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Nasarawa Magistrate’s Court Sentences Man to 14 Years Imprisonment for Kidnapping, 4 Years for Unlawful Assembly

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The Senior Magistrate of Upper Area Court Nasarawa, Eggon, Abdullahi Shams Shama, Thursday convicted and sentenced one Usman Mohammed and 14 years with hard labour for the offence of Kidnapping contrary to section 274 of the Penal Code, and to four years imprisonment with a fine of fifty thousand Naira for the offence of Unlawful […]

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Lawyer, Daniel Kip, writes Cross River State Govt Requesting Compliance with Supreme Court Pronouncements on Non-requirement of Governor’s Consent in Private Land Transactions

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Legal practitioner, Daniel Kip, has written to the Cross River State Government requesting compliance with the Supreme Court judgment in Engr. Yakubu Ibrahim & Ors. V. Simon Obaje (2017) LPELR-43749(SC) by registering land transactions between private individuals and entities without the mandatory requirement of the consent of the Governor. Mr. Kip, who practices in Calabar, […]

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JUST IN “The True Magistrate”, His Worship Tosin Okikiolu, Receives Ogun Chief Judge’s Special Award

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His Worship, Mr. Oluwatosin Okikiolu, the Magistrate mentioned in a profound personal experience by Counsel Earl Eigbe last weekend, has received an award from the Ogun state Judiciary in” recognition of his great exploit on the bench”. TheLoyal Nigerian Lawyer reliably gathered that the award is not unconnected to the avalanche of commendations heaped on […]

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Nigerian Prison Service Becomes Correctional Service as President Buhari Assents New Bill

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President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Nigerian Correctional Service Bill into law thereby repealing the Nigerian Prisons Service Act. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House correspondents in Abuja Wednesday. By this act, the Nigerian Prisons Service will now be known as the […]

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Two Kwara Assemblymen may Face Charges as Police Begin Investigations into Tenant’s Beating

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Nigerian Police Force, Kwara State Command has commenced investigation into allegations of assault brought against Hon. Ganiyu Abolarin representing Isapa/Ekiti and Hon. Owolabi Razaq representing Share/Oke Odo, at the Kwara State House of Assembly. This development followed a petition addressed to Commissioner of Police,Mr. Kayode Egbetokun by a concerned group, Leadership Appraisal Forum, which called […]

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President Buhari Signs Three New Bills into Law

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President Muhammadu Buhari has signed three bills into law. The bills are the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (Amendment) Act, 2019; Defence Intelligence Agency Civilian Pensions Board (Establishment) Act, 2019; and National Biosafety Management Agency (Amendment) Act, 2019. Ita Enang, President Buhari’s Senate liaison made the announcement Thursday Read the full statement by Mr Enang below: President Muhammadu Buhari […]

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Worldwide Negative Trends Jeopardise Rule of Law Principle, Justice Institutions- United Nations Officials

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The undermining of independent judiciaries, along with other trends impacting access to justice, has been increasing around the world, a top United Nations official warned, as the Sixth Committee (Legal) took up the matter of the rule of law at the national and international levels today. Fabrizio Hochschild-Drumond, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, introducing the […]

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Industrial Court Restrains Peter Ikyagh, 2 Others from Taking over IPMAN Secretariat

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Hon. Justice Olufunke Anuwe of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Sitting in Abuja has granted an order of interim injunction restraining Mr. Peter Ikyagh, Jonathan Agbe and J. P. Emeka (defendants) from taking over the offices, secretariat, assets, accounts and property of the Makurdi Depot of Independent Petroleum Marketers’ Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, that Parties are to […]