• Zakzaky’s lawyer reacts to court judgment, says they may challenge Kaduna govt. soon

    Zakzaky’s lawyer reacts to court judgment, says they may challenge Kaduna govt. soon

    Im a reaction to the judgment releasing the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, one of the Counsels to the group, Barrister Festus Okoye, told newsmen that he was confident that the government would obey the court order.

    “Well, I think the judgment was well reasoned. The trial judge advised the government to find a way of deescalating the rising tension between it and the members of the IMN. I believe that the court has given the […]

  • Buhari mourns human right lawyer, Fred Agbaje, says Nigeria has lost a principled man

    Buhari mourns human right lawyer, Fred Agbaje, says Nigeria has lost a principled man

    President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family, friends and professional colleagues of erudite human rights lawyer, Fred Agbaje, who died on Saturday.

    The President, according to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, received the news of the sad development with shock.

    He described the constitutional lawyer as “an ardent advocate against corruption and canvasser for internal democracy in political parties, who also believed strongly in the sanctity of the ballot box.”

    Buhari commended the fearlessness […]

  • EFCC Chair: Lawyer Gives Senate Ultimatum Over Confirmation Of Magu

    EFCC Chair: Lawyer Gives Senate Ultimatum Over Confirmation Of Magu

    A constitutional lawyer, Barr. Wahab Shittu, has called on the Senate, as a matter of urgency’ to confirm the appointment of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, within the next 48 hours.

    It would be recalled that the Presidency has written to the Senate, seeking the screening and confirmation of Magu as chairman of the EFCC.

    President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Magu as the acting chairman EFCC after the removal of Ibrahim Lamorde on November 9, […]

  • Witnesses in murder case against female lawyer demand N.5m transport money

    Witnesses in murder case against female lawyer demand N.5m transport money

    Two prosecution witnesses in a case of murder against a female lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, have demanded N500,000 as transport cost to attend the court session

    Oyediran, a staff of the Directorate of Public Prosecution in the Oyo State of Ministry of Justice, allegedly murdered her husband, Lowo, by stabbing him with a knife on February 2 at Akobo area of Ibadan.

    The private prosecutor, Sanya Akinyele, informed an Oyo State High Court in Ibadan at Wednesday’s hearing that the case could not […]

  • EFCC drags senior lawyer to court for giving judge N5m

    EFCC drags senior lawyer to court for giving judge N5m

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has commenced moves to remand a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Obla, for allegedly paying N5m into the bank account of a Federal High Court judge, Justice Rita Ofili–Ajumogobia.

    Obla, who has been in EFCC detention for the last two days, is also a former EFCC prosecutor.

    A source at the EFCC said, “We still need to keep him for interrogation. We will therefore approach a court to get a remand order.”

    It […]

  • EFCC set to remand lawyer over alleged N5m bribe to Justice Ofili–Ajumogobia

    EFCC set to remand lawyer over alleged N5m bribe to Justice Ofili–Ajumogobia

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has commenced moves to remand a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Godwin Obla, for allegedly paying N5m into the bank account of a Federal High Court judge, Justice Rita Ofili–Ajumogobia.

    Obla, who has been in EFCC detention for the last two days, is also a former EFCC prosecutor.

    A source at the EFCC said, “We still need to keep him for interrogation. We will therefore approach a court to get a remand […]

  • Lawyer, Judge make contradictory claims on alleged N5m bribe

    Lawyer, Judge make contradictory claims on alleged N5m bribe

    A senior lawyer, who has worked for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Godwin Obla, has given statement to investigators which contradicted an earlier statement given by the accused Justice.

    Obla was queried in relation to an allegation of the payment of N5 million to a Federal High Court judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, through a company in which the embattled judge has an interest.

    It was gathered that Ofili-Ajumogobia had earlier told operatives during interrogation that the money was a part payment […]

  • Nollywood actor and lawyer Kenneth Okonkwo at Abuja High court for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial (Photos)

    Nollywood actor and lawyer Kenneth Okonkwo at Abuja High court for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial (Photos)

    Nollywood actor, who is also a lawyer is pictured at the Federal High Court Abuja, at today’s hearing in the case of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

    Nollywood actor, who is also a lawyer is pictured at the Federal High Court Abuja, at today’s hearing in the case of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi

  • Lagos lawyer sues Ambode over council appointments

    Lagos lawyer sues Ambode over council appointments

    Aggrieved over the appointment of sole administrators for the 57 local government areas and local council development areas in Lagos state, a Lagos-based lawyer, Tope Alabi has sued Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the Federal High Court, Lagos.

    He is seeking for a declaration that the appointments violated the 1999 Constitution and are therefore illegal, null and void.

    Besides the governor, other respondents in the suit are the Lagos Attorney-General and the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

    Alabi said the councils were […]

  • Fake female lawyer nabbed in Zaria

    Fake female lawyer nabbed in Zaria

    It was gathered that the police on Tuesday arraigned a female accused, Fatima Ibrahim, at a Chediya Magistrates’ Court in Zaria, Kaduna State, for impersonation.

    The Prosecutor, Sgt. Abubakar Ibrahim, said the police had on October 17 received a petition bordering on impersonation from the Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, Zaria, Augustine Agum, branch on behalf of the association.

    Ibrahim said that the accused had been parading herself as a lawyer having not been trained and qualified as one.

    He told the court that […]

  • Lagos lawyer sues FG over public holidays

    Lagos lawyer sues FG over public holidays

    A Lagos-based lawyer and activist, Chief Malcom Omirhobo, Monday asked a Federal High Court in Lagos, to declare as unlawful the extension of public holidays beyond the days set out for them.

    In the new suit numbered FHC/L/CS/1450/16, the defendants are: The Attorney General of the Federation and the Minister of Interior.

    The plaintiff’s suit is brought pursuant to the provisions of Order three, Rules six, seven and eight of the Federal High Court Civil Procedure rules of 2009

    Omirhobo is seeking an […]