Former 2nd Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Monday Onyekachi Ubani, has emerged the new Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law.
In December 2020, Michelle Adigun* transferred ₦300,000 ($750) to Brisk Capital, an investment firm she discovered on Instagram. The firm promised to pay her 30% of that capital for three consecutive months.
The promise was fulfilled. The last 30% was paid alongside her initial capital. Thrilled by this, Adigun more than doubled her commitment to ₦700,000 on March 2, 2021. Same monthly promise as above. No questions asked.
That was the assertion with which Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, began his remarks during the first session on the second full day of the 2021 annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association’s Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL) in Ibadan, Oyo State. Jointly moderated by two Senior Advocates of Nigeria – Messrs Femi Falana, SAN and Chukwuka Ikwuazom, SAN, the session was convened to discuss the topic, ‘Anti-Corruption Model: Asset Declaration, Public Access and Emerging Issues.’
Of the total debt of N32.92tn, the Federal Government has a total of N26.91tn, leaving a balance of N6.01tn to sub-national governments, mainly, the 36 state governments and the Federal Capital Territory Administration.
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has advised parents to teach children good behavior and instill in them high moral values.
He said this in a message to congratulate children on the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day celebration.
Aggrieved students of the Kaduna State University (KASU) on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest in the main campus over plans by government to increase school fees from N35, 000 to minimum of N150, 000.
But Shehu, who in the Presidency statement questioned the legality of the Southern governors’ resolutions, appeared on ARISE NEWS CHANNEL on Tuesday night and clarified that his views were misconstrued.
Shehu said: “The president wants to see an end to open grazing; he wants to see ranching; but he wants it in a way that’s organised and he has a plan for it and the plan will take off in June.”
On July 24, 2000, the government of Lagos State under the leadership of its then-Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, blazed a trail in the legal annals of Nigeria by setting up an Office of the Public Defender in the Ministry of Justice (incidentally under the stewardship of its Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice at the time, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN (who has, of course, since gone on to become Nigeria's Vice-President), with a view to assisting disadvantaged groups in accessing justice through a strong, vibrant and high-quality pro bono service in collaboration with national and international stakeholders.