The Former Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association,Mr Blessing Ukiri has passed on.
In a an information received by Courtroom Mail,the Chairman and Secretary of the Portharcourt Branch of the NBA has confirmed his demise this morning.
Mr Ukiri,an astute member of the bar was reported to have previously suffered a stroke in court and was rushed to court.
He was billed for a surgery today.
Tributes have started pouring in from the legal community in Nigeria.