NBA Notice To All Statutory NEC Members / Pre-Conference Executive Committee Meeting

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*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
Dear Sir/Madam,
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.
AGENDA
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.
Thank you.
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.
1.0: ATTENDANCE:

NATIONAL OFFICERS:

1.) MAHMOUD ABUBAKAR BALARABE, OON, SAN  –       PRESIDENT

2.) OLAGUNJU ISIAKA ABIOLA

-GENERAL SECRETARY

3.) DAJAN CALEB GAL

-1ST VICE PRESIDENT

4.) UBANI MONDAY ONYEKACHI

-2ND VICE PRESIDENT

5.) OJI BENEDICT

-3RD VICE PRESIDENT

6.) ABDULLAHI AISHA ADO

-TREASURER

7.) BALOGUN RAFIU OYEYEMI

-LEGAL ADVISER

8.) ADEGBITE ADESHINA

-WELFARE OFFICER

9.) UDODI NGOZI

-FINANCIAL SECRETARY

10.) JOHN AUSTIN UNACHUKWU

-PUBLICITY SECRETARY

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
NIMI WALSON-JACK
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
-SECRETARYNBA,BUI BRANCH

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
-SECRETARY, SULEJABRANCH

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
     

F.
CO-OPTED NEC. MEMBERS          
                  
 
 
BRANCHES

1.    DR. GARBA TETENGI, SAN

ABUJA

2.     A. M. ALIYU, SAN

OKENE

3.    ADEBAYO ADELODUN, SAN

ILORIN

4.    J.S. OKUTEPA, SAN

MAKURDI

5.    YUNUS USTAZ USMAN, SAN

KADUNA

6.    MALLAM YUSUF ALI, SAN

ILORIN

 

7.    CHIEF ALBERT AKPOMUDJE, SAN

WARRI

8.    TESLIM OLATUNDE BUSARI, SAN

LAGOS

9.    G. OFODILI OKAFOR, SAN

JOS

10.    PAUL EROKORO, SAN

ABUJA

11.    O.E.B. EFFIONG, SAN

KANO

12.    ARTHUR OBI OKAFOR, SAN

ONITSHA

13.    EMEKA ANAENUGWU, SAN

ONITSHA

14.    ERNEST OJUKWU, SAN

ABA

15.    NNAMONSO EKANEM, SAN

KADUNA

16.    MICHEAL ASUGO

WARRI

17.    CHIEF GWEKE AKUDIHOR

WARRI

18.    UJU OKAFOR, (MRS.)

BADAGRY

19.    AJAKPOVI OROMENA

LAGOS

20.    RICHARD AHONAROUGHO

IKEJA

21.    DR. MOMODU KASSIM MOMODU

BENIN

22.    AMINA IBRAHIM

MAIDUGURI

23.    OKEZIE RAYMOND

BENIN

24.    IFEOMA .N. KATCHY

AWKA

25.    ADA EDOZIE,(MRS.)

ONITSHA

26.    IGBA THEOPHILUS TERHILE

MAKURDI

27.    OMOSEGBON MICHEAL

ABUJA

28.    OGEDEGBE JOSEPH

UGHELLI

29.    PROF. AWALU YADUDU

KANO

30.    DR. MAMMAN LAWAL YUSUFARI

KANO

31.    OLADIPO TOLANI

BARNAWA

32.    BUKOLA AJAO,(MRS.)

KADUNA

33.    LINDA BALA

ZARIA

34.    REUBEN JAMES

KADUNA

35.    MUHAMMAD NUHU

SOKOTO

36.    IBRAHIM MUAZU

KANO

37.    AHMED LADAN GOBIR

KADUNA

38.    JONATHAN .G. TAIDI

MINNA

39.    HAMISU LAWAL MALUMFASHI

FUNTUA

40.    GREMA MODU

MAIDUGURI

41.    WADA AHMAD WADA

UNGOGO

42.    NASIRU ABUBAKAR ZANGINA

DUTSE

43.    MARUF KASSIM

UNGOGO

44.    NUHU SULEIMAN TAFIDA

DUTSE

45.    SHAMSUDEEN JAFAR

BIRNIN-KEBBI

46.    FADIMATU BATULU MOHAMMED

BAUCHI

 

47.    OMOTOSHO YAKUBU

ILORIN

48.     S. M. ALSO

DAMATURU

49.     HARUNA YELMA

GOMBE

50.     ALTINE IBRAHIM

DAMATURU

51.     MAS’UD ALABELEWE

KADUNA

52.     IBRAHIM ALIYU NASSARAWA

KANO

53.     AMINU SANI GADANYA

KANO

54.     LAWAN MUSA

KANO

55.    CHRISTOPHER AGENE ADOLOR

KANO

56.     J. E. USMAN

LOKOJA

57.     S.A. ABBAS

LOKOJA

58.     DR. KAMAL ALHAJI DAUD

MAIDUGURI

59.     M. T. MOHAMMED

KADUNA

60.     ABDULLAHI ABBASS MASANAWA

KADUNA

61.     HASSAN FAJIMITE

IKEJA

62.     LADY DEBBIE OBODOUKWU

LAGOS

63.     OBI ANOZIE

BARNAWA

64.     D.O.C. EZEIGWE

ENUGU

65.     STEVE ONYECHI ONONYE

ONITSHA

66.     AFAM OKEKE

ABUJA

67.     EFEFIOM EKONG

CALABAR

68.      MARC ENAMHE

OGOJA

69.      REGINALD UGWUADU

PORT HARCOURT

70.      CHIEF TEMPLE WAMMAH

PORT HARCOURT

71.      CHUKWUBA NWANNEKA

ABAKILIKI

72.      FAITH AMADI,(MRS.)

PORT HARCOURT

73.      BARTH OKOYE

ABA

74.      PROF. OGUGUA IKPEZE

OTUOCHA BRANCH

75.      ROMEO ISOKARIARI

PORT HARCOURT

76.        GERALD EZE

NSUKKA

77.       EMEKA ANOSIKE

ABAKILIKI

78.       ANDREW ODUM

ASABA

79.       HANNIBAL UWAIFO

LAGOS

80.       KAZEEM GBADAMOSI

IBADAN

81.       OLALEKAN THANNI

IBADAN

82.       IBRAHIM LAWAL

IBADAN

83.       ADEMOLA SALAMI

IBADAN

84.       RASHEED ADEKUNLE ADEGOKE

IKEJA

85.       OLUWASEUN AJOBA

ILESHA

86.       OLUSOJI SAMUEL TOKI

ABUJA

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

APOLOGIES:
OKEY WALI, SAN – Past President
MUIZ BANIRE, SAN
CHARLES EDOSOMWAN, SAN
SOLOMON E. UMOH, SAN
OFORDILE OKAFOR, SAN
A. H. RUBA
NDASULE SHERIFF
SULE USMAN
SEUN ABIMBOLA
GWEKE AKUDIHOR
LAWRENCE ANYIA
SULE KWASAU
T. OMATSOLU
O. OLOWOKERE
VICTOR KWON
DENNIS OKWAKPAM
CHUMA NWOSU

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 

NAMES
DESIGNATION
 

 
PROF. KOYINSOLA AJAYI SAN
CHAIRMAN

PRINCE ADETOKUNBO KAYODE SAN

GEORGE ETOMI

RAMATU    UMAR  BAKO
SECRETARY

VICTORIA AWOMOLO SAN
MEMBER

CHIEF OGWU ONAJA SAN
MEMBER

BISI  SOYEBEO SAN
MEMBER

 

OLASUPO SHASORE SAN
MEMBER

A.A AKINKUNMI 
MEMBER

HASFAT LAWAL
MEMBER

YUSUF ABDULLAHI ABUDLKADIR
MEMBER

MRS. FUNMI ROBERTS
MEMBER

AKIN  AJIBOLA
MEMBER

BELLO AMINU ABULLAHI
MEMBER

MRS. MFON  USORO
MEMBER

EMEKA OBEGOLU
MEMBER

STEVE  EMELIZE
MEMBER

WADA  S. WADA
MEMBER

PRINCESS FRANK-CHUKWUANI
MEMBER

MOHAMMED  TSAV 
MEMBER

MOHAMMED WAHAB
MEMBER

AISHA ADO ABDULLAHI
MEMBER

ADESINA ADEGBITE
MEMBER

SAGIR  GEZAWA
MEMBER

UMMAHANI AMIN
MEMBER

ANULIKA OSUIGWE
MEMBER

PAULYN ABULEME
MEMBER

HAUWA  YAKUBU
MEMBER

INNA  ALI
MEMBER

DOLAPO  OKUNNIGA
MEMBER

MURTALA ABDULRASHEED
MEMBER

AGADA ELACHI
MEMBER

VICTOR FRANK BRIGGS
MEMBER

ISAIAH BOZIMO
MEMBER

AISHA UMAR
MEMBER

BOMA ALABI, OON.
MEMBER

YINKA ARASI
MEMBER

 
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
follows;

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.
Highlights include;

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.
 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
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
N25, 000
N40, 000
N60, 000

6 – 10
N35, 000
N50, 000
N80,000

11 – 15
N50, 000
N65, 000
N90, 000

16 – 20
N70, 000
N85, 000
N100, 000

Above 20
N100, 000
N120, 000
N150, 000

SANs, AGs, Benchers
N250, 000
N250, 000
N250, 000

 

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.
12.0  ADJOURNMENT
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
PRESIDENT 
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