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BREAKING: Judge convicts senior Nigerian lawyer

BREAKING: Judge convicts senior Nigerian lawyer

A senior Nigerian lawyer, Joseph Nwobike, has been convicted on several counts of attempting to pervert justice, Premium Times has reported. Mr Nwobike, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), was convicted by the Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court on Monday. Justice Raliat Adebiyi, however, found the lawyer not guilty on offences of offering

Osinbajo queries IGP over arrest of journalists

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has queried Idris Ibrahim, the inspector-general of police, over the arrest and detention of the Elombah brothers who are journalists with The two brothers — Daniel and Timothy, publisher and editor respectively — along with six other men were arrested at their Anambra residence on January 1, 2018 reportedly on the

Buhari’s anti-graft war suffers massive setback as Egmont Group suspends Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft war has suffered a massive setback with the suspension of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) from the Egmont Group, TheCable can report. And if Nigeria fails to comply with the group’s demands for a legal framework granting autonomy to the NFIU by January 2018, the country will be expelled from

Controversial lawyer, Keyamo, shunned four times, finally gets SAN rank

By Sam Gbeke After being overlooked on four different occasions, controversial human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo, was on Thursday approved for conferment with the title of Senior Advocated of Nigeria (SAN) by the Legal Practitioner’s Privilege Committee (LPPC). An ecstatic Keyamo immediate took to Twitter to express his elation at his good fortune. He tweeted:

BREAKING: ‘Many trapped’ as 3-storey building collapses in Lagos

A three-storey building under construction has collapsed in the Ilasa area of Lagos state, leaving many, especially workers, trapped. A witness said the incident occurred around 2pm. Rescue operation is ongoing at the building located at 2/4, Richard Abimbola, Off Limca Road, Ire Adri Estate. The Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) is treating some of

Hire “Ogbologbo” lawyers, Obasanjo advisers EFCC

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission not only to carry out thorough investigation of corruption cases, but also hire the services of ‘Ogbologbo’ lawyers. An ‘Ogbologbo’, a Yoruba word means ‘seasoned, experienced person. Obasanjo gave the advice today while reacting President Muhammadu’s Buhari’s charge to the EFCC to stop

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