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Law Reporters Top 10 Headlines Tuesday, Oct 20th, 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 Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

1. Court orders Imo State Govt to pay former FADAMA coordinator accrued 3yrs salary within 30 days
Delivering the Judgment, the presiding judge, Justice Ibrahim Galadima held that claimant was a political appointee whose appointment was naturally subject to the whims and caprices of the State Executive within the confines of his contract of service he was to provide during the life span of the project.

Court orders Imo Govt to pay former FADAMA coordinator accrued 3yrs salary within 30 days

2. Recruitment of 10,000 Constables: IGP files 20 grounds of appeal at Supreme Court
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has filed 20 grounds of appeal at the Supreme Court to challenge the judgement that voided the recruitment of 10,000 constables by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) last year.

Recruitment of 10,000 Constables: IGP files 20 grounds of appeal at Supreme Court

3. Senate calls for implementation of local content in key sectors of economy
The Senate on Monday called for a legal framework for the implementation of local content in other key sectors of the Nigerian economy

Senate calls for implementation of local content in key sectors of economy

4. Reps move to stop courts from sacking President, Governors
A law to bar courts and election tribunals from voiding the election of a President-elect and governors-elect, because of blemishes in the educational qualifications of their running mates, is underway in the House of Representatives.

Reps move to stop courts from sacking President, Governors

5. Alleged Money Laundering: Court gives Ndume 21 days to produce Maina
The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, gave Senator Ali Ndume who is representing Borno South, 21 days, to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who has repeatedly failed to appear for continuation of his trial on money laundering charges.

Alleged Money Laundering: Court gives Ndume 21 days to produce Maina

6. #EndSARS: Edo inaugurates Judicial Panel of Inquiry
Edo State Government on Monday inaugurated a 12-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate circumstances surrounding the #EndSARS protests in the state.

#EndSARS: Edo inaugurates Judicial Panel of Inquiry

7. Alleged N2.2bn Fraud: Fayose’s name not on firm’s transaction record, says witness
A Federal High Court in Lagos Monday heard that former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, was not mentioned in allegedly suspicious financial transactions involving a firm, Still Earth Ltd.

Alleged N2.2bn Fraud: Fayose’s name not on firm’s transaction record, says witness

8. Buhari, others face legal action over hike in electricity tariff, fuel Price
About 302 Nigerians along with the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) have filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly leadership over the recent hike in electricity tariff and price of fuel.

Buhari, others face legal action over hike in electricity tariff, fuel Price

9. Sanwo-Olu inaugurates 7-member Judicial Panel to investigate SARS brutality
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday inaugurated a 7-member Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution into SARS Abuses at the State House, Marina, Lagos.

Sanwo-Olu inaugurates 7-member Judicial Panel to investigate SARS brutality

10. [CAMA 2020]: 30 Innovative Provisions Every Individual and Corporate Entity Must Know By Oluwatoyin Bamidele, Oni
As President Muhammadu Buhari signed the amendment of the new Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 into law, policy makers and business analysts have described some new provisions in the act as a welcome development. Many believe the reform will tone down regulatory hurdles and ease the business environment to stimulate growth, claiming business in the country has been simplified and investors will have more confidence doing business in Nigeria.
However, In this Article, Mr. Oluwatoyin Bamidele, Oni spoke about the new CAMA 2020 as was signed into law by the president.
Read the full article below…

 

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