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'NBA COMMITTED TO PROMOTING ELECTORAL INTEGRITY’

NI G E R I A N B a r Association (NBA) N B A A b u b a k a r Mahmoud (SAN) has restated the association's commitment to a transparent electoral process in the country.
He spoke at this year's Founders Day lecture of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) held at the Nigerian Judicial Institute, Abuja.

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HERDERS’ CRISIS: LAWYER ADVOCATES USE OF FEEDLOTS

“The clash of cultures of the Normadic Herdsmen and Sedentary Framers must be resolved through a well thought out strategy of development of management system that will create a buffer that will sustain the delicate balance in the ecosystem that supports both cultures,” he said.

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A.B MAHMOUD INAUGURATES TCCP

NIGERIAN Bar Association ( N B A ) P r e s i d e n t Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN) has inaugurated the Technical Committee for Conference Planning (TCCP) for this year's NBA Annual General Conference(AGC). The 30-member committee is chaired by Prof. Koyinsola Ajayi (SAN).

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Editorial Suite

I WELCOME you to this second edition of the Nigerian Bar Newsletter, a monthly publication of the office of the National Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). A lot has happened in the association since we returned from the ancient city of Ilorin after the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

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NBA INAUGURATES SBL CLUB AT UNILAG

THE Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBASBL) has inaugurated the first SBL Club at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka.
The initiative is part of the section's objectives to build capacity and promote commercial law practice development in Nigeria.

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NBA SLP HOLDS CONFERENCE APRIL 12

TH E N i g e r i a n B a r Association's (NBAS) Section on Legal Practice (NBA-SLP) has invited lawyers to its yearly conference billed for April 12 to 13 at the NBA Port Harcourt Branch House, Bank, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. The theme is: Re-Thinking and Re-Tooling Legal Practice for the Challenges of Our Time.

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MALAMI RESTORES LAW REFORM COMMISSION'S MANDATE

He said: "By convention law revision is undertaken after every 10yearsandthisistoallowforlaws to be amended, repealed or new laws enacted. "The Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN) deemed it fit to restore to the Commission the mandate of Law revision. The Commission is ready to undertake this task and it has the capacity to deliver."

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NBA HOLDS CRIMINAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE APRIL 24

Aside goodwill messages from the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen; Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara, the opening ceremony will also witness speeches by Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and the state Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro.

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NBA PARTNERS JRI ON PRO BONO

JRI Executive Director Mr Ikem Isiekwene, who signed for his organisation, said the MoU was borne out of the realisation that societal structures were full of inequalities and that many Nigerians were ignorant of their rights.

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LAWYERS HONOUR PA GOMEZ AT 90

He said things had changed from the fervour of the 1960s, 70s and 80s as witnessed during the eventful tenure of Alao Aka-Bashorun as NBA president.
Okunnu said the dampening of revolutionary fire and collusion with public office holders was to the public’s detriment.

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NBA OKAYS 49,000 LAWYERS

“Right now, we are working on creating a membership platform on verification, whereby any lawyer can update his or her phone numbers, e-mail address, contact address and branch, if and when any of these has been changed, “When the unit receives complaint regarding verification of a lawyer, such application is forwarded to the General Secretary and then acted upon.

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NBA PRESIDENT INAUGURATES ELECTORAL COMMITTEE

Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) president Mr Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN) has inaugurated a five-man Electoral Committee to organise the association’s election.

The committee headed by Prof. Auwalu Yadudu (SAN) includes Mr. Tunde Busari (SAN) (alternate chairman), Mr. Bolaji Agoro (Secretary), Prof. Augustin Agom and Ms Gloria Ohia.

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TACKLE INSECURITY, NBA URGES FG

By John Austin Unachukwu
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has urged the Federal Government to find new means of addressing insecurity in the country, asking the government to rise up to its responsibilities.

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