Man Bags Death Sentence After Conviction for Murder of Lagos Lawyer Kunle Fadipe

Oluwaseun Oladapo, 27, who was convicted for the murder of Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Kunle Fadipe, bagged a death sentence on Friday.

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Osun Court Convicts Monarch for Contempt

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday convicted an Osun monarch, the Olokini of Okini, Oba Akadiri Okanola, 65, and one Suleiman Rasaki, 47, for contempt.

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Lagos Court Sentences Man to Death for Killing Wife

A Lagos High Court in Ikeja has sentenced a man, Sulaiman Olalekan to death by hanging for the murder of his wife, Mrs Chika Egbo

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It is unconstitutional To Ask President Buhari To Resign – Kayode Ajulo

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo, says it is unconstitutional for some people to be asking for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Federal High Court freezes Stella Oduah’s firms’ accounts over $16.4m, N100m debt

The Federal High Court in Lagos has frozen the bank accounts of four companies linked to a former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, over alleged indebtedness of $16,412,819.06 and N100,493,225.59.

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Waste Management Dispute: Court Directs Lagos Government and PSP Operators to Explore Settlement

The court presided over by Justice Oyekan Abdullahi urged the government and the PSP operators to proceed to a negotiation table to iron out the issues that resulted in the controversy in order to achieve the overall objective of a cleaner Lagos

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President Buhari Gave Justice Ademola 500,000 Naira During Certificate Controversy

A witness in the corruption trial of Justice Adeniyi Ademola has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari gave the embattled judge N500,000 while his certificate controversy was pending before Mr. Ademola

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SERAP’S Anti-Corruption Roundtable: AGF, Sagay, Falana, Adegboruwa Confirm Attendance

The anti-corruption roundtable is slated to hold on 22nd February, 2017 at the Westown Hotels, Jummy Hall, Sheraton Opebi Link Road, Ikeja by 10:00 a.m.

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Court to hear winding-up suit against Guinness March 28

Justice Hadizat Rabiu-Shagari of the Federal High Court in Lagos will on March 28 hear a winding-up petition by a company, Pharma-Deko Plc, against Guinness Nigeria Plc over an alleged N175,699,317.99 debt.

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Two to die by hanging for robbery

An Osun State High Court, sitting in Iwo, yesterday sentenced two armed robbers, Sunday Ishaih and Akeem Lamidi, to death by hanging.
They were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit robbery and armed robbery.

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Legal Opinions And Articles

Alternative Securities Exchange Market as a Veritable Platform for SMEs to Access Capital by David Muzan

The need to enable MSMEs access the capital market under less stringent rules has necessitated the introduction of an alternative securities exchange market

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Law and Poetry are Brothers from the Same Mother – Seun Lari-Williams (Author of Garri for Breakfast)

Seun Lari-Williams believes law and poetry are brothers from the same mother; language. Both brothers serve as tools used to communicate an idea or a point.

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Unconstitutionality of constituency projects By Iheanyichukwu Maraizu

The issue of constituency projects initiated by the National Assembly has been a controversial one since the inception of the current republic. From my own personal understanding, constituency projects were conceived to give money to members of the National Assembly who will in turn execute projects of their choice in their respective constituencies.

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On Nigerian Lawyers and Received English Lore

A couple of weeks ago, I received a bulletin email from Dr Aminu Gamawa, secretary of the newly constituted “Nigerian Bar Association Legal Profession Regulation Review Committee”.

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The Relevance of a Survey Plan

The primary purpose of survey plan is to prove the identity of a land. A survey plan becomes of utmost importance for any success to be attained in any land suit. A survey plan is attenuated and codified in Nigeria by the Survey Act 1990.

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Events And Judgements

Ecobank seeks to appeal ruling in bankruptcy case against Otudeko

Ecobank Nigeria Limited has asked the Court of Appeal for extension of time to enable it seek leave to appeal the Federal High Court’s ruling in a winding-up petition against chairman of Honeywell Group, Oba Otudeko.

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The Job Of A Notary Public In Nigeria And How To Become A Notary Public

In parts of the world a document can only be accepted internationally, if it has been notarized or formally authenticated and its genuineness and valuably verified and certified by a Notary Public.

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I Failed Criminal Procedure At Law School – ICC Prosecutor Charles Adeogun-Phillips

Until last week, Charles Adeogun-Phillips represented the Federal Government in the trial of Supreme Court Justice Sylvester Ngwuta. His sudden withdrawal from the case has been subject of media speculations. But he declines to speak on the issue for the sake of client-counsel relationship. At 35 in March 2001, Adeogun-Phillips was appointed a senior trial attorney and lead counsel at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, leading teams of international lawyers in the prosecution of persons involved in the 1994 Rwandan genocide in which about 800,000 civilians were killed. In this interview with The Nations Senior Correspondent JOSEPH JIBUEZE, he speaks on the anti-corruption war, appointment of Chief Justice of Nigeria, judicial reforms, why there is low conviction in high profile cases, Southern Kaduna killings and genocide.

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NBA Inaugurates Legal Profession Review Committee

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association led the newly inaugurated NBA Legal Profession Regulation Review Committee (LPRRC) on a visit to the Office of the Honorable Attorney General of the Federation.

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Banwo & Ighodalo (B&I) Announces New Partners

B&I announces the addition of four new Partners, effective January 9, 2017, bringing the number of Partners in the Firm to eleven. The new slate of Partners affirms the Firm’s preference for organic growth and its unwavering commitment to assisting clients achieve their goals.

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