Nigeria Bar Association
‘Current NBA executive have failed the association’
These are not the best of times for the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA). The conduct of its election for national officers is hanging in the balance as myriads of controversies trail the preparation for the polls billed to happen today, July 31. Apart from disqualifying its immediate past general secretary from participating in the election,…
Ex-Bar leader decries poor electoral process in NBA
Immediate past general secretary of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Mazi Afam Osuigwe has condemned what he termed flagrant violation of the associations’ laws, abuse of rule of law and the manipulation of its electoral process to achieve an intended end. The lawyer, who was once a branch chairman in Abuja said the association is…
Lagos AG pledges to support NBA Ikeja executives
The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem has promised to support the newly elected executives of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch led by its Chairman, Mr. Dele Oloke. The AG made the pledge when the executives paid him a courtesy visit at The Secretariat, Ikeja, last week. The…
Alegeh advocates legalization of arms bearing
In the light of the seemingly intractable insecurity in the country and the perennial killings by suspected herdsmen, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and the immediate past president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Agustine Alegeh has advocated legalization of arms. The SAN said it is time to allow Nigerians to bear arms, noting…
NBA, CSOs wade into Kano judge, state’s anti-graft agency’s face-off
The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in Kano has demanded immediate withdrawal of a statement credited to the chairman of the state Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, which accused the judiciary of unethical conduct. This is coming on the heels of the deepening face-off between the commission and Justice Muhammad Yahaya of the…
Lawyer sues FG, Police over citizen’s right to protest
A Lagos based lawyer and rights-activist, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court, Lagos challenging the violation of his fundamental rights and that of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to protest. Omirhobo filed the suit on behalf of himself, NBAIkeja branch and the general public, following the failed protest by…
Lawyer threatens to sue bar association over zoning
A former vice president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ikeazor Akariwe has threatened to sue the NBA for amending its constitution to exclude lawyers in its zoning arrangement from contesting four elective positions where they live and practice.
Gunmen abduct lawyer in Edo
Barely four days after ace musician, Osayomore Joseph, was released after one month in his abductor’s den, a Benin-based lawyer identified as G.C Igbokwe, has been abducted by gunmen.
Lawyers in media examine Nigeria’s regulatory challenges
It will also look at guidelines, safeguards, rights and interests in consumer protection, the limitations of the consumer protection act, as well as the role of the media.
Lawyers condemn corruption report against judiciary
Prominent Nigerian lawyers have condemned the report of recent survey by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), which stated that the Nigerian judiciary and the Nigeria Police force (NPF) are the most corrupt institutions in the country.