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NBA kicks against prosecution of Paul Usoro

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Edo State, asks all lawyers irrespective of political leanings to fight the prosecution of its President, Paul Usoro, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
Paul Usoro

EFCC: NBA president Paul Usoro has case to answer

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro, has a case to answer over alleged N1.4 billion fraud.
Paul Usoro

EFCC: NBA chief Paul Usoro involved in diversion of public funds

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Paul Usoro (SAN), president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), has a case to answer over alleged N1.4 billion fraud.

2019: Simon Lalong to team up with Muhammadu Buhari on free, fair polls

Simon Lalong, Plateau State Governor, has promised to team up with President Muhammadu Buhari administration towards ensuring that 2019 general elections are free, fair and credible polls that will meet international standards.

You’re an interim governor, lacking legitimacy – PDP tells Gboyega Oyetola

The Osun State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has carpeted the newly sworn in governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola, describing him as an interim governor whose legitimacy is questionable in the eyes of the public.

Abia, Imo hold joint valedictory court session for late Justice Uche

The Abia and Imo judiciary on Friday in Umuahia held a joint valedictory court session in honour of the first female judge in the old Imo and Abia, late Justice Ijeoma Uche.

NBA to sue police over harassment of member

The Ilorin Branch of Nigeria Bar Association has vowed to take legal action over alleged brutalisation of one of its members, Lukman Bello, by Police in Ilorin.
Idris Kutigi

Ibrahim Idris mourns late Justice Kutigi

The Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, has commiserated with people of Kutigi, Niger and Nigerians over the sudden demise of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Idris Kutigi, describing him as humble and a complete gentleman.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Nyesom Wike: Federal government intimidating judiciary with trumped-up charges

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government of intimidating the judiciary through unfounded allegations and trumped up charges, stressing that the country has little hope with the way it is being run.

FIDA seeks inclusion of fight against corruption in SDGs

The Ekiti State chapter of International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA), has advocated for inclusion of war against corruption in the programmes of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Joseph Daudu withdraws from Maryam Sanda’s murder trial

The lawyer representing Maryam Sanda, the suspect who allegedly killed her husband, Bilyamin Bello, has withdrawn from the trial

2019: 259 declare interests in 35 seats in Ekiti

No fewer than 259 aspirants have so far declared their interests in Senatorial, House of Representatives and State House of Assembly seats, in the forthcoming 2019 general elections in Ekiti.
Onueze Okocha

It’s unlawful for EFCC to unilaterally probe state’s finances – Ex-NBA chief

A former President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Chief Onueze Okocha (SAN), has said it is unlawful for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to invade a state and commence unilateral investigations of her finances.
Yemi Osinbajo

Judiciary: VP Osinbajo tasks states on financial autonomy

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged State Governments yet to implement first line charge for judiciary to do so to enhance more improvement in the judiciary.
Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning

Minister: Nigeria must urgently curb population growth to abolish extreme poverty

Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, says there is an urgent need to pay attention to Nigeria’s uncontrolled population growth.

Rule of law: The president got it wrong

President Muhammadu Buhari was guest of honour on Sunday at the NBA Conference and he had the additional responsibility of declaring the conference open. In his address, he told the gathering of eminent lawyers and judges that his administration will prioritise national security over and above the rule of law.

Presidency: Ex-NSA Dasuki’s diversion of money meant for military hardware led to 100,000 deaths

The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Garba Shehu, has said that no fewer than 100,000 Nigerians died as a result of the diversion of monies meant for the purchase of hardware for the Nigerian military by the former National Security Adviser (NSA) to President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

Ex-Minister Fani-Kayode demands reasons for police invitation

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has requested the police to provide information on his alleged offence, and an extension of time for him to appear for questioning.

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Elections: We’re satisfied with process so far – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is satisfied with the ongoing conduct of the elections so far from the reports it has received from the 36 states and FCT.

Election: Senator Shehu Sani loses polling unit with wide margin

Shehu Sani is seeking re-election to the Senate under the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) while Uba Sani is vying on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Malfunctioning smart card readers mars voting in llorin

Hundreds of eligible voters’ in several parts of Ilorin metropolis were unable to cast their votes at the commencement of voting on Saturday following malfunctioning of smart card readers.