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Hajj Pilgrims

Reduction in Hajj fare commended

Efforts of the Hajj stakeholders that culminated in reduction of the 2019 Hajj fare by over N50,000 across states have been commended by the Independent Hajj Reporters, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) that monitors and reports Hajj and Umrah activities in the country.
Hajj Pilgrims

CSO commends pilgrims’ boards over low hajj fare despite global hike

The Independent Hajj Reporters, a civil society organisation that monitors and reports hajj activities, has commended Muslim Pilgrims Welfare boards in the states for their efforts in keeping the cost of hajj within N1.5 million, despite the increased in some hajj services in Saudi Arabia.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Okon Efut, who led the former Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen’s defence team at Thursday’s judgment proceedings of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, has indicated that the conviction of the former CJN would be appealed at the Court of Appeal.

NJC removes Justice Onnoghen from membership list

The National Judicial Council has removed the name and image of Walter Onnoghen from its members list on its website.

Election tribunal: Wole Olanipekun to lead President Buhari’s legal team

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), will lead a team comprising 8 other Snr Advocates, to defend President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate in court.

NBA: Courts boycott over Justice Onnoghen to uphold rule of law

The decision of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to embark on a two-day boycott of the nation’s courts and its call on the federal government to stop its purported removal and trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter S N Onnoghen, was underpinned by the imperative of upholding the rule of law in the country and not based on any partisan or parochial premises.

Justice Onnoghen: NBA sets up three-member panel to liaise with lawyers in federal government

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has set up a three-member committee to review the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.

NBA: Rule of law superior to national security

The Nigerian Bar Association has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari that national interest and security take priority over the rule of law.
Yemi Osinbajo

Federal government commits N500 billion to poverty alleviation

The Federal Government is putting the sum of N500 billion into wealth creation and poverty alleviation, Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said.
Paul Usoro

NBA ratifies Paul Usoro as President-elect despite protest

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday ratified the election of Paul Usoro (SAN) as the President-elect of the association.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian politician currently the President of Ghana, in office since January 2017.

Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo main speaker at NBA conference

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana would be the main speaker at this year’s conference of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) which opened in Abuja on Sunday.

Federal government partners NBA on war against drug abuse

In a bid to stem the tide of various abuses, including domestic violence and infringement of the rights of vulnerable in the society, the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) has launched a war against unscrupulous violators in a strategic partnership with the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

NBA elects Paul Usoro as new president

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has elected a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Paul Usoro, as its new national president.
Abdullahi Shinkafi

Zamfara banditry claims 3,000 lives, gulps N17 billion – official

The ongoing banditry in Zamfara State has claimed over 3,000 lives with the state government spending some N17bn in the past seven years on fighting the problem.
Abdullahi Shinkafi

Zamfara attacks: 3,000 people killed, 2,000 homes destroyed – official

The ongoing banditry in Zamfara has claimed over 3,000 lives in the past few years, an official has said.
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Zamfara banditry: We need solutions not sympathy – Emir

The Emir of Zurmi in Zamfara, Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed, says the people of the emirate need solution to the persistent banditry in the town and not sympathy or condolences.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara: We have spent over N17 billion on security

The Secretary to the Government of Zamfara State (SSG), Prof. Muhammad Shinkafi, has disclosed that the state government has spent over N17billion in its quest at finding lasting solution to the lingering insecurity issue that has been ravaging the state in recent times.
The Rivers state government has confirmed the death of its Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Honourable Emmanuel Chinwenwo Aguma

NBA: Emmanuel Aguma left indelible marks on legal profession

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Abubakar Mahmoud, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has declared that the late Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Rivers State, Emmanuel Aguma (SAN), left indelible marks on the legal profession.

NBA warns security agencies, military to stop meddling in politics

President of the NBA, Abubakar Mahmoud SAN, who gave the warning at the launch of the NBA endowment fund in support of Access to Justice Interventions in the North East Region, said involvement of security agencies in the democratic process would be against the overall interest of Nigerians.

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