Category Archives: Legal Practitioners

Lawyers differ over VP’s NNPC loan approval

With the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) still squirming in the controversy wrought on it by poor corporate governance issues, legal opinions continue to differ on the propriety or otherwise of the approval for a joint venture loan, without a discussion and approval by the (NNPC) board.This is as Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, doublespeaks that there is no fraud in the award of contracts by the national oil company. Full story

Source: https://guardian.ng/news/lawyers-differ-over-vps-nnpc-loan-approval/

Posted by Hussaini Ali October 15, 2017

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Law Pavilion to honour 120 SANs

Legal technologies solution provider and software developers Law Pavilion will celebrate 120 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), during the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference, which coincides with the  firm’s 10th anniversary. Full story

Source: http://thenationonlineng.net/law-pavilion-honour-120-sans/

Posted by Hussaini Ali August 23, 2017

Lawyers express divergent views on classification of hate speech as terrorism

Some lawyers on Monday described hate speech as a moral issue not constitutional, while others said it should be treated as a treasonable offence. Full story

Source: www.premiumtimesng.com

Posted by Amaka, 22 August 2017

2014 Confab recommendations ‘unrealistic,’ Falana, others say

A group of Nigerians led by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has said that the recommendations reached at the end of the 2014 National Conference are unrealistic. Full story

Source: www.premiumtimesng.com

Posted by Amaka, 17 July 2017

Lawyer Accuses Nigerian Army Of Land Grab, Contempt Of Court, Petitions NHRC, AGF

In separate petitions to the National Human Rights Commission and the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Effiong accused the Nigerian Army of forcefully evicting his client, taking over and destroying his properties and arbitrarily disobeying the orders of the Federal High Court. Full story

Source: http://saharareporters.com/2017/07/03/lawyer-accuses-nigerian-army-land-grab-contempt-court-petitions-nhrc-agf

Posted by Hussaini Ali July 4, 2017

‘Innovate or die’, Olanipekun warns lawyers

Unless Nigerian lawyers become more innovative and adapt new ways of practice, they risk being rendered redundant and irrelevant by advances in information and communication technology. Full story

Source: https://guardian.ng/features/innovate-or-die-olanipekun-warns-lawyers/

Posted by Hussaini Ali June 6, 2017

‘As economy gets more sophisticated, work of legal professionals will get more complex’

There is no doubt that globalisation has caught up with the practice of law. The legal world is becoming increasingly interconnected as a result of massively increased trade and cultural exchanges. Full story

Source: https://guardian.ng/features/as-economy-gets-more-sophisticated-work-of-legal-professionals-will-get-more-complex/

Posted by Hussaini Ali May 16, 2016