#ENDSARS: NBA condemns killing of protesters, vows to sue Nigerian Military

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, on Wednesday, condemned the killing of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos by unidentified men of the Nigerian Military.The legal body, in a statement that was signed by its President, Mr. Olumide Akpata, said reports available to it indicated that the Lekki shootings were “a carefully[...]

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Adesina seeks NBA election cancellation

A candidate in 2020 Nigerian Bar Association presidential election, Dele Adesina, has asked theBody of Trustees of the association to cancel the just-concluded poll.He made the demand in a petition addressed to the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Association.Olumide Akpata had defeated Adesina and Babatunde Ajibade to emerge the 30th President of the NBA.In[...]

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Buhari congratulates Akpata on emerging NBA president

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Mr Olumide Akpata on his election as the President of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, wishing him every success in his new position of leading Nigerian lawyers to chart a path of professional development and fulfilment. Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi[...]

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Akpata wins NBA election

The Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association has declared Olumide Akpata winner of the NBA presidential poll, which held electronically between 11pm on Wednesday and 11pm on Thursday.The Chairman of the ECNBA, Chief Tawo Tawo (SAN), announced at the end of the poll late last night that Akpata polled 9,891 votes to defeat Dr[...]

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29,635 lawyers to vote as NBA begins 2020 elections

The 2020 elections into national offices of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have opened online with a total of 29, 635 lawyers accredited to cast their votes.The Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) had at 6.30p.m. on Wednesday (July 29), circulated the final list of accredited voters while elections began at 11.00p.m. on the same[...]

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Two Nets players positive for COVID ahead of NBA restart

Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan will not play again this season and teammate Spencer Dinwiddie’s participation is also in doubt after both tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday.The NBA is planning to go ahead with its restart plans at Disney World in Orlando on July 30, despite Florida is battling a surge in coronavirus[...]

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NBA legend Patrick Ewing tests positive for COVID-19

Patrick Ewing has tested positive for COVID-19 and is sharing his diagnosis to raise public awareness.The Knicks legend and current Georgetown coach is under the care and isolated at a local hospital, the school’s athletic department said in a statement. “I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19,” the Hall of Famer[...]

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NBA suspends season until further notice, over coronavirus

The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice” after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league’s owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas.Now there will be no games at all, at least for the time being.[...]

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LeBron James Misses the Playoffs for the First Time in 14years!

Basketball superstar LeBron James will miss the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2005 as the Los Angeles Lakers were officially eliminated with a 111-106 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. The four-time league MVP also had his eight-year run to the NBA finals snapped on Friday night as the loss takes the lowly Lakers[...]

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Agbakoba: Democracy under siege

A former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olisa Agbakoba, has described the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, as an attack on the constitution. Mr Onnoghen, who was charged before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on January 14, with offences bordering on non declaration of assets, was suspended[...]

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James Harden Unstoppable

Unstoppable James Harden continued his historic streak Wednesday night by scoring a career-high and franchise-record 61 points along with 15 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 steals. An Eric Gordon 3-pointer with nine seconds left gave the Rockets the lead for good in a wild 114-110 win over the host New York Knicks. Harden has scored[...]

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N1.4bn Fraud: Ernest Ojukwu asks Usoro to step down as NBA President

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Professor Ernest Ojukwu has asked Paul Usoro, SAN  to temporarily step down as Nigerian Bar Association, NBA chairman, pending the conclusion of his  trail on allegation of N1.4 billion fraud. Usoro is standing trial  before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on a 10-count-charge of alleged N1.4 billion fraud brought[...]

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NBA President Paul Usoro for “proper” arraignment December 18

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi has fixed December 18, 2018 for the “proper” arraignment of the President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Paul Usoro. Usoro was scheduled to be arraigned today, Monday, December 10, 2018 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly converting and laundering[...]

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