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Alleged N17.8bn Debt: Afex Challenges Court’s Jurisdiction, Stalls Contempt Proceedings

Alleged N17.8bn Debt: Afex Challenges Court’s Jurisdiction, Stalls Contempt Proceedings

The planned arraignment of Afex Commodity Exchange and some of its principal officers before a Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged contempt was stalled on Thursday as the alleged contemnors challenged the jurisdiction of…

Federal High Court Commences Issuance Of E-Affidavit, July 1

Federal High Court Commences Issuance Of E-Affidavit, July 1

The Federal High Court of Nigeria has disclosed that it will commence issuance of electronic affidavits by July 1, 2024. This is part of a new policy contained in the Practice Direction issued by the…

Money Laundering: Trial Of Convicted Drug Dealer Begins July 9

Money Laundering: Trial Of Convicted Drug Dealer Begins July 9

Barring any last-minute change, the trial of a convicted drug dealer, Steve Adigwe, also known as Isioma Obobo, who is being tried for another drug trafficking-related offence and money laundering, will begin on July 9…

NBA-SBL Holds 18th Int’l Business Law Conference

NBA-SBL Holds 18th Int’l Business Law Conference

The Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) has concluded arrangements to hold its 18th Annual International Business Law Conference, which also marks the organization’s 20th anniversary. The annual conference, themed; “Survive and Thrive”…

Enforcing Payment Of New Minimum Wage

Enforcing Payment Of New Minimum Wage

As negotiations on the new minimum wage between the labour unions and Federal Government continues, lawyers have called on the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), not to…

Businessman frowns at moves by Lagos AG to withdraw criminal charge against suspected land grabber

Businessman frowns at moves by Lagos AG to withdraw criminal charge against suspected land grabber

Hassan Alli, a Lagos-based businessman, has stated his displeasure over attempts by the Lagos State Attorney-General, AG, and Commissioner for Justice, Lawal Pedro, SAN, to withdraw a criminal charge filed by his office against one…

Declare State of Emergency on Judiciary, Access To Justice Tells AGF

Declare State of Emergency on Judiciary, Access To Justice Tells AGF

The Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, has been asked to declare a State of Emergency on the judiciary. The request came from a human rights group, Access to…

NBA Inaugurates Bar Centre In Honour Of Late Akeredolu

NBA Inaugurates Bar Centre In Honour Of Late Akeredolu

The Ibadan branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has inaugurated a two-storey Bar Centre annex in honour of the late Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN). The Bar Centre annex, which is located…

Court Upholds FG’s Tenure Policy For Directors, Perm Secs

Court Upholds FG’s Tenure Policy For Directors, Perm Secs

The National Industrial Court has declared the tenure policy of the Federal Government that provides that a Director or its equivalent by whatever nomenclature described in MDAs shall compulsorily retire upon serving eight years on…

Court Jails Drug Peddler For Exporting Indian Hemp To Oman

Court Jails Drug Peddler For Exporting Indian Hemp To Oman

A Federal High Court in Lagos, presided over by Justice Ibrahim Kala has sentenced a 28-year old man, Iheakara Ifeanyichukwu Festus, to two years imprisonment over an attempt to export 9.80 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa,…