Category Archives: Legal Practitioners

Lawyers seek Supreme Court’s word over appeal verdict on judicial officers

Lagos State Division of Court of Appeal in its last week judgment gave the exclusive responsibility of disciplining erring judges to the National Judicial Council (NJC). NJC is an administrative body established to oversee the activities of judicial officers so as to protect the Judiciary from the whims and caprices of the executive arm of government. Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali December 19, 2017


Be resourceful, dynamic, Justice Ayoola tasks lawyers

Former chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offence Commission (ICPC), Justice Emmanuel Ayoola (rtd) has charged Nigerian lawyers to be resourceful and dynamic. Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali December 19, 2017

Celebrating Barrister James chukwunenye Ezike, a legal colossus at 70

With so many high profile cases to his name , many of which had become a reference point in Nigeria’s Judicial system, it is unthinkable that he was not conferred with the titled of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali November 29, 2017

Lawyers must invest in acquisition of expertise to offer competitive services

Mrs. Mfon Ekong Usoro is a maritime lawyer with rich national and international experience. She was at a time the director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Authority, NIMASA; chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) and secretary general of the Port State Control Memorandum for West and Central African Region of the World Trade Organisation, WTO. Full story


Posted by Amaka, 19 October 2017

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


Posted by Hussaini Ali October 15, 2017

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


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


Posted by Amaka, 22 August 2017