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Court acquits Peter Nwaoboshi, Delta Senator charged for money laundering

Senator Peter Nwaoboshi. By Editor, Judiciary. A Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos has discharged and acquitted Senator Peter Nwaoboshi and his two firms of the N322million money laundering charge filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke who freed the sitting Senator held that the EFCC failed to call vital witnesses and tender concrete evidence to prove the elements of the offences for which it charged the defendants. Nwaoboshi, a Peoples’ Democratic…

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Supreme Court quashes conviction of three senior lawyers over professional misconduct

Justice Tanko Muhammad, CJN. The Supreme Court has set aside the conviction of three senior lawyers barred from practicing in Nigeria over alleged professional misconduct. The three lawyers were sanctioned by the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) for various misconducts in the discharge of their profession practices. However in separate judgments by the Apex Court on Friday, the disciplinary measures matted on them were voided and set aside having been done in breach of the provisions of the laws…

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UNN breaks energy jinx, produces own electricity from refuse

University of Nigeria, Nsukka Campus. By Editor, Power & Petroleum Resources. The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) on Tuesday set the record of electricity generation by using organic waste to install 100KVA Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) gasification plant for its Nsukka Campus. Professor Benjamin Ozumba, UNN Vice-Chancellor, who expressed happiness over the project during its inauguration, said the university would no longer be a customer to Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). He said the project was first of its…

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Trademark: NBC brought before Federal High Court, Lagos over alleged passing off infringement

The disputed products. By Editor, (Business & Brands Marketing). Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) has been dragged before a Federal High Court, Lagos to explain why it is allegedly infringing with its Predator energy drink similar with an insignia of an already existing product, Fearless, made by Rite Foods Limited, which claims to be the market leader in energy drink production. In a publication in the ThisDay and Guardian newspapers editions of Friday, 19th of March, 2021, court forms initiating contempt…

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Agbara Industrial Park: The manufacturing hub of West Africa

Agbara Industrial Park. Focus.   MANUFACTURERS have since inception searched for suitable locations to produce their wares effectively. In the early 70´s the visionary entrepreneur, the late Chief Adeyemi Lawson, created West Africa’s premier industrial hub in Agbara, just 26 km west of Lagos. Rapidly this industrial enclave became the hotspot for a wide range of manufacturing companies, attracting local and international players to Agbara Industrial Park. With a 454 Ha development, it is located between the two port…

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Living in a failed state (2): A rejoinder

Mr. Adegboruwa, SAN. OPINION. By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. On this page last week, I discussed the increased state of insecurity in Nigeria, following the mindless killing of one school pupil and the abduction of 27 others in Kagara, Niger State, on February 17, 2021, incessant killings by bandits and insurgents and general criminal activities all over the land, symptomatic of a failed state. It was like a prophecy foretold because exactly three days after, on February 26, 2021, 317 girls,…

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Living in a failed state

Mr. Adegboruwa, SAN. OPINION. By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. Is Nigeria a failed state now? Many Nigerians, particularly the pundits within the current administration will disagree flatly, while the others who are concerned with the state of affairs today in the country will answer in the affirmative. In this piece by Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, a senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and human rights lawyer, indices of a failed state are clearly shown, thereby leaving the conclusion to be drawn from manifest…

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The failed kidnap attempt on Sunday Igboho

Chief Ozekhome, SAN. OPINION. By Mike Ozekhome. The act of a combined team of soldiers, DSS and Police, numbering about 40 attempted to arrest and detain Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo Igboho was too much in the form of a kidnap attempt. Igboho was said to have been waylaid along Ibadan/Lagos Expressway whilst on his way to see Pa Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos. It was totally and absolutely unnecessary. A government exists to protect its citizens, not to terrorise them. If…

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Court permits AMCON to retain seizure of Jimoh Ibrahim’s assets over unpaid N69.4b debt

Justice John Tsoho, CJ, FHC. By Editor, (Judiciary). A Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesday vehemently refused to accede to the request made by a known Nigerian business mogul and legal practitioner, Jimoh Ibrahim to vacate an interim order the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) obtained from the court to seize his valuable properties for allegedly owing the sum of N69.4billion unrecovered debt.  His assets the court asked AMCON to seize pending the time the court…

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Buhari appoints 40-year old investigator as EFCC chairman

Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, EFCC chairman nominee. By Editor, (Finance and Economy). President Muhammadu Buhari has finally sealed the fate of the former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, with the appointment of a 40-year old 2005 cadet investigator with EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa as new chairman. Magu, who was arrested, detained and recently investigated by the Justice Ayo Salami probe Panel sitting at Aso Rock, over corruption allegations, is yet to be retired or…

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