Legal Report analyses concisely the aftermaths of legal matters pending on some major legal issues in Nigeria’s fight against corruption . . .
The call to the bar is a legal term of art in most common law jurisdictions where persons must be qualified to be allowed to argue in court on behalf of another party, and are then said to have been “called to the bar” or to have received a “call to the bar”. Photo above:… Read More Body of Benchers admits candidates to the Nigerian bar
The facts: The Federal High Court in Abuja had declined to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting supplementary governorship election (rerun) in Kogi State today (Dec 5, 2015). The court, in a judgement declined jurisdiction to resolve any of the constitutional issues that were raised in five separate suits challenging the legality… Read More Kogi rerun impasse: Court was right in declining jurisdiction
The facts on ground: A lot of things happened in staccatos within the past three days that are capable of engineering a constitutional crisis in Nigeria. The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state, Prince Abubakar Audu, suddenly and mysteriously died in the midst of an ongoing gubernatorial election in which… Read More Death Throes, INEC Dilemma & Constitutionality
The facts on ground: Reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s order for his arrest, former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd.) appeared to have reached the end of the road in his many travails – since the current occupant of Aso Rock took residence in Abuja. Dasuki may have given a very dark hint… Read More Will Sambo Dasuki squeal before going down?
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, may set up a new panel that will hear the appeal filed by Senate President Bukola Saraki, challenging the jurisdiction and competence of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to hear his alleged false asset declaration when he was the governor of Kwara state. Reports say… Read More Saraki’s case: CJN may disband 5-member panel, set up new panel
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the compulsory retirement of Justice Lambo Akanbi of the Port Harcourt Division of the Federal High Court. Reports say Justice Akanbi was removed by the president on the advice of the National Judicial Council (NJC) as a result of his misconduct. The acting Director of Information of the NJC, Mr.… Read More Buhari approves retirement of Justice Akanbi over misconduct
Mr Femi Falana (SAN) has faulted the decision of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in stopping the trial of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Abuja. In a legal opinion he issued on Sunday, Falana argued that the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (AJCA) had ousted… Read More Falana faults Supreme Court decision stopping Saraki’s CCT trial
The facts: The Presidency is obviously in a dilemma over what to do with the embattled Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Justice Danladi Umar (photo: above), who has been embroiled in a N10 million bribery scandal, forcing the two other members of the tribunal to refuse sitting with him. While an indictment,… Read More Justice Umar’s N10m bribery scandal is an embarrassment to the presidency
The Facts of This Case: On September 1 a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja granted the embattled former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd.) bail on self-recognition after he deposited his international passport. In an application Dasuki moved through his lawyer, Mr. J. B. Daudu (SAN) on Monday, he urged the trial Justice Ademola… Read More Judicial approval for medical tourism