Prof. Ernest Ojukwu SAN Articulates Plausible Manifesto to Lead NBA – Inibehe Effiong

Though I am nonchalant about the leadership and politics of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), my candid opinion is that Prof. Ernest Ojukwu SAN is the best of all the candidates to lead the Bar at this time. He is the only candidate that has articulated plausible, cogent and seemingly persuasive manifesto. He is the man that has the...

FFK Detention Another Example Of Vindictive Use Of EFCC By Buhari

Donald Ekpo, (LinkMoment). Many political analysts and social critics see the continued detention of the former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani Kayode with court appearance by the Buhari administration as vengeful and vindictive use of EFCC. Meanwhile, Femi Fani-Kayode's only crime was being the head of the Directorate of Media and Publicity for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation. Just like the...

“You Cannot Accuse Somebody In Public And Try Him In Secret” – Kanu’s Lawyer

(LinkMoment). According to Newsweek report, the lawyer of the Indigenous People of Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu stated that the Nigerian government has no witnesses to bring against his client. Nnamdi Kanu’s attorneys seeks to overturn a ruling that witnesses in the trial could be anonymized. Kanu's lawyer Ejiofor emphasized that "allowing witnesses to testify anonymously could allow the prosecution to unfairly prejudice...

The Rochas Okorocha London Debacle – Igwe Emenike

Igwe Emenike, (LinkMoment). About two IPOB protesters stormed Chatham house where the Imo State governor Rochas was giving a speech to protest. While one confronted Rochas, another's voice was being heard at the background. In England, everyone is allowed the freedom to protest peacefully. Even the police would not obstruct you. WATCH VIDEO. The protester confronted Rochas and had an angry exchange...

Lawyer Emeka Ugwuonye Stands For Those Facing Trial For Being IPOB Members

Emeka Ugwuonye, (LinkMoment). The Due process Advocates lawyer Emeka Ugwuonye appeared in court at Enugu to represent those accused of being members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and then got a shock of his career. Thereafter, Emeka filed the following report titled "Today in Enugu: Standing For Those They Are Trying For Being IPOB Members" READ FULL TEXT Below: Many...

ECULAW Volunteers To Undertake The Defense Of IPOB Protesters In Enugu Court

Emeka Ugwuonye, (LinkMoment). The United States based Attorney Emeka Ugwuonye has announced via Facebook that he shall personally undertake the defense of the IPOB protesters who were detained and facing trial at Enugu court. The detail announcement posted on the Due Process Advocates' Facebook group page reads as follows: "My law firm, ECULAW & CO., has volunteered to represent the IPOB...

DSS have Focused On Persecuting Kanu and Co. Defendants Rather Than Prosecuting Them

(LinkMoment). According to a report by NAIJ news, "In his (Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer) reply to an application by the prosecution on the availability of witnesses, the defense counsel, Chuks Muoma said the prosecution has failed to exercise its right to appeal." "Muoma (SAN) said, the prosecution has since the arrest of the defendants focused on stalling the case by “rigmarolling” since its...

Nnamdi Kanu Rejects FG’s Request For Secret Trial, Court Agrees

Biafra Israel Prince posted "Justice John Tosho Denies FG Secret Trial of Kanu" as follows: "In what appears more like a successful legal pressure, Justice John Tosho of federal high court has ruled that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) will not be given secret trial. Recall that the prosecution team had filed  a motion for a...

Defiant IPOB Leader Kanu Refuses To Remove Handcuffs In Court, But Later Did

(LinkMoment). SEE PHOTOS According to a report by Vanguard, "A mild drama took place within the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja this morning, as the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, whose trial is billed to commence today February 9, 2015), refused to remove his handcuffs. "It took the intervention of his...

Supreme Court Of Nigeria Confirms Udom Emmanuel and Okezie Ikpeazu As Governors

(LinkMoment). The Supreme Court of Nigeria has reconfimed Mr. Udom Emmanuel (PDP) and Okezie Ikpeazu (PDP) as the governors of Akwa Ibom and Abia State respectively. The judgement was delivered on February 3, 2016 following a suit brought by APC candidate in Akwa Ibom and APGA candidate Alex Otti in Abia.  

Dutch lawyer Files Suit Against President Buhari At The International Criminal Court

(LinkMoment). According to Associated Press (AP), on Friday January 29, 2016, a Dutch Human Rights lawyer Goran Sluiter "asked the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, to investigate President Muhammadu Buhari, charging he bears criminal responsibility for crimes against Biafran separatist protesters including murder, torture, enforced disappearance and arbitrary arrest and detention. Sluiter says violence against Biafrans in Nigeria has intensified...

President Buhari Lied Against IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu On Passport Issue – SBCHRO

(LinkMoment). Press Release By the Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations It is the authoritative information of the Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations that detained Citizen Nnamdi Kanu had never returned to Nigeria or traveled to other parts of the world including his second home-State of the United Kingdom without following and applying legitimate diplomatic processes and procedures. Specifically, he...

Backlash Over Buhari’s Discriminatory Prosecution Of PDP Spokesperson Metuh Comparably

(LinkMoment). Many Nigerians of good will have expressed shock and outrage over how the Buhari administration in the name of fighting corruption is dehumanizing and selectively persecuting and prosecuting the opposition. Here are just some of their reactions: Euphamia Udanoh, wrote: "Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser to President Jonathan, was accused of "STEALING" $2.1 billion and his bail bond was set...

DSS Detains and Releases Fierce Buhari Critic And Blames Detention On Clerical Error

Adaobi Ube, (LinkMoment). The Department of Sate Services (DSS) operatives detained and then releases a prominent Buhari critic, Attorney EMEKA UGWUONYE, and then blames his detention on clerical / Bureaucratic errors. After his release, Emeka Ugwuonye wrote as follows: "I’m okay, guys. The fact that I’m writing to you from my system should convince you. But i have gist for you. This...

Buhari Should Obey The Court Orders For The Bail Of Dasuki and Kanu – Femi Falana

(LinkMoment). One of the foremost Human Rights Lawyer, Chief Femi Falana SAN released a legal statement and reported by THENIGERIALAWYER.com stating that the President Buhari should respect the constitution by obeying various court orders that granted bail to former NSA Sambo Dasuki and the Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. The excerpt of Falana's statement is as follows: "One of the...

Three Igbos Took High Profile Positions in New Jersey, One Makes History As A Judge

(LinkMoment). "IGBO KWENU! Congratulations to Nigeria and the entire family of Jude Nkama. "Nigerian of Igbo Extraction makes history in the US as the first appointed African judge in New Jersey. "A Nigerian, Jude O Nkama made history on January 6th as he became the first African to be appointed as a judge in the 349 year history of the city and State...

The Legal Team That Got Victory For Abia Governor Elect Dr. Alex Otti (APGA)

(LinkMoment). As the legal proceedings on Abia 2015 gubernatorial election continue to unravel, and following the Appeal Court's judgement on December 31, 2015 that declared Alex Otti winner of the 2015 election, many have wondered who are in the legal team of the Governor Elect, Dr. Alex Otti (APGA)? The Legal Team is comprised of Chief Akin Olujinmi SAN; Prof. Awa...

“I Remain Your Governor”, Ikpeazu Tells Abians, Then Heads to Supreme Court

Okezie Ikpeazu, (LinkMoment). PRESS STATEMENT BY ABIA STATE GOVERNOR, DR. OKEZIE IKPEAZU ON THE JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL SITTING AT OWERRI ON THE ABIA STATE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION DISPUTE. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I have just been informed that the Court of Appeal sitting at Owerri has nullified my victory as the duly elected Governor of Abia State and ordered that...

Court ‘Discharges’ IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu – Naij

(NIGERIA MOMENT). According to report filed by NAIJ News, "a Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, December 16, discharged the cases against the director of the Indigenous People Of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu." "At the ruling the chief magistrate, Shuaibu Usman struck out all criminal charges levelled against Kanu. "Usman said that since the State Security Services (SSS) through its lawyer Moses...

Buhari’s Administration Via DSS Asks Court To Discontinue Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial.

(NIGERIA MOMENT). The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday requested a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court in Abuja to discontinue trial of Nnamdi Kanu, Director of Radio Biafra, charged with criminal conspiracy. Kanu is standing trial on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, intimidation and belonging to unlawful society, to which he pleaded not guilty. At the resumed sitting of the case, prosecution counsel, Moses Idakwo, informed the...

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