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Dec 11, 2019

US Consulate Marks International Human Rights Day In Lagos - Fapohunda, Akpata Speak On Human Rights

Yesterday, in Lagos, the United States Consulate-General, in collaboration with the Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiative (CRALI), hosted a panel discussion as part of its event to mark the International Human Rights Day for 2019. The theme of the panel discussion was “Respect for Human Rights: A Panacea for National Peace and Development and the roles of State Government in Nigeria”.

Dec 10, 2019

The PUSAN Milestones: 31 Prominent Reasons The Paul Usoro NBA National Leadership Stands Out

I read a few days ago that as at September end 2019, the NBA National leadership had saved over N800 million in the NBA COFFERS. The truth is, the PUSAN NBA National leadership has brought probity and transparency to the Bar. Everyone is now following suit. Hear what MR. Dele Oloke, Chairman, NBA, Ikeja Branch: 

Dec 9, 2019

Anti - Corruption Day 2019

When I was a child, for a public/civil servant to be caught in corrupt practices, that individual will be a pariah. He will be a complete reject of the society; he/she could not raise his or her voice to speak in the public. So what happened between that time and now? That time when a public officer, prison or customs officer caught in corruption hides his face in shame amongst his peers, he just couldn't come out publicly. Today, when they come back, they get chieftaincy titles, they are received in grand style, cows are killed, they ride on white horses. 

- Wole Soyinka 


Cross - Border Financing: A Module At The Career Training For Lawyers

Commercial activity that occurs among several jurisdictions or countries is called a cross-border transaction. Therefore with the introduction of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), lawyers must be knowledgeable in the complexities of cross-border financing contracts. 

Dec 8, 2019

Piracy And Armed Robbery In The Gulf Of Guinea And The Suppression Of Piracy And Other Maritime Offences Act (Supmoa) 2019 | CAROLINE TOKULAH-OSHOMA (MRS)


The increasing rise in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea has become alarming. Until recently, the concern about piracy has been the Gulf of Eden operated by Somalia pirates; however, piracy has witnessed a drastic shift to the Gulf of Guinea. Armed robbery against ships and cargo theft have also risen uncontrollably within Nigerian territorial and internal waters. These activities pose a serious threat to national, regional and global security and economy. 

The Potential Of Sports In Developing Nigeria | Oluwabukunmi Adeniran


In the words of Beverly Agbakoba-Onyejianya; “There has been an explosion in the Entertainment industry. It is time for the sporting industry to begin to add value. We are a populous country, we have a young population, so there is no reason why sports should not be bigger than it is now”.[1]The introduction of sports law as a field has gained a lot of prominence around the world, especially in Europe. In Nigeria however, it is yet to spread its wings, owing to certain factors, most of which are based on the structure of the sporting associations in the country. Also, It is yet to be realized that sports has gone beyond mere recreational activity and is now a highly lucrative business and a means of making money across the board,  for clubs, sponsors, footballers, agents, and even lawyers.[2]This Article highlights the current issues in the Sports sector and provides an insight to the profitability and potential of sports law in Nigeria and its possible effect on the Nigerian economy if duly exploited.

Olumide Akpata receives an award at the annual dinner of the Warri Branch of the NBA

The Warri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) hosted its annual dinner for 2019 yesterday, 7th December. 

Dec 5, 2019

Paul Usoro SAN Presents NBA Quarterly Score Card At NEC Meeting

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro SAN has presented the Quarterly score card for the Nigerian Bar Association at its 2019 Quarter 4 NEC Meeting curren at its 2019 Quarter 4 NEC Meeting currently holding at the NBA Secretariat in Abuja today 5th December, 2019. 

Dec 4, 2019

Penalty For Refusing A Person Emergency Medical Treatment

Did you know it is an offence for hospitals and health care givers to refuse a person emergency medical treatment for any reason.

Also such act can be a ground for medical negligence.

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Olumide Akpata Highlights Important Role Of Lawyers In Nation Building And Donates 1 Million Naira To NBA (Akure Branch). 

The Akure Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association has been holding its Annual Law Week in Akure, Ondo State. The week long event which began on the 2nd of December and will run to the 8th of December, 2019 has this year’s theme as “National Interest and the Rule of Law”.

Dec 2, 2019

What You Should Know - Legalization Of Nigerian Documents For Use Abroad | Busayo Adedeji

Nigeria is not a party to the Apostille Convention which specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries (to the Apostille Convention) can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states.

Nov 26, 2019

Register For The Career Training For Lawyers Scheduled For 30th & 31st January, 2020

The AfCFTA has officially become the largest free trade agreement since the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreement in 1995, with about 1.3 billion Africans and a combined GDP of over $3.4 billion. To contribute to its success lawyers need to improve their knowledge of and competence in trade  and business law and be proactive in advising clients.” The theme for the next career training program is "LAWYERS AT THE CENTRE OF AFRICAN TRADE" where the modules will be focused on improving the capacity of Nigerian lawyers in handling international trade transactions.

REGISTER NOW to improve  your skill and advance your legal career.