INDEPENDENCE: NBA WARNS AGAINST ANARCHY

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has warned the political class not to plunge the country into chaos, especially as the 2019 General Election approaches. Continue Reading

NBA Blasts INEC On Controversial Osun Election

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has criticised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the controversial Osun State Governorship Election. Continue Reading

Pa Tunji Gomez Goes Home Today

Legendary Pa Fortunatus Olatunji Gomez will be laid to rest today at the Ikoyi Cemetery Annex after a funeral service at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina. The service will hold at 11 am.

Reception of guests is scheduled for 3 pm at City Hall, Lagos.

A Service of Songs was held last Wednesday for the deceased at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina while a Wake Keep was held yesterday at Kings College, his beloved alma mater.

Pa Gomez, as he is fondly called, died on July 17, 2018 after a brief illness. A veteran and consummate Bar-man, Pa Gomez was a regular feature at Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch meetings even in the twilight of his life.

Announcing his demise, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch Chairman, Mr. Chukwuka Ikwuazom said in a statement:“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Pa Tunji Gomez. Pa Gomez was until his death yesterday night, the oldest practicing lawyer in Nigeria and a deeply loved member of the Premier Bar. “The Branch had, in recognition of his excellent service and uncommon devotion to the Branch, celebrated his 90th birthday in style a few months ago.

“Our deepest condolences go to his immediate family. We will greatly miss Pa Gomez and pray that his soul will rest in perfect peace.”

Popularly known by his sobriquet, “It’s a matter of conscience,” Pa Gomez was Nigeria’s oldest practising lawyer prior to his demise. He was considered as the Conscience of the Bar, always pointing the association towards a path of moral rectitude. He was also passionate about the plight especially of young lawyers.

He was born in 1928 and enrolled into King’s College, Lagos in 1944. His activism manifested early in his eventful life, as he is reputed to have led the 1948 strike at the College which significantly turned around the fortunes of the students.

Pa Gomez was part of the legal team that defended late Chief Obafemi Awolowo during his celebrated treason trial in 1962. He is also reputed as the first lawyer to sue the Military Government in Nigeria in the celebrated case of Madam Shapara vs. Lagos State Government.

An avid yoga practitioner, Pa Gomez is a longstanding advocate for the welfare especially of young lawyers. He is the author of two books, including “Guide to Happy Marriage.” He was married with children.

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UPDATED: AGC to Gulp N750 Million

The 2018 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Conference (AGC) will cost the association a whopping N750 Million, CITY LAWYER can authoritatively report. 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

LAWYERS’ BANK: Committee Submits Report

The Adhoc Committee on the Acquisition of Lawyers Microfinance Bank chaired by Mr. Femi Olubanwo, a Founding Partner at Banwo & Ighodalo, yesterday submitted its report to NBA President, Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud SAN.

Present at the occasion were the three presidential candidates in the forthcoming NBA National Officers Elections now slated to hold on August 19 and 20, 2018. The event took place on the sidelines of the press conference on the elections. 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:

PRESS RELEASE: PROFESSOR AUWALU YADUDU REMAINS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ECNBA
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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INSURGENCY: NBA to Launch Support Fund for Lawyers

The Nigerian Bar Association is set to launch a fund to support members affected by violence in the North East.

Below is an NBA statement on the matter:

INVITATION TO THE LAUNCH OF NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION SUPPORT FUND FOR LAWYERS AFFECTED BY INSURGENCY IN THE NORTH EAST NIGERIA

The NBA will be launching a Support Fund for our colleagues who were affected by insurgency in the North East.

The Launch is slated to hold by 10:00am on Friday 10th August 2018 at the Auditorium of NBA National Secretariat, Plot 1101, Cadastral Zone AOO, Central Business District Abuja. H.E. Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR the Executive Governor of Sokoto State will Chair the occasion. Other notable dignitaries will also be in attendance.

Kindly confirm your participation via email to : folake.peters@nigerianbar.org.ng

We urge you to support this worthy cause.

For enquiries, please contact Folake on 08035568537.

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NBA Storms Port Harcourt for Parley

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is set to hold a “Town Hall Meeting” in Port Harcourt to forge a roadmap for peace and development in the Niger Delta zone.

Below is a statement on the meeting:

INVITATION TO THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION ONE-DAY TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE NIGER-DELTA

Dear Sir/Madam,

The Nigerian Bar Association invites you to a 1-day Town Hall Meeting with Stakeholders in the Niger-Delta, with the theme: ‘Improving on Peace, Security and Sustainable Development in the Niger-Delta Region- the Imperatives’.
It shall be a convergence of key stakeholders in the Niger-Delta region including representatives of the local, state and federal governments; ministries, departments and agencies; security and law enforcement agencies; corporate, non-governmental and civil society organisations. The Town Hall shall deliberate on the issues affecting the region and proffer solutions which would be of immense benefit to the Niger-Delta.

The Town Hall Meeting is scheduled to hold on Wednesday 8 August 2018 at the NBA Port Harcourt Branch, No 1 Bank Road, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

For further enquiries, please contact Okechukwu Uzoechi on 08064919615 and uzoechi.okechukwu@nigerianbar.org.ng

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