• Bribery scandal: Agbakoba, Agbaje call for Amaechi’s resignation

    Bribery scandal: Agbakoba, Agbaje call for Amaechi’s resignation

    Senior lawyers are divided on whether or not the Minister of Transport, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, should step aside, following allegations that he tried to influence the outcome of some election petition cases.

    Two justices of the Supreme Court, Inyang Okoro and Sylvester Ngwuta had accused the minister of offering them bribe to help influence the apex court’s decisions in some election cases.

    In separate letters to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, the two accused Amaechi of instigating their ordeal because they […]

  • DSS has no right to arrest judges, says Agbakoba

    DSS has no right to arrest judges, says Agbakoba

    Former President of the NBA, Mr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has said that the Department of State Services, (DSS) has no reason to arrest judges.

    He said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily following the recent raid on judges’ homes over alleged corruption, during which the DSS said that huge sums of money were recovered.

    Mr Agbakoba argued that the DSS is not the same as the SSS and the competence of the DSS was questionable.

    Questioning the authenticity of the DSS, he said […]

  • How Nigeria can get out of recession – Agbakoba explains

    How Nigeria can get out of recession – Agbakoba explains

    A former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), on Tuesday warned that Nigeria could remain in recession until the fourth quarter of 2020 if new economic models are not adopted.

    At a briefing in Lagos, he called for a council of economic advisers made up of economists, statisticians, and other financial experts to map out strategies on economic recovery.

    Agbakoba urged the Federal Government to reduce raging inflation at 17 per cent in the medium term, implement […]

  • Conflicting judgements on PDP convention a disgrace – Agbakoba

    Conflicting judgements on PDP convention a disgrace – Agbakoba

    A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Olisa Agbakoba, has described the conflicting judgements given by the courts on the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a disgrace to the judiciary.

    Two Federal High Courts – one in Abuja and the other in Port Harcourt – stuck to their conflicting rulings on the convention.

    Justice Ibrahim Watila of the Port Harcourt court gave the greenlight for the convention, but his Abuja counterpart, Justice Okon Abang stopped the convention.

    The judges […]

  • Ikpeazu no longer Abia governor by law, says Agbakoba

    Ikpeazu no longer Abia governor by law, says Agbakoba

    Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has stated that Mr. Okezie Ikpeazu is no longer the Governor of Abia State in the eyes of the Law.

    This Senior Advocate of Nigeria stated this while lending his voice to the controversy trailing the sack of governor Ikpeazu by a Federal High Court, Abuja.

    Justice Okon Abang, in his judgment of Monday, June 27, 2016 in a suit filed by Uche Ogah, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member […]

  • President Buhari needs stronger team to justify his mandate – Agbakoba

    President Buhari needs stronger team to justify his mandate – Agbakoba

    A former president of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, believes that President Muhammadu Buhari had not justified his mandate since he assumed the country’s leadership, stressing that the President needs a stronger team to perform better.

    He handed this appraisal while speaking with journalists in Lagos yesterday, insisting that Buhari needed a stronger cabinet to move the country forward and enjoined him to ensure that he only delegates tasks and not leadership.

    Stressing that the president needs to […]