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Court of Appeal at 45: A spotlight towards enhanced judicial prowess

Justice Monica Bolna-an Dongban-Mensem, President, Court of Appeal, Nigeria. LEGAL OPINION. By Barr Hafizu Isah. WHEN the Federal Court of Appeal was established in 1976 following Decree (now Cap. C36 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004) the aim was to help lighten the burden of the Supreme Court. In other words, it came to serve as a bridge between the Lower Courts and the Apex Court. Owing to the 31st December, 1983 Military Intervention and the promulgation of…

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Lawyer gets five years jail term for drug trafficking

By Advocatenewsng.com. A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on Tuesday, sentenced a 26-year-old lawyer, Yetunde Sulaimon, to five years imprisonment for drug trafficking. Justice Daniel Osiagor handed down the sentence to the convict after she pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and unlawful export of 1.10 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa. Earlier, when the convict was arraigned, the prosecutor, Mr. Abu Ibrahim, had told the court that the convict, who resided around Aguda, Surulere area of Lagos, was arrested…

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AGA-Africa trains lawyers on Cryptocurrency, Digital Assets

Participants at the AGA-Africa organised two-day training workshop for lawyers on Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets…… at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday last week. By Advocatenewsng.com. ATTORNEY General Alliance – Africa, a non-governmental, political or profit oriented organisation spread across the globe and working in partnership for justice has concluded a two-day training workshop for a select few privileged members of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) on the use of Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets. The aim, according…

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Court stops NBC from shutting down broadcast stations

By Advocatenewsng.com. THE Federal High Court in Lagos has stopped President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Broadcasting Commission from revoking the licenses of 53 broadcast stations in the country, and shutting down the stations for allegedly failing to renew their licenses. Justice Akintayo Aluko (Court 8) on Monday, granted an order of interim injunction following the hearing of an argument on motion exparte by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) and the Nigerian Guild of Editors, (NGE). SERAP…

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Nigerian musician, Naira Marley’s ex-lawyer sentenced to two years in prison over N4m bribe

Popular Nigerian musician, Naira Marley. By Advocatenewsng.com. JUSTICE Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja High Court in Lagos State sentenced Taiwo Oreagba, a former lawyer to a Nigerian singer, Naira Marley, to two years in prison on Friday for inducing the operatives with N4million bribe. After a two-year trial, Justice Taiwo found Oreagba guilty. Oreagba previously defended “Am I a Yahoo boy?” singer Naira Marley in his ongoing alleged internet crime-related prosecution. The judge said that Oreagba had not refuted…

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Court returns NBA’s gen sec, Oduah to office, nullifies her suspension

Outgoing general secretary of NBA, Mrs Joyce Oduah. By Advocatenewsng.com. THE ratification of suspension of Barrister Joyce Oduah as general secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association has been nullified by a Federal High Court in Abuja. The ratification effected by the National Executive Council of the NBA was on Tuesday voided and set aside by the court on the ground that the action was an affront to the rule of law and violation of court’s proceedings in the matter….

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Woman in $400K GoFundMe scam gets one year in federal case

Katelyn McClure taking oath in court. By Advocatenewsng.com. A woman who admitted her role in a scam that raised $400,000 using a fake story about a homeless man received a one-year prison sentence in federal court Thursday. Katelyn McClure was also ordered to make restitution and serve three years’ supervised release. The 32-year-old Bordentown, New Jersey resident is scheduled to be sentenced on state charges next month and could receive more prison time. A message was left Thursday with…

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Amadi denies defrauding Eunsell of N2.9b, disputes AGF’s suit against him in court

By Advocatenewsng.com Mr Kenneth  Ndubuisi Amadi has told Justice Ambrose Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court, Lagos that he did not steal N2.9 billion or defraud such amount at all from Eunisell Ltd as alleged by the prosecution fronting for the Attorney General of the Federation, (AGF). Amadi made the statement  on Tuesday when he opened his defence in an alleged N2. 9 billion fraud charge filed against him by the office of the Attorney General of the…

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Another senator goes to jail in Nigeria, gets 7 years for fraud

Ranking serving Senator, Peter Nwaoboshi in red cap, being led into custody by Prison officials. By Advocatenewsng.com. THE Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal on Friday, July 1, 2022 convicted and sentenced the Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, Peter Nwaoboshi, to seven years imprisonment. The court also ordered that the senator’s two companies, Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd, be wound up in line with the…

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Federal High Court of Nigeria begins annual vacation July 25

Justice John Tsoho, FHC Chief Judge. By Advocatenewsng.com. THE Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Honourable Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, has announced the commencement of the Annual Vacation for the Year 2022. The judge approved and announced the commencement of the annual vacation  pursuant to the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (b) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedures) Rules, 2019 (as amended). The Federal High Court of Nigeria in all the judicial divisions of…

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