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    NBA says abduction of judge is ‘one kidnap too many’

NBA says abduction of judge is ‘one kidnap too many’

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has expressed concerns about the rising cases of attacks on judges in the country.Reacting to the kidnap of Chioma Iheme-Nwosu, a judge of the court of appeal, Paul Usoro, the NBA president, said the country's democracy is potentially shackled.On Wednesday, gunmen abducted the judge in Benin, Edo state and killed her police orderly in the process.The [...]

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    Lawyers protest over bad roads in Ogun

Lawyers protest over bad roads in Ogun

Lawyers under the aegis of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ota branch, Ogun state, have issued a 14-day ultimatum to the federal government to repair bad roads in the state.The lawyers, led by Isaac Ogbah, the branch chairman, held a protest to express their displeasure on the state of the roads in the state, on Thursday.Ogbah said the roads are deplorable, [...]

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    NPA: Auditor-general did not indict us

NPA: Auditor-general did not indict us

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says there is no truth in the report accusing it of financial misappropriation. The NPA, under the leadership of Hadiza Bala Usman, was alleged to have been accused of infractions between 2016 and 2018 by a report of the auditor-general of the federation.But in a statement by Jatto Adams, its general manager, corporate and strategic communications, [...]

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Falana: EFCC respects rights of influential criminal suspects

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of only respecting the rights of influential criminal suspects.Presenting a paper on Wednesday at the 2019 law week of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Epe branch, Lagos state, Falana said Nigeria operates a double criminal justice system, one for the rich and the other for [...]

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    EFCC vs Usoro: Court vacates bench warrant against Akwa Ibom officials

EFCC vs Usoro: Court vacates bench warrant against Akwa Ibom officials

A federal high court in Lagos has vacated the bench warrant issued against three government officials of Akwa Ibom state who were accused of money laundering.On March 1, Mohammed Aikawa, the presiding judge, had ordered the arrest of Nsikan Nkan, commissioner for finance; Uwemedimo Nwoko, attorney-general and commissioner for justice; Mfon Udomah, accountant-general of the state and Margaret Ukpe, an [...]

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    Benin NBA bars members from defending kidnappers, armed robbers

Benin NBA bars members from defending kidnappers, armed robbers

The Benin branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has barred its members from handling cases of kidnapping and armed robbery.According to NAN, the branch disclosed this in a communiqué signed by Collins Ogiegbaen and Pius Oiwoh, its chairman and secretary respectively, on Thursday.The association said it was withdrawing its services from all suspects whose offences are related to kidnapping [...]

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    Court orders release of NBA president’s passport

Court orders release of NBA president’s passport

A federal high court in Lagos has directed that Paul Usoro, president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), be given his passport to enable him to freely travel abroad for his foreign engagements.Usoro, who is being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged diversion of N1.4 billion belonging to Akwa Ibom state, had submitted his passport [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ beat up NBA chairman in Rivers

‘Thugs’ beat up NBA chairman in Rivers

Suspected thugs on Wednesday reportedly beat up Sylvester Adaka, chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and other lawyers at the court of appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Adaka and the other lawyers had stormed the court to disrupt proceedings when the suspected thugs swooped on them.They had arrived to enforce the order of the NBA, calling on lawyers to boycott [...]

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    Agbakoba asks NBA to strip CCT chairman of legal licence

Agbakoba asks NBA to strip CCT chairman of legal licence

Olisa Agbakoba, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has written a petition against Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), over the continued trial of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).The federal government is prosecuting Onnoghen over alleged false assets declaration.In the petition dated January 29 and addressed to the general secretary of the Nigerian Bar [...]

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    NBA directs members to boycott courts nationwide over Onnoghen

NBA directs members to boycott courts nationwide over Onnoghen

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has directed its members across the nation to boycott courts from Tuesday over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).The association took the decision at its emergency national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Monday.President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen on Friday and swore in Ibrahim Muhammad in acting capacity.The lawyers [...]

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    NBA says Onnoghen’s suspension is a slide into anarchy

NBA says Onnoghen’s suspension is a slide into anarchy

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) says the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) is a slide into anarchy.President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen on Friday, citing an order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).In a statement issued after the suspension, Paul Usoro, president of the NBA, said Buhari's action cannot stand.“We are told that this [...]

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    ‘EFCC can’t probe lawyer-client relationship’ — NBA kicks against Usoro’s trial

‘EFCC can’t probe lawyer-client relationship’ — NBA kicks against Usoro’s trial

The Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) says the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) lacks the power to meddle into client-lawyer contractual relationship.In a communique issued at the end of its national executive council (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Sunday, the NBA said the fees to lawyers by their clients is "not only a matter of privilege but also contractual."Paul Usoro, NBA [...]

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    ICYMI: EFCC charges NBA president with N1.4bn fraud

ICYMI: EFCC charges NBA president with N1.4bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a N1.4 billion suit against Paul Usoro, president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).In the suit filed at a federal high court in Lagos, the anti-graft agency alleged that Usoro laundered the money in connivance with Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom state governor.Rotimi Oyedepo, counsel to EFCC, said the offence was committed [...]

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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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