The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Nigeria Bar Association, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and several other pressure groups and individuals had kicked against the increase, which some alleged was as high as 400 per cent
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In a statement on Sunday, the spokesman of the police, SP Chike Oti, said the leadership of the two bodies must meet with the Police High Command in the office of the Commissioner of Police, Edgar Imohimi, before taking any further action.
According to a statement by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, Saraki said he was in complete agreement with the NBA that their input is necessary before bills go for public hearings.
Taidi told the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna that President Buhari should not ignore the calls for the exercise and threats from certain groups to evict Nigerians from parts of the country.
In fighting corruption, it is the task of the bar and the bench to ensure that justice is served and preserved. Justice Oputa left us with the tripod concept of justice –Justice for the accused, justice for the victim and justice for society
The organising committee, in a statement on Sunday, said the NBA Law Week, which commenced on June 24 with walk out and town hall
Jonathan stressed that the step taken by President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke, would send strong signals on his unwavering commitment to tackle corruption and ensure good governance
The association made the call in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja by Isiaka Olagunju, its General Secretary
Jonathan told the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna that the resolution was clearly an abuse of the Constitution
Chief Umeh Kalu, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Abia State, said this when he addressed the Nigerian Bar Association National Executive Committee meeting holding at Aba, Abia State
Oputa spoke at the 13th Chief Gani Fawehinmi Annual Memorial lecture and symposium with the theme: “Nigeria Anti-Corruption War: Whither The Legal Profession and The Judiciary
Ezenwa Anumnu, the Chairman of the chapter, made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.
Speaking at the opening session of the National Executive Council of the NBA, holding in Minna, the Niger State capital, Mahmood, who acknowledged that the judiciary is currently facing a trying period, stated that the association will continue to be the voice of the voiceless
While speaking at the valedictory court session in honour of retiring Justice Sotonye Deton-West at the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday, the President of the NBA, Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), called on the judges to step down pending when the determination of their cases
Akeredolu’s name was submitted to INEC by the National Organising Secretary of the APC, Senator Osita Izunaso
Wilson-Jack, former General Secretary of the NBA, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt, Rivers State that arrangements had been concluded for the conference
Investigations carried out by www.gongnews.net showed that the outgoing Chairman, Mr. John Agada Elachi, who is swimming in a floodgate of allegations bothering on financial maladministration, is also fingered to be behind the subversion of the rules to enable him bring in stooges that may help cover his tracks
This was contained in a statement signed by Chukwudi Obieze, the Chairman of the NBA, Onitsha Branch and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Onitsha on Sunday
The CJN, who has earlier vowed to continue from where his predecessors stopped in the cleansing of the judiciary, said that the same lawyers, both old and young, who decried the rots on the Bench are the first to jump to seek a court order to stop the National Judicial Council from investigating judges alleged to have acted wrongly
Wali was said to have been abducted by unknown persons at about 9pm in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday