If you’re looking to register your trademark in Nigeria, here are some things you’ll need to know: 1. Be unique– When coming up with a name for your trademark, make sure it won’t conflict with any other existing trademarked names. As a precaution, come up with 3 to 6 names […]

By Eric Rotgak Goler, ESQ  PortHarcourt:  At the close of the Nigerian Bar Association Annual General Conference today, in Portharcourt,  the garden city, the Augustine Alegeh, SAN led executive shall give way to what we now call ‘ A Brave New Bar’ which had been the campaign slogan of the in-coming […]

By Abdulrazaq Magaji   < 234-805-138-0793>   From the quantum of high and not-so-high endorsements he has received so far, it is almost certain that Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama is only waiting to be crowned the next president of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, next month. Within the learned circle of […]

Former Nigerian Law School (NLS) Director-General, Dr. Tahir Mamman (SAN) has urged senior lawyers to pay living wages to young lawyers  to enable them develop their potential as the profession’s future. Dr. Mamman, a senior partner in J-K Gadzama LLP, spoke at the launch of the Young Lawyers Mentoring Scheme […]

Prof. Itse Sagay A SUMMARY OF MY REVIEW OF THE SUPREME COURT DECISION IN THE RIVERS STATE GOVERNORSHIP CASE ENTITLED: “A FAREWELL TO ELECTION PETITIONS”. Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN. In this summary, I make comment on the important issues raised by the Supreme Court in that case. 1.​ On Card Reader The Supreme Court, in rejecting […]

Olayinka Aileru The Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 seeks to revolutionise the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria. One of the objectives of the Act, as contained in Section 1, is to ensure speedy trials, and the efficient management of the criminal justice system in the country. The ACJA […]

PLEA BARGAINING IN NIGERIA: ANY LEGAL FOUNDATION? By Kehinde Adegbite, Esq The Nigerian criminal justice system is set in motion the moment a crime is committed. Once this happens, arrest is made, investigation commenced and prosecution of whoever is responsible for the violation of the criminal law may ensue. The […]

BY KEHINDE ADEGBITE, ESQ., LL.M., BL   INTRODUCTION Rape is one of the oldest crimes in human history. Rape is a crime in all countries of the world but definition and punishment differ from place to place. It has also been noticed that rape cases are reported more in the […]


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