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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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Prince Tony Momoh, former information minister takes eternal bow at 81

Late Tony Momoh. By Editor-in-Chief. Prince Tony Momoh, the 165th child of King Momoh I of Auchi, Edo State, a quintessential journalist, senior legal practitioner and a conscientious Nigerian politician, as well as one of the pillars of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has finally quit the world’s stage to continue his experiencing in the higher realms of existence in accordance with the eternal laws of the Most High God. He was reported to have left the flesh peacefully at…

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Justice as bedrock of democracy in Nigeria (5)

Adegboruwa, SAN. OPINION. By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. This is the concluding part of this article which is segmented in five parts: Excerpts. IN the concluding part of this seminar paper, the focus will be on recommendations and solutions, to all the issues so far diagnosed as plaguing the enthronement of justice as the bedrock of democracy in our land. RECOMMENDATIONS ON ENTHRONEMENT OF JUSTICE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS IN NIGERIA THE MAKING OF THE PEOPLE’S CONSTITUTION Scholars have often termed…

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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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My last minute encounter with Professor Femi Odekunle, by Wahab Shittu

Late Professor Odekunle. TRIBUTE. Professor Femi Odekunle, a renowned professor of criminology and sociology who taught in Lincoln University, USA before returning to Nigeria in 1974 to teach at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria, passed on in December 2020 while still serving as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, currently headed by Professor Itse Sagay (SAN). In this tribute by a Lagos-based senior lawyer, Wahab Shittu, he xrays the man called Femi Odekunle, his qualitilies…

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Ziroc Residence ups ante in customers’ satisfaction, safety for 2021

One of the luxury rooms of the hotel for customers’ delight. By Editor. Ziroc Residence, one of Nigeria’s leading hospitality industries in Lagos State has assured it’s teaming clients of all inclusive safety and a wholesome experience in 2021 as they continue to make the hotel their choice destination . According to the management of the hotel, Ziroc Residence, has implemented several initiatives to avail guests comfort, safety and the right ambience for business or leisure particularly in this…

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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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Global body supports rural dwellers affected by COVID-19, seeks assistance to sustain humanitarian programmes

The CEO, Okeke, helping to share palliatives to members of the public in one of the Link-Global projects in the first phase of COVID-19…… in Lagos. By Editor.A humanitarian body, Link-Global Humanitarian Support Organization, involved in lending hand of hope to the needy in the society has embarked on a project of rehabilitation and support of rural dwellers who have suffered from COVID-19 pandemic and need to restart life anew by advancing certain amount of money to help them…

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