Anambra Government Sacks over 800 Employees of Defunct Water Corporation

The Anambra State government, yesterday, confirmed the sack of no fewer than 800 employees of the state moribund Water Board Corporation.State Commissioner for Public Utilities and Water Resources, Emeka Ezenwanne, who confirmed the development in Awka, said the affected workers were sacked in line with the Anambra State […]

NBA Port Harcourt Branch Congratulates Mr. Olumide Akpata On His Victory At The Poll

On behalf of the NBA Port Harcourt Branch, I congratulate Mr. Olumide Akpata on his election as the 30th President of the Nigerian Bar Association. Mr. Akpata’s victory at the poll is no mean feat having contested with two eminently qualified presidential candidates and very respected Senior Advocates […]

Virtual LegalTech Conference unveils New Ecosystem for Client/Lawyer Engagement and Administration of Justice in Nigeria Post COVID-19

Virtual LegalTech Conference unveils New Ecosystem for Client/Lawyer Engagement and Administration of Justice in Nigeria Post COVID-19 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage economies all around the world, there has been an increased pivot in the use and adoption of technology across several industries, where hitherto technology […]

Eastern Bar Forum Congratulates Elected Officials

The Eastern Bar Forum hereby congratulates Olumide Akpata, the NBA President elect and other elected candidates in the just concluded NBA 2020 National Elections. In a statement issued by the Chairman, S. Long Williams Esq. the Forum commended the Electoral Committee, Nigerian Bar Association for successfully managing the […]

Making Consumer Protection Work in Nigeria: Task Before FCCPC

Consumer protection leverages the idea of a marketplace free from scams, fraud, and deceptive practices. To achieve this, consumers need to be empowered and see that there are genuine efforts to protect them. From price gouging to unfair treatment, many are the afflictions of the Nigerian consumer. The […]

PIB: FG Cautioned Against Emphasising Increased Revenue in New Oil Law

The Federal Government has been cautioned against placing too much emphasis on its immediate need to grow its revenue in the planned review of the fiscal regime in the proposed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).Speaking at a webinar, an advocacy workshop on ‘Elements of Fiscal Regimes and Impact on […]

Outrage Over Stamp Duty Charges in Real Estate Sector

• House prices, vacancy rates to rise• Policy to face stiff opposition• Lack of data on properties to mar collection• To increase tenancy disputes, create a black marketUneasy calm pervades the real estate sector as controversy rocks Federal Government’s stamp duty policy, which industry watchers say, could worsen […]

Agi Anne Uruegi Thanks Members of The Bar For Their Patience

Greetings dear colleagues. A few months ago, I took the decision to run for the office of NBA National ASSISTANT SECRETARY. Since that time, neither you nor I have rested! 😊 It was I who decided to run but you who suffered. The calls, the pings, the countless […]

Port Harcourt Young lawyer Chinedu Nworgu Endorses Yinka Sokoya for PUBLICITY SECRETARY

AS WE MATCH TO THE POLLSLearned silks,seniors ,erudite professors , bar leaders, colleagues etc . permit me to lend my voice in support of the candidature of OLAYINKA SOKOYA as THE NEXT PUBLICITY SECRETARY OF THE BAR I met Olayinka Sokoya precisely 3 years ago in the ancient […]

Anti-Graft Groups Query Justice Minister on OPL Assets Recovery

Nigeria’s Minister and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has been asked to give full disclosure of recovered assets linked to the OPL multi-billion dollar oil scam.In a statement delivered by the Chairman of Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre) Mr Olanrewaju Suraj, the charge […]

Crime Suspects and the Legality of Media Parade

Section 36 subsections 5 of the 1999 constitution of Nigeria as amended presumed every person who is charged with criminal offence as innocent until such person is convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction. Needless to say, those sections added that nothing in them should invalidate any law […]

Nigeria Sets up Committee on Resumption of International Flights

Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika Monday said the Nigerian Government has inaugurated the National Air Transport Facilitation Committee to review the guidelines for the reopening of the country’s airports to international flightsSirika, while speaking at the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 briefing in Abuja, highlighted members of the […]

DSS Warns on Plans to Destabilise Country

Soldiers have been warned by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) against engaging in mutiny or revolt against constituted civil authorities.The warning came on a day the Department of State Services (DSS) warned on plots to destabilise the nation.The DHQ restated that all officers and men of the military swore […]

Okey Ohagba Details Agenda, Promises To Tackle Recurring Verification/Accreditation Difficulties At Elections With His Proposed Annual Membership E-Directory

There’s no gainsaying that a cleaner and more comprehensive database, efficiently maintained and periodically updated, would simplify the job of the ECNBA and impact positively on our electoral system going forward. We shall facilitate the establishment of a more comprehensive database of Nigerian lawyers and a yearly e-directory […]

10 killed in Fresh Southern Kaduna Attacks

Again, bandits terrorising Kaduna State killed 10 persons at the weekend in two separate attacks on three villages in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas.Governor Nasir El-Rufai had on Friday night extended the 24-hour curfew imposed on troubled Zangon-Kataf to Jema’a and Kaura LGAs to bring the situation […]