The newly elected chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Olumide Akpata has assured all members of the association that he and the executive committee members will serve and work for them all. Akpata, who polled 9,891 votes of the 18,256 cast, to defeat two senior advocates of Nigeria (SANs),...
A former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law, (NBA-SBl) Mr Olumide Akpata, has emerged the 30th President of the NBA. Akpata polled 9,891 votes to defeat two senior advocates – Mr Dele Adesina and Dr Babatunde Ajibade. Ajibade polled 4,328 votes and Adesina 3,982 votes. The 2020 Elections...
Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi. has approved the appointment of Justice Henry Olusuyi as the acting Chief Judge (CJ), of the state. Mr Onogwu Mohammed, Chief Press Secretary to Bello, confirmed the appointment in a statement issued on Friday in Lokoja. Mohammed said Olusuyi would function in that capacity pending the...
An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday fixed July 17, to hear the outcome of a psychiatric evaluation of a woman, Oluwafunmilola Adisa, 22, charged with drowning her one and a half-year-old daughter. The defendant was on May 27 arraigned by the police on a count charge of murder. The...
In a surprising turn of events, the Court of Appeal in Abuja has upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). An FCT High Court had, on March 4,2020, granted an application by six members of the APC in Edo State suspending...
The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Prof. Jummai Audi as the new chairman of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission (NLRC). It also approved the nominations of Bassey Dan-Abia as commissioners representing South-south and Mohammed Ibraheem representing Southwest for the NLRC. It, however, stood down the confirmation of Ebere...
New charges have been announced against all of the sacked police officers present at the death of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis. The charge against Derek Chauvin has been elevated to second-degree murder, court documents show. The other three officers, previously uncharged, face counts of aiding and abetting murder. Floyd's death...
The Federal High Court Abuja on Monday, fixed June 15 for definite hearing of the suit filed by Sen. Dino Melaye challenging the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill 2020. Melaye had dragged the sponsor of the bill – Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila and other lawmakers Pascal...

The Fijian Police are seeking further legal advice to charge the island nation’s ninth COVID-19 patient, who returned from India and infected several other persons. Fijian Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho, confirmed on Friday that their investigators will be seeking further legal advice before the 54-year-old man from the village of...
A Federal High Court  sitting in Abuja on Wednesday has fixed June 1 ti hear the suit brought before it against the National Assembly by Sen. Dino Melaye over the consideration of the Infectious Diseases Bill 2020, sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. Justice Ijeoma...
The Federal High Court judge presiding over the case between the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ARNP) and the Independent National Electotal Commission (INEC) has mulled transferring the case to a court handling similar cases,to prevent a clash of interest for the court. The judge made this position known when the...
Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), on Thursday said that he did not plot to assassinate the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) counsel or witnesses in his ongoing trial. Maina, who told Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court, Abuja, in a counter-affidavit to EFCC...
Chief Afe Babalola,SAN, and Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN,  have formally protested the N60 million fine imposed on them by the Supreme Court over their bid for Bayelsa governoship judgment review. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that two protest letters were addressed to the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigerian...
A High Court in Makurdi on Monday dismissed a suit filed by a businessman, Tarlumun Shimave, claiming N1. 5 million in damages from the owners of Sudo Pee Supermarket. Shimave through his Counsel D.O. Penda had dragged the owners of the supermarket, Steve Akange and his wife, Priscilla, claiming that...
A Bill for an Act to amend the Labour Act to criminalise casualisation of workers after six months of engagement by employers in Nigeria on Tuesday passed second reading in the House of Representatives. The bill which seeks to prohibit engagement of casual workers beyond six months and outsourcing employment...
The FCT chief judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, has sworn in three new judges of the Sharia court of appeal. Bello, who is also the chairman, FCT Judicial Committee admonished the New judges to be sure to administer justice without fear or favour. The New judges are Justices Suraju Mohammed, principal Area...
The trial of Yakubu Jekada, one of the accused persons charged with the misappropriation of N35 million belonging to JAMB, was stalled in an FCT High Court, Maitama, due to the defence counsel’s ill-health. Jekada was first arraigned on May 31, 2018, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)...