Some lawyers in Lagos on Friday argued that, under the Marriage Act, there is no provision for a married woman to bear her maiden name. They suggested the need for women to change their surnames after marriage, warning that retention of maiden name could lead to misunderstanding or divorce. The lawyers...
The Electoral Act 2010 empowers INEC to cancel an election where there is a basis for it. Section 53 (1) provides: “(1) No voter shall vote for more than one candidate or record more than one vote in favour of any candidate at any one election. “(2) Where the votes cast at...
A Federal high court sitting in Abuja, has dismissed the alleged birth certificate forgery suit seeking to disqualify governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state from contesting the March 9th governorship election. The plaintiff, Elvis Chinda had asked the court to determine whether the birth Certificate (Statutory Declaration of Age) attached...
By Yejide Gbenga-Ogundare A woman that has children for her husband and had married him before a house is built has the right to live in the house with her children even after divorce under the provisions of the Married Woman Property Act 1882, a court held on Friday in...
The United Nations special rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego Garcia-Sayán, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to suspend Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria, was in contravention of human rights standards. Garcia-Sayán said in a statement that “the suspension and replacement of the Chief Justice of...
A Political solution to the Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen crisis of integrity rocking the Judiciary is in the works, The Nation reports. A 12-man Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) team has met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on how to resolve the row over Justice Onnoghen’s suspension. The session at...
President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. In his place, he has sworn in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in an acting capacity. He performed the ceremony at the presidential villa, Abuja on Friday. Details later
Former Deputy President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Monday Ubani, tells FEMI MAKINDE of Punchng.com that lawyers are not shielding the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, from being prosecuted over allegations of non-declaration of assets, but have faulted the process Was it right for the South-South governors to have asked...
Five governors from the south-south who met in Abuja on Sunday have asked Walter Onnoghen, the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), to ignore the summons by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The governors also accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not having any regards for the Niger Delta.
The senior advocate also responded to the arraignment of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN), which took place last year. The PACAC chairman said, “It shows that in Nigeria nobody is above the law. I do not rejoice either am I pleased that such high...