The Illegality of Exparte Order to Remand in Nigeria- Douglas Ogbankwa, Esq.

The Illegality of Exparte Order to Remand in Nigeria. By:Douglas Ogbankwa Esq. The Administration of Criminal Justice Act ,2015 ,brought about innovations in the Criminal Justice System in Nigeria.The domestication of the Law in some States ,however has left much to be desired. The most appaling ,obnoxious and […]

NBA 2020 National Elections: No Eligible Voter Would Be Disenfranchised- ECNBA Chairman, Tawo Tawo, SAN

There has been a flurry of reactions following the publication by the ECNBA of the Interim/Provisional Voters Register for the NBA 2020 National Election(“ECNBA Statement No. 005”) on the 30th day of May 2020, which has made it imperative and necessary for me to clarify and reassure all […]

NBA 2020 Elections: It is An Honour, Not An Offence To Be A Senior Advocate of Nigeria- Sylvester Udemezue

I agree with the argument that one doesn’t need to be a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in order to qualify to lead the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). Indeed, every lawyer (SAN or non-SAN) who has the urge and the good vision for the Bar, and is competent […]

NBA Elections: ECNBA releases provisional list of 21067 voters- Only 36 branches complied.

ECNBA STATEMENT NO. 005NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION NBA HOUSE, PLOT 1101, OFF MUHAMMED BUHARI WAY, CBD, ABUJA ELECTORAL COMMITTEE OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (ECNBA) Contact: ecnba2020@gmail.com ecnba2020@nigerianbar.ng Phone: 08033127580 ECNBA STATEMENT NO. 005 NBA NATIONAL ELECTIONS 2020 – PUBLICATION OF INTERIM/PROVISIONAL VOTERS REGISTER

NBA Asaba Branch Endorses Akorede Habeeb Lawal As Sole Candidate For the Office of National Publicity Secretary

The NBA Asaba Branch at its Monthly General Meeting held on 28/5/2020 endorsed and adopted AKOREDE HABEEB LAWAL ESQ as its SOLE Candidate for the position of National Publicity Secretary in the forthcoming NBA National Elections. This is a testament to the dedication and excellence that has been […]

NBA PH Branch Elections 2020: Profile/Manifesto of John Iyene Owubokiri, Esq.

NIGERIA BAR ASSOCIATION, PORT HARCOURT BRANCH 2020 ELECTIONS Ladies and Gentlemen,I greet you all in the spirit of brotherhood. My name is JOHN IYENE OWUBOKIRI. I studied Law at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka between 1987 and 1991. I got called to the Bar in December 1992 and […]

NBA PH Branch Elections 2020: Programme of Action of Prince Nyekwere Esq.

BUILDING CAPACITY, BREAKING NEW FRONTIERS Distinguished Learned Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Respected Seniors and Dear Colleagues, INTRODUCTIONIt is another time and season for us as members of NBA PH Branch to elect leaders from among us to pilot the affairs of our Branch for the period June, 2020 […]

A Brief Profile/Manifesto of Orowhuo W.A. Okocha, Esq.

“Only a life lived in service to others is worth living” – Albert Einstein I, Orowhuo W. A. Okocha, Esq., fondly called “Oros” by my friends, colleagues and associates, am a proud alumnus of both the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, where I […]

NBA 2020 Elections: Mr Udemezue Replies Mr Steve Sun, Says “I Remain A Dyed-In-the-Wool Law Teacher Even As An Active NBA Member”

On 4 January 2019, in an article titled, “Why Not Face Your Lecturing Job And Leave The NBA For The True Lovers Of NBA ,” Steve Sun had warned or counselled me thus:“And by the way sir, since when did you become a lover of NBA? Why not […]

The Bar Needs to Raise its Bar- Douglas Ogbankwa Esq.

“Conscience is an open wound, only the truth can heal it “~Usman Dan Fodio. The Nigerian Bar Association is the premium Non State Actor in Nigeria. Conversely ,we have not lived up to expectations .The Association itself is having a problem Managing itself .Previously conducted National Bar Elections […]

NBA 2020 Elections: 13 Reasons why Adoption by Tribal Groups is Unsafe for the Health & Progress of the NBA- Sylvester Udemezue

1️⃣. Tribal “adoption” is inferior to Article 9 & Part 2.1(d) of the 2nd schedule to the NBA Constitution by virtue of which, in 2020, any lawyer that hails from the core Southwest is entitled to aspire to become the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in […]

Forget “OTHERNESS,” Embrace “TOGETHERNESS” & “INCLUSIVENESS,” To Get Nigeria Working Again: An Eid-Mubarak 2020 Sallah Message to Fellow Nigerians- Sylvester Udemezue

Happy Sallah celebrations to all our Muslim brethren.It is well with you all. May you all, individually and collectively, live long on earth to witness many more happy Eid-el-Adha Sallah celebrations. Amen. I respectfully advise that our leaders and indeed all Nigerians, Muslims, Christians, etc, should use the […]

Nigeria: IBA President to advise law students on building international careers

The President of the International Bar Association (IBA), Horacio Bernardes Neto, is to feature in an episode of The Mentorship Chat – a Law Students’ Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) webinar series – on Sunday 24 May at 6pm (GMT +1). At the invitation of LAWSAN President, Emmanuel Nwobodo, […]

Concerned Members of NBA Benin Branch write in support of Electoral Committee Members

22 May 2020 THE CHAIRMAN,NBA BENIN BRANCH,NBA SECRETARIAT,BAR HOUSE,BENIN CITY,EDO STATE Dear Sir, PUERILE VITUPERATIONS AND OUTBURSTS AGAINST THE ELECTORAL COMMITTEE OF THE NBA BENIN BRANCH: ANOTHER CASE OF POLITICS TAKEN TOO FAR May we use this medium to first and foremost wish you a happy birthday celebration […]

NBA 2020 Elections: Food For Thought For Nigerian Lawyers

➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Why It Is Better To Elect One Who Is Experienced in Both Courtroom Advocacy & Commercial/Solicitor’s Work, as the NBA President In 2020 (By USMAN BAMALA ESQ) ▪️I will start by referring us to a statement by Ben Heineman, Jr., former general counsel of General Electric, about […]