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Channels Television: LEDAP Seeks Court Order Abolishing Post-JAMB Test

JAMB-computer-exam-300x161The Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking an order that POST-UTME tests conducted by Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges before admitting students are illegal and should be abolished.

In a suit filed recently against Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) and National Universities Commission (NUC), the group claims that there is no law authorising the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges to subject candidates to a second screening or test after the UTME examination by JAMB. Continue reading “Channels Television: LEDAP Seeks Court Order Abolishing Post-JAMB Test”

Vanguard: LEDAP Wants Court To Declare Post-UTME Tests Illegal

By Innocent Anaba

A civil society organisation, Legal Defence and Assistance Project, LEDAP, has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to declare that the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME tests conducted by Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges before admitting students are illegal and should be abolished.

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Defendants in the suit are Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, JAMB, National Universities Commission, NUC and Federal Ministry of Education.

LEDAP is contending that there is no law authorizing the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges to subject candidates to a second screening or test after the UTME examination by JAMB. Continue reading “Vanguard: LEDAP Wants Court To Declare Post-UTME Tests Illegal”

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Call For Short Consultancies On Administration Of Criminal Justice Act 2015 In FCT

This is a call for expression of interest by LEDAP for persons based in Abuja to undertake a baseline assessment of the State of Criminal Justice Administration in the FCT. The dateline for submission of interest is January 13 2016 and the assignment commences on January 15 2016 for five fee days. Continue reading “Call For Short Consultancies On Administration Of Criminal Justice Act 2015 In FCT”

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The Nigerian anti-Death Penalty Group (NDEPELG) Releases The 5th Volume Of Its Newsletter, “Dismissing The Hangman”

As part of its campaign for the moratorium or total abolishment of the use of the Death Penalty in Nigeria, The Nigerian anti-Death Penalty Group (NDEPELG) has released the 5th volume of its newsletter, “Dismissing The Hangman”.  Continue reading “The Nigerian anti-Death Penalty Group (NDEPELG) Releases The 5th Volume Of Its Newsletter, “Dismissing The Hangman””

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Appointment Of Fifteen (15) Additional Judges For The Bench Of The National Industrial Court Of Nigeria

DATED 27th DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2015

Augustine Alegeh SAN, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, hereby notifies all legal practitioners that the Chief Justice of Nigeria and the Chairman of the National Judicial Council has approved the commencement of the exercise for the appointment of fifteen (15) additional Judges for the National Industrial Court of Nigeria. Continue reading “Appointment Of Fifteen (15) Additional Judges For The Bench Of The National Industrial Court Of Nigeria”

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Ayodele Ogunlana Freed By LEDAP After 7 Years On Death Row

DATE OF JUDGEMENT: OCTOBER 23, 2015

Mr. Ayodele Ogunlana and Mr. Kelvin Inyam were both charged with Armed Robbery and Conspiracy To Commit Armed Robbery under Section 402 of The Criminal Code. Mr. Ayodele was found not guilty and was discharged and acquitted by Hon. Justice A. O. Akinlade of the Lagos High Court. The other accused person, Mr. Kelvin was found guilty as charged and was sentenced to death by hanging. Continue reading “Ayodele Ogunlana Freed By LEDAP After 7 Years On Death Row”