Showing posts with label Charles Ajiboye. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Charles Ajiboye. Show all posts

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Opeyemi Oke

The Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja Branch, Prince Dele Oloke, has summoned members of the branch to an Extraordinary General Meeting following the Chief Judge of Lagos' invitation to the launching of the new Lagos State High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019. The essence of the meeting as gathered from the statement of the Publicity Secretary of the branch, Charles Ajiboye, is to discuss issues and developments surrounding the proposed rules. 
The meeting is scheduled to hold on Monday 21st of January, 2019.

Click Below to read the statement signed by Charles Ajiboye,Esq. the Publicity Secretary of the branch. 

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Saturday, 6 January 2018

L-R: Charles Ajiboye, Chairman,Young Lawyers Forum NBA, Ikeja Branch
 and Honourable Justice Olufunmilayo Opeyemi Oke

The Chairman of the Young Lawyers Forum (YLF) of the NBA, Ikeja, branch, Charles Ajiboye,Esq. led his team to pay a courtesy visit to the Honourable Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Opeyemi Oke on Thursday, 4th January, 2018.
The YLF Chairman in his introductory speech conveyed the numerous heartfelt messages from members of the forum to the Chief Judge. 

The YLF Chairman discussed with the Chief Judge several salient issues affecting young lawyers generally. The first on the list was the issue of corruption that had long been scourging the Judiciary. He said "we young lawyers are scared, we wonder whether there will be any practice by the time we are much more senior. Corruption has become the order of the day and the level corruption operates has remained at an all time high. 

He further said: "We have come to pledge our support for the great work you are set to do. We assure you that we are with you.  A yoruba adage which our amiable Chairman, Mr. Adesina Ogunlana often says to us is interpreted as follows ‘ It is the youth that saves you in public, but the elders will deliver you in the board room’. My Lord, we assure you that the streets are safe for you, the Young Lawyers’ of your constituency are with you. Let those who want evil to prevail try hard, you will remain above. We will save the Judiciary, we will save our profession, we will work with you to ensure that Justice is true to its definition".

Honourable Justice Olufunmilayo Opeyemi Oke
He acknowledged the prompt efforts the Chief Judge has already taken within the short period of her Justice has spent in office as the Chief Judge of Lagos State. It would be recalled that the Chief Judge was sworn in as the 16th substantive Chief Judge of Lagos State barely three months ago in October, 2017. The YLF Chairman expressed the forum's readiness to work with Chief Judge in the fight against Corruption in the Judiciary. He said "my lord, we are aware that the stakeholders forum, your detailed visit to the courts across the state has exposed so much that you need to do and we will not stress them. We have only come to bring to the notice of Your Lordship that you have ready and willing hands in us".

He also intimated the Chief Judge about steps the branch has been taking to assist in the dispensation of justice saying "as a forum, we undertake several initiatives for the development of young lawyers; we hold monthly Continous Legal Education Seminars, Annual Summit, Mentoring sessions with seniors, as well as social activities for bonding. We went ahead to visit the Ikoyi prisons in December, 2016 in celebration of the World International Human Rights Day and inherited about 97 case files of persons being held for minor offences. As at today, we have dispensed with 93 of the cases".

L-R: Babatunde Ojo, Joseph Olumudi, Charles Ajiboye. Honourable Justice Olufunmilayo Opeyemi Oke,
Grace Ajayi, Olubukola Adebiyi, Semi Olorife and Samuel Adeyemo

The YLF Chairman went further to request the Hon. Chief Judge to lend her voice in the on going discussion of #NotTooYoungToRun as he said "we also have come to humbly request of my lord to adopt the ongoing discussion of ‘not too young to run’ in her engagements with a slight modification ‘not too young to serve’. All young lawyers are not incompetent as we are made to seem, we are not all lazy, we are strong, hardworking and forward thinking professionals too. We are not lesser than other young professionals simply because we are lawyers. We need My Lord to trust us, we need your lordship to engage us. Give us the opportunity to work with your administration, to serve in your committees, to make recommendations that can save the future of the judiciary, which indeed is ours".  

Stressing again about the hope for change, Charles Ajiboye, Esq. said "a good example of areas which we know you already have in focus is the Sheriffs section, there is so much to do there. We suggest that the department be automated. The process of auction is the highest embellishment of corruption, the e-filing system needs  complete overhauling, the registrars are a great torture, as it is we are the most hit because we do more interaction with them. The need to demand due respect for lawyers with law enforcement authorities can also not be over emphasized".  

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