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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.
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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.
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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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NBA president’s money laundering trial adjourned till May 10

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria has adjourned till May 10 hearing of all pending applications filed by counsel representing the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA President, Paul Usoro.

Justice Onnoghen resigns as Chief Justice of Nigeria

The National Judicial Council, NJC, on Wednesday, said it has forwarded the outcome of its investigation into corruption allegations against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to President Muhammadu Buhari, for action.

EFCC releases Justice Onnoghen’s dossier

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has provided a new dossier of the improprieties committed by Justice Walter Onnoghen, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, now facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for false asset declaration.

NBA chief Paul Usoro re-arraigned, as court issues arrest warrant for four others

President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, on Friday, appeared before Justice Rilwan Aikawa, of the Federal High Court Lagos, to answer to 10 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
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NBA asks federal government to withdraw charges against Justice Onnoghen to await NJC’s decision

The Nigerian Bar Association on Tuesday reiterated its call on the Federal Government to withdraw the charges of non-declaration of assets filed against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Paul Usoro

NBA president to be re-arraigned over alleged N1.4 billion fraud

The trial of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro, over N1.4 billion fraud could not proceed on Tuesday before Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court Lagos, following the transfer of the case to a new judge, Prof. Chuka Obiozor.
Paul Usoro

New judge takes over NBA president’s alleged N1.4 billion fraud case

The trial of president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, over N1.4 billion fraud, could not proceed on Tuesday before Justice Muslim Hassan of Federal High Court Lagos, following the transfer of the case to a new judge, Prof. Chuka Obiozor.

NBA: Courts boycott over Justice Onnoghen to uphold rule of law

The decision of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to embark on a two-day boycott of the nation’s courts and its call on the federal government to stop its purported removal and trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter S N Onnoghen, was underpinned by the imperative of upholding the rule of law in the country and not based on any partisan or parochial premises.
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Justice Onnoghen: Appeal Court vindicates President Buhari – BMO

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) on Friday said the ruling of the Court of Appeal on the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) has vindicated President Muhammadu Buhari.

Justice Onnoghen: Judge resists NBA’s attempt to disrupt proceedings

Sherifat Solebo, a judge of the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja, on Wednesday objected to an attempt to disrupt proceedings in her courtroom by a task force of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
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Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.