Sunday, April 21, 2019

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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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    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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