Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Unini Chioma


Joshua Nwachukwu

* Prison congestion in Nigeria is a national scandal – President Muhammadu Buhari

The above statement is one of the truest statements I have heard the President say and I agree with him. But I disagree with his remedy, the claim that the judiciary is to blame. Nevertheless, I commend him for admitting our congested prisons are a disgrace.


    Akeem O. Aponmade, Esq. on November 16, 2017 received an Honorary award of International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) Alumni Association for its Alumni Award for Excellence in Alumni Development, Volunteering and Intellectual Property Rights Protection on the Lagos based IP lawyer. The event which took place at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja also had US Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E. W. Stuart Symington, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, SAN, Mr. Olanrewaju Osho and Dr. Abubakar Bala honoured for one outstanding contribution they have made.

    (FILES) This handout file video frame grab taken and released by Changsha Intermediate People’s Court on August 22, 2017 shows Chinese rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong (C) appearing in court in Changsha in China’s central Hunan province. Photo: Handout / Changsha Intermediate People’s Court / AFP

    A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was sentenced to two years in prison for “inciting subversion” on Tuesday, the latest jailing in an intensifying crackdown on rights defenders under newly empowered President Xi Jinping.

    Nigerian Bar Association National

    The Nigerian Bar Association Uyo branch and indeed the entire people of Akwa Ibom State are set to play host to the National Executive Council meeting of the Association. The NEC meeting is expected to commence on Wednesday November 22, 2017 and end on Friday November 24, 2017.

    Nigerian Parliament

    Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, is leading Nigerian delegation to Italy to discuss women empowerment and the fight against...