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Six opposition activists have been arrested in Cameroon for distributing face masks and disinfectant gel, their lawyers and Human Rights Watch said Friday.
Contrary to the stand of some of other lawyers, a former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Chief Onueze Okocha (SAN) has declared support for Governor Nyesom Wike over the demolition of Prodest Hotel, Alode, Eleme and Etemeteh Hotel, Onne in Eleme Local Government Areas of Rivers State on Sunday.
Ivory Coast's former prime minister Guillaume Soro, a rebel leader before he entered politics, is facing a lawsuit in France for war crimes, torture and murder, lawyers told AFP.
One hundred and twenty inmates in Turkey have tested positive for the coronavirus so far in four prisons, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said on Tuesday in Ankara.
The National Judicial Council on Friday recommended two High Court judges for compulsory retirement for age falsification and failure to deliver judgment for four years.
Some lawyers in Lagos, on Wednesday, described Chief Richard Akinjide’s passing as a big blow to the legal profession.
Justice Kashim Zannah said that the action was to safeguard the health and lives of litigants, staff, lawyers, and judges during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Jigawa State branch of the Nigerian Bar Association on Thursday said the body has expended N300,000 to provide palliative measures for some of its members and members of the National Youth Service Corps serving with them.
A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded two pilots with Caverton Helicopters, Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari, in a correctional centre for allegedly disobeying the Executive Order of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman has again asked those still debating the legality of the lockdown imposed on Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states to focus on the bigger picture, saying asking President Muhammadu Buhari to have consulted a National Assembly that is on recess is unrealistic, simplistic and academic.
Most of our 36 States Governors have so far done well in measures to combat COVID 19 and must be commended. Most of them, are leading by example and that is good.
Legal practitioners have applauded the directive by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammad, for ordering the suspension of all court sittings except in matters that are urgent, for 14 days because of COVID-19.
Two Abuja-based lawyers have approached a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking an order for the nullification of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), as well as its Advisory Committee recently inaugurated by President Muhammad Buhari.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has resolved to approach the National Judicial Council, NJC, to sanction Justice John Olorunfemi of the Kogi High Court, for recently nullifying the participation of the party in the 2019 governorship primaries.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to pilot the use of electronic voting machines at the earliest time possible towards full introduction of electronic voting in major elections in 2021.
The Anambra and Delta governments are currently holding talks to check the influx of people, seeking to cross the Niger Bridge in defiance of the presidential order restricting interstate movements.
Reports from Biu local government area of Borno State, northeast Nigeria, on Monday evening, revealed that suspected Boko Haram fighters have attacked three villages, bringing down houses, shops and places of worship.
Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen has been named among the player who could wear Tottenham Hotspurs’s vacant number 9 shirt.
The German Government and Lufthansa have agreed on a much-anticipated bailout deal to help the airline cope with losses from the coronavirus pandemic, both sides announced on Monday.
The Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, has accused the Nigeria Customs Services, NCS, of the “frequent obstruction” caused by men and officers of the agency, a development, stating that the situation is hindering the Ease of Doing Business policy of the Federal Government.
Forty-five patients undergoing coronavirus treatment at isolation centres in Lagos State have been discharged after testing negative twice for the virus.
In their efforts to make sallah celebrations easier during the Covid19 pandemic, Yobe State Government in partnership with North East Development Commission (NEDC) has reached out to Vulnerables at their Door steps through delivery of Food Items to 5,750 Households across 17 LGAs
The Rivers State Government said it has uncovered plans by some Abuja based citizens of the state to cause a breakdown of law and order, so as to declare a State of Emergency in the state.
The Kano State Fire Service on Friday said it had saved 77 lives and property worth N820 million from 108 fire incidents in April.