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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

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Judges’ elevation to Appeal Court not lopsided – NJC

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja The National Judicial Council (NJC) has reacted to on online report that it recommended 14 Judges for appointment to the Court of Appeal, with none of the judges from the South-East making the list. The Council, in its reaction, described the report as a figment of the imagination of the on-line media. The NJC, however, admitted Read More

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Mladic verdict a momentous victory for justice –UN

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The genocide conviction of Ratko Mladic is a “momentous victory for justice”, the United Nations said on Wednesday, calling the former Bosnian Serbian commander “the epitome of evil. “The verdict is a warning to the perpetrators of such crimes that they will not escape justice, no matter how powerful they may be nor how long it may take. They will Read More

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The return of Justice Galadima

November 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Clement Oduwole I became a family friend of the Galadimas way back in the late 80s when I was the editor of the SUNDAY STANDARD newspaper of Jos. This is what led to the friendship. Mrs. Mary Galadima was the commissioner for Information and her ministry oversaw the Plateau Publishing Company (PPC). My paper had run into a problem Read More

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Kebbi gets new Chief Judge

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Kebbi state Governor, Atiku Bagudu, has sworn-in Justice Asabe Karatu as the state’s acting Chief Judge. Karatu, who was sworn in yesterday in Birnin Kebbi, takes over from Justice Bala Mairiga, who retired last week. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a valedictory court session was held yesterday in Birnin Kebbi, to mark the retirement of Mairiga. In a Read More

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Borno gov’s wife urges support for girl-child education

October 25, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Sadiq Abubakar   Maiduguri   Wife of Borno state Governor, Hahiya Nana Kashim Shettima, has called on parents and guardians to support education by sending their children to school. Stressing that the education of children should not be left for government, the first lady said there was the need for parents and other stakeholders to play their role by sending Read More