Lawyers in Anambra protest over insecurity, kidnap, murder of colleague

Lawyers in Anambra State on Monday, held a peaceful march in Awka over the rising cases of insecurity and the murder of their colleague, Francis Onwuachi, by gunmen.   The lawyers under the aegis of Committee of Chairmen and Secretaries of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), also announced that they will stay away from courts in the state between March 22 and March 24.   Late Onwuachi LIB reported that the late Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Onitsha branch, was kidnapped by gunmen along Ezu River/Anaku road on Friday, March 12. His corpse was found a…

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COVID-19: Nigerian lawyers sue China for $200b .

A coalition of Nigerian legal experts have filed a class action suit against China over the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic effect on Nigerians. . . They are demanding $200 billion as damages for the “loss of lives, economic strangulation, trauma, hardship, social disorientation, mental torture and disruption of normal daily existence of people in Nigeria.” . . Lead counsel, Prof. Epiphany Azinge (SAN), a current member of the Commonwealth Arbitral Tribunal London, representing Nigeria and Africa, said they had concluded pleadings for the class action against the Chinese government.…

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