In Kogi, Bello appoints acting Chief Judge

July 3, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has approved the appointment of Justice H.A. Olusiyi to perform the functions of the Chief Judge of the state.  This was contained in a statement issued on Friday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Onogwu Mohammed, and made available to newsmen in Lokoja, the state capital. In a related development, the governor has also approved the appointment Read More

Murder of undergraduate: IGP deploys investigators, forensic support to Edo, vows to nab perpetrators

June 1, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Following public outcry over the death of an undergraduate, Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa, after she was attacked and raped in a  church in Benin, Edo state, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has deployed additional investigation aids and forensic support to Edo State Police Command.A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, Monday in Abuja, Read More

Freedom: Kalu gets June 2 date for legal battle

May 20, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed June 2 to hear an application seeking the release of former Abia state governor, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu from prison. The motion on notice will be heard by Justice Mohammed Liman. The embattled former governor Orji is currently serving a 12-year jail term at the Correctional Service Centre in Kuje. He was Read More

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Rights lawyer castigates prosecution lawyer over case transfer

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A human rights activist and lawyer, Hameed Ajibola Jimoh, Tuesday castigated prosecution lawyers for attempting to dictate to the Chief Justice of Nigeria who he should assign cases to. According to the human rights lawyer, the Honourable Chief Justice has discretionary power to consider among the panel of judges under his control those that will best perform quick dispensation of Read More

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Company boss accuses former Air Chief Amosu of N50m extortion

March 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Managing Director of Blue  Boulevard, Mr. Peter Osunde, has accused former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu of extorting N50 million.The MD dropped this hint before the House of Representatives joint committee on Justice and Airforce investigating the alleged use of excessive force against the company over disagreements in the building of the Port Harcourt Mammy Market, owned by the Read More

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Deepening our jurisprudence: The time is now

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu shares his legal thought on the need to infuse jurists with a different bent in the Supreme Court. Look beyond bench for Justices The recent crisis of confidence in the judiciary has reinforced my age-long conviction on the need to infuse jurists with a different bent in the apex court. This line of thought is shared by Read More

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CSOs seek Maryam Sanda’s conviction review

February 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Two Civil Society Organisations, Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) and Society for Civic Education and Gender Equity (SOCEGE), has faulted Justice Yusuf Halilu’s conviction of Maryam Sanda for the death of her husband. The National Coordinator, HURIWA, Mr. Emmanuel Onwubiko, and the Advocacy Manager, SOCEGE, Mary Ogochukwu Aniefuna, disclosed this during a joint press briefing by HURIWA and SOCEGE on Read More

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FG urged to free all non-convicted prisoners

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Foundation for Peace Professionals also known as PeacePro, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has called on the federal government to free all non-convicted prisoners in Nigeria.  The organization also said that, setting free suspects, who have been held in detention without justice, is far more honourable than keeping innocent people perpetually in prison.  In a statement by the Executive Director of Read More

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Group wants president to emerge from South-east in 2023

January 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A social-political group, Igbo Leadership Development Foundation (ILDF), Tuesday, threw its weight behind demand for president of the country to emerge from the South-east geopolitical zone in 2023. This was contained in an address signed by its leaders, Director-General, Dr Godwin Udibe; Director, Public Affairs, Dr Law Mefor; and Director, Contact & Mobilisation, Comrade Austin Ifedinezi, and made available to Read More

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Successor: Kogi gov breaks silence, reveals plans

December 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has said he was not in the position to decide where his successor would come from after his second term in office, saying only God and the Kogi electorate can decide that.  The governor said this Tuesday while reacting to demands on power rotation made by the Kogi West Elders Forum who paid him a Read More

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Why I delved into Law profession – UK trained Lawyer

December 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Barrister (Mrs) Lois Hembadoon Adura was among lawyers who were called to Nigerian Bar recently. She told Dominic Akpensuen that the main reason why she read Law is to deal with the  injustices that the less privileged go through in the society and to help widows in the country. Excerpts. Why did you choose Law as a course? The plight of Read More

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FCTA partners High Court on children, young persons’ court

October 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has concluded plans to collaborate with the FCT High Court for the establishment of a children and young persons’ court in the FCT. Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, who made the pledge at the opening ceremony of the 2019/2020 legal year of the FCT High Court, Read More

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Nigeria’s WAZOBIA dilemma

August 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chains by any other name would still hurt as much—anonymous 2023 presidency: Northern youth group endorses Tinubu to lead, Nigeria: Igbo Presidency 2023 – Nigeria’s Date With Justice and Unity. 2023 Presidency: Nigerians divided over Tinubu’s ambition. Disunited South-West, South-East Risk Losing 2023 Presidency, Says Sani. Why North may retain power in 2023 –Kwande A cursory look at the few Read More

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What Buhari told me after I returned as Justice Minister – Malami

August 21, 2019 Editor 0

The new Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has attributed his re-appointment as Minister in the ministry as endorsement of the collective contributions of all the ministry officials. Malami gave the hint, Wednesday at a brief reception held in his honour at the minsitry’s conference room. Led by the Permanent Secretary and Solicitor General, Federal Read More

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Jigawa passes criminal justice bill to replace 50-year-old code

June 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Jigawa state House of Assembly has passed the Administration of Criminal Justice bill into law following the adoption of a report by the house’s ad-hoc committee on justice and judiciary. Presenting the report, chairman of the committee Barrister Bala Hamza Gada explained that the administration of criminal justice bill will replace the criminal procedure code which has been in Read More

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Alleged threats: Lead Counsels withdraw from Metuh’s case

March 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Two lead counsels, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu SAN, and Emeka Etiaba SAN, appearing for former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, in his N400m money laundering case before the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday withdrawn fromfurther appearance. According to them, they could not afford to appear in the matter day-to-day as earlier ordered by the presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang. Read More

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Those who cheat, loot our resources will face justice – Buhari

February 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the determination of the administration to rid the country of injustice and corruption, saying those who cheat or loot the country would face justice.  The president said this at an audience with South-West Imams and Islamic scholars on Sunday at the State House in Abuja.  “Any person who cheated or looted the nation will be Read More

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God’ll intervene in Nigeria’s situation – Cleric

March 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  A renowned evangelist from Bende local government in Abia state, Ezekiel Acha, has assured Nigerians that God has revealed to him during an encounter that he would emancipate the country from the present crisis. He said the voice of Almighty came to him saying: “Ezekiel, now you should go to Abuja, that great city of the nation called Nigeria Read More

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Rohr backs Video Assistant Referee for World Cup

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles chief tactician Gernot Rohr has said he supports the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) at the forthcoming World Cup in Russia, saying it will ensure fairer officiating and help the referees. “I’m all for it (VAR),” said Rohr in an interview published by South African football newspaper Soccer Laduma. “It will bring justice to many situations Read More

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Local content law devt: NJI holds workshop in March

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja National Judicial Institute (NJI) in collaboration with Juris Law Office and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) will hold a national workshop for justices of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal as well as Federal High Court Judges. The workshop is on the role of the Judiciary in the development of Local Content Law in the Oil Read More

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Margi elders praise Buhari over abducted women’s release

February 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Maiduguri The Margi Elders Forum has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the military for the timely release of 10 abducted women from Askira Uba local government area of the state. The women were on the police convoy that was attacked and abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents along Maiduguri-Damboa road last year. The elders also pledged to vote massively for Read More

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Unlawful detention: Group demands Dasuki’s immediate release

December 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Stories by Vivian Okejeme Citizens Initiative for Security Awareness has demanded the immediate and unconditional release of former National Security Adviser NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) from unlawful detention by the federal government. The group pleaded with the government not to be deaf and dumb to the rule of law in the matter, and allow natural justice to flow in Read More

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Surety in court for failing to produce in-law

December 10, 2017 Editorial IV 0

A 42-year-old man, Boniface Nwokone, has been dragged before an Ogudu magistrate’s court in Lagos for allegedly failing to produce a suspect he stood surety for in an assault case. Nwokone, of Olatunji Street, Ojota, in Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of obstruction and perverting the course of justice for not producing one Linus Ejike, who was described as Read More