Category Archives: Lawyers

NBA Elections: Two reasons why young lawyers gravitate towards Paul Usoro

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

Torture of female Lawyer by Police-NBA Onitsha sets up a committee to implement action

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

Breaking: Abia Assembly suspends CJ for alleged tyranny

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

Justice Onnoghen receives remains of ex-CJN, Musdapher

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

Nigerian Police torture a female Lawyer in her line of duty-NBA Chair denies complicity

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

NBA Lagos members vote to abolish the position of Provost, oppose state bars

The Nigerian Bar association Lagos branch held an emergency meeting today to review the recommendations of the constitution amendment committee set up by the branch and chaired by Zik Obi .

The branch unanimously agreed to support the branches of the NBA as presently constituted as against constituting NBA branches on basis of States. Continue reading NBA Lagos members vote to abolish the position of Provost, oppose state bars

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!!

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

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