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Access Bank frets as co-plaintiff, Siete Ltd, withdraws from suit against late business mogul, Sonny Odogwu

By Executive Editor, Judiciary. Access Bank must now be considering to wear a double thinking cap to continue to prosecute its N50billion case it brought against the late business mogul, Chief Sonny Odogwu and his estate, as one of its partners and co-plaintiff, Siete Trading Limited, has withdrawn from the suit it filed along with Access Bank Plc against the estate of Chief Odogwu and other defendants at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos.The defendants are Robert Dyson &…

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N6.4b alleged illegal charges: Zenith Bank knows fate Monday

By Executive Editor, Judiciary. A Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos sitting before Justice Ayokunle Faji will on Monday, January 24, 2022 deliver judgment in a case of N6, 441, 369, 617.73 alleged illegal charges brought against Zenith Bank Plc by an independent oil marketer. The judgment was initially fixed for December 13, 2021 which was unavoidably stalled as a result of the statutory judges’ conference holding at that period. At a resumed sitting of the court last week, Justice Faji,…

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Court sentences businessman to two years imprisonment for illegal possession of firearms

The convict, Sanusi. By Executive Editor, Judiciary. A prominent Lagos-based businessman, Sulaiman Sanusi, the managing director of Sanusi Brothers Nigeria Limited, has been convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment for illegal possession of firearm by a Lagos Chief Magistrate Court. The court presided over by Chief Magistrate Kemi Doja-Ojo, convicted and sentenced the businessman to the jail term, after pronouncing him guilty of a count charge brought against him by the Nigeria Police. In convicting and sentencing the…

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Witness exonerates Kenneth Amadi in Eunissel’s N2.9b alleged fraud

By Executive Editor, Judiciary (Advocatenewsng.com).  A prosecution witness and accountant with Eunisell Ltd, Mr. Philip Enejo Odekina has confirmed before a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos that  Mr. Kenneth Ndubisi Amadi (1st defendant), did not steal the alleged Eunisell’s N2.9  billion for which he is standing trial at the court.Mr Odekina, the second prosecution witness made the confirmation on Thursday January 20, 2022 while testifying before a Federal High Court presided over by Justice Ambrose Lewis Allagoa in the…

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Late Sonny Odogwu’s Administrators oppose Access Bank in court over alleged indebtedness

By Executive Editor, Judiciary. (Advocatenewsng.com) The Administrators of the Estate of late business mogul, Chief Sonny Odogwu, (and other companies associated to him) have asked the Federal High court, Lagos to decline jurisdiction on a suit filed by Access Bank Plc, seeking to take over the late businessman’s project financed property over alleged unpaid debt.They made the application in a preliminary objection filed by their counsel, Chief Anthony Idigbe, SAN, at the court sitting before Justice Daniel Osiagor, in…

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Supreme Court restores Nwobike’s status as senior lawyer, quashes conviction by lower courts

Joseph Nwobike, PhD, SAN. By Executive Editor, Judiciary(Advocatenewsng.com) THE Supreme Court of Nigeria on Monday, December 20th, 2021, laid to rest the controversial conviction and sentencing for 30 days of a Lagos-based Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Dr. Joseph Nwobike by a Lagos High Court, Ikeja Division which was later affirmed by a Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal sitting at Igbosere on Lagos Island. The apex court after thorough consideration of the appeal lodged by Nwobike, arrived…

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‘No query to ex-employee for indirect payment to Eunisell’, says MD

By Executive Editor, Judiciary.The prosecution witness and managing director of Eunisell Ltd, Mr. Chika Ikenga on Thursday told a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos that the company did not issue any query to its former employee, Mr. Kenneth Amadi demanding his explanation on why payments made to the company by its clients were paid indirectly to Eunisell’s account.Mr. Chika Ikenga made the statement while being cross examined by  O.J. Akinwale, defence counsel for Mr. Kenneth Amadi charged…

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Supreme Court allows Texas abortion ban, okays clinics’ suit

 By Judicial Editor. The Supreme Court has ruled that Texas abortion providers can sue over the state’s ban on most abortions, but the justices are allowing the law to remain in effect. The court acted Friday, more than a month after hearing arguments over the law that makes abortion illegal after cardiac activity is detected in an embryo. That’s around six weeks, before some women even know they are pregnant. There are no exceptions for rape or incest. The…

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Agbakoba congratulates Chukwuma Soludo, asks him to make Anambra Dubai of Nigeria

Governor-elect of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo. By Judicial Editor. A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN) and a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba has congratulated Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), on his resounding victory at the polls at the just concluded governorship election in Anambra State, in the South East region of Nigeria. Agbakoba while acknowledging this feat said the victory is a testament…

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Mary Odili’s home invasion: NBA asks Buhari to personally constitute probe panel

NBA executives at the press conference in Lagos on Friday last week. From left to right: Dr. Charles Mekwunye, Chair, NBA-SPIDEL, Dr. Monday Onyekachi Ubani, NBA president, Mr. Olumide Akpata, Esq., Publicity Secretary, Dr. Nduka Rapulu and Mrs. Uche Nwadialor, Assistant General Secretary. By Publisher, Advocatenewsng.com Determined to pursue and end the recurring dastardly and infamous attacks on the nation’s judiciary by the central government, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute an independent…

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