Tag: Lawyers

Lagos: Two lawyers arraigned for allegedly fighting in court premises

An Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday, adjourned until November 26, for mention in the case of two female lawyers, Adaobi Emeka and Nkiru Nwanyawu, charged with affray. The Magistrate, Mr Ademola Adesanya, adjourned the case after the defendants had given a report of their visit to the Directorate[Read More…]

NBA Elections: Awomolo’s Letter Divisive – Nigerian Lawyers

 Nigerian Lawyers on social media have called out a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) for saying that junior lawyers are planning a revolution to take the office of the president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) from senior lawyers. In a letter written to T.O Okpoko, a senior advocate and[Read More…]

Patience Jonathan Drags EFCC Chair, Says “$15m Was For Medical Bills”

Patience Jonathan, wife of former president Goodluck Jonathan, says the money in the accounts of four companies with domestic servants as directors, are for her foreign medical bills and other private expenses, Punch reports. Patience, in a letter written by her lawyers to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, said[Read More…]

Finally, DSS To Grant Lawyers Access To Shiites Leader, Sheikh el-Zakzaky

Founder of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiites), Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, held incommunicado since December 13, 2015, following a clash his followers had with the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna State, will now be allowed to talk with his lawyers. El-zakzaky Justice Muhammad Lawal-Garba, the Chairman, Judicial Commission of Inquiry[Read More…]

Buhari Urges Lawyers Not To Protect Corrupt Clients

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday has urged Nigerian lawyers not to sacrifice the integrity of the country’s legal system in a bid to cover the misdeeds of their clients, no matter how lucrative the brief may be. Speaking at the opening of the 55th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), President[Read More…]

Lawyers Laud CAC’s New Registration Portal

By Chris Nomjov Lawyers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have applauded the new online registration portal of business and company registration parastatal; the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). In separate interviews, with the News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday, in Abuja, the lawyers ended the new initiative, as it[Read More…]

Outrage At Nigerian Law School As Over 70% Students Fail Bar Exam

Over 4000 students of the Nigeria Law School have decried the mass failure at the Bar examinations. The students who paid over N300, 000 for the one year programme lamented that over 70 per cent of them failed the examination, that is a prerequisite for them to be called to[Read More…]