The UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, has appointed a retired Nigerian lieutenant general, Chikadibia Obiakor, to lead a special investigation into the killing of some Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Continue reading UN appoints Nigerian as special investigator for killing of Burundians
THE Ebonyi State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, yesterday lamented the growing wave of Lassa Fever epidemic, which has between 2005 and 2018, claimed over 40 health workers and caused uncountable number of deaths in the state. Continue reading Ebonyi loses 40 health workers to Lassa Fever in 13 years
A British estate agent was jailed in Dubai after he sent an angry WhatsApp message to a car dealer when the vehicle he bought from him broke down.
Yaseen Killick, 29, spent £6,000 on a second-hand Volkswagen Golf but instantly regretted it when he learned it had previously been written off. Continue reading Estate agent is jailed in Dubai for sending WhatsApp message
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’
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
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.
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
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