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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 Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday admonished the Central Bank Governor (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, on possible out of court settlement in a suit brought against him over $53 million unpaid legal fees.
The United States is opposing plans by Nigeria to give $100 million from loots recovered from former Nigeria military dictator Sani Abacha to Kebbi State governor Atiku Bagudu.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has described the victory of Godwin Obaseki in the just concluded gubernatorial election as the end of godfatherism in Edo State.
Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on its performance at the just concluded Sept. 19, governorship election in Edo state.
As the portal for the registration of prospective beneficiaries for the Survival Fund opens on Monday, the Federal Government has released the timetable for categories of businesses to register.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had earlier announced the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Governor Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the election after securing 307, 955 votes, while the Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress polled 223,619.
Housemates were on Sunday shocked when Ozo and Trickytee were evicted from BBNaija House.
The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has lashed out at his boss, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, for preventing the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, from accessing the MKO Abiola Democracy Park for the party’s flag-off campaign.
China said its four COVID-19 vaccines may be ready for use by the public as early as November.
The Centre for Democracy and Development on Saturday condemned the high incidence of vote-trading recorded in the Edo State governorship election.
Japan’s parliament on Wednesday elected Yoshihide Suga prime minister, with the former chief cabinet secretary expected to stick closely to policies championed by Shinzo Abe during his record-breaking tenure.
Eight persons were on Saturday night burnt to death in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.