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2 months ago no Comment

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola is set to declare open the eagerly awaited Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL) Annual Conference. The Annual Conference will hold from August 3 to August 5, 2022 at the NBA Headquarters in Abuja. Meanwhile, another Supreme Court jurist, Justice Inyang Okoro will deliver the Keynote Address at the Opening Ceremony on August 4, 2022 on the theme, “Undermining judicial authority in democracy: Causes, consequences and solutions.” Other confirmed Speakers at the annual conference include foremost human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana SAN; fiery human…

3 months ago no Comment

The Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA–SPIDEL) has set up a conference planning committee to organise its rescheduled annual conference. Recall that the annual conference of the Section was previously scheduled to hold in May, 2022 but was postponed due to security concerns raised after the extrajudicial murder of Deborah Yakubu in the State. In a letter sighted by TheNigeriaLawyer, the Chairman of the Section, Dr. Monday Ubani stated that after reconsideration by the Executive of the section, the conference has been rescheduled for the 4th and 5th of August, at the NBA Headquarters in Abuja and…

5 months ago no Comment

ADDRESS BY DR. MONDAY ONYEKACHI UBANI, CHAIRMAN, NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION SECTION ON PUBLIC INTEREST AND DEVELOPMENT LAW (NBA-SPIDEL), AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON NBA-SPIDEL 2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE Gentlemen of the Press, I am delighted to welcome you to this Press Conference to intimate you with details of our forthcoming 2022 Annual Conference. The Annual Conference will hold from May 22 to May 26, 2022 at the exquisite Sokoto Conference Centre, Airport Road, Sokoto. The theme of the conference is “Rule of Law and Democratic Evolution in Nigeria” while the Keynote Address on “Rule of Law and Nigeria’s Democratic Experiences: The…

7 months ago no Comment

  SPECIAL REPORT BY NBA SPIDEL CHAIRMAN, DR. M. O. UBANI ON THE INVASION OF THE HOME OF JUSTICE MARY ODILI, JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA.   INTRODUCTION This is a report of my investigation of the invasion of the home of Honourable Justice Mary Odili, Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, by persons suspected to be security operatives on Friday, October 29, 2021.   This came on the heels of my appointment by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Olumide Akpata as a Special Investigator to enquire into the invasion with a view…

9 months ago no Comment

NBA SPIDEL HYBRID TOWN HALL MEETING Another thrilling talk-shop by SPIDEL Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Lagos. Date: February 28, 2022. Theme: Justiciability of Chapter 2 of the 1999 Constitution (as Amended) – providing proactive and pragmatic measures in holding government accountable to the people. The aim of this Town Hall meeting is to create consciousness on critical institutions of government particularly, the Judiciary and Legislature with a view to ensuring the enforcement of the basic socio-economic rights provided in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended and other enabling laws for the benefit of the Nigerian people. Confirmed…

NEC COMMUNIQUE
3 years ago no Comment

RESOLUTIONS OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (“NBA”) NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (“NEC”) MEETING HELD AT THE AUDITORIUN, NBA NATIONAL SECRETARIAT, ABUJA ON THURSDAY, THE 20TH DAY OF JUNE 2019 1.1 Whereas the Nigerian Bar Association held its National Executive Committee meeting at the NBA Auditorium, NBA House, Abuja on Thursday, the 20th day of June 2019; 1.2 And whereas the meeting considered several issues of importance to the Association and to the Nigerian nation; 1.3 The meeting unanimously RESOLVED as follows: STATE OF THE NATION 1. NEC adopted the Address that was presented to the meeting by the NBA President, Paul Usoro, SAN (“the President’s Address”) as its position…

NBA PRESIDENT WISHES MUSLIMS A MEMORABLE EID-EL-KABIR
3 years ago no Comment

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, SAN on behalf of the national officers of the Bar felicitate with Muslim lawyers and indeed the entire Muslim Ummah on the celebration of another Eid-el-Kabir. The significance of Eid-el-Kabir revolves around the virtues of faith, trust, sacrifice and belief. It is the hope of the Nigerian Bar Association that Muslim faithfuls will continue to imbibe and live by these virtues as they join hands in building a prosperous and secured nation. The NBA President enjoins Muslim faithfuls to pray for a just and peaceful Nigeria as they worship at Eid…

NBA PRESIDENT’S WELCOME STATEMENT TO THE 59TH ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE DELEGATES
3 years ago no Comment

1. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 59th Annual General Conference (“AGC”) of the Nigerian Bar Association (“NBA”) holding from Friday, 23 August 2019 to Thursday, 29 August 2019. With the theme, “Facing the Future”, this year’s Conference literally has something for everyone, lawyers and non-lawyers alike. A key novelty is the several specialized Committee Sessions – the outcome of collaborative work in content development for the Conference by the three Sections of the NBA – SBL, SLP and SPIDEL – coordinated by the Technical Committee for Conference Planning (TCCP). This Conference was designed as…

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