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The United States (U.S.) recently announced the arrest of scores of Nigerians and few other nationals involved in what the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) described as the largest internet fraud ever committed in the country.

US charges Paul Usoro, 9 other Nigerians over $1.1 million romance scams

Ten Nigerians have been charged with conspiring to launder illegal proceeds that were fraudulently obtained as a result of romance scams targeting multiple victims, the US Justice Department said on Wednesday night.

NBA decries non-release of appeal court judge from captivity

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday decried the non-release of the kidnapped Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice Chioma Iheme-Nwosu from captivity, saying it was disheartening and distressing.

Court further adjourns ‘N1.4 billion fraud’ trial of NBA President

A Federal High Court Lagos on Thursday further adjourned hearing in the alleged N1.4 billion fraud case filed against the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro.

NBA condemns kidnap of high court judge, demands immediate release

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has condemned in strong terms, the kidnap of Justice Abdu Dogo, a Judge of the Federal High Court, Akure, Ondo State and demanded his immediate release.

Anambra lawyer hospitalised after police assault

A lawyer, Jerry Obasi, who was assaulted by police officers is now in the hospital, an official has said.

Jigawa modernises criminal justice system, adopts ACJ act

With the signing into law of the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill, Jigawa State is set for the implementation of a new criminal justice system.

NBA: DSS notorious for disobedience of court order

Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has described the Department of State Services (DSS) as a notorious agency that enjoys treating judicial process with disdain, particularly as it pertains to obeying orders of courts enforcing the fundamental rights of Nigerians.
Justice John Terhemba Tsoho

Justice Tsoho wants federal government to appoint more judges

Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, on Monday urged Federal Government to appoint more judges to the Federal High Court.

Lawyers with disabilities protest ‘unfair treatment’ at NBA conference

The Association of Lawyers with Disabilities in Nigeria (ALDIN) has accused the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) of not treating lawyers with disabilities fairly at its 2019 Annual General Conference.

Wale Babalakin: Education is continuous

University of Lagos (UNILAG) Pro-Chancellor and Resort Group Chairman Wale Babalakin (SAN), on Wednesday said education was continuous and pointed out the need for all Nigerians to be “more equipped and more educated”.
Mary Uduk - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has urged investors with multiple shareholding accounts to regularise such before December 31, 2019.

Clarion call for SEC, other agencies to respect rule of law

If the SEC goes ahead with this action it will be in clear violation of the interim injunction obtained by Oando’s principals Adewale Tinubu, the Group Chief Executive and Omamofe Boyo, the Deputy Group Chief Executive which restrains SEC, its servants and agents from directing or requesting any agency of the Government to act upon its decisions contained in its letter of 31st May pending the hearing.

Timi Frank: President Buhari government blackmailing judges to get favourable judgement

Political activist and former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Timi Frank has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of resorting to harassment and blackmail of judges to do their bidding.
Paul Usoro

NBA: Federal government depriving judges, lawyers of working independently

The Nigerian Bar Association on Friday bemoaned the “pervasive insecurity of lives and property in the land” and what it described as “systematic erosion” of the independence of the judiciary.
Governor Udom Emmanuel

N1.4 billion fraud: Governor Emmanuel loses bid to quash charge against NBA chief Paul...

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, has dismissed an application filed by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom, seeking to quash the entire charge preferred against Paul Usoro, SAN, President, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

NBA cautions executive against influencing judges in post-election litigations

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has cautioned against undue interference in the activities of judges assigned to handle post-election litigations in various election petitions tribunals across the country.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court vacates bench warrant against Akwa-Ibom officials

Justice Mohammed Aikawa presiding over a Federal High Court in Lagos has vacated the Bench warrant issued against three officials of Akwa-Ibom state government and one, Margaret Ukpe.
Access Bank has unveiled a new brand logo to reflect its new status following the completion of its merge with Diamond Bank.

$6.3 million fraud: Access Bank chief absent in court

The arraignment of the Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Mr Herbert Nwigwe and eight others by the Special Fraud Unit of Nigeria Police over allegation of $6.3 million fraud before a Lagos High Court, Ikeja has been stalled due to absence of some the defendants.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Okon Efut, who led the former Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen’s defence team at Thursday’s judgment proceedings of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, has indicated that the conviction of the former CJN would be appealed at the Court of Appeal.

NJC removes Justice Onnoghen from membership list

The National Judicial Council has removed the name and image of Walter Onnoghen from its members list on its website.

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Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval, increasing the initial budget figure of N390 billion to N417.9 billion.

Appeal court affirms Delta governor’s election

Ogboru and his party, APC are seeking to upturn the decision of the Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which returned Okowa for a second term as governor of Delta State.

Bayela/Kogi guber: Your pleas coming too late – PDP tells APC

The Peoples Democratic Party on Friday said the genuflections of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu of Edo State to Kogi State electorate on Friday on behalf of Governor Yahaya Bello have come too late.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Bayelsa/Kogi guber: Stop spreading falsehood, face your imminent defeat – APC tells PDP

The All Progressives Congress Governorship Campaign Council has told the Kogi State Chapter Of the People’s Democratic Party to stop spreading fake news and face its imminent defeat in Saturday Governorship poll.

Kogi guber: Court adjourns suit challenging Yahaya Bello’s eligibility till November 21

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, adjourned continuation of hearing on the suit challenging whether Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, is fit to contest in the Nov. 16 governorship election till Nov. 21.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Bayelsa guber: APC candidate alerts security agencies on movement of thugs, arms

The Bayelsa State Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Saturday’s election, Chief David Lyon, has called on security agencies in charge of the poll to stop the ongoing movement of thugs into the state.