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Minority Students Facing The Pain In Law Schools

Minority Students Facing The Pain In Law Schools

Law school applications are up this year in what some are calling a “Trump Bump,” since around a third of applicants were inspired to apply by Trump’s election. Nearly half of them identify themselves as members of a minority group. They’ve seen lawyers fighting Trump administration policies that discriminate against their communities and want to […]

FG Sets Up Family Courts To Prosecute Child Offenders

FG Sets Up Family Courts To Prosecute Child Offenders

The Federal Government has called on States to set up family courts to try child offenders, prosecuting them in accordance with the child Rights Act of Nigeria. The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Jummai Allhassan made this disclosure on Friday in Abuja in a press briefing and inauguration of the 6th […]

Woman Flogged For ‘Unauthorised Marriage’

Woman Flogged For ‘Unauthorised Marriage’

 A sentence of flogging was carried out by Omdurman Criminal Court on Tuesday against a woman who married without the consent of her father and brothers, even though her marriage was authorised and witnessed. The defence lawyer said the flogging sentence was carried out after the woman and her child completed more than eight months […]

Regional Court To Judge Schools Ban For Pregnant Girls

Regional Court To Judge Schools Ban For Pregnant Girls

Sierra Leone introduced the ban in 2015 after a rise in rape, abuse and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak. A West African court is to examine a ban on pregnant girls going to school in Sierra Leone in a landmark case that campaigners say could strengthen girls’ rights across the region. Sierra Leone introduced […]

Man Impersonates Late Father, To Secure N40m Loan

Man Impersonates Late Father, To Secure N40m Loan

A 55-year-old man was docked on Thursday, before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court, for allegedly forging land documents of his late father to secure N40 million loan from a bank. The accused, Mukaila Kosebinu, who resides at No. 9, Sule-Aleja St., Aga, Ikorodu in Lagos State, is facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery […]

Association Of Female Lawyers Of Liberia (AFELL) Mediates Over 500 Cases

Association Of Female Lawyers Of Liberia (AFELL)  Mediates Over 500 Cases

The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) said it has resolved 545 cases through mediation. The Association’s president Attorney Vivian D. Neal made the disclosure over the weekend in Bentol City, Montserrado County, at the start of a two-day retreat and mediation training of female lawyers, indicating that they achieved success in covering the […]

Chief Magistrate Jailed Three Years For Bribe

Chief Magistrate Jailed Three Years For  Bribe

A Chief Magistrate, Mohammed Balogun, has been sentenced to three years in jail by an Abuja High Court for demanding a bribe of N100, 000 from a litigant for the purpose of giving him favourable judgment. He was, however, given the option of paying a fine of N500,000.  Balogun was charged before Justice Ishaq Bello […]

Tackling Gender Based Violence – We Are Far From Getting This Menace Settled

Tackling Gender Based Violence – We Are Far From Getting This Menace Settled

 Three women became the latest statistics in gender-based violence last week. One man attacked a friend of his girlfriend with a machete, slashing her hands and thighs, before he proceeded to knock down his girlfriend leaving her unconscious. The third woman was raped and then had her throat sliced by a male friend, who had […]

Women Do Not Possess Their Land Because They Are Oblivious Of The Law

Women Do Not Possess Their Land Because They Are Oblivious Of The Law

 Many women in Kenya do not know that the constitution promises to eliminate gender discrimination in law, customs and practices related to property, leaving thousands at risk of homelessness Less than 2 percent of title deeds issued in Kenya since 2013 went to women, campaigners said on Tuesday, dashing hopes raised by constitutional reform granting […]

It Is Still Very Difficult For Women To Access Justice

It Is Still Very Difficult For Women To Access Justice

IT started like any other normal day for Emily Tuyishime but little did she know it would turn into a black Saturday in her life. On that fateful Saturday afternoon, her four-year-old son was involved in an accident that left him in a coma after sustaining grave injuries on the head. Tuyishime tried to seek […]

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