Nobody ‘ll take Buhari’s fight against graft serious until it arraigns indicted SGF, minister—Ozekhome

Lagos lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has dared the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to arraign and jail serving minister or any other government official indicted of graft during the on-going tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari if it wanted Nigerians to believe that it was serious with corruption fight. The challenge came Tuesday More...

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By Bar and Bench On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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That protest judgment of the Court of Appeal on judges, by Femi Falana

I am unable to persuade myself to share the views of some learned colleagues who have argued that the judgment delivered on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by the Lagos Judicial Division of the Court of Appeal in the More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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Rapid thoughts on Hijab-gate, by Pius Adesanmi

It appears I am the only one who missed Hijab-gate! I am coming to it late but I have a few random observations: One, the Nigerian Body of Benchers has extant rules which the lady willingly submitted to but decided More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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NJC spurns Justice Ademola’s resignation, sacks him from office

Orders him to proceed on suspension pending Buhari’s approval of his compulsory retirement The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Thursday wielded its big hammer against a Federal high court judge, Justice More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Sack: Justice Ademola mocks NJC, says he retired voluntarily

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court on Thursday mocked the National Judicial Council (NJC) over its claim that he has been recommended for compulsory retirement. Ademola J. said as far as he was concerned, More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Supreme Court ‘ll rule on Dasuki’s bail request March 2018

The Supreme Court on Wednesday fixed March 2 for judgment in an appeal by former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki, challenging his alleged indefinite detention. The panel of five Justices, led by Dattijo More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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ICPC seizes houses, N18m from civil servants, beneficiaries

Quizzes ex-Court of Appeal Justice, Tsamiya over alleged N200m bribe The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has recovered two high-rise buildings in the Federal Capital More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Justice Adeniyi Ademola bows out of the bench voluntarily

  Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, has bowed out of the bench voluntarily. He reportedly sent his resignation Wednesday. That was after presiding over several cases, four of which More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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Obono- Obla, Prof. Ernest Ojukwu, others for launching of maiden law journal

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution and Chairman, Presidential Special Panel For Recovery of Stolen Property, Chief Okoi Obono- Obla, is expected to chair the 2017 Justice( Sir) Udo More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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Why Yewande, husband killer, bags only seven years imprisonment—Court

Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday sentenced Mrs Yewande Oyediran to seven years imprisonment for killing her husband, Lowo Oyediran 21 months ago in Ibadan. That was after the trial Chief Judge, More...