Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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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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    NJC: We won’t suspend accused judges

NJC: We won’t suspend accused judges

The National Judicial Council (NJC) says it will not suspend judges accused of corruption because the allegations against them have not been proved.The judges are Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro (supreme court); Adeniyi Ademola and Nnamdi Dimgba (federal high court); Mohammed Tsamiya (appeal court, Ilorin); Kabri Auta (high court, Kano) and Muazu Pindiga (high court, Gombe).On October 8, the Department [...]

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    NBA: Judges accused of corruption should go on compulsory leave

NBA: Judges accused of corruption should go on compulsory leave

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has advised judges facing allegations of corruption to proceed on compulsory leave until their innocence is proven.The judges are Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro (supreme court); Adeniyi Ademola and Nnamdi Dimgba (federal high court); Mohammed Tsamiya (appeal court, Ilorin); Kabri Auta (high court, Kano) and Muazu Pindiga (high court, Gombe).On October 8, the Department of [...]

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    POLL: Was the DSS right to raid judges’ homes?

POLL: Was the DSS right to raid judges’ homes?

On Friday night, the Department of State Services (DSS) raided the homes of some judges across the country.It arrested some of them over allegations of corruption. At least, two of the judges whose houses were raided have been critical of the agency.Adeniyi Ademola, a federal high court judge, handling the trial of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), who is [...]

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NBA to Buhari: Release arrested judges now or there will be consequences

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to order the release of the judges arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) or there will be consequences.The DSS had raided the homes of some judges across the country on allegations of corruption.Speaking with journalists on Saturday, Abubakar Mahmoud, president of the NBA, declared a state of emergency, [...]

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    Adegboruwa: Buhari has taken us back to the 1984 jackboot era of intolerance

Adegboruwa: Buhari has taken us back to the 1984 jackboot era of intolerance

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, human rights lawyer, wants the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to boycott the courts indefinitely in protest of the invasion of judges' homes by the Department of State Services (DSS).In a statement on Saturday, Adegboruwa described the raidas "full blown dictatorship now in action", saying "It is now a case of anarchists in power"."As judges have no voices to speak officially, I [...]

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    Senior lawyers frustrating the anti-corruption war, says Falana

Senior lawyers frustrating the anti-corruption war, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says some of the country's senior lawyers are aiding corruption by frustrating the prosecution of corrupt individuals through "orders of interlocutory or perpetual injunctions in favour of treasury looters".In a piece entitled 'The fight against anti-corruption agencies by NBA', Falana alleged that some of these lawyers have placed the rich and powerful individuals above the law.He said [...]

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    I refuse to be intimidated, NBA president tells Magu

I refuse to be intimidated, NBA president tells Magu

Abubakar Mahmoud, president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says he will not allow Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to intimidate him.Reacting to a statement issued by the agency in response to his inaugural address at the NBA conference in Port Harcourt, the lawyer said Magu fell short of the standards expected of a public [...]

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    Magu: We’ll start going after lawyers who help looters escape justice

Magu: We’ll start going after lawyers who help looters escape justice

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the anti-graft agency will soon go after senior lawyers who aid and abet financial and economic crimes. He said this at the opening of a one-day workshop organised by the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in collaboration with the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACC) at the Rockview hotel [...]

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    The best NBA dunks of LeBron James

The best NBA dunks of LeBron James

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    Bad laws chasing businessmen out of Nigeria, says Dogara

Bad laws chasing businessmen out of Nigeria, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the country is losing competitive businesses to neighbouring countries due to poor business environment caused by bad laws and lack of infrastructure.Dogara disclosed this when he received council members of the section of business law of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) at his office in Abuja.The speaker charged the business lawyers [...]

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