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, […]

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, […]