Human Rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) has said restructuring of the Nigerian economy is key to finding solution to the myriads of problems facing the nation. Falana, who said the ongoing debate about restructuring in the country had centred on devolution of powers without responsibilities and as well quest to satisfy ethnic groups, said the bottomline of restructuring which...
EFCC Launches Manhunt For Recalled Fugitive Director, Abdulrasheed Maina
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has launched a fresh manhunt for a former head of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina. Mr. Maina was sacked from the civil service in 2013 and was in 2015 placed on the wanted list of International Police (INTERPOL) by the EFCC. PREMIUM TIMES on Friday reported how Mr. Maina was secretly...
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mrs. Miannaya Aja Essien has been appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of Stanbic IBTC Bank, a member of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC. Her appointment took effect from Wednesday, 27 September 2017 following the receipt of all required regulatory approvals. Essien who is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as well as a Notary...
‘Why Those Without BVN May Forfeit Money’
A presidential aide has defended the government’s decision to enforce the Bank Verification Number (BVN) policy. Senior Special Assistant on Prosecution Okoi Obono-Obla said 46 million accounts in various banks were not linked to BVN. This, in his view, is an act of corruption, which the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been directed to stop. He said: “These accounts have...
The annual NBA Lagos branch Law Dinner is set to take place on the 8th of December, 2017 as announced by a branch official recently. This year's dinner which will be chaired by His Lordship, Hon. Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour promises to be most glamorous and entertaining. Details are as follows: Theme: Old Hollywood Glitz and Glam Date: 8th December, 2017 Venue: Harbour Point, 4 Wilmot...
CBN Governor, Emefiele
Company secretaries and legal teams of 19 Deposit Money Banks in the country will on Tuesday hold an emergency meeting to fashion out modalities to comply with a court order directing commercial banks to freeze bank accounts without the Bank Verification Number and publish names and details of the customers. The Federal High Court in Abuja had ordered the Central...
The urgent need for the police, the judiciary and the prisons to synergise in the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria, came to the front burner, during a 2-day monitoring and advocacy training organised by CLEEN Foundation, a Lagos-based non-governmental organisation. The training, held on October 18-19, at R & A hotel in Ikeja, Lagos, had in attendant members of...
The Nigerian government through the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, said on October 11 it was reviewing practices in the health sector, especially whether medical doctors employed by government can engage in private practice. The minister said government had set up a committee to review the laws guiding medical practice and whether they conflict with the Nigerian code of conduct...
Jamaican Wins IBA's ‘Outstanding Young Lawyer’ Award
A Jamaican human rights lawyer Malene Alleyne is the latest recipient of the International Bar Association's (IBA) prestigious Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year award. The award was presented at an awards breakfast at the 2017 edition of the association's annual conference which recently took place in Sydney, Australia. The Outsanding Lawyer of The Year award of the IBA, is presented...
Governor Wike Berates Federal Government For Clamping Down On Judges
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the Federal Government’s clampdown on judges was aimed at weakening the justice system to lay the grounds for the wholesale politicization of the justice sector in the country. The governor said that the systematic intimidation of the judiciary by the Federal Government has nothing to do with its dubious and much...