NBA Interacts With Association of Lawyers With Disabilities in Nigeria (ALDIN)

Dear Colleagues, On Wednesday, the 23rd of September 2020, the leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), met with a delegation from the Association of Lawyers with Disabilities in Nigeria (ALDIN) led by its President, Daniel Onwe to discuss issues affecting members of ALDIN. Some of the issues […]

Infringement of The Legal Practitioners’ Act by A Property Firm Called Fullness Office

Dear Colleagues, Despite the efforts of the Nigerian Bar Association to rid the legal profession of quacks and encroachment, certain individuals and bodies keep reinventing several strategies to offer their quackery to unsuspecting members of the public. Recently, the attention of the Nigerian Bar Association and its Section […]

Buhari, Akufo-Addo Meet to Resolve Diplomatic Row

President Muhammadu Buhari, late Sunday, met with his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Akufo-Addo, in Abuja on the way out of the diplomatic row between both nations on account of the closure of Nigerian businesses over fresh startup capital legislation in that West African country.The disclosure, which was made by […]

Akwa Ibom Plans Launch of Anthem, State Emblem, others

Akwa Ibom State Government has commenced plans to launch its own anthem and emblem to create a unified identity for its people.The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong disclosed the government’s plans during a public hearing of a bill titled “A Law To Establish And Regulate, […]

Nigeria Set to Ratify AfCFTA Agreement – Minister

Nigeria is currently in the process of ensuring the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, the minister of trade, Niyi Adebayo, said on Monday.Ratification is the action of signing or formally consenting to a treaty, contract, or agreement, after due legislative process, thus making […]

El-Rufai Signs New Law With Stiff Penalty for Rapists

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Wednesday signed the State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020, which provides stiff penalty for rapists.The law provides surgical castration and removal of Fallopian tubes for male and female convicts respectively upon conviction of raping a child.The principal law, the Penal Code […]

Osinbajo: FG will Get Justice for Nigerian Traders in Ghana

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerian traders in Ghana that they would get justice.Osinbajo, who gave the assurance on Tuesday evening during a meeting with representatives of the Nigerian community in Ghana, said their well-being was the federal government’s concern.A statement issued yesterday by the vice-president’s spokesman, Mr. […]

NNPC Saves $5.4bn in Court Cases, Wins Africa Arbitration Award

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said yesterday that its legal team has saved about $5.4 billion in court cases through the victories it recorded in four court judgments involving the company.The corporation has also extended the highly sought-after contracts to exchange its crude oil for imported fuel […]

NLC Issues 12-day Ultimatum Over Petrol Price, Electricity Tariffs Rise

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has given the federal government September 28 deadline to reverse the recent increases in the price of petrol and electricity tariffs or face nationwide industrial action.This was part of the decisions reached at yesterday’s Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting held in Abuja.The federal government […]

NBA Observer Group For Edo State Gubernatorial Election

Dear Colleagues, The Edo State Gubernatorial election will take place this Saturday, the 19th day of September 2020. The President of the Nigerian Bar Association – Olumide Akpata has appointed the following persons as members of the NBA observer Group for the Edo State Gubernatorial election. They are: […]

NBA Observer Group For Edo State Gubernatorial Election

Dear Colleagues, The Edo State Gubernatorial election will take place this Saturday, the 19th day of September 2020. The President of the Nigerian Bar Association – Olumide Akpata has nominated the following persons as members of the NBA observer Group for the Edo State Gubernatorial election. They are: […]

Naming Names: See Those Who Will Live In Regrets If (God forbid!) The NBA is Ultimately Destroyed or Balkanized?

T.F. Hodge said, “What surrounds us is what is within us.” It is obvious that some disenchanted NBA members are out to destroy the NBA , and it’s all about the failure of NBA’s electoral process, which has refused to get better. Should they have their way? If […]

Statement By The Nigerian Bar Association On The Cross-River State Judiciary Saga

STATEMENT BY THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION ON THE CROSS-RIVER STATE JUDICIARY SAGA With dismay, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has been following the protracted crisis rocking the judiciary in Cross River State. The hallowed office of the Chief Judge of the State has remained vacant for about two […]

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, […]