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Court Orders TV Presenter to Cater for ‘Abandoned’ Daughter

A Lagos State High Court Igbosere has ordered a Lagos State Television LTV presenter, Jare Martins, to pay for the upkeep of his 15-year-old daughter, Matilda Oluwapamilerinayo Martins. Justice Morenikeji Obadina ...

Malabu Oil Deal: Nigeria Sues JP Morgan For $875m

Nigeria has filed a claim against JP Morgan Chase for more than $875 million, accusing it of negligence in transferring funds from a disputed 2011 oilfield deal to a company controlled by the country’s former oil ...

UK Court Jails Nigerian Businessman, Wagbatsoma, for Money Laundering

The Leicester Crown Court United Kingdom on Thursday convicted a Nigerian businessman, Walter Wagbatsoma, of money laundering. The English court sentenced him to a jail term of three and a half years. A Lagos State ...

Court orders Mobil to pay Delta communities N1.430bn

A Federal High Court sitting in Warri Delta State has ordered oil giant Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited to pay the people of Odimodi Federated Communities and the Forcados Community in Burutu Council Area of ...

Court Affirms IPOB’s Proscription, Designation as Terrorist Group

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday dismissed the application by the Indigenous People of Biafra asking for an order reversing the order proscribing the group and designating it a terrorist organisation. ...

INEC Seeks CJN’s Intervention over Conflicting Court Judgements

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen, to help address the spate of conflicting judgements on electoral cases in the country. The ...

Herdsmen: Lawyers Knock Senators For ‘Politicising Delicate Issues’

LAWYERS yesterday hailed the Senates decision to hold a security summit on insecurity and herdsmen crisis. They, however, disagreed with the Red Chambers’ calls that Senate President Bukola Saraki should “step ...

2018: Issues for Judicial Determination

Should a law school graduate who has fulfilled all the requirements necessary to becoming a lawyer be prevented from participating in the call to bar ceremony merely because she refused to contravene her faith by ...

Buhari: Lawyers Have Contributed Hugely to Our Success

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration would not have succeeded without lawyers’ support. He sought more collaboration with the Nigerian Bar Association NBA especially in ensuring respect for ...

Non-Lawyers Taking our Jobs, Branch Chair Laments

The Abeokuta branch chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association NBA Mr Ibrahim Atanda is unhappy that non lawyers are doing the jobs of lawyers. He said it was a source of concern that other professionals have ...

Businessman charged with N2m fraud

A 43-year-old businessman, Kamal Ajas, was yesterday arraigned at a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding a man of N2 million. Ajas, of Apo Resettlement, Abuja, was arraigned on a ...

Court jails scavenger

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja yesterday sentenced a 23-year-old scavenger, Abass Sanusi, to six months’ imprisonment for dangerous joint act, criminal trespass and attempt to commit theft. The judge, ...

Wike proposes death sentence for cultists, others

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has declared that Government will amend the State Anti-kidnapping Law to prescribe death sentence for those involved in cultism, robbery and kidnapping. Wike made this known during a ...

Four men dupe ex-lawmaker into paying N46m

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday remanded one Izekor Ogiemonyi, alias Prince, and three others in the prison custody for allegedly swindling a former member of the House of Representatives, Eseme Eyiboh, of ...

Saraki appeals against CCT trial at Supreme Court

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has appealed against the December 12, 2017 judgment of the  Court of Appeal which reversed his acquittal by the Code of Conduct Tribunal where he was prosecuted false assets ...

Industrial Court Has One Territorial Jurisdiction, Judge Rules

Justice Nelson Ogbuanya of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria NICN Yola Division has held that the court has one jurisdiction throughout the country. He ruled that it is not necessary for a claimant to obtain ...

Maina’s Recall: Court Declines to Stop Senate From Probing Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami SAN on Monday failed to persuade the Federal High Court in Abuja to grant an interim injunction stopping the Senate from probing the ...

Murder Trial: Ekiti Monarch Falls Sick, Absent from Court

The arraignment of the Olukere of Ikere Ekiti Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin before a Magistrates Court for alleged murder was stalled on Monday due to the absence of the monarch on account of ill health. The monarch and five ...

N22m Fraud: Court Jails Osun Ex-LG Chair

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday secured the conviction of a former Chairman, Orolu Local Government Area of Osun State, Chief Rufus Ojo, for a N22m fraud. Justice ...

FCT Customary Court of Appeal Introduces Law Report

The Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory FCT has inaugurated its maiden law report containing its decisions on customary disputes through the interpretation of customary laws applicable in the ...