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POLICY ADVOCACY WORKSHOP HELD ON THE 5TH – 9TH JUNE 2017 IN MOMBASA, KENYA

The workshop which held in Mombasa, Kenya was organized by Centre for Reproductive Right and it had in attendance representatives from five African countries; Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. The workshop was aimed at training participant on how to develop strong and effective policy advocacy strategy.

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REPORT ON POLICY ADVOCACY WORKSHOP

UNILAG LAUNCHES HUMAN RIGHTS CLINIC

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) in patnership with Amnesty International, Nigeria, launched a human rights clinic on June 27, 2017. The launch which was hosted by the Law Faculty of the University showcased the 30 pioneer members of the clinic.

According to the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof. Ayodele Atsenuwa, the human rights clinic is aimed at ‘equipping students of the University of Lagos with knowledge and skills required for promoting and protecting human rights.’

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Cross section of panel discussant  at the university of Lagos state human rights clinic launch. from L-R Andrew W. Maki , executive director of  Justice empowerment Initiative,(JEI), Osai Ejigho , Executive Director Amnesty International Nigeria, Dean faculty of law unilag,prof Atsenuwa  Professor of Law Unilag, Naomi Emeka Associate LEDAP Nigeria and Abdul Tejan Cole Executive Director of OSIWA speaking on the role of youths in the promotion and protection of human rights in Nigeria.

CJN to Judges: it’s no Longer Business as Usual

TO say the outgoing year has been a turbulent one for the judiciary would be an understatement It is therefore proper that we look back on how we have fared, even in the face of the challenges, and the achievements recorded during the year.

In doing so, we are able to chart a new and improved course for the incoming legal year. This session is therefore a time to reflect and celebrate the new legal year, together with the distinguished legal practitioners who have been found worthy of honour by the conferment on them of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC).

The 2016/2017 legal year was an eventful one with the appointment of my humble self as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) being the ultimate. I assumed office with faith, courage and hope for a better judiciary. I am humbled by the God-given privilege to lead Nigeria’s judiciary at this time in the history of our nation. By the special grace of God and your support, I am determined to put in my best in the service of our great nation.

The legal year under reference also marked the elevation of four brother justices to the apex court: Justices Amina Adamu Augie, Ejembi Eko, Paul Adamu Galinje and Sidi Dauda Bage.

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The Only Female Lawyer Denied SAN Rank

Ms Oluwatoyin Ajoke Bashoruns joy knew no bound on Wednesday July 5 2017 when her name appeared among 30 lawyers – all men except her – that were announced by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) as those to be awarded the Senior Advocate Of Nigeria (SAN) rank for the year 2017.

But her joy was cut short on Friday, September 16, 2017, when Mrs Hadizatu Uwani Mustafa, the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court who also doubles as the Secretary of LPPC, announced that her named has been dropped from those to be conferred with the rank of SAN on Monday, September 18 , 2017, based on some petitions against her which the body is still investigating .

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Uneasy Calm As Over 90 Magistrates In Ondo State Are Sacked From Judicial Service

There is an uneasy calm in Ondo State as over 90 magistrates in the State Judicial Service Commission have been terminated by the Rotimi Akeredolu government, SaharaReporters can authoritatively report.

Investigations at the weekend revealed that some magistrates and staff attorneys received disengagement letters from Justice Olarenwaju Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, the Acting Chief Judge, while others were suspended, with some of the letters citing “perceived irregularities” or claiming the appointments had not followed “due process.”

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