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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.

How Courts Disrespect Litigants and Lawyers



I left my house 5.30am this morning and arrived High Court premises at Igbosere at about 7.30am. It is is my regular practice to arrive court at least an hour before 9am. I have asked my client to arrive court before 8.30am which he, like me, had to wade through this terrible Lagos traffic to make it to court at the appointed time.

Nov 20, 2019

Case Review: SEC V. Big Treat Plc & Ors (2019) LPELR-46520 (CA) | Ayodeji Ayolola


CASE REVIEW OF SEC V. BIG TREAT PLC & ORS (2019) LPELR-46520 (CA) ON THE POWER OF THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION TO INTERVENE IN THE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF FAILING CAPITAL MARKET OPERATORS 

Case Review: Raji v. Truck Sabinos (NIG) Ltd (2018) LPELR-45011 (CA) | Ayodeji Ayolola


Case Review of Raji v. Truck Sabinos (NIG) Ltd (2018) LPELR-45011(ca) on the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court over the removal of Company Secretaries; a shift in Corporate Law Practice? 

Nov 13, 2019

Paul Usoro SAN pays fine for convicted Defendant in court




Earlier today, while the NBA President, Paul Usoro SAN was appearing in court, his attention was drawn by the court to a criminal matter, after proceedings the NBA President paid the fine for the convict. See details below as tweeted by @munamike 

Nov 5, 2019

Implementing The Child Rights Act In Nigeria: Alternative Strategies | Fifehan Ogunde


On 30th November 2019, it will be 30 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. Nigeria became a party to the CRC in 1991, just two years after. In order to incorporate the provisions of the CRC into Nigerian law, a Child Rights Bill was proposed in 1993 but was opposed by conservative religious groups and traditional rulers on grounds of incompatibility with religion and culture.

Nov 3, 2019

Protecting Electricity Consumers In Nigeria | Jafar Atiku Muhammad


If Nigerians can access safe, reliable and affordable power supply, livelihood would be meaningful, households would be lively, firms would operate competitively and businesses would flourish. This means more jobs for Nigerians and less forex outflows for the importation of foreign products. With a growing economy, a promising population and a GDP of 510 billion USD, Nigeria is acclaimed the largest economy in Africa and its highest FDI attractor.

Nov 2, 2019

Reviewing Nigeria's Constitutional Arrangement: A Few Considerations (2) | Fifehan Ogunde




LEGISLATIVE HOUSE MEMBERSHIP

Further to the constitution, the Senate house consists of 3 representatives from each state. The House of Representatives is comprised of 360 legislators. The basis for this number is not easily ascertained and one would suggest that there is no need for more than one representative from each state.

Kidnap of Honourable Justice Chioma Iheme - Nwosu, Ph.D, Justice of the Court of Appeal and Murder of His Lordship's Orderly



1. The utterly reprehensible kidnap of Honorable Justice Chioma Iheme-Nwosu, PhD, Justice of the Court of Appeal, and the gruesome murder of His Lordship’s orderly should not only unnerve and agitate all of us but must also jolt our collective conscience. Iheme-Nwosu JCA’s car was intercepted and disabled, Rambo-style, by dare-devil criminals who executed her orderly with the proficiency of marksmen right in the heart of Benin City and then abducted His Lordship, all in broad daylight at about 11.30am. As we write, His Lordship’s whereabout and safety remain unknown and of grave concern to all well-meaning persons.

NBA WOMEN'S FORUM HOLDS INAUGURAL MEETING IN ABUJA.


The NBA Women's Forum held its inaugural General Council meeting today, Wednesday the 30th October 2019, at the NBA National Secretariat Abuja. It will be recalled that the Executive Council of the Women Forum was recently inaugurated by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro SAN on the 17th day of September 2019.

About Outsourcing and Offshoring your Legal Services ! Kelechi Achinonu


A bit of curiosity got me thinking and trying to understand the difference between Legal Process Outsourcing and Legal Service Offshoring. I did a bit of research and then thought to share my now better grasp of both concepts.

Nov 1, 2019

NIGERIA—THE LARGEST ECONOMY IN AFRICA: WHERE DO THE LAWYERS FIT IN? | OLUMIDE AKPATA



Introduction
I must thank you for inviting me to this very important community within the NBA, to share my thoughts on a very important and timely issue. In an organization as big as the NBA, it is often easy for members to feel disconnected from the organization. The core value to be derived from meetings like this was captured by the celebrated Chinua Achebe when he said: