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 […]

NBA Wades Into The Reported Case of Refusal By The Federal Correctional Centre To Allow Lawyers Access To Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, Who was Sentenced To Death By The Kano State Upper Sharia Court

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association – Mr. Olumide Akpata, in response to the allegations on the social media by Nigerians and calls by members of the Nigerian Bar Association on the Federal Correctional Centre, Kano to allow Yahaya Sharif-Aminu have access to his lawyers, set up […]

CBN Announces Increase in ACGSF Share Capital to N50b

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has announced that the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (ACGSF) Amendment Act assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari on June 24, 2019, has increased the share capital of the fund to N50 billion from N3 billion.The apex bank, in a document entitled, […]

CUPP Faults New CAMA, Sues FG

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged that the new Corporate and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari is ploy to hijack religious bodies.CUPP spokesman, Ugochinyere Ikenga, who spoke at a press briefing in Abuja, yesterday, described the new legislation as an […]

Ogun State Government, Organised Labour Agree on New Pension Reform Plan

Ogun State government and the organised labour led by Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ogun State Chapter, Emmanuel Bankole, have agreed to discuss details and work on the grey areas pointed out by the workers’ unions in the new Pension Reform Law recently passed by the state’s […]