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Woman sentenced for poisoning ex-boyfriend’s mom ‘to get even’

A 24-year-old woman convicted of manslaughter for poisoning her ex-boyfriend’s mom was sentenced to prison.

Kaitlyn Conley was handed a 23-year prison sentence Thursday in the death of Mary Yoder, who was her boss at a chiropractic clinic in Whitesboro, New York, according to the Utica Observer-Dispatch. Continue reading Woman sentenced for poisoning ex-boyfriend’s mom ‘to get even’

Travelling to Dubai?: The laws you need to know to avoid trouble

Tourists in Dubai have been thrown in jail for breaking laws they had no idea existed. From brushing past a stranger to swearing or having sex, holidaymakers have found themselves in hot water in the Middle East.

New figures have shown that over the last year, Dubai’s tourism police have dealt with 1,623 complaints. Most are resolved instantly, Continue reading Travelling to Dubai?: The laws you need to know to avoid trouble

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Liberia’s president expelled from her party

Liberia’s outgoing president has been expelled from her own party, for allegedly failing to support its candidate to succeed her.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is accused of encouraging people to vote against her vice-president, Joseph Boakai.

Former footballer George Weah won the presidential elections in December, defeating Mr Boakai.

Ms Sirleaf, who is a Nobel Peace Prize winner and Africa’s first elected woman president, could not stand again.

A spokesman for the governing Unity Party said Ms Sirleaf had violated the party’s constitution as she was seen campaigning with Mr Weah, who was running under the Coalition for Democratic Change banner.

Ms Sirleaf has not yet commented.

Mr Weah will be sworn in later this month. It will be the first smooth transfer of power since 1944 in Liberia, which was founded by freed US slaves in the 19th Century.

Ms Sirleaf gained popularity at home and abroad for helping to bring stability to her country after years of civil war.

BBC

NBA statement on the Benue killings is a monumental disgrace-Elvis Okugbo

A senior Lawyer Elvis Okugbo has described the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Press statement on the gruesome killing in Benue by herdsmen as a monumental disgrace.In his statement below he stated
“I am shocked by the patronizing language of this press statement by the A. B. Mahmoud led NBA National Exco….! It would have been better they said nothing as this none commital statement, is, to say the least, a monumental disgrace to an august body in the mold of the NBA!!

Continue reading NBA statement on the Benue killings is a monumental disgrace-Elvis Okugbo

LAWYERS: National ID requirement for filing court processes applies to the FHC

MANDATORY USE OF NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER REGULATIONS 2017 (Government Notice No. 123)*

The above named regulation released  by the Nigerian Identity Management commission appears to have unsettled many lawyers as the possession of the National identity number will become a criteria that will henceforth regulate how lawyers do their business in Nigeria.

The apprehension could be related to the fact that a lot of Lawyers and Indeed Nigerians are yet to obtain the number. Continue reading LAWYERS: National ID requirement for filing court processes applies to the FHC

LSK Nairobi branch opens nomination for Legal awards

The Nairobi branch of the Law Society of Kenya has set up a Legal Awards Programme to recognize law firms/ legal departments and individual lawyers with outstanding standards of practice and legal service delivery in an effort towards encouraging excellence in practice. The criteria will be based on globally recognized best practice in legal practice and service delivery. Continue reading LSK Nairobi branch opens nomination for Legal awards