NBA invites You To Its Town hall Meeting in Kaduna and Cross River

On behalf of the Nigerian Bar Association Legal Profession Regulation Review Committee, we write to invite you to a Town Hall Meeting themed THE STATE OF LEGAL PROFESSION IN NIGERIA scheduled to hold at Kaduna and Cross River States respectively.

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NBA Delegation Holds Trade Mission Talks In Melbourne, Australia

March 20, 2017 marked the first day of activities for the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) delegation on its Trade Mission talks in Melbourne, Australia.

The delegation led by the President, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, OON, SAN, commenced a five-day working visit and Legal Services Trade Mission to Melbourne, Australia in line with meeting the required action points and timelines of the Strategic Plan of the NBA.

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African Bar Association 2017 Conference To Hold In PH Nigeria

Are you ready to attend the African Bar Association 2017 Annual Conference taking place in Port Harcourt Nigeria between August 6 – 10, 2017?

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Federal High Court Declares CBN Stamp Duty Illegal

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has declared the controversial stamp duty imposed by the Central Bank of Nigeria a nullity. The court in a ten page judgement which Lawyard NG obtained stated that the act of the central bank was illegal and not recognized by any statute particularly the Stamp Duties Act.

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Assignment Of Trademark In Nigeria By Albert Chris Puja

The right to a trademark is a chose in action consequently; it is capable of being transferred by way of assignment or transmission.

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Don’t appoint SANs as S’Court judges, Wale Babalakin (SAN) warns

The Chairman of Bi-Courtney Limited, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), on Thursday lent his voice to the raging debate on the propriety of appointing practising lawyers to the Supreme Court as Justices.

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Legal Opinions And Articles

Violence Against Women: The Saddening Realities of Domestic Violence by Ayodele Love

Violence against women takes several forms in the family, and has proven difficult to eradicate because of the culture of silence in the family setting

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Understanding The Legal Framework For Digital/Electronic Signature In Nigeria By Oloyede Ridwan

In an age witnessing increasing internet place dealings, more and more transactions are turning seamless. The basic concept of a signature is fast been redefined and expanded to accommodate new cyber trends.

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Babajide Damola: Merit and appointment of appellate justices

SIR: On its face, the Nigerian Constitution seems to grant serious discretionary powers to the executive over judicial appointments. For instance, section 238 (2) of the 1999 constitution simply provides, in respect of appointment of Justices of the Court of Appeal, that the “appointment of a person to the office of a Justice of the Court of Appeal shall be made by the President on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council.” Subsection 3 of the same section 238 prescribes the qualification of a person seeking appointment as a Justice of the Court of Appeal as follows:

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On Unlawful Demand for ‘Appropriate Duties’ by Customs and Senate’s Illegal Directive on Uniform – Femi Falana SAN

The timely reaction of the Senate to the policy of the Nigeria Customs Service to compel all vehicle owners to pay appropriate duties has once again questioned the extent of the oversight powers of the National Assembly

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Directorate Of Public Prosecution And You

The DPP stands for Directorate Of Public Prosecution. It is manned by a Lawyer referred to as the Director Of Public Prosecution. This is the Directorate that spearheads criminal prosecution. Courtesy of our legal regime as ensconced in our Constitution of 1999 as amended, the Director Of Public Prosecutions inclusive of Law Officers(Law Officers are Lawyers in Public Service- Attorney General, Solicitor General, State Counsel of various grades, refer to the Law Officers Act, Laws Of The Federation Of Nigeria, 2004 for detailed provisions on this) who work with him are all under the Attorney General of the State or Federation.

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Events And Judgements

NBA Delegation Holds Trade Mission Talks In Melbourne, Australia

March 20, 2017 marked the first day of activities for the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) delegation on its Trade Mission talks in Melbourne, Australia.

The delegation led by the President, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, OON, SAN, commenced a five-day working visit and Legal Services Trade Mission to Melbourne, Australia in line with meeting the required action points and timelines of the Strategic Plan of the NBA.

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African Bar Association 2017 Conference To Hold In PH Nigeria

Are you ready to attend the African Bar Association 2017 Annual Conference taking place in Port Harcourt Nigeria between August 6 – 10, 2017?

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CJN Swears in Acting Grand Kadi for FCT urges judges to uphold judicial integrity

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen has advised judges in the country to always strive to uphold the integrity of the judiciary.

He urged them shun unethical conduct, including corruption, because the onus was on judges to continue to protect the sanctity of the Judiciary.

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Judge Withdraws From Fani-Kayode’s Trial

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos has withdrawn himself from further presiding over the alleged N 4. 9bn fraud charge pressed against a former Minister of Aviation , Femi Fani- Kayode , by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

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Desmond Ogba Appointed as member of a technical committee of experts for senate committee on Banking

Templars Managing Counsel, Desmond Ogba has been appointed by the Nigerian Senate to serve as a member of a technical committee of experts to support the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions on ongoing financial law reform.

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