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Law Reporters Top 10 Headlines Saturday, Oct 24th, 2020

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Court temporarily halts re-trial of Orji Uzor Kalu over alleged N17.1bn fraud

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the re-arraignment of former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu in an alleged N7.1bn money-laundering charges...

Ayade swears in Justice Akon Ikpeme as Cross River Chief Judge

Twice rejected by the State House of Assembly for being a security threat Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme was on Monday sworn-in by Cross River...

Court orders forfeiture of Yari’s N284m to FG

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered a final forfeiture of about N284, 306, 294.04 linked to a former governor of Zamfara,...

Court reverses dismissal of 3 police officers, orders recall

Justice Elizabeth Oji of the Lagos Judicial division of the National Industrial Court has nullified the purported dismissal of Mufutau Olaosun, Temitope Adebayo, and...

Welcome to Law Reporters roundup of the top 10 headlines for today Saturday, October 24th, 2020

1. Court dismisses suit against Ecobank
Delivering the Judgment, the presiding Judge, Justice Esowe held that a party who seeks judgment in his favour must produce evidence in support of his pleadings that the Court is bound to act on evidence before it and not allowed to rely on other extraneous matters.

JUST IN: Court dismisses suit against Ecobank

2. INEC postpones senatorial bye-election in Lagos, five others
Some of the pending by-elections postponed were Bayelsa Central Senatorial District; Bayelsa West Senatorial District; Nganzai and Bayo Constituencies in Borno State; Cross River North Senatorial District; Obudu Constituency in Cross River.

INEC postpones senatorial bye-election in Lagos, five others

3. Lagos Govt To Ease Curfew From Saturday Morning, Says Sanwo-Olu
“We have decided that we are going to be easing the curfew from tomorrow (Saturday) morning; and what that easing means is that people will be allowed to go out from 8am to 6pm.

Lagos Govt To Ease Curfew From Saturday Morning, Says Sanwo-Olu

4. CJN, Emefiele, judges to meet on how to improve laws on movable assets, credit reporting
The gathering being put together by the National Judicial Institute (NJI), the CBN, the World Bank Group and the Juris Law Office is intended to afford judges and other experts the opportunity to scrutinize both laws and agree on how the Judiciary could enhance their effective application.

CJN, Emefiele, judges to meet on how to improve laws on movable assets, credit reporting

5. #EndSARS: Enugu panel of inquiry begins work
The eight-man panel is chaired by Justice Kingsley Ngwu Udeh (Rtd.).

#EndSARS: Enugu panel of inquiry begins work

6.Govt proscribes ASUU, NASU, others in Ebonyi varsity
The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, who met with leadership of the unions, said the decision was taken in order to ensure that academic and non-academic unions’ activities do not negatively affect the resumption of EBSU and commencement of academic/ non-academic activities in the state-owned university.

Govt proscribes ASUU, NASU, others in Ebonyi varsity

7. Two friends in court for allegedly loitering around black spots in Kaduna
In the ruling, Magistrate Abdulaziz Ibrahim, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100, 000 each with one surety in like sum.

Two friends in court for allegedly loitering around black spots in Kaduna

8. Dangote seeks total ban on tomato importation
_He said the call was necessary to boost local production of the commodity and ensure that Nigeria was self sufficient in tomato production.

Dangote seeks total ban on tomato importation

9. Ogun prosecutes four suspected killer cops
The policemen included Inspector Wasiu Lawal, Inspector Niyi Ogunsoro, Inspector Ahmed Mohammed and one Okoi Obi.

Ogun prosecutes four suspected killer cops

10. 29 Lagos, Ogun police officers under detention for murder charges, others
Atleast 29 officers of the Nigerian Police were currently undergoing trials over alleged murder of citizens, armed robbery, and grievously bodily harm charges in Lagos and Ogun states.

29 Lagos, Ogun police officers under detention for murder charges, others

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