Thursday, August 6, 2020

Tag "SAN"

    CLOSE-UP: Akpata, the underdog who broke a 30-year jinx to emerge NBA president

CLOSE-UP: Akpata, the underdog who broke a 30-year jinx to emerge NBA president

The last time a non-senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was elected president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) was in 1989. Charles Idehen, who was NBA president between 1989 and 1991, was succeeded by Clement Akpamgbo (SAN). Akpamgbo did not complete his tenure, as ex-Military President Ibrahim Babangida appointed him attorney-general of the federation. Priscillia Kuye, the first and only female [...]

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    38 lawyers to get SAN rank Sept 23

38 lawyers to get SAN rank Sept 23

The number of lawyers holding the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title will increase by 38 on Monday. In a statement on Wednesday, Festus Akande, director, press and information of the supreme court, said the lawyers will be sworn in by Tanko Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria. A total of 117 legal practitioners had applied for the rank of SAN, but the [...]

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    34-year-old Unilorin graduate is youngest SAN ever

34-year-old Unilorin graduate is youngest SAN ever

Muyiwa Atoyebi, a graduate of the University of Ilorin, is among the 38 lawyers to be conferred with the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title. Aged 34, Atoyebi is the youngest Nigerian lawyer elevated to that height. In a statement, Hadizatu Mustapha, secretary of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) said the new SANs would be sworn in during the 2019/2020 new legal [...]

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    Onnoghen’s trial: SANs call for due process, respect for constitution

Onnoghen’s trial: SANs call for due process, respect for constitution

The Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN) has commented on the trial of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria. In a communique issued on Saturday, BOSAN called for respect of the constitution, rule of law, separation of powers due process and the proper administration of justice. “The Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria deplores the situation that has arisen from the [...]

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    UI prof only female among 31 shortlisted for SAN

UI prof only female among 31 shortlisted for SAN

Oluyemisi Bamgbose, a professor of law at the University of Ibadan (UI), is the only female among the 31 people shortlisted for the prestigious senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title. Hadizatu Mustapha, secretary of Legal Practitioner’s Privilege Committee (LPPC), announced the names of the successful candidates after the 133rd plenary of the committee on Thursday. She said 106 lawyers had applied for [...]

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    Nwobike loses SAN rank — after jail sentence

Nwobike loses SAN rank — after jail sentence

The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) has withdrawn the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title and all the privileges attached to it from Joseph Nwobike, a lawyer sentenced to 30 days' imprisonment for perverting justice. Hadizatu Mustapha, supreme court chief registrar and secretary of the committee, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. Mustapha explained that the committee temporarily revoked the title [...]

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    I won’t thank those who wished me well, says Keyamo after getting SAN title

I won’t thank those who wished me well, says Keyamo after getting SAN title

Festus Keyamo, Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, says he will not thank those who wished him well on his “long and tortuous" journey to becoming a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN). Speaking after he was conferred with the prestigious title, the lawyer said he would rather thank those who did not wish him well, because they pushed him to his [...]

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    Osinbajo’s brother, Keyamo get SAN rank

Osinbajo’s brother, Keyamo get SAN rank

Festus Keyamo, a human rights lawyer, and Akinlolu Osinbajo, brother of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, are among the 30 candidates approved as senior advocates of Nigeria (SAN). The Legal Practitioner’s Privilege Committee (LPPC) had earlier released a list of 91 candidates considered for the prestigious title but approved only 30 on Thursday. Oluwatoyin Bashorun is the only female on the list, which has [...]

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    Court grants ‘corrupt’ judge permission to travel abroad

Court grants ‘corrupt’ judge permission to travel abroad

An Ikeja high court has granted Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a judge standing trial over alleged corruption, permission to travel abroad. Godwin Obla, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), who is also on trial, was allowed to go overseas. In separate applications, Obla and Ofili-Ajumogobia had requested the release of their international passports, to enable them seek medical treatment overseas. In a 17-paragraph affidavit in [...]

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    Osinbajo’s brother, Keyamo shortlisted for SAN

Osinbajo’s brother, Keyamo shortlisted for SAN

Festus Keyamo, a human rights lawyer, and Akinlolu Osinbajo, brother of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, are among the 91 people shortlisted for the prestigious senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title. The Legal Practitioner's Privilege Committee (LPPC) released a list of 91 candidates considered for SAN on Thursday. Gambo Saleh, secretary of LPPC, said the candidates comprised 67 practising lawyers and 24 legal [...]

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    Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia arraigned for ‘corruption’

Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia arraigned for ‘corruption’

Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a judge and Godwin Obla, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), were on Monday arraigned at an Ikeja high court over alleged corruption. Ofili-Ajumogobia and Obla are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The duo were jointly charged with a two-count charge of perverting the course of justice by the anti-graft agency. However, they pleaded not guilty [...]

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    EFCC arraigns Rickey Tarfa for ‘obstructing justice’

EFCC arraigns Rickey Tarfa for ‘obstructing justice’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned Rickey Tarfa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), at the Lagos high court in Igbosere, on a two-count charge of alleged obstruction of justice and attempt to pervert justice. The anti-graft agency arrested the senior lawyer on February 5 for allegedly hiding two Beninoise suspects. The suspects were alleged to have fraudulently [...]

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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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    Self-adulation alien to great leadership, say Fashola, Aregbesola

Self-adulation alien to great leadership, say Fashola, Aregbesola

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), and Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday graced the public presentation of a book titled, Giants of History (The Making of Our World), stating that proclaiming greatness should not be the lot of leaders themselves but the natural testimony of people who have felt the impact of their greatness. The governors who [...]

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