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Lawyers without borders secure judgments against torture

An international oraganisation, Lawyers Without Borders France, has secured three court judgments in favour of three victims of torture in Imo and Enugu states. The judgments followed fundamental rights applications brought by the body, also known as Avocats Sans Frontières France, on the platform of its “Promoting the United Nations Convention Against Torture” (ProCAT) project in Nigeria. ProCAT, which promotes the ideals of the United Nations Convention Against Torture of which Nigeria is a signatory, is operational in Enugu, Edo, Imo, Kaduna and Lagos states.https. It is supported by the United Nations Voluntary Funds for Victims of Torture. Confirming this development yesterday, ASF France Head of Office Nigeria, Angela Uwandu, said the judgments were on behalf of Oguchi Kelechi Ihejirika, Elvis Davis

Outrageous Lawyers Outfits: Lawyer drags New wigs to LPDC for Call to Bar Photo-shoot, Copy CJN,NBA,AGF Others

A Lawyer, B. Inem Esq has petitioned the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee, LPDC over the outrageous outfits used by lawyers called to bar recently in their pre and post call to bar photoshoot. In the petition dated 16th September 2020, the lawyer decried the dressing manner of the new wigs. According to the petition, “The legal practitioners robes/garb which include our Wig and Gown has been extremely abused and reduced to a nonstandard by our colleagues who deem it fit in gross violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners (RPC) to wear same along with varying outrageous colours and styles of clothing and further post pictures of this abuse for public consumption.” The petitioner noted that the photoshoot pictures

RPC: Malami’s Amendment as Dud as a bounced Cheque – Odinkalu

Human Rights Activist, Professor Chidi Odinkalu has said the purported amendment of the Rules of Professional Conduct, by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami is as dud as a bounced cheque. Odinkalu made this known on Saturday in a series of tweets, noting that the section relied on by Malami did not give him such powers. According to him, Malami “decided to go rogue on this – as on other things as he has on disobedience of court orders because he knows that he can’t get his proposal through the Bar Council”. Read the tweets below: “Nigeria’s Attorney-General & Minister of Justice, @MalamiSan, claims to have amended Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) in the Legal Profession under powers conferred by s.12(4l) of Legal

P&ID Scandal: British Court Judgement Shows Malami Lied Against Magu

Contrary to the claim of the attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is partly to blame for Nigeria’s failure to originally secure a stay of execution of the award of $8.9 billion (about N3.2 trillion) in favour of P&ID, details of Friday’s judgement by a British Commercial Court revealed that the EFCC’s investigation was instrumental to the favourable judgement obtained by the country. The Commercial Court granted Nigeria’s appeal for a stay of execution of the award of $8.9 billion (about N3.2 trillion) in favour of P&ID, a controversial British firm that secured a gas contract in Nigeria. On Friday, the Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL presided over by Justice

I support reduction of my appointment powers in NJC – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Saturday, threw his weight behind any planned moves to reduce his powers of appointment of the members of the National Judicial Council. He spoke as a special guest at the ‘Law and Policy’ webinar series with the theme, ‘Selection and appointment of judges: Lessons for Nigeria.’ The event organised by the Judicial Reform Institute, had the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, among others, calling for reform in the process of the appointment of justice. Some of the participants at the event called for the reconstitution of the National Judicial Council, the body charged with the responsibilities of appointing and disciplining of judges. A

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