12 Aug 2021
About 31 young northern Nigerian lawyers have volunteered to render legal services to the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
10 Jul 2021
Mrs. Julianah Oladiwura Obaro was one of the first female lawyers in the Ondo Kingdom. She was born on March 31, 1936, to renowned cocoa entrepreneurs, Pa Jacob Akinduro Akinnawo and Madam Gladys Adefisola Akinnawo.
15 Jun 2021
Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged Nigerian lawyers to fix the dysfunction marring the legal profession and undermining its prestige.
8 Jun 2021
Two lead attorneys who have been working with R. Kelly have requested to withdraw from the embattled singer’s upcoming federal sex trafficking case in Brooklyn just two months before it is set to start. Attorneys Steven Greenberg and Michael Leonard filed documents to withdraw, which have yet to be approved, on Monday. “Our reasons for…
19 May 2021
The immediate past President of Nigeria Maritime Law Association (NMLA), Mr. Chidi Ilogu (SAN), has made a strong case for the training of young maritime lawyers to enable them
13 Apr 2021
Media Rights Agenda has concluded plans to build lawyers’ capacity on the safety of journalists, to help end attacks and intimidation of media practitioners.
2 Feb 2021
Professor Paul Chibuike Ananaba (SAN) in this interview with Assistant Editor, Law and Foreign Affairs, JOSEPH ONYEKWERE, re-echoes the call for restructuring.
29 Dec 2020
In recognition of his selfless service and contributions to the development of jurisprudence in Nigeria, the Institute for Governance and Leadership Studies in Africa (IGLSA), recently convened a colloquium in honour of Justice Umaru Abdullahi. With a theme, ‘The Judiciary and Governance in a Democracy’, the one-day event was organized in collaboration with the…
11 Dec 2020
Nigeria's anti-graft agency has arraigned two legal practitioners, Sarah Omeigha Ajibola and John Ozovehe Demide for alleged electoral fraud. The duo were accused of conspiracy and forgery during the conduct of the 2018 general elections of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on May 5, 2020, filed a 14-count charge…
8 Dec 2020
Two unforeseen events that happened this year have made it imperative for the justice sector to begin to think of fully adopting the option of an electronic filing system in courts. First, the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced many countries to lockdown socio-political and economic activities, obstructed the Nigerian legal system. It…
14 Nov 2020
Harsh reactions have continued to trail the indiscriminate arrest, persecution and harassment of Nigerians perceived as organisers of the recent #EndSARS protest. Already, some members of the panels set up
8 Nov 2020
Sir: Seniority is one of the chief hallmarks of the legal profession in Nigeria. Seniority makes precedence and by tradition and training, lawyers, no matter how cantankerous they get, know when to invoke seniority and what to do when seniority is invoked. This tradition of seniority giving rise to precedence in the legal profession naturally…