Category: Legal

Legal: CRS Technologies sheds light on South Africa’s Labour Laws Amendment Bill

The Labour Laws Amendment Bill, first introduced to South Africa’s parliament in November 2015, and has been passed by the National Assembly. If it passes the review process by the National Council of Provinces and authorised by the President, it will ensure that fathers have the right to ten consecutive days leave when a child […]

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Nigeria takes US university to court

The Nigerian government has dragged a university in the United States, the Alabama State University, to court for allegedly mishandling the scholarship meant for students’ rent, books and food. BBC report reports that Nigeria also accused the university of charging them for accommodation they did not use and lessons they did not take. Anthony Ifediba, […]

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Group to sue Nigerian govt over abducted girls

A Nigerian group that sparked a global campaign for the safe return of schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 said on Tuesday it would sue the government if it failed to provide answers over a similar mass abduction last month. Islamist militant group Boko Haram took 110 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Dapchi on Feb. 19. […]

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Federal High Court adjourns G-Worldwide Vs Kiss Daniel case to May 16th

In the matter filed against Kiss Daniel by his former label, G-Worldwide, the Federal High Court in Lagos ruled yesterday that having made a case for the grant of injunctions against the artists, on the basis that the same evidence which was presented for the grant of the injunctions are same with those submitted to the court for […]

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Ogun high court strikes out a suit against FCMB owner, Otunba Subomi Balogun

An Ogun  State high court sitting in Ijebu-Ode, yesterday, struck out  a suit challenging the position of the founder of the First City Monument Bank, FCMB, Otunba Subomi Balogun, as head, Fusengbuwa Ruling House, one of the ruling houses in Ijebu where an Awujale  of Ijebuland is selected. Justice Aderonke Asenuga, while  delivering judgment said: […]

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Hate speech bill and Nigerian bloggers

Senator Shehu Sani has made his thoughts about the ‘hate speech’ bill known to the public, the passage of the widely criticized Hate speech bill was sponsored by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi of Niger State. According to Sani, should the hate speech law be passed, prisons across the country will be filled with bloggers and […]

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Nigeria passes anti money laundering law

Nigeria’s parliament passed legislation on Wednesday meant to help authorities tackle money laundering and funding for terrorism by allowing its financial intelligence unit to operate free of state control. The move is aimed at removing bureaucracy impeding investigations of financial crime and was taken under international pressure on Nigeria to crack down on endemic corruption […]

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Youth Group sue Buhari for not declaring presidential ambition for 2019

The National Leadership of Democratic Youth Congress for PMB, 2019 under the able leadership of Hon. Kassim Muhammad Kassim, Member, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, today, dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to the Federal High Court, Abuja, for his inability to meet up with the deadline given to him to publicly declare to seek re-election in […]

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Why this young Liberian girl will not be deported from Netherlands

A 4-year-old Liberia girl who was sent to the Netherlands in 2016 will not be deported to Liberia, the lawyer of the girl told reporters, noting that the young girl was approved for a residence permit. Now living in Waddinxveen, Dekontee “Deedee” Elisha Grigsby was originally born in England. Custody was given to her great-grandmother, […]

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EPA dispute: East African Court of Justice dismisses appeal

The Appellate Division dismissed an Appeal filed by Castro Pius from Tanzania, whose Application seeking for an injunction to stop the Partner States which had not signed the European Partnership Agreement (EPA) not to sign the same and those who had signed, to stop them from carrying out any further procedures and processes. On 6th […]

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