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Magu: Ozekhome, Obla, others push for reforms in EFCC

TUNDE OYESINA writes that the erstwhile chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, at the weekend battled to wriggle himself out of allegations of abuse of office initiated against him before Justice Ayo Salami Presidential Panel just as lawyers pushed for reforms in EFCC   As the presidential panel headed by […]

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Insecurity: In defence of hunters, civilian JTF’s engagement

Lawyers were at the weekend unanimous that plans by the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) to mobilize hunters and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force to battle Boko Haram following perceived failure by troops to tackle insurgents would further boost decimation of the insurgents. AKEEM NAFIU writes   Lawyers expressed worry at the weekend […]

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Again, contestant seeks cancellation of NBA election

  One of the presidential candidates in the 2020 elections of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dele Adesina, has asked the Body of Trustees of the association to cancel the just concluded polls. In his 11-page petition to the body, Adesina described the election as “electronic fraud, illegal and unconstitutional.” The elections were conducted electronically […]

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NBA presidency: Our expectations, by lawyers

‘Our expectations of Akpata’s presidency’ Less than 48 hours after the emergence of Mr. Olumide Akpata as the 30th President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), his colleagues, both at the inner and outer Bar have set an agenda for the newly elected NBA President. AKEEM NAFIU reports   A new President of the Nigerian […]

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Ondo judiciary partners LawPavilion on automated system

Days after the Supreme Court gave legal teeth in cases involving Attorney-General of Lagos State versus Attorney-General of the Federation and others and the Attorney- General of Ekiti State versus Attorney- General of the Federation to virtual proceedings, the Ondo State judiciary has launched an automated e-registry to fast track justice delivery system.   Already, […]

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Row as court remands octogenarian over son’s offence

Angst at the weekend trailed a verdict by an Ekiti State Customary Court, Ikere, remanding in custody an octogenarian woman, Madam Rachel Akeregun over an offence allegedly committed by one of her sons.   Following this development another son of the embattled 80 year-old woman, has instituted a legal action against what he described as […]

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LegalTech unveils virtual conference for lawyers

Following ravaging COVID-19 pandemic on economies of the world, there has been an increased pivot in the use and adoption of technology across several industries where hitherto technology was a mere tool and not a driver of day-to-day operations.   However, the world has changed forever and it is imperative that this paradigm shift is […]

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A2J congratulates Apkata, says it’s time NBA rises from ashes

A Human Rights Group, Access to Justice (A2J) has congratulated the newly-elected Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Mr. Olumide Akpata over his victory at the recently concluded NBA polls. The Non-Governmental Organisation, in a statement, said that the public confidence in justice institutions is possibly at an all-time low and references to the stature of Nigeria’s justice institutions […]

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Olumide Akpata is new NBA President

At the end of its online presidential election, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) now has a new leader who is not from the rank of senior advocates. The new NBA president is Olumide Akpata who polled 1,002 votes which represents 54.8% of the total votes cast at the election. Akpata floored two contenders at the […]

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Awomolo, Badejo, others back Siyonbola for NBA 1st VP post

Ahead of this week’s election of the lawyers’ umbrellabody’selectionintoNationalofficesthe Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), membersof thewigandthegownincludingaSeniorAdvocate of Nigeria andFIDA Regional Vice-President, Africa (North & West) , Mrs. Victoria Olufunmilayo Awomolo, an International Consultant, Mediator and Arbitrator, Dr. Babafemi A. Badejo have endorsed MsGaniatAdetutuSiyonbolafor theexalted post of 1st Vice-President of the association.   According to them, Siyonbola, […]