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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



Preamble

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

THE ONNOGHEN ASSET DECLARATION DISPUTE: A DISPASSIONATE LOOK AT NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION, ITS TRADUCERS AND THE VERDICT OF HISTORY


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. 

Feb 15, 2019

Become A Legal Expert in Fintech; Take The Career Training For Lawyers


Fintech brings together an integrated multipractice to support clients with transactions, disputes and regulatory matters that involve the use of new technologies to deliver financial services in new ways. 

Feb 14, 2019

Termination Of Football Contracts: What Is “Just Cause”? (2) |


INTRODUCTION

As a sequel to the first part of this article which examined “just cause” for unilateral termination as regards clubs, this second part of the article aims to discuss “just cause” for unilateral termination of contracts by footballers. It should be noted that what would amount to just cause for football clubs are different from that of players.

Termination Of Football Contracts: What Is ‘Just Cause’? (1) | Sportlicitors

Introduction

The principle of FIFA as contained in Article 13 of the RSTP is that, generally, a football contract cannot be unilaterally terminated by any of the parties. Thus, It can only become terminated when (i) the contract expires, or (ii) when both parties mutually agree to.

A Short History of the Cruel and Terrible Second Regime of Muhammadu Buhari | by Ayo Sogunro





The beginning of an autocracy
When Muhammadu Buhari won the 2015 presidential elections, the country was deeply divided between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). As I remarked then, the results of the elections showed that Buhari was not the will of all Nigerians. Give or take a couple of million votes and PDP could have won. In his admirable inaugural speech, Buhari seemed to be aware of this division, making his now famous assertion: “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody”. He also reached out to the country’s south-south promising to “invest heavily” in amnesty projects and extending his “hand of fellowship” to them.

Feb 6, 2019

Call For Articles For Publication In The Journal Of The Section Of legal Practice



The Section on Legal Practice Law Journal (SLPJ) is a high impact peer review publication of the Section on Legal Practice of the Nigerian Bar Association. The Editorial Committee calls for well researched articles interrogating topical and contemporary legal issues or recent developments in the law.

Contributions must be original, written in the active voice only and should not have been submitted elsewhere for publication or presentation. The title of every article should be concise and clear describing what the paper is about. The authors have the responsibility to ensure that the material submitted does not infringe copyright, plagiarise other work, is not obscene, defamatory or otherwise litigious or unlawful.

The NBA, Judiciary, Rule Of Law And 20 SANs



The Nigerian Judiciary and by extension the Nigerian Bar Association has always been revered and regarded with the utmost respect. Looking back at the time when Jurists such as Justice Kayode Eso and legal titans such as Timi – The – Law practiced in this jurisdiction, one can say those were the good old days.

However, currently things are not so good and the tales of woe within the Bar and Bench can be traced to the political class, who have invaded our honourable chambers with the poisoned wine.  Of the 3 arms of government, the Judiciary is the most reserved as our learned justices cannot so powerfully use the media like their counterparts in the Legislature and the Executive. Moreso, the Judiciary is guided by a code of ethics and the rule of law, one thing we can debate is lacking in our political class who make up the Legislature and leadership in the executive.

Feb 5, 2019

Capital Market, Corporate Structuring & Finance Training For Lawyers


 

Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets. Whether negotiating a merger agreement, acquisition, rendering a fair opinion, issuing securities or taking an IPO public, Lawyers without the basics of corporate finance are at a disadvantage. This training aims to provide corporate lawyers with the essential tools to work with financial experts and corporate clients. 

Feb 4, 2019

More Questions, Less Answers To The Proposed Reform | Ogaga Emoghwanre ESQ



What are the intentions of the learned silks who orchestrated this reform? If it is not self seeking why are they not collaborating with the leadership of the NBA for a better or the said reform?

Reform, Rebellion Or Ruin | Udems



I have read that some 20 senior lawyers want to reform the legal profession. There is nothing wrong with reform. I Iove genuine, selfless and evenhanded reforms. My problem is we must be careful so that we don’t mistake rebellion or self-serving activities or initiatives for reform. 

Feb 2, 2019

Chatham House Common Futures Conversations



@chathamhouse_org in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung is launching the Common Features Conversations (CFC) project, a digital Platform for young people in Africa and Europe to discuss the key political challenges facing youths in both continents. 

How The Buhari Administration defiled the Nigerian Temple of Justice | Orji Agwu Uka



It is now a week to the day since Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) the 15th Nigerian Head of State and the 6th to be democratically elected, announced the purported suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Honourable Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen and contemporaneously swore in the next senior Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed as acting CJN. 

Feb 1, 2019

Our President Has surpassed Himself In The Subversion Of Justice | Prof Ben Nawbueze


Long Title
BY HIS STATEMENT WHILE SUSPENDING THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA FROM OFFICE, OUR PRESIDENT HAS SURPASSED HIMSELF IN THE SUBVERSION OF THE CONSTITUTION
by
Professor Ben Nwabueze

Power Of Court To Convict Based On A Confession



Mr X was arrested for stealing by the police, on arrival at the station he made a voluntary confession and described how he and his friends had committed the crime.