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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Ikenga, Suraji Yakubu and Eunisell Chemicals Limited for offences earlier filed against them on October 5, 2018 but withdrawn on February 26, 2019 by the respondents.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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Constitutionality or otherwise of Governor Akeredolu’s seven-day quit order on herdsmen in Ondo

Governor Akeredolu of Ondo State. INTRODUCTION As a well cultured Nigerian and Catholic Christian, I abhor criminality in all its ramifications. I have been a serial victim. But God has always delivered me from the snares of all evils (Psalm 23). As a constitutional lawyer and Human Rights Activist, I speak not just for today, but for tomorrow and posterity. I do not simply jump into the fray of issues and take the popular and most convenient route. Many…

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Lagos East Senatorial election dispute: Abiru knows fate March 1

Senator Abiru. By Editor. A Federal High Court, Lagos, will on March 1, 2021, decide as it delivers judgment in respect of the bye-election for the Lagos East Senatorial District held on December 5, 2020, having concluded hearing of arguments by counsel to all the parties on January 22, 2021.The People’s Democratic Party and its candidate in the said election, Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi, had dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission, Senator Adetokunbo Abiru and the All Progressive Congress to…

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Kadiri denies authorising congratulatory message in the media

Kadiri, SAN. By Editor. A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Asamah Kadiri, whose photograph appeared in congratulatory message last week in a national daily has denied that he neither approved, nor authorised any such message to be published on him in any newspaper.In a release he said: ‘It has come to my attention that a couple of relatives and friends and well-wishers have put out congratulatory messages in the media, including newspapers, in celebration of the conferment of…

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NBA makes strong appearance at swearing in of 72 new SANs by CJN

NBA president, Mr. Akpata, (middle), flanked by Silks at swearing in ceremony of 72 SANs at Abuja…… today. By Editor. The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), led by its president, Mr. Olumide Akpata, today put up a strong appearance in solidarity with the new 72 Silks who were admitted into the Inner Bar by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Abuja. Justice Muhammad who was unavoidably absent at the swearing in…

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Court fixes January 15, 2021 for further hearing in PDP’s case against Abiru over Lagos East senatorial bye-election

By Editor. A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has fixed January 15, 2021 for further hearing in the case filed by the People’s Democratic Party and its candidate, Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi, in the just concluded bye-election for the Lagos East Senatorial District. In the case, the plaintiffs are urging the court to hold that Mr Adetokunbo Abiru was not qualified to stand as a candidate of the All Progressive Congress, in the bye-election that held on December…

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