About N1.75 Million is to be won in the “Business Law Debate” to mark the 60th birthday anniversary of pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL), Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN.

The debate is open to lawyers of 1-10 years post-call. Participants are required to send a video of themselves arguing ‘Whether the Nigerian law should permit third party funding in arbitration.’

The 32 valid entries with the highest ‘likes’ on Instagram will be shortlisted for the next round. The entries close today.

Meanwhile, Gadzama has vowed to debunk “mammoth series of falsehood being concocted and peddled against my person, practice and interpersonal relationship within the legal profession.”

The statements made available to CITY LAWYER read:

N1.75M To Be Won as J-K Gadzama SAN Turns 60.

Are you a lawyer?
Can you debate??
You know a thing or two about Business law???

Then don’t miss this opportunity!
N1,000,000; N500,000 and N250,000 are up for grabs as J-K Gadzama SAN celebrates his 60th Birthday.

Interested Participants should quickly submit their application to partake in this competition

Don’t wait to be told!


Dear Colleagues,

My attention has been drawn to the mammoth series of falsehood being concocted and peddled against my person, practice and interpersonal relationship within the legal profession.

Against this backdrop, it has become pertinent, now more than ever, especially given the likelihood of misconstrued silence as admittance, to state, and categorically so, the true position of things.

Therefore, in the coming days, weeks and months I will be stating in unequivocal terms, my position on the many lies, unwarranted publications and red herrings against my person and practice. Indeed, no matter how dark and scary the night is, it must give way to the light and joy of the morning. I intend to, religiously shine the light of my truth through the many dark lies against my person.

For the record, most of my professional interactions have been documented from day one and I will tap from that rich reserve to put to death these roaring mendacities of falsehood.

Thank you.

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