Lawyers Advocate Increased Mediation In Labour Cases

Ayuba Waba, Labour Leader Some lawyers on Friday in Abuja stressed the need for increased mediation and reconciliation in labour cases in line with the new National Industrial Court Civil Procedure Rules, 2017. The lawyers, who spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that increased mediation would promote harmony in…

Again, Lawyers Sue Buhari for Non-Appointment of Minister from Kogi

A year after the death of James Ocholi, the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to appoint a replacement from Kogi as stated in the constitution.Consequently, lawyers from Kogi State, where Mr. Ocholi represented in the federal cabinet, have dragged the president to court, accusing him of violating the…

James Ocholi: Six lawyers drag Buhari to court

Six legal practitioners have dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court for failing to appoint a replacement for the late Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, James Ocholi. The lawyers are: Felix Okolo, Femi Victor Motojesi, Samuel Ogala, Dickson Enema, David Adegbe and Titilope Akerejola. In a suit filed at the Federal High Court, Lokoja…

Lawyers move to halt trial of Supreme Court Justices

Piqued by the trial of some Supreme Court Justices, Nigeria’s legal community led by rights activist, Malcolm Omirhobo, is set to file for stoppage of the suits. Omirhobo who frowned at the public prosecution of the judicial officers contends that the trials are an orchestrated move by the executive arm of government to arm twist…

Lawyers seek strict enforcement of laws on rape

The gavel of justice Some Abuja based lawyers have advocated full enforcement of laws on rape to curb the increasing cases of rape and defilement of under-aged children in the country. They made the call in Abuja on Friday. A lawyer, Mrs Lucy Okoye said that, it is not just enough to have laws in…

Lagos lawyers hail passage of bill on death penalty for kidnappers

The arraigned suspected kidnappers of Oniba of Iba at the Lagos High Court, Igbosere – Duba Furejo; Ododomo Isaiah; Reuben Anthony and Yerin Fresh. Some Lagos-based lawyers have lauded the Lagos State House of Assembly for passing into law the bill stipulating the death penalty for the offence of kidnapping. The lawyers disclosed in Lagos…

Domestic violence on women should be checked- Lawyers

domestic violence Some Lagos based lawyers have stressed the need for adequate measures to be put in place to check the spate of domestic violence in the society. The lawyers said in Lagos on Friday that the weight of domestic violence in the society was far-reaching, and called for a proper remedy of the situation….

English teachers, lawyers on strike in Cameroon over imposition of French

A strike has been embarked upon by disgruntled teachers and lawyers in the English-speaking region of Cameroon after accusing government of imposing French in schools and court rooms in the Anglophone speaking part of the country. Before now, Anglophones in the country have long complained that they face discrimination as they are excluded from state…

Lawyers in Tunisia go on strike over austerity measures

For the second time in a month, lawyers in Tunisia have embarked on a strike to show their displeasure over new taxes and tighter fiscal controls in government’s proposed budget for next year. The strike has also prompted the teachers union which said it was also planning a major protest as the moves are coming…

Lawyers protest judges’ arrest, incarceration of Dasuki, Kanu, others [PHOTOS]

Constitutional lawyers and human rights activists from various parts of the country staged a protest in Abuja on Monday against the continued detention of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and others in spite the bails granted them by courts. They flayed the executive arm of the federal government for attempting to…

Lawyers protest against DSS in Abuja, say it must obey court orders

Lawyers in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Monday took to the streets in protest against what they called the continual disobedience of court orders by the Deprtment of State Services, DSS. The lawyers, in their thousands and supported by members of the civil society, stormed the Federal High Court Headquarters in Maitama, the Attorney General’s…

Sale of Nigeria’s assets: Lawyers kick against Buhari

Two Legal Practitioners in Warri, Delta State, Mr. Paul Omozele Esq and Mr. Ignatius Onwuemele Esq have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind his decision of selling off Nigeria’s assets, saying the sales of the assets cannot revive the poor financial status of the country. The Lawyers in a separate chat with DAILY POST this morning in Warri said…