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Row over National Water Resources Bill

Lawyers: Proposed National Resources Bill will not stand   AKEEM NAFIU writes that lawyers have joined the fray to kick against the passage of the National Water Resources Bill by the National Assembly. They said the legislation would has no good intention other than to further foist wretchedness and avoidable hardship on Nigerians   Oppositions […]

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YOUNG LAWYERS’ FORUM: ‘Poor remuneration remains young lawyers’ biggest challenge’

Noel Joseph Arthur is an alumnus of Igbinedion University, Okada. Arthur was called to Bar in 2018. He shares his foray into the Law profession in this interview with JOHN CHIKEZIE   Background   My name is Noel Joseph Arthur, an indigene of Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. I graduated from […]

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Virtual proceedings: Osinbajo, Oyewole, Olanipekun, others to speak on media role

Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, a justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu division, Justice Joseph Olubunmi Oyewole, former Pro-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), fiery Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) and former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Professor Chidi Odinkalu will brainstorm on viability of reporting virtual court proceedings […]

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Aggrieved lawyers write Malami over formation of new NBA

  Some aggrieved Northern lawyers who pulled out from the recently concluded Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) conference had written to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, informing him about the formation of a new group known as New Nigerian Bar Association (NNBA). This was contained in a letter dated 28th August 2020 […]

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Court nullifies First Guarantee Pension’s EGM

  Akeem Nafiu Justice Taiwo Taiwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja has nullified the Extra-Ordinary General Meeting of First Guarantee Pension Ltd, which purportedly held on July 8, 2019 and February 20, 2020. The judge held that the meeting, having not been convened by the firm’s Board of Directors, of which the plaintiff, […]

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Unending row over CAMA 2020

AKEEM NAFIU writes that litigations may soon ensue over the newly-signed amended Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 following mounting controversies regarding Section 839 (1) of the new legislation which empowers the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and the supervising minister to sack Board of Trustees of religious organizations and the NGOs on allegations of […]

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Magu: Anxiety as panel ends sittings, submits report

Days after it commenced investigations into sundry allegations initiated against the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel has concluded its sitting. TUNDE OYESINA reports     Baring last minute change, Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential Panel may be submitting its reports to President Muhammadu […]

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Osinbajo, CJN, Usoro seek purpose-built technology to fast track justice system

Vice President Yemi Osinbajoandthenation’sChief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad have called for a purpose-built technology solutions for the court to fast track administration of justice system with a view to making citizens access to justice.   Theysaidthisatatwo-dayvirtual conference facilitated by Nigeria’s foremostlegaltechnologiescompany, LawPavilion Business Solutions Limited in collaboration with Telnet Group. However, Osinbajo, […]

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NBA: Cracks as 1,000 lawyers push for new Bar

Lawyers: No to divided NBA   AKEEM NAFIU writes that agitation by some sections of the Bar for the formation of a splinter NBA known as ‘New Bar Initiative’ following controversies trailing the emergence of Mr. Olumide Akpata as the 30th NBA President in the recently held national elections has further polarized the lawyers’ umbrella […]

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Pupilage’ll expose young lawyers to rudiments of law’

Kanyinsola Azeez, who emerged as best graduating student from the University of Abuja in 2016 was called to Bar in 2018. She shares her law journey with JOHN CHIKEZIE   Background   My name is Kanyinsola Azeez. I am from Epe local government area of Lagos State. I attended the University of Abuja where I […]