*NBA To Hold NEC Meeting At National Secretariat
The Nigerian Bar Association National Secretariat has issued a notice to all National Executive Committee members and pre registered observers.
The notice is for the pre conference executive meeting to be held in preparation of the Annual General Conference.
FROM: THE GENERAL SECRETARY TO: ALL NEC MEMBERS & PRE-REGISTERED OBSERVERS
DATE:31st JULY, 2018 SUBJECT:
NOTICE OF NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION NATIONAL PRE CONFERENCE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
There will be a meeting of the National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association; details of the date and venue are as stated hereunder:
PRE NEC MEETING SUNDAY 26th AUGUST 2018 TIME 2:00PM PROMPT VENUE: NBA Auditorium, NBA House, Plot 1101 Cadastral Zone A00, Central Business District, Abuja, FCT.
1. NEC Prayer
2. Minutes of the Last NEC Meeting
3. Matters Arising From the Minute
4. President’s Speech
5. Report from TCCP
6. Report from ECNBA
7. Any Other Business
Please Note: This meeting is for NEC members only; the participation is limited to
1. National Officers
2. Past Presidents
3. Past General – Secretaries
4. Branch Chairmen
5. Branch Secretaries
6. Branch NEC Representatives
7. Chairmen and Secretaries of Sections
8. Co-opted NEC members For further inquiries, please contact the Bar Services on 08175751180 or Omega on 08039177886.
And for booking and reservation of hotel accommodation contact the Welfare Secretary on 08034746221.
Aare Isiaka Abiola Olagunju
General Secretary, NBA
MINUTES OF NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON THE 10TH DAY OF MAY, 2018 AT THE CORONATION HALL, GOVERNMENT HOUSE, KANO, KANO STATE.
1.) MAHMOUD ABUBAKAR BALARABE, OON, SAN – PRESIDENT
2.) OLAGUNJU ISIAKA ABIOLA
3.) DAJAN CALEB GAL
-1ST VICE PRESIDENT
4.) UBANI MONDAY ONYEKACHI
-2ND VICE PRESIDENT
5.) OJI BENEDICT
-3RD VICE PRESIDENT
6.) ABDULLAHI AISHA ADO
7.) BALOGUN RAFIU OYEYEMI
8.) ADEGBITE ADESHINA
9.) UDODI NGOZI
10.) JOHN AUSTIN UNACHUKWU
11.) OHAGBA OKEY LEO
-1ST ASST. SECRETARY
12.) UGBUJI CECILIA
-2ND ASST. SECRETARY
13.) NGWU DORCAS
-ASST. FIN. SECRETARY
14.) MBAMALA CHUKWUEMEKA
-ASS. PUB. SECRETARY
PAST PRESIDENTS: NIL
PAST GENERAL SECRETARIES:
AARE OLUMUYIWA AKINBORO, SAN
IBRAHIM EDDY MARK
CHIEF EMEKA JP. OBEGOLU
MAZI AFAM OSIGWE
CHAIRMEN AND SECRETARIES OF SECTIONS:
OLUMIDE AKPATA -CHAIRMAN, SBL
NEC MEMBERS – BRANCHES
MONEKE GABRIEL UDOKA – CHAIRMAN, NBA AWKA BRANCH
CHUKWUDEBELU IKECHUKWU -SECRETARY, NBA AWKA BRANCH
AMAKA EZENO -NEC REP, NBA AWKA BRANCH
CLIFFORD ILOEGBUNE OKOYE -CHAIRMAN, NBA AGUATA BRANCH
JIM ABEL OFOMA -SECRETARY, NBA AGUATA BRANCH
U. ANYIA -NEC REP, NBA AGUATA BRANCH
EMMANUEL CHIKAELO -CHAIRMAN, NBA NNEWI BRANCH
KINGSLEY AWUKA -SECRETARY, NBA NNEWI BRANCH
IKENNA CHIBUZOR -CHAIRMAN, NBA ONITSHA BRANCH
NDUKA RAPULUCHUKWU -SECRETARY, NBA ONITSHA BRANCH
CHUDI OBIEZE -NEC REP, NBA ONITSHA BRANCH
HIPOLITE O -CHAIRMAN, NBA OTUOCHA BRANCH
OLUCHUKWU UDEMEZUE -SECRETARY, NBA OTUOCHA BRANCH
CHIEF J.J.O. EMEKA -NEC, NBA OTUOCHA BRANCH
DAVE OKWUNKALU -SECRETARY, NBA OHAFIA BRANCH
UME MADUKA -NEC REP, NBA OHAFIA BRANCH
NNAMDI ELUWA -CHAIRMAN, NBA UMUAHIA BRANCH
ANYA ISAAC -SECRETARY, NBA UMUAHIA BRANCH
OKOROAFOR ADIZUA -NEC REP, NBA UMUAHIA BRANCH
NWOSUEGBE M. EZE -CHAIRMAN, NBA UKWA BRANCH
CHIEMELA ENYIOKO -NEC REP, NBA UKWA BRANCH
ANYANWU VICTOR OKECHUKWU-CHAIRMAN, NBA ABAKALIKIBRANCH
BRENDAN AGU -SECRETARY, NBA ABAKALIKI BRANCH
AUGUSTINE OWOH -NEC REP, NBA ABAKALIKI
25) STANLEY OKOCHE NKAA
-CHAIRMAN, NBA AFIKPO BRANCH
26) WILFRED OKO IBE
-SECRETARY, NBA AFIKPO BRANCH
27) CHUKWU EMEKA UWA
-CHAIRMAN, NBA ONUEKE BRANCH
28) U.C. IGBA
-SECRETARY, NBA ONUEKE BRANCH
29) L.U.N NWAKAETI
-CHAIRMAN, NBA OWERRI BRANCH
30) ISHMAEL NKWOCHA
-SECRETARY, NBA OWERRI BRANCH
31) S.C. IMO
-NEC REP, NBA OWERRI BRANCH
32) CHIEF TONY O. EZEBUIRO
-CHAIRMAN, NBA MBAISE BRANCH
33) G.E. OBIZO
-CHAIRMAN, NBA OKIGWE BRANCH
34) J.K. UKANWA
-SECRETARY, NBA OKIGWE BRANCH
35) CHUZZY ATTAMA
-CHAIRMAN, NBA ORLU BRANCH
36) OGE EZEONYE
-SECRETARY, NBA ORLU BRANCH
37) CHIEF O.J.O .OKOLIE
-NEC REP, NBA ORLU BRANCH
38) CHIEF B.E.A. EBEARO
-CHAIRMAN, NBA MBANO-ETITI BRANCH
39) CHINEDU OKEREKE
NEC REP, NBA MBANO-ETITI BRANCH
40) OTUKWU NNAMDI
CHAIRMAN, NBA ENUGU BRANCH
41) JOY GBANIGO
-SECRETARY, NBA ENUGU BRANCH
42) NWODO FRANCIS JOSEPH
-CHAIRMAN, NBA NSUKKA BRANCH
43) ROBINSON ONAH
-NEC REP, NBA NSUKKA BRANCH
44) ELDER OYIBO CHUKWU
-CHAIRMAN, NBA OJI-RIVER BRANCH
45) EJIKE NWOBODO
-SECRETARY, NBA OJI-RIVER BRANCH
46) SIR NNAMDI INNOCENT
-NEC REP, NBA OJI-RIVER BRANCH
47) O.J. UCHENNA
-CHAIRMAN, NBA OBOLLO-AFOR
48) E.E. AGUNDU
-SECRETARY, NBA OBOLLO-AFOR
49) DESMOND EZEME
-NEC REP, NBA OBOLLO-AFOR BRANCH
50) CHUDI OZOKOLO
-CHAIRMAN, NBA EZEAGU BRANCH
51) KINGSLEY ANIDIOBI
-NEC REP, NBA EZEAGU BRANCH
52) UDO DICK AKPE IMEH
-CHAIRMAN, NBA EKET BRANCH
53) EMMANUEL MKPO
-SECRETARY, NBA EKET BRANCH
54) KINGSLEY UMOH
-NEC REP, NBA EKET BRANCH
55) COSMAS PETER UDOETTE
-CHAIRMAN, NBA IKOT-EKPENE BRANCH
56) CHARLES EDET OKON -SECRETARY, NBA IKOT-EKPENE BRANCH
57) ESSIEN ESSIEN OBONG -NEC REP, NBA IKOT-EKPENE BRANCH
58) ENO-OBONG BASSEY AKPAN -CHAIRMAN, NBA UYO BRANCH
59) EMEMBONG NICHOLAS UDOH -SECRETARY, NBA UYO BRANCH
60) ANIETE SUNDAY INYANG
-NEC REP, NBA UYO BRANCH
61) EKUNG BASSEY OKON
-CHAIRMAN, NBA ORON BRANCH
62) EFFIONG OKON OQUONG
-SECRETARY, NBA ORON BRANCH
63) UKOH EMMANUEL D.
-NEC REP, NBA ORON BRANCH
64) AUGUSTINE O. BIENOSE
-CHAIRMAN, NBA AGBOR BRANCH
65) E. OSI OKOJIE
-SECRETARY, NBA AGBOR BRANCH
66) C. F. EBU
-CHAIRMAN, NBA ASABA BRANCH
67) A.P MADUEMEZIA
-SECRETARY, NBA ASABA BRANCH
68) G. A. I. MOKIAH
-NEC REP, NBA ASABA BRANCH
69) A.C OLUJI
-CHAIRMAN, NBA OGWASHI-UKU
70) I. G. OKWUNWA
-SECRETARY, NBA OGWASHI-UKU
71) I. C. E. OKUGBO
-CHAIRMAN, NBA SAPELE BRANCH
72) K. U. INIAGHE
-SECRETARY, NBA SAPELE BRANCH
73) G. U. KEREWI
-NEC REP, NBA SAPELE BRANCH
74) JOEL AKPESIRI OPETE
-CHAIRMAN, NBA UGHELLI BRANCH
SCOTT EROMONSELE AYO-OKHIRIA-SECRETARY, NBA UGHELLI BRANCH
ALEX MUSI -NEC REP, NBA UGHELLI BRANCH
GODWIN O. K. EBOWE -CHAIRMAN, NBA WARRI BRANCH
U. EMUVEYAN SECRETARY, NBA WARRI BRANCH
79) JOHN O. AIKPOKPO-MARTINS
NEC REP, NBA WARRI BRANCH
80) PROSPER A. EZO
CHAIRMAN, NBA OLEH BRANCH
81) R. A. AKPOGHALINO
-SECRETARY, NBA OLEH BRANCH
82) D. E. EMEBUNO
-NEC REP, NBA OLEH BRANCH
83) AYO ASALA
-CHAIRMAN, NBA UDU BRANCH
84) E. F. AVBENAGHA
-SECRETARY, NBA UDU BRANCH
85) BERNARD M. JAMAHO
-NEC REP, NBA UDU BRANCH
86) DCN D. E. AGBAGA
-CHAIRMAN, NBA EFFURUN BRANCH
87) W. O EWENODE
-SECRETARY, NBA EFFURUN BRANCH
88) CHIEF V. E. OTOMIEWO
-NEC REP, NBA EFFURUN BRANCH
89) DAVIDSON A. ALEGBE
-CHAIRMAN, NBA AUCHI BRANCH
90) OHONSI ISAAC
-SECRETARY, NBA AUCHI BRANCH
91) F. A OKANIGBUAN
-NEC REP, NBA AUCHI BRANCH
92) EDE ASENOGUAN
-CHAIRMAN, NBA BENIN BRANCH
93) OSAZUWA OMONUWA
-SECRETARY, NBA BENIN BRANCH
94) E. T. OJIEKHOA
-NEC REP, NBA BENIN BRANCH
95) OSEHON IREHOVBUDE
-CHAIRMAN, NBA EKPOMA BRANCH
96) ASHAVA R. OLATUBOSUN
-CHAIRMAN, NBA IGARRA BRANCH
97) MAJEBI SAMUEL AMUNE
-NEC REP, NBA IGARRA BRANCH
98) P. E AYEWOH-ODIASE
-CHAIRMAN, NBA UROMI BRANCH
99) C. O EKUAZE
-SECRETARY, NBA UROMI BRANCH
100) OJIE E. INEGBEBOH
-NEC REP, NBA UROMI BRANCH
101) CLEMENT BURUBOYEFE
-CHAIRMAN, NBA YENAGOA BRANCH
102) SOMINA PETER JOHNBULL
-SECRETARY, NBA YENAGOA BRANCH
103) DERIE ERITE ERIC
-NEC REP, NBA YENAGOA BRANCH
104) RHODESIA WHYTE
-CHAIRMAN, NBA SAGBAMA BRANCH
105) O. J SAMPSON
-SECRETARY, NBA SAGBAMA BRANCH
106) A.B AZEBI
-NEC REP, NBA SAGBAMA BRANCH
107) OBO AGBOR ANTHONY
-CHAIRMAN, NBA IKOM BRANCH
108) TAH E. OFFRE
-SECRETARY, NBA IKOM BRANCH
109) RICHARD O. S OGBECHE
-CHAIRMAN, NBA OGOJA BRANCH
110) SUNDAY EGBUNG ADIE
-SECRETARY, NBA OGOJA BRANCH
111) CHIEF ANDREW ATSU IGBE
-NEC REP, NBA OGOJA BRANCH
112) DR. EMMANUEL EGBE IDAKA
-CHAIRMAN, NBA CALABAR BRANCH
113) NSIKAK IKPEME
-SECRETARY, NBA CALABAR BRANCH
114) DAN EDET
-NEC REP, NBA CALABAR BRANCH
115) ISAAC ABBOT OGBOBULA
-CHAIRMAN, NBA AHOADA BRANCH
116) OWEN UMASOYE SAI-DEBIA
-NEC REP, NBA AHOADA BRANCH
OMUBO VICTOR FRANK-BRIGGS -CHAIRMAN, NBA PHC BRANCH
ORDELIA U. EKE SECRETARY, NBA PHC BRANCH
TONYE IBISIKI NEC REP, NBA PHC BRANCH
SARONWIYO NWINERINA KEN CHAIRMAN, NBA BORI BRANCH
121) JOE BEREBON
-NEC REP, NBA BORI BRANCH
122) SIR IBIM SIMEON DOKUBO
-CHAIRMAN, NBA DEGEMA BRANCH
123) DUMO AMBIE BARANGO
-SECRETARY, NBA DEGEMA BRANCH
124) VICTOR AMACHREE
-NEC REP, NBA DEGEMA BRANCH
125) GOLDEN O. TAMUNO
-CHAIRMAN, NBA OKRIKA BRANCH
126) KALADA D. S NONJU
-SECRETARY, NBA OKRIKA BRANCH
127) EMMANUEL EREMIE
-NEC REP, NBA OKRIKA BRANCH
RITCHARD ADUCHE WOKOCHA -CHAIRMAN, NBA OMOKU BRANCH
CHIKODI GIDEON S. ELENDU -SECRETARY, NBA OMOKU BRANCH
130) J. D. OBULO
-NEC REP, NBA OMOKU BRANCH
131) DR. FELIX C. AMADI
-CHAIRMAN, NBA OKEHI BRANCH
132) EVERASTUS ODO
-CHAIRMAN BBA, YOLA BRANCH
133) ABUBAKAR BABAKANO
-NEC REP NBA, YOLA BRANCH
134) ISHAQ IIYA
-SECRETARY NBA, MUBI BRANCH
135) BULUS ALI KAMNA
-NEC REP NBA, MUBI BRANCH
136) VICTOR LAIMA
-CHAIRMAN NBA, GOMBE BRANCH
137) ALHASSAN MU’AZU
-SECRETARY NBA, GOMBE BRANCH
138) AGM BELLO
-NEC REP NBA, GOMBE BRANCH
139) SALIHU BASHIRU MUHAMMED -CHAIRMAN NBA, DAMATURU BRANCH
140) NUHU USMAN LUKMAN
-SECRETARY NBA,DAMATURU BRANCH
141) M. B YUSUF
-NEC REP NBA,DAMATURU BRANCH
142) BABAGANA KARUMI
-CHAIRMAN NBA,BUI BRANCH
143) YUGUDE GHAJI BELLO
144) A.H GONI
-NEC REP,BUI BRANCH
145) M.M MAIDOKI
-CHAIRMAN NBA, BAUCHI BRANCH
146) A.S GUMBA
-SECRETARY NBA, BAUCH BRANCH
147) NASEER MOH’D JUMBA
-NEC REP NBA,BUCHI BRANCH
148) JOEL DANIEL UBANDOMA
-CHAIRMAN NBA,JALINGO BRANCH
149) ABUBAKAR DAHIRU MUSTAPHA-SECRETARY NBA,JALINGO BRANCH
150) IDRIS ABDULLAHI JAL
-NEC REP NBA, JALINGO BRANCH
151) ALI IGUDA USMAN
-CHAIRMAN NBA,WUKARI BRANCH
152) H. M OWEKA
-SECRETARY NBA,WUKARI BRANCH
153) LEMA SAMBO WALI
-CHAIRMAN, NBA SOKOTO BRANCH
154) KABIRU MOHAMMED
-SECRETARY, NBA SOKOTO BRANCH
LAWAL H. GARBA -SECRETARY, NBA BIRNIN-KEBBI BRANCH
BAGUDU U. ABUBAKAR -NEC REP, NBA BIRNIN-KEBBI BRANCH
BELLO IDRIS GALADI -CHAIRMAN, NBA GUSAU BRANCH
MUAZU SHEHU AHMED SECRETARY, NBA GUSAU BRANCH
159) AMINU JUNADU
NEC REP, NBA GUSAU BRANCH
160) S.E KABOSHIO
CHAIRMAN, NBA KAFANCHAN BRANCH
161) YOHANNA LATONG
-SECRETARY, NBA KAFANCHAN BRANCH
162) BENEDICT A. ABUGU
-NEC REP, NBA KAFANCHAN BRANCH
163) NAPOLEON O. IDENALA
-CHAIRMAN, NBA BARNAWA BRANCH
164) KAYODE FATURIYELE
-SECRETARY, NBA BARNAWA BRANCH
165) CYRIL OGBEKENE
-NEC REP, NBA BARNAWA BRANCH
166) BAFFA ALASAN
-CHAIRMAN, NBA DUTSE BRANCH
167) MUSTAPHA M.KASHIM
-SECRETARY, NBA DUTSE BRANCH
168) MUNEER MUSDAPHA
-NEC REP, NBA DUTSE BRANCH
169) AMINU GARBA
-CHAIRMAN, NBA FUNTUA BRANCH
170) SAYFULLAHI MUSA
-SECRETARY, NBA FUNTUA BRANCH
171) ODOEMENA A. CHIDOZIE
-NEC REP, NBA FUNTUA BRANCH
172) PROF. AUGUSTINE AGOM
-CHAIRMAN, NBA ZARIA BRANCH
173) DR. A ISHAQ
-SECRETARY, NBA ZARIA BRANCH
174) A.Y MUSA
-NEC REP, NBA ZARIA BRANCH
175) J.MUSA MOHAMMED
-CHAIRMAN, NBA KANO BRANCH
176) SAGIR SULEIMAN GEZAWA
-SECRETARY, NBA KANO BRANCH
177) SUNDAY OLOWOMORAN
-NEC REP, NBA KANO BRANCH
178) MUSTAPHA IMAM
-CHAIRMAN, NBA UNGOGO BRANCH
179) BASHIR SALE
-SECRETARY, NBA UNGOGO BRANCH
180) JULIANA BAKO SALEH
-NEC REP, NBA UNGOGO BRANCH
181) ABUBAKAR MOHAMMED
-CHAIRMAN, NBA KATSINA BRANCH
182) ABDURRAHMAN UMAR
-SECRETARY, NBA KATSINA BRANCH
183) MURTALA ALIYU KANKIA
-NEC REP, NBA KATSINA BRANCH
184) SULEIMAN SHUAIBU ESQ
-CHAIRMAN, NBA KADUNA BRANCH
185) RAYMOND EMETO ESQ
-SECRETARY, NBA KADUNA BRANCH
186) SAMUEL ATUNG
-NEC REP, NBA KADUNA BRANCH
187) DR. A. ISHAQ
-SECRETARY, NBA FUNTUA BRANCH
188) A.Y MUSA
-NEC REP, NBA FUNTUA BRANCH
191) OSO ADETUNJI -CHAIRMAN, AKURE BRANCH 189) OLAGBENGA DANIEL OLAWALE -SECRETARY, AKURE BRANCH
ROTIMI MACHENRY – NEC REP, AKURE BRANCH
DAVID OLABODE ADENIYI – CHAIRMAN, ONDO BRANCH
THOMPSON AKINYEMI – SECRETARY, ONDO BRANCH
KUNLE ADETOWUBO – NEC REP, ONDO BRANCH
ADEWUMI WILLIAMS FABULUJE- CHAIRMAN, OWO BRANCH
OLADELE DICKSON OLADEJO -SECRETARY, OWO BRANCH
AHMED TAJUDEEN OLUTOPE – NEC REP, OWO BRANCH
TONY OYINBO ANTHONY -CHAIRMAN, OKITIPUPA BRANCH
OMOLOLU BAGBE – SECRETARY, OKITIPUPA BRANCH 199) AMUWA BENSON ADEGBENRO -NEC REP, OKITIPUPA BRANCH 200) RASHEED OLANREWAJU KAZEEM -CHAIRMAN, IKARE BRANCH
201) OGUNMODEDE OMOTAN OLUSOLA -SECRETARY, IKARE BRANCH 202) OLORUNMEKE ADEBAYO ISAAC -NEC REP, IKARE BRANCH 203) MAURICE OLUFISAYO OKEDIYA -CHAIRMAN, IKIRUN BRANCH 204) SAKA ADEBAYO AFOLABI -SECRETARY, IKIRUN BRANCH
MURITALA AGBOOLA -CHAIRMAN, ILE-IFE BRANCH
LAWAL UNAJI JANET -SECRETARY, ILE-IFE BRANCH
IBITOYE AYOTUNDE E. BONA -NEC REP, ILE-IFE BRANCH
KANMI AJIBOLA -CHAIRMAN, ILESA BRANCH 209) OLAYINKA SOKOYA -SECRETARY, ILESA BRANCH 210) J ERHABOR -NEC REP, ILESA BRANCH
211) S.B AJIBADE -CHAIRMAN, OSOGBO BRANCH 212) NURENI OKUNLOLA -SECRETARY, OSOGBO BRANCH
TONA AKANDE -CHAIRMAN, IWO BRANCH
LAWAL ADENIYI OLUSANYA -CHAIRMAN, IJEBU-ODE BRANC H
SURAY OLUWASEUN BASURUN -SECRETARY, IJEBU-ODE BRANCH
OLUSESI TAIWO GANIYAT -NEC REP, IJEBU-ODE BRAN 217) TG ADEOSUN -NEC REP, OTTA BRANCH
GBMIGA ADARAMOLA – CHAIRMAN, ADO-EKITI BRANCH
BOLANLE SCHOLASTISCA OJO – SECRETARY, ADO-EKITI BRANCH
MRS FOLUKE DADA -NEC REP, ADO-EKITI BRANCH
OLUWAYOMI OJO – CHAIRMAN, IKERE BRANCH
FOLUSO KAYODE -SECRETARY, IKERE BRANCH
OLUBUNMI OLUGBADE – NEC REP, IKERE BRANCH
AGBAJE OLUBODE -SECRETARY, IKOLE EKITI BRANCH
ADEMOLA ADEYEMI -NEC REP, IKOLE EKITI BRANCH
A OKEYYINKA -CHAIRMAN, OYO BRANCH 227) FEMI FALODUN -SECRETARY, OYO BRANCH 228) CHIEF A.M ADEOYE -NEC REP, OYO BRANCH 229) AKEEM ADEDEJI AGBAJE -CHAIRMAN, IBADAN BRANCH 230) FADARE YAKUB ADEMOLA -SECRETARY, IBADAN BRANCH 231) AJAYI OLUWAGBENGA -NEC REP, IBADAN BRANCH
ABIODUN OYEYEMI -CHAIRMAN, OGBOMOSHO BRANCH
PROMISE AJA -SECRETARY, OGBOMOSHO BRANCH
ADESANYA -NEC REP, OGBOMOSHO BRANCH
A AJOBADE -CHAIRMAN, SAKI BRANCH 236) CHUKWUKA N. IKWUAZOM -CHAIRMAN, LAGOS BRANCH
237) IKECHUKWU UWANNA -SECRETARY, LAGOS BRANCH 238) MARTIN OGUNLEYE -NEC REP, LAGOS BRANCH 239) OGUNLANA ADESINA -CHAIRMAN, IKEJA BRANCH 240) MAIMUNA ESEGINE -SECRETARY, IKEJA BRANCH 241) YINKA FAROUNBI -NEC REP, IKEJA BRANCH
LEVI ADIKWAONE -CHAIRMAN, IKORODU BRANCH
CHARITY FAGADA -SECRETARY, IKORODU BRANCH 244) HABEEB ADEDOTUN ADETUNJI -NEC REP, IKORODU BRANCH 245) KIKI JAMES DEYON -CHAIRMAN, BADAGRY BRANCH 246) EZEMBA NKOLI PATRICIA -SECRETARY, BADAGRY BRANCH 247) OKOYE CHRIS -NEC REP, BADAGRY BRANCH
248) ADESOLA SUNDAY ABIMBOLA -CHAIRMAN, EPE BRANCH 249) TANSIRU ALADE OGUNLAJA -SECRETARY, EPE BRANCH 250) MICHEAL BAYOWA -NEC REP, EPE BRANCH 251) RALPH MONYE -CHAIRMAN, JOS BRANCH 252) NIRI ISAAC DARONG -SECRETARY, JOS BRANCH 253) LEDAK DAFER -NEC REP, JOS BRANCH
DAVID MSUGH KARSHIMA -CHAIRMAN, PANKSHIN BRANCH
DAVID NENFWANG YILJI -SECRETARY, PANKSHIN BRANCH
JIM GOTOM – NEC REP, PANKSHIN BRANCH 257) SUNDAY ABEDNEGO – CHAIRMAN, BUKURU BRANCH 258) S TADDY -SECRETARY, BUKURU BRANCH
259) A.A DADUM -NEC REP, BUKURU BRANCH 260) YILSHEP BITRUS – CHAIRMAN, SHENDAM BRANCH
CHESIL DRENKAT -SECRETARY, SHENDAM BRANCH
ARUABUIKE OGBU NATH -SHENDAM, BRANCH NEC REP
OGWO FRIDAY OJOCHIDE -CHAIRMAN, IDAH BRANCH 264) OKPANACHI JOHN UNEKWU -SECRETARY, IDAH BRANCH 265) ISIAKA IBRAHIM -NEC REP, IDAH BRANCH 266) Y ABDULLAHI -CHAIRMAN, LOKOJA BRANCH
267) M.A ABBAS -SECRETARY, LOKOJA BRANCH
268) LIMAN SALIHU
-NEC REP, LOKOJA BRANCH
269) SIAKA O. ODEGE
-CHAIRMAN, OKENE BRANCH
270) KINGSLEY WISDOM
-SECRETARY, OKENE BRANCH
271) AMECHI OBIECHIMA
-NEC REP, OKENE BRANCH
272) R.S JOHN
-CHAIRMAN, KABBA BRANCH
273) EMMANUEL ROTIMI
– SECRETARY, KABBA BRANCH
CHIEF TUNJI OLOGBONYO -NEC REP, KABBA BRANCH
ISSA MANZUMA -CHAIRMAN, ILORIN BRANCH
GAMBARI KAMALDEEN -SECRETARY, ILORIN BRANCH
ABDULQADIR -NEC REP, ILORIN BRANCH
OLUWASEGUN OLAWOYIN -CHAIRMAN, OFFA BRANCH
PRINCE BASHIR IJAIYA -SECRETARY, OFFA BRANCH
280) M.T GUNDUOR
-CHAIRMAN, GBOKO BRANCH
281) M.L AONDOAKAA
-SECRETARY, GBOKO BRANCH
282) P.T IORZUA
-NEC REP, GBOKO BRANCH
283) E.Z AGBAKOR
-CHAIRMAN, MAKURDI BRANCH
284) JOB KALIBU ISHEMBER
-SECRETARY, MAKURDI BRANCH
285) MIKE T. ASSOH
-NEC REP, MAKURDI BRANCH
286) M.I AGAD
-CHAIRMAN, OTUKPO BRANCH
287) E.J OJOH
-SECRETARY, OTUKPO BRANCH
288) E.O SAMSON
– NEC REP, OTUKPO BRANCH
289) AJARE NOAH
-SECRETARY, ABUJA BRANCH
290) AGADA ELACHI
-NEC REP, ABUJA BRANCH
291) MOHAMMED I TSAV
-CHAIRMAN, BWARI BRANCH
292) FELIX ASHIMOLE
-SECRETARY, BWARI BRANCH
293) CHUKWUDI NWEKE
– NEC REP, BWARI BRANCH
294) DAWUD SULAYMAN -CHAIRMAN, GWAGWALADA BRANCH 295) ALIYU ASHARA MOHAMMED, – SECRETARY, GWAGWALADA BRANCH
ABDULWAHAB MUHAMMED -NEC REP, GWAGWALADA BRANCH
ISHAKU M. DIKKO -CHAIRMAN, LAFIA BRANCH
ALI ANZEWU -SECRETARY, LAFIA BRANCH
299) SAFIYA BALARABE
-NEC REP, LAFIA BRANCH
300) ILIYA HARUNA
– CHAIRMAN, KEFFI BRANCH
301) YAKUBU MOSES EDE
-SECRETARY, KEFFI BRANCH
302) ERIC IREHOVBUDE
-NEC REP, KEFFI BRANCH
303) SANI KALAS
-CHAIRMAN, SULEJA BRANCH
304) IBRAHIM A. BAKO
305) S.N OKONTA
-NEC REP, SULEJA BRANCH
306) HON. MOHAMMED NDAYAKO -CHAIRMAN, MINNA BRANCH 307) ISHAKU USMAN -SECRETARY, MINNA BRANCH
308) ADAMU UMAR ALIYU -NEC REP, MINNA BRANCH
CO-OPTED NEC. MEMBERS
1. DR. GARBA TETENGI, SAN
2. A. M. ALIYU, SAN
3. ADEBAYO ADELODUN, SAN
4. J.S. OKUTEPA, SAN
5. YUNUS USTAZ USMAN, SAN
6. MALLAM YUSUF ALI, SAN
7. CHIEF ALBERT AKPOMUDJE, SAN
8. TESLIM OLATUNDE BUSARI, SAN
9. G. OFODILI OKAFOR, SAN
10. PAUL EROKORO, SAN
11. O.E.B. EFFIONG, SAN
12. ARTHUR OBI OKAFOR, SAN
13. EMEKA ANAENUGWU, SAN
14. ERNEST OJUKWU, SAN
15. NNAMONSO EKANEM, SAN
16. MICHEAL ASUGO
17. CHIEF GWEKE AKUDIHOR
18. UJU OKAFOR, (MRS.)
19. AJAKPOVI OROMENA
20. RICHARD AHONAROUGHO
21. DR. MOMODU KASSIM MOMODU
22. AMINA IBRAHIM
23. OKEZIE RAYMOND
24. IFEOMA .N. KATCHY
25. ADA EDOZIE,(MRS.)
26. IGBA THEOPHILUS TERHILE
27. OMOSEGBON MICHEAL
28. OGEDEGBE JOSEPH
29. PROF. AWALU YADUDU
30. DR. MAMMAN LAWAL YUSUFARI
31. OLADIPO TOLANI
32. BUKOLA AJAO,(MRS.)
33. LINDA BALA
34. REUBEN JAMES
35. MUHAMMAD NUHU
36. IBRAHIM MUAZU
37. AHMED LADAN GOBIR
38. JONATHAN .G. TAIDI
39. HAMISU LAWAL MALUMFASHI
40. GREMA MODU
41. WADA AHMAD WADA
42. NASIRU ABUBAKAR ZANGINA
43. MARUF KASSIM
44. NUHU SULEIMAN TAFIDA
45. SHAMSUDEEN JAFAR
46. FADIMATU BATULU MOHAMMED
47. OMOTOSHO YAKUBU
48. S. M. ALSO
49. HARUNA YELMA
50. ALTINE IBRAHIM
51. MAS’UD ALABELEWE
52. IBRAHIM ALIYU NASSARAWA
53. AMINU SANI GADANYA
54. LAWAN MUSA
55. CHRISTOPHER AGENE ADOLOR
56. J. E. USMAN
57. S.A. ABBAS
58. DR. KAMAL ALHAJI DAUD
59. M. T. MOHAMMED
60. ABDULLAHI ABBASS MASANAWA
61. HASSAN FAJIMITE
62. LADY DEBBIE OBODOUKWU
63. OBI ANOZIE
64. D.O.C. EZEIGWE
65. STEVE ONYECHI ONONYE
66. AFAM OKEKE
67. EFEFIOM EKONG
68. MARC ENAMHE
69. REGINALD UGWUADU
70. CHIEF TEMPLE WAMMAH
71. CHUKWUBA NWANNEKA
72. FAITH AMADI,(MRS.)
73. BARTH OKOYE
74. PROF. OGUGUA IKPEZE
75. ROMEO ISOKARIARI
76. GERALD EZE
77. EMEKA ANOSIKE
78. ANDREW ODUM
79. HANNIBAL UWAIFO
80. KAZEEM GBADAMOSI
81. OLALEKAN THANNI
82. IBRAHIM LAWAL
83. ADEMOLA SALAMI
84. RASHEED ADEKUNLE ADEGOKE
85. OLUWASEUN AJOBA
86. OLUSOJI SAMUEL TOKI
DARE AKANDE IKEJA
NURUDEEN OGBARA IKORODU
OLUKUNLE EDUN WARRI
ADEMOLA ELUBODE IFE
BOLA ANIMASHAUN, (MRS.) LAGOS
SOJI OLOWOLAFE ABUJA
DONALD EGHO EFFURUN 94. AUGUSTINE AJINEH WARRI
KAZEEM ADEBANJO IKORODU
BOLAJI AGORO IBADAN
CHIEF BENEDICT .O. ASABORO UDU
NURENI JIMOH KANO
BANKE OLAGBEGI-OLOBA,(MRS.) AKURE 100. FATIMA KWAKU, (MRS.) KANO 101. HUSSAINA ALIYU IBRAHIM,(MRS.) KANO
AKINWALE AKINLAWON ABUJA 103. RASAK ISENALUMHE BENIN
EMEKA OGBONNA BARNAWA
YUSUF OLATUNJI OGUNRINDE IBADAN
LATEEF ABDULSALAM IKEJA
A. ALFA MAIDUGURI
A. WAZIRI BAUCHI
A. MUSTAPHA GOMBE
AISHA MOHAMMED,(MRS.) JALINGO
MOBOLAJI OJIBARA ILORIN
DANLAMI HASSAN GARBA BAUCHI
OLOWOKERE OLAPEJU HOPE
OKEY WALI, SAN – Past President
MUIZ BANIRE, SAN
CHARLES EDOSOMWAN, SAN
SOLOMON E. UMOH, SAN
OFORDILE OKAFOR, SAN
A. H. RUBA
2.0 COMMENCEMENT AND ADOPTION OF NEC MEETING :
The President called the NEC meeting to order by 10:26 am and called on Lawal Raban ,SAN to take the NBA Prayers.
The motion for the adoption of the agenda was moved by Mallam Yusuf Ali, SAN and seconded by J. S. Okutepa, SAN as contained at page 1- 7 of the NEC bundle.
3.0 PRESIDENT’S OPENING REMARKS:
The President welcomed NEC members to the Kano NEC meeting and thanked everyone for taking the time to attend while praying for fruitful deliberations.
He called for the correction and adoption of the minutes and corrections were made as follows
At page 16 number 69 on the attendance list, Prof Ogugua Ikpeze inform the house that her branch was Otuoacha and not Awka as recorded.
At page 14 to replace Okrika with Okirika.
Omitted names of Mallam Yusuf Ali, SAN and Lady Debby Obodukwu were corrected and the omitted apology of A. Lawal Rabana, SAN.
After all necessary corrections had been made the motion for the adoption of the minutes of meeting for discussion was moved by Malam Yusuf Ali, SAN and seconded by J.S Otutekpa,SAN.
4.0 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES:
4.1 Legal Profession Regulation Reform Bill:
The General Secretary informed NEC about the NBA’s delegation to the public hearing at the National Assembly on the proposed amendment to the Legal Practitioners Act. The National Assembly committee was informed about the effort of the current administration of the NBA on the Proposed Legal Profession Regulation Reform Bill as well as another proposed amendment to the Legal Practitioners Act being made by the Body of Benchers. The NBA president’s plea to the National Assembly to suspend the proposed amendment to the Legal Practitioners Act by the Senate in order to harmonise all the proposed bills into a single document was accepted by the National Assembly with understanding that NBA would report to the National Assembly Committee on Judicaiary within two weeks.
4.2 Constitution/Inauguration of the Technical Committee on Conference Planning (TCCP) for 2018 AGC:
The General Secretary informed NEC that pursuant to the resolution of Ilorin NEC, authorizing the President to appoint the TCCP for the NBA 2018 Annual General Conference, the committee has been constituted and inaugurated with the following membership;
MEMBERS OF THE NBA 2018 TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE PLANNING (TCCP)
MEMBERS OF THE NBA 2018 TCCP
PROF. KOYINSOLA AJAYI SAN
PRINCE ADETOKUNBO KAYODE SAN
RAMATU UMAR BAKO
VICTORIA AWOMOLO SAN
CHIEF OGWU ONAJA SAN
BISI SOYEBEO SAN
OLASUPO SHASORE SAN
YUSUF ABDULLAHI ABUDLKADIR
MRS. FUNMI ROBERTS
BELLO AMINU ABULLAHI
MRS. MFON USORO
WADA S. WADA
AISHA ADO ABDULLAHI
VICTOR FRANK BRIGGS
BOMA ALABI, OON.
Mallam Yusuf Ali, SAN moved for the ratification of the appointment of the members and same was seconded by Aare Olumuyiwa Akinboro, SAN.
5.3 Herdsmen/Farmers clashes and the Operation Cat Race in Benue State: Mr. Emmanuel Agbakor, Chairman, Makurdi branch drew attention of President to paragraph 13.3 on page 33 of the NEC bundle where NEC had earlier resolved to set up a special Committee to monitor cases of rights abuses allegedly committed by the military in carrying out Operation cat race in the State; He said the committee is yet to be constituted.
In response, the President promised to set up the Committee as quickly as possible but stated that NBA has been closely monitoring events in Benue since after the NBA fact finding mission to the State.
5.0 PRESIDENT’S SPEECH:
The President welcomed all NEC members to Kano State for the 7th National Executive Committee meeting of his administration.
He expressed appreciation to His Excellency, the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and the Attorney General, for their unflinching support to the NBA, particularly towards the hosting of the NEC meeting; and further thanked the leadership and members of NBA Kano Branch for the offer to host and commitment to ensuring a very successful NEC Meeting.
He called on the Kano State Government to fast track the process of enacting/domesticating the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, into a State law.
Going further, the President, amongst other things, commended Governor Ganduje’s administration for the harmonious relationship between the executive and the judiciary in the State. He however, appealed to the Governor to consider a renovation/remodeling of the State High Court Complex, commissioned since 1979.
Other key highlights of the President’s speech include:
6.1 STATE OF THE NATION
5.1.1 Rising spate of Insecurity/looming state of anarchy:
The President expressed great concern that the federal government has shown less worry that the country is drifting into a state of near anarchy with the unabated cases of violence, communal conflicts, unbridled banditry and insurgency across many parts of the country. He condemned these killings and called on the Federal and State governments to do all within their powers to bring this carnage to an end to stem a looming state of anarchy.
6.1.2 Judiciary and appointments to the Bench:
The President stated that six months after the recommendations by the National Judicial Council for appointment of Justices/other judicial officers for the Court of Appeal and other federal courts, the President was yet to act on the NJC recommendations, thereby causing undue delay in justice administration across the country. He stressed that NJC recommendation is not a matter for presidential discretion, but a compulsory constitutional duty.
On that note, the President stated that the NBA shall take legal action should the constitutional dereliction by President Buhari continue.
6.1.3 INEC and credibility of 2019 elections:
The President sent words of caution to INEC and other subsidiary election management bodies to exhibit professionalism and discipline in managing elections in the country, with emphasis on the 2019 General elections.
He said that INEC and all concerned security agencies should not be as a tool for furthering any partisan political mission or goal, rather that they should discharge their functions credibly and in line with the dictates of the constitution.
He further stated that the NBA will constitute a Special Task Force comprising of very patriotic and non partisan lawyers to monitor the conduct of the 2019 poll to ensure that the integrity of the electoral process is not undermined.
6.1.4 Police brutality and hostility to Lawyers:
The President expressed concern over rising complaints on incidents of police brutality and hostility towards lawyers in the exercise of their professional duties. He frowned at this and reiterated that lawyers should be accorded maximum respect in the discharge of their professional duties.
He called on the hierarchy of Nigeria Police and other security agencies to put a stop to such unprofessionalism and accord due respect and dignity to members of the Bar.
He however, urged lawyers to always maintain proper decorum and protocols in the discharge of their professional duties.
6.2 STATE OF THE BAR
6.2.1 The President apprised NEC members of activities and programs of his administration, while reassuring on the promise to deliver on his vision of Brave New Bar. He highlighted on certain progress already recorded in the areas of;
Reform of regulatory architecture of the legal profession in Nigeria (through the LPRRC), wherefrom a draft Bill on Legal Profession Regulation Council is already before the National Assembly. He said the Senate has suspended the ongoing work on the amendment of the Legal Practitioners Act to consider the new bill.
The NBA Diagnostic report by KPMG on the structure and corporate governance of the Association. Report already approved by NEC and being considered critically for implementation.
The NBA Constitution Review:
Speaking further on the Constitution review, the President reassured NEC that the review of the NBA Constitution is not meant to have any immediate electoral effect, as the vision is a much longer term vision and intended to place the Association firmly on the path of reform and transformation that accords with international best practices.
He maintained that the constitutional reforms would help the Association address many of her current challenges, including but not limited to very discordant and dysfunctional leadership succession system and poor governance structure. He urged all members of the NBA to support and contribute to the process.
6.2.2 Public Interest/Human Rights Programme:
The President restated his administration’s commitment to pursuing public interest and human rights programmes with special care and attention to victims and lawyers affected by the North East/Niger Delta insurgency. He informed NEC that he attended a symposium in London penultimate week, commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, organised by the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales led by Kirsty Brimelow QC, where he presented a report of the NBA’s intervention on the North East and Niger Delta situation through the task forces. He said his report was well received with promises of more support from the Committee.
He also informed NEC that the Bar Human Rights Committee which had organized a one week training programme last February for lawyers in the North East, where about 60 lawyers participated, has scheduled another training this time for lawyers in the Niger Delta who will be trained in various environmental rights and other human rights issues. Scheduled training to take place sometime in late in June or early July.
6.2.3 The Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) Implementation Project:
The President, while calling on NEC and bar leaders to support the NBA drive for domestication/implementation of ACJA across states, reported that the 1st phase of the project, covering nine States of Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Adamawa, Ogun, Jigawa, Kano, Kogi, Bayelsa and Edo was almost completed and the 2nd phase to commence thereafter. He expressed gratitude to the MCArthur Foundation for sponsoring the project.
6.2.4 Preparation for the NBA Annual General Conference 2018:
The President assured NEC that preparations for the 2018 NBA-AGC is on full steam, judging from the expertise and commitment already shown by the TCCP. He expressed his administration’s determination to build on the successes of the last AGC, which has been adjudged by many as a world class event. He announced that due to his administration’s continued partnerships with various law societies, Bar Associations and International Development partners across the world, the British Nigeria Law Forum has agreed to partner NBA for the delivery of the 2018 Annual General Conference; so also the American Bar Association is considering hosting a showcase session during the Conference.
6.2.5 NBA General Elections 2018:
The President reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to delivering a free, fair and credible transition. He expressed confidence in the capacity, integrity and competence of the ECNBA. He frowned at the rancorous and divisive campaigns and reassured his determination to put an end to such culture of party type politics within the NBA. He therefore appealed to prospective candidates to cooperate with the ECNBA and abide by the rules of the game, while maintaining that the ban on campaigns will remain in place until ECNBA directs otherwise in line with the electoral guidelines.
6.2.6 The President further reiterated the fact and reassured NEC that he has no ‘Anointed Candidate’ for the office of President or for any other office whatsoever. He warned that any candidate who goes around campaigning with his name does that on a frolic of his own.
He pledged to provide credible framework for lawyers to exercise their choice freely, while ensuring a level playing ground for all contestants.
6.3 Adoption of the President’s Speech:
A motion for adoption of the President’s speech was moved by J. S. Okutepa, SAN and seconded by Mrs. Linda Bala.
6.4 Reacting to the President’s speech, NEC observed and/or resolved as
NEC applauded the President for the eloquent speech that dealt exhaustively on all salient issues deserving of NEC’s attention.
Need for NBA to send a high powered delegation to President Buhari on the need to attend to NJC recommendation on appointments to the Bench. NEC approved the President’s nomination that Past President J.B. Daudu should lead the delegation alongside other delegates to be appointed by the President.
NEC frowned at the rising cases of police brutality and hostility against lawyers across the nation and mandated the President to immediately interface with the police hierarchy on the ugly development and report back at next NEC meeting.
NEC thanked the President for reassuring NEC of a level playing ground for all contestants in the forthcoming NBA general elections. NEC however, advised the President to take extra steps to caution and call to order certain staff of the secretariat who covertly engages in subtle campaigns for some preferred presidential candidates; that such acts would send wrong perception to lawyers.
NEC decried the rising spate of insecurity and killings across the country and called on the government to sit up.
In line with the President’s speech and upon a motion Lawal Rabana, SAN and seconded by Linda Bala, NEC resolved that a special task force be set up to monitor the activities of INEC, police, politicians/political parties and other agencies concerned with the 2019 general elections, to ensure a credible 2019 polls.
6.0 SECRETARIAT REPORT:
The General Secretary presented the secretariat report for himself and on behalf of other National Officers, with his welcome remarks at page 4 of the Secretariat report document.
The secretariat report was for ease of presentation, divided into three parts: A, B and C.
Part A: dealt with Bar Activities as contained at pages 5– 10.
Part B: focused on reports from National Officers, contained at pages 11 –
Part C: dealt with reports from the National Secretariat, pages 39-56.
7.1 Adoption of the Secretariat Report
O. C. Ezeigwe moved the motion for adoption of the Secretariat Report and was seconded by Hassan Fajimite of Ikeja Branch.
7.2 The General Secretary introduced to NEC, the newly appointed Executive
Director, Mrs. Ramatu Umar Bako; whose employment took effect from the 3rd day of April, 2018, following the resignation of the former Executive Director, Mrs. Ifueko Alufokhai.
7.3 Commenting on the Secretariat Report, NEC observed and or resolved as follows:
Need for NBA to review the current LPDC mechanisms for a restrengthened and well streamlined disciplinary structure.
NEC approved the reports and prayers of the 3RD Vice President committees on Enugu and Aba branch crisis as contained at pages 16 – 23 of the secretariat report document.
NEC mandated the 3rd Vice President to conduct elections in Aba branch with supervision of the National Secretariat.
REPORTS FROM SECTIONS:
Section on Business Law (SBL) – pages 92 – 97 of NEC bundle.
The Section Chairman, Olumide Akpata presented the report as contained in pages 92-97 of the NEC bundle.
Highlights of the report include;
Successful launch of SBL clubs in Nigerian Universities, starting with University of Lagos and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. University of Benin SBL club to launch next.
2018 NBA-SBL Annual Business Law Conference – 27th to 29th of June, 2018 at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. He urged members to register and attend the Conference.
8.2 Section on Legal Practice (SLP) – pages 49-51 of bundle
The report was presented by Prof. Agom on behalf of the Section Chair, Mrs.Miannaya Essien, SAN.
2018 SLP Annual Conference successfully held in Port-Harcourt with massive attendance.
SLP website up and running nba–slp.org
SLP journal out and on sale. He encouraged members to endeavour to get a copy of the rich journal.
SLP to train law school students on special areas of law, mock trials, etc.
8.3 The President thanked them for their reports and congratulated the SLP for a successful Conference. He called on NEC members to register and attend the SBL Conference in Abuja.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM COMMITTEE (CJRC):
The Chairman of the Committee, Chief Arthur Obi Okafor, SAN presented the Committee’s preliminary report as contained in pages 98-100 of the NEC Bundle.
Highlights of the report include;
The 5th Criminal Justice Reform Conference successfully held at Asaba on the 24th to the 27th of April, 2018.
CJN (as ably represented), Delta State Governor, several judges, several State Attorneys General, dignitaries from both military and paramilitary hierarchy, eminent jurists and members of the Bar were all in attendance at the conference.
Preliminary financial report of the Conference.
Conference was adjudged a huge success.
The report was warmly received as members gave a rousing ovation to the Chairman of the Committee, Arthur Obi Okafor, SAN for a well organized conference.
The President commended the committee Chairman for a very successful conference and urged him to keep up the good works.
9.2 ELECTORAL COMMITTEE OF THE NBA (ECNBA)
The Electoral Committee report as contained in pages 37-47 of the NEC Bundle was presented by the Committee Chairman Prof. Auwalu Yadudu.
9.2.1 Highlights of the report include;
IT service provider for the elections yet to be engaged.
Data verification and test run of voting portal to be conducted as soon as IT provider is engaged.
Contestants and stakeholders to be invited for the portal test run.
Branch Chairmen urged to comply with the deadline on submission of list of members who paid BPF and branch dues as at 31st March 2018 to enable the ECNBA prepare the statutory voters list.
Committee promised to deploy the most simplified accreditation/voting process, learning from the past elections experience.
9.2.2 Responding to the report, NEC resolved as follows;
One week extension granted to branches yet to submit members lists and receipts of payment as requested by the ECNBA.
Need to ensure a seamless verification/voting process.
9.3 TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE PLANNING (TCCP):
The TCCP report was presented by Chief Emeka Obegolu on behalf of the TCCP Chair, Prof. Konyinsola Ajayi, SAN. Report not contained in bundle.
9.3.1 Highlights of the report include; ü Abuja chosen as 2018 AGC venue.
Proposed conference fees:
YEAR OF CALL EARLY BIRD REGULAR ONSITE/LATE
1 – 5
6 – 10
11 – 15
16 – 20
SANs, AGs, Benchers
Barrack Obama being considered as Keynote Speaker.
Conference sponsors/partners to be given panelist slots.
Conferees to receive tablets/laptops as conference materials.
Committee sought NEC approval for a takeoff grant of N200,000, 000 (Two Hundred Million Naira), Only.
No conference budget yet.
9.3.2 Nimi Walson-Jack, Past General Secretary, moved for the acceptance of the TCCP report for discussion and was seconded by J. S. Okutepa, SAN.
9.3.3 Discussing the TCCP report, NEC resolved as follows;
NEC rejected the idea of tablets and asked for a downward review of conference fees.
NEC rejected the idea of panelist slots to conference sponsors/partners.
NEC rejected the prayer for approval of a takeoff grant, in the absence of a conference budget.
On the intervention of the President, NEC directed that the TCCP should maintain the 2017 AGC fees for early bird across board for the 2018 AGC early bird fee only.
NEC asked the TCCP to take back the report and review same in line with the reservations expressed and report to the national officers for their approval.
9.4 THE NBA CONSTITUTION REVIEW COMMITTEE:
The Chairman of the Constitution Review Committee, Mallam Yusuf Ali,
SAN, presented the committee report as contained in pages 52 to 54 of the NEC Bundle. He handed over to the President, bound copies of the proposed amended constitution along with the received memoranda and the committee’s report.
Responding, President thanked the Committee for a good job and stated that soft copies of the report and the proposed amendments shall be sent back to the branches for their understanding and acceptance before the AGM. He urged NEC members to support the review initiatives aimed at uplifting the Association to global standards.
9.4.1 YOUNG LAWYERS FORUM (YLF):
The YLF Chairman, Wada Ahmed Wada presented the Forum’s report as contained at pages 89 – 90 of the NEC Bundle. He thanked the President and Bar leaders who supported the forum to achieving a very successful Annual Summit held in Lagos on the 19th and 20thof April, 2018
STATE OF THE NATION:
On State of the Nation, NEC adopted the President’s speech as having addressed major issues of national concern; in addition, NEC added the following;
On Police brutality/harassment of lawyers:
NEC decried the continuing molestation of lawyers on client representation, with particular regard to the recent case where two lawyers acting for Senator Dino Melaye were manhandled by the police and unlawfully arrested and detained.
The President promised to take the matter very seriously and report back to NEC, adding that Police has no excuse for harassment of lawyers in the course of professional duties.
On the Federal Government’s deliberate breach of the EFCC Act: NEC observed that the current structure of the EFCC, where one acting Chairman takes all decision for the agency, runs afoul of its enabling Act and breeds tyranny. NEC called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, constitute the full EFCC Board and governance structure as provided by the EFCC Act.
Alleged directive by certain State AGs on bail application:
NEC described as unjust, strange and against the tenets of justice, the reported practice in certain states where the Attorneys General have issued directives that State prosecutors must oppose all bail applications. NEC mandated the President to investigate the report and deal accordingly.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS (AOB):
The ‘Tiger’ branding of NBA Ikeja branch and ‘street protests’:
The President drew the attention of NEC to the NBA Ikeja branch’s use of street protests in challenge of government’s social/economic policies, and the inappropriate use of ‘Tiger’ brand & logo against the official branch name and NBA logo. He directed the branch to expunge the ‘Tiger’ title (and the accompanying logo) from the branch name forthwith and always adopt a more professional means of challenging unpopular government policies than resort to trade unionism type of protests. He admonished the branch Chairman, Adesina Ogunlana and asked him to convey the NEC position to the branch.
The NEC meeting was adjourned at 7.40pm with a motion for adjournment by Lawal Rabana, SAN and seconded by Mercy Ijato Agada, Chairman, Oturkpo Branch.
DATED THIS 10TH DAY OF MAY, 2018
A.B. MAHMOUD, SAN, OON ISIAKA ABIOLA OLAGUNJU, ESQ
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