310 Ltd and
Afren Investment Oil and Gas (Nigeria) Ltd, against the Honourable Minister of
Petroleum Resources asking the Court to hold and deem as granted, and valid Lekoil’s
2015 acquisition of participating interest of Afren Oil & Gas in Oil
Producing Licence 310.

Read the Full Judgment of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal

The Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, recently declared Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the 2018 governorship election in the state.

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