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 week ahead – Fault lines

President Buhari has backed Victor Giadom as acting National Chairman ...
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Rivers of blood: Gang violence in Nigeria’s garden state

Since military rule ended in Nigeria in 1999, gang activities ...
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The week ahead – Time out

Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors have embarked ...
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Video: 8 May 1945 and Africa

This video is an excursion through the history of the ...
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The week ahead – It looks unhinged

A Premium Times investigation across Nigeria’s six geo-political regions has ...
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The week ahead – Brace for impact

Nigeria’s economy grew 1.87 percent in real terms in the ...
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The week ahead – Losing control

Two sources of foreign exchange for Nigeria took a hit ...
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Chart of the week: The SBM state health preparedness index

A note on the methodology: in the first version of ...
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The week ahead – Unprepared to upset the apple cart

About 23,000 residents in northwest Nigeria ravaged by violence have ...
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Victory in Europe, Africa and the current world order

On the 8th of May 1945, Admiral Karl Doenitz signed ...
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The week ahead – Community service

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics show that 82.9 ...
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Nigeria after COVID-19

Nigeria faces a new bout of economic uncertainty arising from ...
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The week ahead – The clouds thicken

Abba Kyari, died on 17 April, after struggling for many ...
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Video: The new scramble for Africa

The world is undergoing a major geopolitical realignment. In all ...
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Chart of the week: Trouble for the sharing formula

Signs of trouble are brewing as the Federation Account Allocation ...
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The week ahead – Out of breath

The IMF has projected that Nigeria’s economy will recede by ...
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The SBM Jollof Index: The black swan glides in

Nigeria experienced a series of events in the leadup to ...
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The week ahead – Fluffing our lines

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that all loans received from ...
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The week ahead – A black swan

As the coronavirus takes hold, the Punch has reported that ...
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Constitutional implications of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria

If there were any lingering doubts in the minds of ...
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The week ahead – Chasing a pandemic

The FG has announced significant changes to its 2020 budget ...
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The week ahead – Crude reality

The Doyin Salami-led Economic Advisory Council appointed by President Muhammadu ...
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Covid-19 and a price war make the perfect storm

Share prices across the world sank on Monday as panicked ...
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The week ahead – Backed into a corner

Nigerian authorities have been in touch with around 100 people ...
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