LAW FIRMS BEWARE: SENDING FIRM’S BANK DETAILS BY EMAIL IS INHERENTLY DANGEROUS
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by Stephen Legal Admin
1w ago
Africa’s largest law firm, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc (ENS), has been held liable for cyber attack on its email leading to financial losses. The gist of the case as reported by Africa Legal was that a property buyer, Judith Hawarden, had deposited R5.5 million into what she believed was the firm’s trust account. ENS was the solicitors to the seller of the property appointed to handle the transaction, with the authority to receive balance payment for the property. Hawarden had paid the deposit required under the sale agreement and thereafter chose to pay the balance of the purchase price of ..read more
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COURT AWARDS A LAWYER N200M FOR BREACH OF HIS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS BY THE POLICE
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by Stephen Azubuike
2w ago
The Rivers State High Court, Port Harcourt Division, has awarded the sum of 200 Million Naira to a Nigerian lawyer, Owunari Samuel Taylor-Harry, against the Nigeria Police Force for the breach of his fundamental rights. O. S. Taylor-Harry had commenced a fundamental rights action in Suit No. PHC/2064/FHR/2022 against the Nigeria Police Force sued as 1st Respondent and 8 others. From the facts which the Court believed to be true, the Police arrested and subsequently detained, assaulted and humiliated Taylor-Harry for three days – 28 January 2020 to 30 January 2020. This was at the instigation o ..read more
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MY FORMER RECEPTIONIST WAS BETTER THAN PETER OBI IN DEGREE – RENO
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by Stephen Legal Admin
3w ago
In a tweet from his official Twitter handle, Reno Omokri unbelievably said: If we go by merit, Peter Obi is the least qualified candidate, with a second class in philosophy. My receptionist when I was in government has a better degree. Obi is not contesting to be President of Onitsha Market Traders Association. Aso Rock is serious business! If we go by merit, Peter Obi is the least qualified candidate, with a second class in philosophy. My receptionist when I was in government has a better degree. Obi is not contesting to be President of Onitsha Market Traders Association. Aso Rock is serio ..read more
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NIGERIANS SHOW LOVE TO A POLICE OFFICER INJURED BY A HIT AND RUN
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by Stephen Legal Admin
3w ago
Nigerians show love to a police officer injured by a hit and run at Ilubinrin inward Simpson, in Lagos. The information was disclosed by the official Twitter handle of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).  [7: 30AM] #ThirdMainlandBridge #Accidentreport Report of a hit and run at Ilubinrin inward Simpson, this has led to a serious traffic backlog towards third mainland bridge. pic.twitter.com/fJwAWsVqRL — LASTMA (@followlastma) January 5, 2023 Many Nigerians expressed their love and compassion for the police officer notwithstanding that the police don’t particularly enj ..read more
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LAS LAS, BURNA BOY RISKS CLASS ACTION FOR LATENESS AT LAGOS CONCERT
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by Stephen Azubuike
3w ago
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, risks class action by fans and guests for his late appearance on stage at the Lagos Concert on New Year day. The concert which was organized by WonderX, held at the Eko Energy City in Victoria Island, Lagos. The show was tagged, ‘Lagos Loves Damini’, but his appearance on stage at 3am threatens that love immensely. The idea of commencing a legal action against an artiste and the organisers of a concert for lateness is nothing new. A couple of years ago, the Queen of Pop (Madonna), was the subject of a class action filed by a Florida man, Na ..read more
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OBASANJO CHARGES NIGERIAN YOUTHS AGAINST ‘EMI LOKAN’
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by Stephen Legal Admin
1M ago
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo delivered a new year message to Nigerians. In his lengthy letter which is currently making the waves, he addressed a number of issues. His message mainly dwells on the forthcoming elections. He urged Nigerian youths to reject the Emi Lokan idealogy and embrace Awa Lokan.  From frying pan to fire In building the consciousness of Nigerians, Obasanjo acknowledged that the current administration has done its best but its best isn’t good enough. He likened the situation to a case of moving ‘from frying pan to fire.” He urged Nigerians not ..read more
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BOLANLE RAHEEM: MORE QUESTIONS FOR ALLEGED KILLER COP
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by Stephen Azubuike
1M ago
Many officers of the Nigeria Police Force have brought sorrows of inestimable magnitude to many families. The killing of a lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, in Lagos on Christmas day, 25 December 2022, is one of such heartbreaking stories. From the reports, we learnt that the deceased lawyer was an expectant mother, after many years of waiting. The President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, have all assured the family of the deceased lawyer that justice will be timely done. Al ..read more
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BLOGGER HELD LIABLE FOR DEFAMATORY COMMENTS ON HER BLOG – LESSONS
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by Stephen Azubuike
1M ago
Introduction A blog is a website or web page where a person (blogger) publishes information regularly about a given subject. Individuals and firms own blogs. Blogs have grown to become a veritable source of information. This is notwithstanding that some persons use their blogs to spread fake news or unverified information, especially in this era of social media.  One interesting feature of blogs is that it gives readers an opportunity to air their views by commenting on a given post. The hosting platforms for most blogs (such as Goggle’s blogger.com and WordPress) give the blogger the pow ..read more
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REINSTATEMENT OF JUSTICE OFILI-AJUMOGOBIA: PERFECT DECISION BY THE NJC
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by Stephen Azubuike
1M ago
Introduction The entire legal community, and the nation as a whole, received with huge excitement, the news of the reinstatement of Hon. Justice R. N. Ofili-Ajumogobia as a Judge of the Federal High Court by the National Judicial Council (NJC). The reinstatement was acknowledged and confirmed by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Hon. Justice John Tsoho. Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia is known as an upright Judge of impeccable character. Her Ladyship is gifted with wisdom from above. All litigants and their respective counsel who have had the privilege to appear before her can attest to the ..read more
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SAIPEM SCANDAL: WHY INNOSON’S MOTION AGAINST CHIEF OLANIPEKUN WILL NOT FLY
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by Stephen Legal Admin
1M ago
In a press release issued on 6 December 2022, the Chairman/CEO of Innoson Vehicles has approached the Court of Appeal, Awka Division, seeking an order of the Court disqualifying Chief Wole Olamipekun, SAN as a Counsel to Guaranty Trust Bank in Appeal No. CA/E/288/2013. The grounds for the application are related to the “Saipem Scandal”.  It is doubtful if the application will succeed in view of the decision of the National Industrial Court (Suit No. NICN /PHC/120/2021 – Mr. Wilson Udo Essien v. Unitech Drilling Company Ltd.) to the effect that the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal P ..read more
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