Former Supreme Court jurist, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour; Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) and former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Mr. Joseph Daudu (SAN) are among the cream of jurists that have confirmed attendance at the virtual conference by NBA Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL) on the spate of conflicting ex-parte orders by trial courts.

The webinar will hold on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 4 pm while the topic is “Contradictory ex-parte orders of courts over political cases: Implications and consequences.”

Other speakers who have confirmed attendance are leading election petitions lawyer, Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) and Chief Justina Offiah (SAN) while NBA President, Mr. Olumide Akpata is the Special Guest of Honour. Immediate past NBA-SPIDEL Chairman, Prof. Paul Ananaba (SAN) will moderate the eagerly awaited roundtable while leading human rights activist and fiery NBA-SPIDEL Chairman, Mr. Monday Ubani is the Chief Host.

Justice Rhodes-Vivour will spearhead the discussion by x-raying the entire concept of conflicting ex-parte orders. This tour de force will cover issues ranging from the resurgence of ex-parte orders, forum shopping, politico-legal and systemic implications of conflicting orders to issues relating to right of fair hearing, infringement of rules of professional conduct and possible sanctions for erring judges.

Coming on the heels of the Keynote Address by Justice Rhodes-Vivour, each Panelist will then address the sub-theme already assigned to them. Among the expected audience are members of the Bar and Bench, law teachers, law students, politicians and media practitioners.

To register for the virtual conference, please click here You will receive a confirmation email after a successful registration.

It is recalled that the spate of conflicting ex-parte orders from the lower courts has taken a frenzied turn recently, leading to interventions by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad as well as the NBA.

NBA-SPIDEL is adjudged as one of the foremost NBA sections. The section held a highly successful Annual Conference last May in the ancient city of Ibadan.

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