Senior lawyers set to honour Akwa Ibom CJ, Olateru-Olagbegi, 16 others at Class 85 Reunion

A group of senior lawyers headed by Chief Emeka Ngige (SAN) who finished at the Nigerian Law School in 1985 will, next week Monday, honour one of their teachers and former Secretary of the Council of Legal Education (CLE), Oba D.V.F. Olateru-Olagbegi at their annual reunion luncheon slated for Lagos. Oba Olateru-Olagbegi will be honoured alongside More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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CJN Onnoghen, Ikpomwen, others shower encomiums on ex-S’Court jurist, Justice Obaseki

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen on Thursday led a battery of judicial icons and politicians who showered encomiums on a former justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Andrew Otutu Obaseki over More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Police, judges highest bribe-takers in Nigeria—UNODC

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Wednesday released a damning report on the status of corruption in Nigeria, adjudging law enforcement agencies and the judiciary as the highest receivers More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Congestion of our prisons, courts worrying—Ajimobi

Seeks partnership with judiciary to decongest prisons, courts Oyo State Governor Governor, Abiola Ajimobi on Wednesday expressed worry over court and prison congestion in the state. Ajimobi who said he has been More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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NBA 2017 Annual General Conference kicks off Friday

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) would on Friday commence its Annual General Conference (AGC). The conference scheduled to hold at Landmark Event Centre, Lagos is themed “African Business: Penetrating through More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, August 12th, 2017
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N7m Fraud: Lagos court sends suspect to Kirikiri prisons for duping Chief Judge

A Lagos State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ebute-Metta, has sent a suspected fraudster, Mr Suleimon Aminu to Kirikiri Prison for allegedly defrauding the Chief Judge (CJ) of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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Lagos CJ Atilade visits Badagry prisons, sets free 80 underage inmates

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, on Tuesday visited the Badagry Prisons and granted amnesty to 80 underage inmates. Justice Atilade who said she was exercising her constitutional powers More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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Federal judicial officers to get Judges’ Quarters nationwide soon –CJN

Performs ground-breaking for Judges Quarters in Rivers Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Wednesday disclosed that arrangements were in the pipeline to build quarters for Federal judicial More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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Ebonyi CJ, Nwankwo, frees 38 inmates, asks them to sin no more

The Chief Judge of Ebonyi State, Justice Alloy Nwankwo, has freed 38 inmates serving in Abakaliki and Afikpo Federal Prisons during a jail delivery exercise. Nwankwo said the jail delivery programme was in exercise More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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N650m Fraud: Why I ordered release of Jumoke Akinjide’s international passport—Judge

By Temitope Stephen Justice Chuka Obiozor of the  Federal High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered immediate release of the  international passport of former Minister of State for Defence,  Oloye Jumoke Akinjide. The More...