Martin Ogunleye,a former Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association,Lagos branch was today conferred with a Chieftaincy title by the Oba of Erunwon as the Agba Ofin of Erunwon.
The event was attended by the creme de la creme of Erunwon,Ijebu and the Legal Profession.
The title makes Mr Ogunleye a top legal personality in the Kingdom.
Agba means senior and Ofin means law.
Put together the most senior lawyer in the kingdom and could also mean the Senior Advocate or Attorney General of Erunwon kingdom.
It could also be the King’s legal adviser.
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Justice Walter Onnoghen has five pending appeals before the Court of Appeal in Abuja, but none of them was decided before he was convicted and removed from office by the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Thursday.
Onnoghen filed the sixth appeal on Thursday to challenge his conviction by the CCT.
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Police have detained a prominent Nairobi lawyer on allegations of defiling five of his 11 children and a house help.
The children are aged between six and 14. The matter would have still been under wraps had the lawyer not taken the children and house help for a medical check-up at MP Shah Hospital in Parklands on Tuesday night.
While at the hospital, the lawyer is said to have requested for HIV and gonorrhoea tests to be conducted on three of the five children, a boy and two girls.
Doctors were concerned on why he wanted HIV tests carried out and suspected that the lawyer had reason to believe that they had been defiled.
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A California couple were jailed for at least 25 years on Friday after admitting to imprisoning and torturing 12 of their 13 children in a grisly “House of Horrors” case that shocked the world.
David Allen Turpin, 57, and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin, 50, had pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts — including cruelty, false imprisonment, child abuse and torture of their children aged three to 30.
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A Magistrates Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Thursday remanded two suspects in prison custody for alleged armed robbery.
The suspects, Chigozie Uwaechi, 29, and Franklin Emmanuel, 24, and others now at large, allegedly robbed one Uto Felix of his Lexus ES300 car with registration number SLK 071 GJ valued at N 1.4m with a locally made pistol and other dangerous weapons.
It was gathered that the suspects dispossessed their victim of his television, cell phone, wristwatch and a pair of shoes all valued at N469,000.
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Eating cats and dogs is legal in seven states and territories in Australia, with South Australia being the only one to have a law prohibiting it.
But Michele Brown, a member of the Fight Dog Meat group, has launched a petition demanding that changes.
Fight Dog Meat is a registered charity in Australia which opposes the slaughter and consumption of dogs or cats for the use of food or fur.
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A former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, has dragged the United Kingdom to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, in a bid to quash his conviction by a London court.
The attestation papers, filed in this respect, were received by the European court on April 16, 2019.
The foundation of Ibori’s appeal, according to the papers filed by his counsel, rests on his claim that Britain disobeyed its own laws all in a rush to get him convicted.
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An Indian voter says he chopped off his index finger after realising he had voted for the “wrong” political party.
Pawan Kumar says he accidentally ended up voting for the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in a video that has gone viral.
He wanted to vote for a regional party – but was confused by the many symbols on the voting machine.
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on Thursday arraign Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia tomorrow on 18 charges at the Fed High Court in Lagos.
Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia is to be arraigned before Justice Rilwan Aikawa, alongside Godwin Obla, SAN.
The EFCC had on Tuesday arrested Rita who is a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court.
Her arrest took place on the premises of the Lagos High Court, Lagos, Ikeja shortly after Justice Hakeem Oshodi struck out the corruption charges made against her by the EFCC.
Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia was standing trial before the court on charges bordering on unlawful enrichment, taking property by a public officer, corruption, forgery and giving false information to an official of the EFCC, while Mr. Obla was Charged with bribing her with N5m.
They had both pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Before her arrest, the trial judge, Justice Oshodi, in a ruling, had struck out the 31 counts filed by the EFCC against Ofili-Ajumogobia and Mr. Obla on the grounds that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the suit.
The judge ruled that, based on the judicial precedent set by the case of Justice Nganjiwa Vs FRN, the EFCC had “jumped the gun” in filing the first amended charge.
Conservative attorney George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, called President Donald Trump a “cancer” ― and urged Congress to act “without delay” to remove him from office via impeachment.
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