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Actor Noel Clarke Accused of Groping, Harassment and Bullying by 20 women
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Actor Noel Clarke Accused of Groping, Harassment and Bullying by 20 women

The actor, producer, screenwriter and director won a Bafta awardon April 10 and this moved numerous women to break their silence. They allege Clarke is a serial abuser of women, using his power in the industry to prey on and harass female colleagues, and sometimes bully those who fall out of favour. The Guardian said it has spoken to 20 women, all of whom knew Clarke in a professional capacity. They variously accuse him of sexual harassment, unwanted touching or groping, sexually inappropriate behaviour and comments on set, professional misconduct, taking and sharing sexually explicit pictures and videos without consent, and bullying between 2004 and 2019. Clarke has denied these allegations. larke said in a statement: "In a 20-year career, I have put inclusivity and di...
Lawyers Disagree Over Sanwo-Olu’s Attempt To Takeover Corruption Cases From EFCC
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Lawyers Disagree Over Sanwo-Olu’s Attempt To Takeover Corruption Cases From EFCC

Legal experts have expressed divergent views over a new law signed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State which mandates agencies like the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), and other anti-graft agencies to hand over corruption cases to the state government. According to the legislation titled ‘Lagos State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law’ signed by Sanwo-Olu last week, a new anti-corruption agency will have the exclusive rights to investigate financial crimes and corruption cases involving the finances of the Lagos State Government. Section 13(3) of the law reads, “The commission shall upon the commencement of this law take over the investigation of all anti-c...
Governor Abiodun Posts Lawyers To Police Stations To Curb Illegal Detention
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Governor Abiodun Posts Lawyers To Police Stations To Curb Illegal Detention

Days of illegal detention might be over in Ogun State if the Government Dapo Abiodun administration makes good its plan to make available lawyers in all police stations in the State. While launching the Ogun Public Interest Law Partnership and Police Duty Solicitor Scheme at the Obas’ Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, on Friday, April 23, 2021, Gov Abiodun said his administration would provide free legal services to the poor and indigent residents of the State. According to him, “the inability of the poor and the vulnerable to have access to justice may not only cause great suffering for those affected, but could ultimately result in social and economic turmoil with dire consequences for the society.” He, however, disclosed that his administration, through the Citizens’ Rights Dep...
Navy Veteran in Mental Health Crisis Died after Police Knelt on his Neck for Nearly Five Minutes, his Family Alleges
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Navy Veteran in Mental Health Crisis Died after Police Knelt on his Neck for Nearly Five Minutes, his Family Alleges

A Navy veteran who was going through an episode of paranoia died after a Northern California police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, lawyers for his family have said. According to his family, Angelo Quinto, 30, had been "suffering from anxiety, depression, and paranoia for the previous few months," In a wrongful death claim, filed on February 18 but now made available to the public by his family's attorneys, his sister Isabella Collins called police to their Antioch, California, home on December 23 because she feared he would hurt their mother. Before police arrived, Quinto's mother had been holding him to her chest with her hands clasped around his back for a few minutes, and "he had already started to calm down," the claim stated. When two officers from ...
Lawyers To Free 13 Lekki Protesters From Lagos Police
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Lawyers To Free 13 Lekki Protesters From Lagos Police

Two lawyers in Lekki said on Saturday they would quickly move to free protesters who were taken into custody by the police on Saturday morning. At least 13 protesters were reportedly arrested after showing up early for the protest against reopening of Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on Saturday. The toll gate was the scene of a deadly shooting by Nigerian soldiers on those campaigning against police brutality on October 20, 2020. On February 6, a judicial panel hearing cases of police brutality in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests gave its nod for the reopening of the toll facility, in a controversial 5-4 decision that immediately caused fissures amongst members. Nigerians, however, kicked against the panel’s decision, saying it was insensitive to reopen the toll gate before vic...
Lawyers Ask Ayim To Apologise To Umahi Within Seven Days Or Face Legal Action
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Lawyers Ask Ayim To Apologise To Umahi Within Seven Days Or Face Legal Action

Lawyers under the aegis of Ebonyi Lawyers' Forum have issued seven days ultimatum to Former Senate President, Ayim Pius Anyim to tender apology to Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State or face mass legal action. The lawyers made this known in a communique made available on Friday following allegations levelled against Umahi by Senator Anyim. The lawyers noted that Umahi has the right to join any political party of his choice as enshrined in Section 40 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended). The lawyers further said that they are still in search of the impact which Senator Anyim Pius Anyim has made in Ebonyi State even after holding the highest Political Position in the South East since the advent of the nascent democracy in Nigeria. Accord...
Lawyers seek court to disband the Lagos Judicial panel on Endsars
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Lawyers seek court to disband the Lagos Judicial panel on Endsars

Lawyers seek court to disband the Lagos Judicial panel on Endsars and nullify all its proceedings in order to set up trustworthy independent panel . . Two lawyers, Adekunle Augustine and Semion Akogwu, have gone before the Federal High Court in Lagos seeking an order disbanding the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to look into complaints of human rights abuses by men of the disbanded police Special Anti-Robbery Squad. . The judicial panel, headed by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, also has the mandate to probe the alleged shootings at #EndSARS protesters by soldiers on the night of October 20 at the Lekki tollgate. But the lawyers, in their fresh suit, are asking the court to disband the panel and nullify all its proceedings so far. . The plaintiffs are contending...
Lawyers Protest Against Sanwo-Olu Presiding Over Judicial Panel Of Enquiry
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Lawyers Protest Against Sanwo-Olu Presiding Over Judicial Panel Of Enquiry

A coalition of human rights activists under the aegis of New Nigeria Network (NNN) comprising of Radical Agenda Movement in the Nigeria Bar Association (RAMINBA), Federation of Informal Workers’ Organization of Nigeria, Coalition for Revolution (CORE), Take it Back Movement, Movement for A Socialist Alternative (MSA) and Socialist Workers and Youth League (SWL) among others in Ikeja, Lagos State Nigeria has come out to protest against the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo Olu, from presiding over the Panel of inquiry setup. According to the Chairman, Barrister Adesina Ogunlana, it is illegal for the governor to preside over the Panel as he is an involved party, and an involved party can not be an investigator in a case he is indicted for. The lawyers said that it would have be...
NBA Rules: Lawyers Sign Petition To Strip Malami Of SAN Title
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NBA Rules: Lawyers Sign Petition To Strip Malami Of SAN Title

Over 380 lawyers have signed a petition demanding that the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, be stripped of the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. The petition, started on Change.org by Izu Aniagu, is titled, “Sign to strip Nigeria’s AGF, Abubakar Malami the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria”. Aniagu predicated his petition on the recent unilateral amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007 by Malami. He said the unilateral amendment was a threat to the rule of law, coupled with Malami’s other alleged wrongdoings, such as “disobedience to court orders, to his lacklustre prosecution, to his outright failure to prosecute, to allegations of corruption and bias against his person, to the usurpation of office, to shielding of ...
Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata
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Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Olumide Akpata, has said it is impossible for the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abukakar Malami (SAN), to single-handedly amend the 2007 Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners. Akpata said this in response to reports that Malami had amended the RPC to the effect that the NBA stamp and seal was no longer a requirement to authenticate papers filed by lawyers in court. The sale of the stamp and seal is a major source of revenue for the NBA as lawyers cannot validly file court papers without affixing the stamp and seal. Akpata faulted Malami’s single-handed amendments to the RPC in a press release on Sunday, titled, “Statement by NBA President on the Purported Amendment to the Rules of Professional Conduct for L...
5,000 Lawyers Have Registered With New NBA, Says Co-convener
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5,000 Lawyers Have Registered With New NBA, Says Co-convener

Abdulbasit Suleiman, a co-convener of the New Nigerian Bar Association (NNBA), says more than 5,000 lawyers have registered to join the newly-formed association. The NNBA was formed following the controversy that trailed the dis-invitation of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, as a speaker at the just concluded annual general conference of the NBA. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, Suleiman said the dis-invitation of the governor is not the reason for creating a faction of the NBA. He said: “We, the conveners of the new NBA, are not fans of el-Rufai.We all have our reservations on el-Rufai’s government. But since you have invited this man, let’s hear from him- for him to answer our questions before we take any action against him. “Some people wrote a petition again...
El-rufai: 100 Muslim Kaduna Lawyers Threaten To Boycott NBA Conference
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El-rufai: 100 Muslim Kaduna Lawyers Threaten To Boycott NBA Conference

No fewer than 105 Muslims lawyers in Kaduna have indicated their intention to boycott the proposed Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) conference following the withdrawal of the invitation earlier given to Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State. This development was disclosed by an executive member of the Muslim Lawyers Council (MULAC), Kaduna State, Barrister Suleiman Shuaib while speaking with newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday Shuaib who was the immediate past state chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) said: “We have gathered over 105 signatures of our members who said they don’t have anything to do with the conference. “I want to put it on record, that so far no fewer than 105 lawyers that we collected their signatures under MULAC would be boycotting. Yes, we are expecting...
NBA Conference: Lawyers Deregister, Query El-rufai’s Inclusion As Key Speaker
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NBA Conference: Lawyers Deregister, Query El-rufai’s Inclusion As Key Speaker

With nine days to the 60th annual Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Conference, some lawyers on social media have queried the inclusion of Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai as one of the key speakers in the forthcoming virtual conference NBA had on May 12, 2020, stated that it will hold its Annual General Conference (AGC) slated for August virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Paul Usoro (SAN) who was then president of the association, the decision became necessary following a meeting with the Technical Committee on Conference Planning (TCCP) led by Professor Konyinsola Ajayi (SAN), where it was decided that the 2020 AGC would be held virtually. The conference is expected to commence from 26th through 29th August 2020. Speakers at the event include the Vice ...
I’ve Instructed My Lawyers To Appeal Tribunal Ruling – Duoye Diri
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I’ve Instructed My Lawyers To Appeal Tribunal Ruling – Duoye Diri

PRESS RELEASE I've instructed My Lawyers To Appeal Tribunal Ruling - Gov. Diri Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said he will appeal Monday's ruling of the state election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja and has consequently instructed his lawyers to file the necessary papers. Governor Diri, who spoke shortly after the tribunal ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) wrongly excluded the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) governorship candidate from the November 16, 2019 election, said he has implicit confidence in the judiciary that he would triumph in the end. His words: "We trust in the judiciary and we are appealing the judgement. With God on our side, we will get justice. "This is a court of first instance and I have in...
Edo: APC Enlists University Dons, Lawyers To Screen Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu, Others
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Edo: APC Enlists University Dons, Lawyers To Screen Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu, Others

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress APC has set up a committee to screen its six governorship aspirants in Edo state, declaring that without prejudice to the work of the committee and that of the Screening Appeals Panel, the National Working Committee NWC has the final say with regards to the fate of the aspirants. According to the party, the screening and appeals committees which consist of academics, lawyers and politicians would help to forestall a repeat of the Bayelsa experience where it lost its mandate due to alleged discrepancies in the certificates of the party’s deputy governorship candidate. Inaugurating both committees on Tuesday at the party’s National secretariat in Abuja, its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said while the screening ...
I eagerly anticipate the #FreeSamuel hashtag – El-Rufai’s son, Bello threatens journalist over report
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I eagerly anticipate the #FreeSamuel hashtag – El-Rufai’s son, Bello threatens journalist over report

Bello El-Rufai, Governor Nasir El-Rufai's son has slammed a journalist who he said was the last piece of puzzle he was waiting for in his rant which ignited a Twitter storm few days ago.   LIB reported earlier that the Kaduna Governor's son sparked an outrage after he threatened to "pass a Twitter user's mother to his friends", a threat many likened to "gang rape".   Following popular journalist, Samuel Ogundipe's report about his tweet, Bello has threatened to make sure his lawyers gets to him. The Kaduna Governor's son who thanked Ogundipe for completing the jigsaw, averred that the onus to prove usage/threat of rape is on the journalist.   He further stated that he is eagerly anticipating a #FreeSamuel hashtag, for the journalist he described as a hired ...
Funke Akindele And Her Husband Are Ex-convicts Until Pronouncement Set Aside – Lawyers
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Funke Akindele And Her Husband Are Ex-convicts Until Pronouncement Set Aside – Lawyers

Some legal practitioners have said that in the eyes of the law, popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and her husband are now ex-convicts. Recall that Akindele and her husband, popularly called JJC Skillz, on April 4, held a party at their residence with over 20 persons in attendance. The duo later appeared in court charged with contravening Regulation 8(1)(a) and (b) and 17(1)(i) of the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020, and therefore committed an offence under Section 58 of the Public Health Law Cap P16 Vol. 9, Laws of Lagos State 2015. The law deals with the social distancing policy targeted at minimising large gatherings in the effort to contain the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic. They two were thus sentenced to 14 days community ser...
Rudeboy Calls Police, Journalists And Lawyers Who Crowded The Court During Funke And Husband’s Sentence Stupid
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Rudeboy Calls Police, Journalists And Lawyers Who Crowded The Court During Funke And Husband’s Sentence Stupid

Nigerian musician Paul Okoye has reacted after a video of the court where Funke and her husband was prosecuted surfaced. In the video, the very crime actress and her husband committed was again violated as a crowd were seen right at the court premise. Reacting to that, Rudeboy has gone Instagram live to call the police, journalists and all the lawyer and all others who throng the court as fools. The musician has wondered why they are punishing someone for violating social distancing and would be committing the same crime. Meanwhile, social media users are already dragging the court up for violating the same rule they have punished Funke and her husband JJC Skillz for.
R. Kelly Kept From Meeting with his Lawyers Due to Coronavirus
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R. Kelly Kept From Meeting with his Lawyers Due to Coronavirus

Singer, R. Kelly, was unable to meet with his lawyers because of the coronavirus outbreak. According to TMZ, the 53-year old was due to see his legal team last week at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, where he is currently behind bars following his new federal charges in New York, but the lawyers were allegedly sent back by corrections personnel amid fears of the spread of coronavirus. The publication claimed that the lawyers wanted to check on Kelly's well-being as well as to discuss his legal strategy, but the Bureau of Prisons in Illinois has insisted jail staff are suspending visits for the next 30 days. A representative for the Bureau of Prisons also told TMZ that they are making their determinations with an eye toward avoiding unnecessarily exposure of in...
God Did not Answer My Prayer on Olisa Metuh – Justice Okon Abang Reveals after Sentencing his Course Mate at Nigerian Law School to 7 years in Prison
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God Did not Answer My Prayer on Olisa Metuh – Justice Okon Abang Reveals after Sentencing his Course Mate at Nigerian Law School to 7 years in Prison

Justice Okon Abang, the Federal High Court Judge who handed over a 7 year jail sentence to Olisa Metuh in the N400m fraud case against him, was his course mate at the Nigerian Law School. Though the former PDP National Secretary accused his former course mate at the Nigerian Law School of being antagonistic to him and also lost a bid to get the case reassigned to another judge, Justice Okon Abang insisted that he did what was best for Metuh and also needed to act without fear or favour. Before ruling on the case, the Federal High Court Judge recounted how Metuh's lawyers ''humiliated the court'' and even took the matter to international press. Abang also disclosed that God did not answer his prayer for the case to be reassigned to another judge. He said on Tuesday February 25;...
Ihedioha Hires 30 Lawyers, Begs Supreme Court To Sack Hope Uzodinma
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Ihedioha Hires 30 Lawyers, Begs Supreme Court To Sack Hope Uzodinma

A former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha has hired 30 lawyers to present his case as he asks the Supreme Court to review its earlier judgement sacking him. On Wednesday he also asked the Supreme Court to reinstate him as the duly elected governor of Imo state and sack Hope Uzodinma. This is coming three weeks after the Supreme Court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State. On January 14, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun delivered the lead judgment and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the governorship contest that held on March 9, 2019. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Ihedioha said he filed an application yesterday, with only one prayer: that the earlier decision be set aside. He said he had already hired over 30 law...
The small God has given me has turned people to lawyers, accountants, auditors, philosophers and more- Toke Makinwa
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The small God has given me has turned people to lawyers, accountants, auditors, philosophers and more- Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa today December 11, took to her Twitter handle to curse people who she says have turned themselves into lawyers, accountants, auditors, philosophers and more over the "little" God has given her. The media personality tweeted this in the wake of recent calls by some Nigerians demanding that she explains her source of income. See her tweets below.
Sowore: Akeredolu Condemns DSS, Warns Lawyers Could Be Arrested In Court
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Sowore: Akeredolu Condemns DSS, Warns Lawyers Could Be Arrested In Court

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tasked legal practitioners to rise to the challenge of protecting the judiciary from interference. Nigerian Tribune reports that the governor made this call at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ibadan branch, held at Aare Afe Babalola Bar Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan, on Monday, December 9. Making specific reference to the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Services (DSS), Akeredolu, who chaired the occasion, urged the bar to condemn the DSS for desecrating the nation’s courtroom. He warned that judges were at risk of being arrested in wig and gown during court session if the bar continued to adopt a passive and inactive posture to addressing issues. He, therefore, urged legal practitioners to ...
Female U.S. Judge Accused Of Having Threesome In Her Chambers With Lawyers
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Female U.S. Judge Accused Of Having Threesome In Her Chambers With Lawyers

A United States female judge has been accused of having a three some with lawyers in her courtroom. A Female judge has been accused of using her courtroom to have group sex with lawyers. As reported by Metro UK, Judge Dawn Gentry, 38, from Kentucky, U.S., is also alleged to have pressurised lawyers into having three somes with her and her ex-pastor lover. Those lawyers who refused her requests were then not given preferential treatment in their cases, it is alleged. Divorced Gentry denies the allegations against her. She is said to have used social media app Snapchat to flirt with lawyers, according to the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission. Among the charges, Gentry is also accused of having a party involving her secretary and with her lover Stephen Penrose, a form...
Sowore: Falana Tells NBA To Discipline Osinbajo, Other Lawyers In Cabinet
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Sowore: Falana Tells NBA To Discipline Osinbajo, Other Lawyers In Cabinet

Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), who leads Mr Omoyele Sowore’s defence team, has asked the Nigerian Bar Association to take disciplinary actions against lawyers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet over what he described as desecration of the court with Sowore’s rearrest at the Federal High Court in Abuja, causing a disruption of court proceedings. He said his legal team would meet on Saturday to determine the next line of action. He said there were 10 lawyers with four of them Senior Advocates of Nigeria, who ought to live up to their oath to defend the Constitution and other laws of the country, by ensuring that the rule of law was observed by the government. The SANs in the cabinet are Vice President Yemi Osinbajon (SAN), Attorney-General of the Federation and ...
‘Our Lawyers Spent 4 Hours Waiting To Receive Sowore’ — Falana Tackles DSS
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‘Our Lawyers Spent 4 Hours Waiting To Receive Sowore’ — Falana Tackles DSS

Femi Falana, senior of advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says lawyers waited to receive Omoyele Sowore at the headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS) after a court order to release him was served. The DSS had on Friday said it received the order to free the convener of the Revolution Now movement, but there was no one to stand on his behalf. But in a statement, Falana, lead counsel to Sowore, said the DSS statement is misleading as the agency already told the lawyers that Sowore would be released. “On 6/11/19 the bailiff of the federal high court wanted to serve the reproduction warrants issued by the court on the Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS). But the SSS asked the Bailiff to call back at 10.00 am on 7/11/19. The bailiff did and was able to serv...
Naira Marley Trial: Lawyers ‘Quarrel’ Over Seat, Case Adjourned Till December
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Naira Marley Trial: Lawyers ‘Quarrel’ Over Seat, Case Adjourned Till December

A Federal High Court in Lagos has abruptly adjourned the alleged card fraud trial of musician, Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley following lawyers’ heated exchange over space to seat. The argument was between Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) counsel Mr Rotimi Oyedepo on the one hand, Marley’s counsel Mr Olalekan Ojo SAN and two other senior lawyers on the other hand. Justice Nicholas Oweibo declined to make any other regarding the dispute but appealed to the lawyers to bear with the government over inadequate space in the courtroom. He adjourned till December 11 and 12 for continuation of trial.
Festus Keyamo Wants People That Try To Blackmail The Supreme Court Disciplined
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Festus Keyamo Wants People That Try To Blackmail The Supreme Court Disciplined

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN has called for disciplinary actions against Lawyers that try to blackmail the Supreme Court into taking decision in their interest. Keyamo made this known after the Supreme Court accused the CUPP of engaging in campaign calumny. He wrote in a tweet, "Enough is enough. The legal profession is still regulated by the highest ethical standards. If any lawyer is found to be amongst those who consciously seek to blackmail the S/Court by threats or wild & unsubstantiated accusations, he/she must be dragged before disciplinary bodies.'' Keyamo also stressed that there should be punishment for those who are not legal practitioners but also seeking to blackmail the Supreme Court. ...
Nollywood Feud: Liz Anjorin Blasts Toyin Abraham As Her Lawyers Replies The New Mom
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Nollywood Feud: Liz Anjorin Blasts Toyin Abraham As Her Lawyers Replies The New Mom

The war between Actresses Toyin Abraham and Liz Anjorin seems to be getting messier. On Monday Toyin sent her lawyers to write Liz  Anjorin to warn her to desist from defaming her character and demanded for an apology but as soon as Liz got the letter,she broke out in a dance and said even worse things... On Tuesday she got her Lawyer to write to Toyin Abraham to warn her to desist from defaming her and demanded for an apology @lizzyanjorin I am used to myopic cracked head and dead, low life with zero achievement sychrophants consoling themselves with lines such as "I have instructed my lawyer to respond, bla bla bla" when weighty allegations and evidence(s) stare them in the face. By principle, I am an APOSTLE of dignity and respect on social media and by nature I am never ...
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘admits he paid rape accuser $375k settlement as his lawyers demand her civil lawsuit is dismissed’
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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘admits he paid rape accuser $375k settlement as his lawyers demand her civil lawsuit is dismissed’

Cristiano Ronaldo, 34, has admitted he paid his rape accuser Kathryn Mayorga $375,000 in hush money in 2010. This comes after Las Vegas authorities announced last month that there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against the Juventus striker. American model, Mayorga claimed the football star raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 but Ronaldo strongly denies the claims. She also admitted that she took $375,000 from Ronaldo back in 2010 as part of a private settlement and also signed a confidentiality agreement vowing to keep her mouth shut about the alleged incident. While Mayorga is pressing ahead with a civil case, Ronaldo's lawyers want to have it thrown out over claims that they already settled it with a payoff and confidentiality agreement in 2010. In ...
Katy Perry and her team ordered to pay $2.7m to Gospel rapper Flame for ‘copying his song’
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Katy Perry and her team ordered to pay $2.7m to Gospel rapper Flame for ‘copying his song’

, a US gospel rapper has been awarded $2.7 million in damages against Katy Perry in the latest high-profile copyright ruling rocking the American music industry.   Katy Perry was sued 5 years ago by Flame and two co-writers who claimed that her 2013 hit “Dark Horse” was stolen from his and Lecrae’s song “Joyful Noise” which was released in 2008.   Though the Pop singer said she had never heard of Gray’s 2009 rap “Joyful Noise" when she took the stand in a weeklong trial, the gospel rapper's lawyers argued for a far higher penalty of around $20 million. Katy Perry reportedly made $31m from the single, album sales and concert DVD that featured the song.   “These defendants made millions and millions of dollars from their infringement of the plaintiffs’ song,” a...
Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly sues National Assembly over its ‘takeover plan’
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Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly sues National Assembly over its ‘takeover plan’

Francis Okiye, Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly has filed a suit at the Federal High Court Abuja to stop the National Assembly from taking over the state assembly’s functions.   In an originating summon and a motion on notice for interlocutory injunction with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/815/2019 filed by the speaker and the state assembly, the plaintiffs asked Justice Nkeonye Maha to restrain the National Assembly from going ahead with its plans pending the hearing on the matter.   The suit was instituted on July 17 against Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori, the Clerk of the National Assembly (first defendant), and the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (second defendant). The state’s seventh assembly was inaugurated in controversial circumstances on June 17,...
Election Tribunal: How Aides, Lawyers Scammed Atiku – Lauretta Onochie
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Election Tribunal: How Aides, Lawyers Scammed Atiku – Lauretta Onochie

Developments at the 2019 presidential election tribunal indicates that Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been scammed, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Mr Abubakar, a former vice president, was the major challenger to Mr Buhari who sought re-election on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). Popularly known as Atiku, the opposition candidate is at the election tribunal praying he be declared winner of the February 23 exercise wherein the president was declared re-elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The petitioner and his party are claiming to have won the election based on results allegedly obtained from the servers of the electoral body, despite the commission’s claim of not poss...
Meet Muyiwa, The 34-Year-Old UNILORIN Graduate Who Is The Youngest SAN Ever
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Meet Muyiwa, The 34-Year-Old UNILORIN Graduate Who Is The Youngest SAN Ever

Muyiwa Atoyebi, a graduate of the University of Ilorin, is among the 38 lawyers to be conferred with the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title. Aged 34, Atoyebi is the youngest Nigerian lawyer elevated to that height. In a statement, Hadizatu Mustapha, secretary of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) said the new SANs would be sworn in during the 2019/2020 new legal year of the supreme court in September. SAN is conferred on Nigerian lawyers who have practiced for not less than 10 years, and have achieved distinction in the profession. Below are the names of the new SANs: Adedoyin Oyinkan Rhodes-Vivour Abdullahi Haruna Manga Muhammed Nurudeen Adedayo Toba Apapta John Onuegbulam Asoluka Adedokun Mathew Makinde Daniel Chukwudi Enwelum Emmanuel Adeyeye ...
38 lawyers named new SANs by legal practitioners body (Full List)
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38 lawyers named new SANs by legal practitioners body (Full List)

38 Nigerian lawyers have been named Senior Advocates by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee.   Known faces on the list of lawyers who were elevated to the highly-coveted status by the Supreme Court committee at its 138th meeting which was held on July 4, include Nigeria’s solicitor-general, Dayo Apata, and rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa.   Here is the full list of new senior advocates who will be confirmed in September; 1. ADEDOYIN OYINKAN 2. ABDULLAHI HARUNA ESQ. 3. MANGA MOHAMMED NURUDDEEN ESQ. 4. ADEDAYO TOBA APATA ESQ. 5. JOHN ONUEGBULAM ASOLUKA ESQ. 6. ADEDOKUN MATTHEW MAKINDE ESQ. 7, DANIEL CHUKWUDI ENWELUM ESQ. 8. EMMANUEL ADEYEYE OYEBANJI ESQ. 9. TUDURU UCHENDU EDE ESQ. 10. ABDUL OLAJIDE AJANA ESQ. 11. AMA VEMAARR ETUWEWE ESQ. 12....
Lawyers Drop Neymar’s Rape Accuser
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Lawyers Drop Neymar’s Rape Accuser

Lawyers representing Neymar's rape accuser, have dropped the case as they claimed there are many contradictions in her story. The Lawyers who dropped Neymar's rape accuser case, said she initially told them she had consensual sex with Neymar in a Paris hotel in May and that he then became violent and assaulted her. The Sao Paulo-based firm, Fernandes e Abreu further disclosed that in her complaint to the police she"described what had happened as 'rape', which is a completely different allegation. Recall that in a seven-minute video Neymar shared on Saturday, he vehemently denied raping the woman. He went on to share a string of WhatsApp messages, he said he had received from the Brazilian woman. He also named the woman and showed what he said were photographs of her topless and a...
My Lawyers Will Act If Kemi Olunloyo Fails To Stop – Ruggedman
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My Lawyers Will Act If Kemi Olunloyo Fails To Stop – Ruggedman

Ruggedman who reacted to recent posts against him by Kemi Olunloyo who claimed that he snitched on Naira Marley, has stated that his lawyers will act if the controversial journalist fails to stop.The veteran rapper who disclosed that a letter was written to Olunloyo, asking her to “retract, cease and desist from further defamation of the character of Ruggedman", added that she was warned to take down the posts she had already made on social media or civil actions would be taken against her. Ruggedman who spoke to Sunday Scoop, stated that his lawyers will act if Kemi Olunloyo fails to stop. He said, “the next step has been clearly stated in my lawyers’ letter to her. They will act accordingly if she fails to stop.” On what he thinks her motives are for ‘attacking’ him, Ruggedman sa...
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘to be served summons to face rape allegations
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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘to be served summons to face rape allegations

Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be summoned to face rape allegations after lawyers for his accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, tracked down his address in Italy. US police reopened the case in October and Mayorga's lawyers have been hunting for the Portugal international's address since then. According to the Mirror, the former Manchester United star's home address in Turin has been found after searching through property records held by Italy's Central Authority. The publication also confirmed that Mayorga's team have asked the official process servers to deliver the summons and complaint. The document is expected to be sent in the next couple of weeks once it has been translated. A US judge last month allowed more time to track down the 34-year-old's address in order to st...
Ganduje: Kingmakers Hire 7 SANs, 17 Other Lawyers To Battle Governor
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Ganduje: Kingmakers Hire 7 SANs, 17 Other Lawyers To Battle Governor

Kano Kingmakers have employed the service of 7 Senior Advocates of Nigeria and 17 other lawyers to challenge governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and Kano House Assembly and others in court over the creation of more new Kano Emirates. The Kingmakers namely Madakin Kano, Yusuf Nabahani; Makaman Kano, Sarki Ibrahim; Sarkin Dawaki Maituta, Bello Abubakar and Sarkin Bai, Mukhtar Adnan filed a suit on Tuesday at the state High Court against the Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Kano State House of Assembly, the Governor of Kano State, the Attorney General of Kano State and the four emirs appointed by the governor The names of the lawyers are Prince Lateef Fegbemi, SAN, FCIArb,(UK), AB Mahmoud, OON, SAN, FCIArb, (UK), Adeniyi Akintola, SAN, Suraj Sa’eda, SAN, Hakeem O. Afolabi, SAN, Paul Us...
FG Hires Lawyers In Saudi Arabia To Facilitate The Release Of Zainab Habib
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FG Hires Lawyers In Saudi Arabia To Facilitate The Release Of Zainab Habib

Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, this morning announced that the National Hajj Commission has hired Saudi Arabian lawyers to help in the facilitation of the release of Zainab Aliyu, the Nigerian lady falsely accused of drug peddling in Saudi Arabia. Zainab was arrested in December 2018 with Tramadol, a banned substance. Investigations by the Nigerian government have since revealed that the drug was planted in Zainab's luggage by a cartel that specialises in planting drugs in the bags of unsuspecting travelers. UPDATE: As President @MBuhari directed AGF to intervene in Zainab Habib’s case, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria announces the hiring of lawyers in Saudi Arabia to compliment efforts of the Nigerian mission in the Kingdom towards securing her timely release from detenti...
Electronic Transmission Of Election Result Illegal – Lawyers
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Electronic Transmission Of Election Result Illegal – Lawyers

Until the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill is passed into law any election result that is electronically transmitted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is illegal, a cross section of Nigerian lawyers has said. In their contributions to the raging controversy over INEC’s purported transmission of the results of the 2019 presidential election, the lawyers told LEADERSHIP Weekend that it amounts to illegality for the commission or its officers to have transmitted the said results when the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018, has not been signed into law. They argued that Section 52 (2) of the operating Electoral Act 2010 prohibits the use of electronic voting machine in Nigeria, including the transmission of the results electronically. In the same vein, the legal ...
Two Jailed for Cybercrime in Ibadan
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Two Jailed for Cybercrime in Ibadan

Two persons found guilty and sentenced to jail terms in offences filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office. The convicts were identified as Arewa Adekunle (aka Barrister Tania Rivera) and Kadiri Yusuf Kayode. The duo respectively bagged six months and four months imprisonment before Justices Joyce Abdulmalik and P. I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court of the Ibadan Judicial Division. They had pleaded guilty to the separate one-count amended charges preferred against them by the EFCC which were products of the plea bargain proposed by their lawyers and agreed to by the commission. The charges border on fraud and fraudulent impersonation. Arewa, an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) holder, was charged with fraudulent imperson...
IK Ogbonna threatens lawsuit against Nigerian lady who called him gay and asked him to come out of the closet
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IK Ogbonna threatens lawsuit against Nigerian lady who called him gay and asked him to come out of the closet

Actor IK Ogbonna has threatened to file a lawsuit againt a Nigerian lady based in the US, Joyce Boakye, who in a recent video she posted on her IG page, accused him of being gay. Joyce in the video alleged the actor abandoned his pretty wife Sonia, and is now going after Nollywood actors who he desires to sleep with. Ogbonna in the letter written to her by his lawyers, Moshood Shehu and Associates, demanded an apology from Joyce within 7 days and that if she fails to do this, a lawsuit will be filed against her at the Lagos State High Court.  
City FM’s On-air Personality Apologises to Chidinma for Saying Kizz Daniel’s #FvckYou Song was Dedicated to Her
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City FM’s On-air Personality Apologises to Chidinma for Saying Kizz Daniel’s #FvckYou Song was Dedicated to Her

  Nigerian singer, Chidinma through her lawyers 'Shonaiya & Co'  wrote a letter to City FM in Lagos demanding a public apology and retraction of 'defamatory' statements by its on-air personalities who said the viral Kizz Daniel 'Fvck You' song was about Chidinma. The OAP in question has now made a public apology to Chidinma saying the initial video was 'doctored' and his words 'taken out of context'. See his apology below...
Ademola Adeleke, Reacts to Court Judgment Nullifying his Nomination for Osun state Governorship Election
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Ademola Adeleke, Reacts to Court Judgment Nullifying his Nomination for Osun state Governorship Election

Senator Ademola Adeleke has reacted to Tuesday April 2nd judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, nullifying his candidacy as the PDP governorship candidate in the September 2018 governorship election in Osun State. The court which was presided over by Justice Othman Musa of the FCT High Court in Bwari, Abuja,  nullified Ademola's candidacy over allegations of certificate forgery. Reacting to the judgement, Adeleke in a statement released today, described the judgement as “flawed and a travesty of justice.” He indicated that his lawyers are at the moment working to appeal the judgment. Faulting the judgment, Adeleke said, firstly, there has been two different court judgements delivered in September 2018 which held that he Adeleke satisfied all requir...
CJN condemns improper dressing of lawyers to court
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CJN condemns improper dressing of lawyers to court

Justice Mohammed warned that lawyers who did not adhere strictly to the time-honoured dress code of legal practitioners would not be allowed to appear in court. The acting CJN further urged the Abuja NBA executives to always endeavour to give the young lawyers the right training and tutelage so that they could be constantly kept abreast of the rudiments of the profession. He particularly said this in regards to the dress pattern and conduct expected of a lawyer. He also enjoined all lawyers to imbibe the cardinal principles of the legal practice which he said included hard work, dedication and trustworthiness. He urged lawyers to always advice their clients correctly and never try to mislead them into believing what was not true. The acting CJN expressed appreciation for the...
Taribo West reveals how a Politician asked to join a Cult to get Power and Position
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Taribo West reveals how a Politician asked to join a Cult to get Power and Position

Ex-Nigerian Footballer, Taribo West has opened up in a new interview with Tana Aiyejina on how a politician once asked him to swear allegiance to a cult to get power and position in the country. Taribo was asked if he believes the reason why sportsmen and women are excluded from sports administration is because they lack educational qualifications. He said: That’s total rubbish; nonsense. How educated are those in FIFA? In Nigeria, is it every politician that went to school? Some can’t even write their names. But it’s only in my country that those in positions use demonic criteria to keep people away. In other countries, if you are competent for the job, they will give it to you. We’ve got lots of ex-footballers who are graduates, lawyers, doctorate degree holders these days....
PDP accuses INEC chairman of refusing Atiku access to election materials
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PDP accuses INEC chairman of refusing Atiku access to election materials

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday accused the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, of refusing the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar access to election materials. The Court of Appeal had ordered INEC to allow Atiku’s lawyers inspect ballot materials used in the February 23 presidential election, in furtherance of the petition filed by the PDP candidate against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. However, in a statement yesterday by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said that Yakubu and the leadership of INEC have refused to obey the order of the appellate court, given on March 6, 2019. The PDP described INEC’s actions as deliberate and wicked ploy, and accused the electoral body of acting in cahoo...

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