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    NBA tackles C’River assembly for rejecting chief judge designate who is from Akwa Ibom

NBA tackles C’River assembly for rejecting chief judge designate who is from Akwa Ibom

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has condemned the rejection of Akon Ikpeme as substantive chief judge of Cross River state. At plenary on Monday, the state assembly rejected Ikpeme’s appointment after receiving two reports by one of its committees. Among the recommendations of the committee, which was divided, is the rejection of Ikpeme on the grounds that she is not a native [...]

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    ‘He was MVP of girls dad’ — Vanessa Bryant honours Kobe, Gigi in public memorial

‘He was MVP of girls dad’ — Vanessa Bryant honours Kobe, Gigi in public memorial

Vanessa Bryant, the widow of Kobe Bryant, on Monday, paid tributes to her husband and Gianna, her daughter, at a packed memorial service for the two, who were among those killed in a helicopter crash. She spoke at the Staples Center, which was packed to the rafters, for a "celebration of life" for both Kobe and Gianna. The center is also home to [...]

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    NBA tackles presidency over silence on siege at Odili’s residence

NBA tackles presidency over silence on siege at Odili’s residence

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has condemned the invasion of the residence of Mary Odili, a judge of the supreme court, by protesters. Following the Bayelsa state judgement, some protesters had besieged the Abuja residence of Odili, accusing her of influencing the ruling in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The apex court had sacked David Lyon, candidate of the All [...]

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    NBA: Rising insecurity justifies call for sack of service chiefs

NBA: Rising insecurity justifies call for sack of service chiefs

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) says the spate of insecurity in the country justifies the recent call for the removal of the service chiefs. Some members of the senate and other Nigerians have asked the president to sack the service chiefs over the security challenges in the country. TheCable previously reported that the service chiefs were overdue for retirement, having spent more [...]

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    Baseball coach, his wife and daughter killed in Kobe Bryant crash

Baseball coach, his wife and daughter killed in Kobe Bryant crash

John Altobelli, Orange Coast College baseball coach, was also a victim of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, basketball star, on Sunday. Bryant was travelling with Gianna, his 13-year-old daughter, and other passengers when his private helicopter crashed. There was no survivor. But in a new report by CNN, the 56-year-old Altobelli, Keri, his wife, and Alyssa, their daughter -- who is said [...]

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    ‘Fly high with the angels’ — tributes pour in for Kobe Bryant

‘Fly high with the angels’ — tributes pour in for Kobe Bryant

Tributes have begun to flood in for Kobe Bryant, US basketball icon, who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California at the age of 41. The NBA star was travelling alongside three other persons including Gianna, his 13-year-old daughter, on Sunday, when his private helicopter crashed. There were no survivors. The basketball legend and his daughter were reportedly on their way to [...]

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    NBA: FG persistently assaulted the rule of law in 2019

NBA: FG persistently assaulted the rule of law in 2019

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) says the federal government persistently assaulted the rule of law through “executive misbehaviour and high-handedness” in 2019. Paul Usoro, NBA president, said this in his New Year’s message. Usoro said peace and justice cannot reign in the country if the government continues to pay lip service to the rule of law. “In 2019, rule of law in Nigeria [...]

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    ‘There’s no explanation anybody can give’ — Akeredolu condemns DSS invasion of courtroom

‘There’s no explanation anybody can give’ — Akeredolu condemns DSS invasion of courtroom

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has  condemned the manner in which operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) stormed the court to rearrest Omoyele Sowore on Friday. The DSS rearrested Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, at the federal high court in Abuja less than 24 hours after he was released following a detention that lasted 124 days. The presidency had [...]

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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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