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Justice-Obaseki-JSC

Justice Obaseki Through His Cases – A Tribute by Davidson Edieya

Tribute Tanto Nomini Nullum Par Elogium – Of this great man, no praise is adequate. The headstone of Niccolò Machiavelli’s tomb, in Florence, Italy, had...

Echoes from the Courtroom: 7 Ways to Annoy a Judge

Judges are wonderful people. They are as different as their names and their faces in their approach to lawyers and litigants alike. While some...

Some Very Annoying Unconventional Behaviours Creeping into the Nigerian Courtrooms

There are some very irritating and highly denigrating behaviours that some lawyers engage in while in the courtroom. Those behaviours leave one wondering whether...

Echoes from the Courtroom: Ex-parte Orders; The Intrigues and Paucity

This write up was inspired by an interesting chat I had with a very senior colleague recently. Ever wondered how scarce ex-parte injunctions have...
Court-of-Appeal

Echoes From the Courtroom: The Senior Advocate/Junior Advocate Dichotomy at the Appellate Court: Rethinking...

I have argued at a forum that advocacy is gradually going into extinction. With the Rules of Courts which mandates counsel to reduce arguments...
Ellias-Ajadi

Echoes from the Courtroom: the Ruling is not Ready!

By virtue of the judiciary’s position in the socio-economic and political life of the country, diverse issues come before the courts as a matter...
Ellias-Ajadi

Echoes From the Courtroom: The “Regular” Court Sitting is at 9.00 Am

Last week, the piece on the Ambush Letter of Adjournment elicited some reactions which were encouraging. This week, I am bringing into focus the...

Echoes From the Courtroom: The Ambush Letter of Adjournment

Registrar: My Lord, there is a letter. Court: Counsel, have you seen the letter from your learned friend? Counsel: I am surprised. I don’t have any...

Echoes from the Courtroom: The Only Things that Matters are Facts

He walked into the Court with all the swagger associated with a young lawyer. He has been briefed in chambers about the matter. He...
Court-images

Court Proceedings Disrupted by Lack of Electricity, Diesel for Court’s Generator’

Scores of litigants, including lawyers and witnesses, on Wednesday left the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Nyanya, Abuja, disappointed after the...