Category Archives: Lawyers

The Two year rule in Matrimonial Proceedings: Refreshing your memory on the exceptions-Anthony Atata

Section 30 of the Matrimonial Causes Act provides as a general rule that proceedings for a decree of dissolution of marriage shall not be instituted within two years after the date of the marriage except by leave of the court. Continue reading The Two year rule in Matrimonial Proceedings: Refreshing your memory on the exceptions-Anthony Atata

EBF: “We staged a walk out and we disassociate from EBF adoption” NBA Uyo branch

As the controversy over the absence of three presidential candidates in the NBA election at the Easter bar Forum  meeting today and the subsequent adoption of a candidate continues,the  secretary of the Uyo branch has come out to clarify that the uyo branch and some other lawyers staged a walk out at the meeting to protest the injustice meted to them. In his statement,he said

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Breaking News: Lawyers walk out of Eastern Bar Forum meeting in protest

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.

 

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“Responsible members are not attending EBF meeting” .EBF founding member and former Chair

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

Police brutality on lawyers-How a lawyer got a Judgement against the Nigerian Police

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

EBF endorsement of Candidate for NBA President: A waste of time

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.

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NBA ELECTIONS: The Eastern Bar Forum and their slanted pendulum-The real story of adoption of candidates

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

Police brutality on Lawyer-Onitsha NBA releases official report

In an official communication dated the 27th of January 2018 obtained by Courtroom Mail,the Onitsha branch of the Nigerian Bar Association has released an official report on the incident which involved police brutality against a lawyer Chiamaka Nwangwu who went to do her job at the police station. Continue reading Police brutality on Lawyer-Onitsha NBA releases official report