Around July 28, 2018, eligible members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) should vote to elect a new leadership for another two years in a ballot that has become mired in hydra-headed scandals, redolent of the kind of heavily rigged elections for which Nigeria is a global prize winner. Continue Reading
Over 40 jurists are expected to feature at this year’s Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch Law Week which kicks off tomorrow with a health walk.
Aside from the plethora of topical legal issues to be dissected at the two-day plenary sessions holding on Thursday and Friday at City Hall, Lagos, the Law Week will be garnished with visits to Ikoyi and Kirikiri prisons as well as fun events such as welcome cocktails, the “Ankara Rave” party and Elders’ Nite.
The Paul Usoro that I know is not a greenhorn as far as leadership position is concerned. As an undergraduate in then University of Ife, Paul displayed exemplary leadership qualities as the President of the Law Students Society.
When there was allegation of examination leakages in the famous institution, it was Paul Usoro’s petition as the leader of law students that led to the setting up of Adegbola Commission. And of course, Paul was the first witness to testify. If you have not, please go and read the case of Akintemi v. Onwumechile (1985) 1 NWLR [Pt. 1] for the full facts of the incident. By the way, that’s the first volume of Gani Fawehinmi’s Nigeria Weekly Law Report.