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Witness narrates how ex-employee diverted company’s N2.9b into personal accounts

By Judicial Editor (Advocatenewsng.com). A businessman and chairman of Eunisell Limited, Mr. Chika Ikenga, has told a Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, how a former employee of the company, Mr Kenneth Ndubuisi Amadi working in his company as chief executive officer, (CEO) allegedly defrauded him by paying money into Eunisell’s account from his own personal and company accounts without him knowing the source of the the funds. The amount involved was N2.9billion.Mr. Ikenga further  told the court that…

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Rite Foods’ case against NBC continues Oct 27

By Judicial Editor. Hearing in the case brought by Rite Foods against Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) continues at the Federal  High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. The court adjourned to that date at the instance of Rite’s counsel who wanted extension of time to file the responses to NBC’s reply to his client’s complaint of passing-off of its “Fearless” brand of energy. On September 22, 2021 counsel for Rite Foods and its owner, Muyiwa Ogungbenro and…

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LawPavilion partners NBA to provide holistic legal research tool for members

MD of LawPavilion, Olugasa Ope.President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Olumide Akpata has over the weekend for the second time in a row unveiled the Association’s partnership with the foremost LegalTech company, LawPavilion to provide ‘an efficient legal research tool (“Primsol”)’ to members of the Association. This partnership, according to the President, is the Association’s way of enhancing legal research and the overall practice of its members.Speaking further on the partnership, Ope Olugasa, the MD of LawPavilion…

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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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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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LawPavilion ups ante in legal research, now hosts Law Reports on WhatsApp

MD, LawPavilion, Mr. Olugasa. By Editor, (HiTech&Digital Economy).In a bid to ensure that no lawyer in Nigeria is left behind in adopting technology in this new normal, LawPavilion has characteristically further disrupted Law Reporting and Electronic Legal Research in Nigeria by releasing an application that allows Judges and Lawyers to carry out their electronic legal research seamlessly with minimal internet connectivity, using WhatsApp. Recently, The Advocate News spoke to Ope Olugasa, the managing director of the company, on how…

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Court orders IGP to prosecute Chika Ikenga, others over alleged forgery, impersonation

Mr. Chika Ikenga. By our Correspondent. Justice Taiwo Taiwo of a Federal High Court Abuja has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP), DIG Michael Anthony Ogbizi (FCID) and DCP Augustine Sanomi (CP Legal) (respondents) to refile the charge and prosecute Chika Ikenga, Suraji Yakubu and Eunisell Chemicals Limited for offences earlier filed against them on October 5, 2018 but withdrawn on February 26, 2019 by the respondents. Chika Ikenga and others were charged for offences bordering on false…

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The evils of technical justice, by Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

Mr. Adegboruwa, SAN. OPINION. IT was supposed to be a smooth ride into and out of the court, for the Plaintiffs, but they got more than what they bargained for, from the judiciary, after so many years of traveling round the hierarchy of the courts, to get justice. This has become the lot of litigants and their lawyers, who daily contend with the frustrating factors hindering the due and effective administration of justice in Nigeria. Let me share with…

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How Seplat Petroleum obtained N38.5b Access Bank loan by proxy

By Editor. Evidence adduced on Friday, last week showed that Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc eventually utilised the loan worth N38.5 billion obtained from Access Bank by its subsidiary firm, Cardinal Drilling. According to documents filed in court by the bank through its lawyer, Kunle Ogunba, SAN, Cardinal Drilling is revealed as a subsidiary of Seplat Petroleum Plc contrary to its earlier claim. Seplat purportedly wrote a petition against Ogunba to the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) and the…

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