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50-year-old Fake Lawyer Arrested in Ogun
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50-year-old Fake Lawyer Arrested in Ogun

A 50 year old man, Azeez Agboola, was on Wednesday, March 31, arrested by men of Ogun state police command, for unlawfully parading himself as a legal practitioner. The suspect, a resident of Oko Afor area of Badagry Lagos state, was arrested while appearing as a counsel before Chief Magistrate B.I Ilo, at the chief magistrate court Agbara. A statement released by the command's spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that his presentation in court aroused the suspicion of the chief magistrate who invited the police to arrest him for proper interrogation in order to authenticate his claim of being a lawyer. ''Upon his arrest, the suspect was personally interrogated by the Dpo Agbara division SP Dahiru Saleh, and he confessed that though he read law in the university, he has no...
Court Dismisses Case Against CBN’s Directives On Bank Charges
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Court Dismisses Case Against CBN’s Directives On Bank Charges

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday, said the Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital, dismissed a suit instituted by a legal practitioner, Olumide Babalola, challenging the CBN policy on current account maintenance fee contained in the guide to the charges by banks and other financial institutions of January 2020. It disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘Court dismisses case against CBN’s directives on bank charges’. The CBN stated that, “Babalola had instituted the action in the name of his law firm, Babalola LP, in which he contended that the policy and guidelines of the CBN violated his fundamental human rights. “The CBN, through its counsel, Adeleke Agbola, of Cheakley Chambers, however challenged the suit on the ground that the plaintiff lacked the...
Human Rights Activist, Esther Uzoma Dies After Surgery
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Human Rights Activist, Esther Uzoma Dies After Surgery

A very vocal activist and legal practitioner Esther Uzoma just passed on. She did not survive an undisclosed surgery procedure. May her soul RIP. Oh my goodness, my sister and friend Barr. Esther Uzorma has gone to be with the Lord. Heartbreaking. A powerful voice in the wilderness ��� Human rights activist Esther Uzoma dies in Abuja hospital A human rights activist and convener Civil Society Society Situation Room, Esther Uzoma, is dead. The deceased was said to have died in an Abuja hospital following complications from surgery.
How Soldiers Tortured Me, Dragged Me On The Ground – Adewale Salawu
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How Soldiers Tortured Me, Dragged Me On The Ground – Adewale Salawu

Adewale Salawu, a legal practitioner based in Oyo State, tells WALE OYEWALE about the recent assault he allegedly experienced in the hands of soldiers and in the detention of the Nigerian Army in Ibadan, Oyo State Can you narrate your experience on October 29, when you were said to have been assaulted by soldiers? On that day, I was invited by the organisers of the Yoruba coalition group in Ibadan for a meeting which was supposed to be held at the House of Chiefs, Oyo State Secretariat, Ibadan at 11am. I was about 15 minutes late. When I got to the secretariat, there was a heavy presence of security operatives. I saw the police, Operation Burst team, personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and many others in front of the secretariat. There was pandemonium. I wa...
Sanwo-olu Receives Request To Release CCTV Footage Of Lekki Shooting
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Sanwo-olu Receives Request To Release CCTV Footage Of Lekki Shooting

A legal practitioner, Inibehe Effiong, has formally asked the Lagos State Government to release the CCTV footage of the Lekki shooting. On October 20, soldiers fired live bullets at unarmed protestors at the toll gate. The action, heavily criticized across the world, caused an unspecified number of deaths and several injuries. The Defence Headquarters claimed that videos about the incident on social media were photoshopped. On Monday, Effiong announced that he had made requests to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The fiery lawyer wants: “Authenticated Copies of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) records showing the attack on #EndSARS Protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on October 20, 2020; “Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Instrument setting up the Judicial Panel of In...
Young Boy Caught Defiling 6-year-old Girl In Uncompleted Building
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Young Boy Caught Defiling 6-year-old Girl In Uncompleted Building

A young man has been arrested after he was caught defiling a 6-year-old girl in an uncompleted building, today, June 1st. According to Abdullateef, a Legal Practitioner who shared the story on Twitter, the little girl’s scream alerted people around. The man confessed to penetrating the girl. Read the story below… “This filthy, despicable, loathsome, vile animal was caught in an uncompleted building beside my house this morning sleeping with a 6 year old girl. He has since been taken to the police station and the girl has been taken to the hospital for medical examination. If not for my intervention, he wouldn’t have made it to the police station. Me sef chop beating small. The victim’s mother was distraught, the girl was brave & it was her scream that alerted us. I...
Divorce Rate Is High Because Women Lack The Ability To Endure – Lawyer
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Divorce Rate Is High Because Women Lack The Ability To Endure – Lawyer

An Ilorin based legal practitioner, Mr Sharafa Omotosho, on Thursday identified women reluctance to endure, as a major cause of high rate of divorce in Nigeria. Omotosho, stated this in Ilorin in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), advising women to change the attitude of rushing to court to seek redress on every slightest marital challenges. He noted that the trend for women claiming equal rights and authorities with men in the house have destroyed many homes. “In many homes today, wife rival husband on who has the final say in their union, unlike in the olden days when our mothers endure a lot in marriage. Even when their husband misbehaves, they think twice and endure. “They don’t rush to elders council or court to seek divorce unlike today’s women. ”D...
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Orji Kalu: High Court Verdict Can’t Stand, No Cause For Alarm – Lawyer

Following the ‘ill-advised conviction’ of former Governor of Abia and Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, of alleged N7.65bn fraud, a legal practitioner has declared that there was no cause for alarm. Speaking in a telephone interview shortly after the court ruling on Thursday afternoon, Victor Otie, Esq., faulted the judgement, insisting that it was unknown to law and cannot stand. “This is just a temporal distraction from his (Kalu’s) legislative duty, we are challenging it. We are sure of victory just like the Tribunal case. The ruling cannot stand. “How can you say a company (Slok) that has been in existence before he became governor should be wind up? Does it make sense?.” Asked if the judgement has direct legal implications on his (Kalu’s) seat as senator and o...
EFCC Arraigns Lawyer Over Land Fraud In Ilorin
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EFCC Arraigns Lawyer Over Land Fraud In Ilorin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal office has arraigned a Legal Practitioner, Akeem Jimoh, before a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on a one count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence. Barrister Jimoh was arraigned before the Court Presided by Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar. The accused person allegedly received various sum of monies under the pretence of helping people to buy land within Ilorin Metropolis but diverted the money for his personal use. The charge reads, “That you, Barrister Akeem Jimoh, sometime in August, 2011 in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of the honourable Court with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N150,000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) from one Mr Ogunleye Dare Benjamin on the pretence th...
Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari
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Inibehe Effiong Slams CJN Ibrahim Mohammed For Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari

Inibehe Effiong, a legal practitioner has criticised Ibrahim Mohammed, the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) for breaking Ramadan Fast With President Muhammadu Buhari. Late Thursday night, photos of the president and the top jurist winning and dinning alongside other members was released to the public. POLITICS TIMES gathered the photographs were taken at the breaking of Ramadan Fast, a religious practice among Muslims in the country. Mr Effiong, a Human Rights Activist, said Mohammed ought not dine with the president because he is a judicial officer who will definitely attend to the election petition challenging the outcome of the exercise that produced Buhari for a second term in office. The presidential election held earlier in the year is currently being challenged by ...
UK Private Visit: Remain Silent Or Stop Lying, Lawyer Tells Presidency
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UK Private Visit: Remain Silent Or Stop Lying, Lawyer Tells Presidency

The Nigerian Presidency has been told to remain silent rather than lie to the public that President Muhammadu Buhari is embarking on a private visit to a foreign land. The advise is coming from Inibehe Effiong, a legal practitioner based in Nigeria’s commercial capital. Early Thursday morning, the presidency told the nation that Mr Buhari will embark on a private visit to the United Kingdom, the European country where he goes for medical treatment and check ups. However, the journey is to begin after the president’s official visit to Borno State where he is expected to “inaugurate some developmental projects.” The notification is what the legal practitioner is not finding funny. He argued that the president cannot be embarking on a private visit to a foreign land with publi...
Why I Can’t Pray For Nigeria And Its Leaders – Lawyer
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Why I Can’t Pray For Nigeria And Its Leaders – Lawyer

While some Nigerians have resorted to praying for the betterment of the country, a legal practitioner has stated why he will not join the train in that direction. Some Nigerians mostly the Christians have adopted the culture of going spiritual by praying for the country and its leaders at their various religious gathering. For instance, the Roman Catholic Church has a special prayer it offers for the country – Prayer For Nigeria In Distress – at every mass celebrations across its parishes and stations nationwide. For Inibehe Effiong, a lawyer based in Nigeria’s commercial capital, the problem of the country is not spiritual hence no need offering prayers on its behalf. Mr Effiong, a Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) member, said the difficulties being faced in ...
‘I Was Scammed’ – Inibehe Effiong, Lawyer Who Voted Buhari In 2015 Says In Regret
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‘I Was Scammed’ – Inibehe Effiong, Lawyer Who Voted Buhari In 2015 Says In Regret

Inibehe Effiong, a Human Rights Activist, has said he made a mistake voting for President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 general election. Mr Effiong, a legal practitioner, was among the arrowheads that kicked against the administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, on social media. POLITICS TIMES recalls that during the reign of Mr Jonathan, a day hardly pass without the lawyer blasting the then administration. Effiong who wrote hundreds of article criticizing the ousted administration pitched his tent with Buhari during the latter’s days in the then opposing camp of the All Progressive Congress (APC). At the time, the Akwa Ibomite also lashed out at Godswill Akpabio, his state governor during that time. He led several protests in the state against the Peoples ...
Nigerian Lawyer Wins IBA Human Rights Award
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Nigerian Lawyer Wins IBA Human Rights Award

A legal practitioner to human rights has declared a Nigerian human rights lawyer, Mr. Adeola Austin Oyinlade, winner of the International Bar Association (IBA) award for outstanding contribution for 2018. The prestigious award was presented to him at this year’s IBA conference in Rome, Italy. Oyinlade, the first Nigerian and second in Africa to win the award, emerged winner ahead of other finalists from many countries across the world. Each year, IBA presents the award to an outstanding lawyer in the field of human rights law. The IBA has a membership of over 80,000 lawyers and 195 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents across the globe. Oyinlade has distinguished himself through his courageous stand for human rights and his pro-bono legal services to t...
Why Ambode Doesn’t Deserve 2nd Term – Muiz Banire
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Why Ambode Doesn’t Deserve 2nd Term – Muiz Banire

Dr. Muiz Banire, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, is a man of many addresses. A law teacher, legal practitioner, politician and convener, United Action for Change, a political advocacy and leadership capacity building organisation. The erstwhile National Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress is often viewed in certain quarters as controversial on account of his principled positions on issues. But in all, he is not bothered. Thus, in this interview with Olawale Olaleye and Olaseni Durojaiye, he holds nothing back as he dissects issues of political currency and sundry others. It is curious to know that you were the first person to stand more or less against the current Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. You stood against him in many respects. Why was this so? Was ...
2019 Presidency: Dankwambo Campaign Organisation Appoints Adewopo As Spokesman
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2019 Presidency: Dankwambo Campaign Organisation Appoints Adewopo As Spokesman

ABUJA — A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential aspirant, Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has appointed Dr. Ayoade Adewopo as the Director of Strategic Communication and official Spokesman of his Presidential Campaign Organization. The appointment which takes immediate effect was announced in a release by the Dankwambo Campaign Organisation Adewopo is a legal practitioner and holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the USA, a Postgraduate Diploma in International Tax Law from Zurich-Switzerland and a Higher Diploma in Business Administration from The Polytechnic Ibadan.
2019: Why Nigerians Must Stand Firmly Behind Buhari – Keyamo
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2019: Why Nigerians Must Stand Firmly Behind Buhari – Keyamo

NIGERIANS must stand firm behind President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general election because it is time to pay him back for the good things he has done for the country, Festus Keyamo, has said. Mr Keyamo, a lawyer and the Media Director of Buhari Campaign Organisation, stated this in Ilorin while delivering his speech at the inauguration of Buhari/Osinbajo Project 2019. The legal practitioner who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said no government in the history of the country has recovered stolen money that belonged to Nigerians as President Buhari. He said the previous administrations established the worst system of government, based on sharing formula of the nation’s treasury. “They operated a system that ignored physical infrastructure in the country, that...
What Will Happen If Igbos Fail To Support Buhari – Kenneth Okonkwo [VIDEO]
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What Will Happen If Igbos Fail To Support Buhari – Kenneth Okonkwo [VIDEO]

Nollywood Actor and legal practitioner, Dr. Kenneth Okonkwo, has revealed what will happen if the people of the South East region fail to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid. According to the veteran actor, who is also eyeing the governorship position of Enugu State, the Igbos will continue to wander in the wilderness if they turn their backs against Buhari in 2019. Speaking at a political gathering in Enugu, the actor cum politician asked Nigerians to file behind President Buhari in the coming election. He particularly asked people of the South East to support Buhari because if they don’t, they would wander in the wilderness for the next eight years: ”If the South East shall support any other person for the presidency, they are going to spe...
Nigerian Lawyer Sues Oxford University Over Wrong Dictionary Definitions
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Nigerian Lawyer Sues Oxford University Over Wrong Dictionary Definitions

A legal practitioner, Ogedi Ogu, has filed a N10m lawsuit against Oxford University Press, publisher of Oxford Dictionary, over an alleged wrongful definition of the words 'mortgagee' and “mortgagor” in the dictionary. The first defendant in the suit filed before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere is the University of Oxford while Oxford University Press was joined as the second defendant. In his statement of claim, Ogu claimed that he was embarrassed and suffered a loss of reputation as a lawyer when he relied on the definitions of the words in Oxford Dictionary, which, he claimed, were found to be incorrect. According to him, in the Oxford Mini Reference Dictionary and the Oxford English Mini Dictionary, which he purchased in 2005 and 2006 respectively, the word “mortgagee’’...
Tragic Photo Of Lawyer Who Collapsed And Died At High Court In Abuja
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Tragic Photo Of Lawyer Who Collapsed And Died At High Court In Abuja

It's a sad moment for the family and friends of Joseph Ashefel, a legal practitioner who reportedly died yesterday, 10th April, 2018 in Abuja. The lawyer was said to have just slumped and died at Phase IV, High Court Kubwa. The deceased who was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2003, was from Cross Rivers state and a graduate of the University of Calabar. The late man was survived by a wife and two young children. Until his death, he was a faithful member of the Bwari branch of the NBA. His fellow colleague shared the sad news online. May his soul rest in peace.
Gunmen Kidnap Female Lawyer Along Lokoja-Okene Road
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Gunmen Kidnap Female Lawyer Along Lokoja-Okene Road

A legal practitioner in Kogi State, Mrs. Rabi Ozavize Ovosi, has been kidnapped. Barrister Ovosi was reportedly kidnapped on the 14th of July, 2017 along Lokoja Okene road. The kidnap of the mother of two is coming a day after some unknown gunmen murdered the Osun State Permanent Secretary, Bureau of General services, Mrs Olufunke Oluwakemi Kolawole around Okene, in Kogi State, on her way to Abuja. Speaking on Sunday, cousin of the kidnapped victim, Abdullateef Ovosi, said the kidnappers called the family at the early hours of today (Sunday) demanding for ransom. “As at this morning, I heard a ransom has been made, but I have not actually ascertained the details now. “The family were holding a meeting when the kidnappers called. As we speak, their lines are no more reachable...
Uproar Over Appointment Of Lawyers As Supreme court, Appeal Court Justices
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Uproar Over Appointment Of Lawyers As Supreme court, Appeal Court Justices

On January 30, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, invited the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to nominate suitably qualified lawyers to apply for appointment as justices of the Supreme Court. The Appeal Court led by Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa also did the same. Following these information, the panel set up by NBA President Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), nominated nine persons for Supreme Court appointment. They are: Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), Anthony Ikemefuna Idigbe (SAN), Anthony Idigbe (SAN), Yunus Ustaz Usman (SAN), Babatunde Fagbohunlu (SAN), Miannayaaja Essien (SAN), Awa Uma Kalu (SAN), Professor Auwalu Hamisu Yadudu and Tajudeen Oladoja. For the Appeal Court appointments, the NBA nominated 12 people. They are: Nnamdi Ibegbu (SAN, Anambra); former Judge of Court ...

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