A lawyer’s dog escapes form under the gate of a law office in Abuja, in Nigeria. Unleashed, the dog heads for the abattoir nearby and steals one of the goat heads from a butcher’s stall. The goat heads were reserved for a beer parlor joint. The angry butcher goes to the lawyer’s office and asks,… Read More Consultation Fee
Femi Falana asks court to ban dollar as a legal tender in Nigeria Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, praying for an order restraining the Central Bank of Nigeria from allowing market forces to determine the exchange rate of the naira .… Read More Nigerian human rights lawyer files suit to ban U.S. Dollar in Nigeria
Lagos lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Rickey Tarfa, on Friday February 19, 2016 denied allegation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he bribed a Federal High Court, Lagos, judge to the tune of N225,000. Tarfa said that the money was for the judge’s father-in-law’s burial. At the resumed hearing in… Read More N225,000 bribe to Judge – money was for judge’s father-in-law’s burial – Tarfa
Government Ekpemupolo a.k.a. Tompolo, has urged the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, sitting in Lagos to void the warrant for arrest issued against him on January 14 and February 8 by Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos . . .
The Supreme Court decision is at variance with the election that had been described by many observers as the most rigged election ever conducted in Nigeria . . . In Bush v. Gore (2000), a divided United States Supreme Court ruled that the state of Florida’s court-ordered manual recount of ballot votes in the 2000… Read More Supreme Court Case Study: Wike Vs Peterside
Olisa Metuh to make no-case submission against EFCC’s evidence The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, is to make a no-case submission before a Federal High Court in Abuja against the evidence led by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in his trial on charges of money laundering and fraud… Read More Olisa Metuh to make no-case submission before court
EFCC re-arraigns Dokpesi; Former DSS Spokesperson Ogar sues FG over Sack; I’m not ready for trial — Dasuki; Stella Oduah loses bid to stop bulletproof cars probe; Saraki’s CCT trial to begin March 10; Why we upheld Wike’s election – Supreme Court; Senior Nigerian lawyer, Rickey Tarfa, arraigned; floods court with over 90 SANs . .… Read More Legal Report: Nigeria
Governor Nyesom Wike climbed into the governorship seat over dead bodies. This was the contention of the Head of Presidential Anti-corruption Committee, Prof Itse Sagay. Sagay voiced his concern over some recent rulings of the Supreme Court on election petitions, particularly those held in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. Photo: Rivers State Acting Chief Judge,… Read More Wike became governor over dead bodies – Prof Itse Saga
This is a sequel to my treatise published by ThisDay Friday January 8, 2016 titled: ‘RULE OF LAW AND FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION’ juxtaposed with the secondary subtitle headlined “Any method used in fighting it is fair, argues Nnamdi Ebo”. That purport from the subtitle wasn’t my position and I thought it wise to elucidate hereto on… Read More Judicial Activism And Corruption Fight
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed an application seeking to discharge a former Nigerian National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki from charges of corruption filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) . . .