The President of the Nigerian Bar Association Paul Usoro, SAN, in agreement with the Technical Committee for Conference Planning (TCCP), has resolved to give 25 percent discount on the registration fee for the 2019 Annual General Conference.

In a meeting held on Friday, 17th May, 2019, in respect of the forthcoming conference, which was chaired by the Co-chairman, Olumide Akpata it was decided that the Conference fee for lawyers of 1 to 4 years post call and lawyers of 5 to 9 years post call will enjoy 25 percent discount.

A reliable source informed TheNigerialawyer (TNL) that the 25% discount only applies to early bird and that there will be no extension of the early bird.

The Conference fee for other categories of lawyer remains the same. The venue and date of the Conference have not changed either, he added.

Recall that under the administration of A.B. Mahmoud, SAN, the Conference fee was high with packages such as the tablet.

However, this year conference which maintained the same amount is without the tablet package. The only difference is that this year’s fee is with a 25 % discount for the early bird window.

Our source informed us that due to the complaints from lawyers, the TCCP has resolved to provide an all-purpose customized bag with charger attached to it, a flash drive, which can be used anywhere including for traveling.

We further added that the option of giving tablet at the 2019 NBA-AGC to lawyers is ruled out and not in any way in the consideration of the Committee.

This, therefore, means that the fees for this year’s conference is as follows:

1-5 Years:
Early Birds = N15,000

Regular Fee = N40,000

Late/On site Fee = N80,000

6-10 Years

Early Birds = N22,500

Regular = N60,000

On site = N80,000

11-14 Years:

Early Birds = N40,000

Regular = N70,000

On site = N140,000

15-20 Years:

Early Bird = N70,000
Regular = N90,000
Onsite = N180,000

Above 20 Years:

Early Birds = N100,000

Regular = N150,000
Late/On site = N300,000


Early Bird = N200,000

Regular = N300,000

On site = N500,000.

N.B Work is still on the conference site which can only be linked through the NBA website. for details on the registration.

Below reads full press statement from NBA National Publicity Secretary.



The Nigerian Bar Association Technical Committee for the Conference Planning of the 2019 Annual General Conference held a meeting yesterday, the 16th of May, 2019 in Lagos. The Committee deliberated on alot of issues and received reports from the various sub committees on preparations for the Annual General Conference to be held in Lagos at the Hotel Eko & Suites and Harbour Point (easy walking distance between each other). Presentations were made on critical issues like conference materials, socials, logistics, accommodation, speakers. The Committee took into primary consideration complaints of members regarding previous conferences and the need to satisfy the generality of members of the NBA.

The TCCP affirmed it’s readiness to deliver a world class conference that will also be pocket-friendly in line with the assurances of the NBA President, Paul Usoro, SAN. In this regard, the TCCP recommended and same was approved by the NBA President for a drastic reduction in the conference fees for lawyers between the ages of 1-9 years at the bar. In furtherance of this the NBA President approved the TCCP’ s recommendation that lawyers between the ages of 1-4 years and 5-9 years at the bar shall be entitled to a 25% discount on early bird registration. The TCCP also resolved to retain the conference fees as scheduled for the 2018 conference (which was the same as that of 2017 conference). Therefore, the TCCP refused to increase the conference fees that were paid for the 2018 conference, and added a further discount for early birds only for members between 1-9 years of call.

Further information on the commencement of registration and the payment portal shall be released soon.

Kunle Edun
Chairman, NBA-AGC 2019 Media & Publicity Sub-Committee.

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