• Olanipekun faults NBA, says placing judges on leave dangerous to judiciary

    Olanipekun faults NBA, says placing judges on leave dangerous to judiciary

    Contrary to the position canvassed by the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) that judges arrested for alleged corruption should be asked to resign pending the resolution of the matter, a senior lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has warned that such would lead to the total collapse of the judicial arm.

    Olanipekun said though he was in support of the NBA president, Mr Mahmoud Abubakar, in his view that the bench should be rid of corruption, but the integrity of the judiciary will […]

  • Jonathan feared Tinubu more than any other Nigerian, says Olanipekun

    Jonathan feared Tinubu more than any other Nigerian, says Olanipekun

    A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has disclosed that there was no Nigerian that former President Goodluck Jonathan feared more than Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

    Olanipekun said this while recounting how he handled Tinubu’s case at the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, as well as another case involving Jonathan simultaneously.

    Olanipekun recalled in an interview that Jonathan’s camp “believed they were contesting election against him (Tinubu), as the arrowhead […]

  • Buhari is too distanced from Nigerians, administration rudderless – Olanipekun

    Buhari is too distanced from Nigerians, administration rudderless – Olanipekun

    Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), yesterday expressed his worry about the present deplorable socio-economic condition in the country, blaming the Federal Government for its rudderlessness, improper governance and undue distance of President Muhammadu Buhari from the masses.

    The legal guru said this while speaking with journalists after the inauguration of a multi-million naira Vice Chancellor’s Lodge he built and donated to the management of the Ajayi Crowther University (ACU), Oyo where Governor Abiola Ajimobi, […]