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 […]

New York State Bar, NBA to Empower Women in Legal Profession

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) through its Women-in-Law Section and Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) through the NBA Women Forum have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on empowering women in the legal profession. One way this could be achieved, they noted, is by exchanging information relating […]

Court Acquits, Discharges Man Accused of Killing Colleague

The Court of appeal, Lagos division has discharged and acquitted a neighbourhood security guard convicted of killing his colleague in Ibadan, Oyo state. The convict, Akosile Lekan was convicted of a one charge count of manslaughter by Justice Bayo Taiwo of the High court of Ibadan on May […]

ICSAN Warns Against Publishing Unclaimed Dividends in New CAMA

Notwithstanding the many benefits derivable from the newly-amended Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020, publishing unclaimed dividends in two national dailies as stated in the Act exposes shareholders’ information to fraudsters, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), has warned. The Institute noted that […]

UK, Nigeria to Promote Digital Access with Policy Reforms

The British Government through its Prosperity Fund’s Digital Access Programme has pledge to support and promote inclusive and sustainable digital access to unserved and underserved communities in Nigeria. In collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the Digital Access […]

Housing Pros Seek Review of Multiple Taxation in Real Estate Sector

To improve the industry, housing professionals have implored federal and state governments to review multiple taxation imposed in the real estate sector, especially on first time homeowners. They spoke at a Webinar titled, “Understanding Nigerian real estate taxes and statutory charges”, organised by Fine and Country, Nigeria-a global […]

Vice President Osinbajo, CJN Call For Purpose-built Technology Solutions For The Court and Administration of Justice System to Accelerate Access to Justice

In what has been described as a notable achievement, Nigeria’s foremost legal technologies company, LawPavilion Business Solutions Limited, in collaboration with Telnet Group recently concluded a 2-day virtual conference. The conference which had the keynote speech delivered by His Excellency, Prof Yemi Osinbajo SAN, GCON, with goodwill messages […]