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The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Supreme Court swears in 72 SANs, begins new legal year

The conferment which formed part of activities marking the commencement of the 2020/21 new legal year, was performed by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, accompanied by 16 other Justices of the Supreme Court.
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has explained that Nigeria’s Judicial arm of government headed by him has been infested with corrupt elements.

Justice Tanko to swear in 72 new SANs next Monday

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, will next Monday swear-in 72 legal practitioners recently elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SANs).
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Hearing on APC suit against Edo governor begins

A Federal High Court, Abuja, will today begin hearing in the certificate forgery suit instituted against Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

EFCC: Akwa Ibom governor spent N1.4 billion state funds on election petition

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has told the Federal High Court in Lagos that the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, spent state funds to hire many Senior Advocates of Nigeria to represent him at the election tribunal where his electoral victory as governor was being challenged in 2015.
Asisat Oshoala joined Lionel Messi to model Barcelona’s third kit for the 2020-21 season.

Assist Oshoala joins Leo Messi to model Barcelona third kit for 2020/21 season

The Catalans wore pink as a third kit in 2018-19 and have gone with it again for the new season. The new effort comes with dark green shorts and green and pink socks.

Northern lawyers reject splinter group

Northern lawyers from about 40 branches of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday rejected the formation of the New Nigerian Bar Association (NNBA) and declared support for “a one united NBA”.
9. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Nigerian government flayed over bid to control regional security outfits

The controversy surrounding the Federal Government’s plan to subsume regional security networks in the Nigerian Police Force continued yesterday, with Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs, asking that the decision be rescinded.
Babatunde Ajibade, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, has insisted that the Office of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, is not the exclusive preserve of SANs.

Babatunde Ajibade: NBA President not exclusively reserved for SANs

Babatunde Ajibade, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, has insisted that the Office of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, is not the exclusive preserve of SANs.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Legal battle to secure Orji Kalu’s release starts today

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, South West Nigeria, will today commence the hearing of application filed by team of lawyers on behalf of former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, to secure his release.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Friday, charged the newly inaugurated Chief Judges of the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court to help themselves first for God to help them to justify their oath of office.

Lawyers may meet CJN on appointment of Supreme Court justices

Worried by the non-inclusion of Senior Lawyers in the appointment of Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BoSAN), on Monday, called for a meeting with the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, to discuss the issue. =

President Buhari’s lawyer apologises to Supreme Court for absence of Atiku Abubakar’s lawyers

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Alex Izinyon, who led President Muhammad Buhari’s legal team at the Supreme Court on Friday, apologised on behalf of the legal team of Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who were absent.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was a special guest of honour at the Supreme Court’s Special Session for the 2019-2020 Legal Year. 2

CJN: Supreme Court justices overworked, underpaid

Justices of the Supreme Court are overloaded with work but poorly remunerated, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad said.

Justice Ngwuta participates in Supreme Court’s legal year ceremony

In what seems a precursor to his eventual resumption of judicial functions, suspended Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court, is currently participating in activities marking the commencement of the court’s new legal year.

Femi Falana, Mike Ozekhome clash over Justice Onnoghen at NBA confab

Two Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) Chief Mike Ozekhome and Mr. Femi Falana have disagreed sharply over lawyers’ reaction to the removal of immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen (rtd).
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Money laundering: Atiku Abubakar’s son-in-law released

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released from its custody Abdullahi Babalele, the son-in-law of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in 2019, Atiku Abubakar.
Abba Kabir Yusuf

Tribunal: PDP tenders 241 exhibits against Governor Ganduje’s election

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Opeyemi Oke

Stakeholders eulogize former Lagos CJ at valedictory court session

Lagos State Judiciary on Thursday, held a special Valedictory Court Session for former Chief Judge Justice Opeyemi Oke.
Ademola Adeleke

Osun guber: Senator Adeleke heads for Supreme Court

Sen. Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sept. 2018 governorship election in Osun, has approached the Supreme Court, seeking a reversal of the decision of the Court of Appeal that declared Mr Gboyega Oyetola, as the winner of the poll

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