Lawyers Disagree Over NGO Bill

Some lawyers yesterday disagreed on the passage of a bill to regulate Non Governmental Organizations NGOs as being proposed by the National Assembly. The National Assembly is proposing a Bill for an Act to provide ...

Oando Goes to Court of Appeal, Challenges SEC Sanctions

Following an investigation into the company, which began in May 2017 the SEC had issued a technical suspension order of Oando’s shares and ordered a forensic audit of the oil firm. But a statement published on ...

Alleged N5.3bn Fraud: Nnamani Seeks Perpetual Injunction Against EFCC

A former governor of Enugu State Dr Chimaroke Nnamani has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to perpetually restrain the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from inviting, arresting or further prosecuting ...

N2bn Scam: Court Grants Oronsaye Leave to Travel

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court Abuja has granted a former Head of Service, HoS of the Federation, Stephen Oronsaye, who is standing trial for a N2 billion pension fraud, the permission to travel ...

Onnoghen: Politics of Judicial Reform

The Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen took over the leadership of the judiciary at a time many Nigerians consider was trying for the institution. He was first appointed in an acting capacity and ...

Court to jail Russian ex-economy minister for taking bribe

A Russian court on Friday sentenced former economy minister, Alexei Ulyukayev, to eight years in a penal colony on charges of taking a $2m bribe from an ally of President Vladimir Putin. Ulyukayev is the ...

ICYMI: Nigerian jailed 18 years in Vietnam for import scam

A Southern Vietnam court has sentenced a Nigerian  to 18 years in prison over a fake customs enforcement scam,  state media reported on Friday. A local media reported that Michael Ikechukwu Leonard, 45, was ...

NBA/Gani Fawehinmi Award for Human and Social Justice 2017 Address President Hon. Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, GCONF

Protocols 1. This award was proposed to the NBA in 2009 by the Open Society Justice Initiative and thereafter instituted by the Akeredolu administration after ratification by the National Executive Committee (NEC) ...

2019 polls: Avoid politicians, CJN tells judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Thursday admonished judges to be wary of the antics of politicians as Nigeria prepares for the 2019 general elections. Speaking in Abuja while declaring open ...

Court stops El-Rufai from sacking 21,780 teachers

The Kaduna Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria yesterday ordered the Kaduna State government to stop the proposed sack of 21,780 primary school teachers who failed its competency test, pending court ...

Ex-PDP chair’s son: Court dismisses alleged killer wife’s bail application

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Jabi, on Thursday dismissed the bail application filed by Maryam Sanda, who is being prosecuted for allegedly stabbing  her husband, Bilyamin Bello, to death on ...

Jail IGP for contempt, Peace Corps tells court

The Peace Corps of Nigeria wants the Federal High Court Abuja to commit the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to prison for alleged disregard of court orders. The corps in Form 48 on Contempt of Court ...

Judges Can Collect Personal Gifts, SAN Tells EFCC

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria Mr Paul Usoro says there is nothing wrong in the acceptance of personal gifts by a judge. According to him, Rule 3 of the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers in its Paragraph F ...

Court Rejects bid to Outlaw Extramarital Sex

A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was rejected by a top Indonesian court Thursday, in a ruling that surprised many as concerns grow about rising intolerance in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority ...

Justice Yunusa’s Arraignment for Alleged Corruption, Others Stalled

The arraignment of a judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Mohammed Yunusa before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for alleged charges of perversion of the course of justice and corruption was stalled ...

Liberia’s Supreme Court Upholds October Polls Re-run, Dismisses Fraud Allegations

The lingering suspense in Liberias election may be over as the countrys Supreme Court has endorsed the sanctity of the country’s election that so far produced legendry footballer, George Weah scoring highest ...

EFCC vs Nganjiwa: ‘Appeal Court Verdict is Wrongly Decided’

The Principal Counsel at Jiti Ogunye Chambers Jiti Ogunye has reacted to the verdict passed by the appeal court on the case of EFCC and Justice Nganjiwa. Jiti Ogunye said: The judgment of the Court of Appeal in ...

Court Remands Man in Custody for Hacking Winners Chapel Bookstore

A Federal High Court Ikoyi Lagos on Wednesday ordered that a man Chimezie Chuta who was arraigned before the court for allegedly hacking into the online bookstores of Living Faith Church, popularly called Winners ...

Kebbi Gov’ship: Court Re-assigns Suit Against Gov Bagudu

A Federal High Court in Abuja has re-assigned the suit challenging the office of Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State for accelerated hearing. The acting Chief Judge, Justice Abdul Kafarati, has re-assigned the ...

Judiciary is victim of corruption, says former Chief Judge

Justice Ibrahim Auta, a former Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, says the judiciary, especially the judges have become victims of corruption allegation in the country. Auta made the assertion during the ...