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Aug 24, 2019

Register For Early Bird At The Career Training For Lawyers

This training is designed to offer intensive legal advocacy and dispute resolution training to lawyers and equip participants with the necessary skills required in today’s global business and legal world.

Aug 22, 2019

IBA President to launch report on bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession, at NBA AGC

At the invitation of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Paul Usoro, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Horacio Bernardes Neto, President of the International Bar Association (IBA), will give an address at the opening ceremony of the 59th Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Conference(AGC) on Monday 26 August 2019.

Aug 21, 2019

Sexual Harassment: The Role of The Law For The Vulnerable | Charles Ndubuisi Iroh

There are several cases of sexual harassment where dreams and aspirations has been shattered by randy employers, who feel entitled to every woman before them in order to offer them legitimate employment. This has become a norm in Nigeria. 

Aug 19, 2019

NBA President's Welcome Statement To The 59th Annual General Conference Delegates

1.            It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 59th Annual General Conference (“AGC”) of the Nigerian Bar Association (“NBA”) holding from Friday, 23 August 2019 to Thursday, 29 August 2019. With the theme, “Facing the Future”, this year’s Conference literally has something for everyone, lawyers and non-lawyers alike. A key novelty is the several specialized Committee Sessions – the outcome of collaborative work in content development for the Conference by the three Sections of the NBA – SBL, SLP and SPIDEL – coordinated by the Technical Committee for Conference Planning (TCCP). This Conference was designed as a test-run of such collaboration, notably in content-development, and it has been a huge success as is showcased by the diversity of the session topics and the number of sessions – 41 in all, a record number. I invite you to visit the Conference website ( for the complete array of bouquet on offer.

Aug 18, 2019

#NBAAGC2019 Innovation: Special Arrangements for Senior Delegates.

Some of the novel ideas seen in this #NBAAGC2019 has never happened before and one of such is the arrangements made for Senior members of the Bar by the TCCP.


As part of the build up towards hosting a successful Annual General Conference, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, SAN yesterday,  August 8,, 2019 led a top delegation of the NBA and TCCP members on a visitation to the Governor of Rivers State, Bar man par excellence, Nyesom Wike. The former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, O.C.J Okocha, SAN and Mr. Frank Owhor, a former Attorney General of River State, were on ground to receive the NBA leadership.

Aug 16, 2019

#NBAAGC2019 Session: The Crisis of Sexual and Gender based Violence in our Communities

Gender-Based Violence (GBV), sometimes also referred to as Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) is any harmful act of sexual, physical, psychological, mental, and emotional abuse that is perpetrated against a person’s will and that is based on socially ascribed (i.e. gender) differences between males and females.

The Incursion of Multi- Disciplinary Firms – Any Regulation

Many lawyers are quite unhappy at the high rate of multi-disciplinary firms encroaching into the legal space to offer services that used to be the exclusive purview of lawyers. For instance, some banks have begun to offer business registration services to their clients and also help their customers draft wills. All these while lawyers are still battling with foreign trained lawyers & foreign based law firms who also seek to encroach the Nigerian space.

Capacity Building in the Oil and Gas Industry – What are the essential drivers to take us there?

The Oil and Gas industry in Nigeria hit a big boom when Nigeria discovered oil. The history of oil exploration in Nigeria dates back to 1903 when Nigerian Bitumen Corporation conducted exploratory work in the country, at the onset of World War 1 the firm’s operation was stopped. 

A New Era Of No Boundaries – The IP Age Of Ideas & Solutions.

The world is a global village thanks very much to the development and advancement of technology and tech colutions all over the world.

Modern Trends In Evidence : Gathering And Presenting Evidence In The Digital Age.

There was a time in the Nigerian Legal system when the Evidence Act did not recognize the use of Electronic Evidence. At that time, parties who wanted to introduce electronic evidence were left at a statement.

The future of the Legal Profession and the regulation of legal practice and practitioners

The Legal Profession is one of the most respected and loved professions. Hence, its regulation is deemed necessary. The legal profession is guided by rules, principles of engagement as well as professional ethics. The code of ethics stipulates the standards of professional conducts expected of lawyers in their relationship with the legal profession, the legal system and the public.