The 13th edition of the Annual Chief Gani Fawehinmi Lecture and Symposium has been scheduled to hold on Sunday 15th January 2017 at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja by 12 noon.
The Gani Fawehinmi Lecture and Symposium is organized annually by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ikeja Branch and this year’s event is the 13th edition of the Fawehinmissm Lecture Series instituted in honour of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAM, SAN.
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The theme for this year’s Chief Gani Fawehinmi Lecture is;
“Nigeria Anti-Corruption War: Whither the Legal Profession & the Judiciary?”
This year’s theme is very instructive in view of the current government’s anti-corruption war in the judiciary. The lecture will collate the views of the crème de la crème of the Nigerian Civil Society on the government anti-corruption crusade.
Like other editions, this year’s Gani Fawehinmi Lecture will feature a constellation of stars in the Nigeria’s civil society, the legal profession and the academia. The pioneer Chairman of the Independent and Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and former president of the Court of Appeal Justice M. A. Akanbi will chair the event.
The Keynote speaker is Prof. Omotoye Olorode, a radical intellectual and accomplished academic. Other discussants include Prof. Ernest Ojukwu, former Deputy Director-General of the Nigerian Law School; Prof. Jacob Dada, a Justice of the Gambian Court of Appeal and Nigeria’s top non-conformist, activist and Musician, Mr. Charles Oputa (Charly Boy).
Attendance to the Gani Fawehinmi Lecture is open to lawyers, academics, civil rights advocates, students and other interested members of the public.
There is no better way to start your year than with this lecture as it affords an opportunity to network with the leading figures in the Nigerian civil society, legal profession and top academics.
As with all other editions of the Gani Fawehinmi Lecture, the first 100 attendees to arrive the venue will get a free gift. So you have no reason to miss it. It’s free and on a Sunday. So where else would you rather be?