I woke up last Sunday morning feeling tired and dehydrated after attending a prestigious dinner put together by the NBA Section on Business Law in collaboration with NBA Port Harcourt Branch as part of the programmes lined up for the NBA Section on Business Law Seminar which held in Port Harcourt on Friday, the 3rd of November, 2017. At the click of an icon on my device, i discovered that the device was overwhelmed with notifications from various applications prominent of which were the notifications from whatsapp. On a further click of another icon, i saw the above publication with a name Anthony Atata as the author published in an online tabloid Courtroom Mail.
Upon reading and re-reading the said publication, I felt compelled to do a rejoinder on it not for the sake of promoting the interest of any group or person(s) within the EBF but to correct and dispel the distotorted facts spewed based on blatant ignorance and/or intended mischief of the writer on issues pertaining and concerning the Eastern Bar Forum. Continue reading REJOINDER: EBF Directive on NBA Constitution: Reasons why it is such a bad idea
The Nigerian Bar Association Kaduna branch last Friday inaugurated a new executive committee that will lead the young lawyers forum of the branch.In a list obtained by courtroom mail,the following are members of the committee Continue reading NBA Kaduna swears in a new executive committee of Young lawyers forum
An American woman was unceremoniously thrown in jail in Zimbabwe on Saturday because police say she is behind a Twitter account which mocks the country’s president even though someone else has taken credit for it and continues to goad the leader from it. Continue reading US Woman faces 20 years in jail for insulting Mugabe
The Young lawyers forum of the Nigerian bar association Akure branch is set to begin the 2017 law week in Akure on the 18th of November .The programme of events as released by the organising committee is as follows:
Continue reading Young Lawyers in Akure set for Law week- See programme
A Spanish judge issued an international arrest warrant for ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont on Friday, a day after eight fellow members of the dissolved Catalan government were jailed in Spain.
Puigdemont, who considers himself the rightful leader of Catalonia, is currently in Belgium. He’s said he’s not fleeing the Spanish court system but instead is seeking European support for his region’s independence bid. Continue reading Spanish Judge Issues arrest warrant for ousted Catalan Leader
A British man has told of how a dispute with a taxi driver over an unpaid £2 fare in Dubai saw him jailed and trapped in the country for two years.
David Ballantine, 46, had his passport confiscated and was eventually sentenced to 69 days in prison after an altercation with a Dubai taxi driver in May 2013. Continue reading British man jailed in Dubai for not paying £2 taxi fare
Five Police Officers serving in Ebonyi State Police Command have been detained by authorities of the Command for their alleged complicity in the escape of four suspects held in the custody of the Command. Continue reading Five policemen detained over escape of murder suspects in Ebonyi
Turkey has passed a law that could lead to an increase in child brides, critics have suggested.
The new legislation was signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week and allows Islamic muftis to conduct civil marriage ceremonies. Continue reading New marriage law in Turkey ‘could lead to more child brides’
South African prosecutors are appealing for a longer sentence for Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
They told the Supreme Court of Appeal the six-year sentence was “shockingly light” and he should get 15 years. Continue reading Oscar Pistorius: Prosecutors appeal for longer sentence
For the first time since his detention, former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, retd, on Friday, opened up before the Federal High Court in Abuja, saying he was proud to have served former President Goodluck Jonathan’s government under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Continue reading I proudly served under PDP govt, Dasuki tells court, denies knowledge of alleged N400m fraud