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SPECIAL REPORT: How decrepit court facilities hamper justice delivery in Nigeria's capital

Nigeria, Sept. 17 -- At a sitting on March 12, Sylvester Oriji, a judge in the Apo division of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja, asked lawyers to remove their wigs and gowns amid ... Read More


Court refuses to grant Rivers, Lagos' request to stop FIRS from collecting VAT

Nigeria, Sept. 16 -- The Rivers and Lagos state governments on Thursday failed to convince the Court of Appeal in Abuja to stop the Federal Inland Revenue Service from further collecting Value Added T... Read More


Abuja residents lament 'outrageous' tenement charges

Nigeria, Sept. 16 -- Residents of District Centre Layout Extension Phase IV, in Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, are groaning over "humongous tenement rates" impo... Read More


Rivers State govt takes VAT collection battle to Supreme Court

Nigeria, Sept. 15 -- The Rivers State government has urged the Supreme Court to set aside the Court of Appeal's 10 September ruling ordering it and the Federal Inland Revenue (FIRS) to maintain status... Read More


Appeal Court president appeals to FG to increase judges' salaries

Nigeria, Sept. 13 -- The President of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem, on Monday, appealed to the federal government for an upward review of the salaries of judges. Mrs Dongban-Mensem, who... Read More


VAT Collection Tussle: What Appeal Court ruling means - Lawyers

Nigeria, Sept. 12 -- Lawyers have expressed mixed reactions to Friday's ruling of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which ordered parties to the Value Added Tax (VAT) collection dispute to "maintain statu... Read More


Stamp Duty: 36 state govts sue FG, demand N176billion refund

Nigeria, Sept. 10 -- The 36 state governments have sued the federal government for allegedly refusing to remit funds generated from stamp duties into state governments' accounts. The plaintiffs suing... Read More


VAT Collection Tussle: Appeal Court orders Rivers, Lagos to halt enforcement

Nigeria, Sept. 10 -- The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Rivers and Lagos state governments to stay action on their bids to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) pending the resolution of the... Read More


LPPC releases shortlist of 130 lawyers for SAN rank (FULL LIST)

Nigeria, Sept. 9 -- The Legal Practitioners' Privileges Committee (LPPC) has released a shortlist of 130 lawyers qualified for the award of the highly coveted Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) rank for... Read More


Conflicting Court Orders: CJN demands records, as seven Chief Judges face probe Monday

Nigeria, Sept. 5 -- The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, has demanded the records of proceedings in the suits that led to the recent wave of conflicting court orders in the country. Th... Read More