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August 14, 2018

Kanu trial: Prosecution suffers setback over bias claims

The prosecution of leader of separatist movement Indigenous People of Biafra suffered a major setback Monday when a judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja Justice John Tsoho returned his case file to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court Justice Ibrahim Auta for reassignment. This comes after the judge washed his hands off the case on the strength of a petition against him before the National Judicial Council NJC by the detained Director of Radio Biafra, accusing him of bias. Justice Tsoho is the second judge from the bench of the Federal High Court accused by Kanu of bias in the…

THE BAR AND THE BENCH UNDER SCRUTINY (2)

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

  This is more so with Banks which have been known to charge their customers for legal services that they are not competent to provide. This raises the issue of touting in the profession and mostly by non lawyers which accounts for the falling standards and poverty of the profession. In many land registries, non lawyers and employees of governments insist on rewriting deeds prepared by lawyers in their own forms when they are presented for registration. Perhaps, this is why the new NBA stamps provided for sealing, franking and validation of legal documents, deeds, pleadings, transactions   in a frenzy…