Supreme Court overturns disbarment of ex-Gov Oyinlola’s lawyer, Kalejaye

The Supreme Court on Friday restored the wig and gown of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Kunle Kalejaye, who was disbarred by the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee in 2015. The LPDC had punished Kalejaye with disbarment for engaging in “conduct unbecoming of a legal practitioner” involving private communication with the Chairman of the Osun State Governorship  Election Petition Tribunal in…

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Crash victims’ families may sue Boeing

The families of the 157 persons who died in the Ethiopian Airlines (ET) plane crash on Sunday may sue the aircraft manufacturer, Boeing and its insurers, for compensation to the tune of N762.5 million ($2.5 million) per person. The chances of lawsuits and favourable hearing brightened yesterday when the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) admitted similarities between Sunday’s crash…

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Buhari shuns meeting with Bauchi, Adamawa governors

President Muhammadu Buhari failed to see Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar and his Adamawa State counterpart, Jibrilla Bindow, when the duo visited the Presidential Villa yesterday. Both men face an electoral battle in about a week, following a declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the results of the March 9, 2019 gubernatorial election in the states were…

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49 dead in New Zealand mosque shootings

Attacks on two Christchurch mosques left at least 49 dead Friday, with one gunman — identified as an Australian extremist — apparently livestreaming the assault that triggered the lockdown of the New Zealand city. In what appeared to be the worst attack against Muslims in a western country, witnesses spoke of victims being shot at close range, with women and…

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