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It’s Official Now: Buhari Suspends Okoi Obono-Obla, Orders Him To Submit Self To ICPC

By Unini Chioma -August 14, 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of ...

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Achieving Justice For Victims And Ending Impunity Across The Continent By Femi Falana

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) recognizes “that during this century millions of children, women and men ...

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$17, 000 fraud: Court orders EFCC to produce devices used by fraudster

Federal High Court on Wednesday ordered the EFCC to produce the devices, phone and laptop used by Happiness Asuquo who ...

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Farmer convicted of raping 5-yr-old girl gets N10,000 fine

Source: Daily Trust An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, in Jos, Plateau State, on Wednesday sentenced a 19-year-old ...

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I’ve spent over three years in custody without trial – Accused tells court

By Unini Chioma – July 25, 2019 A middle-aged man, Peter Oko has told an Enugu High Court that he ...

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Magu: UK Too Slow on Diezani’s Prosecution

By Unini Chioma -July 25, 2019 The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu has accused ...

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Group advocates transfer of CCT from presidency to judiciary

By Unini Chioma – July 25, 2019 A civil society group, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, on Wednesday proposed the ...

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Rivers State CJ Requests Nomination Of Judges From NBA Port Harcourt

By Unini Chioma – July 21, 2019 The Rivers State Judicial Service Commission has commenced an exercise to appoint four ...

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Justice suffers as 82 judges handle over 200,000 cases in federal high courts

By Unini Chioma -July 21, 2019 Delay in justice dispensation at the various federal high courts in the country may continue as ...

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Anambra CJ frees 13 prisoners

By Unini Chioma -July 18, 2019 Anambra State Chief Judge, Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu has freed thirteen inmates from Nnewi Prisons. While three ...

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Drama As Prison Warden Assaults Lawyer In Court

By Unini Chioma -July 18, 2019 There was a mild drama at the Osun State High Court, Osogbo, on Tuesday, as a ...

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EFCC hands over N4.5b edifice seized from ex-CDS Badeh to VON

By Unini Chioma -July 18, 2019 The multi-billion naira property seized from a former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), the late Air ...

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CJN Tanko Muhammad Wants Better Welfare For Judicial Officers

By Unini Chioma -July 17, 2019 The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Tanko Muhammad has urged the Legislative and the Executive arms ...

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Katsina CJ frees 300 Prisoners, promises judicial reforms

By Unini Chioma -July 16, 2019 Katsina State Chief Judge, Justice Musa Danladi Abubakar, Tuesday in Katsina announced the release of a ...

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Real reason behind insecurity in Nigeria – EFCC, ICPC, NJC

The Administration of Criminal Justice Act should be fully implemented by all the states – NJC Civil society leaders, anti-corruption ...

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Let Me Talk to my Father Before I Die

By Olusegun Adeniyi The video clips are two. In one, the young man, bleeding and shackled, is in the trunk ...

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JUST IN: Buhari Approves Bills, Changes Nigerian Prison Service To Correctional Service And Federal University Of Agriculture Makurdi To Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University

By Unini Chioma -August 14, 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a change of name for the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi ...

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Court restrains AGF, ICPC from seizing ex-Zamfara gov, Yari’s properties

By Unini Chioma -August 19, 2019 A Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences ...

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EFCC hands over Badeh’s forfeited property to NEDC

By Unini Chioma -August 8, 2019 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday handed over a 13 bedroom, one-storey building ...

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Appointment Of Additional 15 Judges: Judicial Service Committee, FCT, Calls For Nomination

By Unini Chioma -August 9, 2019 The Judicial Service Committee of the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria is calling for nomination of ...

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COURT OF APPEAL: Doubt In Every Criminal Trial Must Be Resolved In Favour Of An Accused Person

By Unini Chioma -August 9, 2019 TheNigeriaLawyer Analysis  The Court of Appeal Jos Division discharged and acquitted the Appellant who allegedly poisoned ...

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Obono-Obla panel seeks forfeiture of PEF director’s assets

By Unini Chioma -August 12, 2019 The Special Presidential Investigative Panel on Recovery of Public Property has written to the Petroleum Equalisation ...

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EFCC begins probe of Obasanjo govt’s $16bn power project

By Unini Chioma -August 10, 2019 * Anti-graft agency raises team of crack detectives* May quiz top CBN officials over deals THE ...

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#Revolutionnow: 90-Day Detention Must Be Challenged, Says Falana SAN

By Unini Chioma -August 9, 2019 Is it constitutional for a judge to order the detention of a citizen for 90 days ...

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Gani’s 10th anniversary series: Day he boxed judge into a corner

By Unini Chioma -August 9, 2019 Richard Akinnola The late Gani Fawehinmi was in court one day in one of his cases ...

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EFCC To Arraign Atiku’s Lawyer For Alleged Laundering $2m

By Unini Chioma -August 9, 2019 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has perfected plans to arraign a lawyer, Mr. Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, ...

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N1.23bn alleged fraud: Court imposes N1bn bail on Maurice Iwu

By Unini Chioma -August 9, 2019 A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Maurice Iwu, who was charged with ...

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Police Arrests Man Who Impregnated 10 Year Old Girl In Benue

By Unini Chioma – August 7, 2019 The police in Benue on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of an 18-year-old man, ...

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Judge withdraws from Suswan’s N3.1bn fraud case

By Unini Chioma – August 7, 2019 Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja has taken over ...

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Gov. Makinde declares N50bn assets

By Unini Chioma -July 15, 2019 Following his promise to the people that he would make details of his assets public upon ...

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Convicted drug dealer forfeits N31m, vehicles to FG

By Unini Chioma -July 15, 2019 The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the forfeiture of N31.4million and two vehicles seized ...

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Prof Itse Sagay Advocates Execution Of Those Who Committed Heinous Crimes, Recommends Death Penalty For Rapists

By Unini Chioma -August 10, 2019 Professor Itsejuwa Esanjumi Sagay, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), needs little or no introduction, having ...

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Suspension of Sudan from African Union Not Enough, By Femi Falana

After months of prevarication, the African Union (AU) eventually suspended Sudan from the continental organisation last week. The suspension was ...

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Make ACJA mandatory course in judicial institutes

The Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative, also known as Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN), has asked the Federal Government ...

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I’ll partner stakeholders to fight corruption in Judiciary, says CJN

By Unini Chioma -July 24, 2019 The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has pledged to partner with journalists and other ...

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Stakeholders seek implementation of Criminal Justice Law in Plateau State

Stakeholders in Jos called for the speedy implementation of the Criminal Justice Law in Plateau State. Addressing newsmen during the ...

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FG Pledges to Sustain Administration of Criminal Justice Act’s Gains

The Federal government has assured that it would continue to engage critical stakeholders in the Justice Sector, in order to ...

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KANO STATE SIGNS INTO LAW THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW 2019.

Gov. Ganduje on May 8, 2019 finally signs into law the Kano State Administration of Criminal Justice bill. The bill ...

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A defence counsel has apologized to court on behalf of the ex-UNILAG lecturer’s absence in alleged rape trial.

A defence counsel, Olanrewaju Ajanaku, on Monday apologised to an Ikeja High Court on behalf of Dr Afeez Baruwa, an ...

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Lagos moves to end imprisonment of petty offenders

Days after calls from an advocacy group, the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke has said petty offenders ...

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Court Jails Two For Belonging To Unlawful Association, Stealing

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo on Monday convicted and sentenced two middle year old man, Suleiman Sanni and Taiwo Ibrahim to three ...

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BROTHER KILLS SIBLING, DENIES MOTHER

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, has sentenced a 33-year-old, Allen Abiodun, to death for stabbing his younger brother ...

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Billionaire Kidnapper: Evans was not forced to make confessional statements – Judge

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court on Friday held that alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, ...

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Hope rises for kids locked up with adults in Nigerian prisons

After persistent advocacy over detention of under aged offenders along with adults in Nigerian prisons, a major step has been ...

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Court Revokes Ex-Mainstreet Bank MD’s Bail

Justice Olusola Williams of a Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, has revoked the bail granted to banker, Chester ...

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OPINIONS:

NEW LAW: Confessional Statements Taken By Security Agents In The Absence Of Accused’s Lawyers Are Inadmissible And Useless In Law ...

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LEDAP HOSTS A 2-DAY NATIONAL SUMMIT ON EFFECTIVE PROSECUTION OF CRIMES IN NIGERIA. 

The Legal Defence and Assistance Project with the support of MacArthur Foundation and in collaboration with the Federal Justice Reform ...

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LAGOS LAUNCHES PRACTICE DIRECTIONS FOR ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL, RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

Lagos State Judiciary has launched the Practice Directions for Administration of Criminal Justice Law, ACJL, and the Restorative Justice that ...

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YOBE STATE SOON TO ADOPT THE ACJL BILL

LEDAP hosted a 2-day workshop for the Justice Reform Team of Yobe State which held on the 18th – 19th ...

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Ebonyi CJ frees 26 Prison inmates

The Chief Judge of Ebonyi State, Alloy Nwankwo, on Monday in Abakaliki freed 26 awaiting trial inmates of the Abakaliki ...

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Transfer of Fayose’s case, contrary to ACJA – lawyer

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Olalekan Ojo and counsel, to the second accused in the ongoing trial of the former ...

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Lekki hotel gang rape: Complainant seeks withdrawal of case; ACJA prohibits court from staying proceedings says prosecution.

A 24-year-old woman (name withheld), allegedly drugged at a  nightclub and gang-raped in a hotel at Lekki, Lagos, by two ...

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Surety arraigned for failing to produce suspect

Police have arraigned a 34-year-old man, Dare David, in a Badagry Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, after allegedly failing to produce a ...

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Non-custodial Sentence Can Assist In Decongesting Our Prisons

Figures from National Bureau of Statistics, NBS,  data show key flaws in Nigeria’s criminal justice system. The figures cover data ...

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Buhari vows to strengthen the criminal justice system for effective fight against corruption in the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will ensure effective asset declaration by public office holders and ensure sanctions by professional ...

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NDLEA takes 3 truck-load of cannabis to court as exhibit

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Tuesday, took two Hilux truck and a Toyota Hiace bus loaded with ...

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Innovations Introduced By The Administration Of Criminal Justice Act, (2015) – An Examination

The Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 (ACJA) seeks to revise our criminal law and the administration of the criminal ...

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FHC Long Vacation: Only The Court Divisions In Abuja, Lagos And Port Harcourt Will Function During The Vacation.

By Unini Chioma -July 8, 2019 Judges of the Federal High Courts across the country have commenced the annual long vacation for ...

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FHC Alternative Dispute Resolution Center Calls For Application By Neutral Facilitators

By Unini Chioma -July 9, 2019 The Federal High Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Center is now advertising for Neutral Facilitators which consist ...

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Court orders forfeiture of Diezani’s landed property

By Unini Chioma -July 9, 2019 The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, ordered the final forfeiture of a plot of ...

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Body of SAN calls for regular health checks for judges

By Unini Chioma -July 15, 2019 The Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN), Abuja branch, has charged the judicial management to ...

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Umahi swears in new Acting Chief Judge

By Unini Chioma -July 15, 2019 Governor David Umahi on Monday in Abakaliki swore in Ebonyi State’s new acting Chief Judge, Justice ...

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