NBA Pays Her Last Respect To Late Sunday Nnabuike Onah

On the 5th day of August 2020, the news of the demise of Sunday Nnabuike Onah filtered in, throwing the Enugu Branch of the NBA and the entire Nigerian Bar Association into mourning.Our colleague, Late Sunday Nnabuike Onah was laid to rest today. The President of the Nigerian […]

UK Brexit Plan Could Undermine Rule of Law Domestically, says NI Chief Justice

The UK government’s plans to breach aspects of the EU withdrawal agreement could undermine the rule of law domestically , Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland Sir Declan Morgan has said.“Comments such as an indication that you’re going to break international law, albeit in only a small way, […]

Strike: Nigerian Government Threatens to Revoke Doctors Residency Programme

The meeting held on Wednesday in Abuja between the federal government and the striking National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) ended in a deadlock with the government threatening to revoke the doctors’ residency programme.On Monday, doctors resumed an indefinite strike which had been suspended in June.The doctors are […]

Magistrate Orders Driver to Sweep Court Premises for Stealing

A Wuse Zone Six Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, yesterday ordered a 35-year-old driver, Ahmed Danladi, to sweep the court premises for two days for stealing.The police charged Danladi, of No. 44 Oran Street, Wuse Zone One, Abuja with a count of theft by servant.The Chief Magistrate, Omolola Akindele, […]

6 Suspected Drug Traffickers Arraigned in Lagos

Six suspects have been arraigned before the Federal High Court, Lagos over alleged importation and exportation of hard drugs to Saudi-Arabia and United States.The syndicate, arraigned by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) before Justice Nicholas Oweibo in two separate charges, are Olabode Ikotun, Ramon Olanrewaju, Adegboyega […]

11 years on, Gani Fawehinmi, a loss to remember- Anthony Atata

On this day, September 5th in 2009, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, Nigeria’s most important human rights figure passed on. Anthony Atata has described the death of the icon 11 years ago as a loss to remember. According to Atata, the demise of Gani Fawehinmi left a big vacuum in […]

NBA Wades Into The Reported Case of Refusal By The Federal Correctional Centre To Allow Lawyers Access To Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, Who was Sentenced To Death By The Kano State Upper Sharia Court

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association – Mr. Olumide Akpata, in response to the allegations on the social media by Nigerians and calls by members of the Nigerian Bar Association on the Federal Correctional Centre, Kano to allow Yahaya Sharif-Aminu have access to his lawyers, set up […]

CBN Announces Increase in ACGSF Share Capital to N50b

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has announced that the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (ACGSF) Amendment Act assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari on June 24, 2019, has increased the share capital of the fund to N50 billion from N3 billion.The apex bank, in a document entitled, […]

CUPP Faults New CAMA, Sues FG

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged that the new Corporate and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari is ploy to hijack religious bodies.CUPP spokesman, Ugochinyere Ikenga, who spoke at a press briefing in Abuja, yesterday, described the new legislation as an […]

Ogun State Government, Organised Labour Agree on New Pension Reform Plan

Ogun State government and the organised labour led by Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ogun State Chapter, Emmanuel Bankole, have agreed to discuss details and work on the grey areas pointed out by the workers’ unions in the new Pension Reform Law recently passed by the state’s […]

NNPC, DPR, FIRS and N5.785tn Unremitted Funds

Nigerian leaders across the tiers of government, especially at the federal level, have reduced fiscal governance to a crude and barbaric joke. A joke carried out at the expense of the people and which produces direct results in poverty, suffering, disease and death for a good part of […]

Nigeria’s Broadband Penetration Grows 10% in One Year, Says FG

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami has said that in the last 11 months since he assumed the position, broadband penetration in the country has grown by 10 per cent, from an average growth of two per cent annually since year 2000.According to the […]

Abia Govt, NDLEA to Sustain Fight Against Illicit Drugs

Okezie lkpeazu, the Governor of Abia State has commended the synergy and collaboration existing between the Government of Abia State and the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in the fight against use of hard drugs and other related crimes.The Governor, who made the commendation during the public […]

Cardinal Points of President’s Inaugural Speech

CARDINAL POINTS OF PRESIDENT’S INAUGURAL SPEECH On the 28th day of August 2020, the 30th President of the Nigerian Bar Association – Olumide Akpata was sworn in alongside other National officers of the Nigerian Bar Association. At the epoch-making ceremony, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association articulated […]

El-Rufai’s Wife Seeks Law to Castrate, Kill Rapists

Wife of Kaduna State Governor, Hajiya Ummi El-Rufai, on Monday stormed the Kaduna State House of Assembly to advocate for law castrating and executing rapists. The Governor’s wife who said average of five rape cases, especially of minors are reported daily in Kaduna, said severe penalty for rapists […]