Happening now in the city of Portharcourt where a few members of the Eastern Bar forum are trying to adopt a candidate for the post of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association- A motion has just been raised and some lawyers opposed it. A good number of them who do not support it have staged a walk out.
JUST IN: The EBF has gone ahead to adopt Arthur Obi Okafor with the few members remaining. EBF has exhibited lawlessness in adopting a candidate when the ban is yet to be lifted.
The members who walked away comprising of predominantly south south Lawyers are converging to form another association.
A Founding member of the Eastern Bar Forum(EBF) and a former Chair of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikot Ekpene has disassociated himself and many other members from the adoption plan of the association. Some members of the Eastern Bar forum will be arriving Portharcourt today for a meeting where they intend to adopt a candidate for the position of the NBA President. Continue reading “Responsible members are not attending EBF meeting” .EBF founding member and former Chair
Courtroom mail has obtained a copy of a recent court judgement on a police brutality to lawyers.
The applicant in suit number HIM/M112/2016 in the High cour of Anambra State, is a legal practitioner named Ifeanyi Nkem who represented a client in a case of enforcement of human rights . Continue reading Police brutality on lawyers-How a lawyer got a Judgement against the Nigerian Police
News has been making the rounds that the Eastern Bar Forum (EBF) will meet in Port Harcourt this Saturday, to, among other things, “adopt its candidates for the election and thereafter sponsor them for the election”. Coming from the leadership of the Forum which is largely perceived to be doing the bidding of a particular aspirant as well as ensuring that ONLY that aspirant receives its support, it is indeed very laughable and a waste of time.
Continue reading EBF endorsement of Candidate for NBA President: A waste of time
In a few days, the Eastern Bar Forum(EBF) will converge in the oil city of Portharcourt and it is believed that a candidate out of the five running for the Presidency of the Nigerian Bar Association and other positions will be adopted by the group .There are also strong indications that the adoption may not happen. Continue reading NBA ELECTIONS: The Eastern Bar Forum and their slanted pendulum-The real story of adoption of candidates
Lawyers and consumers need to ‘buy into’ the use of alternative dispute resolution but do not need it forced upon them, the Law Society has said. Continue reading ‘You can’t force people into mediation’: Society spells out ADR wishes
A Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out a N2billion rights enforcement suit filed by former First Lady, Patience Jonathan against the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC). Continue reading Court dismisses Patience Jonathan’s rights violation suit
The Ekiti State High Court on Monday discharged and acquitted the Chairman of Oodua Peoples Congress(OPC) in Ekiti State, Adeniyi Adedipe, and six others of murder after the prosecution presented contradictory evidences during trial. Continue reading Court acquits APC members over death of Governor Fayose’s associate
Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga has today been sworn in as alternative president in front of thousands of supporters, three months after an election he claims was stolen from him. Continue reading Kenyan opposition leader Odinga takes ‘oath of office’
Florida could brand pornography a public health risk after a resolution was given overwhelming approval from the state House of Representatives committee . Continue reading Florida house of representative passes a resolution to declare Porn illegal