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International community must support rule of law – IBA

International community must support rule of law – IBA

The 2014 International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference ended in Tokyo last Friday with a call to the world that the international community must work together to support the rule…

Wali’s kidnap was traumatic for the NBA – Alegeh

Wali’s kidnap was traumatic for the NBA – Alegeh

Austin Alegeh SAN, President of the Nigerian Bar Association’s absence at the just concluded International Bar Association IBA Conference in Tokyo, Japan was as a result of the kidnapping of…

Lawyers hail Law Pavilion for unveiling legal research tool at international conference

By Adam Adedimeji  /  Law Editor (reporting from Tokyo, Japan)   Lawyers attending this years’ annual general conference of  the International Bar Association (IBA) in far away Tokyo, Japan have…

‘Learned men’ as targets of kidnappers

‘Learned men’ as targets of kidnappers

The kidnapping of Okey Wali, the immediate past President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) by gunmen in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday, October 11, brings to four the…

AMCON lied to procure receivership order – Babalakin

AMCON lied to procure  receivership order – Babalakin

Dr Wale Babalakin is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Chairman of Bi-Courtney Group of Companies. Ever since his company, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited took over the development of…

How can property be acquired?

When someone speaks of property, you probably think of many tangible things (i.e., things you can see or touch). Tangible things include desks, clothing, buildings, lands, airplanes, cars, and boats.…

Judgment, sentencing and appeals in criminal matters in Nigeria

Judgment, sentencing and appeals in criminal matters in Nigeria

By Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe   It is a well know procedure that every judgment of a court must of legal necessity be in writing except as otherwise provided by law…

CONFAB recommendations should have gone straight to referendum – Agbakoba

CONFAB recommendations should have gone straight to referendum – Agbakoba

Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN),  is a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA). He is also a member of the National Judicial Council, NJC and a delegate to the…

‘Award of Senior Advocates rank is unconstitutional’

James Ezike agrees with Femi Falana’s submission that the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria runs counter to Section 42 of the nation’s Constitution. He further argues that the rank…

For Ogwemoh, a befitting crown of Senior Advocate

By Adam Adedimeji / Law Editor, Lagos   Sylva Ogwemoh, the Principal Partner and Head of the Legal Firm of Marine Partners was among the seventeen lucky few of the total…

Democraticing the award of SANship

Seventeen distinguished legal practitioners out of 132 applicants were on Monday conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria after their clearance by the Legal Practitioners and Privileges…

What are unfair labour practices by management?

Employees may organise into unions and bargain collectively with their employers. Or they may voluntarily decide not to organise into unions and bargain individually instead. To establish union representation, workers…

Positioning Law School as centre of excellence in the provision of cutting edge legal education

Being statutory report of the Council of Legal Education presented by Nigerian Law School’s Director General, Olanrewaju Onadeko to the NBA AGC held in Owerri, Imo State on August 29,…

SSS boss told me not to reveal my ordeal – Afolabi

Chief Wale Afolabi is the Osun State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice. He was a former Local Government Chairman and former Speaker of the State’s House of Assembly before…

Ezeobi buried amid eulogies

• FIDA member dies in India By Adam Adedimeji  / Law Editor, Lagos   Foremost lawyer Chief Theodore Ezeobi, SAN was last Wednesday laid to rest at his country home in…

Equipping Nigerian lawyers with legal expertise tools

The importance of Information Communications Technology and its role in deepening as well as easing interaction was displayed at the recently concluded Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association…

As Alegeh mounts NBA saddle

As Alegeh mounts NBA saddle

The 54th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association NBA held in Owerri ended last Friday with the inauguration of the newly elected national officers. At the swearing-in of…

Corruption and human rights law in Africa by Olaniyan: A coming of age story of the anti-corruption movement

Title: Corruption and human rights law in Africa Author: Kolawole Olaniyan Pages: 368 Reviewer: Abdul Tejan-Cole Price: Not stated     It is a huge honour and privilege to be…

What duties are imposed by law on the employer?

Employers owe a variety of duties to employees. Some of these duties arise out of the express term agreed upon by the parties. In other cases, the duty is impose…

Examining local content legal framework

Examining local content legal framework

In recent times, there have been hues and cries over alleged violation of local content policy, especially within the oil and gas sector of the Nigerian economy. As expected, the…

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