Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Thompson Okpoko SAN has played host to leading litigator, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN.

The event, witnessed by other Bar leaders in his Warri Office, was held on the sidelines of the 2021 NBA Warri Branch Dinner. The duo discussed ways to raise standards at the Nigerian Bar, propagate its tenets and foster the welfare of young lawyers.

At the branch dinner where Gadzama was the Special Guest of Honour, highlights included goodwill messages, sit-out with young lawyers, cutting of the cake and launch of the branch Bar Directory by Gadzama.

Meanwhile, the former NBA Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL) chairman has congratulated the former Head of his Maiduguri Office, Mr. Moses Alfred Ebute SAN on his election as the new Chairman of NBA-Unity Bar, Abuja.

Gadzama said that his election as unopposed candidate “was an attestation by all members of your acceptability and credible character.” He urged Ebute to keep up with his “good spirit of commitment” and utilize his “leadership prowess” to ensure the growth and improvement of the branch during his tenure.

On the other hand, J-K Gadzama LLP has released its 4th Quarter Newsletter, Vol. 33. According to a statement by the law firm, “The latest edition includes the Keynote Address by the Founding Principal Partner of J-K Gadzama LLP, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN, on the theme, Nigeria and Challenges of Insecurity: the Law and Lawyers as a Panacea, delivered at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Owo Branch 2021, Law Week on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in celebration of the 65th Birthday Anniversary of His Excellency, Arakurin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, the Governor of Ondo State

“The newsletter also features sights and scenes from the J-K Gadzama LLP 6th Hon. Justice Chukwudifu Oputa JSC (Rtd) Professional Training and Mentoring Program for Young Lawyers, which had in attendance the likes of Chief Godwin Kanu Agabi, SAN, Hon. Justice Husseni Baba-Yusuf, Prof. Tahir Mamman SAN, Mr. Oyetola Atoyebi, SAN.”

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