Friday, July 12, 2019

Tag "Paul Usoro"

    Judges now afraid to perform their duties, says NBA president

Judges now afraid to perform their duties, says NBA president

Paul Usoro, president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says judges in the country are afraid to perform their duties as expected due to fear and intimidation from the executive arm of government.He spoke while delivering an address at the association's national executive committee (NEC) meeting, which held at the NBA secretariat in Abuja, on Thursday.Usoro also spoke about the [...]

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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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    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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    Who’s after Paul Usoro?

Who’s after Paul Usoro?

BY WILBERFORCE IKOROThe first time I met him was in 2000 during the auctioning of the Digital Mobile Licenses (DML) by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) then led by Dr. Ernest Ndukwe. You could not miss him in the crowd of telecommunications industry players and lawyers, who were milling around the Hilton Hotel, venue of the auction with his trademark [...]

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    N1.4bn ‘fraud’: Court orders arrest of four Akwa Ibom officials

N1.4bn ‘fraud’: Court orders arrest of four Akwa Ibom officials

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the arrest of four officials of the Akwa Ibom state government following an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.The EFCC had arraigned them over alleged N1.4 billion fraud.The officials are Nsikan Nkan, commissioner for finance (pictured); Mfon Udomah, accountant-general; Uwemedimo Nwoko, attorney-general, and Margaret Ukpe, commissioner for justice.Udom Emmanuel, the [...]

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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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    N1.4bn ‘fraud’: Usoro involved in diversion of public funds, says EFCC

N1.4bn ‘fraud’: Usoro involved in diversion of public funds, says EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Paul Usoro (SAN), president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), has a case to answer over alleged N1.4 billion fraud.This was disclosed by Tony Orilade, EFCC’s acting spokesman, in Abuja on Friday.Orilade said: “Indeed, the EFCC had invited Usoro in June this year, to explain his role regarding the inflow of N300 [...]

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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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    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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    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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    Witness: No evidence to show Saraki bought undeclared property

Witness: No evidence to show Saraki bought undeclared property

Michael Wetkas, a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, admitted that there was no evidence to show that Senate President Bukola Saraki bought a piece of undeclared property.The property in contention is the one at 15 McDonald street, Ikoyi,  Lagos, which Saraki allegedly did not declare.Wetkas, a witness of the prosecution, while being cross-examined by [...]

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    Saraki ‘invades’ CCT with 90 lawyers

Saraki ‘invades’ CCT with 90 lawyers

Ninety lawyers on Wednesday announced their appearance for Senate President Bukola Saraki,  an increase in the number of lawyers that appeared for him previously at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).On Tuesday, 51 lawyers had announced their appearance for him.On March 18, 81 lawyers, including six Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) had announced their appearance for Saraki at the CCT.On [...]

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