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Anyone who sees the sexual assault by Baba Ijesha but doesn’t see the crime committed by the adults in the CCTV against the child is a tragedy to our justice system – Yomi Fabiyi
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Anyone who sees the sexual assault by Baba Ijesha but doesn’t see the crime committed by the adults in the CCTV against the child is a tragedy to our justice system – Yomi Fabiyi

Actor Yomi Fabiyi is not backing down in his call for the punishment of the adults who arranged to catch actor Baba Ijesha red handed by inviting him over seven years after he allegedly molested comedian Princess' 14-year-old daughter. In a post shared on his IG page this morning, Yomi says any government official, lawyer, Human rights worker, diplomat, member of the bench, and others, that only see the sexual assault of Baba Ijesha but fail to see the "crime" committed by the adults who organized the re-enactment of the molestation and captured it on CCTV, are "tragedies to the honest justice system." In his post, Yomi said a petition is currently on the way to the office of the Governor of Lagos state and the Speaker of the state House of Assembly. He said he will be supplying ...
Kim Kardashian Shares Sexy Bikini Photos of Herself Studying in the Sun
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Kim Kardashian Shares Sexy Bikini Photos of Herself Studying in the Sun

Reality star, Kim Kardashian is working towards becoming a lawyer. In new photos, shared on her Instagram page, the mother of four was pictured studying in the sun while rocking a barely-there bikini with a stylish Chanel headscarf. She wrote in her caption: "Studying in the Sun." Kim, who is currently going through a divorce with her ex-husband, Kanye West, announced in 2019 that she wanted to become a lawyer, following in the footsteps of her late father Robert Kardashian. See full photos below.
Woman Demands Prince Harry is Arrested after Claiming he Promised to Marry her
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Woman Demands Prince Harry is Arrested after Claiming he Promised to Marry her

A lawyer has called for Prince Harry to be arrested after "breaking his promise" to marry her. The lawyer, Palwinder Kaur, filed a petition with the Punjab and Haryana High Court in India claiming that the Duke of Sussex contacted her via social media and, after a long correspondence via email, proposed. The lawyer has also demanded that the authorities in India issue an international arrest warrant so that the police and the United Kingdom could apprehend Harry and he could be forced to carry out his promise of marriage "without further delay". The petition is filed by the woman as the petitioner against "Prince Harry Middleton" among others. In her petition, Ms Kaur states: "Prayer in this petition filed by the petitioner, who is an advocate is appearing in person, is to ...
Honest Secondary School Student Gets Cash Reward of N340,000 for Returning Lost Phone to Owner in Port Harcourt
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Honest Secondary School Student Gets Cash Reward of N340,000 for Returning Lost Phone to Owner in Port Harcourt

A Senior Secondary school student identified as Philemon Igbokwe has been showered with cash gifts for his rare feat of honesty by returning a lost phone to the owner in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. A lawyer, Emma Okah, who disclosed this on Facebook on Sunday, April 11, said the boy saw the mobile phone forgotten by a wedding guest in the restroom of an event centre. Mr Okah gave the boy a cash reward of N50,000 while two other guests handed him $500 and N50,000. In total, the honest student went home with N340,000. Read his post below: The boy with me in this photograph is Master Philemon Igbokwe. He is a student of Federal Government College, Rumuokoro, PH, Rivers State. He has no phone, even the cheapest. Yesterday, I chaired the wedding event of Mr. Victor Emma Woke from...
Police Arraigns Lawyer For Stealing ₦5 Million In Ebonyi
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Police Arraigns Lawyer For Stealing ₦5 Million In Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Police Command on Wednesday arraigned a 52-year-old lawyer, for allegedly stealing the sum of N5 million, belonging to one Igwe Nwokpata, in the state. The first defendant, Barr Onu Onwe, it was gathered, had been a lawyer to the complainant for over 13 years. He was said to have sold his (the complainant’s) piece of land at the rate of N29 million but accounted for N24 million. Trouble started when the lawyer asked the complainant (Mr Igwe Nwokpata) to sign the Power of Attorney. Daily Trust learnt that the complainant refused to sign the document and the lawyer, realising the complainant’s unwillingness to cooperate, reportedly forged his signature on the document. He reportedly committed the offence at Nna Street, Abakaliki, in Abakaliki Local Gover...
Abuja Magistrate Orders Lawyer Handcuffed, Jailed For Challenging Him
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Abuja Magistrate Orders Lawyer Handcuffed, Jailed For Challenging Him

An Abuja Magistrate, Ibrahim Mohammed has ordered policemen at the court to arrest and handcuff a lawyer, Eburu Ekwe Barth, for challenging him on the summary of the case before the court. The Magistrate of Court 2, Wuse Zone 6, Abuja thereafter sentenced Ekwe to two months in prison for contempt in the face of the court. The lawyer was thereafter handcuffed and led out of the courtroom. A lawyer present during the dramatic court proceeding told BarristerNG that the lawyer’s crime was that he interjected when the magistrate was delivering a ruling on an application by the the opposing lawyer. The lawyer’s ground of interjection was that the magistrate was ascribing what he never said to him in his ruling. The lawyer further queried whether there was a conspiracy between the...
Court Restrains EFCC From Arresting Ozekhome
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Court Restrains EFCC From Arresting Ozekhome

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, from either inviting, harassing and threatening to arrest or detain a renowned constitutional lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, for criticising its former Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu. Justice Ekwo gave the order while delivering judgement in a fundamental right enforcement suit filed by Ozekhome against EFCC. Respondents in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/324/2018, were the EFCC, Magu and one of its lead operatives, Abubakar Aliyu Madaki. By the suit, Ozekhome had claimed that EFCC continued to harrass him for being an outspoken critic of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in terms of the anti-corruption war led by Magu. The court he...
Former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption
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Former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

France's former president, Nicolas Sarkozy was on Monday, March 1 found guilty of corruption and influence-peddling and sentenced to three years in prison with two of them suspended. The 66-year-old, who was president from 2007 to 2012 was accused of forging a “corruption pact” with his lawyer and a senior magistrate. Judges said there was “serious evidence” of collaboration between the three men to break the law.   The case dates back to 2014 after investigators from the newly-created Parquet National Financier (National Financial Prosecutor's Office) tapped Sarkozy and his lawyer, Thierry Herzog's phones over allegations the former president had illegally received millions of euros from the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi to fund his successful 2007 presidential campai...
Hushpuppi Hires Former Government Lawyer as Defence counsel
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Hushpuppi Hires Former Government Lawyer as Defence counsel

Ramon Abass also known as Hushpuppi has hired a top-rated criminal defence lawyer, Loius Shapiro to represent him in his trial in the United States where he is facing fraud-related and money laundering charges. Hushpuppi hired Shapiro after top Chicago lawyer Gal Pissetzky and California-based criminal defence lawyer Vicki Podberesky, withdrew their services as his attorneys. The duo had accused the former Instagram celebrity of refusing to communicate to them. After a Judge granted their withdrawal from the case on February 22, a request seeking the approval of Mr Shapiro as Hushpuppi's new defence counsel was granted on February 25. Premium Times reported that Mr Shapiro who earned his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, began his career with the New York ...
Lawyer Who Sued #EndSARS Protesters, Kenechukwu Okeke, Suspected Of Being Fake
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Lawyer Who Sued #EndSARS Protesters, Kenechukwu Okeke, Suspected Of Being Fake

A lawyer, Kenechukwu Okeke, who filed a criminal complaint before an Abuja Magistrates' Court over the actions of 50 artists, celebrities and pastor during the October 2020 EndSARS struggles has been alleged to be fake, going by his conduct in court. SaharaReporters learnt that the Director-General of the Nigerian Law School and the Nigerian Bar Association had been contacted to authenticate Okeke’s legal status. Activist, Deji Adeyanju, on behalf of the 50 persons in Okeke’s suit, had filed a case at the High Court and when the case was called for hearing today, it was stalled as the court held that Okeke should be ascertained with evidence if he was a lawyer. At the hearing of the matter on Thursday, the case was called up and there were introductions by the applicant lead c...
Iranian Woman Hanged after Dying of a Heart Attack’
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Iranian Woman Hanged after Dying of a Heart Attack’

An Iranian woman who died of a heart attack while waiting to be executed was allegedly still hanged. The woman, identified as Zahra Ismaili, had been convicted of killing her husband, who was a senior official in the Ministry of Intelligence. Her lawyer, Omid Moradi, claimed her husband had allegedly been abusive to both her and their daughter and that she had acted in self-defence. However, the mother-of-two was sentenced to death by hanging. On the day she was to be executed, she was reportedly made to watch as 16 men were hanged in front of her while waiting her turn at Rajai Shahr Prison, west of the capital Tehran. She died of a heart attack before it got to her turn but they still went ahead to hang her, according to local news. Following her death, her lawyer, ...
Governor Bala Mohammed Punished Abuja Residents for Trespassing but Defends open Grazing — Falana
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Governor Bala Mohammed Punished Abuja Residents for Trespassing but Defends open Grazing — Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has faulted Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed's stance on grazing by Fulani herdsmen in the Southern part of the country. In a statement made available to journalists on Saturday February 20, Falana insinuated that it was hypocritical for Bala Mohammed who demolished people’s houses because they encroached on government land as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, to say that herdsmen have a right to stray into people’s land and reside in forest reserves without government permission. The lawyer who also wondered why the Governor who defended herdsmen carrying AK-47 rifles could go on to demolish a house storing such guns, averred that Section 43 of the constitution allows freedom of movement but does not give anyone the freedom...
Beauty Queen Sacked from Hospital job Because she’s ”too Beautiful”
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Beauty Queen Sacked from Hospital job Because she’s ”too Beautiful”

A former model was ordered to resign from a job at a hospital for being ''too pretty.'' Claudia Ardelean, 27, who has a double degree in law and European ethics, was appointed to work unpaid on the board of the Pneumophthisiology Clinical Hospital in Romania. She was delighted and posted about her appointment on social media on February 8. The former model and beauty queen posted a selfie in front of the council building and wrote: "I am thankful for the trust and support of the Cluj National Liberal Party!" However, she soon received criticisms from trolls who claimed she only received the job because of her looks. Newspaper Click said as a result of the criticisms, she was forced to resign because she is ''too beautiful.'' Claudia, who now works as a lawyer in a...
Congressman, NAACP sue Trump and Giuliani over Capitol riot
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Congressman, NAACP sue Trump and Giuliani over Capitol riot

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, have sued former US President Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two right-wing extremist groups, alleging they conspired to incite the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.   The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, February 16, in Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that Trump and Giuliani, in collaboration with the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, conspired to incite the riot to keep Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.   It claims they did so in violation of the Ku Klux Klan Act, a Reconstruction-era statute designed to protect both formerly enslaved Afric...
Myanmar Coup: ‘Protesters Face up to 20 Years in Prison if they Obstruct Armed forces’- Myanmar military warns
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Myanmar Coup: ‘Protesters Face up to 20 Years in Prison if they Obstruct Armed forces’- Myanmar military warns

Myanmar's military has warned anti-coup protesters across the country that they could face up to 20 years in prison if they obstruct the armed forces. According to the military, sentences and fines will also apply to those found to incite "hatred or contempt" towards the coup leaders. The new law was announced as armoured vehicles appeared on the streets of several cities. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in protests in recent days demanding the release from detention of their elected leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and the restoration of democracy in Myanmar, after the military carried out a coup on February 1. Her party was elected in a resounding victory last November, but the military has alleged voter fraud without providing proof. In a statement...
Ex-NBA Chairman in Imo, Ndieonyemah Nwankwo, Reportedly Murdered in Imo
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Ex-NBA Chairman in Imo, Ndieonyemah Nwankwo, Reportedly Murdered in Imo

A former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Owerri Branch, Ndieonyemah H. Nwankwo Esq, has allegedly been murdered inside his office 43 School Road Owerri Imo state. The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, in a statement released, said the command on Saturday, February 6, received a report concerning the gruesome murder. Ikeokwu said based on the report,  operatives of the Command moved to the scene which is his office and met the lifeless body of the lawyer in the pool of his own blood, with matchet cuts on his neck. ''Taking a further look around the office, a matchet with  blood  stains, suspected to be have been the matchet used in inflicting  the cuts on him, was found on the floor. It was also discovered  that his car and other yet ...
Families Of Six Slain Igbo Soldiers Drag Buratai, Army To ICC – Lawyer
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Families Of Six Slain Igbo Soldiers Drag Buratai, Army To ICC – Lawyer

The families of six soldiers who were allegedly secretly tried and executed by the Nigerian Army in Abuja have dragged the Nigerian Army and the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (retd.) to the International Criminal Court, according to their lawyer. SaharaReporters was told by the lawyer, Barrister E. R. Okoroafor, that the army authorities and Buratai would be served the court papers in the coming week. Okoroafor stated that he was at the ICC in the Hague, the Netherlands, where he personally made the application, adding that he did not expect the army to own up to the incident. A coalition of civil societies in the South-East had in a release on Monday alleged that six soldiers, attached to the Armoury Department of the Mogadishu Cantonment, Asokoro, ...
Donald Trump’s Entire Legal Team Quits A Week Before Impeachment Trial
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Donald Trump’s Entire Legal Team Quits A Week Before Impeachment Trial

All five of the impeachment lawyers who were expected to represent former President Donald Trump have called it quits, sources told ABC News. The team, led by South Carolina lawyer Butch Bowers, resigned in part because of disagreements over how to mount Trump’s defense, the sources said. The lawyers had planned to argue the constitutionality of holding a trial given Trump is now a former president. The disagreements over strategy varied, sources told ABC News, but Trump wanted his team to argue there was election fraud, while the lawyers and some top advisers to the former president wanted the focus to remain on the constitutionality of a trial with the president no longer in office. A source close to the former president described the change as a "mutual decision" between th...
Sunday Igboho: Falana Condemns Quit Notice Issued To Fulani Herdsmen In Ibarapa
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Sunday Igboho: Falana Condemns Quit Notice Issued To Fulani Herdsmen In Ibarapa

Nigerian activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, has faulted the quit notice issued to Fulanis Herdsmen in the Southeast by Sunday Igboho. Falana described Igboho’s eviction order as unlawful and wrong. Igboho, a Yoruba activist had asked all Fulanis Herdsmen in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State, to leave the community following allegations of criminal activities. However, Falana said Fulani people have every right to live in Ibarapa land. Speaking with BBC, the Senior Advocate cautioned against the generalisation of criminal elements. Falana said those responsible for criminal acts should be made to face the wrath of law without an entire ethnic group being labelled criminals. He said: “With profound respect under our laws, even a squatter cannot be ejected and th...
‘Doyin Okupe, No Amount Of Prayer Can Change Your Son Being Gay’ – Lawyer Writes
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‘Doyin Okupe, No Amount Of Prayer Can Change Your Son Being Gay’ – Lawyer Writes

A legal practitioner has given an opinion on Doyin Okupe's reaction to his son coming out as gay. Doyin Okupe had reacted to his son's sexual orientation by stating clearly that he is "vehemently opposed to homosexuality" and believes what his son is going through is "a major spiritual challenge" But Jake Okechukwu Effoduh, a lawyer, told the former presidential aide that he should accept his son and stop trying to change him. He wrote; "Dear Doyin Okupe, no amount of prayer can change ur son's sexual orientation. The same way no amount of prayer can change his race. Instead, pray for him to grow in confidence, wellness and self-acceptance. The world will hate and reject him, don’t join them. Accept your own son."
Trump Blames His Lawyer, Giuliani For Impeachment, Tells Staff Not To Pay Him
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Trump Blames His Lawyer, Giuliani For Impeachment, Tells Staff Not To Pay Him

President Donald Trump, irritated at being impeached for a second time, has told people to stop paying Rudy Giuliani's legal fees, a person familiar with the matter tells CNN, though aides were not clear if the President was serious about his instructions given he's lashing out at nearly everyone after the day's events. Trump became the first president in US history to be impeached twice on Wednesday, one week after a mob stormed the US Capitol following a speech by the President that galvanized his supporters to fight against the counting of the electoral votes that would affirm President-elect Joe Biden's win. The insurrection left five people dead, including one Capitol Police officer, and has left the nation's capital and state capitols around the country preparing for potential...
DSS Arrests Lawyer, Malcolm Rich­ard Omirhobo On One Man Protest At Abuja Villa Gate
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DSS Arrests Lawyer, Malcolm Rich­ard Omirhobo On One Man Protest At Abuja Villa Gate

A Lagos-based human rights lawyer and activist, Chief Malcolm Rich­ard Omirhobo, has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). The arrest was effected at the Presidential Villa gate in Abuja when Omirhobo was on a one-man demonstration to register his displeasure over the recent killing of 43 farmers in Borno State by suspected Boko Haram in­surgents. The lawyer arrived at the Villa gate in company of some journalists about 9:00a.m, clad in a customised T-Shirt with the inscription, ‘Stop the Genocide He was whisked away by operatives of the service while granting a press inter­view. Omirhobo said he was at the Villa gate to see the pres­ident, Muhammadu Buhari, with the intention to express his bitterness over the grue­some murder of the farmer...
Adamu Garba Absent In Court For $1 Billion Suit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey
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Adamu Garba Absent In Court For $1 Billion Suit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey

Garba had dragged Dorsey to court for endorsing and supporting the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria. Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has absented himself from court in a suit against Twitter Chief Executive Officer, Jack Dorsey. Garba had dragged Dorsey to court for endorsing and supporting the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria. Tope Akinyode, a lawyer, who joined the suit to defend Twitter, revealed that both Garba and his lawyer were not in court, forcing the judge to adjourn the case. Announcing his joining of the suit against Twitter and its CEO, Akinyode said, I've filed court processes to challenge @adamugarba's lawsuit against @jack and @Twitter. Jack's support for Nigeria's cause is commendable. We'll protect our freedom of expression and resist the mov...
Trouble in paradise already? Corazon Kwamboka sending mixed signals with new post
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Trouble in paradise already? Corazon Kwamboka sending mixed signals with new post

Corazon Kwamboka knows how to keep fans entertained and after days of not posting anything on her page; seems like she just dropped a post that has left fans and bloggers asking questions. Knowing very well that most women see her as home wrecker/boyfriend snatcher and a lawyer struggling with English; Miss Corazon has given these busy bodies a reason to question whether her relationship with Frankie is falling apart. This is after sharing a suggestive post which proves that she may feel used by an unnamed person; that pushed her off the edge to a point of poting it on her page. Ms Corazon who is currently in a serious relationship with one Frankie Just Gym it went on to write; 'People will love when it’s beneficial.' We cannot confirm whether the post shared by the new mum...
Lekki Shootings: We Have Photographs, Videos To Counter Army – Lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana
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Lekki Shootings: We Have Photographs, Videos To Counter Army – Lawyer, Adesina Ogunlana

The counsel representing #EndSARS protesters before the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of the protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate, Mr Adesina Ogunlana, has said his team has evidence to counter the claim by the Nigerian Army that there was no massacre or killings of protesters at the tollgate on the night of October 20. In response to a summons by the judicial panel, the Nigerian Army had on Friday filed its defence papers and listed three Brigadier Generals and one Lieutenant Colonel to testify before the panel. The army submitted to the panel statements on oath deposed to by the top military officers, who insisted that only blank ammunition were filed to disperse the protesters. The Nigerian Army said it was bringing before the pa...
EndSARS: They said I’m under probe, passport still seized – Moe Odele
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EndSARS: They said I’m under probe, passport still seized – Moe Odele

A lawyer Modupe (Moe) Odele says her passport is still with federal authorities. The End SARS advocate was stopped from boarding her international flight on Sunday. Odele said she was detained and her passport seized by officers. Meanwhile earlier in the day, the Ministry of Interior said it was not targeting citizens. “The Ministry of Interior did not, has not and will not generate any no-fly list. Ignore fake news, please!”, it tweeted.
Buhari’s Appointee, Salisu Zuru Sued For Keeping 2 Public Offices, Receiving Double Salaries
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Buhari’s Appointee, Salisu Zuru Sued For Keeping 2 Public Offices, Receiving Double Salaries

All is not well in the National Assembly Legislative Aides’ Forum as a lawyer, Mr Joshua Okah, who is Senior Legislative Aide to a member of the House of Representatives, Mr Ben Igbakpa, has dragged the Chairman-elect, Mr Salisu Zuru, before a court for allegedly maintaining two public offices and drawing salaries from them. Okah is accusing Zuru, who recently won NASSLAF’s recent chairmanship election, of refusing to quit his earlier position as a member of the board of the National Orientation Agency before taking another appointment as SLA to Senator Sahabi Ya’u, who represents Zamfara North. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), had in December 2017 appointed 209 chairmen and 1,258 members of the governing boards of departments, agencies, parastatals and corpo...
Papers containing fraud charges filed against Tinubu and Alpha Beta were burnt in Igbosere court — Lawyer
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Papers containing fraud charges filed against Tinubu and Alpha Beta were burnt in Igbosere court — Lawyer

Mr. Tade Ipadeola, the lawyer to former Managing Director of Alpha Beta Consulting firm, Dapo Apara has disclosed that court papers containing fraud charges filed against former governor of Lagos, Bola Tinubu and the tax consultancy firm were reportedly burnt after the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere was set on fire in the wake of the #EndSARS protests.   Speaking to Punch on Tuesday October 27, Ipadeola disclosed they will have to file the case afresh at the Ikeja High Court where the case was moved to.   He said;   “Everything in Igbosere High Court got burnt including the registrar’s copy of our application. In fact, the whole building was burnt to ashes. So, we will have to file again. The registry has been moved to Ikeja. “We may have to file the...
Hoodlums steal Obafemi Awolowo’s glasses from his statue
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Hoodlums steal Obafemi Awolowo’s glasses from his statue

Some hoodlums who were on rampage in Lagos state, have reportedly defaced the statue of late Obafemi Awolowo located in Ikeja area of the state.   The hoodlums removed the statue's iconic glasses amid attack on some of Nigeria's symbols of history.   Recall that the monument of Nnamdi Azikwe had also been attacked by hoodlums in Anambra state.   The Awolowo statue was erected during the administration of former Lagos governor Akinwumi Ambode, in recognition of the late former lawyer, nationalist's contribution to the country's democracy.   Here are photos of the defaced Awolowo statue;  
Falz Celebrates His 30th Birthday Today; Prays For A Better Nigeria
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Falz Celebrates His 30th Birthday Today; Prays For A Better Nigeria

Nigerian singer and  lawyer, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, took to his Instagram page this morning to announce that he is 30 years old today October 27. He paid tribute to those who lost their lives at Lekki Toll Gate during the EndSARS Protest. He also prayed for a better Nigeria. He wrote: "Mixed feelings. It has been a week since we lost our brave soldiers at the toll gate. I have also now officially been on this earth for 30 years. I pray for a much better tomorrow. I pray for a Nigeria that I can truly be proud to call home"   https://www.instagram.com/p/CG02YP9BoIU/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
“They Were Planning To Kill Me” – Female Port Harcourt Lawyer, Bisola Rescued From Abductors Speaks (Video)
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“They Were Planning To Kill Me” – Female Port Harcourt Lawyer, Bisola Rescued From Abductors Speaks (Video)

Female Port Harcourt-based lawyer, Bisola Ajayi who was abducted over the weekend, has shared her experience in the kidnappers' den after regaining freedom. Ajayi, 25, was rescued alongside an employee of the British High Commission Paul Nyulaku. They were both kidnapped on Sunday at different locations in Port Harcourt. Speaking to newsmen at Rivers Police command headquarters in Port Harcourt, Bisola said her ransom went up to N200m after everyone reported that she was missing. She further revealed that the kidnappers who shot at her, were surprised that she did not sustain any bullet wound. Bisola added that they attributed this to her having a charm. The lawyer who stated that some of the kidnappers were violent, said they became frantic and were planning to kill her...
Police rescue kidnapped Port Harcourt lawyer
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Police rescue kidnapped Port Harcourt lawyer

Police in Rivers State have confirmed that Bisola Paulette Ajayi, the female lawyer abducted by unknown gunmen at her residence in Rumuokwurusi, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Port Harcourt has been rescued by Operatives of the Anti-Kidnap Unit of Rivers State Police Command. CSP Nnamdi Omoni, Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers Command, just confirmed the report circulating to the effect that, “DSP Adewale led the Operation into a deep forest in Etche to rescue the young lawyer and one other person, two persons arrested including an armed dealer.”
Fake Lawyer Arrested While Defending Case In Court
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Fake Lawyer Arrested While Defending Case In Court

A 47-year-old man, Tajudeen Olufemi Idris, was on Friday, arrested by the police in Ogun State for allegedly parading himself as a legal practitioner knowing-full well that he is not. The Ogun State Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed that the suspect was arrested at Magistrates Court 6 Ifo while appearing before Chief Magistrate I.A Arogundade in a civil trial between one Ifeanyi Chuckwu and Ayo Itori. At the court, the suspect was said to have claimed to be a legal counsel from Tajudeen O. Idris & Co Chamber, representing one of the parties. “His conduct and presentation before the Chief magistrate rose suspicious about his qualification as a lawyer and this prompted the Chief Magistrate to ask him of the year he was called to the bar, which he claimed to be ...
Woman & Lawyer Dad Recreate Childhood Picture With Dad After She’s Called To Bar
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Woman & Lawyer Dad Recreate Childhood Picture With Dad After She’s Called To Bar

A lawyer and her father have gone viral after she recreated her childhood photo with him shortly after she was called to the bar. She wrote as she shared the photos. "I have always been a daddy's girl" The first photo shows her as a girl, sitting with her father in a library as they both look into a book. The second shows her as a grown-up sitting with her father, and both dressed in a lawyer attire, recreating the same pose from years ago in a more modern library. See below.
Muslim Lawyer Who Defends Yahaya Aminu-Sharif Has Renounced His Faith – Mabera
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Muslim Lawyer Who Defends Yahaya Aminu-Sharif Has Renounced His Faith – Mabera

The Chairman of Sokoto State Ulama Forum of Izala, Sheikh Abubakar Usman Mabera has said any lawyer who defends the Kano State singer Yahaya Aminu Sharif recently convicted for blasphemy by a sharia court has renounced his Islamic faith. Speaking in Sokoto at the weekend, the Islamic cleric affirmed that a competent sharia court in Kano has sentenced the Kano singer to death for blasphemy. He noted that blasphemy in Islam is a capital punishment whose punishment is death, saying, “As a Muslim, the law applies to the singer. The cleric who is also the Chief Imam of Malam Buhari Dan Shehu mosque in Sokoto called on Muslim lawyers to be careful in defending the convict, insisting,’ any lawyer who comes out to defend him has renounced his Islamic faith. According to him, since ...
Malami Ordered My Arrest For Refusing To Implicate Magu – Victor Giwa
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Malami Ordered My Arrest For Refusing To Implicate Magu – Victor Giwa

A lawyer, Victor Giwa, says the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), ordered his arrest because he refused to implicate the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. Giwa said this in a statement on Sunday after he was released from the EFCC custody. The lawyer was arrested alongside one Fatima Hassan last week shortly after they testified before the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel which is investigating Magu. Giwa’s former client, Donald Wokoma, who was a Director at Damijay Integrated Services, had told the panel through a sworn affidavit that his bank account was frozen by Magu unjustly and he subsequently hired Giwa to sue the EFCC. Wokoma, who is a former special assistant to Vice-President Yemi Osinbaj...
Lawyer Sues Lai Mohammed, NBC For Raising Hate Speech Fine From N500,000 To N5M
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Lawyer Sues Lai Mohammed, NBC For Raising Hate Speech Fine From N500,000 To N5M

Human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, has sued the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; the Federal Government, and the National Broadcasting Commission for arbitrarily amending the Broadcast Code and hiking the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5m. The NBC had threatened that any TV or radio station that allows elected officials to be insulted on its platform would be fined N5m or shut down. Effiong in his supporting affidavit told the court that the actions of the NBC, the Minister of Information and the Federal Government had gravely affected his freedom of expression and that of broadcast stations, broadcasters and other Nigerian citizens who also appear as guests on radio and television stations to express critical views about the government and public of...
[Details] EFCC Re-arrests Mompha
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[Details] EFCC Re-arrests Mompha

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has re -arrested Internet personality, Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha, who is facing money laundering charges before the Federal High Court. It was gathered that Mompha was re-arrested last Friday when he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos to reclaim his five wristwatches, one Apple Air pod, one iPhone 8 mobile phone and one pair of sunglasses, seized from him by the anti-graft agency. Following an application by his lawyer, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Justice Mohammed Liman had on July 24 ordered the EFCC to release the items to Mompha. The judge ruled that since the items were not listed as exhibits in the money laundering charges filed against Mompha, the EFCC had no justification to continue to hold onto them. He dismissed the ...
If A Man Is Rich And Spends All His Time With You, He Is Likely A Fraudster — Reno Omokri
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If A Man Is Rich And Spends All His Time With You, He Is Likely A Fraudster — Reno Omokri

Nigerian author and lawyer, Reno Omokri reveals how ladies describes a good man. Taking to his twitter handle, The author explained that women want someone who is wealthy, yet spends all his time with them, rather than at work. He wrote When you read what some women describe as a ‘good man’, you realise that they want someone who is wealthy, yet spends all his time with them. Listen, if a man is rich and spends all his time with you, rather than at work, he is likely a fraudster! #FreeLeahSharibu #RenosNuggets
Hushpuppi Denied Bail In The USA
Crime

Hushpuppi Denied Bail In The USA

Suspected Nigerian fraudster Ramon Abbas a.k.a #hushpuppi has been denied bail in the United States in spite of his lawyer, Gal Pissetzky insisting that his job as an Instagram celebrity paid for the $10,000 monthly rent on his luxury Dubai flat. His lawyers had applied for him to leave jail with an electronic tag and live with the uncle of a woman with whom he has a child with, but US prosecutors opposed the bail application. UAE's The National reported that prosecutors said he could commit crimes with just a smartphone and an internet connection and that he posed too much of a flight risk. Reacting to prosecutors' argument, Pissetzky said his client had too much to lose if he flees from the United States. He told a judge in Chicago by videolink; “He is loved and respected...
Cee-C Reveals What ‘Messes Her Up Every-time’
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Cee-C Reveals What ‘Messes Her Up Every-time’

Ex-big brother Naija housemate and lawyer and entrepreneur and model, Cee C share sultry photos of herself and used the opportunity to also reveal what ‘messes her up everytime’. According to Cynthia Nwadiora, there are somethings one cannot outgrow and few days ago when she was about to leave her home (Enugu) or Lagos, she stared wailing at the thought that she was not going to be with her family for a while. In her words, I guess there are somethings we don’t outgrow. Lemme tell you a short story.. Few days before I left home for Lagos, I started teasing Olivia, my baby sister who is just 5 years old, how she was gonna cry so much when I’m leaving, ladies and gentlemen when my father dropped me off to start my journey, at the mention of “safe travels”, this woman started wailing...
FBI kidnapped my client, the US had no authority to take him – Hushpuppi’s lawyer says
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FBI kidnapped my client, the US had no authority to take him – Hushpuppi’s lawyer says

Gal Pissetzky, lawyer to instagram celebrity Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi has continued his social media defence of the alleged fraudster, claiming he was 'kidnapped' by the FBI as no legal documents were made for his arrest and no extradition treaty exists between the US and the UAE where Hushpuppi was residing.   Hushpuppi was arrested in june in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by the Dubai Police and later handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States.   The FBI in affidavit alleged that the suspected Nigerian fraudster “conspired to launder funds stolen in a $14.7 million cyber-heist from a foreign financial institution.”   He was also accused of being involved in a fraudulent scheme which defrauded a New York-based law firm of app...
Magu quizzed over 380 houses, 7 crude oil-laden ships, N37bn assets
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Magu quizzed over 380 houses, 7 crude oil-laden ships, N37bn assets

Suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu was on Wednesday July 8 grilled and asked to account for 380 houses and seven vessels loaded with crude oil. He was also grilled on disposal of assets worth N37 billion by Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel. The allegations were reportedly levelled against him by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN). Vanguard reported that the panel started quizzing Magu on Monday after his arrest by detectives in Abuja. On Tuesday, he was grilled on cash discrepancies said to be N539 billion realised from the sale of seized assets and N504 billion declared by the commission. The suspended acting chairman of the anti-graft agency was grilled on the ground f...
Primary school teacher arrested after N550m Belonging to her 24-year-old Son was Found in her Account
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Primary school teacher arrested after N550m Belonging to her 24-year-old Son was Found in her Account

A primary school teacher, Mrs. Roseline Uche Egbuha has been arrested following an investigation which exposed her alleged involvement in money laundering. The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) said investigation showed that the money found in the bank account of the primary school teacher identified as Mrs. Roseline Uche Egbuha, are proceeds of money laundering from Malaysia. Upon being interrogated, Egbuha said the money found in her account belonged to her 24-year-old son, Chidozie Fabian Ejeaka whose whereabouts could not be established. She was arrested alongside three bank staff and her lawyer, Fredinard Isa due to their connivance in lifting the restriction placed on her account and the subsequent transfer of N550m (principal sum and interest) into the GTB...
Cee C Says A Quite Woman Is At Peace And About To Change Everything
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Cee C Says A Quite Woman Is At Peace And About To Change Everything

Former Big brother Naija housemate, lawyer, model, an actress and a fashion enthusiast, Cynthia Nwadiora popularly known as Cee-C describes quite woman in her own words Taking to instagram, The 27 years old reality star said a quite woman is at peace She wrote A quite woman us at peace and about to change everything. See her post below:
I Was Never Engaged by the EFCC to Prosecute Senator Akpabio – Festus Keyamo
Politics

I Was Never Engaged by the EFCC to Prosecute Senator Akpabio – Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment has finally reacted to reports of leading a prosecution team of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute Senator Godswill Akapbio after his tenure as the Governor of Akwa Ibom state. Festus Keyamo in his tweets, stated that Godswill Akpabio who is now the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has never been charged or arraigned by the EFCC in any court of law for any offence. The former lawyer of the anti-graft agency also wondered how he was engaged by the EFCC to prosecute a non-existent charge. His statement read in parts;   “Even without searching on Google the cases I have prosecuted, a simple telephone call as a journalist/writer to the spokesperson of the EFCC would have duly informe...
Musician Dies In Hospital Just Two Days After End Of Hunger Strike
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Musician Dies In Hospital Just Two Days After End Of Hunger Strike

A member of a Turkish left-wing music band died on Thursday in an Istanbul hospital, just two days after he ended a nearly one-year hunger strike protesting government persecution, his lawyer told dpa. Bassist Ibrahim Gokcek died on Thursday at a hospital in Istanbul’s Beylikduzu district, lawyer Gorgun Danaci said. He said lawyers found out about Gokcek’s death during a trial in which Gokcek was accused of alleged terror links. Turkey considers music band Grup Yorum as being linked to the far-left Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), which Ankara labels as a terrorist organisation. There was no clear evidence against Gokcek except for statements from “secret witnesses,” his lawyer added. Gokcek had started his strike in prison and was only released on...
“Africans Don’t Know The Spiritual Battle Waging Against Bill Gates Will Backfire” – Reno Omokri
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“Africans Don’t Know The Spiritual Battle Waging Against Bill Gates Will Backfire” – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri is renowned Nigerian author, lawyer and also a pastor who host transformation with Reno Omokri, a Christian teaching TV show broadcast has recently taken to his verified twitter handle to express his concerned about how Africans act based on the vaccines produced by World richest man Mr Bill Gates as he received severe reaction from Africans. He took to his verified twitter handle to share his concerned about the recent by Africans against Mr Bill Gates. @renoomokri Ask the people spreading this rubbish about @BillGates being the anti Christ who wants to inject them with microchips for proof, they have NONE. They produce some website so OUTLANDISH that you may be provoked to give them a destiny resetting slapping @renoomokri Africans dont know that the spi...

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