Criminal Justice

EBF Commends Government, People of Ebonyi State over Landmark ACJL, Calls It ‘ Bold and Progressive Initiative’

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The Eastern Bar Forum, EBF, under the aegis of its Governor, His Excellency, Soseipriye LongWilliams, Esq., commends the Government and good people of Ebonyi State as it received with great elation, the domestication of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 through the enactment of the Ebonyi State Adminstration of Criminal Justice Law No. 014 […]

Justice Reform

JUST IN “The True Magistrate”, His Worship Tosin Okikiolu, Receives Ogun Chief Judge’s Special Award

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His Worship, Mr. Oluwatosin Okikiolu, the Magistrate mentioned in a profound personal experience by Counsel Earl Eigbe last weekend, has received an award from the Ogun state Judiciary in” recognition of his great exploit on the bench”. TheLoyal Nigerian Lawyer reliably gathered that the award is not unconnected to the avalanche of commendations heaped on […]

Justice Reform

Report: Rule of Law Continues Negative Slide Worldwide as Nigeria Ranks 106 out of 126 countries

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For Second Year, More Countries Declined Than Improved in WJP Rule of Law Index Steepest Decline Seen in “Constraints on Government Powers,” Suggesting Rising Authoritarianism WASHINGTON, DC (28 February 2019) – The World Justice Project (WJP) today released the WJP Rule of Law Index® 2019, an evaluation of rule of law adherence worldwide based on […]

Justice Reform

NBA Lekki Forum Seminar: Nigerian Correctional Service Act, Mind-Set Education Takes Frontal Stage

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The implementation of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019 and the correctional mind-set education training took centre stage at the 2nd Monthly Knowledge Sharing Seminar Series held on Tuesday, 2nd September, 2019 at Nigerian Correctional Service, Zone ” A” Command Headquarters, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos. The 2nd Knowledge Sharing Seminar was synergised with the Mindset […]

Criminal Justice

NBA Lekki Forum to Hold 2nd Monthly Knowledge Sharing Seminar September 3, 2019

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The Lekki Forum of the Nigerian Bar Association shall on the 3rd September, 2019 host its Second Knowledge Sharing Seminar at the Nigerian Prisons Service by 10am. The Special Knowledge Sharing Seminar is in a synergized form with the Mind-Set Education Training of the International Youth Fellowship, a South Korea-based correctional behaviour NGO. This was […]

Court Matters

Take a 3-Second Survey| Should Court Decisions Remain Lengthy? Presented by Babalola Dictionary

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Dear Learned Friend, A three seconds survey on arguments in favour or against the need to dispense with lengthy decisions in our quest for quicker justice-delivery system. Please let your voice be heard. If you must take a position on length of decisions by Nigerian Courts, what would you rather advocate for? Click here https://forms.gle/s8echshMkvqRBeJN9 […]

Justice Reform

Nigerian Judges Urged to Write Shorter Judgments to Accelerate Justice Delivery

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Nigerian judges have been urged to stop unnecessarily long judgments and substitute them with more concise rulings to save time. The legal practitioners said a departure from the long-standing tradition of long, wordy rulings from judges will promote efficient justice delivery, and thereby maintain public confidence in the judicial system. This argument was made last […]