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US based, Nigerian human rights attorney, Lanre O. Amu has sued the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Olanrewaju Onadeko, the Council of Legal Education and others, alleging violation of his constitutional right to fair hearing and abuse of discretion regarding the denial of his admission to the Nigerian Law School. According to Amu, on September 15, 2015, he...
An FCT High Court on Tuesday fixed the ruling of the bail application of Abiodun Agbele, an aide to Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, till July 21. Agbele was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged money laundering of N1.2 billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser. The judge, Justice Olukayode Adeniyi, adjourned ruling earlier...
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed has said the judiciary would no longer dismiss cases of corruption against high- profile persons without trial. He made the pronouncement at the opening ceremony of an International Workshop on the Judiciary and Fight against Corruption a two-day event jointly-organised by the National Judicial Institute and the Sagay-led PACAC with the theme,...
Justice Yunusa’s Arraignment For Alleged Corruption, Others Stalled
Former Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Oyo State, Alhaji Lamidi Mukaila, also known as “Auxilliary” and four other accused persons have been convicted and sentenced to six years imprisonment by an Oyo State High Court for conspiracy in the death of some individuals, including a medical student, on March 2, 2014. Mukaila, Saheed Kareem, Abu...
Two Years Of Unlawful Detention: A Memo To Sambo Dasuki - By YUSHAU SHUAIB
Former National Security Adviser, Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has dragged the federal government before an Abuja High Court to formally challenge his incarceration without trial in the custody of the Department of the State Service (DSS), since December last year. Dasuki is praying the court to order his immediate release  either conditionally or unconditionally. The suit, marked FCT/HC/ABJ/CV/2005/2016, instituted on...
The Federal High Court, Akure, has dismissed the suit  by the Nigeria Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers (NAPPMED) against the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), saying it lacks merit. Delivering judgment in Akure, the Ondo State capital in the suit no: FHC/AK/CS/01/2004, which sought to stop the PCN from regulating members of NAPPMED, Justice F. A. Olubanjo refused...
Judicial Malpractice: NJC Sets Up Panel To Probe 15 High Court Judges
Details have emerged  on why the National Judicial Council, NJC, sacked Justices Mohammed Yunusa  of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court and Olamide Oloyede of Osun State High Court. The Council suspended and recommended the two Judges for compulsory retirement  at the end of its  77th meeting held on July 15. A statement, by the acting Director of Information...
The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has dismissed the preliminary objections filed before it by the Council of Legal Education (CLE) challenging the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the suit against it and three others, for refusal to admit the graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) into the Nigeria Law School since 2014. The...
It is commonplace to say that in the last period of 50 years when the military banished the practice of true federalism in Nigeria, our understanding of the bareness of our forced union has been profoundly modified. Our speculations now extend to embrace the infinite; and, whether we are aware of it or not, our daily life has taken...
J.K. Gadzama, SAN
The Nigerian Bar Association national elections come up by the end of July. TML has reached out to NBA Presidential hopefuls and in the coming days will be publishing exclusive interviews on them. J. K. Gadzama SAN is a private legal practitioner and the Principal and Founder of  J-K Gadzama LLP with offices in Abuja, Lagos and Maiduguri, as well as...