Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Nigerian Bar Association"

    Arthur Okafor drags NBA to court, seeks post-election audit

Arthur Okafor drags NBA to court, seeks post-election audit

Arthur Okafor, one of the presidential aspirants of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, is challenging the victory of Paul Usoro.Usoro had polled 4,509 votes to defeat Okafor and Ernest Ojukwu who scored 4,423 and 3,313 votes respectively.He was subsequently declared the winner by the electoral committee of the NBA (ECNBA).Abubakar Mahmoud, incumbent president of the association, had described the [...]

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    Lawyers petition Malami over ‘unconstitutional’ NBA election

Lawyers petition Malami over ‘unconstitutional’ NBA election

A group of lawyers has described the ongoing election of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) as illegal and unconstitutional.The group, Concerned Members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has written a letter asking Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, to intervene in the matter.The lawyers have demanded that the general council of the NBA should be convened as enshrined in the [...]

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    Chamsgate: Understanding the NBA’s latest election rigging scandal

Chamsgate: Understanding the NBA’s latest election rigging scandal

Around 28 July 2018, eligible members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) should vote to elect a new leadership for another two years in a ballot that has become mired in hydra-headed scandals redolent of the kind of heavily rigged elections for which Nigeria is a global prize winner. It will be too much to describe all the scandals associated [...]

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    ‘Many aspects of the law are murderous’ — Lagos lawyers reject land use charge

‘Many aspects of the law are murderous’ — Lagos lawyers reject land use charge

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja branch, has rejected the upward review of the land use charge by the administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos.The law wants a property solely occupied by the owner for a residential purpose to be charged at a rate of 0.076 percent per annum.Also, a property occupied by the owner and tenant(s) or third [...]

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    Abductors free ex-NBA president, Okey Wali

Abductors free ex-NBA president, Okey Wali

Okey Wali, immediate past president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), who was abducted by unknown gunmen on October 11, has been freed.This was confirmed in a statement issued by Augustine Alegeh, current president of the NBA.Wali was released by his abductors at about 11pm on Thursday after 13 days in captivity.“I have personally spoken to him and can confirm that he [...]

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    Wali: Ebola not enough reason to cancel NBA conference

Wali: Ebola not enough reason to cancel NBA conference

Despite attempts to discourage the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) from holding its annual general conference in order to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus Disease, the NBA has vowed to go ahead with the programme, scheduled for August 24 to August 29 in Owerri, capital of Imo state.Professor Chidi Odinkalu, chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), one of the speakers [...]

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    Odinkalu: My close shave with Ebola

Odinkalu: My close shave with Ebola

The chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, has revealed that he was treated as an outpatient by one of the doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought the deadly virus to Nigeria.Odinkalu was thereafter placed under observation for 21 days and subsequently declared free of the disease.Because of this experience, the lawyer has asked the [...]

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    Judge’s absence stalls Babalakin’s N4.7bn subsidy trial

Judge’s absence stalls Babalakin’s N4.7bn subsidy trial

The N4.7 billion allegation of fraudulent collection of on fuel subsidy levelled against Wale Babalakin, chairman of Bi-Courtney Ltd by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been adjourned to May 12, 2014.The case was adjourned based on the absence of  Lawal-Akapo, the judge, in court.The judge was said to be attending a workshop organised by the Ikeja branch of [...]

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    28 prisoners pass O’Level exam. That’s life lesson

28 prisoners pass O’Level exam. That’s life lesson

Despite having to study within the confines of a prison, 48 awaiting-trial inmates of the Ikoyi Prisons have passed the November/December 2013 General Certificate of Examination (GCE).According to Deputy Controller of Prisons, Mr. Emmanuel Bamidele, who reeled off the figures on Monday while receiving members of the Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), 54 other inmates who wrote [...]

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