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Valedictory Court Session for Justice Andrews Obaseki holds in Benin City

Valedictory Court Session for Justice Andrews Obaseki holds in Benin City

A valedictory court session in honour of the first Bini indigene to become a Supreme Court Justice, Late Retired Justice Andrews Otutu Obaseki, held on Thursday at the High Court of Justice in Benin City, Edo State. The session attracted legal luminaries from across the country, who gathered to pay their last respects to the

Sagay: SANs frustrating corruption cases should be barred from courts

Itse Sagay, chairman of the presidential advisory committee against corruption, says senior advocates of Nigeria (SANs) frustrating high-profile corruption cases should be denied the right of appearance during the court hearing of such cases. Sagay said this on Wednesday at a media roundtable organised by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) in Lagos. Sagay, a

Suspended Nigerian judges recalled; three others placed on watch list

The National Judicial Council has recalled a Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi Ademola, who was suspended alongside seven other judges following allegations of corruption brought against them by the federal government. In a statement Saturday, the council said Mr. Ademola was recalled alongside five other judges. Mr. Ademola and seven other judges were suspended in

UPDATED: Federal Court declares Police panel on Rivers election illegal

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has declared as illegal, the joint panel constituted by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to investigate alleged infractions in the December 10 re-run elections in Rivers. Justice Gabriel Kolawale, who delivered the judgment on Tuesday in Abuja, described the panel as a “strange illegal contraption unknown to law”. Mr.

Why court freed Justice Ademola

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday discharged a judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja of all 18-count charges of fraud brought against him, his wife and a senior lawyer. The judge, Adeniyi Ademola, and his wife, Olabowale, as well as Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joe Agi, were accused of

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