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"He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.” - John Milton (1608 - 1674) As soon as the Department of State Services (DSS), in obedience to relevant laws of the land relating to arrest and detention, released arrested Justices on personal recognition within 24 hours of arrest, a
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Justice Adeniyi Ademola, a judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday withdrew from presiding over the trial of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.Ademola is one of the Judges arrested by operatives of the Department for State Security, DSS, over allegation of corrupt enrichment, on October 7.The operatives said they
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Monday, 10 October 2016 06:21

The ill-fated metamorphosis

– From Nigerian Bar Association to Nigerian ‘Baara’ Association– ‘Baara’ Means Solicitation for Alms in Yoruba“The law profession was, and remains, a noble calling. There are honourable and dishonourable lawyers, as there are scrupulous and unscrupulous people in all walks of life. Typically
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Law Review Series: Provocation as a mitigating element in murder cases in Nigeria: Shande V. The State [2005] 40 WRN 145; [2005] 12 NWLR (PT. 939) 301, re-visited (1)By Collins Ogonnaya ARIKORIn any jurisdiction during the course of a criminal trial, an accused person may claim that a certain set of facts or events happened which ought to
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Even though the Rivers Chief Judge case has just gone to court, but is a state governor obligated to pick as a CJ, anybody recommended by the National Judicial Commission, NJC? Does a state governor have a choice in the matter, in view of a Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, which held that all NJC can do is just to recommend and nothing
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IntroductionA pall of darkness has suddenly descended on the judiciary in Nigeria. Its genesis is the brouhaha surrounding the appointment of a substantive Chief Judge for Rivers State. The institutions and persons charged by the Constitution with roles to play in the appointment of a Chief Judge are at daggers drawn. The National Judicial
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