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India’s top court has refused to allow the entry of foreign law firms wanting to practise law in Indian courts.
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Gina Haspel, the newly named director of the CIA, and the first woman named to the position, is a career spymaster who once ran a CIA prison in Thailand where terror suspects were waterboarded — a harsh interrogation technique President Donald Trump has supported. Continue reading Gina Haspel, new CIA director, is a “seasoned spymaster”
Donald Trump today rocked America by replacing his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
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Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is to resign after becoming embroiled in a financial scandal, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced on Friday. Continue reading Africa’s lone female president to resign over alleged financial scandal
Six new judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) were sworn in ON Friday 9th of March at a ceremony held at the seat of the Court in The Hague (Netherlands). Judges Luz del Carmen Ibañez Carranza (Peru), Solomy Balungi Bossa (Uganda), Tomoko Akane (Japan), Reine Alapini-Gansou (Benin), Kimberly Prost (Canada) and Rosario Salvatore Aitala (Italy) were elected for nine-year terms during the sixteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute in December 2017. Continue reading Two African Judges,4 others sworn in at the International Criminal Court
Courtroom Mail is happy to inform you that the winners of the 2018 Justice Ayo Philips Courtroom Mail Prize for young Lawyers have emerged. Olakunle Afolabi emerged as the winner with two others in the finals of the competition that took place this morning. 72 Young Lawyers registered for the competition and 13 made it to the finals.
Three questions below were posted for the 13 finalists to answer .
1.In criminal cases, evidence of good character of the defendant is admissible- True or False?- THE ANSWER IS TRUE see section 81 of the Evidence Act
2.An Auditor of a company is entitled to a notice of a general meeting- True or False? THE ANSWER IS TRUE see section 219 of The Companies and Allied Matters Act
3. A person who is 65 years at the time of appointment of a director of a public company has a duty to disclose his/her age to members of the company at a general meeting- True or False?
THE ANSWER IS FALSE-THE ANSWER IS FALSE.It is actually 70 years.
In view of the above,the following were the first to answer the three questions correctly.
NOTE: Courtroom mail time runs on GMT. The questions were posted at 8:32 am today Nigerian time which is GMT +1
1st – Olakunle Afolabi- called 2016,based in Lagos.
2nd- Joshua Ugwu- called 2017,based in Kano
3rd- Mayor Njoku-called 2016,based in Lagos
Olakunle Afolabi is hereby declared the winner of the 2018 Justice Ayo Philips Courtroom Mail prize for Young Lawyers. Congratulations.
The winner will have a one year exclusive subscription of Supreme court reports by Lawbreed while the second and third will have a full year basic subscription of the same law report.
We thank everyone that participated and we are glad you did.
Courtroom Mail is dedicated to rewarding our readers in different ways and we will continue to engage in many more rewarding competitions. Justice Ayo Philips Courtroom Mail Prize for Young Lawyers 2018 is hereby closed.
Welcome to the finals of Justice Ayo Philips Courtroom Mail Prize for Young Lawyers.
The first three to answer the questions correctly will win the 2018 Prize in order of answer. We have three questions and you must answer the three correctly to win
How to answer: Just answer like this e.g 1.True,2.True,3 True simple.
- In criminal cases, evidence of good character of the defendant is admissible- True or False?
- An Auditor of a company is entitled to a notice of a general meeting- True or False?
- A person who is 65 years at the time of appointment of a director of a public company has a duty to disclose his/her age to members of the company at a general meeting- True or False?
The trending whatsapp scam which was isntituted by desperate lawyers to blackmail the candidacy of Paul Usoro SAN in the next Nigerian Bar Association election has met another dead end after it was discovered that the whole conversation was a scam.
Nichola Aladejana who the scammers stole his identity and portrayed him as the person who was arranging the payment of Practicing fees for lawyers in exchange for votes has issued a disclaimer disassociating himself from the poorly delivered scam. His disclaimer is published verbatim below.