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Our challenge is not creation of additional states – Quakers

Our challenge is not creation of additional states – Quakers

Norrison Ibinabo Quakers is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) with 23 years’ post-call experience. Shortly after his call in 1991, he worked in a number of law firms, including…

Abia State’s sack of elected local govt officials illegal

Abia State’s sack of elected local govt officials illegal

This is an appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Owerri Division delivered on the 23rd day of April, 2010. The Appellants were elected by the people of…

Reforming the judiciary

Reforming the judiciary

Mark Longyen of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in this write up recommends the prosecutions of corrupt judges by NJC for effective judicial reform  STAKEHOLDERS in the judiciary have…

Agenda for Alegeh presidency

Agenda for Alegeh presidency

It is no longer news that a new president has emerged for the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), an organisation of legal practitioners in the country after a keenly contested voting…

UNILAG professor tackles legal feminism

Professor Ayo Atsenuwa, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), yesterday delivered an inaugural lecture on the topic, “In search of transformative justice: the…

Nigeria’s top 100 lawyers for public presentation

Stories by Adam Adedimeji / Law Editor, Lagos Doubts as to lawyers who have achieved excellence in Nigeria are to be cleared soon, as a compendium titled Nigeria’s top 100…

NBA national officer canvases for electoral reforms

The Assistant national Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), John Austin Unachukwu at the weekend in Lagos, called on the new leadership of the NBA led by Augustine…

Lawyers’ tributes to Bamidele Aturu

Femi Falana (SAN), foremost rights activist: Aturu was a revolutionary lawyer of extraordinary courage and uncommon humility who was genuinely committed to the socialist transformation of Nigeria. I have enjoyed…

Chukwudifu Oputa: Beyond the ages, he lives on

Being speech by Okey Wali (SAN) President, Nigerian Bar Association at the special session of the Supreme Court Of Nigeria in honour of Justice Chukwudifu Oputa JSC, in Abuja……recently.  …

X-raying Constitutional limitations to criminal trial

The Nigerian Constitution, as presently formulated with regard to criminal prosecution, is such that an accused is presumed innocent until the contrary is established. But the need for a review…

As NBA president, I aim to restore the dignity of the Bar – Adesina

As NBA president, I aim to restore the dignity of the Bar – Adesina

Deacon Dele Adesina, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria is a leading contender to the office of the President of NBA in the July 2014 elections. A consummate bar man and…

Lawyers’ recommendations as CONFAB wounds up

Lawyers’ recommendations as CONFAB wounds up

As the ongoing National Conference set up by President Jonathan wound up its proceedings in Abuja, LAW EDITOR, Adam Adedimeji sought the views of notable lawyers on their expectations and…

What laws protect creditors?

The primary concern of a typical creditor is that the loan be promptly paid when due. If it is not paid, and especially if costly efforts to collect it prove…

Adekoya: Golden Girl of Nigerian Bar

By Umar Abdulkadir As the tenure of the incumbent Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President Okey Wali (SAN) gradually winds down and NBA delegates warm up to elect the next president…

NASS can summon oil Minister without presidential consent

NASS can summon oil Minister without presidential consent

Seasoned writer and researcher, Taiwo Obe writes that the claim by Nigeria’s Minister of petroleum resources that National Assembly needs presidential approval before it can summon her to investigate alleged…

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