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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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ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (“NBA”) DELIVERED AT THE NBA NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (“NEC”) MEETINGHOLDEN AT THE NBA SECRETARIAT IN ABUJA ON 06 DECEMBER 2018

It is three months now since we were inaugurated and sworn in as your National Officers on 31 August 2018 and this is our first NEC meeting. This is also the NEC meeting for Quarter 2 of the NBA 2018/2019 Financial Year which, in practice, is calculated from August of each year to the July of the succeeding year.

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PERVASIVE INSECURITY IN THE LAND

As we write, no arrest has been made in regard to the kidnaps and murders of AdeolaRemmy (Jnr)andAdeshina.Adeola and Remmy (Jnr) were young fathers whose children have now been made fatherless and their young wives turned into widows.

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TRIBUTE BY PAUL USORO, SAN FCIArb, PRESIDENT, NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION AT THE SPECIAL COURT SESSION IN HONOUR OF LATE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE FRANCIS IKECHI OGBUAGU CON AT THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA ON 28, NOVEMBER, 2018.

Our hearts and sincere prayers go out to His Lordship’s immediate, extended family and the entire legal community. We are aware of the grief that comes with losing a loved one irrespective of their age.

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KIDNAP OF ADEOLA ADEBAYO, NBA IKOLE-EKITI BRANCH SECRETARY

Our Ikole-Ekiti Branch Secretary, Adeola Adebayo, was kidnapped on Saturday, 17 November 2018 at Erio, a small town in Ekiti State and today, he spends his eighth day in captivity even though a ransom amount was paid to his captorsfor his release last Thursday, 22 November 2018.

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PRESS RELEASE: NBA PRESIDENT WISHES MUSLIM FAITHFULS EID -EL - MAULUD

On behalf of members and National Officers of the Nigerian Bar Association, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, SAN wishes all Muslim colleagues and Nigerians a fine commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

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NBA FINANCIAL STATEMENT AS AT 31 AUGUST 2018 AND FINANCE DIAGNOSTIC REPORT

I am pleased to inform you that PwC has submitted the twin work products i.e. the Financial Statement as at 31 August 2018 and the Finance Diagnostic Report both of which are being circulated, with this my Statement, to our Members; these documents have also been posted and published on the NBA website.

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PROLIFERATION OF ARMS – INSECURITY OF LIVES AND PROPERTY

This very unfortunate and depressing incident which, sadly, is not isolated, highlights two critical issues, both related to security of lives and property in our land. First, how come criminals find it so easy to acquire firearms and ammunition in our country?

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PASSAGE OF AN ICON – HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI, GCON RETIRED CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA

The life and times of Kutigi CJN cannot be compartmentalized into the strait-jacket of justice administration or even the legal profession; His Lordship’s national assignments and impact on the Nigerian nation extended beyond the profession of law.

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TRIBUTE BY PAUL USORO, SAN FCIArb, PRESIDENT, NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION AT THE SPECIAL COURT SESSION IN HONOUR OF LATE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE DENNIS O EDOZIE AT THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA ON 03 OCTOBER 2018

From the wordings of the section, it is plain that for a person to be disqualified to contest a particular election into the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it must be shown (1) That the person was elected to the office

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INDEPENDENCE DAY STATEMENT BY PAUL USORO, SAN FCIArb PRESIDENT, NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION – 1st OCTOBER, 2018

The Nigerian Bar Association (“NBA”) felicitates with President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, the Federal Government of Nigeria, the States and Local Governments of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and indeed every Nigerian on Nigeria’s attainment of 58 years of independence and sovereignty.

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REPORT OF THE NBA AD-HOC ELECTION WORKING GROUP ON THE RERUN GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION IN OSUN STATE HELD ON THURSDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER 2018

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted the Osun Governorship Election on the 22nd day of September, 2018. The election was declared inconclusive by INEC and a supplementary election was held on the 27th day of September, 2018

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