On 24th April 2007, the Judicial Studies Board issued guidance to the judiciary as to the wearing of the niqab in court proceedings – see HERE. The guidance was eventually incorporated into the Equal Treatment Benchbook at Chapter 3.3 (Religious Dress).
THE RULES that were set by the Body of Benchers and the Council of Legal Education regulating attendance of the Nigerian Law School and the call to Bar ceremony at the end of the professional training for aspirant lawyers in the Nigerian Law School provide for the dress codes for the call to Bar ceremony.
Some lawyers yesterday disagreed on the passage of a bill to regulate Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), as being proposed by the National Assembly. The National Assembly is proposing a Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Non- Governmental Organizations regulatory Commission for the supervision, Co-ordination and monitoring of Non-Governmental Organization, Civil Society Organization etc, in Nigeria and for related Matters.
FORMER Senate President, David Mark, disclosed yesterday that he gave answers to all the issues raised when he was invited by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC over some alleged financial transactions.
* Minister urges dismissal of suit challenging bench warrant
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami (SAN) has asked a Federal High Court in Kaduna to declined jurisdiction over a suit by embattled former chairman of the Presidential Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, challenging the arrest warrant issued against him by an Abuja court.
The Chairman, NBA, Ilorin Branch, Mr. Manzuma Issa, and his predecessors, Chief Rafiu Balogun and Salman Jawando, have urged Buhari not to divert the $1bn Boko Haram Fund to 2019 electioneering campaign.