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Minor in court for allegedly violating Benue anti-open grazing law

By Onyeje Abutu-Joel Makurdi, Sept 10, 2020 A 14-year-old herder, on Thursday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Makirdi for allegedly violating the Anti-Open grazing Law in Benue. The police charged the minor with Open Nomadic Livestock Rearing and Grazing punishable under Section 19(2) of the...

Be guided by rule of law, Malami cautions Law Reform Commission

By Ebere Agozie Abuja, Sept.10, 2020 The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN has called on the newly inaugurated members of the 9th Commission of the Nigerian Law Reform to be guided by the rules and regulations as provided...

Ekiti Commissioner advises Accountant-General on enforcement of child support court orders

By Opeyemi Aremu-Gbemiro Ado-Ekiti, Sept. 9, 2020 The Commissioner for Justice, Mr Olawale Fapounda, has issued legal advice to the Accountatnt-General of Ekiti on the need to ease the enforcement of the child support court orders against Public Officers in the state Public Service. Fapohunda said...

Kano Court remands man for alleged murder

By Ramatu Garba Kano, Sept. 7,2020 A Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano State, on Monday ordered that Auwal Abdullahi, 18, be remanded in correctional facility for alleged murder of one, Umar Abubakar. The defendant, who resides at Aisami Quarters in Kano metropolis is facing a...

$9.6bn Judgment Debt: Victory in UK court, a huge relief – Lai Mohammed

By Rotimi Ijikanmi Abuja, Sept. 5, 2020 The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that the Friday judgment of a UK Commercial Court suspending the execution of a 9.6 billion dollar judgment debt against Nigeria is “a huge relief”. The Minister, who...

Lawyer wants AGF seek review of judgment debt against Nigeria

By Femi Ogunshola Abuja, Sept. 5, 2020 A lawyer and politician, Dr Kayode Ajulo, has urged the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to seek review of judgment debts against Nigeria. He gave the advice in a statement on Saturday in Abuja against the...

Chief Justice of Nigeria warns of dire consequences if judicial officers are neglected

By Dianabasi Effiong Port Harcourt, Sept. 3, 2020 The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, says Nigeria will suffer “grave consequences” if judicial officers are consistently deprived of requisite infrastructure. Muhammad made the remark on Friday in Port Harcourt at a ceremony to inaugurate...

Osinbajo applauds Supreme Court over ruling endorsing virtual proceedings

By Chijioke Okoronkwo Abuja, Sept. 3, 2020 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the endorsement of virtual court proceedings by a Supreme Court ruling was a wise decision. Osinbajo made this submission on Thursday at a webinar on media coverage of virtual court proceedings in...

Death sentence: Kano Judiciary submit case details to Falana

By Rabiu Sani/Ramatu Garba Kano, Sept. 3, 2020 Kano State Judiciary says it has submitted certified copies of the Sharia Court judgment to the Human Right activist, Mr Femi Falana, to enable him to appeal the judgment that sentenced Yahaya Aminu to death by hanging...

Alleged fraud: Maina petitions AGF

By Wandoo Sombo Abuja, Sept. 2, 2020 The embattled Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) Abdulrasheed Maina, has petitioned the Attorney- General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, challenging the criminal charge against him. In the petition made...
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