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Police arraign two fake lawyers for alleged fraud

The police on Wednesday arraigned two fake lawyers, Taiwo Alatise and Abiodun Olatoye, in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos..

Justice Onnoghen: UN rights expert alleges threat to independence of Nigeria’s judiciary

The UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego Garcia-Sayán, has warned of an imminent threat to the nation’s judiciary, owing to moves by the executive arm of government to remove the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, from office through alleged illegal means.
President Buhari visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-4

Corruption threatens Nigeria and its election

On February 16th, Nigeria will hold a general election. Four years ago, the country experienced its first democratic transfer of power to the opposition since 1999. The vote in a few days will be no less significant.
Raphael Samuel

Man set to drag parents to court for giving birth to him

A 27 year old Indian man Raphael Samuel is set to embark on an impossible mission of dragging his parents to court for giving birth to him without his consent.

Code of Conduct tribunal orders Justice Onnoghen to appear at trial on February 13

A tribunal on Monday ordered Nigeria’s top judge to appear for trial on Feb. 13 in a case that has raised fears of interference in next month’s presidential election, after an appeals court cleared the way for the hearing to begin.
Marie Colvin, a 56-year-old war correspondent, was killed in the Syrian city of Homs in 2012 [Stefan Wermuth-Reuters]

US court orders Syria to pay $302 million over Marie Colvin’s death

A United States court has found Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government culpable in the death of American foreign correspondent Marie Colvin, ordering a $302.5m judgment for what it called an "unconscionable" attack that targeted journalists.

Justice Onnoghen: Legal profession, judiciary on trial – Folake Solanke

Nigeria’s first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Folake Solanke, has decried the controversy that the legal profession and judiciary has been drawn into following the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
Activist Pastor Evan Mawarire is taken into a vehicle by police outside his home in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 16, 2019. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe pastor freed on bail says hundreds in jail need aid

A Zimbabwe pastor and activist charged with subversion was released on bail after more than a week on Wednesday and said he needs a doctor - as do hundreds of people still in jail with wounds from beatings by security forces.

Justice Onnoghen: Lawyers’ protest paralyses court proceedings in Rivers

Lawyers shut down court proceedings in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as they staged a peaceful protest in condemnation of the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen

Justice Onnoghen: Lawyers boycott courts in Enugu, Ebonyi

Absence of lawyers at various courts in Enugu on Tuesday stalled court proceedings, following the directive by the Nigeria Bar Association to lawyers to boycott courts for two days.
Lawyers in Zimbabwe took to the streets on Tuesday January 29 2018 demanding a restoration of the rule of law in the country.

Zimbabwean lawyers march in Harare alleging denial of justice

Lawyers in Zimbabwe have marched on the constitutional court to protest the alleged denial of justice for hundreds of people arrested in a violent crackdown on protests that shut down the country.

Justice Onnoghen: Lawyers at National Industrial Court Abuja shun NBA’s boycott directive

Lawyers on Tuesday shunned the directive of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to its members to boycott courts nationwide for two days.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Justice Onnoghen: Femi Falana accuses NBA of playing double standard

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) on Tuesday accused the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) of playing double standard by taking a position to support the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Justice Onnoghen: Lawyers ignore NBA boycott order

Lawyers in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory have reported to the courts despite an order by the Nigerian Bar Association for them to boycott the courts.

Court boycott: Lagos lawyers express mixed reactions

Some lawyers in Lagos have expressed mixed reactions to the resolution by the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) for lawyers to boycott courts for two days.

Justice Onnoghen: Lagos lawyers express mixed reactions to court boycott

Some lawyers in Lagos have expressed mixed reactions to the resolution by the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) for lawyers to boycott courts for two days over what they tagged illegal suspension of the Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen.
National Judicial Council | NJC

Justice Onnoghen: NJC holds emergency meeting

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has summoned an emergency meeting to brainstorm on the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen, as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) last Friday by President Muhammadu Buhari.

SERAP gives NJC five days to take over Justice Onnoghen’s case

The organization asked the NJC to: “consider the issue of appointment of Justice Muhammed with a view to ensuring strict compliance with constitutional provisions. The NJC should take the recommended action within 5 days of the receipt and/or publication of this letter, failing which SERAP will take appropriate legal action to compel the NJC to take action on the case.”

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INEC rules out political influence in election postponement

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.
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Adams Oshiomhole: Nobody had clue elections won’t go on

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