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POSTPONEMENT OF ELECTIONS

The Nigerian Bar Association is confounded by and disappointed with the postponement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (“INEC”), in the wee hours of this morning, of the elections that were scheduled to hold today...

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FRN V ONNOGHEN – CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL

Ahead of the adjourned proceedings in the above-named matter before the Code of Conduct Tribunal ("CCT”), scheduled for tomorrow, 13 February 2019, the Nigerian Bar Association again urges the Executive arm of the Federal Government of Nigeria (“FGN”)...

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NBA ONLINE PAYMENTS PORTAL

We are pleased to inform you that you can now register and make any and all kinds of payments to the NBA on the new NBA online payments portal. The pilot projects are the Bar Practice and Verification Fees but this would be extended shortly to include other fees.

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NBA NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE MONITORING OF THE 2019 NATIONAL ELECTIONS

I am pleased to announce the constitution of a Committee, at the National NBA Level, made up of the underlisted members, to monitor and report on the 2019 National Elections.

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RULE OF LAW AND THE LEADERSHIP CRISIS IN NIGERIA’S JUDICIARY

On behalf of the NBA National Executive Committee (“NEC”), I write to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to all our members for the overwhelming support that the NBA NEC received from you in regard to the boycott of Courts that was mandated by NEC at its Emergency Meeting...

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COUP AGAINST THE NIGERIAN JUDICIARY AND SUSPENSION OF THE NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION

The news media has been awash this evening with the news of the purported suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honorable Mr. Justice Walter S C Onnoghen, GCON by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and the swearing in of Hon Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

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NBA 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE – TECHNICAL COMMITTEE FOR CONFERENCE PLANNING

Sequel to the mandate given to me by the NBA National Executive Committee (“NEC”) at its meeting held on 06 December 2018, I am pleased to constitute the Technical Committee for Conference Planning (“TCCP” or “Committee”) for our 2019 Annual General Conference

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DISCONTINUE ONNOGHEN CJN’S CCT TRIAL FORTHWITH! FOLLOW DUE PROCESS AND UPHOLD THE RULE OF LAW

Ahead of the scheduled resumption of proceedings at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (“CCT”) tomorrow, 22 January 2019, the Nigerian Bar Association again calls on the Executive Branch of the Federal Government of Nigeria (“FGN”) to discontinue forthwith the prosecution of the Chief Justice of Nigeria

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Assault, Intimidation and Desecration of the Judiciary Must Stop

 Nigerians have witnessed again the targeted assault of the judiciary by agents of the Federal Government of Nigeria (“FGN”) epitomized by today’s media trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honorable Mr. Justice Walter S N Onnoghen, GCON (“CJN”).

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CALCULATION OF POST-CALL YEARS AND PAYMENT OF PRACTICE FEES

There has been a raging storm in the past couple of weeks and up to date amongst lawyers on the calculation of post-call years as it relates to the payment of practice fees. So that the raging arguments would come alive in our minds, we would, illustratively talk... 

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Purported Money Laundering Charges and Related Matters

Yesterday, 18 December 2018, I locked horns with the forces that seek to eclipse us as lawyer sand destabilize and destroy the very foundations of our Association. There may still be a few of us who believe that the charges against me in Charge No. FHC/L/418C/18 are personal to me. 

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PROFESSOR ERNEST OJUKWU, SAN’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION SUIT

Our attention has been drawn to the social media buzz and reports in regard to Professor Ernest Ojukwu, SAN’s Freedom of Information (“FOI”) Suit against the Nigerian Bar Association (“NBA”). Professor Ojukwu indeed sent me by e-mail, last night, 15 December 2018

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NBA 2018-2019 Q1 Financial Statement

In keeping with our commitment to transparency and accountability in the management of the NBA’s finances, we are delighted to publish hereby and with this Statement the NBA 2018/2019 Quarter 1 Financial Statement(“FS”) covering the period August to October 2018.

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COMMUNIQUE FROM NBA NEC MEETING OF 6TH DECEMBER, 2018

 NEC expresses grave concern over the brutality of lawyers by law enforcement and security agents, notably the police and prison officials. These incessant attacks is greatly deplored by NEC and NEC calls on the heads of these institutions, notably, the Inspector General of Police and the Comptroller-General of Prisons to

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STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION, PAUL USORO, SAN ON THE OCCASION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DATE, 09 DECEMBER 2018

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (“UNCAC”). Since its adoption in 2003, the Convention Against Corruption has achieved near-universal status with 186 States including Nigeria signing up to the Convention. 09 December of every year is observed across the globe

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