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Nigerian Born Charles Osuji Among Top 25 Most Influential Canadian Lawyers, 2020

Nigerian Born lawyer, Charles Osuji has been voted one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer. He is the first Nigerian-born, internationally-trained lawyer to receive this Award after a few years of relocating to Canada. According to Canadian Lawyers, being named as one of Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential highlights the important and significant work jurists have done in the last 18 months or so. Some of them may have steered big deals or made the most splash on the news pages, but it’s about their leadership and influence in a larger sphere. It is not a recognition of lifetime achievement. Inclusion in the Top 25 speaks to a level of respect, the ability to influence public

Edo governorship election: Abubakar, Kukah, others sue for peace

The Chairman of National Peace Committee, retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, calls for peace in Sept. 19 gubernatorial election in Edo. Abubakar-led peace committee with Gov. Obaseki and deputy Philip Shuaibu The Chairman of the National Peace Committee, retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Monday in Benin said that members of his committee were in the state to assist in ensuring that the Sept. 19 gubernatorial election was conducted peacefully. Abubakar stated this while addressing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governorship candidate, Gov. Godwin Obaseki, ahead of the peace pact by all parties involved in the elections. According to him, the political temperature in the state has been high in some areas for sometime, and the peace committee decided to assist in calming tensions because if

Edo 2020: We need peaceful election, say Edo youth

Edo youth, under the aegis of Esan central youth force, defied the heavy rain and took to the streets to demand for peaceful election. Edo 2020: We need peaceful election, say Edo youth Hundreds of Edo youth, under the aegis of Esan central youth force, on Saturday defied the heavy rain and took to the streets of Irrua, headquarters of Esan Central Local Government Area, to demand for peaceful election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the protesters, bore placards with various inscriptions such as “we don’t want violence”, “we want peace”. They took their protest to the palace of Onojie of Irrua, His Royal Highness (HRH) Alhaji Williams Momodu II, Irrua police division as well as the Area Command in Irrua. The

Wife of executed Benue militia leader Gana breaks silence

• Terwase Akwaza, aka Gana One of the five widows of the slain notorious militia leader in Benue State, Terwase Akwaza, aka Gana, Mrs Wantor  Akwaza, said on Thursday that her deceased husband was snatched by military men. Recall that The Commander of Operation Ayem A. Kpatuma, Major General Ali Gadzama, had on Tuesday told Channels Television that Gana was killed in a gun battle with soldiers. But a community leader said Gana was in a government convoy when he was dragged out of a car by soldiers at a checkpoint in Gbitse in the Gboko Local Government Area of the state. Mrs Akwaza said her husband was in a convoy of government officials, traditional rulers and clergymen, heading to Makurdi, the state capital, to

Osinbajo advocates purpose-built software for virtual court proceedings

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is need for purpose-built virtual-proceedings software that takes into account the various needs of trials and other court proceedings. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said the vice president made the submission in his keynote at the Virtual Law Pavilion Technology Conference. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammed, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, among others also  addressed the  the 2020 Legal Tech Conference with the theme “A New Paradigm in Justice Delivery”. According to Osinbajo, the advance of technology is fast-tracking the democratisation of law and justice in Nigeria. “No one believed the day would come when the Supreme Court would, as it has