Sunday, April 18, 2021



Court orders extension of NIN registration by 2 months

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the extension of the deadline for National Identity Number registration by two months.

Ahead of NBA All-Star Game, VP Harris begs Americans to take COVID-19 vaccine

Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday appeared ahead of the NBA All-Star Game and appealed for Americans to take COVID-19 vaccines, as President Joe Biden’s administration seeks to counter vaccine hesitancy among African Americans.

Be bold, incorruptible, Nigerian lawyers urge new EFCC boss

Two former Executives of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Bayo Akinlade and Douglas Ogbankwa, have urged AbulRasheed Bawa, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to remain incorruptible.

Kano govt to procure 100 tractors‎ at cost of N344m

The Kano State Government has approved N344 million for the purchase of 100 tractors in order to boost agricultural production in the state.

NFIU seeks collaboration with Nigerian lawyers over anti-corruption war

The National Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, is seeking collaboration with the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, in anti-corruption war.

Nigerian lawyers sue Buhari for extending IGP Adamu’s tenure

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has filed a suit challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s right to extend the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu.

NBA fines Hawks PG Trae Young after late-game ref dispute

Not only did Trae Young lose a game Wednesday night, but now he’ll lose some money on top of it.

NHIS to extend health insurance to lawyers

The National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, says it is planning to extend health insurance to lawyers across the country to reduce out-of-pocket expenditure for the legal practitioners.

Spurs’ Hammon makes NBA history as first woman to lead team

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon made history on Wednesday, becoming the first woman to take charge of an NBA team when she took over after head coach Gregg Popovich was ejected.

Lakers emerge victorious in turbulent season

LeBron James and the Lakers overcame the death of Kobe Bryant, widespread social unrest and the isolation of the Orlando bubble to emerge victorious in an NBA season marked by tragedy and triumph.

EFCC arraigns 2 lawyers for rigging ex-NBA president Paul Usoro into office

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, on Thursday arraigned two legal practitioners, Sarah Ajibola and John Demide, before Justice Chuka...

Nigeria ranked low on human rights protection

Paul Ebiala, Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Calabar Chapter, has said that Nigeria needed to improve on the protection of its citizens’ human rights.

50 Enugu lawyers set to offer free services to police brutality victims

No fewer than 50 lawyers in Enugu State will provide free legal services for indigent petitioners appearing before the Police Brutality and Extra-Judicial Killings Panel sitting in the state.

Over 5,000 lawyers joined New NBA, says Co-convener

A co-convener of the New Nigerian Bar Association, NNBA, Abdulbasit Suleiman, says more than 5,000 lawyers have registered with the newly-formed association.

Like Jigawa, Bauchi NBA to boycott virtual conference over El-Rufai

The Bauchi State chapter of the Nigerian bar Association, NBA, has followed suit to the Jigawa State counterpart’s decision to boycott the annual virtual conference of the association, following the withdrawal of invitation to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.

NBA Conference: Withdrawing El-Rufai’s invitation has no religious, ethnic colouration – Usoro

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Paul Usoro, has disclosed that the withdrawal of Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai’s invitation to speak at the association’s forthcoming virtual conference has no ethnic or religious colouration.

MURIC blasts NBA for withdrawing El-Rufai’s invitation to annual conference

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has reacted to the removal of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna from the list of speakers at 2020 Virtual Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.

28-year-old bags 1-year jail term over water tank theft

A Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun, on Monday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Akintunde Segun, to one year imprisonment for stealing a water tank belonging to the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA.

 In 5 months, Borno records 500 sexual abuses – NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, in Borno, says it has recorded about 500 cases of sexual abuse and Gender-Based Violence, GBV, in the past five months.

ACJA 2015: Lawyers decry slow pace of court proceedings

Some lawyers have decried the slow pace of court proceedings, in spite the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, 2015.

Police launch investigation into alleged assault on lawyers with disabilities in Abuja

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has ordered investigation into an alleged assault on members of the Association of Lawyers with Disabilities, ALDIN, in Kubwa by some policemen.

Uphold ethics of legal profession, Falana urges young lawyers

A Human Rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, has urged young lawyers to be prepared to learn and adhere strictly to the principles of legal practice.

NBA commissioner condoles with family of late Bryant

The 41-year-old Kobe Bryant, on Sunday, killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others on board, officials said.

Police should stop prosecuting cases in magistrates’ courts – NBA

Bayo Akinlade, the Chairman of the Ikorodu Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, on Monday frowned at the continued prosecution of cases in the magistrate courts by the police.

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