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THE 2015 NBA ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE (AGC) COMMENCES!

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“The annual ritual of legal gentlemen and judicial brethren conglomerating for academic, legal and socio-cum political tete- a-tete on the legal, political and social quagmires obfuscating legal practice, asphyxiating legal practitioners and militating against societal equilibrium viz a vis the temporal and permanent change romancing the political system which is audible to the deaf and visible to the blind like the Biblical Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin, has descended on …”

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COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MASTERS AND PHD STUDY

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Your dreams for an LLM, MBA or PhD in law from a UK university at no cost may just be inches away!

Applications have opened for interested Applicants who are citizens of developing Commonwealth countries in the Commonwealth Scholarships programme. The Commonwealth Scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) with the objective of “contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth”.

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LAW STUDENTS CORNER; THINK INTERNSHIP

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Law students; Internships could broaden legal learning Photocredit facebook.com/rotimi.m.kodaolu

The long holidays are here again! It’s another long period off academics and school work. What are you gonna do with it? Hustle for extra cash to buy new clothes and phones to wow your mates in school after resumption? Hmmm! Well those from the not so wealthy home also hustle for extra cash to keep body and soul together and buy their books. So it’s understandable!

However, you can do something else. Internship! Yea you heard right! There is a whole world of difference between what you are taught in school and what obtains in real life in legal practice. The only way you can see the practical application of what you are taught is by interning in a law office or law chambers!Continue reading

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NAIJA POLICE; A LAWYER’S FRIEND OR FIEND!

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“There should be no relationship between a Science Student and an Arts Student, the only thing that holds you together is just two subjects, English Language and Mathematics. You should not associate with them or have anything to do with them. Don’t ever go to their class …”

The above statement is credited to my Chemistry Teacher in secondary School. My Chemistry Teacher, let us call him Uncle P (we called our teachers uncles and aunties), was a young man pushed into the very difficult task of teaching by the country’s number one killer of dreams; unemployment (teaching is not an easy task for those who it’s not their passion).

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EVERYBODY HATES LAWYERS

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I had carefully crossed the four lane Oshodi/Apapa Expressway after I alighted from a Mile 2 bound Danfo bus. I was fagged out from the days job but not too tired to notice a large crowd of  people watching a fight between a Danfo Driver and an Agbero. I quickly took a good place amongst the spectators. In today’s world where people paid as high as a $100, 000. 00 to watch a Mayweather v. Pacquiao bout, who would reject a more exciting offer to watch a street fight for free.

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THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT AND AFRICA

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In July 2011, I was set to defend my project for the award of an LLB in law at the Faculty of Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. I had written my long essay on the topic “Promoting international Criminal Justice and the Role of the International Criminal Court (ICC)”.

I had barely taken my seat when the first member of the defence panel fired what has become the African question “Why is the ICC obsessed with Africa and African leaders?” Before I could answer the question, the only female member of the panel asked “Why is it that only African leaders (referring to Charles Taylor and Laurent Gbagbo) are hurled before international tribunals for war crimes trials?”

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I MET GANI IN COURT!

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Photo credits Gani Fawehinmi Library

Yea! You heard right! He was right there. The irrepressible, consistent, passionate and trail blazing Chief Abdul-Ganiyu Oyesola Fawehinmi, the Senior Advocate of the Masses and passionate fighter for social justice.

I couldn’t believe it. I remember at his death in September 2009, my best pal and classmate had sent me a text lamenting;

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PLAGIARISM; AN ETHICAL WRONG OR CIVIL WRONG/CRIME?

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On Thursday 4th June 2015, I had stumbled on a long thread of heated debates and arguments on a Facebook group. The whole hullabaloo was caused by an accusation that Buhari’s historic quote in his inauguration speech “I belong to everybody, but I belong to Nobody” was plagiarised from the lines of a particular lyrics titled “perfectly lonely” by John Mayer. Buhari’s words were said to have been plagiarised from the words and he could be sued for plagiarism. For ease of comprehension, the said words are reproduced below.

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“STARS ON THEIR SHOULDERS, BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS”; DOWNLOAD AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT

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Photo credits Amnesty International

The Nigerian Army has gotten yet another strong kick from the global human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) in its latest report released on 3rd June 2015, titled “Stars on their Shoulders, Blood on their Hands”.

The report accuses serving and retired top military officers of complicity in war crimes, extra judicial murders, torture and starvation etc in the prosecution of their military campaigns against the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group from 2009.Continue reading

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