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Independence of the judiciary under severe threat, says NBA president

Godsgift Onyedinefu The president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro says the independence of the judiciary is under severe threat. Usoro said this on Monday at an event to mark the beginning of a new judicial year. The NBA president said the executive arm of government is “increasingly and unceasingly” critical

Over 30,000 FCT residents benefit from Africare malaria intervention

Godsgift Onyedinefu Africare, a non-profit Organization has reached no fewer than 30,000 residents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja with the 2019 'Power Forward' Malaria Awareness Programme aimed at totally eradicating the disease in the country. The Officer in Charge, Africare Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Adah, made this known during its

Massive protest rocks Abuja over Onnoghen’s suspension

Hundred ops of protesters including lawyers, opposition politicians, civil society groups, under the aegis of National Interest Defenders, students and youth activists on Monday stormed the headquarters of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja to protest what they called the unconstitutional suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, by

NBA demands reversal of Onnoghen’s suspension

President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has condemned President Muhammadu’s decision to suspend Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). In a statement posted on his Twitter page, Usoro described it as an “attempted coup against the Nigerian Judiciary”. He called on Buhari to reverse Onnoghen’s suspension and demanded

Onnoghen’s trial, an assault on the judiciary — NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) has condemned the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen by the Federal Government describing it as an assault, intimidation and Desecration of judiciary which "must be stopped". The NBA in a statement signed by its President, Paul Usoro (SAN), said the timing of

Rights Violations: Nigerian Army’s defence lawyer dragged before NBA, legal disciplinary C’ttee 

•Accused of obstruction of justice    Senator Iroegbu    Mr. Michael Owolabi, the Defence Lawyer in the case involving the Nigerian Army and Maj-Gen. Ijeoma N. Ijioma, one of the 38 senior officers contesting unjust retirement in 2016, has been dragged before the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee, for obstruction of justice.   Gen. Ijioma

NBA rejects Buhari’s statement on rule of law, national security

Godsgift Onyedinefu   The Nigerian Bar association (NBA) has strongly rejected President Muhammadu Buhari's statement subordinating the rule of law to national interest. Buhari made the assertion at the opening ceremony of 58th Annual General conference of NBA. But the NBA in its communique issued at the close of the meeting on Friday, stressed

Buhari’s comment on rule of law, ‘an advance warning’ — Soyinka

  Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his comments at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference last Sunday. In a statement Thursday, Mr Soyinka mocked the president by saying Mr Buhari had obviously given a deep thought to his travails under a military dictatorship

NEMA solicits NBA’s support towards amendment to its Act

Godsgift Onyedinefu    The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Engr. Mustapha Maihaja, has solicited the cooperation and support of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), towards on-going amendment to the agency's establishment Act to position it for the challenges of providing succour to citizens in distress. Maihaja stated that amendment to