Lawyers decry high rate of divorce

Some Abuja-based lawyers on Tuesday decried the high rate of divorce, and blamed the development to unpreparedness before going into the holy matrimony. The lawyers who spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said many people marry without knowing the `dos and don’ts’ of the marriage institution. A record of divorce……

President Buhari Extols First Female SAN, Chief Folake Solanke, On 85th Birthday

Chief Folake Solanke SAN Femi Adesina, Abuja; President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates eminent lawyer, administrator and the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Folake Solanke, on her 85th birthday. President Buhari joins all members of the Bar and the Bench, her friends and family in celebrating the landmark age of the octogenarian, who has…

Sex scandal: Why Apostle Suleman may be innocent – Lawyer

A legal practitioner in Abuja, Danladi Umar, has faulted the allegation by Canada-base Nigerian singer Stephanie Otobo, that she had an amorous relationship with Apostle Johnson Suleman. Umar said Miss Otobo’s demand for the sum of N500 million could be a voyage to reaping where she did not sow. He also faulted what he described…

Lawyers get court order against hike in filing fees in Osun

Members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Osun, on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over an order by the Federal High Court in Osogbo, that restricted the government in Osun from implementing a new filing regime in the State. Addressing a press conference at the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Osogbo,the Chairman…

Female lawyers tell wives to stop unrealistic demands from husbands

Female lawyers in Abuja have called on women to resist the temptation to make unrealistic demands compelling their husbands to cut corners. They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that the manner in which some women rebuked their husbands was largely responsible for the widespread corruption. They were speaking on the occasion……

Lawyer withdraws suit challenging non-confirmation of Onnoghen as CJN

A lawyer, Mr Malcolm Omirhobo has withdrawn the suit he filed in the Federal High Court, Abuja, challenging the non-confirmation of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Omirhobo withdrew the suit as the matter had been overtaken by events. When the matter was called up on Tuesday, counsel to Omirhobo, Mrs Chinyere……

Impersonation: Fake Lawyer, Alpha George sentenced to years imprison

One Alpha George who was arrested in Port Harcourt for impersonating a lawyer has been jailed for three years. Justice George Omeriji of the Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt said the three years sentence begins to count from when the convict was first arrested. In his ruling, Justice Omeriji also directed that…

Buhari not under obligation to make public reason for his absence– lawyer

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo, says it is unconstitutional for some people to be asking for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Ajulo, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is not under any obligation to write or give explanations to the public regarding the purpose of his absence. Ajulo……

Why kidnapping persists – Lawyers

Some lawyers in Lagos say the rate of unemployment, bad morals and inadequate security contribute significantly to the recurrent cases of kidnapping experienced in the country. The legal practitioners spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday. “There is no particular region today in the country that is free from……

World Day of Social Justice: Lawyers condemn unfair labour practices

As Nigeria commemorates World Day of Social Justice, legal practitioners, specialising in labour matters, have condemned prevailing unfair practices in the workplaces. Some of the lawyers made their views known in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja, while reacting to the 2017 theme of the day: ‘’Preventing Conflict……

Lawyer slams N10m suit on Kashamu

A lawyer, Mr Babatunde Olokun, has slammed a N10 million suit on Sen. Buruji Kashamu (PDP-Ogun). Olokun is pressing charges against Kashamu over alleged unlawful arrest, continuous threat to life, harassment and infringement on fundamental human rights. Olokun, a legal practititioner, who filed the application at the Federal High Court in Abuja, alleged that Kashamu……

Syrian refugee sues Facebook for failing to take down false posts on him

A Syrian refugee identified as Anas Modamani has sued Facebook for failing to take down false and incriminating posts on the social media site linking him to crimes. According to the lawyer of the refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel went viral, his client is suing the social networking site after it failed…