Lawyers set agenda for new NBA president

  Days after he was sworn in as the 29th president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), lawyers including Senior Advocates of Nigeria, at the weekend set agenda for the newly elected president, Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN). A titled chief and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, Kafohro O’tega, Destiny Takon, Malachy Ugwummadu, Mohammed Fawehinmi, Ige Asemudara and Ituah Imhanze, all gave reasons while Usoro must lead the Bar to greater heights. They told New Telegraph Law in separate telephone interviews. Ozekhome The new NBA should be speaking up in…

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Layonu: Judiciary must assert its independence

Dr. Biodun Layonu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in this interview with AKEEM NAFIU, speaks on independence of judiciary, rule of law and sundry issues     How much of independence would you say the nation’s judiciary has enjoyed over the years especially since President Muhammadu Buhari-led government began? Generally, my view about the independence of the judiciary is that it is the arm itself that must assert and enforce its own independence. We can’t be talking about the independence of the judiciary in the absence of the arm…

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Recovered N15bn above what FG’s agency can keep –Sagay, SANs

Three Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN); Prof. Itse Sagay, Dr. Biodun Layonu, Mr. Seyi Sowemimo and the second Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Monday Ubani, have said that the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 totalling about N15 billion recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from an apartment in Ikoyi area of Lagos were far in excess of what an agency of government can keep. They made the observation while reacting to reported claim by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Nigeria’s external secret police,…

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Magu: Falana, Ozekhome, Layonu, others split over Senate’s ultimatum

AKEEM NAFIU writes that lawyers could not agree on Senate’s constitutional powers to demand the sack of the czar of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu     Lawyers were at the weekend, pitted against each other on the propriety or otherwise of a two-week ultimatum given to the Federal Government by the Senate within which to sack the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Mustafa Magu. The lawmakers had threatened not to attend to any executive bill except the Federal…

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