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Jan 31, 2019

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Jan 30, 2019

NBA Thanks Lawyers For Standing Firm For The Rule Of Law


The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, SAN and the National officers gladly convey their gratitude to members for the huge support and solidarity in observing the two day boycott of courts. The boycott recorded a huge success. 

Jan 29, 2019

2nd Edition Of Babalola's Law Dictionary Quiz Competition Is Here


Like the first edition which held at the Onikan Youth Centre, Lagos on the 1st day of June 2018, the 2nd edition of Babalola’s Law Dictionary Quiz Competition for Young Lawyers promises to be equally keenly contested.

Exclusive: NJC Saves The Day; Gives Justices Onnoghen & Tanko Muhammad 7 Days To Respond To Petition

The National Judicial Council has weighed in on the controversy that has engulfed the Nigerian Judiciary since the unlawful suspension of the Chief Justice Of Nigeria  by President Muhamadu Buhari without due process.

Jan 25, 2019

#NigeriaDecides2019: Political Decisions and Its Economic Effects | B.K. Saka, Esq.

The Independent National Electoral Commission on January 9, 2018 released the official timetable and calendar of exercises for the anticipated general elections which is down to less than a month. As a major aspect of arrangements for the polls, INEC has registered an aggregate of 91 political parties and through its Continuous Voter Registration which was suspended on August 31, 2018, had been able to register 84,004,084 (Eighty-Four Million, Four Thousand, and Eighty-Four) eligible voters.

Crypto-Currency Anarchy – A Comparative Overview | Michael Jonathan Numa

Over the last 7years, crypto-currencies have evolved tremendously and has increasingly established itself as a payment system globally. Today, crypto-currencies are a Multibillion-dollar venture with dual potential as both an investment and an electronic medium of exchange. Increasingly, mainstream retailers are announcing plans to accept bit-coins. Bit-coin ATMs are growing in prominence; the first bit-coin debit cards were launched by an Hong Kong domiciled company called Xapo in the year 2014 and the first Bit-coin derivative transactions have been executed on a US-regulated exchange. Yet, there remain numerous risks and challenges associated with crypto-currencies. In addition to experiencing significant volatility in exchange rate and susceptibility to attacks from illicit users and cybercriminals; the crypto-currency marketplace remains largely unregulated. Governments around the globe are taking widely divergent actions- or taking no action at all- to define and regulate crypto-currencies. This article is an attempt to provide some context for the crypto currency landscape, including regulatory and law enforcement developments.

Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance 2018: necessity or superfluity? | Teingo Inko - Tariah


Plans to harmonize the corporate governance legal framework in Nigeria began in January, 2013 when a Steering Committee on National Code of Corporate Governance was commissioned to harmonize and unify all existing sectoral codes in Nigeria. Consequently, in 2016, the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) published a draft 3-part National Code of Corporate Governance for the private, public and the non-profit sectors in line with sections 11(c), 50 & 51 of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria Act, 2011. The code for private sector was mandatory but did not specify any commencement or effective date. The non-profit sector code was stated to commence on October 17, 2016 on a “comply or justify non-compliance” basis while that of the public sector was to take effect upon the receipt of an executive directive from the Federal Government without a specified approach in terms of operation and application. Related blog posts on the 2015 code can be found here and here.

Jan 22, 2019

NBA Institutes Technical Committee For Planning The 2019 Annual Conference

NBA 2019 Annual General Conference –
Technical Committee For Conference Planning

1. Sequel to the mandate given to me by the NBA National Executive Committee 
(“NEC”) at its meeting held on 06 December 2018, I am pleased to constitute the Technical Committee for Conference Planning (“TCCP” or “Committee”) for our 2019 

Jan 17, 2019

IP ABC: Question Of The Week

We are Artify, an artificial intelligence (AI) contents-generation company for news sites around the world. With our proprietary AI robot, RoboAuthor, we are able to create contents completely independent of any human input. RoboAuthor helps us generate premium contents for over 150 news sites that need complementary contents other than everyday news. They are paying clients. Last week, our copyright-monitoring team discovered that a global news network has infringed on copyright in a number of our articles. The global news network operates news houses physically established in Australia, Europe Union (EU), New Zealand, United States (US), UK, and Nigeria. 

Duties Of Company Directors

Many CEOs always wonder why they must have Directors when registering their companies, it's their business right!! .

Legalnaija Property Law Tip

Have you ever heard the allegations that members of a certain community/tribe or ethnicity usually refuse to sell land to persons who are not one of them? 

Jan 16, 2019

Consent Of The Attorney General Pursuant To S.84(1) of the Sheriffs & Civil Processes Act - Did CBN v. Interstella Decision Nullify The Pre-Condition?

Enforcement of Monetary Judgment vide Garnishee Proceedings against State entities especially monies considered to be in custody of a Public Officer has been a mirage leaving Judgment Creditors in helpless situation after the rigours of obtaining judgment usually through a feisty contested and protracted litigation.

Jan 15, 2019

Paul Usoro SAN speaks on Powers & Jurisdiction Of The CCT

In this TV interview with Arise News, Paul Usoro SAN, the NBA President speaks on the Powers and Jurisdiction of the CCT.

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Jan 14, 2019

Court Order Directing The CCT To Stay Proceedings In The Matter Against Tne CJN

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Monday, 14th January,2019,  restrained the Code of Conduct Tribunal from proceeding with the trial of Nigeria’s Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen for alleged false asset declaration.

Jan 12, 2019

NBA Reacts To Araignment Of Justice Onnoghen

Assault, Intimidation and Desecration
of the Judiciary Must Stop

1. Nigerians have witnessed again the targeted assault of the judiciary by agents of the Federal Government of Nigeria (“FGN”) epitomized by today’s media trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honorable Mr. Justice Walter S N Onnoghen, GCON (“CJN”). According to media reports which have now been validated by the Statement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (“CCT”) that was released today an application was “filed by the Code of Conduct Bureau to the CCT Chairman yesterday for the trial to commence against the Chief Justice of Nigeria on six count charges” and that the CCT “will commence the trial on Monday, 14th January 2019”. The Nigerian Bar Association unequivocally condemns this assault, intimidation and desecration of 
the Judiciary by FGN agencies and demands that it be stopped immediately.

Do Civil Courts Really Lack Jurisdiction Over All Football Disputes? | Tosin Akinyemi Esq.

One of the main goals of FIFA (especially as regards club football) is the maintenance of contractual stability amongst its members. To this end, it has statutes and regulations guiding relationships, as well as dispute resolution and disciplinary bodies, which help settle disputes and punish erring members respectively.

Jan 8, 2019

How To Choose Between Arbitration And Litigation

It has become common practice to include arbitration clauses in commercial agreements as a form of dispute resolution but is arbitration best suited for you? There are a number of factors to consider when choosing whether to litigate or arbitrate. 

10 Tips For Your Trademark

Learn and Share to all brand owners .

1. A Trademark is a symbol or sign that differentiates the goods and services of one business from another.

Jan 7, 2019

Managerial Check on the Nigerian Banks: The duties of the Central Bank of Nigeria | Saka, Basit Kolapo, Esq

The success or failure of an economy depends a lot on policy formation and implementation, with the Nigerian economy not doing well, it is important that this year we look deeper and more critically at certain issues that arose last year how we can deal with them this year, economics doesn’t necessarily run by years, but by happenings and events. Chief amongst these issues is the realities of the Nigerian banks, their health, which balls down to how they are being managed. While I can go on with the inadequacy of the will power of the political class, I have chosen not to do that, this is because there is a need to charge the directors of corporate bodies, with the duty to manage the organisation and the monies of investors well.  

Jan 4, 2019

Do You Have A Lawyer On Speed Dial

Ask a Nigerian if they have a lawyer and they respond "do you wish me evil?, why should i have a lawyer if i am not in trouble". .

Carol Ajie's Purported Letter to President Mohammadu Buhari, et al Against Paul Usoro SAN; A Foul Mouthed Piece

A purported letter credited to Miss Carol Ajie and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, et al, has been making the rounds on social media in the past few days. The said letter is asking their excellencies to derecognise Mr Paul Usoro SAN as the NBA president.

Jan 3, 2019

Rejoinder To The Notice Of De-Recognition By Dame Carol | Olajide Abiodun


Jan 1, 2019

NBA President's New Year Message


1. It gives me great pleasure to welcome all of you, my dear colleagues, to Year 2019 and to wish you a most successful and prosperous Year ahead. It is my prayer and hope that 2019 will be kinder to us than 2018. We, nonetheless, have cause to thank the Almighty for the successes that we recorded, individually and as a body, in 2018 and for keeping us alive and walking us through the perils and tribulations of 2018 into the New Year.