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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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As reported in the media, the immediate past governor of Rivers state, Chibuike Amaechi has dragged the Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), its Chairman, Chief Felix Obuah, and two others to an Abuja High Court over allegations that he embezzled and operated a private foreign account where he lodged funds belonging to the
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IntroductionThe National Judicial Council (NJC) has issued new “Guidelines and Procedural Rules” for all judicial appointments into superior court positions in Nigeria. The reforms seek to plug serious lapses in the former judicial appointments/elevation guidelines that made those guidelines too feeble and ineffective in achieving its aims. The
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Gruesome video footage, images and testimonies gathered by Amnesty International provide fresh evidence of war crimes, including extrajudicial executions, and other serious human rights violations being carried out in north-eastern Nigeria as the fight by the military against Boko Haram and other armed groups intensifies.  The footage
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Stakeholders in the judiciary have continued to express divergent views over the suspension of the Rivers State Chief Judge, Justice Peter Agumagu by the National Judicial Council (NJC). But AHURAKA ISAH in this piece, says that the action of the NJC is in order.Following the swearing in of Justice Peter Agumagu as a substantive chief judge of
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The National Judicial Council, NJC, has barred its fangs to devour newly appointed Rivers State Chief Judge, Justice Peter Agumagu. The NJC, a national judicial advisory organ, in a decision it took after an emergency meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, said it decided to suspend Justice Agumagu for respecting a consequential action of a judgment
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