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1,785 new lawyers called into Nigerian Bar

A total of 1, 785 new lawyers were admitted into the Nigerian Bar on Tuesday, with Chairman of the Body of Benchers, Chief O. C Okocha, SAN, urging them to embrace professionalism at all times.

South-west lawyers fault NBA election, call for cancellation

Lawyers in the South West, under the aegis of Egbe Amofin, yesterday, called on the Body of Benchers to cancel the recent election of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.
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President Buhari mourns Justice Karibi-Whyte

President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte.
Opeyemi Bamidele

Body of Benchers names Senator Bamidele as member

The Body of Benchers in Nigeria has named a member of the National Assembly, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, as its member.

MTN appoints ex-minister, ex-revenue chief, ex-NBA president as board members

Telecommunications firm, MTN, has notified the Nigeria Stock Exchange of a substantial change in its board structure. Pioneer board chair, Pascal Dozie, is stepping down along with five other directors.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki mourns late Justice Nasir

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the death of former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mamman Nasir.

Hijab: Muslim women urge NBA, benchers to carry out reforms

A group, Coalition of Nigeria Muslim Women, has urged the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and Body of Benchers, to carry out necessary reforms in order to remain relevant.

House of Reps panel asks Police to arrest Okoi Obono-Obla for alleged forgery

A House of Representatives’ panel has asked the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to arrest President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Anti-Corruption and Chairman, Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP), Okoi Obono-Obla, for forgery.

LPDC disbars seven lawyers, suspends 12 others

The Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) on Tuesday disclosed that it has between January and November this year disbarred seven legal practitioners and suspended 12 others over various acts of professional misconduct.

4,000 graduate from Nigeria Law Schools, 161 with First Class

The Nigeria Law School on Tuesday said that over 4000 candidates were successful at its August/ September 2018 Bar Final Examinations and 161 of them made First Class.
Firdausa Amasa

Hijab controversy: Amasa Firdaus, others called to bar

The Nigerian Law School yesterday said 1,550 students were successful after the April 2018, Bar final examinations while their success rate is put at 68.6 per cent.

NSCIA threatens nationwide protests, legal battles over hijab saga

The umbrella body of Nigerian muslims, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has responded to the current hijab controversy rocking the Nigerian Law School.

Nigerian law graduate denied call to bar over hijab

A Nigerian law school graduate was denied her call to the bar for refusing to take off her headscarf.

Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen charges 4,283 new lawyers to be honest

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has charged 4,283 new lawyers called to the Bar yesterday to be honest with their clients when advising them on their chances of winning a case.

Nigerian law school graduates 29 first class students

The Nigerian Law School on Tuesday said 29 out of the 4,294 candidates called to the Nigerian Bar bagged First Class after the August 2017 bar examinations.

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai has appointed new members of the management team and boards of some agencies, as part of continuous efforts to strengthen Kaduna State Government structures.

Kaduna to revive guidance, counselling unit in public schools

The Kaduna State Government said on Friday that it would revive guidance and counselling unit in public Secondary Schools in the state.
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Akwa Ibom announces dates for resumption of schools

Akwa Ibom State Government has fixed September 21 2020 for the commencement of processes for the resumption of academic activities in the state-owned university, college of education and public primary schools.
Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he is critical of the Nigerian army so that they can improve in their fight against insurgency.

Governor Zulum: Boko Haram now recruits children in Borno

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State says Boko Haram insurgents have started recruiting children in the state due to the increase in unemployment.

Edo election: PDP Reps condemn ‘siege’ on opposition governors

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned alleged siege on opposition governors by security agents in Benin City, the Edo State capital, ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state.
Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.

Bayern thrash Schalke 8-0 in Bundesliga opener

Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.