Bolanle Raheem: Lawyer’s absence stalls ASP Vandi’s arraignment

The Lagos State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) has stood down the arraignment of Mr. Drambi Vandi, the policeman accused of killing a Lagos-based lawyer, Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem, on Christmas Day. Justice I.O. Harrison made the…

Bolanle: Burial postponed, lawyers to pay last respect

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Monday said it would schedule a special programme to honour a female lawyer, Mrs Omobolanle Raheem, who was shot dead on the last Christmas Day. Raheem was allegedly shot dead by a police officer…

Lawyer seeks adequate protection of consumers rights

A former Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Douglas Ogbankwa, on Thursday called for adequate protection of consumer rights to justify public confidence in governments. “Now is the time for consumer rights advocacy to stop fleecing of citizens…

Presidency 2023: A contest between three “sinners”? — Magnus Onyibe

The title of this piece is not exactly the terminology used by Adams Oshiomhole, former Labour leader, ex Edo State governor and immediate past chairman of the ruling party at the centre, APC. But he is the one that drew…

NBA’s NEC ratifies suspension of Joyce Oduah as general secretary

The National Executive Council of the Nigerian Bar Association has ratified the suspension of Mrs. Joyce Oduah as the General Secretary of the association. Her suspension was ratified late Sunday evening at the NEC Meeting which is part of activities…

Is APC made up of yahoo-yahoo governors and drug dealing gang? -Magnus Onyibe

The adjectives used to describe the All Progressives Congress (APC) above are actually not mine. They are borrowed from governors in the APC family who used the exact same dirty sobriquets to characterise their own party. When I read the…

*Buried in rubble of 21-storey Ikoyi building, surrounded by corpses, we thought the end had come – Survivors (Punch)*Lagos bridges turn abodes for hoodlums (Sun)

Buried in rubble of 21-storey Ikoyi building, surrounded by corpses, we thought the end had come – Survivors (Punch) He shook his head intermittently in disbelief, wiping off tears with his right palm. For about two minutes, Nurudeen Solagbade, could…

Seplat: Access Bank takes SANs to LPPC over alleged misconduct

Access Bank Plc has filed petitions against two Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) Etigwe Uwa and Babajide Koku before the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) and the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). The bank…

*Bed occupancy level in Lagos COVID-19 care centres reduces to 46% (Guardian)*Sanwo-Olu, Fashola canvass investment in abattoir business (Nation)

Bed occupancy level in Lagos COVID-19 care centres reduces to 46% (Guardian) The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the bed occupancy level in the state’s public and private COVID-19 care centres has reduced to 46 per…

Déjà Vu: In tragic vein – Wole Soyinka

I arrived home from external commitments just over a week ago to an extraordinary homecoming gift. It took the form of a movement — sometimes angry, sometimes entrancing, poignant, sometimes strident, certainly robust in expectations but always moving, visionary and…

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