Category Archives: Judiciary

Lagos to establish Commercial Courthouse to speed up dispute resolution

-As Ambode swears-in Oke as 16th substantive CJ -We’ll stamp out corruption, uphold rule of law, new CJ vows Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday unveiled plans by the State Government to establish a designated Commercial Courthouse with the overall objective of ensuring speedy resolution of disputes as well as drive commerce and …

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Work To Enhance Confidence In Legal System, Ambode Tells Judges, Lawyers

-We’ll No Longer Tolerate Frivolous Adjournments, Acting CJ Vows Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday, October 9, 2017, urged judges and lawyers to embrace transparency and accountability in the administration of justice in the State with a view to enhancing confidence in the legal system. Governor Ambode, who spoke at a service held …

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Support Devolution Of Power To States, Fiscal Federalism, Ambode Tasks Lawyers

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday, August 20, 2017, called on lawyers in the country to raise their voices in support of the demand for devolution of power to States and fiscal federalism, especially the review of the current revenue sharing formula. By the current revenue allocation formula, the Federal Government takes as …

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Adeniji Kazeem, Powering Ambode’s Dream Through the Instrumentality of Justice

By Idowu Ajanaku “I am a lawyer. I go for due process; I go for fairness and equity-these values mean a lot to me” -Mohammed ElBaradei That Nigeria is abundantly blessed with the requisite human capacity; with some of the world’s most brilliant minds strewn across the globe’s exciting professional landscape is stating the obvious. …

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Lagos Govt Restates Commitment To Justice Sector Reform

Wale Jagun. The Lagos State Government on Monday, April 10, 2017, pledged to fully implement recommendations made at the recently held summit on administration of justice with the view to enhancing justice delivery in the State. Speaking while receiving report of a 10-Man Committee set up to review communiqué issued at the end of the …

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AGAIN,COURT STRIKES OUT SUITS AGAINST OBA SHOTOBI’S INSTALLATION

The Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikorodu in Ikorodu division,again on Thursday,March 30,2017,struck out two suits against the installation of Oba Kabiru Shotobi as Ayangbure of Ikorodu. The two separate suits were filed by the Odusajo family and Lambo Lasunwon royal family of Ikorodu to contest the appointment,presentation and installation of Oba Shotobi as …

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Lawyer Jailed Nine Years For Impersonation

The wife of a fake lawyer,  Olayinka Soyinka, wept profusely as an Ikorodu magistrate court sitting in Ijede  sentenced her husband, Olayinka, to nine years, six months imprisonment for impersonation. Soyinka (34) was arraigned on a five count charge bordering on falsely presenting himself as a lawyer, stealing and forging of court documents before Magistrate …

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MAINTAIN HIGH STANDARD OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE, INTEGRITY, AMBODE TASKS NEW JUDGES

-As Lagos CJ Seeks Appointment Of More Judges For State Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), with Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilyo Atilade (middle); newly sworn judges – Hon. Justice Elizabeth Idowu Alakija (2nd right); Hon. Justice Emmanuel Olugbemiga Ogundare (right) and Hon. Justice Serifat Oloruntoyin Solebo (left) during the swearing-in …

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SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS 1958 ACQUISITION OF ILASAMAJA/OSHODI LAND BY LASG

The Supreme Court has affirmed the 1958 Lagos State Acquisition of Land along Ilasamaja/Oshodi Expressway now Isolo Industrial Estate and Matori Estate.   The Government of Western Region of Nigeria had in 1958 acquired a vast area of Land measuring 5000 acres for public purposes. The land acquired was within Badagry, Ikeja and Lagos.   …

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JUSTICE REFORM: OSINBAJO RECOMMENDS DAY-TO-DAY TRIALS, HEAVY PUNISHMENT FOR DELAYS

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem; Principal Partner, Falana & Falana, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) and representative of the Vice President, Attorney-General & Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami during the Administration of Justice Summit organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice at the Eko …

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