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Law Reporters Top 10 Headlines Wednesday, Oct 14th, 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 Wednesday, October 14th, 2020.

1. Court adjourns suit challenging Funke Akindele, 236 others’ conviction
The Federal High Court in Lagos has further adjourned the hearing till November 16 in a suit challenging the conviction and sentencing of 237 persons, including a popular actress, Funke Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa, her husband, Abdu Rasheed Bello, aka JJC Skillz, over the violation of Lagos State COVID-19 guidelines.

Court adjourns suit challenging Funke Akindele, 236 others’ conviction

2. BREAKING: FG accepts 5-point demand of #EndSARS protesters
The presidential panel on police reform has accepted the five-point demand of the #EndSARS protesters.

BREAKING: FG accepts 5-point demand of #EndSARS protesters

3. Buhari throws support behind Okonjo-Iweala ahead WTO poll
Ahead of World Trade Organisation (WTO) poll to elect a new leader, President Muhammadu Buhari assured that the country would explore every opportunity to ensure Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance and Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, emerges WTO Director-General.

Buhari throws support behind Okonjo-Iweala ahead WTO poll

4. 400 lawyers on-standby to offer #EndSARS protesters free legal services
Atleast 400 lawyers have concluded plans to provide free legal services to Nigerians under detention for protesting against brutality and extra-judicial killings perpetrated by the country’s police officers deployed to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit.

400 lawyers on-standby to offer #EndSARS protesters free legal services

5. Court restrains NLC, TUC from embarking on strike in Kwara

Court restrains NLC, TUC from embarking on strike in Kwara

6. Court orders firm to pay ex-staff 3 Months salary arrears within 30 days

Court orders firm to pay ex-staff 3 Months salary arrears within 30 days

7. Wadume’s trial resumes, prosecution to present sixth witness Oct. 22

Wadume’s trial resumes, prosecution to present sixth witness Oct. 22

8. Man appears in court for allegedly beating policewoman

Man appears in court for allegedly beating policewoman

9. Buhari sends proceeds of crime bill to Senate

Buhari sends proceeds of crime bill to Senate

10. Edo Election: Tribunal receives 5 petitions against Obaseki’s victory

Edo Election: Tribunal receives 5 petitions against Obaseki’s victory

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