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BREAKING: Lawyers Protest Bad Roads In Ogun

As a result of the deplorable condition of roads in the state, several lawyers under the aegis of Nigeria Bar Association, Ota Branch in Ogun state on Thursday embarked on a protest in the state. The branch chairman, Isaac Ogbeh, who led the protest, said all roads in the state were impassable. He noted that, as a result, causing hardship for them and residents of the state. He said, “There is no good road in Ogun State. All the roads have failed. The lawyers and judges don’t get to courts on time due to the…

NBA Commends Supreme Court Over Zamfara Judgment

The Zamfara Chapter of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has commended the Supreme Court over the judgment against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a five-man Supreme Court panel sitting in Abuja, on May 24 nullified the APC last primaries and all the seats won in the general elections. The Supreme Court also directed the political parties and candidates with highest numbers of votes to be declared as the winners in all the offices contested. The NBA…

Onnoghen: Judge Resists NBA’s Attempt To Disrupt Proceedings

Sherifat Solebo, a judge of the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja, on Wednesday objected to an attempt to disrupt proceedings in her courtroom by a task force of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Dele Oloke, NBA Chairman, Ikeja Branch, had at 10:17 a.m., led the task force to stop proceedings in Mrs Solebo’s courtroom in an attempt to enforce the court boycott directive by the NBA. “I will not entertain any interruption. We know the rules of court;…

Onnoghen: Presidency Reacts To Nigerian Lawyers’ Boycott Of Courts

The Presidency has reacted to the decision by lawyers in Nigeria to boycott all courts in the country for 48 hours over President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) had issued a boycott order on Monday, asking lawyers to stay away from all courts across the country as a way of protesting Onnoghen’s suspension. Recall that President Buhari had suspended the substantive CJN over allegations bordering on corruption. The President…

PDP Suspends Presidential Campaign To Protest Onnoghen’s Suspension

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it has suspended its campaign for 72 hours to protest the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. Less than twenty four hours ago, President Muhammadu Buhari controversially suspended Mr Onnoghen from office. Many Nigerians including the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and Senate President Bukola Saraki have described the president’s action as illegal. In a statement, the national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, said the party is suspending its campaign…

Lawyers To Undergo Compulsory Codeine Test In Kano

The Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, in Kano State, has announced that those intending to join the association would henceforth undergo drug tests. The association, in a statement by the state chairman, Mohammed Inuwa Musa, on Saturday, said the drug test is to ascertain their mental well-being. He made the statement while speaking at a programme tagged: “Kano state NBA Walk Against Drug Abuse”, as part of activities marking the 2018 NBA Kano Law Week. The lawyers walked from their office located at Farm Centre, to the…

‘Don’t Condemn Buhari For Withholding Electoral Act Bill’

A Yoruba socio-cultural group, Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide, says President Muhammadu Buhari should not be condemned for withholding his assent on the amended Electoral Act passed by the National Assembly. Mr Oladotun Hassan, the President of the group, made the assertion in a statement on Friday in Lagos. Hassan said: “The three arms of government are independently separated, but expected to act as watch in the balancing and dispensation of their statutory roles and duties. “Hence, it will be most absurd to…

Ambode Bows To Pressure, Reduces Lagos Land Use Charge

The Lagos State government has reduced its Land Use Charge. The decision was made during the state executive council meeting, held on Thursday at the Lagos State House, Channels TV reports. The government said the commercial fee charge is reduced by 50 percent, while owner occupier third-party fee is reduced by 25 percent and the owner-occupier fee charge is reduced by 15 percent. The Lagos government had come under intense criticism, after it increased its Land Use Charge. Hundreds of Lagosians led by the Ikeja…

Late Ranti Daudu, Domestic Abuse And Crocodile Tears Of The Nigeria Bar Association

The Nigerian Bar Association has paid a befitting glowing tribute to Mrs. Ranti Abosede Daudu who has just passed on. I read the tribute over and over again. Painfully, the NBA did not disclose that she went through hell in her marriage. Was the body of lawyers she loved so much not aware of her travails under one of its national leaders, Mr. J. B. Daudu SAN? Why is the NBA commiserating with the father of her bereaved husband? Is her death a loss to Mr. Daudu who humiliated, despised and abandoned her? We are told not to…