Dear Sir/Ma,

This is to inform you that the annual payment for the Bar Practicing fees by all lawyers called to the Nigerian Bar has commenced from January 1st, 2018 and will end on March 31st, 2018.

All Legal Practitioners enrolled at the Supreme Court of Nigeria whether in private, public or corporate practice are required to pay practicing fees on yearly basis, pursuant to Rules 9 (1)-(3) of the Rules of  Professional Conduct.

Please note that with effect from January 1st, 2018 Bar Practicing Fees shall only be paid into the following account using a customized teller provided by the bank:

Account name: Supreme Court of Nigeria (BPF)

Account Number: 0000976716

Bank: ACCESS BANK

The schedule of Bar Practicing fees is as follows:

  1. Senior Advocates & Honorable Benchers – N50,000
  2. Legal Practitioners of 15 Years & more post-call-N25,000
  3. Legal Practitioners of 10-14 Years post call- 17,500
  4. Legal Practitioners 5-9 Years post call – 10,000
  5. Legal Practitioners of 0-4 Years post call- N5,000

All members are requested to kindly indicate their branch names and branch codes on the payment tellers for Bar Practicing Fees. The Bank codes for Branches of the NBA are contained in the list attached to this letter.

Legal Practitioners are expected to pay their Practicing Fees in full before the 31st of March, 2018, failure to do this puts defaulters at risk of forfeiting every right which a Legal Practitioner enjoys in Court, corporate practice or as an in-house counsel and loss of other rights and privileges generally. It also constitutes a gross act of Professional Misconduct and it would be so treated.

TAKE NOTICE: A Legal Practitioner shall not sign documents, pleadings, affidavits, depositions, applications, instruments, agreements, letters, deeds, letters, memoranda, reports, legal opinions or similar documents, or process or file such documents as a legal practitioner, legal officer or adviser of any Governmental department or ministry, company, organisation, or any corporation when he/she is in default of payment of his/her Annual Practicing fees.

For further enquiries please call on the Bar service lines: 08175751180, 08039177886.

Accept our regards of the highest esteem.

The Bank codes for Branches of the NBA are listed here under:

S/N Branches Code 1 Aba Branch 001 2 Abakaliki Branch 002 3 Abeokuta Branch 003 4 Abuja Branch 004 5 Ado-Ekiti Branch 005 6 Afikpo Branch 006 7 Agbor Branch 007 8 Aguata Branch 008 9 Ahoada Branch 009 10 Akure Branch 010 11 Asaba Branch 011 12 Auchi Branch 012 13 Awka Branch 013 14 Badagry Branch 014 15 Bauchi Branch 015 16 Benin Branch 016 17 Birnin Kebbi Branch 017 18 Biu Branch 018 19 Bori Branch 019 20 Bwari Branch 020 21 Calabar Branch 021 22 Damaturu Branch 022 23 Dutse Branch 023 24 Eket Branch 024 25 Ekpoma Branch 025 26 Enugu Branch 026 27 Funtua Branch 027 28 Gboko Branch 028 29 Gombe Branch 029 30 Gusau Branch 030 31 Gwagwalada Branch 031 32 Ibadan Branch 032 33 Idah Branch 033 34 Idemili Branch 034 35 Ihiala Branch 035 36 Ijebu-Ode Branch 036 37 Ikeja Branch 037 38 Ikere Ekiti Branch 038 39 Ikirun Branch 039 40 Ikole Ekiti Branch 040 41 Ikom Branch 041 42 Ikorodu Branch 042 43 Ikot Ekpene Branch 043 44 Ile-Ife Branch 044 45 Ilesa Branch 045 46 Ilorin Branch 046 47 Isiala Ngwa Branch 047 48 Isiokpo Branch 048 49 Iwo Branch 049 50 Jalingo Branch 050 51 Jos Branch 051 52 Kabba Branch 052 53 Kaduna Branch 053 54 Kafanchan Branch 054 55 Kano Branch 055 56 Katsina Branch 056 57 Lafia Branch 057 58 Lagos Branch 058 59 Lokoja Branch 059 60 Maidiguri Branch 060 61 Makurdi Branch 061 62 Mbaise Branch 062 63 Minna Branch 063 64 Mubi Branch 064 65 Nnewi Branch 065 66 Nsukka Branch 066 67 Obollo Afor Branch 067 68 Offa Branch 068 69 Ogoja Branch 069 70 Ogomosho Branch 070 71 Ogwashi-Uku Branch 071 72 Ohafia Branch 072 73 Oji River Branch 073 74 Okene Branch 074 75 Okigwe Branch 075 76 Okitipupa Branch 076 77 Oleh Branch 077 78 Ondo Branch 078 79 Onitsha Branch 079 80 Orlu Branch 080 81 Osogbo Branch 081 82 Ota Branch 082 83 Otukpo Branch 083 84 Owerri Branch 084 85 Owo Branch 085 86 Oyo Branch 086 87 Pankshin Branch 087 88 Port Harcourt Branch 088 89 Sagamu Branch 089 90 Sapele Branch 090 91 Sokoto Branch 091 92 Suleja Branch 092 93 Ughelli Branch 093 94 Umuahia Branch 094 95 Uyo Branch 095 96 Warri Branch 096 97 Wukari Branch 097 98 Yenagoa Branch 098 99 Yola Branch 099 100 Zaria Branch 100 101 Degema Branch 101 102 Saki Branch 102 103 Ukwa Ngwa Branch 103 104 Ungoggo Branch 104 105 Oron Branch 105 106 Igarra Branch 106 107 Sagbama Branch 107 108 Anaocha Branch 108 109 Keffi Branch 109 110 Udu Branch 110 111 Barnawa Branch 111 112 Bukuru Branch 112 113 Effurun Branch 113 114 Epe Branch 114 115 Etiti-Mbano Branch 115 116 Okehi Branch 116 117 Okrika Branch 117 118 Omoku Branch 118 119 Onueke Branch 119 120 Otuocha Branch 120 121 Wzeagu Branch 121 122 Uromi Branch 122 123 Ikare Akoko Branch 123 124 Ilaro Branch 124 125 Shendam Branch 125 Aare Isiaka Abiola Olagunju, General Secretary, NBA Dated this 1st day of January, 2018 [pdf-embedder url=”https://secureservercdn.net/104.238.71.140/954.6d7.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/PAYMENT-OF-BAR-PRACTICING-FEES-FOR-THE-YEAR-2018.pdf” title=”PAYMENT OF BAR PRACTICING FEES FOR THE YEAR 2018″]]]>

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