STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION 2017 TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE PLANNING
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
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 NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA) TOWN HALL MEETING CALLS FOR A STURDY REGULATION OF THE BAR AND LEGAL PRACTICE IN NIGRIA
ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA), ABUBAKAR BALARABE MAHMOUD, OON, SAN, FCIARB (UK), SFNLI AT THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (NEC) MEETING
A.B MAHMOUD,SAN, PRESIDENT OF THE NBA AND THE NBA LEGAL PROFESSION REGULATION REVIEW COMMITTEE VISIT TO THE HON. A.G OF THE FEDERATION
BEING A PRESS STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION, ON THE GRUESOME KILLINGS OF NIGERIAN CITIZENS IN SOUTHERN KADUNA OF KADUNA STATE
The NBA strongly condemns these dastardly killings and violations of human rights of citizens living in these communities. There can never be any justification for these carnage.
NBA CONSTITUTES THE LEGAL PROFESSION REGULATION REVIEW COMMITTEE; APPOINTS MR. ANTHONY IDIGBE SAN AS CHAIRMAN
The Nigerian Bar Association has repeatedly expressed concerns in the falling standard of legal education and legal practice . This is a disturbing phenomenon that must be addressed urgently and adequately.
ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION, ABUBAKAR BALARABE MAHMOUD, SAN TO THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF 24TH NOVEMBER, 2016 IN MINNA, NIGER STATE
Nigeria is a country where there is a huge deficit in accountability in leadership. Accountability is the concept that lays down an expectation that in leadership just like in governance, those in public office, who exercise authority on the basis of public trust, must be answerable, blameworthy and liable. I strongly believe that this administration will be accountable to the National Executive Committee, NEC, Annual General Meeting, and all our members because you and many others will be affected by our decisions and actions.
THE VALEDCITORY COURT SESSION IN HONOUR OF HIS LORDSHIP, THE HONOURABLE JUSTICEE MAHMUD MOHAMMED GCON, RETIRING CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA
I have known Justice Mohammed for many years since I began to appear before him at the Court of Appeal in the early nineties. But, I must admit, I have come to appreciate him even more in the course of the last few months when, as President of the Nigerian Bar Association, I have had to interact with him on more regular basis over matters affecting the judiciary and the legal profession. He has proved a very listening person, cautious and pragmatic. I have seen him very distraught by the recent events. Yet he maintained his calm and composure. I think his departure at this time will leave a huge vacuum in the nation’s judiciary.
It is important to note that the twin challenges of insurgency and militancy facing the North East and Niger Delta respectively are a threat to national security. Nigeria has been experiencing a high level of insecurity as a result of the activities of insurgents and militants. Although the 1999 constitution provides that the security, protection of life and property is the primary duty of the government, the Bar and the general public have roles to play in tackling the security problems in Nigeria.
THE VALEDICTORY COURT SESSION OF THE COURT OF APPEAL IN HONOUR OF THE RETIREMENT OF HONOURABLE JUSTICE SOTONYE DENTON WEST JCA
Hon. Justice Denton-West is easily one of the most ebullient personalities of this Court. She is always highly spirited and maintains a warm and caring relationship with people around her. I am delighted therefore, to make these remarks on behalf of the Nigerian Bar Association, but also on a personal note, to express on behalf of my wife Hon. Justice Mahmoud and myself our sincere warm wishes to my Lord as she bows out of the Bench of the Court of Appeal.
STATEMENT BY THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION AT THE END OF THE SECOND MEETING OF THE CRISIS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE NBA ON THE ARREST OF SOME JUSTICES OF SUPERIOR COURTS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SECURITY
Gentlemen of the Press, on 8th October, 2016 I addressed you at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos on the unprecedented events of the arrest of some Judicial Officers, including Justices of the Supreme Court by the Department of State Security. I also informed you of the establishment of Crisis Management Committee of the NBA which comprises all past presidents and past General Secretaries of NBA. The Crisis Management Committee had another meeting today with other Bar Leaders at the NBA house.
THE VALEDICTORY COURT SESSION IN HONOUR OF HIS LORDSHIP THE HONOURABLE SULEIMAN GALADIMA, CFR, RETIRING JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA
Justice Galadima begun his judicial career on High Court Bench of Plateau State when he was appointed as Judge of that Court in May 1991. He served on the bench of that Court until September, 1996 when he was appointed the Chief Judge of Nassarawa State in October, 1996 a position he held until December, 1998. He was elevated to the Court of Appeal Bench on the 9th of December, 1998. Hon. Justice Galadima, joined the Bench of the Supreme Court in September 2010 and has served with distinction and honour since then for a period spanning 6 years.
We received information and briefing this morning, indicating that in the course of last night and up till this morning, up till this afternoon, operatives of Department of State Security services invaded residences of some Judges across the country, including some Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Judges of the Federal High Court in Abuja and other jurisdictions. These also include Rivers State and Gombe State. Since morning we have been trying to establish this fact. The only fact we established so far is that some gunmen, claiming to be from the DSS have invaded residences of various judges, held them hostages and also manhandled some members of their families.
THE 2016/2017 LEGAL YEAR AND CONFERMENT OF THE RANK OF SENIOR ADVOCATES OF NIGERIA AT THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA
Let me begin by congratulating our distinguished colleagues on their elevation to the rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria and admission into the inner Bar. I extend our felicitations to all of you, your families and associates. This is indeed a mark of professional excellence that each and every one of your richly deserves. You have all made indelible marks in your various areas of endeavors as legal professionals.
Over the years the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) which is the leading Association of Professionals in the Country, has been in the forefront of agitating for credible elections in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA), National Executive Committee at its meeting held in Jos, Plateau State on Thursday, 18 February, 2016 resolved that all Branches whose tenure of their officers would expire in 2016 shall conduct election for branch officers in the month of June, 2016. Pursuant to this, the NBA BRANCH ELECTION MONITORING COMMITTEE, was constituted and mandated to monitor, supervise and direct the election of the NBA Branches.
All Members of the NBA
On behalf of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA), I write to appeal to all lawyers for financial support for Ms. Anoruo Nora Nkechinyere who has been diagnosed of Pituitary Lesion (Brain Tumor). Ms. Anoruo is a lawyer who was called to the Bar in 2012.
The attention of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has been drawn to the statement issued by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said to be in response to the inaugural address of the President of the NBA made in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Friday 26th August, 2016.
INAUGURAL SPEECH BY ABUBAKAR BALARABE MAHMOUD, OON SAN, FCIArb, SFNLI ON ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE AS PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION
Let me admit however, that this journey did not just begin. The outcome of this election was only possible because of the role played by our past leaders. President Augustine Alegeh must be singled out here for special commendation.
COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED BY THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION AT THE CLOSE OF HER 56th ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE & GENERAL MEETING
The Annual General Conference of the NBA is a veritable platform for Lawyers, Judges, Academics, and other stakeholders in the legal profession to learn, exchange ideas, retool, reflect upon and proffer solutions to the ceaseless challenges confronting the Legal Profession, Administration of Justice, Rule of Law and Due Process, Constitutionalism and Democracy in Nigeria and beyond.
APPOINTMENT OF STEERING COMMITTEES FOR SLP, SPIDEL AND WOMEN’S FORUM OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), in compliance with the provisions of Article IX (b) of the Uniform Bye-Laws of Sections, Institutes and Fora, has setup Steering Committees to administer the affairs of its Section on Legal Practice [SLP]; Section on Public Interest and ....
NBA 2016 ELECTION RESULT - NBA 2016 NATIONAL ELECTIONS
NOTIFICATION BY THE INTERIM STEERING COMMITTEE FOR SECTION ON PUBLIC INTEREST AND DEVELOPMENT LAW (SPIDEL)
The Nigerian Bar Association Interim Steering Committee on SPIDEL hereby notifies all members who are interested, that there would be elections into the following offices at the Annual General Meeting of SPIDEL/ Breakout Session on Monday 22 August 2016 at Port Harcourt, River State.
PRESS RELEASE: ON THE APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM STEERING COMMITTEE FOR SECTION ON PUBLIC INTEREST AND DEVELOPMENT LAW (SPIDEL)
In exercise of the powers of Article IX (b) of the Uniform Bye- Laws of Sections, Institutes and Fora, of the Nigerian Bar Association , the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Augustine Alegeh SAN, has appointed a three (3) Man Interim Steering Committee for Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL).
The legal practitioners’ Privileges Committee at its 123rd general meeting held on 4th of July, 2016, has conferred the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria to twenty-two members of the legal profession in the
The Electoral Committee had earlier released the list of candidates for the scheduled 2016 elections after a full consideration of the information/ documents submitted by the aspirants and their nominators/seconders. A total of thirty one (31) aspirants signified their intention to contest elections into the various offices. Their names and their desired offices are as follows:-