VERIFICATION: We are Ready –Yadudu

There are strong indications that the Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA) will restart the suspended verification process at 12 noon today.

ECNBA Chairman, Prof. Auwalu Yadudu told CITY LAWYER today that the committee ‘plans’ to commence the verification process as scheduled. Continue Reading

NASS SIEGE: Ojukwu Tasks NBA on Democracy

  • Frontline presidential candidate in the forthcoming Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Elections, Prof. Ernest Ojukwu SAN has urged NBA leadership to play a more active role in securing Nigeria’s fragile democracy. Continue Reading

NASS Siege Grave Threat to Democracy – NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has described today’s siege on the premises of the National Assembly as “grave threat to our democracy.” Continue Reading

Resignation Scam Designed to Scuttle Election – NBA

• ‘Our Letterhead was Cloned’
• ‘We Will Investigate this Forgery’

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has said that the purported resignation of the Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) Chairman, Prof. Auwalu Yadudu SAN was designed to scuttle ongoing efforts to conduct the troubled NBA National Officers Elections.

In a statement by NBA General Secretary, Mr. Isiaka Olagunju, the association debunked the alleged resignation, noting that both its letterhead and Yadudu’s signature were cloned. The NBA vowed that the forgery would be investigated.

Yadudu had yesterday told CITY LAWYER that he had not resigned, descriing the alleged resignation letter as “fake.” In a text message he later sent to CITY LAWYER, the embattled electoral committee chairman also hinted that the police would be invited to look into the matter with a view to bringing the culprits to justice. His words: “I am afraid we would make it a police case.”

The legal community was agog yesterday when news filtered in that the Law teacher had ‘stepped aside’ from the post, thereby pouring fuel into the preparations for the biennial elections.

Below is the full text of the statement:

The attention of the Nigerian Bar Association has been drawn to an online media report by the ‘The Nigeria Lawyer’ on 6th August, 2018, that the Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) Professor Auwalu
Yadudu has resigned.

It is quite unfortunate that the report was not only built on falsehood but constitute an act of forgery. The official letterhead of the NBA and the Signature of the Chairman of the ECNBA were forged in that publication. The
entire content of the publication is false.

The NBA will ensure that this publication that is perpetrated to disrupt the ongoing electoral process to the extent of forging the NBA official letterhead and signature of the Chairman of ECNBA are investigated.

We therefore wish to state that Professor Auwalu Yadudu and the members of the ECNBA are committed towards ensuring a credible, free and fair election.

We further implore all members of the Association to desist from publishing contents and/or taking steps that will disrupt the electoral process but rather cooperate with the ECNBA in ensuring a credible, free and fair election.

Thank you

Aare Isiaka Abiola Olagunju
General Secretary
Dated 6th August, 2018

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RESIGNATION SCANDAL: ‘We Shall Prosecute Offenders,’ Says Yadudu

The Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA), Professor Auwalu Yadudu SAN has vowed to press charges against those found guilty of forging his alleged resignation letter.

In a text message to CITY LAWYER yesterday while sending his statement debunking the alleged resignation, the embattled ECNBA Chairman said: “Above is my immediate response to the publication. I am afraid we would make it a police case.” Continue Reading

‘Those Seeking Return of CHAMS Desperate,’ Says Ex NBA Scribe

Former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Branch Secretary and a key supporter of Chief Arthur Obi Okafor SAN, Mr. Adebola Lema has blasted those calling for a return of CHAMS Plc in the troubled verification exercise for the NBA National Officers Elections. Okafor is one of the three presidential candidates in the elections. Continue Reading

‘I Have Not Resigned,’ Yadudu Tells City Lawyer

Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA) has told CITY LAWYER that he has not resigned his appointment.

There was anxiety today on the position of the embattled electoral committee chairman when a letter emerged claiming that he has resigned his position as ECNBA Chairman. Continue Reading

BREAKING: Verification Must Continue – Yadudu

Embattled Electoral Committee of the NBA Chairman, Prof. Auwalu Yadudu SAN has directed that the verification exercise should continue beyond the 10 o’clock deadline earlier set for it to end. Continue Reading

BREAKING: ECNBA Set to Extend Verification Deadline Again

• Officer Slams Branches for Chaos
• Says Compilation of Branch Voters’ List Irregular
• Branches Warn Against Disenfranchising Members

The Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA) may for the umpteenth time joggle its timelines for the National Officers Elections, CITY LAWYER can authoritatively report.

Although the ECNBA had earlier set 10 o’clock today as the deadline for the verification exercise, it is seemingly apparent that many eligible voters will be disenfranchised should the electoral body stick to the deadline. Continue Reading


• Says Less than 20% of Members Verified
• Queries List Used for Verification
• ‘Help Desk is Helpless’
• ‘ECNBA Lacks Transparency’
• Our Members are Getting Restive, Says Ikwuazom

There are ominous signs that the Nigerian Bar Association (Lagos Branch) may head to court to challenge any attempt to disenfranchise its members from voting in the forthcoming NBA National Officers Election. Continue Reading