Chief Chuks Muoma (SAN) is the legal adviser to Ohan’eze Ndigbo, the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation. In this interview he speaks on justice sector reforms, the anti-corruption war, the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB), restructuring and other national issues. You have been elected National Legal Adviser of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. How do you feel about this and what...
Bayo-Akinlade
A Lagos-based lawyer, Bayo Akinlade, has blamed lawyers and litigants for the incidences of corruption in the judiciary. Akinlade, who is the South West Coordinator of Policy and Law Reform Centre, in an interview recently, said much of the incidences occur in the registry during the filing of court processes. “My secretary said to me after she returned from filing a...
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen on Tuesday charged legal practitioners to always resort to other alternatives to dispute resolution, if pursuing a case in court will not be in the best interest of the society. Onnoghen, who was speaking in Abuja at the call to Bar ceremony of the 4, 294 law graduands by the Body...
Justice-Nganjiwa
The dust raised by Monday’s judgment in an appeal filed by Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court is yet to settle. In a lead judgment delivered by Justice Abimbola Obaseki-Adejumo, the court struck out a charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the judge. The graft-fighting agency, in a 14-count charge, accused the judge of...
The Federal Government on Tuesday completed the process of handing over the State House, Marina, to the Lagos State Government. The process which started about 20 years ago was completed with the signing and exchanging of documents between the state government and the Federal Government in Abuja. The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, signed for the state government while the...
Code Of Conduct Tribunal Corruption Acquittal: Court Of Appeal In Abuja To Start Federal Govt Appeal Against Saraki Today
The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Tuesday sent Bukola Saraki back to the Code of Conduct Tribunal to face charges of false declaration of asset. The Nigerian government had appealed the acquittal of the Senate President earlier this year by the CCT. The tribunal had dismissed all 18-count allegations of false and anticipatory declaration of asset by Mr....
IPOB Threatens Umahi, Asks Buhari To Shelve S’East Visit
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has proscribed the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Nigeria, the South-east separatist group which has been agitating for the realisation of the Republic of Biafra. The acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Adamu Kafarati, granted the order proscribing IPOB following an application filed and moved Wednesday by the...
Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi
The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, on Sunday celebrated the October 26, 2007 judgment of the Supreme Court which declared him Governor of Rivers State. The occasion, he urged everyone in his political circle to rededicate themselves and restore their commitment to God ahead of the 2019 general election. Testifying of his ‘miraculous’ emergence as governor of Rivers State in...
EFCC To Appeal Justice Nganjiwa’s Acquittal
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Monday it would file an appeal against the ruling of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, which held that the agency lacks powers to investigate or prosecute serving judicial officials except where such officers have been dismissed by the National Judicial Council. The appellate court on Monday dismissed corruption...
FIDA Demands Prosecution Of Ekiti Lawmakers Over Alleged Assault Of Widow
The Abuja branch of the International Federation Of Female Lawyers, FIDA, has told the federal government to intensify efforts in checkmating human trafficking involving Nigerians within and outside the country. The female lawyers made the call during a courtesy visit to the shelters home of the national agency for the prohibition of trafficking in persons, NAPTIP, to mark FIDA law...