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  • SUPREME COURT LIKENS COUNSEL WHO FILED FRIVOLOUS APPEAL TO A FRENCH BOURBON

    In recent times, the Supreme Court of Nigeria has been lamenting against the filing of frivolous appeals especially by counsel whose skins are craving the feel of the highly coveted silky gowns. In demonstrating its displeasure, we have seen the apex Court awarding high costs against offending counsel. Frivolous appeals are mostly appeals touching on

    September 25, 2020
  • JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT AND STATE HIGH COURTS: SUPREME COURT RECOMMENDS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

    In the recent case of CBN v. Rahamaniyya G. R. Ltd. [2020] 8 NWLR (Pt. 1726) 314 at 341-342, Okoro JSC remarked: I have noticed that appeals on issue of jurisdiction of the Federal High Court under Section 251(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) constitute a substantial fraction

    September 19, 2020
  • FROM CEE-C TO TACHA AND ERICA: BBNAIJA – LESSONS AMIDST THE LUSTRE OF LUST

    Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) is a competition-based Nigerian reality television show in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house and compete for a large cash prize worth millions of Naira. The Show is currently in its 5th season titled Lockdown House (a name obviously coined from the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown). Perhaps the

    September 11, 2020
  • SUPREME COURT UNCOVERS COUNSEL WHO GOT SNEAKY WITH THE RECORD OF APPEAL

    When a court (trial court or lower Court) concludes the trial of a case and delivers its judgment, the party aggrieved with the judgment usually reserves the right to appeal to a higher court (appellate court) for review. The appeal procedure begins with the filing of a Notice of Appeal (or in appropriate cases, an

    September 6, 2020
  • WHY NIGERIA IS NOT BEING OCCUPIED NOW

    If you are persuaded about the prices of petrol, rice, etc, and exchange rate under President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 compared to what is obtainable under President Muhamadu Buhari in 2020, then you fail to realise that if the former was still in power today, the situation may not be significantly different.  The difference would

    September 4, 2020
  • CAMA 2020 AND RELIGIOUS BODIES: REASONS FOR THE ALARM

    The Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 (“CAMA 2020”) which came into force on 7 August 2020 has been described as long over due, given the many good amendments, the updates and innovations it introduced since it was earlier passed thirty years ago. The bulky piece of legislation contain certain provisions whose core objectives and

    August 17, 2020
  • CAC MOVES THE CHEEZE: LAWYERS MUST MOVE AND NOT SULK

    In the famous 1998 motivational business fable, Who Moved My Cheeze?, the concept of the inevitability of change was beautifully presented. We learnt of change at work and in life generally, and reactions to it. When change occurs, people tend to react differently. Some will either move with the times while others will remain stagnant,

    August 5, 2020
  • NBA DECIDES 2020: 4 REASONS YOU SHOULD VOTE OLUMIDE AKPATA AND ENJOY TOTAL PEACE OF MIND

    OLU IS READY Like winners of Gold medal at Olympics, Olumide Akpata has spent considerable amount of years, investing his time in understanding the affairs of the NBA. Every member of the Bar can attest to the fact that he has the most recent, useful and relevant experience in the business of the Bar. This

    July 28, 2020
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