Paul Usoro: Pupillage will not solve the Problem of the Welfare of Young Nigerian Lawyers

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,

Contempt: Court convicts First Bank chairman, MD over N122bn Ogoni judgment compensation

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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