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Benin NBA Demands Apology From Edo State Govt, Sanction of Erring PUWOV Officials over Assault on Peaceful Protesters

Benin NBA Demands Apology From Edo State Govt, Sanction of Erring PUWOV Officials over Assault on Peaceful Protesters

The Benin Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA has demanded an apology from the Edo State government for what it called a “brazen attack” on some protesters led by Dr. Osagie Obayuwana, human rights activist, and former Attorney General and commissioner for Justice in the state. The NBA also demanded that erring officials of

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Edo Guber Election: NBA Observer Group Says it Represents People’s Wish

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Edo Governorship Election Observers has described yesterday’s governorship election in the state as credible, free and fair, stating that the outcome reflected the wishes of Edo people. Giving its assessment at a press conference in Benin on Sunday, the NBA also rated the poll as peaceful, and 90 percent violence-free

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Mallam El-Rufai: The Flogging of a Dead Horse

For the better part of this and the previous week, Nigeria’s social media space has been agog with arguments for and against the invitation of Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to speak at the 60thAnnual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA). Following the protestations against Mallam El-Rufai’s invitation, the NBA National Executive Committee

NBA Tasks INEC On New Election Date

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to utilize the six weeks period of postponement of the country’s general election to resolve the challenges surrounding the issuance of Permanent Voter’s Cards, PVCs. There are still about 20 million PVCs yet to be collected by voters while some PVCs

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NBA Remembers Gani Fawehinmi

The 11th Chief Gani Fawehinmi Annual Lecture/symposium which also doubles as Fawehinmism and the 2nd Nigeria Bar Association, NBA Ikeja Gani Fawehinmi Integrity Award, holds today at the Oranmiyan Hall, Airport Hotel, Lagos. In a mass array of deep coloured suits, lawyers from all around Nigeria have gathered to celebrate the iconic legal practitioner, Late

Women’s Status, Their Hijab and the Law

By AMINA SALIHU FIDA, the International Federation of Women Lawyers, now 50 years old in Nigeria, recently held gala and reflection sessions under the theme, 50 Years of Investing in Women and Children. One of the sessions, to which I belonged, was on the status of women in Nigeria. The panel examined the progress so

‘Corruption Limits Legal Practice In Nigeria’ – NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, section on legal practice, has warned that corruption is a major factor limiting the expansion of the legal practice in Nigeria. The group stated this at the 8th Annual Conference of the NBA- Section on Legal Practice. The conference with the theme, expanding the frontiers of legal practice, commenced on

NBA Pleads for Release of Former President Wali

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA has pleaded for the release of Okey Wali, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN who is the immediate past President of the association. Wali, the 26th president of NBA, was said to have been abducted in Port Harcourt, Rivers State by unknown persons on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at around 9pm.

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