Category Archives: Lawyers

NBA statement on the Benue killings is a monumental disgrace-Elvis Okugbo

A senior Lawyer Elvis Okugbo has described the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Press statement on the gruesome killing in Benue by herdsmen as a monumental disgrace.In his statement below he stated
“I am shocked by the patronizing language of this press statement by the A. B. Mahmoud led NBA National Exco….! It would have been better they said nothing as this none commital statement, is, to say the least, a monumental disgrace to an august body in the mold of the NBA!!

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LAWYERS: National ID requirement for filing court processes applies to the FHC

MANDATORY USE OF NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER REGULATIONS 2017 (Government Notice No. 123)*

The above named regulation released  by the Nigerian Identity Management commission appears to have unsettled many lawyers as the possession of the National identity number will become a criteria that will henceforth regulate how lawyers do their business in Nigeria.

The apprehension could be related to the fact that a lot of Lawyers and Indeed Nigerians are yet to obtain the number. Continue reading LAWYERS: National ID requirement for filing court processes applies to the FHC

LSK Nairobi branch opens nomination for Legal awards

The Nairobi branch of the Law Society of Kenya has set up a Legal Awards Programme to recognize law firms/ legal departments and individual lawyers with outstanding standards of practice and legal service delivery in an effort towards encouraging excellence in practice. The criteria will be based on globally recognized best practice in legal practice and service delivery. Continue reading LSK Nairobi branch opens nomination for Legal awards

Manchester solicitor suspended for paying referral fees

A personal injury sole practitioner has admitted paying unlawful referral fees for claims and running cases which clients had not authorised. Andrew Clinch, 37, handled dozens of personal injury claims where purported victims of road traffic accidents had either not signed the relevant forms or – in two examples – expressly said they did not wish to pursue compensation, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard. Continue reading Manchester solicitor suspended for paying referral fees

My Personal Opinion on the ultimatum issued to Nigerian Law School by Speaker of Kwara State house of Assembly

A January 03, 2018 news-report published on www.ilorin.info (and some other news platforms)was captioned, “Firdaus/Law School saga: Kwara Speaker challenges Law School to end silence,” and reported that the “Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad had challenged the Nigeria Law School to respond to allegation of “unlawful discrimination regarding to the Firdaus Amasa’s case, noting that continuous silence beyond the next 30 days will have become unacceptable.” The Hon Speaker who is also said to be an Associate Professor of Law reportedly described the incident as “unwarranted and unfortunate,” and stated that when he (the speaker) was called to Bar in New York, he was dressed only in suit without the wig and gown and a few Muslim ladies wore their Hijab without let or hindrance. Continue reading My Personal Opinion on the ultimatum issued to Nigerian Law School by Speaker of Kwara State house of Assembly

7 things that annoy Lawyers about Nollywood court scenes: Number 6 will make you laugh

The entertainment industry is make belief. Yes, we agree. But in making belief, it must comply with the customary standard of reality. Nollywood has grown remarkably but there are areas that they need to act on fast. Fortunately, these areas do not necessarily require funds to improve but just paying attention to details. If you are not producing a horror movie; human beings should at least walk on their feet not head. If it is not shrek Continue reading 7 things that annoy Lawyers about Nollywood court scenes: Number 6 will make you laugh

Afam Osigwe welcomes lawyers to 2018

Afam Osigwe, a senior Lawyer and Former Chairman of Abuja branch ofthe Nigerian Bar Association has written to lawyers in Nigeria wishing them a happy new year,in his message below he told lawyers that the only real limits on what they can be, do or have are the limits they place on themselves by their own thinking. Continue reading Afam Osigwe welcomes lawyers to 2018