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May 17, 2019

NBA-AGC 2019 UPDATE; Young Lawyers To Enjoy 25% Early Bird Registration Discount At NBA Annual Conference

The Nigerian Bar Association Technical Committee for the Conference Planning of the 2019 Annual General  Conference held a meeting yesterday, the 16th of May, 2019 in Lagos. The Committee deliberated on alot of issues and received reports from the various sub committees on preparations for the Annual General Conference to be held in Lagos at the Hotel Eko & Suites and Harbour Point (easy walking distance between each other). Presentations were  made on critical issues like conference materials, socials, logistics, accommodation, speakers. The Committee took into primary consideration complaints of members regarding previous conferences and the need to satisfy the generality of members of the NBA. 

May 12, 2019

What is the penalty for attempted suicide in Nigeria

Section 327 of the Criminal Code Act states that any person who attempts to kill himself is guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable to imprisonment for one year. 

May 11, 2019

Provisions of the 2017 Compulsory Treatment And Care For Victims Of Gunshots Act

The law mandating the compulsory treatment of gunshot victims was passed by the 8th Senate and signed into law by President Buhari in 2017. Before the passing of the law, it was the norm for hospitals to refuse treatment to gunshot victims and some other hospitals may eject such a victim from its premises, despite the immediate medical attention needed to save the life of such a gunshot victim. 

May 10, 2019

Lawyers On The Couch Talk Factors To Consider When Choosing A Business Structure

In this new video, lawyers on the couch, Akinyemi  and Adedunmade consider the factors to consider when choosing a business structure.

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May 9, 2019

@BNLF_UK Mental Health Awareness Event Happening Next Week

British Nigeria Law Forum Mental Health Awareness event sponsored by Doughty Street Chambers & supported by Yanga TV 14 May 2019, 6pm - 9pm
Speakers: Aswini Weereratne QC, Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO LawCare, Dr Shade Olajubu, MRCPsych, Edna do Rosário Martins, C.Psychol & Aji Ayorinde. Register to attend at
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The BNLF Committee are working on a number of activities, here are a few reminders.

May 8, 2019

Ashafa, Chairman Senate Committee on Land Transport On Adequate Rail Coaches


Update: Federal Government of Nigeria V Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited

The Federal Government of Nigeria has filed Appeals against the judgments of Justice Olateruogun J of the Federal High Court, Lagos in Suit No: FHC/L/CS/320/16 – Federal Government of Nigeria V Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited; and Suit No: FHC/L/CS/319/16 – Federal Government Of Nigeria V Brasoil Oil Services Company Nigeria.

May 7, 2019

Legal Term via Olumide Babalola Law Dictionary

Revocation of Right Of Occupancy

A right of occupancy may be revoked by the Governor for overriding public interest.

The term ‘overriding public interest’ has been clearly defined by the law as follows:

Bodily Sovereignty | Nonso Anyasi

The legal philosopher John Locke postulated in his Two Treatises on Government that every man has a property in his own Person. The individual has the right to decide what would become of himself and what he would do, and as having a right to reap the benefits of what he did. 

Apr 27, 2019

Did You Know This Legal Fact

Intellectual Property and Brand Protection in the Food and Spice Industry | Infusion Lawyers

All over the world, food and spice are vital to human life. Food deliciously sustains life, provides energy, and promotes growth. And more than just adding flavour to life, spices colour and preserve food. A spice could be a bark, fruit, plant, seed, or other plant substance. Bulbs, fruit seeds, grains, rhizomes, and vegetables make up the food we eat. Though spices can serve cosmetic, medical, and religious purposes, some spices make great vegetables too. Nigeria’s food and spice industry presents huge opportunities for wealth.

Apr 21, 2019

Supporting Pro Bono In Nigeria #PaulUsoroChallenge

With the high number of Nigerians living in extreme poverty, there comes a huge number of citizens who are unable to afford legal services.

Apr 20, 2019

Bill Tracker – Nigeria Police Reform Bill 2019

On Wednesday the 17th of April, 2019, the Nigerian Senate passed the much awaited Police Reform Bill, 2019. The Bill seeks to amend the Police Act which had been drafted since the 1960s but has never been amended. According to experts the Police Act is out of tune with current realities and requires urgent amendment.  The Senate Bill has been forwarded to the House of Representatives for concurrence before it may be forwarded to the President for his assent. This post seeks to enlighten you about some of the relevant provisions in the Police Reform Bill including -

Apr 17, 2019

The Business Of Law Practice/ What Law School Does Not Teach You | Olivia Muzan Esq.

Long Title - 

By Olivia C. Muzan, Esq.

It is interesting to know that the narrative of the Legal profession is gradually changing, especially regarding law practice and law firm management. The Legal profession has gone beyond practice and procedure.

Apr 15, 2019

I Am Being Prosecuted For Professional Fees | Paul Usoro SAN

While speaking with Tunde Oyesina in an interview reported by The Nigerian Lawyer, Paul Usoro SAN once again responded to the allegations of fraud brought against him the EFCC. 

The Learned Silk and Honourable President  of the NBA has always maintaned that the EFCC is prosecuting him for the professional fees received from the Akwa - Ibom Government. 

Find the Excerpts below:

" You are the first ever NBA President to face corruption charge, any update on the matter?

I had presented to you during our 6th December, 2018 NEC meeting the facts of this charge. Those facts have not changed howsoever. The Proof of Evidence which was subsequently served on me does not contain any fact that contradicts the position that I presented to you, to wit, that I am being prosecuted for (a) professional fees totaling N1.1 billion that were legitimately earned and paid to Paul Usoro & Co (“PUC”) by Akwa Ibom State Government (“AKSG”) between 2015 and 2016; and (b) professional fees totaling N300 million that were paid to PUC by Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State for the benefit of our colleagues who provided professional services to the Governor.

The PUC Bank Statement of Account that forms part of the Proof of Evidence clearly shows that the N300 million was duly paid to those colleagues of ours who rendered those services to the Governor. The N1.1 billion was not and is not the property of AKSG and nobody, apart from the EFCC, has claimed otherwise.

The N300 million to the best of my knowledge was not paid from the coffers of AKSG and no one apart from the EFCC has so claimed. As the trial unfolds, we will keep our members duly informed. I must thank all our members, from the depths of my heart, for the overwhelming support and solidarity that Mfon and I have enjoyed and received from all of you across the nation.

You have seen this persecution for what it is: a struggle for the soul of our profession and means of livelihood and not just the persecution of Paul. We are so very touched by your faith in us and your show of love, from telephone calls, personal visits, text messages and other forms of communication. I must also thank most sincerely, my team of lawyers, led by our past President, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), for all their work on my behalf. We cannot repay you for this show of faith and love for and in us. Our prayer is that the Almighty will reward you all abundantly. We feel confident that our collective effort would be rewarded and truth will ultimately out and we will all be vindicated.

Perhaps, I need to mention here that my current persecution is not isolated. As a profession, we are under siege. For the very first time, both in our country’s history and in the history of our association, the NBA elections of 2018 has been the subject of purported investigation by the EFCC. I do not believe that such an investigation is within the purview of the EFCC, seeing as there was no financial or economic crime that was alleged. I am also not aware that the EFCC has taken as much interest in the activities of other professionals and their associations as it has taken in our profession and our association, particularly in recent years. To put it mildly, our profession and indeed the justice sector, I repeat, is under siege. Even the Independent Corrupt Practice Commission (ICPC) has taken to inviting our past Presidents and Secretaries for questioning over the contract award for the construction of our National Secretariat.

But then, these agencies do not act alone; they act in close collaboration with some of our members. The petition that triggered the purported EFCC investigation into our 2018 elections, for example, was written by one of our members. Indeed, we have taken to reporting ourselves to the EFCC even in internal matters of the association which could be resolved internally. We do need to rethink our ways and reassess our circumstances in this regard, in our collective interest, for our collective good and for the good of our profession and our association." 

Read the full interview Here

Apr 14, 2019

Tips For Your Uber Car Hire Agreements

Do you drive a Uber or Bolt (Taxify) or do you own the car being used for a Uber or Bolt service, If yes, do you have a Commercial Driver Agreement? 

Such an agreement will help protect both interests of the driver and car owner. A number of legal tips for your agreement include - 

Family Law Tip - What is Condonation?

The definition of condonation is the act of forgiving, excusing or overlooking a wrong-doing.

In divorce proceedings, it can be used as a defence wherein the Respondent avers that the Petitioner had already condoned the act that constituted the ground for divorce. 

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Legal Term Via Babalola Law Dictionary

Legal Term - Oust
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Apr 12, 2019

Cyber –Squatting In Nigeria | Madu Blessing

The world today is indeed a global village.  It has revolved around technology and the internet. With the advent of internet, individuals can establish various businesses and register such business online and in doing so, they maintain a personal or official domain name. 

Apr 11, 2019

2019 Election Petitions:The Judiciary can help Sanitize Nigerian Electoral System. | Raymond Nkannebe; Esq.

With the limitation period for the presentation of petitions flowing from the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections having closed a fortnight ago, and those of gubernatorial and Houses of Assembly elections closing on the 1st of April, 2019 save for states and local constituencies where supplementary elections were held on the 23rd of March, 2019, it is safe to conclude that the politicians have had their day under the proverbial sun, and have now passed the ball into the court of the judiciary who must now get to work in the next one year at least to determine the catalogue of petitions that have proceeded  from the womb of the 2019 elections which in many ways brought to full glare and national embarrassment, the weakness of our electoral process. So bad was it, that some segment of the civil society posit that it is arguably the worst election to have been conducted in Nigeria since the dawn of uninterrupted democracy in 1999.

Apr 9, 2019

Pigeon-holing the Ground of Non-qualification of a Party Candidate in Pre and Post-Election Matters |Prince Ikechukwu Nwafuru

In election petition and pre-election litigation, it is common to see lawyers and litigants go off on a tangent on the issue of qualification of a person for election to various offices, by introducing into their processes, internal party issues and non-constitutional criteria. And this is notwithstanding the express provisions of the Constitution on the qualification for political positions.  It is either the Petitioner is alleging that the Respondent was not properly nominated by his/her political party and as such is not qualified to contest the election in the first place, or the Respondent in his Reply to the Petition, is setting up a defence of lack of locus standi of the Petitioner on the ground that the nomination of the Petitioner is invalid. 

Apr 6, 2019

Decisions Of The National Executive Council, A Lesson In Due Process

Major decisions that affect the welfare of lawyers are usually decided by the National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association. Though this decisions affect lawyers directly, quite a number of lawyers are unaware of how decisions are reached by the NBA’s National Executive Council, while some believe all decisions are made by the NBA President, more seasoned members of the Bar understand that such decisions are reached by following due process and the principles of equity.

Apr 2, 2019

The Obligation of an Employer to Give a Work Reference | Michael Dugeri

Employers quite frequently do seek legal advice on their obligation to give work/employment reference to their employees. While there is no general legal duty to give an employee (or former employee) any reference – positive or negative, recent case law suggests that there is an implied term in contracts of employment imposing a duty on the employer to provide fair and accurate work/employment reference for their employees. There is a potential liability for an employer who provides unfair or misleading reference, which can cause harm to the employee. 

Apr 1, 2019

MTN Nigeria and NBA Lagos Branch Host Corporate Counsel Masterclass

As part of its efforts to support capacity building in the legal profession, the Lagos branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in collaboration with the Commercial Legal Department of MTN Nigeria organised a masterclass for lawyers on best corporate legal practices.

Mar 31, 2019

The role of a legal practitioner in the administration of justice: can a legal practitioner win or lose a case?|Henry Chibuike Ugwu.


It has become rampant to see legal practitioners tout their perceived success rates with regards to cases they have handled in courts during press interviews, while discussing with prospective clients, on law office websites etc.

Mar 30, 2019

What is the Penatly For Sharing Nudes Online


Question - What is the Penalty for sharing nudes online? 

Answer - 
Section 24 (a) of the Cybercrimes Act 2015 provides that - any person who knowingly or intentionally sends a message via a computer or network system which is false, grossly offensive, pornographic, obscene, indecent or menacing commits an offence and is liable to a fine of 7 (Seven) Million Naira and/or a term of up to 3 years imprisonment. 


Responsible & Responsive Governance: X-Raying the Paul Usoro Leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association in the light of the “Putting You First” Mantra

The Making of Responsible & Responsive Governance: X-Raying the Paul Usoro Leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association in the light of the “Putting You First” Mantra 

(By Sylvester Udemezue)

“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his 
vision comes from passion, not position.”

– John Maxwell

Mar 28, 2019

NBA President, Paul Usoro SAN's Address At The NBA NEC Meeting


My Dear Colleagues

Mar 26, 2019

MTN lawyers say AGF’s legal arguments unacceptable and unknown to law

Fireworks continued today as MTN Nigeria and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice continued their legal battle over the appropriateness of the latter’s demand for $2 billion in back taxes. While MTN maintained that the AGF was beyond his remit, the AGF sought to justify his demands.

At a hearing in the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Justice C J Aneke heard arguments relating to the substance of the AGF’s preliminary objection (from November 2018), the detail of which was only filed in court by the Attorney General late on March 25th, and which has yet to be served on MTN. The arguments did not focus on the substance of MTN’s suit, as the AGF’s preliminary objection that MTN did not commence legal proceedings within 3 months of the cause of action arising must first be addressed.

Mar 25, 2019

Legal effects of Condonation in Employment Relations | Michael Dugeri

Condonation means the forgiveness, purposeful disregard, or tacit approval by a victim of another's illegal or objectionable act, especially by treating the other person as if nothing happened.

In law, the term condonation is more commonly associated with matrimonial proceedings, in which case it is understood as the voluntary pardoning by an innocent spouse of an offense committed by his or her partner conditioned upon the premise that it will not happen again. Condonation, which is used as a defence in divorce actions based on fault grounds, is strongly supported by public policy. The institution of marriage and its preservation are considered essential for the stability of society, and therefore condonation is encouraged to promote the notion that marriages should not be dissolved easily. 

Mar 19, 2019

Pro Bono Lawyers Can Win Big In The Paul Usoro Challenge

Pro Bono Lawyers are set to win big in Season 3 of the Paul Usoro Challenge. To participate, all you need do is upload an inspiring 2 minutes video explaining your pro bono case on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the Hash-tag #PaulUsoroChallenge and stand a chance to win up to 200,000 Naira and other cash amounts.

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Membership Rights Of A Company | Blessing C. Madu

A Business can attract investors other than the business owner. A major way for the investor to participate in these businesses is to invest in the company by purchasing shares. Anyone who purchases shares is called a shareholder. Shareholders are very important persons in a company whether it is public or a private limited company. A shareholder is one who owns at least one share, attracting at least one vote in a company. A subscriber of shares is not regarded as a shareholder until shares are actually allotted to him. There is equally a very important person in a company. They are referred to as the Members of a company.

Mar 12, 2019

IP ABC —IP Rights and Confidential Information: Whether IP Infringement or Breach of Confidence

Question of the Week  


I am Ade Adeyoju, Founder of E-Estates, an internet company in Nigeria which owns and runs a number of e-commerce startups, including BuySmartphones is an e-commerce site where anyone can easily buy smartphones online and have them delivered anywhere in Nigeria. In August 2018 the year we founded BuySmartphones, we applied to register ‘BuySmartphones’ as a trademark in Nigeria. It wasn't accepted. The reason given was that ‘BuySmartphones’ was both descriptive, and consequently not distinctive enough for trademark registration. But because ‘BuySmartphones’ was already at the heart of our branding and marketing campaigns, including domain name, we continued to use it. ‘BuySmartphones’ is also just one of the brands amongst our other similarly named brands BuyCars, BuyToys, BuyLands, BuyFood, BuyBooks, etc. Why is ‘BuySmartphones’ not registrable as a trademark in Nigeria?

My wedding album and I Part 2: An analysis of the position of Intellectual property rights to Paparazzi photos.

Having written the first article on this topic I had intended to write another article on a second related topic which jumped in my mind, but I allowed laziness and procrastination get the best of me. Now straight to the topic at hand: To who belongs the intellectual property rights to celebrity photos and shot at events or in a public place?

Now to the topic for today which is whether a paparazzi photographer can own the rights to celebrity pictures taken on his own accord. And what is the position where the intellectual property rights infringe on the celebrity’s constitutional rights to privacy.

Social Media Report Of NBA's Query To Aliyu Umar SAN | Paul Usoro SAN

1. My attention has just been drawn to social media reports of this morning on the purported query issued by the NBA to Aliyu Umar, SAN over his prosecution of the Charge against Honorable Mr. Justice Walter S N Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. I know nothing of that query, and I did not authorize it. I learnt of it for the first time from the social media reports this morning and promptly called Jonathan Taidi, the NBA General Secretary for confirmation. Jonathan, I must mention, lost his mother only yesterday and is currently in bereavement. I had passed on to him yesterday my personal condolences and the sympathies and regrets of the Bar. Our prayers are with Jonathan and his extended family and for Mama’s repose.

Paul Usoro SAN And NBA's Exemplary Work At #NigeriaDecides2019

The Nigerian Bar Association under the leadership of the Learned Silk, Mr. Paul Usoro SAN, did an amazing job of monitoring the 2019 elections.

2ND Interim Report Of The Nigerian Bar Association Election Working Group On The 2019 Gubernatorial And Houses Of Assembly Elections Which Held on SATURDAY, 9TH MARCH, 2019.


The Independent National Electoral Commission (“INEC”) on Saturday, March 9, 2019 conducted Gubernatorial Elections in twenty-nine (29) States of the Federation and also conducted elections into the Houses of Assembly of all the thirty-six (36) States of the Federation. Chairmanship and Councillorship elections for all the six Area Councils in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) also took place. The Elections were initially slated for March 2, 2019 but were postponed at the instance of INEC by one week.

Minors in Football in Nigeria: Safeguarding their Rights and Preventing Exploitation

minors in football in Nigeria
Minors in football in Nigeria are part of a global system that is often exploited. In the last two decades, the global appetite for cheap, promising young talented players in football has surged. Consequently, this has led to an increase in the mobility of minors domestically and internationally in pursuit of a professional football career. A record number of 2323 minors were registered with clubs worldwide in 2015  and applications for the registration of young players made to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) reached a new record high of 2648 in 2016.
This high mobility rate of minors within the football industry raises questions about player safety, welfare, and rights.  Unfortunately, the risk of exposure of young players to emotional and physical harm, financial exploitation, and human trafficking football is also becoming more and more widespread due to lack of awareness.

Aviation Cabotage Policy to Resolve Nigeria’s Imbalanced Bilateral Air Service Agreements | Dr. ‘Wole Akinyeye

Imbalance of Nigeria’s Bilateral Air Service Agreements

Aviation Cabotage in Nigeria
Bilateral Air Service Agreements are international trade agreements that permit the airlines of two countries to conduct air transport services between their respective territories. Currently, Nigeria has signed over 80 bilateral air service agreements with various countries, which have largely failed to benefit the country. This position is largely against the principle that multiple benefits are to be derived from such international commercial arrangements, as confirmed in Part 8 of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Policy, 2013, which provides that air service agreements will be premised upon economic considerations and expectations.

The Impact of Constitutional Alterations on the Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court: Supreme Court’s Observation in Shittu Vs. PAN LTD Revisited


The Supreme Court, per Rhodes-Vivour, JSC in Shittu v PAN Ltd 2018 15 NWLR (pt 1642) 195, at 209-210, paras H-B, observed to wit

“I must observe that there is now in existence the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as altered by the First, Second and Third Alterations Acts, 2010. By the alterations, there is no longer Section 233(3) of the Constitution. That is to say, the Supreme Court now can only hear appeals where the ground of appeal involves questions of law. See Section 233(1) and (2) of the Constitution. The Supreme Court no longer has jurisdiction to hear appeals where the ground of appeal involves questions of mixed law and facts. Appeals on grounds of mixed law and facts end at the Court of Appeal.”

Economic Tort of Interference – A Tortious Liability that Could Negatively Impact Business Projections | Kofo Olabalu

The tort of interference is one of the most unpopular tortious liabilities which players in the business world must be careful of. In simple terms, it means the intentional interference with contractual or business relations.

Generally, the law of Torts enforces the breach of a duty imposed by law, to protect the interest of an affected person. Torts range from Trespass to person, Negligence, Nuisance which are the more common tortious liabilities. However, there are a number of tortious liabilities that are not quite popular.

Cryptocurrency and Government Regulation in Nigeria | Bisi Akodu (Mrs.)

Cryptocurrnecy in Nigeria is one of the major off shoots of the Technology wave that has changed the Nigerian business landscape.

Technology has since, the last century seen a high permeation in all sectors of the global economy. To be seen as a cutting edge solution provider, individuals in the corporate world must be technology savvy or “techy”. Competition is now more than ever, based on the application of technology such that to move your business to the next level, you need to be tech-involved.

Mar 8, 2019

Legalnaija Tip - What Is A Non - Compete Agreement

From -  Executing a Non - Compete Agreement can save your business from exploitation by partners or employees.
Some important points in the agreement include -

Happy International Women's Day 2019

Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. - @hillaryclinton .

We celebrate women all over the world #internationalwomensday

Mar 7, 2019

Impact Of Technology On Employment In Nigeria | Adeyemi O. Owoade, ESQ

Technology has and continues to impart all aspects of human existence. Work and Employment are no exceptions. Since the Industrial Revolution, Employment, and the complexities of the Work Place have evolved severally and systemically. In recent times, work has shifted from the conventional skill and labour orientation to a more sophisticated technical orientation. This shift is substantially due to the impacts of modernization and improvements in technology. This technology infusion in workplace has generally affected affairs and interactions.

Mar 6, 2019

Quick Review Of The CBN’s Anti-Money Laundering/Combating The Financing Of Terrorism (Aml/Cft) Policy And Procedure Manual | B.K. SAKA


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) introduced new rules to prevent money laundering in the country called the Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Policy and Procedure Manual (“The Manual”) just last month (February 2019), with the aim of further achieving its mandate as set out in the Central Bank Act 2007 (as amended). Within the scope of the Anti-Money Laundering/ Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Policy and Procedure Manual, Money laundering is “the act of directly or indirectly concealing or disguising any fund or property that is derived from the proceeds of an unlawful activity. Simply put, it is the process by which “dirty” money is made to look legitimate or “clean” so that funds may be used freely without any trace of its illicit source”.

Mar 4, 2019

Impact of Pornographic or Sensual Advertisements on the Consuming Populace| Akpan, Emaediong Ofonime *

The spate of pornographic advertisement is on the increase today due to the fact that sex is being used as a tool to sell almost anything.  The constant bombardment of the advertising medium with sensual females and males support a growing trend of stereotypes that views women as sex tools to be toyed with. On the other hand, the child consumer is exposed to images that stir precocious erotisation.  

Mar 1, 2019

90 Young Lawyers enter 2nd Edition of Babalola’s Law Dictionary Quiz Competition.

At the close of entry into the 2nd edition of the Babalola’s Law Dictionary Quiz Competition, a total of 90 young lawyers across the federation have signified their interest to compete for various prizes in the competition which holds in Lagos on the 7th day of June 2019.

Feb 25, 2019

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1st Interim Report Of The Nigerian Bar Association Election Workinggroup (2019 Nba-Ewg) On The 2019 Presidential And National Assembly Electionswhich Held On Saturday, 23rd February, 2019


The Presidential and National Assembly Elections were conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (“INEC”) on Saturday, 23rdFebruary, 2019 in all the thirty-six States of the Federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Elections were initially slated for February 16, 2019 but were postponed at the instance of INEC by one week. The Gubernatorial and Houses of Assembly elections are now scheduled to hold on Saturday, 9th March, 2019.

Feb 17, 2019


There are insinuations in some quarters that the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is in support of the embattled CJN, Hon Justice WSN Onnoghen in his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on charges related to non-declaration or late declaration of his assets as required by the Code of Conduct for Public Officers contained in the 5th Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFRN), 1999 (as amended). Those who hold this view are quick to suggest that NBA’s support is a deliberate attempt at derailing the “war against corruption” in Nigeria.