MONDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2012
Lagos State High Court Settlement Week begins. No court session all week long. Isn’t that interesting? But what will the judges be doing? Oh, don’t worry about that; they are off to a foreign land (some say Gabon, some say Canada) for “further education.” I hear you.
One Lagos State Judge did not go for the “educational trip” for he needed it not again. After all he’s just been elevated to the Court of Appeal and sworn in today as a judge. His name? Habeeb Olawale Abiru J.C.A. The Supreme Court just round the corner .
Tigers monthly meeting today. Lively and interesting as usual. A member who advertised drugs to prevent prostate enlargement and enhance sexual libido in men was asked whether her confident sale pitch was from point of experience.
TUESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2012The high courts are shut. No judge around. Went to the Tigers lair in the noon. Spent useful time playing the arbitrator. No fees, sha O. Received a gift from Tiger Chief who just returned from the U.S. The gift? Just “Agege Bread.” Later went to chambers. To do chambers work.
WEDNESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER 2012
High court, Lagos State, still shut down. The judges, abroad. “Settlement Week” in progress. The court rooms turned to “Settlement Rooms.” A graduate of the Nigerian Law School is said to be a “Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.” He is no way described as Mediator and Arbitrator of the Supreme Court. Something is seriously missing. There is a lot to question about the imposed nature of the MEDIATION PRACTICE in the Lagos state Judiciary.
In the afternoon, went to Ogun State. Over a land issue between a client and “omo onile.”THURSDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2012
Landed in the Tigers’ Lair quite early in the morning. Did much of gecko labour and a few Bar matters till late in the afternoon. The Squib professor of law brought to the lair his new car. Joined in a drive-about celebration.FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2012
Squib production in full throttle.