If you’re looking to register your trademark in Nigeria, here are some things you’ll need to know: 1. Be unique– When coming up with a name for your trademark, make sure it won’t conflict with any other existing trademarked names. As a precaution, come up with 3 to 6 names […]

By Eric Rotgak Goler, ESQ  PortHarcourt:  At the close of the Nigerian Bar Association Annual General Conference today, in Portharcourt,  the garden city, the Augustine Alegeh, SAN led executive shall give way to what we now call ‘ A Brave New Bar’ which had been the campaign slogan of the in-coming […]

Femi Falana Last week, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives arrogantly maintained that he would not subject himself to the investigation being conducted by both the Nigeria Police Force and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). As far as he is concerned, he enjoys immunity […]

By Abdulrazaq Magaji   < 234-805-138-0793>   From the quantum of high and not-so-high endorsements he has received so far, it is almost certain that Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama is only waiting to be crowned the next president of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, next month. Within the learned circle of […]

Prof. Itse Sagay A SUMMARY OF MY REVIEW OF THE SUPREME COURT DECISION IN THE RIVERS STATE GOVERNORSHIP CASE ENTITLED: “A FAREWELL TO ELECTION PETITIONS”. Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN. In this summary, I make comment on the important issues raised by the Supreme Court in that case. 1.​ On Card Reader The Supreme Court, in rejecting […]

Olayinka Aileru The Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 seeks to revolutionise the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria. One of the objectives of the Act, as contained in Section 1, is to ensure speedy trials, and the efficient management of the criminal justice system in the country. The ACJA […]

PLEA BARGAINING IN NIGERIA: ANY LEGAL FOUNDATION? By Kehinde Adegbite, Esq The Nigerian criminal justice system is set in motion the moment a crime is committed. Once this happens, arrest is made, investigation commenced and prosecution of whoever is responsible for the violation of the criminal law may ensue. The […]

BY KEHINDE ADEGBITE, ESQ., LL.M., BL   INTRODUCTION Rape is one of the oldest crimes in human history. Rape is a crime in all countries of the world but definition and punishment differ from place to place. It has also been noticed that rape cases are reported more in the […]

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has called for urgent reform of the judiciary in view of the delay tactics employed by judicial officers, lawyers and judges, to stall corruption trials and hinder the recovery of proceeds of crime in high profile corruption cases. The president, who was represented by Vice President Yemi […]

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