NBA Funtua Branch Adopts Okey Leo Ohagba As Its Sole Candidate For The Office Of NBA General Secretary

At the General Meeting of NBA Funtua branch, held virtually on Wednesday, the 22nd day of July, 2020, the branch unanimously resolved to adopt Okey Leo Ohagba as its sole candidate for the office of NBA General Secretary in the forthcoming NBA General Elections. After a careful consideration […]

NAPTIP Arrests Alleged “fake’’ Orphanage Operator in Abuja

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP) on Friday arrested and paraded the manager of an orphanage “Divine Hands of Hope’’ located at Chukuku, Kuje Area Council of the FCT.Mrs Paulina Okere, the 45 years old indigene of Kogi, an Igbira woman from Nagazi […]

Reps Move to Amend EFCC Act

The House of Representatives has commenced moves to amend the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Act.The House is also making moves to enforce treatment of armed attack victims without a police clearance.The planned amendment to the EFCC Act is to allow the President pick the executive chairman […]

Court Declares Army’s Operation Positive Identification Illegal

A Federal High court sitting in Lagos has declared that the Nigerian Army had no power under the Constitution to breach the fundamental rights of Nigerians to free movement within the country.Justice Rilwan Aikawa’s decision was sequel to a suit filed by human rights Lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, […]

House Probes Alleged Misappropriation of N100bn at North East Development Commission

The Green Chamber ordered the investigation following the adoption of a motion moved by the Minority Leader, Hon.Ndudi Elumelu, at the plenary on Thursday.Moving the motion, he said NEDC bill was signed into law in October 2017 by President Muhammadu Buhari to replace other initiatives such as the […]

Reps to Investigate Invasion of Nunieh’s Residence

The House of Representatives has mandated the Committee on Police Affairs to investigate reasons for the invasion of Dr Joi Nunieh’s residence by the Police Command in Rivers.Nunieh is a former Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) testifying […]

PCN Declares War on Fake Pharmacists in Nigeria

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) on Wednesday said there is no hiding place anymore for fake pharmacists in the profession, as it is working with the Nigerian Police Force and other law enforcement agents to ensure that they face the full wrath of the law.It further said […]

The Passage of The Sexual Harassment Bill

The recent passing of the bill on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions by the Senate is timely and a step in the right direction. Titled, ‘A Bill for an Act to Prevent, Prohibit and Redress Sexual Harassment of Students in Tertiary Educational Institutions and for Matters Concerned Therewith, […]

Dr Ajibade: Making the NBA Better for Women

Dear Colleague, Women have come a long way in the legal profession in Nigeria. They have made great advancements. But we are clearly not where we would like to be. There is a lot of ground to cover still. For example, what is the ratio of women in […]

Senate Passes Bill To Reenact Laws Governing Banks

The Senate has passed the Bill to repeal the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act CAP B3 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and to re-enact the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act CAP B3 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 (Amendment) Bill, 2020.The Central Bank […]

How AMCON Can Meet Its N5tr Debt Recovery Target’

Legal experts in the Nigerian judiciary system have said the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), can achieve its N5 trillion debt recovery target if it takes advantage of its full powers in the newly amended AMCON Act, which President Mohammadu Buhari signed into law late last year.Speaking […]

WHO, Others Inaugurate COVID-19 Law Lab Initiative

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and other UN organisations, on Wednesday, inaugurated the COVID-19 Law Lab initiative, to provide vital legal information and support for the global COVID-19 response.The new Lab (at covidlawlab.org) is a joint project of WHO, UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Joint UN Programme on […]

UAE Orders Nigerians with Expired Visas to Leave Aug 17

The United Arab Emirates has ordered Nigerian citizens living in the country whose visas had expired to leave before August 17, 2020 or face the wrath of the law.The Embassy of Nigeria, Abu Dhabi, UAE, has, therefore, advised concerned nationals to join the evacuation flights arranged from the […]

Nigeria Must Globalise Legal Practice, Resolve Endless Litigations, says Adesina

• My dream to rebuild the NBA, make leadership count•Judges must be God’s representatives on earth Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a leading contender for the presidency of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Dele Adesina, in this interview hints on the need to reform the NBA, create […]

Women Groups, Stakeholders in Niger Delta Seek Renewable Energy Law

The groups, under the auspices of Just Energy Transition Coalition, stated this yesterday in Port Harcourt during a joint meeting conveyed by Environment Rights Action (ERA).The Head, Environment and Conservation Unit of the Centre for Environment and Human Rights Development, Dr. Kabari Sam, said if the nation must […]