Missing N70bn: Appeal Court sacks Katsina judicial panel chairman

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna on Friday sacked the Chairman of the Katsina State Judicial Commission of Inquiry, Justice Muhammad Suraj. The panel convoked by the incumbent governor, Aminu Masari is investigating former Governor of the state, Shema, over a purported missing N70 billion belonging to the state government. Other members of the More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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How Rickey Tarfa refused to disclose his age, assets—EFCC

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos on Wednesday heard how Rickey Tarfa (SAN) allegedly refused to declare his age and assets to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The commission is More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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As NBA Ikeja goes to poll, Oloke still talks tough

Peaceful resolution of the leadership crisis in the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) through a fresh election may still be an illusion after all. This is because strong indications emerged on More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Judge’s Ikoyi house gutted by fire

A house on Kalabari Close in Ikoyi, Lagos belonging to Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court was razed by a fire on Monday. Our correspondent reported that the fire began at around 2:40 p.m. and Lagos More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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NJI commences refresher course for magistrates nationwide

L-R: Chief Justice of Bayelsa State,Justice Kate Abiri, Representative of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun and the Administrator, National Judicial Institute , Justice Rosaline Bozimo during  More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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Assets Declaration: FG docks S’Court judge, Ngwuta before CCT

The Federal Government on Thursday arraigned suspended justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on an amended eight-count charge of false asset declaration. Justice More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Justice Delivery: Kano CJ laments dearth of judges, soaring of court cases

Acting Chief Judge of Kano State, Justice Nasir Sagir has raised the alarm that the state does not have sufficient judicial officers to handle burgeoning cases in the state. Judges at the state level are appointed More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Patience’s $15.5m Fund: Convicted firms make u-turn, hire Ozekhome to overturn their conviction

As convicts approach Appeal Court In what appears a dramatic turn, four companies convicted by a Federal high court Lagos after pleading guilty to the offence of laundering $15.591 million allegedly belonging More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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$1.3bn Malabu Trial: I ‘ll remain a fugitive except … —Adoke, SAN

Strong indications emerged on Tuesday that the Kogi-born immediate past Attorney General of Federation, Mr Mohammed Bello Adoke, might remain a fugitive except he was able to secure some concessions from the Nigerian More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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Nigerian lawyer, Adenipekun joins Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Netherlands

The Federal Government has appointed Mr Adebayo Adenipekun, (SAN), the managing partner, Afe Babalola (SAN) chambers, as a member of the permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands. The Permanent Court More...