A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Robert Clarke has been speaking about the standard of legal practice and the discipline of lawyers. Against the background of the recent de-robing of some lawyers, the legal practitioner in this episode of law weekly with our judiciary correspondent, Shola Soyele, dismissed the insinuation in some quarters that the exercise was not far reaching enough, owing largely to th ...Read more ›
Law Weekly is programme on Channels Television.
A programme dealing with the legal system in Nigeria and anchored by the Station’s judiciary correspondent; Shola Soyele.
It is now a crime to arrest family members or associates in lieu of the suspect of an offence. This is just one of the many innovations present in the proposed administration of criminal justice bill. Last week the bill was subjected to a public hearing to get the inputs of the members of the society The public hearing was organised by the Chairman of the House of Representative Committee on Justice, Hon Al ...Read more ›
After the public hearing on a bill for an act to create corporate manslaughter offence, law weekly takes a deeper look at the essence and implications of the bill. If passed into law, the bill would raise the stake of corporate responsibility as well as the duty of care to employees and customers. Our judiciary correspondent, Shola Soyele speaks with a labour law expert, Mr Gani Adetola-Kaseem, a senior adv ...Read more ›
Lawyers condemn the public parade of suspects before trial. That's the focus of this episode of law weekly with our judiciary correspondent, Shola Soyele. Also in this edition, senior legal practitioner, Fred Agbaje believes that the police did no wrong in inviting the journalists from leadership newspapers over the publishing of the 'presidential directive' while the national coordinator of Legal Assistanc ...Read more ›
In some other climes, thoroughfares are specially built for them infact most infrastructure have a special design for this group of people but in Nigeria, it seems not much is being done to accomodate them in the society. The bill to integrate Persons With Disability (PWDs) is currently under debate at the National Assembly. But the major issue is whether the bill will have a dedicated commission for its en ...Read more ›
Two weeks ago, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) announced that it had called off the lease for two projects, a hotel and conference center located around the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed airport, MMA2 in Lagos. The director of legal services, FAAN, Mr. Mark Jacobs said by the agreement, the concessionaire entrusted with the projects, Bi-Courtney Nigeria Ltd was to have completed the ...Read more ›
The president needs to tell Nigerians the kind of pardon it has granted to the former governor of Bayelsa State and the 7 others. This is the view of Mr Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria who spoke recently with our judiciary correspondent, Shola Soyele. Mr Falana believes that those granted pardon can make a case for the recovery of their forfeited assets. Beyond that however, he makes a case for th ...Read more ›
Reactions continue to trail the state pardon granted to 8 Nigerians by the National Council of State headed by President Goodluck Jonathan. On this episode of law weekly, Channels Televisionâ€™s judiciary correspondent, Shola Soyele talks to Prof Itse Sagay who at one time representedÂ former Bayelsa state governor and recipient of the pardon, DSP Alamieyeseigha, in court. ...Read more ›
The concept of plea bargain is one that still continues to generate mixed reactions from Nigerians whenever it is mentioned. While some people contend that it is legal and champion its usage, others just dismiss it as a fraud. Channels Televisionâ€™s judiciary correspondent, Shola Soyele takes another look at the use of plea bargain in Nigeria especially in the light of recent allegations of fraud trailing on ...Read more ›
Two weeks ago, on wednesday the 12th of September,the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the Hon. Justice Aloma Mukhtar kicked off the new legal year at a ceremony in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory. Last week it was the turn of the Lagos judiciary and it commenced it's legal year ceremonies on Monday the 17th of September with the traditional church and mosque services. On Law weekly, Our judiciary corresponden ...Read more ›