TAIDI HAILS NBA-SLP OVER ANNUAL CONFAB

Bencher and former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) General Secretary, Mr. Jonathan Taidi has felicitated with the NBA Section on Legal Practice (NBA-SLP) over its recent Annual Conference held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

In a statement made available to CITY LAWYER, Taidi stated that the conference “could’nt have come at a better time given the challenges bedevilling the legal profession,” adding that “the speakers and panelists illuminated the pathway to give us a clear view of the future of the legal profession.”

Below is the full text of the statement.

I heartily congratulate the Chairman, Governing Council and Members of the NBA-SLP for a successful 2021 Annual Conference.

The conversation on “Law, Lawyers and the Next Generation” could’nt have come at a better time given the challenges bedevelling the legal profession occasioned by the extraordinary circumstances we live in.

As expected, the speakers and panelists illuminated the pathway to give us a clear view of the future of the legal profession.

It is my hope that the outcome of the deliberations at the Annual Conference will help fashion out policies that energize the practice of law in this country.

Congratulations again, as I wish all attendees and participants journey mercies.

Jonathan Gunu Taidi
Past General Secretary, NBA & Bencher

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ANANABA, UBANI, ESAN INVITE DELEGATES TO SPIDEL CONFAB

The arrow-heads of the eagerly awaited Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL) Annual Conference have extended invitations to prospective delegates to attend the forthcoming conference.

In separate colourful video skits, NBA-SPIDEL Chairman, Prof. Paul Ananaba SAN; former NBA 1st Vice President and Conference Planning Committee Chairman, Mr. Monday Onyekachi Ubani as well as Alternate Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and NBA Ibadan Chairman, Mr. Olayinka Esan all assured delegates that the conference promises to be intellectually rewarding aside from several sideline fun activities.

This year’s annual conference is scheduled to hold in the ancient city of Ibadan between May 23 and 26, 2021. The theme of the conference is “The role of public interest in governance in Nigeria.” CITY LAWYER gathered that while a Welcome Cocktail will be hosted by the Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola  on May 23, the technical sessions will hold on May 24 and 25 alongside fully sponsored lunches for delegates by Prince Lateef Fagbemi SAN and Chief Niyi Akintola SAN. A reception is also to be hosted by Chief Bolaji Ayorinde SAN while Mr. Oladipo Olasope SAN is anchoring yet another luncheon for delegates alongside a planned picnic.

Leading human rights activists and influential state actors among others have all confirmed attendance at the annual conference. To register, click on https://nbaspidel.ng/nba-spidel-conference/ or call 0806-956-6120.

Below are the video skits. 

 

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ANNUAL CONFAB: SPIDEL INVITES EXHIBITORS TO REGAL 2,000 DELEGATES

The Central Planning Committee (CPC) for the eagerly awaited Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL) Annual Conference has invited exhibitors to add more value to the conference by providing services to conferees.

A statement today by the Media & Publicity Sub-committee said: “We therefore write to invite you to showcase your Company during the conference through exhibition and screen adverts on montage during the conference which will garner over 2,000 participants.”

The statement added that there are “limited booths” available for hire and urged potential exhibitors “to clearly write the name of their company and the amount on the teller. Payment should be made on or before the 15th May, 2021.”

It is recalled that many leading speakers have been lined up for the first-ever in-person annual conference since the corona virus pandemic, with many conferees very eager to reconnect with peers among others at the world-class Jogor Centre, Ibadan, Oyo State.

To register for the conference, please click on https://nbaspidel.ng.

The full text of the message is below:

Dear Sir/Madam,

THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION SECTION ON PUBLIC INTEREST AND DEVELOPMENT LAW 2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE: INVITATION FOR EXHIBITION AND ADVERTS.

We write to inform you of the NBA-SPIDEL forthcoming Annual Conference 2019 which comes up from the 23rd to 26th of May, 2021 at the world-class Jogor Centre, Ibadan, Oyo State with the theme, “The Role of Public Interest in Governance in Nigeria”.

In the NBA there are 3 Sections to which the over 140,000 members of the Association belong; they are (i) Section on Legal Practice, (ii) Section on Business Law and (iii) Section on Public Interest and Development Law. The activities of the NBA are structured through these Sections.

We therefore write to invite you to showcase your Company during the conference through exhibition and screen adverts on montage during the conference which will garner over 2,000 participants.

The exhibition and advert rates are as follows;

1. EXHIBITION BOOTHS
Regular Booth: 3/3 metres – N80,000
Premium Booth: 3/6 metres – N150,000
VIP Booth (only 2) – N100,000

2. SCREEN ADVERTS/MONTAGE
25 seconds screen advert on montage– N80,000 (Eighty Thousand Naira)

40 seconds screen advert on montage– N120,000 (One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira)

60 seconds screen advert on montage- N150,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira)

3. ADVERT RATE FOR CONFERENCE LANYARD: N1,000,000 (One Million Naira)

NOTE: There are limited booths and interested exhibitors should ensure to clearly write the name of their company and the amount on the teller. Payment should be made on or before the 15th May,2021 to:

Bank Name: Access Bank

Account Name: Nigerian Bar Association (SPIDEL) Account

Account Number: 0775676671

Upon Payment, kindly scan and send proof of payment to info@nbaspidel.ng and copy nbaspidel@nigerianbar.org.ng

The content of the email should state the name of the company, the phone number of the contact person and details of the staff (maximum four persons) that will be in the booth. For further enquiries contact Edidiong Peter – 08069566120

Accept the assurances of our highest regards as we look forward to hearing from you soonest.

Thank you.
NBA-SPIDEL

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NBA-SPIDEL ANNUAL CONFAB SET TO ELECTRIFY IBADAN

The ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo State will come alive on February 17 as lawyers and justice sector stakeholders descend on the city for the 2021 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL) Annual Conference.

The conference will hold from February 17 to February 20, 2021 with the theme, “The Role of Public Interest in Governance in Nigeria.” Leading lawyers and political office holders are expected at the three-day conference.

The annual conference is coming on the heels of the popular 2019 edition which held in November 2019 in the commercial city of Aba, Abia State and relaunched SPIDEL as a leading NBA section.

Giving more insights on the conference, the Conference Planning Committee (CPC) Chairman, Mr. Monday Ubani and Secretary, Mr. Wole Jimi-Bada said in a statement: “Recall that the last conference of the Section took place in Aba, Abia State and was a tremendous success, as everyone that participated attested to the richness of the conference that was clinically executed by the Chairman of the Section, Dr. Paul Ananaba SAN and the Conference Planning Committee headed by Mr. Chibuike Nwokeukwu SAN. Next year’s conference with the central theme of ‘The Role of Public Interest in Governance in Nigeria’ promises to be an earth-shaking event that will attract the crème de la crème of the noble profession and the political class in Nigeria.

“The three-day event has a load of sub-themes such as ‘Public interest and the respect of the rights of citizens to protest against certain policies of government,’ ‘The legality of Commission of Inquiry of the State Government over Police Brutality,’ ‘Enforcement of Judgement’ and ‘Locus standi in the light of the recent Supreme Court case of Centre for Oil Pollution Watch Vs NNPC’ among others.

“The event taking place in the ancient city of Ibadan in the South West promises to be an experience every lawyer whose interest is geared towards serving the cause of the masses will treasure for a long time. The various speakers that will be Resource Persons for the Conference will include the best array of experts on public interest litigation, top political decision makers and the shakers and movers of the Nigerian economy.

“The Conference will be declared open by the hardworking Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Mr. Seyi Makinde who has in his cabinet two active members of the Bar that were recently elevated to the Inner Bar. These are the Chairman of the Local Conference Planning Committee, Mr. Abiola Olagunju SAN who also heads the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission and Professor Oyelowo Oyewo SAN, the Oyo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice. They will be pivotal to the successful hosting of the Conference next year in Oyo State.

“The indomitable President of the Nigerian Bar Association Mr. Olumide Akpata; the Head of the Secretariat, Mrs. Joyce Oduah, and the entire National Officers, including the National Executive Committee of the Bar have expressed their support for the forthcoming conference that promises not to be forgotten in a hurry for a long to come in the annals of NBA.”

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NBA-SPIDEL ANNUAL CONFAB HOLDS FEB. 17

The popular Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL) will hold between February 17 and 20, 2021 in the ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo State. The theme of the conference is “The Role of Public Interest in Governance in Nigeria.”

According to a statement made available to CITY LAWYER by the Planning Committee headed by fiery human rights activist and former NBA Vice President, Mr. Monday Ubani, the conference will hold at the prestigious Jogor Centre, Off Liberty Road, Ibadan.

Below is the full text of the statement:

THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF SECTION OF PUBLIC INTEREST AND DEVELOPMENT LAW (SPIDEL) OF NBA 2021

The National Conference of Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL) is billed to hold between the 17th and 20th of February, 2021 at Ibadan in Oyo State.

Recall that the last Conference of the Section took place in Aba, Abia State and was a tremendous success as everyone that participated attested to the richness of the Conference that was clinically executed by the Chairman of the Section, Mr Paul Ananaba SAN and the Conference Planning Committee headed by Mr Chibuike Nwokeukwu SAN. Next year’s conference with the central theme of “The Role of Public Interest in Governance in Nigeria” promises to be an earthquaking event that will attract the creme de la creme of the noble profession and the political class in Nigeria.

The three day event will be enriching with various sub topics like “Public interest and the respect of the rights of citizens to protest against certain policies of government, The legality of Commission of Inquiry of the State Government over Police Brutality, Enforcement of Judgement that has become burdensome in our jurisprudence and the matter of Locus Standi in the light of the recent Supreme Court case of Centre for Oil Pollution Watch Vs NNPC amongst other topics.

The event taking place in the ancient city of Ibadan in the South West promises to be an experience every lawyer whose interest is geared towards serving the cause of the masses will treasure for a long time. The various speakers that will be Resource Persons for the Conference will include the best array of experts on Public interest litigation, top political decision makers and the shakers and movers of the Nigerian Economy.

The Conference shall be declared open by the hardworking Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency Mr. Seyi Makinde who has in his cabinet two active members of the Bar that were recently elevated to the rank of Silk. We are talking about the Chairman of the Local Conference Planning Committee, Mr Abiola Olagunju who is heading the State Independent Electoral Commission and Professor Oyelowo Oyewo (SAN designate), the current Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of the State. These two men will be pivotal for the successful hosting of the Conference next year in Oyo State.

The indomitable President of the Nigerian Bar Association Mr Olumide Akpata, the Head of the Secretariat Mrs Joyce Oduah, and the entire National Officers, including the National Executive Committee of the Bar have expressed their support to the forthcoming conference that promises not to be forgotten in a hurry for a long to come in the annals of NBA. The following are the Chairman, Secretary and Members of the Conference Planning Committee that was approved by the National Executive Committee in a meeting held sometime in 2020. They are:

1. Mr. M. O. Ubani – Chairman (08033019746)
2. Mr. Israel Usman – Alternate Chairman,
3. Mr. Wole Jimi-Bada – Secretary
4. Mr. Abdul Fagge – Member
5. Mr Abiola Olagunju (SAN Designate) Chairman LOC
6. Ms Ada Nwafor – Member
7. Mr Adamu Barde – Member
8. Mr Kunle Adegoke (SAN Designate) – Member
9. Ms Agi Anne – Member
10.Ms Aisha Mohammed
11.Mr Ayo Ademuliyi Member
12.Mr Edmund Biriomoni – Member
13.Mr. Emeka Nwadioke – Member
14.Mr Frank Agbaedo – Member
15.Mr. G. R. Ayuba – Member
16. Mr Ibrahim – Member
17.Mr Kola Omotinugbon – Member
18.Ms. Nkem Agboti – Member
19.Dr. Paul Ebiala – Member
20.Mr President Aigbokhan – Member
21.Ms Princess Chukwuani – Member
22. Ms Queendaline Ubani – Member
23.Mr Stainislaus Mbaezue – Member
24.Mr Sylvester Udemezue – Member
25. Mr Chukwuka Ikwuazom (SAN Designate) – Member
26. Mr. Kunle Edun – Member
27. Ms Otti Edah – Member
28.Mr Osita Okoro – Member
29. Mr. Paul Ananaba SAN, Chairman of SPIDEL – Member.
30.Mr Aliyu Binali – Member
31.Mr Abdullahi Karaye – Member
32.Mr Umar Isa Sulaiman – Member
33.Chimezie Iroka – Member
34. Sunday Abednego – Member
35.Jesse Nwaenyo.
36. Okechukwu Barrah
37. Daniel Asomeji

Of interest is the venue of the Conference which is at palatial Jogor Centre, Off Liberty Road, Ibadan with a capacity for 3000 (Three thousand) persons. It is a well air-conditioned environment with a vast parking space for guests. Every lawyer with flair for public interest litigation should endeavour to be at Ibadan next year. Ibadan is one of the ancient cities in Nigeria with so many monumental sites, scenes and tasty meals for those who love their stomach. Mark your diary now, 17th to 20th of February, 2021. Details of Registration shall soon be published from the National Secretariat in Abuja. Let us make this conference one to treasure for a long time to come.

M. O. Ubani,
Chairman, Conference Planning Committee.

Wole Jimi-Bada
Secretary, Conference Planning Committee.

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