Sanwo – Olu Supports Judiciary With Vehicles, Houses

Wale Jagun The Governor of Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, has pledged that no arm of Government in the State will be deprived of requisite tools to perform its statutory duties, reiterating his administration’s continued support to the judiciary and raise the bar of legal practice in line with global standards.  Sanwo-Olu made the pledge at the Ikeja High Court while handing over 51 Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and eight houses to judges of the State High Court. It would be second time in a year Gov Sanwo-Olu would…

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Lagos Chief Judge Frees 18 Awaiting Trial Inmates

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba, on Tuesday, freed 18 awaiting-trial inmates of the Kirikiri Medium Security Custodial Centre. Justice Alogba, who pardoned the inmates at an open court session held on the premises of the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Igbosere, Lagos Island, said the gesture was in line with the efforts by the Federal Government to decongest the prisons as part of strategies to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. “l granted the pardon to the inmates pursuant to Section 1 (1) of the Criminal Justice Release…

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Lagos Prosecutes 185 Cases In Ikorodu, Two Other Magistrate Courts In 60 Days

Wale Jagun The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has prosecuted about 185 cases between the months of March and April, 2020. Prosecution of these cases were held in three Magistrate Courts of Ogba, Ebute-Meta and Ikorodu. This is revealed in the monthly report of District Prosecutors issued on Wednesday by the Ministry. which added the prosecution of the 185 cases was approved after being filtered by the prosecutors assigned to the three Magistrate courts. The statement noted that the creation of the District Prosecutors division on March 3rd, 2020, as…

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Sanwo-Olu to Judicial Officers: COVID – 19 Challenges Shouldn’t Slow Down Justice System

Wale Jagun -Swears – in Oshoala, 7 other new high judges The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has charged judicial officers in the state to imbibe the new culture of justice dispensation driven by technology. He charged judicial officers at the swearing – in of newly appointed High Court judges held at the Executive Chamber of the State House, Alausa, Ikeja. Sanwo-Olu said the continuity of judicial services in the period of public health emergency remained vital to boosting people’s confidence in the administration of justice system and…

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Alogba Steps In As Lagos’ 17th Chief Judge

Wale JAGUN -Impartial Judiciary key to achieving ‘greater Lagos’ – Says Sanwo-Olu Justice Kazeem Olanrewaju Alogba on Wednesday took the oath as the 17th Chief Judge of Lagos State, with a pledge to sustain the independence of the judiciary and also to embark on reform of the administration of justice system in the state. He was sworn in at a ceremony held in the Banquet Hall at Governor’s Office in Alausa, Ikeja. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led members of the executive council, while the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashir Obasa, led those…

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Lagos Assembly Confirms Alogba As Chief Judge

Wale JAGUN The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday confirmed Hon. (Justice) Kazeem Olanrewaju Alogba as the Chief Judge of the state. Alogba was confirmed at the plenary session held on Tuesday at the Assembly Complex, Alausa, Ikeja. Speaker of the House, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, stated that the Chief Judge had proven to be capable of the office adding that it was a mere formality for him to appear before the lawmakers for confirmation. Governor of the State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on June 11 appointed Alogba as the…

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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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