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As ‘uncommon Woman Justice’ retires today

As ‘uncommon Woman Justice’ retires today

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar who retires today as Nigeria’s first and only female number one judicial officer has been described by many as an upright…

Capacity building is important for judges – Oditah

Capacity building is important for judges – Oditah

Fidelis Oditah, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria qualified as a Nigerian lawyer in 1985 and as an English lawyer in 1993. He attended the Universities of Lagos and Oxford and…

University of Ibadan honours Olanipekun, ex-NBA President

By Adam Adedimeji Law Editor, Lagos A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Oluwole Oladapo Olanipekun was yesterday conferred with an honourary Doctor of…

Constitutionality of Tambuwal’s defection

Constitutionality of Tambuwal’s defection

As Speaker Tambuwal’s defection continues to attract public discourse, Ali Ahmad, an Assistant Professor of law and Chairman, Committee on Justice, House of Representatives in this write up opined that…

Law School’s curriculum must comply with what operates in 21st century – Fagbohun

Law School’s curriculum must comply with what operates in 21st century – Fagbohun

Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun is the Chike Idigbe Distinguished  Research Professor of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, (NIALS). A seasoned lecturer, Fagbohun taught Environmental Law, Policy and International Law…

Judiciary as final arbiter in Tambuwal’s defection saga

Judiciary as final arbiter in Tambuwal’s defection saga

After months of speculation, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal last week officially announced his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). As expected, the defection rattled…

NBA lacks internal mechanism for resolving disputes – Essien

NBA lacks internal mechanism for resolving disputes – Essien

Miannaya Aja Essien, the 7th Nigerian woman to attain the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was recently elected as Chairman, NBA Section on Legal Practice (SLP) at the…

International community must support rule of law – IBA

International community must support rule of law – IBA

The 2014 International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference ended in Tokyo last Friday with a call to the world that the international community must work together to support the rule…

Wali’s kidnap was traumatic for the NBA – Alegeh

Wali’s kidnap was traumatic for the NBA – Alegeh

Austin Alegeh SAN, President of the Nigerian Bar Association’s absence at the just concluded International Bar Association IBA Conference in Tokyo, Japan was as a result of the kidnapping of…

Lawyers hail Law Pavilion for unveiling legal research tool at international conference

By Adam Adedimeji  /  Law Editor (reporting from Tokyo, Japan)   Lawyers attending this years’ annual general conference of  the International Bar Association (IBA) in far away Tokyo, Japan have…

‘Learned men’ as targets of kidnappers

‘Learned men’ as targets of kidnappers

The kidnapping of Okey Wali, the immediate past President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) by gunmen in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday, October 11, brings to four the…

AMCON lied to procure receivership order – Babalakin

AMCON lied to procure  receivership order – Babalakin

Dr Wale Babalakin is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Chairman of Bi-Courtney Group of Companies. Ever since his company, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited took over the development of…

How can property be acquired?

When someone speaks of property, you probably think of many tangible things (i.e., things you can see or touch). Tangible things include desks, clothing, buildings, lands, airplanes, cars, and boats.…

Judgment, sentencing and appeals in criminal matters in Nigeria

Judgment, sentencing and appeals in criminal matters in Nigeria

By Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe   It is a well know procedure that every judgment of a court must of legal necessity be in writing except as otherwise provided by law…

CONFAB recommendations should have gone straight to referendum – Agbakoba

CONFAB recommendations should have gone straight to referendum – Agbakoba

Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN),  is a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA). He is also a member of the National Judicial Council, NJC and a delegate to the…

‘Award of Senior Advocates rank is unconstitutional’

James Ezike agrees with Femi Falana’s submission that the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria runs counter to Section 42 of the nation’s Constitution. He further argues that the rank…

For Ogwemoh, a befitting crown of Senior Advocate

By Adam Adedimeji / Law Editor, Lagos   Sylva Ogwemoh, the Principal Partner and Head of the Legal Firm of Marine Partners was among the seventeen lucky few of the total…

Democraticing the award of SANship

Seventeen distinguished legal practitioners out of 132 applicants were on Monday conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria after their clearance by the Legal Practitioners and Privileges…

What are unfair labour practices by management?

Employees may organise into unions and bargain collectively with their employers. Or they may voluntarily decide not to organise into unions and bargain individually instead. To establish union representation, workers…

Positioning Law School as centre of excellence in the provision of cutting edge legal education

Being statutory report of the Council of Legal Education presented by Nigerian Law School’s Director General, Olanrewaju Onadeko to the NBA AGC held in Owerri, Imo State on August 29,…

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