NBA,Needs A Vibrant And Idea Driving Bar – Mazi Afam Osigwe

Mazi Afam made this statement at a brief media parley held on Wednesday,13th June, 2018.According to him, lawyers want a Bar Association that cares about its member’s welfare; a bar that cares about young lawyers, a Bar that cares about protecting their income.
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Mazi Afam Osigwe Is Our Member NBA Nnewi As Branch Expresses Surpirse at ECNBA Refusal To Clear Him

The NBA Nnewi Branch has asked the Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) to clear Mr. Mazi Afam Osigwe to contest the forthcoming NBA election on the ground on the grounds that he is a complying member of the branch.
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Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) Unveils draft Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance (NCCG) 2018

The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) has unveiled the draft of the Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance (NCCG) 2018, the outcome of a 15-member committee set up in January to review the October 2016 suspended National Code.
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Paul Usoro: Pupillage will not solve the Problem of the Welfare of Young Nigerian Lawyers

Paul Usoro is one of Nigeria’s leading lawyers, with industry-leading expertise in commercial and telecommunications law. In the fourth part of a series of articles, he tackles the issue of welfare for young practitioners in the legal profession, the structural problems fuelling it and set out a range of proposals the Nigerian Bar Association should consider in order to alter the status quo,
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NBA ECNBA Releases List Of Candidates Cleared For The National Officers Election, Fails To Clear Mazi Afam Osigwe

The Electoral Committee of the NBA has released the official screening result sheet of the NBA National officers elections.
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Mazi Afam Osigwe Reacts To ECNBA’s Purported Decision To Disqualify Him, Urges Calm

Popular Lawyer Afam Osigwe this morning released a press statement stating that the news of him not being cleared is not coming as a surprise. From his words, he affirmed that certain persons had been boosting about that fact.
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NBA Deserves Proper Governance Structure – Paul Usoro SAN

The required reforms in the NBA must logically start from its apex, to wit, the governance structure at the national level. The current governance structure of the Association does not have any defined role for an executive management.
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Reflections: Institutional Reforms For The NBA (1) – Paul Usoro, SAN FCIArb

I believe that the NBA, at the national level, is in need of urgent and far-reaching reforms if it must retain its relevance not only in the larger society but even to its members.  These reforms will, at the minimum, achieve four significant and immediate goals, to wit,
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Still On The Purported “Non Clearance Of Mazi Afam Osigwe By Aikhunegbe Anthony Malik, Esq

The date for the election of a fresh set of national officers to take over the running of the affairs of the Nigerian Bar Association is almost upon us. By now, the administration of A.B. Mahmoud, SAN should be preparing its end cue.
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NBA’s Season of Fake Promises And Goodwill Messages By Dave Ajetomobi Esq

I wish to advise lawyers that if you have an aged parents or uncles, this is the best time for them to cross to the great beyond!
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Strengthening Nigeria’s Democracy, True Federalism And The Freedom Of The Common Man’s Last Hope By Obaloluwa Adeleke

Government, as we have come to know it today amongst other things exists to ensure the realisation of societal values such as protection of rights, preservation of  lives, maintaining law and order, and providing basic human and social amenities, to name a few. However, the government itself must be protected so as to safeguard against it (government) destroying the values it was originally set up to protect.
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Events And Judgements

Winners emerge from the 2nd edition of the Paul Usoro Pro bono Challenge

Following submission of entries and a rigorous screening exercise, three winners have emerged from the second edition of Paul Usoro Pro bono Challenge. Paul Usoro Challenge is an initiative of the Law Firm of Paul Usoro & Co (“PUC”), which encourages young lawyers to take on pro bono cases, as a way of rendering selfless services to the community and supporting persons who are not able to afford legal fees. 
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Paul Usoro, SAN Receives Award of Excellence

Learned Silk, Mr. Paul Usoro, SAN, FCIArb was recently recognized for his tremendous contributions to the development of the legal profession in Nigeria and was given an Award of Excellence by the Equity Chambers, Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.
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Contempt: Court convicts First Bank chairman, MD over N122bn Ogoni judgment compensation

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday convicted First Bank Plc, its chairperson, Ms Ibukun Awolaja, and the managing director, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, over their refusal to honour the payment of N122 billion bond guaranteed by the bank. The conviction of the trio was as a result of the N122 billion judgement debt against Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in an oil spill suit filed by Ejama community in Ogoniland, Rivers State.
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Young Lawyers Pledge Support For Paul Usoro

Supporters of Paul Usoro in Calabar took time out to meet with the lawyers who are currently serving their country in the state. The Lawyers commended the Learned Silk Paul usoro for his achievements and plans to move the NBA forward.
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Buhari’s Award Of GCFR To M.K.O Abiola Illegal — Ex-CJN Belgore

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday evening named Mr Abiola, winner of 1993 presidential election that was annulled by former dictator Ibrahim Babangida, a holder of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR, 20 years after his death in 1998.
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