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, […]

Strike: Nigerian Government Threatens to Revoke Doctors Residency Programme

The meeting held on Wednesday in Abuja between the federal government and the striking National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) ended in a deadlock with the government threatening to revoke the doctors’ residency programme.On Monday, doctors resumed an indefinite strike which had been suspended in June.The doctors are […]

Magistrate Orders Driver to Sweep Court Premises for Stealing

A Wuse Zone Six Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, yesterday ordered a 35-year-old driver, Ahmed Danladi, to sweep the court premises for two days for stealing.The police charged Danladi, of No. 44 Oran Street, Wuse Zone One, Abuja with a count of theft by servant.The Chief Magistrate, Omolola Akindele, […]

6 Suspected Drug Traffickers Arraigned in Lagos

Six suspects have been arraigned before the Federal High Court, Lagos over alleged importation and exportation of hard drugs to Saudi-Arabia and United States.The syndicate, arraigned by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) before Justice Nicholas Oweibo in two separate charges, are Olabode Ikotun, Ramon Olanrewaju, Adegboyega […]

11 years on, Gani Fawehinmi, a loss to remember- Anthony Atata

On this day, September 5th in 2009, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, Nigeria’s most important human rights figure passed on. Anthony Atata has described the death of the icon 11 years ago as a loss to remember. According to Atata, the demise of Gani Fawehinmi left a big vacuum in […]