Rivers State & The Idiom of Throwing Away The Baby With The Bath Water

Thomas Hobbes sometimes known as Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, 5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679), was an English philosopher, considered to be one of the founders of modern political philosophy. Hobbes is best known for his 1651 book Leviathan, in which he expounds an influential formulation of […]

From The Publicity HUB, NBA Benin

Dear Colleagues, The Association of Real Estate And Property Managers paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Council of the Nigerian Bar Association, Benin Branch. The delegation was led by the Chairman of the Association, Mr. Ebuetse Phillip. They were well received by the branch Chairman, Mr. Pius […]

Law reforms to Reflect Dynamism, Realities, says Malami

Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, yesterday, said the Federal Government was ensuring that the Nigerian legal system reflected the nation’s existence with respect to dynamism and contemporary realities. He said the country’s legislative and legal frameworks were developed from some inherited […]

Nigerian Nominee Ishaq Bello Ranked Low Amongst 20 Contenders for ICC Job

Justice Ishaq Bello, the only Nigerian nominated for election to the International Criminal Court (ICC) jury in 2020, may have fluffed the country’s chances after a poor performance in the assessment exercise. The ICC, headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands, prosecutes international crimes, crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide, […]

NBA CAC Task-Force: Ease of Doing Business Survey

Dear Colleagues, The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Olumide Akpata recently constituted an 8-member Presidential Taskforce, Chaired by Mr. Ayuli Jemide, to look into the repeated complaints from Legal Practitioners with respect to service delivery at Branches of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) across the […]

Labour Under Attack

The Organised Labour, yesterday, came under attacks after it reneged on its promise to ensure the total reversal of tariff increases in electricity and fuel consumption. Ethnic nationalities, regional groups, civil society organisations and political interest groups, including the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took a swipe at […]

NBA President Intervenes in NBA Ikeja Branch Election Crisis; Directs Postponement of Branch Elections

Dear Colleagues, The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Olumide Akpata on Monday 28 September, 2020 intervened in the brewing crisis threatening to engulf the Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association as a result of the Branch’s 2020 elections. It would be recalled that the immediate […]

Young Lawyers Forum Ukwa Bar Congratulates one of their Own, Tony Nwamuo Esq. On his Appointment and swearing in as Commissioner for Environment

The Young Lawyers Forum of Nigerian Bar Association Ukwa congratulate one of their own, Hon. Tony Nwamuo, on his recent appointment and subsequent swearing in, as the Honourable Commissioner for Environment Abia State, by the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu. The Forum through their Chairman, […]

NBA Constitutes The General Purposes Committee

Dear Colleagues, In line with Section 12(1) (k)  of the Constitution of the Nigerian Bar Association, 2015 (as amended), the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has constituted the General Purposes Committee (GPC) of the NBA.  The GPC is constitutionally charged with the responsibility of (i) screening prospective candidates for […]

The New Data Protection Bill and The Wasteful Governance Culture-Temple Kemka Amadi

There has been published on the website of concerned government agencies including NITDA, INEC and the rest, the draft Data Protection Bill. The law seeks to basically improve on the newly institutionalized regime of data protection in the country, which was birthed with the NDPR 2019, although there […]

Strike: We’ll Enforce the Law, Police Warn NLC, TUC

Ahead of the planned strike action and protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress from Monday over the recent hike in electricity tariff and fuel price, the Nigeria Police Force has said it will enforce the law on the matter.Despite two court injunctions restraining […]

Court Stops Igbo’s New Yam festival in Kano

The year 2020 proposed New Yam Festival by Ndigbo living in Kano State has been put on hold as the High Court has issued an ex parte motion, stopping the activities until the hearing of the substantive motion before it.The High Court presided by Justice Farouk Lawan Adamu, […]

NBA President Holds Interactive Session With Legal Practitioners in Kano; Pays Courtesy Call on The Governor and Chief Judge of Kano State

Dear Colleagues, As part of efforts to deepen engagement with the legal community towards ensuring that the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) meets the aspirations of its members and in fulfilment of his promise to routinely interact with the membership of the Association, the NBA President, Mr. Olumide Akpata […]

The Bar Council Has Exclusive Powers to Issue & Amend Rules of Professional Conduct for Lawyers in Nigeria- Sylvester Udemezue

In an article titled, “The General Council of the Bar (GCoB) Is Not Vested with the Power to Issue RPC,” and published by Pointblanknews on 19 September 2020, a very respected learned friend, Mr. Kazeem A. Oyinwola, reached the following conclusions (as fairly summarized by me; I hope […]

The Role of Young Lawyers in the Emerging Markets of the Legal Profession in Nigeria- Omo Stalina Ehi- Osifo

INTRODUCTION Section 24 of the Legal Practitioners Act 1975 defines a Legal Practitioner as a person entitled in accordance with the provisions of this Act to practice as a barrister or as a barrister and solicitor, either generally or for the purposes of any particular office or proceedings.Furthermore, […]