Justice Reform

Delta State CJ Charges BEDC to Connect Correctional Facilities to National Grid

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Chief Judge of Delta State, Marshal Umukoro, has charged the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, to connect the Ogwashi-Uku Custodial Centre of the Nigerian Correctional Service to the national grid for electricity supply. Umukoro made the call at Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area where he rounded off 2019 jail delivery visit. He tasked BEDC […]

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NBA Kano Branch is Rich– Habeeb Lawal

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I represented the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro SAN at the State Validation Public Forum for the Domestication and Implementation of Kano State Administration of Criminal Justice Law, 2019, in Kano yesterday. I was in awe of the richness of the history of the Kano Branch which has produced many silks, Attorneys […]

Justice Reform

Police Duty Solicitors’ Scheme: The NBA Ikorodu Branch Experience| Useful Tips

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Sharing the NBA Ikorodu Experience by Bayo Akinlaade, Esq. Chairman, NBA Ikorodu Branch 08065172866, bayoace@gmail.com  The Nigerian Bar Association, Ikorodu Branch, established a Committee within the Branch called: The Police and Other Law Enforcement Intervention Committee  ❖ Appointed a Coordinator within the Committee to Coordinate all PDSS activities  HOW NBA IKORODU BRANCH STARTED PDSS  ❖ Organized a […]

Justice Reform

Free e-book| Poverty, Justice and the Rule of Law Report of IBA Presidential Task Force on the Financial Crisis Edited by Peter D Maynard, Ph.D., Neil Gold, LSM, LLM

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Few contemporary questions are as fundamental for the legal profession as the wellbeing (or lack thereof) of more than one billion people on the planet living in poverty. Featuring contributions from four Nobel laureates, Poverty, Justice and the Rule of Law (2013) – the Report of the Second Phase of the IBA Presidential Task Force on the Global […]

Criminal Justice

‘Let Us Set the Process in Motion’, Chairman NBA Gombe Branch, Haruna Yelma Esq, Says in an Address at the Workshop on Promoting the Domestication, Implementation of ACJA, 2015

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Welcome Address by the Chairman Nigeria Bar Association Gombe Branch, Haruna Yelma Esq, on the Occasion of the Workshop on Promoting the Domestication and Implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Legislation in Gombe State at Maidugu Guest Palace, Gombe on 22nd October, 2019. Your Excellencies, My lord the Ag Chief Judge, My Lords, Your […]

Criminal Justice

NBA Calls on Kebbi State to Domesticate the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015

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The Nigerian Bar Association,NBA, has urged Kebbi State government to domesticate the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, in order to enhance Justice delivery. The call was made in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State at the State Legislative Advocacy and Sensitization Workshop on Promotion and Domestication of Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, 2015 organize by the […]

Criminal Justice

Exparte Order to Remand: Holden Charge in Another Name by Douglas Ogbankwa, Esq.

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The Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, brought about innovations in the Criminal Justice System in Nigeria. The domestication of the Law in some States, however, has left much to be desired. The most appalling, obnoxious and unacceptable provision is the Exparte Order to Remand persons in Prison or Police Custody pending “investigation “. The […]

Criminal Justice

MAN Nasarawa Branch, Correctional Service Officers, Hold Interactive Seminar to Boost Understanding

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The Magistrates’ Association of Nigeria, MAN, Nasarawa State Branch Chairman, His worship Abdullahi Hassan Shams Shama, other Magistrates had an interactive seminar with Controller of Nigerian Correctional Service ( Formerly Nigeria Prison Service), Mr E. E. Okoro and his lieutenants from other correctional centres in the state. The centres comprise Lafia, Wamba, keffi, Nasarawa, Toto […]

Criminal Justice

Police Officers are Incompetent to File Criminal Charges before any Court in Cross River State, Magistrate Rules

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A Chief Magistrate Court sitting as Court No. 23, Garden Street, Calabar and presided over by His Worship Magistrate Eno Iyamba Esq. has on Tuesday 8/10/2019 held that police officers are incompetent to file criminal charges before any court in Cross River State of Nigeria. In Charge No. MC/541C/2019: COP V Sunny Ekong Asuquo, the […]

Criminal Justice

Invitation| NBA Ikorodu Branch 1st Annual Police Duty Solicitors’ Scheme, Legal Aid Report| November 13

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The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ikorodu Branch invites lawyers, stakeholders to the first presentation of its Police Duty Solicitors’ Scheme, PDSS, and legal aid report on Wednesday, 13th of November, 2019, at the Ikorodu Town Hall (opposite Ikorodu High Court) at 11 am prompt. The content of the invitation letter is reproduced below: Dear Sir/Madam; […]