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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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The week ahead – The economy, kidnapping and robbery must come into sharp focus

It was announced at the weekend that investors lost about ...
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JP Morgan Government Bond Index – The bad, and the good

JP Morgan removed Nigeria from its Government Bond Index for ...
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The week ahead – Expect more killings in the North-Central as the FG looks away

This week, members of Boko Haram arrived the village of ...
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The week ahead – The National Assembly will anger Nigerians more

This week, the National Assembly adjourned sitting and went on ...
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The week ahead – Forex issues will cause more outrage, Buhari, beware of Deby

The economic outlook for Nigeria shows mixed signals that are ...
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The week ahead – Expect a revenue, and maybe power dip, as Shell pipeline leaks

The economic uncertainty continues with banks and the CBN agreeing ...
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The week ahead – Buhari must really begin to change things

President Buhari responded to the threat of the Niger Delta ...
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The week ahead – The Niger Delta edges towards restiveness

President Buhari's state visit to Washington was described by aides ...
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The week ahead – Security will remain the concern, but the economy is under strain

Last week saw Boko Haram unleashing more suicide bombings across ...
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What do we expect from Buhari’s security team?

In a long awaited announcement, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday announced ...
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The week ahead – More suicide bombings ahoy

More suicide bombings on the way The government of President ...
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The week ahead – Stock up on petrol

June 29th, 2015 marked exactly 30 days since Muhammadu Buhari ...
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What is Nigeria’s diversification objective

In presenting the 2015 Budget to the national assembly, the ...
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