The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been at loggerheads with the Federal Government of Nigeria through the years. Currently, ASUU is on strike which commenced since 14 February 2022. Strike actions have been ASUU’s weapon to draw the attention of the Government to its agitations. In view of the breakdown of negotiations andSeptember 23, 2022
HOW AN AIRLINE WHICH FLEW A NIGERIAN DEPORTEE FROM ABROAD ESCAPED $100M CLAIMS IN A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS SUIT
Sometime ago, one Mr. Adesina filed a fundamental rights suit against Air France claiming that his fundamental rights to dignity of the human person, personal liberty and fair hearing was breached. He claimed $100 Million in damages. The gist of the case was that Mr. Adesina was deported by the French Immigration Service. Mr. Adesina’sSeptember 21, 2022
Persons sitting as judges in competent courts or tribunals enjoy absolute respect for their honourable status and most especially, for the qualities and skills they possess, such as patience, intelligence, firmness, courage, open-mindedness, listening and communication skills, knowledge, understanding, tact, courtesy, judicial temperament, integrity, probity, humility, punctuality, among others. While we have many judicial officersSeptember 19, 2022
It is common practice in many communities to find leaders in those communities as well as youth associations mobilizing the youths to embark on community development projects. This mobilization sometimes go with some level of compulsion in order to secure the cooperation of youths within the community. In some occasions, we find overzealous ‘law enforcement’September 16, 2022
Lawyers are trained to imbibe special personality traits which make them natural leaders who positively influence others. Lawyers are expected to be decorous and respectful always, and to exhibit excellent character at all times especially in public places. But some lawyers who forced themselves into the registration booth at the Nigerian Bar Association Annual GeneralAugust 28, 2022
From 19th to 26th of August 2022, the City of Lagos (Centre of Excellence), will host the 62nd Annual General Conference (AGC) of Africa’s largest professional body, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). In a recent chat with ThisDay Lawyer, Mr. Tobenna Erojikwe, the Chairman of the NBA Technical Committee on Conference Planning (TCCP), noted thatAugust 8, 2022
We are familiar with the story of how a Nigerian legal practitioner, Adekunbi Ogunde (Kunbi), who, until quite recently, (was) a Partner leading the oil & gas practice group in Wole Olanipekun & Co. sought to woo a multinational company, Saipem Nigeria, a subsidiary of Saipem S.P.A., for a brief (USD130 Million case at theAugust 3, 2022
In the coming days, members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) will elect their next leaders to serve from August 2022 to August 2024. One of the aspirants to the office of the President of the NBA is Mr. Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, SAN, FCIMC (popularly known as “Y. C. Maikyau” or simply “YC”). Y. C.July 12, 2022
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