The chairman of Honeywell Group, Oba Otudeko, is currently hiding at the Federal High Court in Lagos to evade journalists’ cameras.
Mr. Otudeko had just finished an appearance in court where he had been summoned to give evidence in a case involving his company and Ecobank Plc. Continue reading Drama as ‘camera-shy’ Honeywell boss, Otudeko, refuses to leave court
Marriage in Nigeria is a serious business regulated by two main laws; the Marriage act and the Matrimonial causes act. The laws provide almost exhaustively, protections for parties to a marriage. However, like any other law, people will continue to be creative in finding ways around it and such creativity can land one in jail. In some cases, one need not even be a party to the marriage to become liable.
The marriage act provides for the following offences that can lead a party or a third party to jail in the cause of celebration of a marriage. Anthony Atata , a Nigerian lawyer whose practice covers divorce and family Law writes in a plain language for readers of Courtroom Mail who are not lawyers.Eight of the most common offences are as follows:[restrict paid=”true”] Continue reading Eight ways you may go to jail in Nigeria because of marriage
The Federal High Court, Abuja, has threatened to strike out a suit filed by Sen. Dino Melaye(pictured), if the senator or his counsel fails to appear in court on the next adjourned date. Continue reading A senator’s absence in court angers a Nigerian judge
The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday, said it had arrested a fake lawyer who had been representing people at different magistrates’ courts in the state. The spokesman of the command, SP Chike Oti, told newsmen that the suspect was arrested on Tuesday at Ojo Magistrate’s Court while representing a client. Continue reading Police arrest a fake lawyer at the Magistrates’ Court in Lagos
A landmark case has opened in the Supreme Court that will finally decide whether insurers can bypass solicitors and settle claims directly with injured people. The outcome could either cost insurers millions in extra payments to solicitors or potentially threaten hundreds of firms that depend on personal injury work. Continue reading Right to settle directly is a matter of individual freedom, Supreme Court hears
Manchester United’s new signing Alexis Sanchez has accepted the punishment for defrauding the tax authorities of £900,000 during his time at Barcelona.
Sanchez, 29, will not have to go to prison because it is his first offence and the sentence is less than two years. Continue reading Sanchez gets court hammer over tax evasion
The ongoing trial of a suspected oil fraudster, Ogbor Elliot, Managing Director, Danium Energy Services Limited, before Justice M. S. Hassan of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, could not continue on Tuesday, as the suspect passed out while in the dock. Continue reading Suspect involved in alleged N7.3 billion oil fraud faints in court
Andrzej Duda has signed a bill to penalize people who discuss to Poland’s role during the Holocaust. Some Polish officials have called for the law, which has been pushed despite criticism by Israel and the United States. Continue reading Polish president signs controversial Holocaust bill into law
I am compelled to react to the misleading narrative that Afam Osigwe was being a poor sportsman and biting the finger that fed him by refusing to submit to EBF endorsement. Nothing can be further from the truth. He is a fine gentleman who refuses to submit to subterfuge, hypocrisy and treachery. Continue reading EBF endorsement: Of hypocrisy and Treachery
There are indications that the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) may have erred in withdrawing the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) from Lagos lawyer Ms. Oluwatoyin Bashorun, according to findings. Continue reading Did LPPC err in withdrawing SAN from Bashorun?