IN THE ANALYSIS

The week ahead – Sabi pass

A new gazette by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has amended the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007, removing the requirement for the stamp and seal of the Nigerian Bar Association on court processes. Without the stamp, a lawyer could not submit any document or letter to the court and its sale has been one of the NBA’s major revenue sources, allowing it to remain independent of various political interests. However, with the amendment of the process by Malami, the use of the stamps is no longer necessary. This also implies that persons who are not members of the NBA, including non-lawyers, are allowed to submit court processes. This move has drawn a lot of criticism from lawyers because it was done without any consultation and only the General Council of the NBA can amend the Rules of Professional Conduct. This also occurs mere weeks after the formation of a ‘New NBA’ made up of Northern chapters of the NBA, which broke away from the main body after Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, was disinvited as a speaker at the NBA Annual General Conference.  The Presidency attacked former president, Olusegun ...
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ANALYSIS

The current state of Nigeria’s FX market

A lot has happened over the past 2 weeks the ...
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The week ahead – Calls for restructuring will intensify

Professor Wole Soyinka has called on President Muhammad Buhari to ...
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What impact will #Brexit have on Nigeria?

People talk about political earthquakes. The UK's decision to end ...
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The week ahead – Little pockets of insecurity grow larger

The naira finally strengthened against the dollar, notching up its ...
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Analysis: The impact of the new monetary policy

History will be made today when commercial banks set the ...
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The week ahead – A light has appeared at the tunnel’s end

The CBN has finally let go of pegs on the ...
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The week ahead – Buhari’s health will be a talking point

President Muhammad Buhari on Monday travelled to the United Kingdom ...
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The week ahead – It’s all about the delta

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday backed off a proposed trip ...
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The week ahead – Nigeria is heading to recession

Nigeria’s GDP fell by 0.36% in the first quarter of ...
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A new type of militant emerges

Chevron Nigeria received reports that at about 11pm Wednesday 4th ...
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The week ahead – Trouble ahead over fuel price hike

On Wednesday, Nigeria's government raised the price of petrol, saying ...
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The week ahead – Niger Delta militants are back in the news

The Defence authorities have confirmed an attack on a major ...
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The week ahead – Again, the economy comes into focus

Newspaper reports earlier this week claim that all is not ...
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The week ahead – Nigeria needs a compass

The Acting General Officer Commanding Division 7 of the Nigeria ...
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The week ahead – The Middle Belt crisis has escalated

Rural communities across Nigeria's Middle Belt have been turned into ...
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The week ahead – The blame game has worn its course, there is work to be done

Nigerians might have to pay more for petrol in the ...
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The week ahead – The President should come home and work

Nigeria continues to grapple with a debilitating energy crisis. The ...
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The week ahead – Something has to be done about the Middle Belt

The crisis in Benue state continued with an attack on ...
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Analysis – What is going on with Nigeria’s power?

In the final week of the Goodluck Jonathan Administration, power ...
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The week ahead – Following due process will save us from needless headaches

Economic activities across the country took a severe blow this ...
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The week ahead – Violence brews at Nigeria’s seams

The governor of Benue state, has confirmed that a fresh ...
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The week ahead – Job losses are tied to security

The Lagos State Government has confirmed an outbreak of measles ...
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Analysis – Forcados spill, economy or environment?

At about 11 pm on the night of 13 February, ...
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The week ahead – Security threats are linked to the economy

A pipeline rupture in Forcados, Delta state has led to ...
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