Popular posts

Fun

GOATS ARRESTED, DETAINED, CHARGED AND FINED FOR “WANDERING”

Despite the courts declaring the ridiculous offence of wandering as being inconsistent with the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of movement, the Nigerian Police never stopped its sweeping arrest of people for “wandering and loitering” for extortion of “bail money”.

So it was an incredible story when goats not humans became the arrested “wanderers”. It was a media storm. Then a colleague had argued with me that it was impossible till he saw the news (seeing is believing).Continue reading

Commentary Fun

THE NAIJA LAWYERS’ HUSTLE

photocredit: www.sgglit.com

photocredit: www.sgglit.com

My steps were confident as I stepped out of the gate for the day’s lawyer’s hustle. Dressed in black suit over my lawyer’s collarless white shirt and in my two hands were my work bag containing my case file, books and stationeries and in the other bag my wig and gown. It had rained all night so I had to navigate through muddy stagnant puddles that dotted the road that led out to the junction where I entered a Keke Marwa to Orile Bus Stop, a famous Lagos suburb from where I could get a bus to Lagos Island.Continue reading

Fun

NIGERIAN POLICE ARREST, DETAIN AND PARADE GOAT FOR ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

photocredit: www.sodahead.com

photocredit: www.sodahead.com

It was not a scene from one of the comic Nollywood flicks. The report which was first published in the Vanguard newspaper of Friday, January 23, 2009 captioned “Police Parade Goat as Robbery Suspect”, with a picture of the goat, had caused a sensation around the world.
The Nigerian Police Force, legendary for inefficiency, corruption and brutality added another epithet; banality. From the report in the Vanguard, written by Demola Akinyemi, the Kwara State Police Command had on Thursday, Janauary 22, 2009 shocked journalists when it paraded a goat as a robbery suspect.Continue reading

Workshop

SURVIVING EBOLA; LESSONS FOR LAWYERS

The Gallant Survivor Dr. Ada Igonoh

The Gallant Survivor Dr. Ada Igonoh

Nigeria has been declared Ebola free but the mental scars the Ebola outbreak had left on our psyche is yet to be erased. It was therefore no surprise when the story of the medical doctor who had survived the dreaded disease was widely read on major newspapers and blogs in Nigeria and averaged the highest views in many news websites.
Dr. Ada Igonoh who contracted Ebola from Patrick sawyer, the Liberian-American (the index case) survived alongside eight others in what had been called a medical miracle as Ebola kills nearly 90% of those infected.Continue reading

Recommended Picks by Legal Fido

Best posts from Legal Fido

2018 Career Game Plan for Lawyers Part 1

The ‘new‘ year is already almost two weeks ‘old’. I’m sure by now (hopefully) your career as a lawyer is already in full throttle for 2018. If you’ve taken the time to answer the questions in our Career Audit 2017...

PING! NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA) IKEJA BRANCH, HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR HOLDS

      Introduction Are you a human rights practitioner or want to be acquainted with the changing dynamics of human rights law and practice in Nigeria? Then you need not look too far to get your wish fulfilled. Nigerian...
Close
%d bloggers like this: