• AGF finally gives reasons why DSS raided judges, insists they acted within the law

    AGF finally gives reasons why DSS raided judges, insists they acted within the law

    Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has for the first time explained why the “State” sanctioned the move by the Department of State Security  (DSS) to raid the homes of judges in different parts of the country.

    Malami, who spoke during an investigative hearing by the Hon. Garba Datti-led House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee investigating cases of invasion of property and arrest of persons for reasons outside the general duties insisted that the DSS acted […]

  • Governor Amosun signs Anti-Land Grabbing Bill, others into law

    Governor Amosun signs Anti-Land Grabbing Bill, others into law

    According to reports, the Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has signed into law, a bill prohibiting forceful takeover of land, by persons or group of individuals.

    The passage of the bill has formally criminalised the act, which also attracts a 25-year jail term without options of fine, for those who violate this existing law of the state.

    The ceremony which took place at the Governor’s Office in Abeokuta, the state capital, was witnessed by principal officers of the State House of Assembly, […]

  • Governor Fayose meets cattle owners over new grazing law

    Governor Fayose meets cattle owners over new grazing law

    Members of the umbrella body of cattle owners, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), will now be part of the patrol teams to enforce the new law to regulate grazing in Ekiti State.

    Governor Ayodele Fayose gave the directive on Tuesday at a meeting with the leadership of MACBAN where both parties ironed out ‘grey’ areas in the enforcement of the Prohibition of Cattle and Other Ruminants Grazing Act 2016.

    MACBAN leaders had requested to be part of the patrol […]

  • Ondo guber: Jimoh Ibrahim’s recognition by INEC victory for rule of law – PDP faction

    Ondo guber: Jimoh Ibrahim’s recognition by INEC victory for rule of law – PDP faction

    According to reports, the Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the emergence of Mr Jimoh Ibrahim as Ondo State’s governorship candidate for the party as victory for the rule of law.

    The faction of the PDP made the observation in a statement signed by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr Bernard Mikko, on Thursday in Abuja.

    Mikko also discribed the recognition of the candidature of Ibrahim by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as victory […]

  • List of Things You Are Entitled to by Law From Your Employer

    List of Things You Are Entitled to by Law From Your Employer

    An insightful piece on a list of provisions to be made available to an employee by the company of employment has been given by a writer.

    Perhaps you are just starting out on a new job and you have just resumed or you have been serving your employer for months or years now and you don’t know what the law compels them to do for their employees, this list would help you.

    I was ignorant about some of these things as a […]

  • Embrace amnesty or face wrath of law – Rivers warns cultists

    Embrace amnesty or face wrath of law – Rivers warns cultists

    According to reports, the Rivers government has warned cultists still bearing arms to embrace its amnesty offer or be ready to face the wrath of the law.

    Mr Ken Chinda, the Special Adviser on Amnesty to Gov. Nyesom Wike, stated this in an interview with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

    Chinda said some unrepentant cultists in Ogba/Egbeme/Ndoni Local Government Area of the state were frustrating the amnesty programme.

    He said leaders of the Iceland Cult group in Obiozimini and others in Egi […]

  • Jigawa Assembly passes law on HIV test before marriage

    Jigawa Assembly passes law on HIV test before marriage

    Jigawa State House of Assembly has passed a bill which makes it compulsory for all intending couples to undergo test for HIV/AIDs, twice, in the last three months before marriage is contracted.

    Reading the report at yesterday’s plenary,  Chairman  of the Committee on the control of HIV/AIDs, Ibrahim Suleman Gwiwa said the bill intends to provide free and compulsory HIV/AID test before marriage as well prohibit all forms of discrimination and stigmatisation against people living with virus.

    Gwiwa said the bill became […]

  • Arrest Of Judges In Order, No One Is Above The Law, Says AGF

    Arrest Of Judges In Order, No One Is Above The Law, Says AGF

    According to reports, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Tuesday, justified the arrest and detention of judges by operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS, saying “no one is or should be above the law”.

    Malami, who had shunned a valedictory court session the Supreme Court held on Monday in honour of one of its retired Justices, Suleiman Galadima, broke his silence on the matter after he inaugurated an Expert Review […]

  • $31.4m scandal: Patience Jonathan not above the law – APC

    $31.4m scandal: Patience Jonathan not above the law – APC

    It was gathered that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as shameful the threats coming from a Niger Delta group and the protest at Port Harcout zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in support of the former first lady Mrs. Patience Jonathan, over the freezing of her dollar account containing about $31.4 million.

    A statement signed on Sunday by the APC Acting National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Timi Frank, described the threat as baseless and empty threat […]

  • We’re a law abiding agency – EFCC tells pro-Patience Jonathan protesters

    We’re a law abiding agency – EFCC tells pro-Patience Jonathan protesters

    According to reports, the South South Zonal head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ishaq Salisu, on Friday told a group of protesters under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Rights Organisations, Concerned Youths and the Ijaw Nation Worldwide, who thronged the Port Harcourt, Rivers State Zonal Office of the Commission that the EFCC is a law abiding agency, which discharges it duties without fear or favour.

    The protesters stormed the EFCC office alleging the ill treatment of Nigeria’s former […]

  • Greg Mbadiwe’s twin sons & daughter graduate with Masters/Bachelor’s degree in Law (photos)

    Greg Mbadiwe’s twin sons & daughter graduate with Masters/Bachelor’s degree in Law (photos)

    Billionaire Greg Mbadiwe, one of the sons of late politician and minister, Dr Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe, was present at the graduation of his children in London. His twin boys Ozee & Ocee Ozumba-Mbadiwe graduated with a Masters degree in law while his daughter graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Law. Congrats to them.

    Billionaire Greg Mbadiwe, one of the sons of late politician and minister, Dr Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe, was present at the graduation of his children in London. His twin […]