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Nigerian Bar Association revives Bar Journal

By Ngozi Egenuka
21 September 2021   |   2:40 am
Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has revived its Bar Journal by publishing two issues after four years of its non-existence.

Chairman of the NBA-SBL, Olumide Akpata

Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has revived its Bar Journal by publishing two issues after four years of its non-existence.

According to a statement signed by NBA President, Mr. Olumide Akpata, the body said each of the two issues of the journal contains 12 articles cutting across various areas of practice, including case notes and statute reviews.

“It is therefore with great pleasure that I announce to you the publication of two issues of the Nigerian Bar Journal – Vols. 11 Nos. 1 & 2 2021.  As some of you may know, the Nigerian Bar Journal is a flagship publication of the NBA but has unfortunately been out of print since 2017 when Volume 10 of the journal was published.

“This publication, therefore, revives a worthy tradition that we abandoned over four years ago. I am grateful to all the members of the Editorial Committee, led by Prof. U.U Chukwumaeze (SAN), for the remarkable dedication and commitment that they have donated to this task,” the statement reads.

Akpata said that the articles were selected after a rigorous blind-peer review of over 112 articles submitted by members across various fields of the legal profession.

He noted that the Editorial Committee was set up with a mandate to produce a world-class journal befitting of the association with prospects of expanding the frontiers of the legal jurisprudence.  

“For a knowledge-based profession like ours, in which most of our members are keen to share ideas through intellectual works, and others are eager to acquaint themselves with scholarly analysis of recent trends in the field of legal practice, achieving this was very important.

“These new volumes of the Journal will be launched at our forthcoming Yearly General Conference as a gesture of revival of the publication. Subsequently, copies will, subject to terms, be made available to interested members through the branches or through the Bar Services Department at the National Secretariat. 

“Plans are already underway to host the Journal online so as to improve its global visibility and project NBA brand beyond Nigeria. When this process is concluded, members will be able to access the Journal with even more ease,” he stated.