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

Video: Coronavirus and Nigeria’s oil security

The coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading around the world and is ...
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The week ahead – No silver bullets

The first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Nigeria on ...
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Coronavirus: It’s potential effect on Nigeria’s economy

On the last day of 2019, the World Health Organisation’s ...
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The week ahead – Significant kerfuffles

Nigeria’s national security adviser, Babagana Monguno, has issued a warning ...
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The week ahead – Far from a happy Valentine’s

A lack of confidence in the ability of the political ...
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What the emerging Great Power politics means for Africa

In 1983, US President, Ronald Reagan ordered an invasion of ...
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The week ahead – Gamophobia

The Federal Government has sued about 70,000 Kebbi state farmers ...
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Rising insecurity in Abuja

On the evening of 2 February 2020, a fully loaded ...
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The week ahead – Mo fe bole

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on Saturday ...
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The week ahead – Peter needs a lifeline

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed that Nigeria’s ...
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The week ahead – Structural integrity

About 90 percent of bandits behind renewed armed attacks on ...
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The week ahead – Out of sight

At least 30 people were killed in Borno state after ...
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How could the Soleimani killing impact Nigeria?

On 3 January 2020, an American drone, in a targeted ...
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The Year Ahead – It’s the economy, stupid

The year 2019 was an interesting one for Nigeria, which ...
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My Nigeria – Women will no longer be suppressed

by Fakhrriyya Hashim The 2019 elections marked the most crucial ...
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The week ahead – A tale of two Decembers

Nigeria’s inflation rate rose to 11.85 percent in November 2019, ...
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Scorecard – assessing our 2019 predictions

2019, like any other, has been an eventful year in ...
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What does Boris Johnson’s Britain mean for Nigeria?

Anti-immigrant sentiment is seldom fully rational, and one cannot understand ...
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The week ahead – Powering down

State Security Service officials forcefully rearrested journalist, activist and former ...
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The week ahead – Sound the alarm

The World Bank has said that Nigeria may become home ...
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Video: Who does the Social Media Bill affect?

The Executive arm of Nigeria’s government has for a while ...
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The week ahead – Give unto Caesar

Investment inflows into Nigeria declined by $460 million from $5.82 ...
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Trade needs a boost

Now that the Q3 2019 GDP results have been released ...
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The week ahead – Maybe it is rocket science

On 15 November, the Supreme Court said all allegations raised ...
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