News - Lawyers

Catholic Bishops Call For More Collaboration In Justice Administration

8 months ago /
Judiciary 

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan is calling for a robust collaboration between Christian and Muslim lawyers to eliminate ethnic and religious bias in the quest to enthrone Justice in Nigeria.

Imo PDP Condemns Ruling In Favour Of Okorocha

8 months ago /
Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in Imo West, Jones Onyereri, has described as ‘slaughtering of justice’ the judgment of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to issue Rochas Okorocha certificate of return.

Hong Kong Protesters Demonstrate Against Extradition Bill

8 months ago /
International News 

Tens of thousands of people are marching in Hong Kong against a law critics fear could let China target political opponents in the territory.

Gbajabiamila Threatens Court Action Against Smear Campaigners

8 months ago /
Judiciary  Nation 

One of the contenders for the speakership position of the 9th House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila is filling a suit of criminal defamation of character against sponsors of smear campaigns against his person and ambition.

Kano PDP Governorship Candidate Slams INEC For Delay In Election Petition

8 months ago /
Election 

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the 2019 election in Kano state, Abba Yusuf, has expressed anger over the delay by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in giving his legal team access to election materials.

Ortom Vs Oshiomole: Court Fixes July 11 For Ruling

9 months ago /
Nation 

A Makurdi High Court Presided over by Justice Augustine Ityoyiman on Friday fixed July 11, 2019, to rule on the application brought before it by counsel to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomole in the libel suit instituted against  APC, and Chairman by Governor Samuel Ortom.

Lawyers Set Agenda For Administration Of Justice

9 months ago /
Judiciary  Nation 

As Nigerians wait for the president to appoint his ministers, legal practitioners are already setting agenda for the new government.

Benue Governorship Tribunal Reconvenes On Friday

9 months ago /
Politics 

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital will reconvene on Friday, May 31, 2019, for the continuation of pre-hearing on the suit challenging the election of the State Governor Samuel Ortom.

Trump Lost Bid Blocking His Release Of Financial Records

9 months ago /
Business and Economy  

U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump’s businesses.

Cross River Election Tribunal Commences Pretrial Of Ndoma-Egba Petition

9 months ago /
Politics 

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Calabar has commenced the pretrial stage of the petition brought before it by the former Senate Leader and All Progressives Congress, APC, senatorial candidate in Cross River Central, Victor Ndoma-Egba.

Kano Election Tribunal: Ganduje Files Defence With 203 Witnesses Against PDP

9 months ago /
Politics 

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has now filed his defense against the petition of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abba Yusuf, challenging his electoral victory at the March 23 polls.

Alleged Defamation: Atiku Threatens To Sue Buhari’s Aide

9 months ago /
Nation 

Atiku Abubakar has threatened a lawsuit against a media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, demanding a retraction and compensation over a social media post he considers defamatory.

Trump's Bid To Block Financial Disclosure Surprises Judge

9 months ago /
Business and Economy  

A federal judge in Washington expressed astonishment on Tuesday at arguments raised by President Donald Trump's lawyers seeking to block his accounting firm from turning over years of financial records to the Democratic-controlled House Oversight and Reform Committee and seemed to signal a swift ruling in favor of lawmakers.

Court Of Appeal President, Bulkachuwa Directs Formal Application Asking Her To Recuse Herself From Election Petition

9 months ago /
Politics 

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday began legal moves to compel the president of the court of appeal Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa to step down from hearing the petition challenging the February 23, presidential poll.

Presidential Election Tribunal Asked To Stop Buhari's Inauguration

9 months ago /
Nation 

The presidential election petition tribunal has fixed May 22, to hear all applications filed by the Hope Democratic Party and its candidate, Ambrose Oworu in relation to the petition challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Abia Senatorial Election Petition Hearing Stalled By “Administrative Infractions”

9 months ago /
Nation 

The pre-hearing of the election petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senatorial candidate for Abia South district, Mao Ohuabunwa against the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Orji Uzor Kalu, was stalled on Monday following what lawyers called "administrative infractions".

Court Of Appeal Affirms Oyetola As Governor Of Osun

9 months ago /
Nation 

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC as the validly elected governor of Osun State.

Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against R Kelly Resumes

9 months ago /
Entertainment 

The singer did not respond to a lawsuit brought by one of his sexual abuse accusers because he is illiterate, his lawyers say.  

Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Promises Neutrality And Justice

9 months ago /
Nation 

The court of appeal sitting as the presidential election petition tribunal says it will be neutral and dispense justice without fear or favour.

Presidential Election Tribunal Commences Pre-Hearing May 14

9 months ago /
Politics 

The presidential election petition panel has commenced sitting to hear and determine four petitions arising from the presidential election held on February 28, 2019.