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Ivory Coast’s Former First Lady Cleared Of War Crimes Charges

Ivory Coast’s Former First Lady Cleared Of War Crimes Charges

A court in Ivory Coast acquitted former First Lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity and war crimes charges linked to her role in a 2011 civil war that killed about 3,000 people, state television announced on Tuesday. The West African nation had refused to extradite her to face similar charges before the International Criminal […]

The Laws On Succession And Custody Of Children In Nigeria

There are three types of marriages in Nigeria against which background the succession laws will be applied.  Statutory marriage admits one man, one wife.  Customary marriage permits limitless number of wives, whilst Islamic Muslim law marriage allows up to four wives. Nevertheless it is the duty of the spouse to ensure that at death, adequate provision […]

Court Adjourns Suit Challenging Legality of Criminal Justice Act

Court Adjourns Suit Challenging Legality of Criminal Justice Act

The Federal High Court sitting Abuja yesterday adjourned the suit filed by a former Commissioner for Information, Abia State, Dr. ACB Agbazuere, challenging some sections of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 to May 25 for hearing. Agabazuere had joined the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the National Assembly […]

ANALYSIS: Dramatic Night in South Africa Leaves President Hanging On By a Thread

ANALYSIS: Dramatic Night in South Africa Leaves President Hanging On By a Thread

South African President Jacob Zuma apologised to his country on national television just before 8 in the evening after a dramatic 36 hours that ended with him hanging onto power by a thread. The day before his televised apology the country’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, ruled that Zuma had failed to “uphold, defend, respect” […]