MPIHDH had in its statement called on the national leadership of NBA to sanction the Warri branch chairman over his account of the alleged invasion of the court
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Akpata made the call in his goodwill message on Saturday in Lagos as the country marks this year’s Democracy Day.
Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, had on Friday announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter barely 48 hours after the microblogging site deleted a post by President Muhammadu Buhari referencing the country’s civil war, and threatening to treat those attacking government buildings “with the language they understand.”
The virtual training, with the theme: “Access to Justice for Victims and Survivors of Human Rights Abuses in Nigeria,” focused on the human rights violations recorded during and after the #EndSARS protest
The association made the call in a letter signed by the branch Chairman, Yemi Akangbe and Chairman, NBA Lagos Human Rights Committee, Okey Ilofulunwa, dated October 30.
NBA’s President, Olumide Akpata condemned the act in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
The association warned that the use of life bullets on innocent and harmless citizens will aggravate the already tense atmosphere in the country as occasioned by alleged police brutality.
This was stated in the communique issued at the end of the stakeholders meeting between the NBA President, Olumide Akpata, and the branch Chairmen and leaders of the Northern geopolitical zone of the NBA.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Akpata was sworn in by the outgone NBA President, Dr. Paul Usoro (SAN), at NBA’s Virtual Annual General Meeting.
He also said Ekiti State and the NGF would also partner with the new leadership of the Bar on Gender-Based Violence and other agenda crucial to national development.
Gbagi, in a statement issued to the media on Sunday, questioned the motives and sincerity of those against Akpata’s emergence, while also underscoring the need for reforms in the NBA.
The President, in a statement by his Spokesman, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday, wished Akpata every success in the new position of leading Nigerian lawyers to chart a path of professional development and fulfillment.
Akpata defeated two Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Dr. Babatunde Ajibade and Dele Adesina, to emerge winner
The Electoral Committee of the NBA (ECNBA) had at 6:30pm on Wednesday circulated the final list of accredited voters, while elections began at 11pm on the same day