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The NBA and imperative of a successful Bar Conference

The on-going Annual Bar Conference of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), reputed as the largest assemblage of lawyers in black Africa, with a staggering population of over 10,000 members in attendance, from every part of the country and even beyond, at the prestigious Tinapa Resort in Calabar, Cross River State, under the audacious theme, “ Law, Leadership and Challenges of Nationhood in the 21stCentury Nigeria”, with Prof. Jonas Isawa Elaigwu, an erudite Professor of Law, as the Keynote speaker.

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Required proof for criminal allegations in election petition (4)

No! Do the fundamental components, like Summons- Drafting of Charges- Preferring of Information- Plea Taking and Mandatory recording of plea- Bail Issues- Mandatory presence of Accused person throughout Trial- Acquittal- Conviction- Allocutus- Sentencing etc, which distinguish criminal trials from civil ones, ever find place in Election Petitions which are uncontrovertibly civil in their procedural rules and final outcomes sought? No!

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We’re winning war against oil thieves, vandals but… – NSCDC Commandant

Pipeline vandalism and oil theft has been on the increase in parts of the country, including Lagos. It is a challenge the relevant security agencies have been battling to put in check. In Lagos, for instance, the National Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, popularly known as Civil Defence, is said to have risen to the occasion in clamping down on the activities of these vandals and oil thieves, resulting in several arrests made in recent time. The State Commandant of the Corps, Mr Adesuyi Clement Dayo, during a recent chat with Vanguard Metro informed of efforts by the Command in tackling the problem in the state and the attendant challenges:

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