My family and I, express our commiseration with the wife and family of the late Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Rivers State, Chief, Hon. Emmanuel Chinwenwo Aguma, SAN, the Port Harcourt Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association, and the good people and the Government of Rivers State, on the sad demise of their illustrious Son.
At the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Branch, which held on the 23rd of July at the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, Learned Silk, Paul Usoro, SAN presented a paper during the Knowledge Sharing Session titled, “The Art of Cross-Examination”.
A video has emerged online showing the brutalization of a young lawyer named Olakunle Karimu by the Nigerian Police. The young lawyer had gone to his former employer Oluyomi Olawore LLP to demand his outstanding salary after a cheaque which was to offset his salary was rejected by the bank.
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.
A lot has already been said and written about Paul Usoro as The Man, The Lawyer, The Candidate… Some have however called for reflections from a time more distant into the past. I am in a position to offer this; so I will start with a glimpse of Paul from earlier days and from my own perspective . I will progress from there, giving my own impressions of Paul Usoro as a boy, a law student and then a legal practitioner.
Kehinde Olamide Ogunwumiju is the youngest among the list of 30 lawyers’ shortlisted for the conferment of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN only at age 37. He is 12 years post-call and had dedicated his post call years to active advocacy and personal development. He is an associate in the firm of Afe Babalola & Co.
Recently, three students from the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun State, made the nation proud by winning the Spirit of the Competition Award at the 4th International Negotiation Competition in New Delhi, India.