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Malabu Scandal: EFCC tells court it has begun moves to extradite ex-minister Adoke

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, has adjourned to June 18, 2018 for the arraignment of a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke and eight others over their alleged involvement in the sale of Oil Prospecting License, OPL 245. Continue reading Malabu Scandal: EFCC tells court it has begun moves to extradite ex-minister Adoke

JUST IN: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister resigns

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Thursday he had submitted his resignation as both premier and the chairman of the ruling coalition in an effort to facilitate reforms following a period of mass unrest.

Hundreds of people have died in violence sparked initially by an urban development plan for the capital Addis Ababa.

The unrest spread in 2015 and 2016 as demonstrations against political restrictions and human rights abuses broke out.

“Unrest and a political crisis have led to the loss of lives and displacement of many,” Hailemariam said in a televised address to the nation.

“… I see my resignation as vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would lead to sustainable peace and democracy,” he said.

Hailemariam said he would stay on as prime minister in a caretaker capacity until the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and the country’s parliament accepted his resignation and named a new premier.

(Reuters/NAN)

Paul Usoro SAN speaks at NBA Ile-Ife as law week begins-Dr Abiodun Layonu is the Chairman of the event

The Law week of the Nigerian Bar Association Ile-Ife began today at the Obafemi Awolowo University  Conference Center, Ile Ife,Osun State with His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja 11,Ooni of Ife as the Royal Father of the day. In an information received by courtroom mail, the Special guests were the governors of Osun State,Ekiti state and Ondo State. Others are, Senator Iyiola Omisore, Senator Babajude Omoworara and Hon. Albert Adeogun Continue reading Paul Usoro SAN speaks at NBA Ile-Ife as law week begins-Dr Abiodun Layonu is the Chairman of the event

LAND GRABBING; Community sues ARM Ltd, TOll Coy AND Mutairu Owoeye

Incorporated Trustees of Bolorunpelu Landlords and Residents

Association of Ibeju –Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State

has in Suit No. EPD/6122LMW/18 sued ASSET & RESOURCE

MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED ( ARM); TOLL SYSTEMS COMPANY  LIMITED; CHIEF MUTAIRU OWOEYE & COMPANY LTD; ALHAJI MUTAIRU OWOEYE AND MR. GANIYU OWOEYE (A.K.A GARBA) before the High Court of Lagos State, Epe Judicial Division, Epe, the Community is praying the Court for the following reliefs: Continue reading LAND GRABBING; Community sues ARM Ltd, TOll Coy AND Mutairu Owoeye

IBAHRI open letter calls on President Xi Jinping to end persecution of legal professionals in China

In an open letter to His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has called for the cessation of the persecution of human rights lawyers in China and for adherence to the international legal instruments that safeguard the independence of legal professionals. Continue reading IBAHRI open letter calls on President Xi Jinping to end persecution of legal professionals in China