Suspected Fake Lawyer, Charles Nwadiani Arraigned In Ikorodu, Granted Bail

Kunle ADELABU A suspected fake lawyer, Mr  Charles Ikechukwu Nwadiani , was, on Monday, August 5, 2019, arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ikorodu Judicial Division of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria. The suspect, who appeared confident, was brought to Court in a black pathfinder jeep with registration number APP 206 BD, by the Investigation Police Officer (IPO), Supl. Owolabi Kayode, and armed policemen. Charles was arraigned before the Chief Magistrate, His Honour F.A Azeez  (Mrs). He was arrested around 4pm at Ibeshe on Saturday, August 3, 2019, and…

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Obey Lagos State Laws, Solicitor-General Urges Residents

Lagos State Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Funlola Odunlami, Tuesday, June 26, in Lagos renewed the call on all residents to comply with the State existing Laws so as to ensure a better life for everyone. The call was made in reaction to the publication in a national newspaper which alleged that innocent persons are sent to prison by the Lagos State Mobile Courts. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Solicitor-general acknowledged that the State is not averse to public criticisms, she, however, maintained that government has the mandate…

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Sanwo-Olu Swears In Alogba As New Lagos Chief Judge

Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that the Executive will work with the State judiciary and the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to prison congestion, saying that the issue has become be a major challenge to the State’s justice system. Governor Sanwo-Olu stated this on Thursday at the swearing in of the new acting Chief Judge of Lagos State, Honourable Justice Kazeem Alogba. According to the Governor, “the current situation where over 70 percent of inmates in our prisons constitute awaiting trials is not acceptable as…

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LG Funds: Court Rejects Governors Forum’s Move To Block Implementation Of NFIU Guidelines

A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the request by the Governors of the 36 states for an order stopping the implementation of guidelines issued by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) in relation to the operation of the States/Local Government Joint Accounts. The NFIU’s guidelines, which took effect from June 1, 2019, direct banks not to allow transactions in States/Local Government Joint Accounts, but that such accounts should only be used to distribute allocations to accounts of local governments directly. The guidelines stopped governors from tampering with funds…

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Sanwo-Olu Appoints Justice Alogba Acting Chief Judge, As Oke Bows Out

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has appointed Justice Kazeem Alogba as the acting Chief Judge of the state, following the exit of Justice Opeyemi Oke, who is retiring from state judiciary after statutory years of service. In accordance with constitutional provisions, Governor Sanwo-Olu approved the nomination of Justice Alogba, who is the most senior judge in line, to preside over the state judiciary in acting capacity, pending the approval of the National Judicial Council (NJC) and confirmation by the Lagos State House of Assembly. The outgoing Justice Oke’s tenure ends…

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Lagos CJ launches Practice Direction Handbook In Five Local Languages

The Lagos State Judiciary has launched the Small Claims Court practice direction and handbook translations in five local languages, which were Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Egun and pidgin English. The Chief Judge, Justice Opeyemi Oke described the development as the first in the country and a great feat to have an enabling law translated into different indigenous languages. Justice Oke emphasised that the effort would further improve the performance recorded so far in terms of a number of cases filed and the duration between filing and delivery of judgement since litigants…

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Sanwo-Olu Not Sane To Rule Lagos, Salis Asks Tribunal To Stop His Swearing-in

The Alliance for Democracy governorship candidate in the last governorship election in Lagos Owolabi Salis has asked the Lagos State Governorship Electoral Tribunal to stop the inauguration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the Executive Governor on May 29, alleging that the governor-elect has unsound mind to govern the state. Salis made the request in an interim application he filed before the Tribunal, saying that there were allegations that Sanwo-Olu had a criminal record in the US and also has an unsound mind. Salis joined the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Sanwo-Olu,…

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We Are Going To Provide Legal Support And Seek For Compensation For Adijat’s Family – NBA Chairman, Ikorodu Branch

Kunle ADELABU, the Publisher/Reporter-in-Chief of THE IMPACT Newspaper engaged Barrister Bayo Akinlade, Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ikorodu branch in a brief interview after a parley between the family of the deceased, Deputy Commissioner of Police, SCIID, Hon. Agunbiade, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ikorodu Chapter, and stakeholders in Akaun community. He spoke on the intervention of the body in the getting justice and compensation for the family of  Adijat Sikiru, victim of the police spray bullets in Ikorodu. Excerpts: IMPACT: For the record, can you please introduce yourself? NBA Chairman:…

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Lagos CJ launches New Court Procedure Rules 2019

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke ON Monday launched the new High Court of Lagos State (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019 which enforcement will commence January 31. Speaking at the launch, Justice Oke said the principal target of reform of any reform is to facilitate total justice delivery by ensuring speedy dispensation of justice and the restoration of public confidence in our judicial system. She regretted that for a very long time, excessive delay has been an embarrassing feature of the administration of justice adding, stressing that the…

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NBA Calls For More Judges, Court Rooms In Ikorodu High Court

Wale JAGUN The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ikorodu branch, has called the attention of the Lagos State Government through the office of the Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly and the representative of Ikorodu Constituency I, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, to the challenges being faced in the Lagos Judicial Division sitting in Ikorodu.   The association made this call when Hon. Agunbiade, who is equally a lawyer and former Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary and Human Rights, visited the High Court Complex on Wednesday, October 24, to assess…

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