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THE NBA NATIONAL ELECTIONS 2016; MEET THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

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jk 1The president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) would be determined in the national elections scheduled to hold on 30th & 31st July, 2016. Other positions would also be fought for but then the office of the president as usual is the main focus of interest.

Two great and eminent gentlemen have thrown their hat into the race and have been traversing the length and breadth of the country to sell their candidacy to lawyers. With beautiful campaign websites, catchy social media ads and teams of zealous volunteers the campaigns I must confess have been a departure from the rancorous campaigns of the past.

Meet the Presidential Candidates

Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN (JK) is squaring out with Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud SAN (AB). Continue reading

Legend Series

SOYINKA @82; REMINISCING ON THE ADVENTURES OF KONGI PART 2

Today, we continue the concluding part of our maiden post in our Legend Series Category celebrating Prof. Wole Soyinka on his 82nd birthday. 

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Prof. Wole Soyinka

The Wild Wild West!

“Whether you vote for us or not, we don’t give a damn, since we are going to win anyway. The angels will descend and from the heavens to cast their votes on our side …”Continue reading

Legend Series

SOYINKA @82; REMINISCING ON THE ADVENTURES OF KONGI

Today, Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in Literature and conscience of the Nigerian, nay African Society Prof. Wole Soyinka clocks 82. We shall be celebrating this milestone with a 2 part series on Sage’s indelible footprints on the Nigerian political and legal system. Please lets us all give Prof. the blast he deserves on his birthday.

“This is a voice, the true voice of the people of Western Nigeria and all the voices are saying very simply:

Akintola, get out;

Akintola, get out and take with you your band of renegades who have lost with you any pretence of humanity, and have become nothing, but murdering beasts.Continue reading

Commentary

THE NBA NATIONAL ELECTIONS 2016; YOUNG LAWYERS HOLD THE ACE

“Mr. President, my name is (withheld by me) and I am from the Enugu Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). I received a copy of the statement of account of the NBA which has been presented for adoption. I was wondering why it was not given to us with our conference materials at the beginning of the conference so we can be properly prepared to deliberate on it before its adoption”Continue reading

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   LAWYERS AND THE LAW; THE PSYCHOLOGY OF A NIGERIAN MYTH

 As a child, I always wanted to be a lawyer. I can’t recall exactly what got me attracted to the profession, but I remember I always admired their gait, neat and descent sense of dressing and plenty big grammar. They always seemed different from every other person to me back then. I remember rewinding several times, a part in a movie where a lawyer was defending a lady in a law court. I was exactly awed by the intelligence and eloquence of the lawyer in that movie. I wanted to hear him quote the law over and over again, it tickled my fancy a whole lot.Continue reading

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HOW TO SET UP A WEBSITE HOSTED BLOG IN LESS THAN 20 MINUTES

Web Hosting

In my post 20 Months of “Blogging & “Lawyering”, I had promised to publish a guide on how to purchase and set up a website. This post is a fulfillment of that promise. In an earlier post, “Lawyers, Why Blog”, I had enumerated the advantages of blogging and the benefits that comes from there. So whether you want to buy a website for business, law practice or your blog then  follow these steps and a new website will be yours in a jiffy. So here we go!Continue reading

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20 MONTHS OF BLOGGING & “LAWYERING”

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Hmmmm! How time flies! In November 2014, history was made as I began what was Nigeria’s first website hosted blog on law and legal practice. My niche was also novel. The first law blog dedicated to young lawyers and new wigs to ease the challenges of their early post call years and share their experiences.Continue reading

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