Philippines: Dangerous anti-terror law yet another setback for human rights

Responding to news that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Anti-Terrorism Act into law, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Nicholas Bequelin, said: “Under Duterte’s presidency, even the mildest government critics can be labelled terrorists.

Lawyer withdraws support for Akpata over proposal to license Law Firm

A Lawyer Edoabasi Udo has publicly withdrawn his support for Olumide Akpata over his proposal to licence law firms before they are able to practice Law.According to a post he put up on social media, Akpata’s proposal will limit the prospects of smaller firms in the industry.His full […]

Umahi re-opens courts in Ebonyi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Saturday directed the re-opening of courts in the state from tomorrow after being shut on June 19 following the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic.

Lawyers hail Dr Ajibade’s unequivocal response to Awomolo’s Statement

As the Statement credited to Adegboyega Awomolo SAN continues to unsettle the Legal community in Nigeria, many Lawyers have commended Dr Babatunde Ajibade on his response disagreeing with his brother silk.A statement purportedly made by Adegboyega Awomolo SAN calling on Senior Advocates of Nigeria to close ranks to […]

Hong Kong Lawyers Warn China’s Security Law Will Erode Legal Autonomy

Senior Hong Kong officials lined up in recent days to defend China’s national security law for the territory that Beijing is poised to approve next Tuesday, even though none said they had seen the official legislation that would mark the most significant change to the city’s governance in […]

Elton John’s ex-wife Renate Blauel launches legal action against singer

Sir Elton John’s ex-wife, Renate Blauel, has launched legal proceedings against the singer at the high court, in a rare intervention by a woman who has been avoiding publicity for decades.

The Grundnorm editor congratulates Prince Nyekwere as he emerges as NBA PH Chair

Chiny Nworah,the editor of the Grundnorm has congratulated Mr Prince Nyekwere on his success at the polls as he becomes the new chair of the Nigerian Bar Association, Porthacourt. She urged him to keep his campaign promises and take the branch to greater heights

The dynamics in the NBA 2020 elections are changing lately in favour of one candidate- This is why

The Dynamics of the NBA elections are changing as the D-Day emerges in the horizon. The major effect of Covid-19 to the process is that contestants are no longer embarking on the journey of moving around the country to tacitly campaign. This has not just saved money, it […]

Why Lagos is enacting Victims Right Law’

LAGOS State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) has said the state would enact a Victims Right Law to enable victims of crimes, including those of gunshot, to receive urgent medical attention.

New York Senate Votes To Repeal Law That Kept Police Records Secret

New York’s Senate passed a bill Tuesday to repeal a stringent statute in the state’s civil code that prohibits the release of all personnel records used to evaluate police officers’ performance without permission from the officer or a judge.

Petitions besiege NBA Ikeja branch over two members of election committee

Two lawyers in Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association have written to the Chairman of the branch,Mr Dele Oloke to challenge the appointment of Mr Chibuzor Aguocha and Mary Eluwa into the election committee tasked with conducting the 30th June branch elections.

Sanwo-Olu orders closure of Lagos markets not selling essential commodities

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the closure of all markets not selling essential commodities such as medical supplies, water, foodstuff amongst others. The closure, which is effective Thursday, March 26, is not unconnected to efforts to curtail the community transmission of coronavirus.

Kenny Rogers: Country music legend dies aged 81

American country music legend Kenny Rogers has died aged 81. A family representative said he “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes”.

Edechime’s Leadership and Unifying role is an enduring legacy- Dr Babatunde Ajibade

Today, I joined family, friends and colleagues to pay my last respect to late Mr. James Nnabuike Edechime in his hometown of Mmaku, Enugu State at his funeral.

Supreme court gives 2-year suspension for lawyer who forged signatures of judge and clerk

The Kansas Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer, who forged the signatures of a judge and a clerk, for two years. In its Feb. 28 opinion, the court said its suspension of Laurel Kupka, who worked as an associate at Payne & Jones in Overland Park, Kansas, is […]