Litigation

Atiku’s Appeal: Parties can’t dictate to CJN over panel composition—Ex-Chief Judge, SANs

Say position of opposition parties laughable By Ise-Oluwa Ige Six prominent lawyers and jurist including a one-time Chief Judge of…

Lagos court jails 56-yr-old for raping a teenager

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered a 56-year-old man, Akinbomi Ademola, to be remanded in prison for allegedly raping…

$8.4m Fraud: Ajudua’s lawyer turns heat on Bamaiyi, queries fund source

Member of the inner bar, Olalekan Ojo (SAN) on Wednesday turned heat on the former Chief of Army Staff, retired…

Bar & Bench Icon

Bar and Bench Watch ICON: JUSTICE MAHMUD MOHAMMED, GCON

For serving on the bench for 32 straight years without scandal; for his humility, transparency, hard-work, courage and candour on…

Bar and Bench Watch ICON: MIKE ABU AGBEDOR OZEKHOME, SAN

For wrestling poverty to submission with uncommon determination and zealous hard-work; for being in the trenches at the risk of…

Politics

Alleged $21bn Fraud: Senate probes 7 oil firms

The Senate, Wednesday, began the probe of seven international oil companies over their alleged refusal to remit about $21 billion…

Lagos lawyer

The illegality of Nigerien governors campaigning for Buhari

On 1st February, 2019, something curious and unusual about President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign rally at the Sani Abacha stadium,…

EFCC

N1.28bn Fraud: Senator Akpan in fresh trouble over own evidence before EFCC

Admits collecting N303m car worth for his 2014 governorship bid As FG moves to arraign him, recover all undeclared assets Ahead…

Crime

How I butchered my wife to death like a goat—Farmer

Crime

I thought I was actually killing a goat. It was after killing her that my eyes became clear and I…

Ahead poll, CCB summons Bayelsa PDP guber candidate

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has summoned the gubernatorial flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Senator…

119 Nigerians on death row in Malaysia –Amnesty International

Global human rights body, Amnesty International (AI) has disclosed that no fewer than 119 Nigerians are on death row in…

Bar and Bench

The brouhaha over composition of S’Court panel on Atiku’s case needless—Justice Ilori, SANs

In this piece, Ise-Oluwa Ige surveys the position of legal experts on the issues raised by the opposition parties on…

NJC clears tribunal judge, Justice Ikpeme

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has dismissed a petition by Senator Smart Adeyemi against Justice Akon Ikpeme of the Cross…

Atiku’s Appeal: S’Court warns CUPP over peddling of false information

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday warned a pressure group, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) over its claim that…

Family

Akinwumi-Ishola

Prof Akinwunmi Ishola didn’t give any sign of death—Wife

Narrates how he died in his home As prominent Nigerians including President Muhammadu Buhari, Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi…

Rape

Court sends 25-yr old man to Agodi prison for defiling a teenager

For allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan has remanded…

Aisha Buhari

Motorbike Mishap: Aisha Buhari in trauma over son’s condition, hospitalised

There were indications Friday that Aisha, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been hospitalised over trauma. She was said…

Opinion

NDDC: A peoples’ albatross – Adegboruwa

NDDC

According to the introductory note to the Act establishing it, the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was conceived to “use the…

That Supreme Court trap, by Reno Omokri

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has been compromised. That ought to be clear to anybody with discernment. The ordeal of…

The illegality of Nigerien governors campaigning for Buhari

Lagos lawyer

On 1st February, 2019, something curious and unusual about President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign rally at the Sani Abacha stadium,…

Education

Sack: Court orders UNIOSUN to pay entitlements to suspended registrar, bursar

UNIOSUN 2

Absolves them of financial impropriety The National Industrial Court sitting in Ibadan has ordered Osun State University (UNIOSUN) to pay…

After 9 months, Fayose wakes FG over promise to rename Oye-Ekiti varsity after Gen Adebayo

Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has written to remind President Muhammadu Buhari about the renaming of the Federal University, Oye…

2017 Exploration Trip: Boko Haram releases three abducted UNIMAID staff–

University of Maiduguri

Wives of 10 police officers also get reprieve The Department of State Service (DSS), on Saturday, disclosed that three University…

Interview

Makarfi

APC’s stand on restructuring uncertain—Makarfi

Former governor of Kaduna State and immediate past chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi speaks…

Event

NJI partners with IIP, IIPELP, kick-starts 3rd Annual Judges Conference for judges in Abuja

L-R:   Chief Justice of Nigeria,  Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Founder,  International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy, Prof Niyi…

Special Report

The brouhaha over composition of S’Court panel on Atiku’s case needless—Justice Ilori, SANs

In this piece, Ise-Oluwa Ige surveys the position of legal experts on the issues raised by the opposition parties on…

Photo News

Judges seminar

NJI partners CIBN, holds seminar for judges on banking and allied matters

Second Vice President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Bayo Olugbemi (left); First Vice President, Dr. Uche Olowu; President/Chairman…

Court support staff

NJI begins four-day training workshop for judiciary’s support staff in Abuja

A cross section of participants during the Workshop for Court Registrars, Secretaries, Clerks and Bailiffs nationwide in Abuja on Monday,…