Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    Lawyers, Buhari and the ruins of law

Lawyers, Buhari and the ruins of law

Hundreds, if not thousands, of lawyers who converged on Abuja on Sunday for this year’s Bar conference may find themselves discussing something other than transition, transformation and sustainable institutions, which the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) had previously advertised.In his opening address to the association, President Muhammadu Buhari said something that has left the Bar – and the Bench – chasing [...]

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    Sanusi: In five years as CBN gov, no president influenced my decisions unduly

Sanusi: In five years as CBN gov, no president influenced my decisions unduly

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, emir of Kano, says no president influenced his decisions unduly while he was governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).He disclosed this in an interview with CNBC Africa at the annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).Sanusi said the lack of political interference in the operations of the CBN under his watch enabled his administration to [...]

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    The unraveling of a ‘brave new bar’ – how NBA elections were corrupted and rigged

The unraveling of a ‘brave new bar’ – how NBA elections were corrupted and rigged

“The manifestation of the wind of thought is not knowledge; it is the ability to tell right from wrong, beautiful from ugly. And this, at the rare moments when the stakes are on the table, may indeed prevent catastrophes, at least for the self” - Hannah ArendtShortly after 07:00 hours, Lucy (real name protected), received a code on her hand-held device [...]

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    Jega: Nigeria doesn’t need a strong leader who has power but lacks competence

Jega: Nigeria doesn’t need a strong leader who has power but lacks competence

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says strong leadership is not a prerequisite for competence.He said the country does not need a leader who has power but lacks the capacity to lead.Jega said this on Monday while speaking at 58th conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja.The immediate past INEC chairman said: "What we [...]

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    Buhari: We won’t sacrifice national security for rule of law

Buhari: We won’t sacrifice national security for rule of law

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will not sacrifice issues of national security for the rule of law.The president said this on Sunday while delivering an address at the opening of the 2018 annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja.He said the rights of those who threaten national security does not take priority in place of [...]

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    ‘It’s a matter of conscience’: Olatunji Fortunatus Gomez, 1928-2018

‘It’s a matter of conscience’: Olatunji Fortunatus Gomez, 1928-2018

As a wilful leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) prepared in July 2018 to confection the most disgraceful leadership transition in the association’s history, the man who built a reputation over more than half a century as the conscience of the Bar took his leave of earthly proceedings. Olatunji Fortunatus Gomez, who died on 18 July 2018, was a [...]

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    Paul Usoro elected NBA president

Paul Usoro elected NBA president

Paul Usoro, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has been elected president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).Auwalu Yadudu, chairman of the electoral committee, disclosed this while announcing the result of the election held in Abuja, on Monday.He said Usoro polled 4,509 votes to defeat Okafor Obi and Ernest Ojukwu who scored 4,423 and 3,313 votes respectively.Abubakar Mahmoud, incumbent president [...]

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    NBA on land use charge: Must Lagos be a paradise at the expense of the people?

NBA on land use charge: Must Lagos be a paradise at the expense of the people?

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja branch, has vowed to protest the upward review of land use charge in Lagos state.The government recently increased the land use charge, with property owners having to pay over 200 percent more than they paid in 2017.Speaking during a press conference on Wednesday in Ikeja, Adesina Ogunlana, chairman of the branch, said the increase [...]

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    Falana asks NBA to probe state attorneys for ‘refusing’ to prosecute murder suspects

Falana asks NBA to probe state attorneys for ‘refusing’ to prosecute murder suspects

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has requested the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to investigate the attorneys-general in various states for their “refusal” to prosecute murder suspects.In a letter addressed to Abubakar Mahmud (SAN), NBA president, Falana asked the association to probe the state attorneys for “failing” to investigate “criminal elements engaged in the reckless killing of innocent citizens” in the country.He [...]

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    NBA urges Nigerians to isolate, shame ‘opportunists’ calling for violent breakup

NBA urges Nigerians to isolate, shame ‘opportunists’ calling for violent breakup

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called on Nigerians to isolate and shame individuals, groups and organisations calling for the violent breakup of the country.The NBA described the quit notice issued in the north as misguided while noting that every Nigerian can choose to live in any part of the country.In a statement signed by the association’s president, Abubakar Mahmoud [...]

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    Judges’ recall and Malami’s crocodile tears

Judges’ recall and Malami’s crocodile tears

The government of President Muhammadu Buhari just boxed itself into a corner and the National Judicial Council (NJC) is very pleased to beat the government with a big stick.After last year’s dramatic arrest of nine judges on suspicion of corruption and the sense of relief that Buhari had, at last, taken the fight to the fallen temple of justice (aptly [...]

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    NBA to FG: Respect court orders and release Dasuki, El-Zakzaky

NBA to FG: Respect court orders and release Dasuki, El-Zakzaky

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has demanded the immediate release of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, and Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.The NBA urged the federal government to respect the court orders which granted bail to both men.Dasuki and El-Zakzaky have been in the custody of the Department of State Services since December 2015 and [...]

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    Court voids 2015 NBA constitution, ‘sacks’ Mahmoud as president

Court voids 2015 NBA constitution, ‘sacks’ Mahmoud as president

A federal high court in Abuja has voided the 2015 constitution of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).The court gave the order on Thursday in a suit filed by Supo Ojo, a lawyer, challenging the procedure of amending the said constitution.Abubakar Mahmoud was elected president of the association in July 2016 on the strength of the voided constitution.The court order de-legitimises [...]

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    Kaduna crisis: You’ll be shocked by calibre of people we’ll arrest, says el-Rufai

Kaduna crisis: You’ll be shocked by calibre of people we’ll arrest, says el-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says people will be shocked by the calibre of "perpetrators" his government will arrest and prosecute for the violence in Southern Kaduna.Speaking on Tuesday when he received Abubakar Mahmoud, president of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the governor said previous governments had failed to prosecute anyone for crises in Kaduna.El-Rufai said about 20,000 people had lost their [...]

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    Fred Agbaje, human rights lawyer, dies after 2 weeks in coma

Fred Agbaje, human rights lawyer, dies after 2 weeks in coma

Fred Agbaje, human rights lawyer and activist, has died.Agbaje, who had been in coma for close to two weeks, died at a London hospital after an undisclosed ailment.Reacting to his death, Monday Ubani, vice chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), described Agbaje as "an erudite lawyer and activist"."His death is shocking and painful," Ubani said."He was a foremost human rights [...]

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    Lawyers hit the streets to stop DSS from ‘harassing courageous judges’

Lawyers hit the streets to stop DSS from ‘harassing courageous judges’

Some legal practitioners under the aegis of Lawyers in Defence of Democracy and Citizens For Good Governance took to the streets of Abuja on Monday to express dissatisfaction with the call for the judges accused of corruption to step down.Ikenga Ugochinyere, convener of the two groups, said it was not right for the judges to do so without evidence of misdeeds.He described [...]

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