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Lagos Reviews Tenancy Law, May Stop Agreement Fee

Lagos State Law Reform Commission has disclosed that it has identified the need to review certain provisions of the existing Lagos State Tenancy Law of 2011 with a view to further ensuring fairness and reposition the law to reflect present societal values and realities. Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Mr Adeniji Kazeem, […]

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NBA President, Mahmoud SAN, Signs Memorandum Of Understanding With Legal Aid Council

Nigerian Bar Association President A. B. Mahmoud OON, SAN, signed a memorandum of Understanding on partnership with the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria After Inaugrating the NBA committees that will assist him in achieving the objectives of #ABraveNewBar, the President of the NBA proceed to a “One Day National Stakeholders Consultative Workshop on Pro Bono […]

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NBA GIVES A MAJOR BOOST TO PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES IN NIGERIA

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has given a major boost to the offering of pro-bono legal services in Nigeria with the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (LACON). The ceremony which took place at the Reiz Continental Hotel, Abuja on Monday, July 17, 2017, had the President […]

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PDF: Group Calls For Laws in Nigeria Against Female Genital Mutilation

Preston Development Foundation, a non-governmental organisation in Nigeria, on Thursday organised a program in Abuja to campaign against female genital mutilation. The World Health Organization said Nigeria has the highest prevalence rate of FGM in the world, with about 40 million women said to have undergone the practice in the country, thus indicating about 41 […]

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Nigeria: NHRC Not Entitled to Pre-Action Notice – Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has held that the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, was not entitled to pre-action notice before any legal action can be brought against it. Delivering judgment in an appeal by a former Governor of Edo State, Professor Oserheimen Osunbor, against the decision of a Federal High Court, Abuja, […]

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NGO: Recommend Caging For Rapists

Dr. Eunice Abiola, the Coordinator of a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Hope Centre for Widows and Orphans, on Saturday called for the caging of anyone found guilty of rape. Abiola said this in Ibadan that rapists were not fit to live among decent people. She was reacting to the life imprisonment verdict passed on a former […]

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Pharmacists Advocate Stiffer Penalties For Drug Trafficking, Abuse

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has called on the Federal Government to ensure stiffer punishment for perpetrators of drug trafficking to curb the menace in the country. Mr Jelili Kilani, Chairman of PSN FCT Branch, made the call in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Monday to mark International day of drug abuse […]

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NAPTIP To Clamp Down On Illegal Football Academies

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has said the agency is set to clamp down on illegal football academies involved in human trafficking abroad. The DG Stated this when she received a delegation of Ambassadors of Human Trafficking on the Platform of the Devatop […]

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Benue Prisons Command Appeals To Federal Government For Operational Vehicles

The Benue Command of the Nigeria Prison Service, on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government for operational vehicles to enhance its effectiveness in conveying inmates to courts. The State Comptroller of Prisons, Mr. Peter Pevigo, said this in Makurdi that the command has no single official vehicle for the movement of inmates. Command now uses […]

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Democracy Day: El-Rufai Releases 24 Convicts

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has ordered for the release of 24 convicts as part of activities to mark this year’s Democracy Day. He made this known during a special broadcast to the people of the state on Monday. “On this day, as we celebrate democracy, our mid-term and the third day of Ramadan, we […]

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