Supreme Court dismisses Shell’s application to review Ogoni N17bn judgment case

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an application by an oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company, requesting a revisit of a January 11, 2019 judgment ordering it to pay N17bn to some Ogoni communities in Rivers State affected by an oil spill from the company in 1970. A five-man panel led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour unanimously dismissed the company’s application …

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Ekweremadu seeks legal backing for official virtual proceedings

A former deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has advocated a reform of the Nigerian laws to properly address challenges encountered during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as future challenges. The lawmaker, according to a statement by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, on Wednesday, spoke in Enugu. The statement explained that Ekweremadu delivered a lead paper …

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Tambuwal urges African lawyers to fight arbitrariness in governance

The governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has charged African lawyers to lead the fight against the arbitrary exercise of power by elected leaders and promote respect for the rule of law on the continent. Tambuwal said this in a keynote address he delivered at the 2020 Virtual Conference of the African Bar Association with the theme, “Resetting Africa`s Socio-Economic …

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#EndSARS – Governors call for judicial panel, end to protests

The Nigeria Governors Forum on Monday called for a judicial commission of inquiry to review cases of police brutality, especially by operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad across the country. The governors appealed to #EndSARS protesters to end the protests to prevent hoodlums from hijacking it. This was contained in a communique issued by NGF after the 20th emergency …

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I will attend trial when doctor certifies my knee healed – Maina

The Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, has said he will resume his trial only when his doctor gives him a clean bill of health. Maina, who claimed to be suffering from knee injuries, spoke in a recorded video clip which circulated online on Thursday. The about six-and-a-half-minute-long video clip showed him fielding questions from an …

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Federal Road Safety Corps to implements passengers manifest law

The Federal Road Safety Corps has concluded plans to flag off a Special Intervention Patrol code-named ”OPERATION AKAEZE” aimed at enforcing adherence to Passenger’s Manifest by commercial drivers. The Special Intervention patrol will ensure that passengers travelling on Inter-state journeys are mandated to authenticate their details in the Passenger’s Manifest as enshrined in the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2012 Section …

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Court halts NLC, TUC coming strike

The National Industrial Court in Abuja, on Thursday, issued an interim order restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress from embarking on their strike planned to start on Monday, September 28, 2020. Justice Ibrahim Galadima issued the interim order following an ex-parte application filed by a group, Peace and Unity Ambassadors Association through their counsel, Sunusi Musa. The …

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Female workers stripped naked on ex-minister’s instructions demand N1bn, apology

FOUR former employees of Signatious Hotel, Warri, Delta State, who were reportedly stripped on the order of the chairman of the hotel and former Minister of State for Education, Mr Kenneth Gbagi, have demanded N1bn compensation and public apology from him. The victims’ legal team, led by Mr Kunle Edun of Tri-Lex Partners law firm, made the demands, among others …

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