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Court rules against Zenith bank for causing the cancellation of an IBA conference in Lagos

In a judgment delivered by hon. Justice Latifat Folami, The High Court of Lagos State has ruled against Zenith Bank in a case where the bank had refused to allow the claimant; Mrs Olufunmilayo Oluyede one of the top ranking Nigerians in the IBA to operate a current account which she had opened to enable her receive registration fees from participants and contributions from sponsors to meet the expenses of an important and timely International Bar Association (IBA) Transnational Crime Conference in 2015 even after she had fulfilled all conditions for operating the account and done all necessary documentations.

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Namibian Highest court delivers a landmark Judgement on Rule of law vs National security

NAMIBIA’S government cannot use claims of national security and secrecy to preclude the country’s courts from considering whether information may be published by the media or not, the Supreme Court has stated in a landmark judgement on press freedom and the public’s right to be kept informed.

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Police run out of cells for eco-warriors as they bring third day of chaos to LONDON.

Climate change activists today put out a rallying cry for more protesters to flood Oxford Circus as they try to cause chaos on the Tube and railways as police start to run out of cells on the third day of mayhem across London.
Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters emerged from their tents this morning, with 290 already arrested during clashes with police over the past 48 hours – but they boasted of holding their four key strongholds.

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Twitter suspends 100k accounts for creating new ones after suspension

Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it had suspended 100,000 accounts for creating new accounts after a suspension during January-March period, a 45 percent increase from last year.

“Previously, we only reviewed potentially abusive Tweets if they were reported to us. We know that’s not acceptable, so earlier this year we made it a priority to take a proactive approach to abuse in addition to relying on people’s reports,” the social media company said in a blog here post.Twitter also said three times more abusive accounts were suspended within 24 hours after a report compared with the same time last year.

INEC Act, Constitution Amendment Bills Pass First Reading In Senate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has passed the first reading in the Senate.

This bill was read for the first time on the floor of the red chamber on Tuesday after it was presented by the Senate Committee Chairman on INEC, Senator Suleiman Nazif.

Senator Nazif presented the bill following the conclusion of the keenly contested 2019 general elections.

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Apply for IBA Conference scholarship-IBA MEMBERSHIP NOT NECESSARY

Each year the International Bar Association (IBA), the world’s largest international organisation of law societies, bar associations and individual lawyers engaged in transnational law, holds an Annual Conference, which attracts the participation of some 6000 lawyers from more than 100 jurisdictions. The IBA’s Legal Practice Division (LPD), Section of Public and Professional Interest Division (SPPI) and Other Entities present informative and engaging sessions covering current topics of significance to lawyers throughout the world.

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FIDA LAGOS 2019 LAW WEEK to hold from the 24th April 2019 to 25th April 2019.


The International Federation of Women Lawyers [ FIDA] Nigeria, Lagos State Branch holds her 2019 FIDA Lagos Law Week, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Layi Babatunde (SAN). The event will be open to All Lagos FIDA Members, Members of the Public, Lawyers and Non-Lawyers.

Theme: Reducing Vulnerability Through Social Protection.

Day 1: Wednesday, 24th April 2019

Venue: Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, 13/15 Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Lagos State.

Time : 10am.

Speakers :

  • Mrs. Mary Agbu[Executive Director, Multi-Plan Pathway College]
  • Dr. Don Pedro Obaseki [C.E.O ACC Broadcast Multimedia Limited]
  • Professor Bukar Buarambe [ D.G N.I.I.A]

Panelists:

  • Mrs. Mfon Usoro [ Pioneer D.G & CEO NIMASA; Managing Partner Paul Usoro & Co]
  • Pastor [ Mrs] Barr. Siju Iluyomade [ Senior Pastor, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David Parish]
  • Mr. Sonnie Ekwowusi [ Principal Partner Sonnie Ekwowusi & Co]
  • Magistrate [Mrs] Kike Ayeye [Chief Magistrate]

Day 2: Thursday, 25th April 2019

Public Legal Clinic and community outreach on the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 at the Oba of Ijora’s Palace, Ijora, Lagos.

Attendance: Open to All FIDA members, Public, Lawyers and Non-Lawyers.

Time : 11am

Evening Cocktail

Attendance: [ Open to All FIDA members]

Venue : Dover Hotel , Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, behind Ebano Supermarket, Lekki, Lagos

Time : 6pm

Day 3: Friday, 26th April 2019

Closing Dinner

Attendance: Open to all Lagos FIDA members.

Venue : Dover Hotel, Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, behind Ebano Supermarket, Lekki , Lagos.

Time : 7pm