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Supreme Court to hear Buhari, Malami suit on Electoral Act S.84(12), May 26

Justice Muhammad Tanko, CJN. By Advocatenewsng.com. The Supreme court has fixed May 26 to hear a suit filed by President Muhammmadu Buhari and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami, voiding the provisions of Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act 2022. Buhari and Malami filed a suit on April 29 before the apex court through a group of private lawyers, including Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), hired by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation. The National Assembly…

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Nnamdi Kanu to remain in custody to attend trial, as court denies him bail

Mazi Kanu. By Advocatenewsng.com. A Federal High Court, Abuja, sitting before Justice Binta Nyako on Wednesday asked the Department of State Security Service (DSS), (The Secret Police), to return the self acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) and the mastermind of the Eastern Security Network, (ESN), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to its detention facility after it roundly rejected his bail plea for a temporary freedom. The court which hinged its refusal on Kanu’s bail application, blamed it…

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Presidential ambition: Court refuses Emefiele’s request to restrain INEC, AGF

Mr. Emefiele, CBN Governor. By Advocatenewsng.com. A Federal High Court in Abuja has declined the request of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, from preventing him from pursuing his presidential ambition. Emefiele on Monday, through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), told the court in Abuja that he can run for the post of the President without vacating his position…

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Supreme Court cedes 17 oil wells to Rivers, as Wike confers highest honours to lawyers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. By Advocatenewsng.com. The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Rivers State over the disputed 17 oil wells with Imo State in a dramatic twist of events which has made the South Eastern state much poorer than before. At a brief jubilation ceremony with high ranking stakeholders and top government officials at Government House, Portharcourt, Rivers State, the governor, Nyesom Wike, overwhelmed by the joy of the court victory conferred the highest honour…

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SPIDEL confab 2022: Lawyers hasten to beat early bird window 

By Advocatenewsng.com. AS the Early Bird window for the eagerly awaited Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL) Annual Conference ends by midnight today, there are strong feelers that many lawyers are rushing to cash in on the window before it closes.The Conference Planning Committee (CPC) led by three-time Lagos State Commissioner, Dr. Muiz Banire SAN had slated today as the cut-off date for early bird registration, with mouth-watering rates on offer.The Annual Conference which…

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Mere issuance of payment instruction does not relieve debt obligation– Industrial Court

Justice Ogbuanya, National Industrial Court, Portharcourt Division. LAW REPORT. The National Industrial Court, Port Harcourt Division, presided over by Hon. Justice Nelson Ogbuanya has held that mere issuance of payment instruction does not relieve debt obligation in e-payment system now in vogue.  Justice Ogbuanya made the declaration while delivering judgment in the suit filed by Fedison ManPower Supply Ltd against Niger Blossom Drilling Ltd. From facts, the Claimant’s- Fedison ManPower Supply Ltd had submitted that in fulfilling its obligation…

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Goodluck Jonathan is constitutionally, legally qualified to run for President, says Ozekhome

Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Jonathan. LEGAL OPINION. INTRODUCTIONNIGERIA is a country of one major news item per day. The issue in the polity currently generating national ruckus, hoopla and bedlam is the presumed intention of Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to run for the 2023 presidency. It does not matter that he has never confirmed to anyone, the rumour of his planned defection from his opposition PDP party under which he was once elected President, to the ruling APC…

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Alleged N3.6bn fraud: Appeal Court remits retrial of ex-NDDC boss back to FHC 

Ex-NDDC director, Engineer Tuoyo Omatsuli. By Executive Editor. THE Court of Appeal, Lagos Division has dismissed a lower court ruling, which discharged a former Executive Director, Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC) Mr. Tuoyo Omatsuli, an engineer, of involvement in an alleged N3.645billion money laundering case. A three-man panel of the court led by Justice Peter O. Affem made the decision on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. It upheld the contention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which…

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Alleged N2.9b fraud: Witness distances self from Eunisell as Amadi files no case submission

By Executive Editor, Judiciary. A  prosecution witness Daniel Meyachi  has told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos that his company Ammasco International does not know Eunisell Ltd but only deals with Mr Kenneth Amadi (defendant) as their business partner.The witness said it while giving evidence before Justice Ambrose Lewis Allagoa in the trial of Mr Kenneth Amadi charged with alleged N2.9 billion fraud by the Attorney General of the Federation.The prosecution had closed its case on Friday March…

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Effective justice delivery: Experts canvass for proper funding of nation’s judiciary

Legal pundits at the two-day workshop on proper funding of the judiciary for equal access to justice held in Abuja…. recently. From left to right: DG of Office of Public Defender, Abdullahi Zakari, DG of Legal Aid Council, Nigeria, Aliyu Bagudu, Prof David Blake, Hon Justice Reginald Fynn of the Court of Appeal, Sierra Leone, Ebelechukwu Enedah and Jason Downs of District of Columbia, USA. By Executive Editor, Judiciary.A two-day workshop on achieving effectiveness in the quest for equal…

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