THE LAUNCHING OF THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA ELECTRONIC MAILING SYSTEM ON 2ND FEBRUARY, 2018 AT THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA COMPLEX ABUJA
My Lord, the launching of the e-mail communication system is a bold initiative and a clear testimony that we moving in the right direction. The e-mail system will undoubtedly ease communication between the court and the bar, will reduce paperwork, speed up the court process and thereby improve the administration of justice.
The Section on Legal Practice of the Nigerian Bar Association (SLP NBA) wishes to inform all Legal Practitioners that the 2018 Annual Conference is scheduled to hold from Thursday 12th to Friday 13th of April, 2018 themed “Re-thinking and Re-tooling legal practice for the challenges of our time” at Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Since the introduction of the ACJA 2015, only selected States of the Federation have successfully domesticated the Act; thus making it imperative for increased sensitization to promote the domestication and harmonized implementation of the ACJA 2015 across Nigeria,...
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE CURRENT HERDSMEN / FARMERS CLASHES IN BENUE STATE AND ENVIRONS BY THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) notes with greatest displeasure and serious concerns recent unwarranted killings and carnage in various states of the Federation most especially in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa States as result of Herdsmen and Farmers Clashes.
The year 2017 was a very eventful year for the NBA. It recorded land mark developments and orchestrated setbacks. In the outgone year, the NBA in the course of delivering it's agenda of “ A Brave New Bar” encapsulated in the "3R’s and P" delivered on the following promises
This festive season heralds peace as well as a time for merriment, sober reflection and introspection. I implore each and every one of us to embrace the ideals of peace and unity as exemplified by the life of Jesus Christ. Let us resolve to honor this spirit of Christmas and strive to keep it throughout the coming year - 2018
The Nigerian Bar Association wishes to bring to the attention of all Lawyers that registered for the 57th Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Conference (AGC) 2017 held in Lagos and who were unable to collect their tablets and have already sent their claims to the National Secretariat; that their tablets will be ready for pick up from 27th December, 2017 between 10:00am- 2:00pm daily.
NBA/GANI FAWEHINMI AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE 2017ADDRESS PRESENTED TO HON. JUSTICE IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI, GCON
On the 17th day of November, 2009, as the Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria, he enacted new Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure)Rules 2009 pursuant to powers conferred upon him by Section 46 (3)...
NBA - BRITISH NIGERIA LAW FORUM (BNLF) LEGAL SERVICES MISSION TO THE UNITED KINGDOM: - RAISING THE STANDARD OF LEGAL PRACTICE IN NIGERIA
In furtherance of crystallizing the vision for #ABraveNewBar, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), A. B Mahmoud, OON, SAN, has continued to make giant strides in ensuring tangible delivery on the thematic areas of the NBA Strategic Plan.
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) hereby formally announce to, and invite, the general public to nominate deserving person or persons (Judges, Legal Practitioners, Scholars, Researchers, Journalists, Human Rights Workers and/or Registered Associations) for the resuscitated Gani Fawehinmi Signature Prize for the promotion of Human Rights and Social Justice in Nigeria.
Speech by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, OON, SAN, FCIArb (UK) at the Administration of Criminal Justice Conference
The purpose of this Act is to ensure that the system of administration of criminal justice in Nigeria promotes efficient management of criminal justice institutions, speedy dispensation of justice, protection of the society from crime and protection of the rights and interests of the suspect, thedefendant and the victim
‘It is, I apprehend, in accordance with the general rule of construction that you are not only to look at the words, but you are to look at the context, the collocation and the object of such words relating to such matter and interpret the meaning according to what would appear to be the meaning intended to be conveyed by the case of the words under the circumstances.’
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PROJECT WEBSITE E-MEDIA PLATFORM FOR THE PROMOTING THE DOMESTICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEGISLATION ACROSS NIGERIA PROJECT
All proposals and supporting documentation must be received on or before Wednesday September 29, 2017 by 5.00pm. Any proposals submitted after this date and time shall not be acknowledged or received by the Nigerian Bar Association. Only shortlisted organisations shall be contacted for further correspondence.
My Lord, it is with a heart full of gratitude that I thank you for this privilege to address this valedictory session. It has become customary to invite the President of the Bar to deliver an address at an occasion of this nature. I do not take this invitation to speak lightly as it affords us the opportunity not only to give honour to whom honour is due, but also to share our thoughts on the legal profession and the judiciary in Nigeria.
THE OPENING OF THE 2017/2018 LEGAL YEAR AND THE INVESTITURE OF THE NEW SENIOR ADVOCATES OF NIGERIA, AT THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA, ABUJA ON 18TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2017
The legal year 2016/2017 was in sense, to borrow the famous latin phrase, our own Annus Horribillis, a year on which we shall certainly look back with ‘undiluted displeasure’! We began early in September with scathing and uncharitable description of Senior Lawyers as ‘Vultures’, followed later in October by the now infamous raid and detention of justices of Superior Courts with all the ensuing controversies...
COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED BY THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION AT THE CLOSE OF HER 57th ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE, PRE-CONFERENCE NEC & ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD FROM 18 TO 24 AUGUST 2017 AT THE LANDMARK EVENTS CENTRE, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS, LAGOS STATE OF NIGERIA
On the global arena, especially in recent years, data emanating from studies conducted by world bodies have continued to demonstrate the intricate connection between the existence of strong governance institutions on the one hand and the engendering of sustainable socio-economic development on the other.
WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE NBA, AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE 2017
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the 57th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association holding here in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. The NBA Annual Conference is the flagship event in our annual calendar. It is now Nigeria’s primary conference event. This year nearly 12,000 persons have registered to participate.
The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), A. B. Mahmoud OON, SAN, today, rang the closing bell at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The President Joined the Chief Executive Officer of the NSE, Mr. Oscar Onyeama, and a host of others to rang the NSE closing bell for the day.
In line with the plan of having a Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Conference (AGC) like no other, the list of duly registered delegates for the #NBA2017AGC has been published on the conference website. All NBA members who have registered for the conference are hereby
In line with the ongoing distribution and collection of the NBA-AGC 2017 tablets across the nation, we wish to inform all confreres from the South West region that their tablets have been distributed to all pick up locations on Monday 14th August 2017. Though some regions in Ondo State have starte
In line with the Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus accommodation Package for delegates at the #NBA2017AGC, we will like to bring it to your notice that the check in time into the law school accommodation starts from 02:00 pm on Sunday 20th August 2017.
Further to the NBA partnership with Arik Air to offer discounted airfares for delegates attending the NBA-AGC 2017, please note that this promotion covers only 11 destinations across the Arik Air network.
NBA PARTNERS WITH THE NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL, LAGOS CAMPUS, TO OFFER DISCOUNTED ROOMS FOR THE #AGC2017AGC
In line with plans for having an unprecedented, qualitative and most affordable Annual General Conference (AGC), the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) under the leadership of Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, OON, SAN has entered into a partnership with the Nigerian Law School, Lagos campus
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) mourns the passing away of a foremost Professor of Political Science, Abdul Rauf Mustapha, Ph.D, who died on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. He was a pioneer lecturer in the Department of Political Science Bayero University, Kano and a bosom friend of Mr. Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, OON, SAN, President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
In line with the plans of having an unprecedented NBA Annual General Conference (AGC), the NBA under the leadership of Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, OON, SAN has entered into a partnership with Arik Air to offer discounted airfares for delegates attending the NBA-AGC 2017.
NBA PARTNERS WITH UNECA TO SUPPORT CAPACITY BUILDING FOR YOUNG LAWYERS IN THE NORTH-EAST AND MEMBERS OF ALDIN
In furtherance to the “Public Interest” programme encapsulated in the “3Rs-P” Agenda of the vision for #ABraveNewBar and in fulfillment of the mandate to ensure a world class conference and participation by Young Lawyers, the Technical Committee on Conference Planning (TCCP) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has announced the partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission
Below is a schedule of distribution of the NBA-AGC 2017Tablets to the Northern Region of Nigeria:
NOTICE TO LAWYERS TO PRE-REGISTER FOR FREE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH SCREENING SERVICE AT THE 2017 NBA ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE
In line with our earlier publication, Tristate Cardiovascular Associate Limited will conduct free daily comprehensive health screening service, health counseling, and other discounted fee-for service test, for conference participants during the period of the conference. Below is a detailed analysis of the services that will be provided.
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is in partnership with Lawbreed Limited, a leading law publications firm and p ublishers of “The Judgments of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (S.C. Report)” towards enhancing benefits for its members attending the 2017 Annual General Conference holding at the Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria from August 18 – 24, 2017.
The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), A. B. Mahmoud OON, SAN, has approved full sponsorship for one hundred young lawyers for the 2017 NBA Annual General Conference.
Further to the notice issued by TCCP this morning, all delegates in default of registration requirements by either underpaying or not loading true likeness of themselves, are advised that NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, 1 AUGUST, 2017, in order to avoid cancellation of registration:
It has come to our notice that a large number of colleagues that registered for this years Annual General Conference have uploaded inappropriate photographs to their registration profiles. Uploaded photographs should be photographs that show the delegate only. The uploaded photographs should not be blank or be photographs of animals, animate or inanimate...
We are less than four weeks to the highly anticipated Bar Conference which represents the continuity of a brave new Bar. The conference which is organized in line with the vision of the current bar leadership is aimed at providing a face changing world class forum in Africa that will leave a legacy for our continent and society at large.
"These challenges bother on unruly behaviours which are contrary to the entrenched traditions of the profession. He said. "These issues include discipline, respect for elders in the profession, seniority and decorum. I like to say that many of us are deeply concerned and have been despondent at the turn of events.
We experienced some initial glitches with the registration process. Most of these were promptly addressed and resolved. The biggest challenge we have had has been the limitation on the numbers of participants, as determined by the limited capacity at the Conference facilities, and our desire to have a meaningful Conference taking into...
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has given a major boost to the offering of pro-bono legal services in Nigeria with the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (LACON).
STATEMENT BY THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION ON THE NEW PRACTICE DIRECTION- LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN THE SUPREME COURT
The Nigerian Bar Association wishes to bring to the notice of all Legal Practitioners that the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Walter S.N Onnoghen, GCON issued the Practice Direction cited as Supreme Court Legal Representation Practice Direction 2017, dated 30th May, 2017.
As a lawyer she was a committed member of the NBA and was in practice for many years until her death. As a mother and wife, she was married until death to a Past President of the NBA, Joseph B. Daudu SAN. The marriage was blessed with six (6) wonderful children two of whom are lawyers. Her first son, Mr. Paul Daudu was the Chairman of NBA Young Lawyers Forum (2012-2014)
NBA PRESIDENT APPOINTS CHUKWU ANI AND NOAH AJARE AS CARETAKER CHAIRMAN AND SECRETARY OF ABUJA BRANCH
The attention of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association has been drawn to a notice of meeting of Abuja Branch of the NBA which is scheduled to hold on Friday the 7th day of July 2017 at National Universities Commission Auditorium, Abuja being organized by one Ezenwa Anumnu.
Admittedly, the content of these messages do not represent the views of most Nigerians, who remain peace-loving. The NBA is concerned, nevertheless, that these acts of hate speech threatening secession, war and violent breakup of the country have been allowed to persist to the point...
ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA), A. B MAHMOUD, OON, SAN, FCIARB (UK), SFNLI AT THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (NEC) MEETING
Here in Kogi State, we have noticed significant successes by your administration. I will on behalf of the Nigerian Bar Association therefore like to commend you on these achievements.
On a day such this, it is pertinent for our Association to make public statements on national issues especially on major areas of concern. It is in keeping with this tradition that this Press Conference was called. I begin with a review of the State of the Nation.
The theme of “justice for all” especially providing pro bono services ran through several presentations made at the NBA meeting with Development Partners. These include amongst others, presentations by Chief Albert Akpomudje, SAN Chairman of the NBA Niger-Delta Task Force who recalled that significant portions of the Terms of Reference
Please be informed that the Nigerian Bar Association has received a formal request from the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Honourable Justice I.N Auta, OFR, FCIArb, FDRI for the nomination of suitably qualified candidates for consideration for appointment as Judges of the Federal High Court.
On this 57th edition of the Nigerian Bar Association’s Annual Conference, we can be proud of the achievements we have made over the decades, as we look forward to our continued efforts in taking the Nigerian Bar to unprecedented heights
STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION 2017 TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE PLANNING
The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, OON, SAN, has constituted the 2017 NBA Technical Committee on Conference Planning (TCCP) under the chairmanship of Professor Konyinsola Ajayi, SAN.
STATEMENT BY THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION ON THE JUDGMENT IN SUIT NO. FHC/ABJ/55/2016 :OLASUPO OJO V. INCORPORATED TRUSTEES OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION
The NBA is making efforts to obtain the full judgment. However, the NBA is aware that challenges to its 2015 Constitutions on similar grounds have been dismissed by the Federal High Court and other Courts of Coordinate Jurisdictions across the country.
PRESS STATEMENT: ON THE SHORTLISTED NOMINEES BY THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA) FOR APPOINTMENT AS JUSTICES TO THE COURT OF APPEAL, NIGERIA AND THE INDICTMENT OF “MRS. CHRIS-GARUBA RITA IFEYINWA ENEWA”
The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) received a letter dated 1st February, 2017 from the President of the Court of Appeal, the Honourable Justice Z. A. Bulkachuwa, CFR; inviting nominations of "suitably qualified candidates to be considered for appointment” as Justices to the Court of Appeal.