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THE LIFE OF A STATE COUNSEL

 

Ifeanyi Agwuncha Photo credits https://www.facebook.com/josemourinho.agwuncha

Ifeanyi Agwuncha, State Counsel Ministry of Justice Anambra State   Photo credits https://www.facebook.com/josemourinho.agwuncha

Legal opinion has been written and after a while, sometimes long, the AG gives its nod for prosecution to go on. The file would be assigned a state counsel for prosecution. This is where the journey, most times tortuous, begins.Continue reading

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THROUGH THE EYES OF A FEMALE LAWYER PART 1

My very good friend and mentee takes the floor to share her experience as a young female lawyer. So it’s Nelo on the beat! Enjoy!Nelo Akorah

As I strolled out of the Police Headquarters, feeling very tired and done for the day, I realized that things were not the same anymore in my life, everything has changed. From the first day I put on my wig and gown and stood before a Judge of Federal Republic of Nigeria, my life changed.Continue reading

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THE NEW WIGS’ 10 COMMANDMENTS PART 1

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Dearest New Wig,

The world out there is tough, the road is rough. I’m not trying to scare you but believe me, the smiles and backslappings end at your call to bar ceremony. Not everybody who celebrates with you at your call ceremony celebrates for you. Many celebrate their own gain in your success. You must have heard everyone who congratulates you say “now I have a lawyer I can call on so I will be looking for trouble” that it has become a cliché you are used to and an innocent joke that makes you feel you have arrived.Continue reading

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NAIJA POLICE; A LAWYER’S FRIEND OR FIEND!

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“There should be no relationship between a Science Student and an Arts Student, the only thing that holds you together is just two subjects, English Language and Mathematics. You should not associate with them or have anything to do with them. Don’t ever go to their class …”

The above statement is credited to my Chemistry Teacher in secondary School. My Chemistry Teacher, let us call him Uncle P (we called our teachers uncles and aunties), was a young man pushed into the very difficult task of teaching by the country’s number one killer of dreams; unemployment (teaching is not an easy task for those who it’s not their passion).

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WARNING TO ROOKIES; NAIJA POLICE BAIL IS NOT FREE (PART 2)

photo credits npf.gov.ng

photo credits npf.gov.ng

Where do I begin! Been off for a whole two months! Many things have come and gone yet the defeaning silence from my end. My sincere apologies. I am set to get things rolling! Please enjoy the concluding part of the last article we put up before the long hiatus. Shalom!

By 6 pm, I was already at the Police Station with my entourage. The Orile Police Station is located at the famous but chaotic Orile Bus Stop I had described in an earlier piece “The Naija Lawyers’ Hustle”. The building housing the station was rebuilt a few years ago by the Fashola administration. It looked neat but the offices were cramped and overcrowded.

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NIGERIAN POLICE ARREST, DETAIN AND PARADE GOAT FOR ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

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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

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