Kidnapper’s Lawyer Loses Court Case, To Pay N500,000 Fine A Nigerian lawyer who cited the famous English legal luminary, jurist and judge, Lord Denning, to justify his acceptance of a brief from a kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans, has lost another case in court. Evans’ counsel, Olukoya Ogungbeje, was defeated on Friday, when Justice… Read More Nigerian Lawyer Who Cited Lord Denning Loses Court Case, To Pay N500,000 Fine
A Nigerian lawyer cites the famous English legal luminary, jurist and judge, Lord Denning, to justify his acceptance of a brief (under criticisms and condemnations from many Nigerians) from one of the most wanted kidnappers, drug barons and ex-armed robbers on the Nigerian Police Most Wanted list of criminals . . .
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki’s election, has been upheld by the Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, that sat in Benin City on Friday. The presiding judge, Justice Ahmed Badamosi, dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, declaring… Read More Nigeria: Governor Obaseki Wins Edo Election Petition Tribunal Case
Ifeanyi Ubah: ‘DSS, Comply with court order’ – Ohanaeze youths & IPOB; Aluu four: Rivers Court fixes July 27 for judgment; Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer Ugwuonye barred from practice in Nigeria; I Was Never Disbarred In America – Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer To Sue Vanguard Over Alleged False Report; Controversy surrounds money recovered from Justice Sylvester Ngwuta… Read More Legal Report: Nigerian News Desk
Gambia’s top judge in the Supreme Court declined on Monday to rule on President Yahya Jammeh’s petition to overturn his election defeat. Reports from Banjul say that Gambians are waiting to see how Jammeh will react to the victorious opposition leader, Adama Barrow, who is reported to be planning his inauguration this week. Barrow, who… Read More Gambia Supreme Court Judge Declines To Overturn Jammeh’s Election Defeat
African lawyers’ associations at war over Gambia election Banjul, Gambia (Premium Times) – Representatives of the Pan African Lawyers Union and the African Bar Association are engaged in a war of words over the resolution of the general election in The Gambia. While the AfBA says it had arranged a meeting with relevant parties in… Read More Pan African Lawyers Union & African Bar Association War Over Gambia Election
EFCC may be preparing to prosecute Patience Jonathan; Lawyers’ group seeks perpetual injunction to stop judge’s arraignment; Arrested judges to be arraigned next week by DSS; Appeal court affirms CCT jurisdiction, dismisses Saraki’s appeal; Arms cash scandal: Panel submits final report, indicts top FG officials . . .
Former First Lady, Dame Patience Faka Jonathan, who is also the wife of former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, has instructed her lawyers represented by the Senior Partner of First Law Associates, Timipa Okponipere Esq., and the defence counsel has given the EFCC, 14 days with effect from September 18, 2016 to defreeze Mrs. Jonathan’s bank… Read More EFCC: ‘I give you two weeks to defreeze my accounts’ – Patience Jonathan
Legal Report has compiled a collection in the form of a legal dossier (in chronological order) detailing the money laundering case being tried, ongoing and pending at the Federal High Court sitting in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, and the sudden and unexpected “claimed” linkage to the subject matter in the corruption case and subsequent litigation… Read More Money Laundering Trial: A Legal dossier Linked To Nigeria’s Ex-First Lady
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday May 27, 2016 formally received a petition asking the anti-graft agency to probe the immediate past Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on the alleged mismanagement of $2.1billion released to the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) for arms purchase – to prosecute the war against Boko… Read More EFCC Gets First Petition Against Nigeria’s Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan