Your Excellency, let me start by telling you that this letter is not intended to flatter you but to show my profound appreciation, and that of so many like minds, for your uncommon sagacity at a time it seems wisdom has taken leave from most people in our dear beloved country and they are more engaged in flights of...
Femi Adesina
These are very difficult times in our country. Sad, mournful and dolorous times, as the New Year opened with killings in Rivers, Kaduna, Taraba, and Benue states, among others. Of course, there had been gruesome carnage on the Mambilla plateau mid last year, and bloodletting in Numan, Adamawa State, as well as in other places. Hell suddenly seemed to...
The Federal Government says work will commence next week on cattle colonies in states that has indicated interest to establish them. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, disclosed this on Friday during a visit to the Agriculture and Veterinary Complex of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Ogbeh said that the National Economic Council on Thursday set up...
Lawyer and activist, Mr. Festus Keyamo, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order an investigation of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Lawal K. Idris, and relieve him of his position over the detention of two online journalists and brothers, Messrs Daniel and Tim Elombah. The publisher and editor are the duo of elombah.com, a UK-based online news medium. Mr. Keyamo...
Justice Opeyemi Oke and FIACIJ Convener, Bayo Akinlade
The Chief of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, has reiterated her commitment to restoring public confidence in the State Judiciary by eradicating corruption within the system. Justice Oke, who stated this during the presentation of the anti-corruption crusade flyers by the National Convener, Fight Against Corruption in the Judiciary (FIACIJ), stressed that the resolve to fight corruption in the State...
A judge of the Court of Appeal, Mojeed Owoade, has highlighted the reasons for the delays experienced during the trial of criminal suspects. Mr. Owoade spoke in Lagos Friday at the inaugural annual lecture series of the Adedokun Adebayo Adeyemi Foundation titled ‘Criminal Justice Administration in Nigeria: Past, Present and Future.’ He said the delays were not solely due to any...
The Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) specially invites you to join a Masterclass for lawyers in Medical Law Practice and lawyers seeking to specialize in this area of law which would hold during the 2018 Healthcare Management Conference in Lagos, themed 'Medicine, Accountability and Law'. The programme jointly organised by BeyHealth Consulting and the Nigerian Bar Association...
Malabu Oil Scam: Nigeria Sues JP Morgan Bank Over Fraudulent Deal
The federal government of Nigeria has filed an $875 million lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase over the Malabu Oil deal of 2011. Dan Etete, who was appointed petroleum minister by late dictator Sani Abacha, acquired the rich “OPL 245” through his company, Malabu Oil and Gas Limited in 1998. What the heck is Malabu oil deal? Using the powers of his office,...
Ikoyi Loot: Court Grants Permanent Forfeiture Of Controversial Apartment To FG
A Lagos division of the Federal High Court has permanently forfeited the controversial Flat 7B, Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos to the Federal Government on Friday, January 19, 2018. The loot of $43.5 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million was recovered from the apartment by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) during a raid on April 12, 2017. In a...
Walter Wagbatsoma, Nigerian Oil Magnate Sent To Jail In UK
Nigerian businessman, Walter Wagbatsoma, 47, was on Wednesday sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment for money laundering in the United Kingdom. Wagbatsoma was also disqualified from being a company director for six years. A Nigerian court last year had sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment for fuel subsidy fraud . According to Lincolnshire police, the convict fraudulently obtained funds in...