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TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON CAPACITY BUILDING AND CERTIFICATION

Formal Inauguration of the NBA/CIBN Technical Committee:

The President/Chairman of Council, CIBN noted that the members of the Committee have been carefully selected and charged them to dispose of their duty diligently.

 The members of the Committee are as follows:

  1. Nosike Agokei (CIBN) –          Chairman
  2. Isiaka Abiola Olagunju (NBA, General Secretary) -          Vice Chairman
  3. Mrs. Adeyinka Egbaiyelo, FCIB (CIBN)                 -          Secretary
  4. Mr. Segun Shonubi    (CIBN)                                 -          Member
  5. Grace Igyo Esq         (NBA)                                 -          Member
  6. Dominic E. Obozuwa (NBA)                                  -           Member

 Terms of Reference for the NBA/CIBN Technical Committee

  1. To organise seminars, workshops and training programmes for Lawyers and Bankers on legal and banking issues especially Ethics, Professionalism, Credit Documentation and Administration, etc.
  2. To establish a Sub-Committee to jointly review Bills relating to banking and legal issues;
  3. To jointly award certification on Capacity Building for Lawyers and Bankers; and
  4. To consider other matters referred to it by the Council of the CIBN, the National Executive Committee of the NBA (NEC) or the governing bodies of both organisations.

LEGAL PROFESSION REGULATION REVIEW COMMITTEE

By the letter dated 28/12/2016 the membership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Legal Profession Regulation Review Committee was constituted.

Members:

  1. Anthony Idigbe,SAN                                      -(Chairman)
  2. Prof Konyinsola Ajayi,SAN
  3. Mrs Funke Adekoya,SAN
  4. Prof. Auwalu Yadudu
  5. Mrs Bisi Shoyebo,SAN
  6. Chief Arthur Obi Okafor,SAN
  7. Prof Ernest Ojukwu,SAN
  8. Mr Olanrewaju Onadeko,SAN
  9. Dr. Mike Adeleke
  10. Prof Ikpeze Ogugua
  11. Dr Aminu Gamawa                                        - Secretary
  12. Prof Dakas C.J Dakas,SAN
  13. Prof Augustine Agom
  14. Paul Usoro,SAN
  15. Prof Taiwo Osipitan,SAN
  16. Yakubu Maikyau,SAN
  17. Prof Osita Ogbu
  18. Prof U.U Chuckwuema-Eze
  19. Mr. Rotimi Odusola
  20. Patricia Igwebuike
  21. Prof. M. L. Ahmadu
  22. Mr. Eric Otojahi                                             - ( Assistant Secretary)
  23. Mrs. Sade Aladeniyi
  24. Ajijola Omega Sarah                                      -

The terms of reference of your committee are hereby stated as follows:

1.      To review the current regulatory objectives and the regulatory architecture of the legal profession and advise on its suitability to meet the current requirements for a robust, responsive and independent modern legal profession in Nigeria;

2.      To determine on whether the Nigerian Bar Association should retain both its regulatory and representative functions in the legal profession and if so, what necessary measures should be put in place to strengthen these roles and ensure that neither is compromised. 

3.      In particular, to review the role of the Body of Benchers, the General Council of the Bar, the Council for Legal Education, the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the Nigerian Bar Association in the regulation of the legal profession and determine if the roles being played by these institutions and organs are appropriate to meet the needs of a robust and modern and independent legal profession in Nigeria;

4.      To determine for instance, given the current composition of the Body of Benchers, if its role should not be formal and ceremonial limited to formal call to bar and formal disbarment of members of the legal profession, whilst ceding the more rigorous duty of regulation to the more appropriate organs either of the NBA or the General Council of the Bar or any desirable agency.

5.      To obtain the proposed bills for review of the Legal Practitioners Act pending at the National Assembly and review same in the light of the recommendations arising from the work of the committee envisaged in these TOR;

6.      To review the current standards for admission into the Nigerian Bar and recommend changes.  In particular determine whether the current threshold of 40% as pass mark for bar examinations at the Nigerian Law School is realistic and determine how such thresholds compare with entry requirements into the legal professions across Africa and the rest of the world and make appropriate recommendations.   

7.      To examine given the current size of the legal profession, its exponential growth in recent years relative to the needs of the Nigerian economy, the desirability of candidates seeking admission to the law faculties in Nigeria to possess a degree in another discipline as a condition for admission. 

8.      To review the ethical requirements for admission into the legal profession and determine the adequacy of such requirements and how best to maintain high ethical and professional standards in the legal profession. 

9.      To determine if aside from admission to the bar there should be a separate requirement for licensing law offices and advise how best to regulate and monitor such licensing.

10.  To advise on the need to introduce a system of pupilage into the legal profession and advise on the duration and how best to administer such a system of pupilage.  

11.   To make any appropriate recommendations the Task Force deems necessary or to achieve the objective of strengthening the legal profession in Nigeria.

12.  To submit its report on or before the 30th Day of April 2017

STAMP AND SEAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

By the letter dated 6/10/2016 the membership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Stamp and Seal Committee was constituted. The Committee has the following members:

  1. Boma Ozobia OON                       Chairperson
  2. Omubo Victor Frank Briggs           Member, Chairman, NBA, Portharcourt
  3. Prof. Augustine Agom                    Member, Chairman, NBA, Zaria.
  4. Akeem Agbaje Esq.                       Member, Chairman, NBA, Ibadan.
  5. Yusuf A Abdullahi                          Member, Law Officers Assn of Nig.
  6. Paul Daudu                                    Member, Young Lawyers Forum
  7. M. Salamatu N. Sidi                       Secretary, Deputy Director, Membership

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE

  • To review the entire stamp process
  • To identify and recommend solutions for factors militating against speedily dispensation of stamp.
  • To review the separation of stamp in practice i.e public or private.

NIGER-DELTA TASK FORCE COMMITTEE

MEMBERS

  1. Albert Akpomudje SAN                     -           Chairman
  2. Ledum Mitee Esq.                              -           Alternate Chairman
  3. Alex Muoka Esq.                                -           Secretary
  4. Mianaya Essien SAN                          -           Member
  5. Ajuya Charles SAN                            -           Member
  6. Offiong Bassey Offiong SAN             -           Member
  7. Mba E. Ukweni, SAN                          -           Member
  8. Sosepriye Long Williams, Esq.         -           Member
  9. Kelvin Ejelonu, Esq.                           -           Member
  10. Muyiwa Olowokure, Esq.                  -           Member
  11. Sagir Gezawa, Esq.                             -           Member
  12. Lilian Ene Oga (Mrs.)                        -           Member
  13. Nkiruka Maduekwe, Esq.                  -           Member

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE

  • Providing legal assistance and support to our members affected by the conflict;
  • Providing pro bono legal assistance to individuals and communities within the region affected by the conflict;
  • Providing pro bono legal assistance to all parties in the conflict working towards negotiated resolution and reconciliation;
  • Providing legal support to advise on the general challenges in the region with a view to enhancing environmental protection and the quality of life in the region;
  • Monitoring developments in the region especially human rights observance and flagging issues needing immediate attention and engagement by the Nigerian Bar Association.

NORTH-EAST TASK FORCE COMMITTEE

MEMBERS

1.            Prof. Mohammed M. Tabiu                          -              Chairman
2.            Prof. Ayo Atsenuwa                                     -              Alternate Chairman
3.            Kunle Adegoke Esq.                                    -              Secretary
4.            Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma                             -              Member
5.            Rakiya Mukhtar Tofa, Esq                            -              Member
6.            Altine Ibrahim, Esq.                                      -              Member
7.            Hapsatu H. Abdullahi (Ms)                           -              Member
8.            Muhammad Mahmood Maidoki, Esq       -              Member
9.            Lauretta N. Ikwuka, Esq.                              -              Member
10.          Hauwa Shekarau, Esq.                                  -              Member
11.          Amina Ibrahim, Esq.                                      -              Member
12.          Aderonke Ige, Esq.                                       -              Member
13.          Alfa Abdulwasiu, Esq.                                   -              Member
14.          Isa Muhammad Nuruddeen, Esq.              -              Member


TERMS OF REFERENCE

  • To assist our members affected by the conflict
  • To provide pro bono legal services to individuals and communities in the region who are victims of the conflict to aid the process or rehabilitation, resettlement and reconciliation
  • To provide expert services to Federal and State Governments of the States in the region and the National Assembly on devising appropriate legal framework and other legal services for the reconstruction of the region
  • To advise on broader issues of transitional justice to assist the process of reconciliation and reconstruction
  • To monitor the region especially human rights observance and flag issues requiring the attention and engagement of the Nigerian Bar Association

NBA BAR LEADERS’ SUMMIT COMMITTEE

Members of the Steering Committee of the NBA Bar Leaders’ Summit

  1. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN                         Chairman
  2. Funke Adekoya, SAN
  3. Dr Garba Tetengi, SAN
  4. Boma Ozobia, Esq
  5. Umar Kulliya Malik

Members of the Technical Committee of the NBA Bar Leaders’ Summit

  1. Chidi Odinkalu, Esq                          Chairman, Technical Committee
  2. Murtala Abdul-Rasheed Esq             Secretary, Technical Committee
  3. Chino Obiagwu Esq  
  4. Dr Balkisu Saidu Esq
  5. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour Esq
  6. Aminu Gadanya Esq 
  7. Dominic Obozuwa, Esq        
  8. Zainab Animashaun, Esq     
  9. Rebecca Udosen

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