News - Lawyers

Borno Grieving Mothers Seek Justice, Reparation

11 months ago /
Nation 

A group of grieving mothers in Maiduguri the Borno state capital, are asking the Nigerian government, the whereabouts of their sons, whom they claim were arrested by the military since 2011, allegedly for being members of Boko Haram.

Absence Of Defence Lawyers Stall Trial Of Ex-Governor Shema

11 months ago /
Nation 

The trial within a trial of a case involving the former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, and three others on alleged misappropriation of eleven billion naira from the joint state and local government account has been stalled as the defense counsel were absent at the resumed trial.

Court Affirms Dapo Abiodun As Ogun APC Governorship Candidate

11 months ago /
Politics 

An FCT high court has affirmed Adedapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Ogun state in Saturday’s governorship election.

 

Metuh’s Trial Suffers Set Back From Alleged N400m Fraud

11 months ago /
Nation 

The trial of former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh before the federal high court, Abuja, has suffered a major setback following an application by the defense counsel to withdraw from the matter.

Atiku Says He Will Not Mortgage The Peoples’ Mandate

12 months ago /
Politics 

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has assured Nigerians that under no circumstance will he mortgage the mandate of Nigerians freely expressed on the 23rd of February, 2019.

Jussie Smollett: Empire Star Charged Over Reporting ‘Fake’ Attack

1 year ago /
Entertainment 

Empire actor, Jussie Smollett, has been charged by police in the US over allegations that he faked claims he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

N2.1BN Money Laundering Trial: Dokpesi To Open Defence On May 9

1 year ago /

The trial of the founder of DAAR Communications Plc, ‎Raymond Dokpesi before the Federal High Court, Abuja was stalled on Wednesday by the absence of the lead defence counsel, Kanu Agabi on Wednesday due to bereavement.

21 Savage Breaks Silence On ICE Arrest: 'It Was Definitely Targeted'

1 year ago /
Entertainment 

21 Savage has spoken about his arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

CCT Grants Onnoghen Bail

1 year ago /
Nation 

The trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen commenced on Friday before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Abuja with Justice Onnoghen taking his plea on a six-count charge of an offence bordering on a non-asset declaration.

Corruption Remains Biggest Threat To Nigeria's Democracy - Buhari

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, says corruption remains the biggest threat to the country’s democracy and may undermine the February 16 presidential election.

Jay-Z Hires Lawyer To Defend 21 Savage

1 year ago /

Jay-Z has joined a number of American rap stars in supporting 21 Savage’s fight to remain in the country after he was arrested under threat of deportation on Sunday.

Onnoghen Asks CCT Chairman, Danladi To Recue Himself

1 year ago /
Nation 

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen,  has asked the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, to rescue himself from further adjudicating on his case.

Onnoghen Appeals CCT Order On Suspension

1 year ago /
Nation 

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has approached the Court of Appeal challenging the order granted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal on January 23, asking Justice Onnoghen to step aside as the CJN.

Cross River: NBA Seeks Justice Minister's Resignation Over Onnoghen

1 year ago /
Nation 

Despite their nonappearance in court directive given by the national body, members of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA of Calabar, Ikom and Ogoja branches in Cross River State have protested the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN,  Justice Walter Onnoghen, describing it as unconstitutional.

Lawyers, CSOs, CUPP Protest in Abuja

1 year ago /
Nation 

Lawyers, civil society organizations and the coalition of united political parties staged a peaceful protest on Monday over the suspension of justice Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria.

NBA Orders Two-Day Boycott Of Courts Over Onnoghen’s Suspension

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian bar association, NBA, is to commence a two-day boycott of courts across the country from Tuesday, January 29th.

China Rights Lawyer Imprisoned

1 year ago /
International News 

China has sentenced prominent human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang to four and a half years in prison for state subversion.

Onnoghen: Cross River Youths, CSOs, And Lawyers Give President Buhari Ultimatum

1 year ago /
Nation 

Youths, lawyers, and Civil Society Groups in Cross River State have given President Muhammadu Buhari 24 hours from Monday, to reverse the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria or forget about the state in his re-election bid.

EU Mission Worried About Timing Of Onnoghen’s Suspension

1 year ago /
Nation 

The European Union election observer mission to Nigeria has also expressed concern on what it calls, the timing of the suspension of Justice Onnoghen.

 

Wike Calls For Resistance Over Suspension Of CJN

1 year ago /
Nation 

 Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike has called on Nigerians to rise and resist vehemently Friday’s suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammdu Buhari, saying that the nation is now under a dictatorship.


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