• Buhari congratulates Afe Babalola at 85

    Buhari congratulates Afe Babalola at 85

    President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated senior lawyer, educationist and philanthropist, Afe Babalola, as he turns 85 on October 30, 2016.

    President Buhari joined members of Aare Babalola’s family, close associates, professional colleagues and the academia in celebrating Mr. Babalola’s achievements.

    “The president reaffirms that the legal luminary’s lifestyle exemplifies discipline, diligence, honesty and wisdom, virtues he employed from childhood to succeed against the vicissitudes of poverty and deprivation, and climbed steadily to reach the pinnacle of his career as Senior Advocate of […]

  • Afe Babalola receives life-time award for contribution to legal profession

    Afe Babalola receives life-time award for contribution to legal profession

    Legal luminary, Afe Babalola (SAN), has received a Life-time achievement award in recognition of his contributions to the legal profession in Nigeria.

    The award, which is an annual event, was organised and presented by a Lagos-Based Media Outfit, Text Philia Media.

    In his acceptance speech, Afe Babalola thanked the organisers of the award and promised to continue to use his wealth of experience in the service of humanity.

    He said: “I am so flabbergasted receiving this award today. It shows that the little […]

  • Change begins with me controversy: We’ll meet in court, FG tells Afe Babalola

    Change begins with me controversy: We’ll meet in court, FG tells Afe Babalola

    According to reports, the Federal Government yesterday broke its silence on controversy trailing ownership of the idea behind the Change begins with me initiative saying it will meet Chief Afe Babalola and his client in the law court.

    Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who disclosed this at the presentation of the campaign, which was recently launched by President Mohammed Buhari to the private sector in Lagos, said the initiative is aimed at achieving a paradigm shift in the […]

  • Only agric-business can bail Nigeria out of recession, says Afe Babalola

    Only agric-business can bail Nigeria out of recession, says Afe Babalola

    A foremost Lawyer, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), has called on all Nigerian leaders to see agriculture as the only business that will take Nigeria out of economic recession.

    The legal luminary who decried the manner at which agriculture was neglected after discovery of oil said, the country can make many successful people through agric and create millions of job.

    The founder of made the statement in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday while being decorated as the Life Patron of the Nigerian Association of Hairdressers, […]

  • Politics has destroyed Ekiti – Afe Babalola

    Politics has destroyed Ekiti – Afe Babalola

    A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Aare Afe Babalola, on Thursday bemoaned what he called the poor state of development in Ekiti State, where he hails from, and concluded that politics has eroded the values of the state.

    But apart from politics, Babalola also blamed the misfortune of his state on the discovery of oil in 1956 at Olobiri, Bayelsa State, which, he said, diverted his people’s attention from agriculture, which, according to him, was their economic forte.

    He said this on Thursday […]

  • Nigerian varsities may be truly autonomous, says Afe Babalola

    Nigerian varsities may be truly autonomous, says Afe Babalola

    Elder Statesman and Founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, has called for a strict obedience of the laws, regulations and the series of court judgments delivered over the years on the limitations on the powers of Visitors, Vice Chancellors and Councils of universities if the age-long and all-important autonomy of the university system is to be preserved in the country.

    Pursuant to this, he advised Government functionaries like Visitors to Federal and State Institutions of Higher […]

  • Constant strikes not best option for settling labour disputes – Afe Babalola

    Constant strikes not best option for settling labour disputes – Afe Babalola

    Renowned legal icon, Aare Afe Babalola, has condemned the incessant use of strike action by Nigerian workers to settle industrial disputes.

    Babalola called on all employers of labour, especially the three tiers of government to strategize on measures that would reduce causes of such trade disputes with their staff by giving them their benefits on time.

    Babalola spoke at the weekend in Ado Ekiti while performing the foundation laying ceremony of “Nurses House”at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital,(EKSUT), Ado Ekiti said […]

  • Scrapping of post-UTME a calamitous mistake, says Afe Babalola

    Scrapping of post-UTME a calamitous mistake, says Afe Babalola

    Elder statesman and lawyer, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), has described the scrapping of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME, otherwise called post-JAMB) by the Federal Government as a “calamitous mistake.”

    The founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), said he was “more than shocked by the announcement” from the Minster of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, that post-UTME as part of the qualifying procedure for admission into Nigerian universities, has now been cancelled.

    On governance, he called for a return to regionalism […]

  • One person should not be controlling Nigeria, Regional government will grow Nigeria faster – Afe Babalola insists

    One person should not be controlling Nigeria, Regional government will grow Nigeria faster – Afe Babalola insists

    Aare Afe Babalola(SAN), A Senior Advocate of Nigeria has canvassed for return to regional government for Nigeria to recover fully from its economic woes and myriad of challenges confronting it.

    The founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti(ABUAD), said having a central government with a president directing the affairs of a large and multiethnic and religious nation like Nigeria had been the reason why the country has failed to develop.

    The senior lawyer said this in Ado Ekiti at the weekend, during […]