Seven Years After NBA Gwagwalada Revives CJ Annual Lecture Series

This revived edition, will have a merit award section in honor of Hon. Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf the FCT CJ, Chief A.S. Awomolo, Chief Akinlolu Olujinmi, SAN, Ahmed Raji SAN, Matthew Burkaa, SAN, Akajiugo Emeka Obegolu, SAN amongst others. The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Gwagwalada Branch (Eagle Bar), is a high flying Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association that is renowned for steadfast dedication to advancing legal practice and effective justice administration through provisions of intellectually stimulating platform for dialogue, knowledge sharing, and worthwhile celebration. In alignment with this unwavering commitment, the NBA Gwagwalada Branch is delighted to announce and invite the entire legal community and the general public to its prestigious Annual Lecture, Presentations And Merit Awards,  scheduled to take place on Friday  24th MAY 2024, at 9:00 AM at the AUDITORIUM , Faculty Of Law, University Of Abuja.
Under the Distinguished Chairmanship of Asiwaju A. S. Awomolo SAN (Chairman, Body of Benchers), this prestigious event is a hallmark of the branch’s commitment to the elevation of legal discourse and recognition of excellence.
Like those of the 10
th Anniversary Celebration in 2022 and the Law Week in December 2023, this year’s Theme is a testament to the branch’s pacesetting dedication to fostering a well-oiled legal and justice system that is equitable, effective, and just.
The theme, “Toward a Better Nigeria: Benchmarking Performance, Resetting Standard, and Rethinking Justice,” is a clarion call for a comprehensive evaluation of our system.
According to the meta-digital Chairman of the vibrant Branch, Emmanuel Tayo Ogunjide (E.T.O), this year’s edition, reintroduced with purpose and progressiveness after a seven-year hiatus, convenes national leaders, eminent jurists, distinguished lawyers, erudite scholars, and relevant stakeholders to engage in excellent discussions and celebrate extraordinaire contributions.
In his words, ‘It is our character, and our Branch once again is poised to set at the front burner, and at this point in time in our nation, the urgent need to re-examine the benchmarks of our performance, reset standards for practice, and rethink our approach to justice delivery in alignment with global best practices and addressing the unique challenges faced by Nigeria.”
The event promises to be a truly enriching experience, featuring a keynote address by the distinguished Ahmed Raji SAN, a legal luminary renowned for his rich expertise and excellent contributions.
His address will be followed by panel discussions with eminent jurists, legal
practitioners, and academics, who will share their insights and expertise on contemporary legal issues.
The event will also feature the Public Presentation of the 2023 and 2024 Eagle Bar Journals in
honour of the legendary Chief Akinlolu Olujinmi, SAN, CON (former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice) and the phenomenal Mr. Mathew Burkaa SAN, showcasing the branch’s commitment to promoting legal research and scholarship.
In addition to the intellectual discourse, the event will also recognize outstanding legal professionals with merit awards. These awards will honor individuals and institutions that have demonstrated exemplary performance and contributed significantly to the advancement of justice in Nigeria.
programme will be graced with the esteemed presence of other distinguished guests and eminent personalities, including in no particular order, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Justice of Nigeria and other Heads of Courts, the Hon. Attorney General of the Federation, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Hon. Minister of the FCT, Hon. Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Prof. Yusuf Ali SAN, Mr. Paul Usoro SAN, Prof. Mike Ozekhome SAN, Yeye Victoria Awolowo SAN, Prof. M. T. Ladan, DG NIALS, Mr. Mahmud Magaji SAN, Chief EmekaObegolu SAN, Sen. Bamidele Opeyemi, Chief Emeka OzoaniSAN, Mrs. Paulyn Abhulime SAN, among others. These distinguished legal practitioners and scholars will bring their wealth of experience and expertise to the programme, ensuring a rich and engaging exchange of ideas.
The legal profession in Nigeria needs continuous reflection, innovation, collaboration, and recognition of excellence. This unique event, therefore, serves as a platform to engage in intellectual discourse, share insights, and celebrate outstanding contributions to the field of law, justice, and national development.
The Branch respectfully invites you to join in shaping a better future for Nigeria. look forward to welcoming your gracious presence and vital contributions at this great event.
For more information, please contact Emmanuel Tayo Ogunjide. Chairman NBA Gwagwalada Branch – 08036134187; Abdulwahab A. Mohammed. Chairman, Planning Committee – 08034537824; Prof. Jonathan J. Ndana, Chairman, Journal Committee – 08035881016; Hassan Luqman. Secretary, NBA Gwagwalada Branch – 07066573618.



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