Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Stamp policy: Alegeh-led NBA on trial

Some lawyers who, early in the year, went to file processes in court but were rejected for not affixing the right stamp on the...

Judicial discipline: A2J faults NJC’s revised regulations

Access to Justice (A2J), a non-governmental organization, has said that the recently published revised Judicial Discipline Regulations will weaken independence and integrity of the...

Judicial corruption: Why judges pay the price alone

Perhaps, overwhelmed by deluge of accusations leveled against the Judicial Officers in the country, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed had...

Activists fault NJC’s new petition guidelines

A rights group, the Access to Justice (A2J), has faulted the revised Judicial Discipline Regulations of the National Judicial Council (NJC). According to A2J, the...

Corrupt judges’ll frustrate Buhari’s anti-graft war – Group

A group, Movement Against Corruption, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war would be futile if corrupt judges in the country’s judiciary are...

NBA to release guidelines for judges

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) will, next month, launch guidelines for judges in the exercise of their discretion in sentencing and bail matters, the...

The tort of defamation (2) – Defences

There are several defences to defamation including justification, fair comment, and privilege (absolute and qualified). Justification — When the statement is the truth. The person...

Traffic Law: Clearing agents to shut down Lagos ports

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, ANLCA, yesterday threatened to shut down the Lagos ports over restriction order on movement of trucks. This is...

New counter-terrorism law ready – Justice ministry

Permanent Secretary Ministry of Justice Abdullahi Ahmed Yola has said a harmonized version of the 2011 and 2013 terrorism prevention acts would soon be...

Contradictions in evidence must be resolved in favour of accused

FRIDAY CHRISTOPHER v. THE STATE In the Court of Appeal HOLDEN AT ABUJA Friday, May 15, 2015 Suit number: CA/AK/45C/2013 Between FRIDAY CHRISTOPHER…… Appelant And THE STATE………………….. Respondent SONTOYE DENTON-WEST ...

Nigerian Parliament