Yes, I gave N500,000 to Justice Ademola, but not at President Buhari’s behest—Awodehin (SAN)

Lagos lawyer and one of the lead counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari in the suit challenging his qualification to seek election to the Office of the President, Mr. Kola Awodein (SAN), on Wednesday dismissed as mischievous and ridiculous the allegation that that the N500,000 gift he gave to Justice Adeniyi Ademola for his daughter’s wedding was More...

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By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Corruption: FG closes case with how Buhari’s lawyer gave Justice Ademola N.5m ‘gift’

We have no case to answer—Justice Ademola, others The Federal Government on Tuesday closed its case in the on-going trial of suspended judge of the Federal high court, Justice Adeniyi Ademola on a day the More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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We need robust security around our judges, temple of justice–Ekiti CJ

Begs Ekiti CP to put judiciary’s protection on priority list Ekiti State Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola on Tuesday pleaded with the state Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu to prioritise security More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Senate begins action on confirmation of Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria

The Senate, on Tuesday, kick-started the confirmation process of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). That was after the Senate President Bukola Saraki confirmed the receipt More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Money Laundering: How Justice Ademola’s trial stalls proceedings in Metuh’s case

Proceedings in the money laundering case against former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, was stalled on Monday at the Federal High Court, Abuja, following the absence of his lawyer, More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, February 19th, 2017
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CJN: Senate to kick-start Onnoghen’s confirmation process Tuesday—Saraki

Barring any last minute change of plans, the upper chambers of the National Assembly is scheduled to kick-start the confirmation process of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Bar and Bench More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, February 19th, 2017
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Halt the plans to appoint SANs as S’ Court judges now, Gomez warns

One of the oldest practising lawyers in Nigeria, Pa Tunji Gomez, has  advised against appointing Senior Advocates of Nigeria as justices of the Supreme Court. According to the octogenarian Lagos lawyer, he said More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Alleged N75m Fraud: Ozekhome fights back, sues EFCC, wants his account restored

Lagos lawyer and fiery human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has approached a Federal high court sitting in Lagos with an application seeking to  vacate an interim ex-parte order freezing his account More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Graft: S’Court judge bags life jail term

A Chinese court in the northern city of Tianjin on Thursday sentenced a senior judge of Supreme Peoples’ Court, Justice Xi Xiaoming, to a life term. That was after the court found the judge guilty of corruption More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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$1m Fraud Charge: 8 years after, EFCC re-opens case against Ajudua

About eight years after a Lagos high court struck out a $imillion fraud charge preferred against a Lagos socialite, Fred Ajudua from its docket owing to disappearance of the defendant in the case, the Economic More...