A statement issued by Lere Fashola, the Chief Executive Officer, Legal Blitz, the organisers of the programme, said that the award to the prominent legal luminaries and other distinguished persons from other sectors, was in recognition of their contributions in shaping the nation’s legal course. The awards ceremony, expected to hold at Muson Centre, Lagos, September 18, will witness the launch of a new category, the Corporate Counsel Award (CCA) targeted at appreciating the role of lawyers working as in-house counsel for companies and corporate organisations. The statement read in part: “Traditionally, lawyers in legal departments are regarded as deal killers. But they are now very strategic and play an all-important role in the commercial life of organisations. In fact, the legal departments are now seen as the commercial nerve centre of organisations. “The outcome of this development is a better understanding of the evolving and complimentary role of lawyers in business development on the part of the senior management team and board of organisations. “Consequently, understanding lawyers as business partners and the strategic and all-involving role they play, many organisations are beginning to get a lot of relief and confidence in reposing the business affair of the company in lawyers by promoting their in-house counsel to the position of CEOs or chairmen. We are looking at the role of these in-house lawyers in the strengthening and promotion of corporate governance and business development in organisations.” Other personalities expected to receive awards this year are the chairman of Skye Bank, Dr. Tunde Ayeni, and Professor Fidelis Odita.]]>

Top News

Metro News

FG engages US over suspension of drop box visa

The federal government has engaged the US government over suspension of the drop box visa regime for Nigerians visiting America, the Minister of Foreign...

Litigation

Nigerian Parliament

NBA

Commentaries

Why the Kano Emirs Law is Invalid By Abubakar D. Sani,...

Introduction The controversy over the amendment to the Kano State Emirs (Appointment and Deposition) Law 1984 appears to have focused more on its motives than...

Can A Husband R*Pe His Wife? By Agherario Emmanuel Esq

INTRODUCTION Rape generally is defined as unlawful carnal knowledge without consent. Consent must be freely and willingly given without any form of threat, coercion and/or...

Judges

Business News

Business News

Government Policies

Election Tribunal

Law Enforcement Agencies

International News

Jobs

Subscribe ToTheNigeriaLawyer News!