Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How power outage forces Nigerian judges, lawyers to work in terrible conditions

April 12, 2014

Frequent power outages in both the federal and state high courts in Lagos have become an embarrassment for the judiciary.…... read more

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UPDATE: How power outage forced judge to adjourn Sanusi’s suit

April 11, 2014

The court is powered by about seven giant generators, due to the abysmally poor supply of electricity from the Eko Electricity Distribution Company. The generator-powered... read more

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Lawyer threatens to sue FRSC for misinforming Nigerians on new number plates

April 10, 2014

FRSC “cannot force upon Nigerians, a hastily conceived policy without any enabling legal framework.” The lawyer who filed the suit challenging the power of the... read more

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How officials steal Lagos local government dry

April 8, 2014

In 2013, nine councillors in the local government petitioned the Lagos State House of Assembly over alleged financial impropriety of Tajudeen Ajide, the council boss.... read more

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Nigeria’s secret police, SSS, ‘disappointed’ with Court judgment in favour of Sanusi, vows to appeal

April 4, 2014

The agency alleged that the CBN governor was aiding terrorists.…... read more

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Group tells Nigerian Government to be wary of coal mining deal with Indian firm

April 3, 2014

The Indian firm has been implicated in unsavoury mining acts in Mozambique. The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, has cautioned the Federal... read more

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Update: Overcrowding led to Lagos boat mishap, survivors say

April 3, 2014

The boat capsized after hitting a rock killing eight people. The cramming of about 25 people into a boat designed to carry 20 passengers caused... read more

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Update: Court dismisses terrorism allegations against Sanusi, orders Nigerian govt to apologize, pay N50M damages

April 3, 2014

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi This court believes the way Mr. Sanusi was treated by the respondents deserves condemnation and exemplary damages. Justice Ibrahim Buba of the... read more

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BREAKING: Sanusi floors Nigerian govt; court awards him N50million damages

April 3, 2014

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi A Federal High Court in Lagos has restrained the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services from arresting or harrassing the... read more

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Update: Eight dead in Lagos boat mishap

April 3, 2014

Eight of the 20 passengers died and 12 were injured. The capsized boat that claimed the lives of eight people on Wednesday night hit a... read more

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Suspension of Rivers State Chief Judge “illegal and unconstitutional,” Falana says

April 2, 2014

Femi Falana Mr. Falana accused the NJC of disregarding a Federal High Court judgment on which the Chief Judge’s appointment was predicated. A human rights... read more

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Nigeria 2015: El-Rufai disagrees with Fani-Kayode, says religion shouldn’t factor in APC’s choice of presidential ticket

April 2, 2014

Nasir El-Rufai “Politics and governance are not to be mixed or dictated to by any religion,” Mr. El-Rufai said.…... read more

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Group seeks investigation into killing of 21 Boko Haram detainees at SSS headquarters

April 2, 2014

“…other detainees who posed no danger to the DSS or its operatives, or, who, in fact made no attempts to escape from detention were fired... read more

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New Number Plates: Lawyer accuses FRSC of misleading Nigerians

April 2, 2014

The court had declared as unlawful, FRSC’s imposition of the new number plates on Nigerians, where no existing law permitted it.…... read more

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Court orders arrest of ‘abducted’ The Sun newspapers’ editor for alleged contempt of court

and April 1, 2014

John Ukpai also ordered the arrest of Chuks Onuoha, the Abia correspondent of The Sun Newspapers. A Chief Magistrate at an Umuahia Magistrate Court in... read more

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Court of Appeal overturns high court ruling on El-Rufai

March 31, 2014

Former FCT Minister, Nasir El-Rufai In 2008, Mr. El-Rufai approached the Federal High Court, Abuja, to defend and uphold his rights. A Court of Appeal... read more

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Fani-Kayode warns APC against Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket

March 31, 2014

Femi Fani-Kayode “This is not 1993 and whether we like it or not we must accept the fact that religion plays a major role in... read more

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Update: Why court denied alleged serial fraudster, Fred Ajudua, bail

March 31, 2014

Presiding Justice Kudirat Jose stated that Mr. Ajudua’s antecedents were grounds for her refusal to grant his bail request.…... read more

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Court denies alleged serial fraudster, Fred Ajudua, bail

March 31, 2014

Fred Ajudua, in black, gaurded by Prison Guards The judge said Mr. Ajudua’s poor health condition could be met while in detention. A Lagos High... read more

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Abducted Sun Newspapers’ associate editor, Ebere Wabara, granted bail

March 30, 2014

Associate Editor, The Sun, Ebere Wabara Following the intervention of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, an editor with Lagos-based The Sun Newspapers, Ebere... read more

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NUJ, NGE condemn police abduction of The Sun Newspapers’ Associate Editor

March 30, 2014

Associate Editor, The Sun, Ebere Wabara Mr. Wabara was forced out of his residence in the presence of his wife and two kids. The Nigeria... read more

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Police officers from Abia abduct The Sun editor in Lagos

March 29, 2014

Associate Editor, The Sun, Ebere Wabara Policemen from the Abia State Command, Thursday, abducted the Associate Editor of The Sun Newspaper, from his Surulere, Lagos... read more

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Financial Reporting Council blocks PREMIUM TIMES reporter from venue of CBN probe

March 27, 2014

The Financial Reporting Council punishes PREMIUM TIMES over its reporting on the suspension of CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido, and the role of the Council in... read more

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Lagos government appeals ruling against toll collection on Lekki-Ikoyi bridge

March 27, 2014

“With due respect to the Honourable Judge, it is our opinion that the judgment delivered contained at least two or three fundamental errors.” Hours after... read more

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Lagos laws do not cover toll collection on Lekki-Ikoyi bridge, court rules

March 27, 2014

Conceived in 2008, the 1.35 kilometre Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge was opened to the public in May 2013 amid controversies. Justice Saliu Seidu of a Federal... read more

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