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MacArthur Foundation supports NIALS on Project on the Implementation of and Compliance with The Administration of Criminal Justice Act in Nigeria (ACJA) Kaduna State Governor Commends Act as Important Legislation to Reform Justice Sector Diezani Alison-Madueke’s application for trial in Nigeria misconceived – Court I’ve received list of 1,124 corruption cases before Nigerian courts – Justice Walter Onnoghen Fed govt considers non-custodial sentencing to address prison congestion I don’t have N1bn to give ex-President Jonathan – Olisa Metuh tells court Testifying in Olisa Metuh’s trial will expose me to criminal trial – Ex-President Jonathan Yemi Osinbajo tasks judiciary on speedy trial of criminal cases NBA, Office of the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDG) sign MoU to promote peaceful and Inclusive Societies NBA gives a major boost to Pro Bono Legal services in Nigeria Speech by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, OON, SAN, FCIArb (UK) at the Administration of Criminal Justice Conference Held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, 9 November, 2017 COMMUNIQUE OF THE CONFERENCE ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT (ACJA) 2015 ORGANIZED BY THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA) WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE MACARTHUR FOUNDATION HELD AT TRANSCORP HILTON ABUJA ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 #NBA2017ACJAC: FAR REACHING DELIBERATIONS AND A SUCCESSFUL CONFERENCE KOGI Signs ACJA bill into Law STAKEHOLDERS CALL FOR SWIFT IMPLEMENTATION OF ACJ LAW IN AKWA IBOM STATE. NBA HOLDS STATE LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY AND SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP ON THE DOMESTICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT, 2015 IN BAUCHI STATE #NBAACJA PROJECT: STATE LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY AND SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP HOLDS IN YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE. #NBAACJA PROJECT: STATE LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY AND SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP HOLDS IN DUTSE, JIGAWA STATE. STATE LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY AND SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP ON THE DOMESTICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ADMINISTRTATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2015 IN KANO STATE HELD ON THE 6th DAY OF FEBRUARY 2018. STATE LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY AND SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP ON THE DOMESTICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ADMINISTRTATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2015 IN KANO STATE HELD ON THE 6th DAY OF FEBRUARY 2018. NBA-MACARTHUR PROJECT HOLDS PUBLIC FORUM ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW IN KOGI STATE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCAITION CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH A ONE DAY WOMEN-IN LAW FORUM, IN ABUJA REPORT ON THE 1 DAY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP ON THE DOMESTICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ADMINISTRATION CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2015 HELD IN BAUCHI ON THE 25TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2018. REPORT ON THE 1 DAY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP ON THE DOMESTICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ADMINISTRATION CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT 2015 IN ADAMAWA STATE HELD ON THE 31ST DAY OF JANUARY, 2018. NBA MACARTHUR PROJECT TEAM HOLDS RETREAT FOR JIGAWA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND JUDICIARY AT CHILAH HOTEL, KANO. 1ST JULY, 2018

The Nigerian Bar Association is the foremost professional membership organisation for legal practitioners in Nigeria. It was formally registered in accordance with Part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap C20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, as a Body Corporate (incorporated by Trustees) with RC No. 2368 on 8 April 1983.

The Association is overseen by the General Council of the Bar, a statutory body established under Section 1 of the Legal Practitioners Act and responsible for “…the general management of the affairs of the Nigerian Bar Association (subject to any limitations for the time being provided by the constitution of the association) and with any functions conferred on the council by this Act or that constitution”.

The Nigerian Bar Association is led by a President and 13 National Officers and operates from the National Secretariat; an 11-Storey Facility located in the Central Business District of Abuja, FCT, which is managed by the General Secretary and administered by the Director of Administration and support staff. There are currently 125 active branches across the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria and it is also organised into Sections, Fora, (Adhoc and Standing) Committees, Task Forces and Institutes.

The Nigerian Bar Association is statutorily governed by its Constitution, Standing Orders, and Uniform Bye-Laws for its Branches, Sections, Foras and Institutes. It has a National Executive Committee which comprises of all National Officers, past Presidents and General Secretaries, Chairmen and Secretaries of registered Branches and Sections and 180 distinguished members of the Association vested with executive powers over the organisation.

Each Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association is governed by a Chairman, 10 Branch Officers and an Executive Committee comprising elected officers, immediate past Chairman and Secretary and 4 co-opted members. It also has Standing and Adhoc Committees . The Sections, Foras and Institutes are led by a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and a Council comprising of its officers, immediate past Chairman and Secretary, 5 nominated members and 3 co-opted members.

Section 4 (a) (i) of the Nigerian Bar Association Constitution classifies a ‘full member’ of the organisation as “any person duly enrolled at the Supreme Court of Nigeria as a legal practitioner and duly registered with one Branch of the Association”. There are approximately 106,000 Legal Practitioners currently enrolled to practice at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, out of which the Association has verified over 40,000 members.

The Nigerian Bar Association has developed and is currently implementing a Strategic Plan focused on the areas of regulation, representation, re-engineering and public interest. Our public interest initiatives relates to promotion of the rule of law, protection of human rights, and administration of justice, conflict resolution, and economic development.

 

Visit the NBA website on www.nigerianbar.org.ng for more information.

 

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