Nigerian Bar Association
Muslim lawyers call for united NBA
The Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has called on the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) not to be divided over the issue of removal of the Chief justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
NBA honours VC with ‘Doyen of Agro-Economy’ award
The Vice Chancellor of Adekunle of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Professor Igbekele Ajibefun, on Saturday, was honoured by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Okitipupa branch with an award of excellence as ‘Doyen of Agro-Economy’. The award, which was conferred on Ajibefun in recognition of his achievements, was received alongside other distinguished Nigerians…
Former NBA chairman drags Lagos CJ to court over filing fee
The former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja branch, Mr. Adesina Ogunlana has sued the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Opeyemi Oke over the increment on filing fees. The lawyers in the suit are challenging the powers of the Chief Judge of the state to increase filing fees with about 1000 percent,…
Ekiti NBA petitions Fayemi, DSS, police over killing of colleagues
Members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ekiti Branch, yesterday staged a peaceful protest in Ado-Ekiti to register their anger over the kidnapping and subsequent murder of the scribe of the association, Adeola Adebayo, by yet-to-be identified abductors.
Agbakoba criticizes presidential policy documents for lacking judicial reform
The former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and a member of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) has lamented that 2019 policy documents of the leading presidential candidates are silent on legal and judicial reform.
Olanipekun expresses worry over emigration of youths
Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has decried the increasing rate at which Nigerian youths are leaving the country in search of golden fleece in other climes. The former NBA president, who spoke at the 10th convocation ceremony of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo State, at the weekend, said the…
Buhari’s interpretation of ‘rule of law’, what he failed to say?
The reported speech of President Buhari at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference in Abuja on 26 August 2018 attracted much furore in the Nigerian press. It was reported that the President had suggested that in some circumstances the national interest should take primacy over the rule of law. I found most of the commentaries…
NBA tasks leaders on nation-building
Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has charged Nigerian leaders to brace up for the challenge of nation-building.In a statement signed by the president, Paul Usoro (SAN), the NBA deflated the argument that “Rome was not built in a day” for a nation that had lived for 58 years without any significant progress.
NBA rejects Buhari’s position on rule of law, national security
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has joined numerous other Nigerians to reject the statement by President Muhammadu Buhari subordinating rule of law to national security.
NBA president Mahmoud laments quality of nation’s legal education
The outgoing president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN) yesterday said legal education in Nigeria had become dysfunctional following the dwindling standard of education in the country. According to him, the situation has led to the churning out of half-baked lawyers, resulting in loss of confidence in the profession. He also criticised…
‘We intend to run a transparent and an accountable administration’
The 2018 election of national officers of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) can rightly be described as the fiercest election in the history of the association. The build-up to the universal suffrage electronic voting contest raised tension, intrigues, controversies, brickbats and verification challenges such that there were fears about the possibility of cancelling the entire…