ICPC Prosecutes Former Aso Savings and Loans Plc Director for $360,000 Fraud

A former Executive Director of Aso Savings and Loans Plc, Ms Maimuna Aliyu, is on trial before Justice Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
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Sad: Court Suspends Judgment as Rape Victim, NGO Rep Die in Car Crash

The 17-year-old pregnant rape victim was heading to the court with her uncle, an advocacy officer with a non-governmental organization (NGO), the Brave Heart Initiative, identified as Promise Ezekiel, and their driver, Paul Opashe, when a truck reportedly rammed into their vehicle.
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Five More Bills Declined Assent to by President Buhari

Five bills sent to the President for assent by the National Assembly were declined, between November and December 2018. The Preseident informed the lawmakers in separate letters dated 4th January, 2019, of his rejection of the Maritime Security Operations Coordinating...
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Order Stopping the AGF, CCT and Others Restated by Court

On Thursday, a Federal High Court in Abuja restated its order, restraining the Attorney General of the Federation, The Code of Conduct Tribunal, among others from going on with the arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. The order...
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Judge Praises Alex Badeh For Respecting The Judiciary

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, described the late Chief of Defence Staff, as a man who had tremendous respect for the judiciary.
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Herbert Smith Freehills Moves £40m alternative legal services hub to New York

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is set to launch its first alternative legal services centre in New York, with the firm’s in-house tech unit now generating over £40m worth of revenue worldwide. The firm is opening in New York with a new e-discovery team, as well as a smaller operation in Hong Kong
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Late Resumption at the Nigerian Law School: Fear Not

A number of students who resumed at the Nigerian Law School behind schedule have expressed concerns about the possible impact of their late resumption. Badmus Kazeem addresses such concerns on Discuss NLS.
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An Analytical Survey of the FHC’S Supervisory Jurisdiction Over CCT. By O. G. Chukkol

It is no longer a news that the Federal High Court (FHC) has granted an exparte order restraining the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) from prosecuting Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) justice Onnoghen. Opinions are divided as to whether Federal High Court has the power to make such order
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The Travails of the Chief Justice of Nigeria and the Way Out – Akintayo Akintola

President Buhari shakes Justice Walter Onnoghen JSC; credit: Twitter/DigiComms THE LAW I will try to say this in the least technical way because of the non-lawyers. It is simple as ABC, the law as it is in Nigeria presently is that you cannot charge a judicial officer...
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Press Statement by The Christian Lawyers Fellowship Of Nigeria (CLASFON) On The Proposed Arraignment Of The CJN Before The Code Of Conduct Tribunal

The Christian Lawyers’ Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON) received with dismay the disturbing news of the decision of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria, to arraign before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Monday, 14 January, 2019, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Walter S. N Onnoghen GCON for alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct as contained in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.
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Legal Practitioners In A Militarized Democracy And What I Don’t Know by Timothy Ola Bamgboye

I honestly don't know why any legal practitioner would vote the ruling party in the coming election, or propagate the bad news of Next Level despite the brazen disregard of this Government for all known tenets of democratic rule.
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Events And Judgements

Sebastine Hon (SAN) Emerges Member Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC).

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen has appointed constitutional lawyer Sebastine Hon (SAN) as a member of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC). This came as he marked his 51st birthday anniversary and 10 years as a Senior Advocate. Legal Editor JOHN AUSTIN UNACHUKWU reports.
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Nigeria Unveils Code Of Corporate Governance

The Federal Government has formally unveiled the nation’s code of corporate governance for 2019.
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Ex Military Man Forfeits N2.2bn To Nigerian Government

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), to permanently forfeit to the Federal Government a sum of N2.2bn found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in his possession.
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MTN Finally Settles With Nigerian Government Over Allegations of Illegal Repatriations

Africa’s leading communications network provider, MTN Group has reached an out-of-court settlement with the government over allegations that the company had repatriated $8.1 billion out of the country. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had demanded that MTN return the full amount “to the coffers of the CBN.”
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The Right to Be Forgotten Limited to EU – EU Advocate General

An EU rule forcing search engines to comply with requests to remove links should be limited to Europe, the senior legal advisor to the bloc's top court said Thursday in a boost for Web giant Google
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