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Apr 29, 2014

IBHARI PRESS RELEASE: URGENT NEED FOR VENEZUELAN JUSTICE SYSTEM

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INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION’S
HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE
NEWS RELEASE 
[For immediate release: Tuesday, 29 April 2014]
Urgent need for Venezuelan justice system reform is highlighted by criminal trial of Judge Afiuni states
new IBAHRI report
 A new report states the Venezuelan justice system does not contain adequate systemic safeguards to guarantee judicial independence and cites the trial of Judge MarĂ­a Lourdes Afiuni as emblematic of the situation in general. Describing her trial as being characterised by multiple violations of due process and other human rights, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) points to an urgent need for reform of the Venezuelan judiciary.

Apr 23, 2014

STATE LIMITATION LAWS CANNOT BAR CLAIMS MADE UNDER OIL PIPELINES ACT

BENSON V. MOBIL PRODUCING NIG UNLIMITED


This summary is fully reported at (2014) 3 CLRN.

COURT OF APPEAL (PORT HARCOURT DIVISION)

(MUHAMMAD; GALINJE; AWOTOYE, JJ.CA)

In January 1998, the Appellant’s fishing nets were severely damaged when the Respondent’s oil pipeline installation burst and spilled oil into the waterways where the Appellant and others in the Bayelsa Community fished.

Apr 16, 2014

GET FREE LEGAL ADVICE IN LAGOS

Nigerians are always searching for legal information on various aspects of the law, from issues bothering on Tenancy, Employment Law, Divorce and even Court proceedings.  These information is valuable and in many cases is always a life saver to people who cannot afford competent legal representation.  As a result of not knowing the law, many unsuspecting members of the public have been taking advantage of by unscrupulous elements.  Via the law blog, we aim to inform Nigerians about their rights in law and it’s great to see the Lagos state Government taking the same initiative by establishing the Public Advice Centre. 

Apr 11, 2014

UNLAWFUL DETENTION: CASE STUDY OF CIAXON




Onimisi Ciaxon a.k.a Isiaka Yusuf, aged 32, a member of staff of PHCN who worked at the T-junction by State House Gate-7 has been declared missing for over 10 days now. He is alleged to have been arrested by members of the Nigerian State Security Service (SSS) after posting pictures on twitter, of the gun battle between Nigerian security agencies and suspected Boko Haram members on March 30, 2014 in Abuja. There has been a wide media appeal to the SSS about the whereabouts of Ciaxon but nothing has been heard. You can read the news reports HERE. No one knows where Ciaxon is at the moment but it’s safe to assume that he is in the custody of the Secret Service, witnesses identified him and reported that he was handed over to a security team, read the news article HERE

FREEDOM OF SPEECH
If really Ciaxon is with the SSS or any other security agency,

Apr 10, 2014

NIGERIA | AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL | CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AS VIOLENCE ESCALATES IN NORTH- EAST

Group of young men killed in Potiskum, Yobe state, by the security forces following an attack by Boko Haram in a nearby village
An increase in attacks by Boko Haram and uncontrolled reprisals by Nigeria’s security forces has seen the death toll in North East Nigeria rise to at least 1,500 people, more than half of whom are civilians, in the first three months of 2014, Amnesty International said in a briefing published today.

Video: Use Your Power by Amnesty International

Apr 7, 2014

NAFDAC; DUTIES & POWERS



If you are Nigerian and you live in Nigeria, you must remember the last time you held up a bottle or the pack of a food or drug item just to inspect it for a NAFDAC number. It’s almost second nature for most people, including myself. The NAFDAC stamp of approval on food and drug items gives a sense of security and lets you feel confident knowing its safe to use. The agency is not only at the forefront of the fight for safeguarding public health in Nigeria but it’s also doing a fine job.

Apr 6, 2014

DUTIES OF YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL

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The role of a government and its agencies in societies can never be over stated, govt agencies are responsible for our security; maintanance of public infrastructures & institutions; regulation of economic policies & even maintains law and order. In a nutshell, without a functioning govt infrastructure in place, only anarchy and chaos may just be left.