Ondo PDP Crisis: LPPC strips top lawyer of SAN rank over misconduct

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has stripped a top lawyer, Mr. Beluolisa Nwofor, of his prestigious title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) over alleged misconduct. The Court of Appeal had lodged a serious complaint against the lawyer over his conduct while handling a brief for Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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$565,000 Fraud: Lagos court sends American to jail pending trial

A Lagos high court sitting in Ikeja on Thursday remanded an American national, Marco Antonio Ramirez, in prisons for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians of $565,000. That was after the defendant who presented More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Drug Trafficking: Court convicts two Brazilians for importing cocaine into Nigeria

By Temitope Stephen A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Thursday, convicted two  Brazilians, Lima Pereira Diego, and Dias DOS Santos Marcia Cristina, for  bringing into Nigeria 23.895 kilograms of Cocaine. The court More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Diezani’s $115m Bribe: Ex-minister, Jumoke Akinjide, submits self to EFCC

As court releases Rep who stands surety. By Temitope Stephen Former Minister of  State for Defence and  one time Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide accused of collecting More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Assets Declaration Verdict: I’m not bothered by FG’s appeal against my acquittal – Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr Olubukola Saraki on Wednesday said he was ready to face the Federal Government at the Court of Appeal over an appeal lodged by it to nullify his acquittal at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Saraki More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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How former JTF Commander, Gen Atewe laundered N6bn with my bank accounts—Witness

  By Temitope Stephen There was a pin drop silence on Monday at the Federal high court, Lagos when a star prosecution witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Nkem Ahidjo, mounted More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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DSS re-arraigns Boko Haram suspects for 2011 murder of foreigners

By Toyin Akinfolajimi The Department of State Service (DSS) on Monday re-arraigned eight Boko Haram suspects for the killing of five foreigners who were abducted from a construction site in Kebbi state in 2011. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Alleged N9.7bn Fraud: Ex-Gov Suswam, two others get N750m bai

By Toyin Akinfolajimi A Federal high court sitting in Abuja on Monday admitted former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam and two others to bail in the sum of N750 million. That was after they had entered a More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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2017 Budget: FG plans to drag N’Assembly to S’Court

To seek judicial interpretation on extent of parliament’s power to alter Appropriation Bill Strong indications emerged at the weekend that the Federal Government may invoke the original jurisdiction of More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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El-Zakzaky: IMN attacks Lai Mohammed

The Islamic Movement In Nigeria, has dismissed Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, as a pathological liar over his recent claim that the Federal Government had actually complied fully with court order that its More...