An agreement protecting the rights of lawyers across Europe has taken a step closer to reality, after a Council of Europe (CoE) body approved plans for a convention specifying those rights. Continue reading European backing for agreement to protect rights of lawyers
Courtroom mail is pleased to announce that registration for Justice Ayo Phillips Courtroom Mail Prize for Young Lawyers competition is set to open on the 12th of February 2018 with the final stage coming up on the 3rd of March. This Prize is sponsored by the former Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Ayo Phillips rtd and is open to all lawyers in Nigeria who are between 1-5 years post call. Registration/Participation is free. Continue reading Justice Ayo Philips Courtroom Mail Prize for Young Lawyers opens on the 12th of February
Few years ago, the Nigerian Law School restructured its curriculum to accommodate the present realities of Law practice. The courses were restructured and a bit of digitalised learning were introduced. Today, that generation of lawyers who went through this training are practicing law and they form the majority of lawyers described as young Lawyers. Lawyers who are 1-7 years post call. Continue reading NBA Elections: Two reasons why young lawyers gravitate towards Paul Usoro
Legal arguments have been flying around since the news of the removal of the Chief Judge of Abia State by the Abia State House of Assembly filtered in. The special adviser to the Governor on Public Communication has released a statement justifying the swearing in of an acting Chief Judge by the governor .In his statement below posted on social media,he stated that the governor acted within the ambit of the law Continue reading Appointment and Swearing in of a new Chief Judge,Ikpeazu acted lawfully
The branch meeting of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Onitsha ended today with the main issue for discussion being the horrible experience of Chiamaka Nwangwu in the hands of the police. Continue reading Torture of female Lawyer by Police-NBA Onitsha sets up a committee to implement action
The Abia House of Assembly on Friday suspended the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, for alleged acts of tyranny and gross misconduct.
The suspension followed a petition presented on the floor of the house on matter of urgent public importance by the member representing Ukwa West Constituency, Mr Mezie Nwubani. The petition was dated Jan. 22 and captioned “Justice Theresa Uzokwe’s unending acts of tyranny, infamy, gross Continue reading Breaking: Abia Assembly suspends CJ for alleged tyranny
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Thursday, received the remains of ex-CJN, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Justice Musdapher died in a hospital in London in the early hours of Tuesday. The CJN, according to a statement by his media aide, Mr. Awassam Bassey, arrived the airport at 4.30am and met with the family of the deceased at 5.45am. Justice Onnoghen was said to have delivered a condolence message on behalf of himself, his family and the Nigerian Judiciary to the late jurist’s family and the people of Kano State. Continue reading Justice Onnoghen receives remains of ex-CJN, Musdapher
The torture and detention of a female lawyer in Onitsha Anambra State who went to secure the bail of a client is unsettling the legal community in Nigeria this moment.
Chiamaka Nwangwu, a lawyer based in Onitsha, Anambra State,East of the Niger has also claimed that the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Onitsha branch has conceded and supported the Police during the bail negotiation to force her into writing an apology letter to the same people that abused her.
Courtroom mail put a call across to Ikenna Chibuzor,the Chairman of Onitsha branch and he informed Courtroom mail that he was not present when the so called apology letter was written.According to him,he negotiated her bail and left and the news that an apology letter was written comes as a surprise to him.He said he will not comment further on the incident until after the branch meeting on Friday 26th of January. Continue reading Nigerian Police torture a female Lawyer in her line of duty-NBA Chair denies complicity
The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd.) on Tuesday in Abuja, held a crucial meeting with heads of internal security agencies over the herdsmen killings and other security challenges in the country. Continue reading Nigeria: Security chiefs meet over herdsmen killings, arms proliferation
A former Egyptian army general who planned to run against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in this year’s elections has been arrested, the latest in what appears to be a coordinated state campaign to drive would-be challengers from the race. Continue reading Egypt ‘arrests former general Sami Anan’ who planned to challenge Sisi in elections