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|Politics / Re: PDP Names Azikiwe, Jonathan In ‘mandela Of Nigeria’ List by aanumama(f): 5:03pm|
I won't bother to waste my time reading it, 'cause i know where this thread is heading, However must we compare to them to mandela
Fine azikwe made a name for himself, but what's with oga jona we need positive changes not newspapers stories.
|Politics / South West Lawyers Strategise For 2014 NBA Presidential Election by 1MCN: 5:03pm|
S’West lawyers strategise for 2014 NBA presidential election
Thursday, 12 December 2013 14:06
• Egbe Amofin endorses Adesina
EGBE Amofin, an association of lawyers in the South West, has endorsed Lagos-based lawyer, Dele Adesina (SAN), to fly its flag in the 2014 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) presidential elections. Adesina is a former General Secretary of the NBA.
A new leadership of the Egbe also emerged, replacing the former one under 77-year-old Chief Bandele Aiku SAN, a former Attorney General of the Oyo State; Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, former President of NBA, and former Attorney General of Ondo State, and Mr. Ranti Ajeleti. The Egbe chose a younger generation of leaders led by Chief Ayodele Adebayo, the Chairman of NBA, Abeokuta branch, and Olubunmi Olugbade, chairman, NBA, Ikere Ekiti and former member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, were chosen to lead the group in an interim capacity.
The meeting took place at Oba-Ile, Akure, Ondo State home of Port Harcourt based lawyer, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe, SAN. It was attended by 20 out of the 23 branches of the NBA in the South West. The meeting had unprecedented 200 members including members BOB, AGS, ABD SAN.
One of the leaders, Olanipekun set the tone of the meeting by giving a short history of how the Egbe was founded in Ilorin, Kwara State during the 1999 NBA conference in the city. Olanipekun said it was the need to ensure the protection and advancement of Yoruba lawyers within NBA that a discussion started amongst the senior lawyers that attended the meeting. According to him, the lawyers included the late Chief Debo Akande, SAN, the late Chief Adigun Ogunseitan, Chief Idowu Sofola, Chief Aiku, and some others. “It was this meeting and the discussions that led to the founding of Egbe”, he said.
He paid tribute to the past and current leaders, particularly the late Ogunseitan, and the immediate past leader, Aiku for their selfless contributions to the Egbe. He then gave a proverb: “Any tradition or culture that does not involve the younger generation will soon fizzle out”. He commended the courage and work of the branch chairmen to summon the meeting, saying it was long overdue. “I received the requisition of the chairmen calling for a meeting just like any other member. When the leadership did not call the meeting, I also receive the notice of this meeting and I am here as Wole Olanipekun, a true Yoruba son and a member of the Egbe and not as a leader of Egbe. At this stage of my life, the only way I can serve in Egbe is in an advisory capacity”.
Another leader, Chief Bayo Aluko Olokun, SAN, a member of the Body of Benchers, also praised the courage of the chairmen, saying he came to identify with them. He assured the chairmen that they are in the right direction. Also in his own remark, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe, SAN, said that he offered at the Egbe’s meeting at Abeokuta to host this meeting in other to advance the cause of the Yorubas in the NBA. He said if there is a problem in an association, there must be an avenue for discussion because the association is bigger than any individual.
The Protem Chairman, Chief Adebayo thereafter called for the report of the constitutional drafting committee. The secretary of the committee, Mr. Olasupo Ojo, former president, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) told the gathering that the committee had almost finished with the drafting and that the draft should have been submitted at the meeting but for an amendment that was just submitted that morning. He then promised that the committee will get the draft constitution ready within two weeks.
Adebayo also called for the report of the screening committee set up at the August 17, 2003 at Abeokuta, Ogun State. The Egbe had set up the committee under the chairmanship of an Abuja based lawyer, Chief Duro Adeyele SAN, to screen candidates that shown interest in contesting for the presidency of the NBA in 2014. At the meeting, three candidates emerged. They are Dele Adesina SAN, Mrs. Funde Adekoya SAN, and Chief Niyi Akintola SAN. The Adeyele committee was expected to come out with the candidate that will fly the flag of the Egbe. However, the committee could not conclude its assignment due to the resignation of two members.
A member of the committee, Chief Ajayi Owoseni, who was also a member of the screening committee, narrated to the meeting, the events that led to the resignation of the Adeyele. He said that one of the members, Alhaji Lekan Yusuf, resigned for undisclosed reasons. This led to a vacuum and the committee promptly informed Chief Aiku who sent Mrs. Toyin Basorun as a replacement. “One of the contestants objected on the ground that Mrs. Basorun could not be a member because she is a practicing lawyer in the chambers of one of the contestants”, Chief Ajayi said.
He also said further: “The committee felt that the objection was valid and gave Mrs. Basorun the opportunity to excuse herself but she refused. She said that the only person that can remove her was Chief Aiku who nominated her in the first instance. Chief Adeyele then wrote back to Chief Aiku informing him of the situation. The letter asked for direction in view of the fact that the committee was set up by the House. For weeks, we did not receive a reply and Adeyele resigned from the committee.
This led to a debate on the floor of the meeting. Eventually he was asked the stage of the work before Adeyele resigned. Ajayi replied that virtually all branch chairmen had submitted their letter of endorsement of their preferred candidate to the committee. At this point, a motion was moved for the continuance of the work of the committee by the entire house. The motion was upheld.
The chairmen present were then asked to bring up the letters they sent to the committee. Chief Ajayi was also asked to verify if such letters tally with the one sent to the committee. One by one, the letters were verified. At the end, 17 branches endorsed Adesina, Lagos branch endorsed Adekoya, while Ibadan branch endorsed Akintola. Ijebu-Ode branch did not endorse any candidate while Abeokuta branch recommended the three candidates.
The protem chairman then declared Adesina the endorsed candidate of the Egbe to contest for the NBA presidency in 2014. In his acceptance, Adesina thanked all the members for the confidence reposed in him. He enjoined all Nigerian lawyers to emulate the virtues of another lawyer, Nelson Mandela, who the world is celebrating his demise. “Mandela was a lawyer who sacrificed all to liberate not only African people but all peoples of the world.
We as lawyers must be prepared to give whatever it will take for the development of our world so that at the end of our race, we can be appreciated for our contributions to our country, and to the world. He promised not to fail the people for the confidence they have reposed in him.
The meeting was then adjourned to February 1, 2014 at a venue that will be sent to all members. The lawyers where then led by the Attorney General of Ondo State, Tayo Jegede, SAN, to the Palace of Deji of Akureland where they commiserated with the chiefs on the demise of their traditional ruler, the late Oba Adesida.
Others present at the meeting are Chief Ayo Aluko-Olokun SAN, Femi Falana SAN, Ifedayo Adedipe SAN, Dayo Akinlaja SAN (Former Attorney General, Ekiti State), Akin Olatunji, Bisi Ade-Ademuwagun, Monday Ubani, Dare Akande, Adesina Ogunlana, Taiwo Taiwo, and a host of others.
|Politics / Re: Let's Have Your Complaints, Suggestions & Enquiries Here by ibn akogun: 5:03pm|
i lost count of my handles myself.when i discovered inbox.com i just went on a handle creating spree.
|Autos / Armada Car For Sale by Ibroong: 5:03pm|
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|Nairaland / General / Re: Nadikes Lounge by Amefrica(m): 5:03pm|
babycee: this time of the day? Hmmmm are you okay?
Bored and single life sucks..
|Romance / Re: I Dont Like Romance! by fellis(f): 5:03pm|
onila: I hate guys calling me baby, sugar pie and all that nonsense
But those aren't the only things that romance is consisted of naaa.
A man can still be romantic if he doesn't call you baby, sugar and all the other rubbish.
|Politics / Re: Nigerians Should Be Worried About Gej's Alleged Death Squad by Peterwins(m): 5:03pm|
Also be informed that as the country faces insurgencies such as boko-haram, there will be special and secret military training to combat the terrorists. These are often state secrets. I guess someone privy to such sensitive information can actually mislead the gullible public to achieve his/her mischievous objectives.
|Politics / Re: The IGR Debate - Reloaded! by geeez: 5:03pm|
That's why I think Fayemi needs to shape up
His budget for 2014 is higher than that of Enugu but Enugu has a higher CAPEX
I'm not impressed with Fayemi
|Politics / Re: Obi Commences Construction Of 10 Maternity And Child Health Centre(pictures) by extension: 5:03pm|
Catholic construction and farm company ltd. Religious fanatic.
|Health / Re: Doctors Warn Of ‘imminent Collapse Of Health Services’ From Saturday by Samgreguc(m): 5:03pm|
What are their demands? Some1 shud tell me pls.
For those shouting Agreement, no agreement have being done yet.
|Education / Re: Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-ife In Pictures by eddieo: 5:03pm|
But this A.B.U sef...
|Diaries / Re: My Thots Exactly by zaynie(f): 5:03pm|
Dear diary, I'm so sorry I've nt had tym to chat wiv u. Na bA3 tyns ojere
So still on d matter. Schl is on vacay!!! Yay!!!! We has our party yestade, loads of fun I had ehn! I danced n danced wit my kids!
Got ome n dis stewpid boil on my thigh won't let me be, been limping since!
So my sister n I made up n she's comin on sunday.
What do I need to share today?
When we were growing up, my mom would send provisions/ food/ money to her father thru us. People wil b lyk won't dey lose it? Y shd ur children know wot u r givin to ur father n my mom wil b lyk dts d same tyn her father used to do. Its a way to teach the kids how to treat dre parents wen dey r old. The parents teach dre young ones by example.
Last week I heard of a woman that told her mother that she shouldn't come live with her because she n her dauta didn't have d tym to take care of d 80 something years old woman Ooº°˚˚° , she asked dem to ship off d woman to a place abt 90mins away frm dem, a house wia only d woman lives in a 4-flat cpd! All dese in d presence of her kids! How does she expect her own kids to treat her?
Sometyms we r mad at our parents for one reason or the other, do we know ow many tyms we drove them to d edge of insanity? what risk dey took to bring us to dis world? what sacrifices dey had to make for us? If we only thot abt it, we would not only show kindness to them, we would let our children show dem d utmost respect!
Some say my parents don't deserve my love/ respect, mayb dey don't but den neither do dey deserve ur scorn/ hate. The best u kan do is believe dt if given anodha chance @ parenting u, dey would do a better job. The best u kan show dem is dt even if dey were d worst parents in d world, u r d best child any1 can eva hope for, d best u kan teach ur child is no matter how mad u r at ur parents, forgiving dem n takin care of dem is your responsibility.
I really wanted to tell dis woman all these buh husby said " e sho igba yin, iya ile onkan, she Ooº°˚˚° kan e?"
|Literature / Re: Separate Worlds(featTHE ROCK5555) by stefikal(f): 5:03pm|
The rock5555: Chai Una good evening ooo.
electrocution? tnk God u're safe...we go dey wait
|Travel / Re: Relocate To America Or Keep My Lecturing Job In Nigeria by Pipsland78: 5:03pm|
|Education / Re: 2013/2014 Obafemi Awolowo University ::ASPIRANTS:: by Tommybob(m): 5:03pm|
bolaji73: tanks 4ur understanding,bro.re u also a newly admitted student?buh in UI
|Education / Re: 2013/2014 Uniport Admission Thread by ella1996: 5:03pm|
all others are those who did not write the current jamb or had their
results withheld and those who wrote and scored below 180.[/quote] thanks a whole lot, u"ve just lifted a burden off my chest. but lyk how much do u think d fee will be.
|Phones / Re: Tecno M5 discussion thread by gregdavid: 5:03pm|
Alfred573: Tnx bro, bt my problem is, i dnt knw hw d flip case luks lyk. I've seen pouch bt hav nt seen TM5 flip case.the flip case is lik dat of a+.its a casin wit d bck cover so av to remove d ba3 cover to wear it
|Sports / Re: Follow For Sure Bets Punters Only by benkings(m): 5:03pm|
Mikocake:ok.em em whr shuld i start frm now *tinkinq* ok bro in d 1st paqe of dis thread i read some 1 sayinq it is always beta to back up qoals ,what does he mean by backinq qoals Tnks
|Education / Re: Unilag 2013/2014/admission by Cutesthunk(m): 5:03pm|
WHY DID DEY EVEN SHIFT IT TO MARCH, I WANT JANUARY O, NT MARCH! I wan go skul o jare......INFACT I WILL RESUME JANUARY, WHETHER THEY LIKE IT OR NT! AMEN...
|Politics / Re: The IGR Debate - Reloaded! by ckkris: 5:03pm|
doc sholz: Sorry to ask when did allocation become part of IGR?It go soon be.
|Autos / Re: Very Clean Infiniy QX4 For Sale Just 1.250k by stevenco: 5:03pm|
|Celebrities / Re: SHAMEFUL!! 21yr Old Nigerian Girl Shares Her Full Nu'de PHOTOS On Facebook by Airforce1(m): 5:02pm|
Up coming ashewo
|TV/Movies / Re: The Revival Of Igbo Movies: Some Actors To Watch Out For! by AdannayaBella: 5:02pm|
Afam4eva:Why shouldn't anyone be surprised? . Anyway, bigfrancis21 has already answered your question.
|Fashion / Re: stylish kareena kapoor by rokiatu(f): 5:02pm|
|Education / Adages You Disagree With by Consent(m): 5:02pm|
Adages are short sayings that have been generally accepted as truth,hence used as a tool of instruction.However,at least to me are untrue thus i strongly disagree with them.Below is my list. 1.DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WISH THEM DO UNTO YOU.-i strongly disagree with this,reason being that people have preferences.so you should do unto a man as HE wants to be done unto,and not as YOU wish to be done unto. 2.EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER .-nothing can be more untrue,experience could even be the worst teacher,as you may go through it and survive to learn the lesson. 3.OPPURTUNITY KNOCKS BUT ONCE-can you believe this crap?hell no.oppurtunity knocks,lingers,waits and does that everyday only that we fail to see it.4. WORDS OF ELDERS ARE WORDS OF WISDOM-Not on all matters in every instance,are elders infallibe? No.sometimes their words are that of fear,ignorance and over cautiousness. Feel free to add yours
|Celebrities / Re: Uche Jumbo Dressed As A Policewoman On Set Of A New Movie (Photos) by Fhemmmy: 5:02pm|
Find me a pix of a Nigerian police office and let us compare . . .
|Romance / Re: His Female Friends Complain 'bout Him by Strauskhan1(m): 5:02pm|
gcfr.com:what is Leo?
|Religion / Bible Researcher Wanted: Pls Help! by BookEditor(m): 5:02pm|
Hello brethren, how are you doing?
Pls I need your assistance on a project I'm working on. I need you to write out some Bible verses that correspond with these issues for me.
Pls I'll be glad if you can help in this regard. Your ideas and suggestions will also be highly appreciated. Pls all responses should be on this thread so that others can also learn from it.
Now this is what I want. This is how it goes:
*Write out the verses in the Bible that show or highlight each of the following about the children of God. (Pls no need for quotations from the Bible, all I need is the chapters & verses.)
(1) That we are born to succeed in life. (Success)
(2)That we are born to be favoured in life. (Favour)
(3)That we are born to be prosperous in life. (Prosperity in life)
(4) That we are born to prosper in business. (Prosperity in business)
(1) What can make us not to succeed in life. (Causes of failure in life)
(2) What can make us not to receive favour in life. (Causes of lack of favour)
(3) What can make us not to be prosperous in life. (Causes of lack of prosperity in life)
(4) What can make us not to prosper in business. (Causes of lack of prosperity in business)
Pls kindly share the verses you know that support any or all of these.
Thanks and God bless you all.
|Religion / Re: 15 Things You Shouldn't Say To An Atheist by Kelvin4224: 5:02pm|
Do you believe you're breathing? Can you show me the air you're breathing?
Can you explain how the human race came into existence?
Do you believe you have a brain? Can you show me?
Bia mr op abeg park well
|Romance / Re: Ladies: Do You Still Send Unclad Pictures To Your Lovers? by hotwax: 5:02pm|
Amefrica: Woah! Love this thread. There's a lady who is dating me I have more than a ton of her n'ude pics, like that aint enuff she's sent more than 5 videos of herself self-servicing in her room/toilet..
Eparipa...You don see things oooo
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Nelson Mandela's Body Lying In State In Pretoria (Pictures) by 40Lightyears: 5:02pm|
vanguard1: Enough of this mandela news, we have more important and better news. He is dead and should be forgotten.
VERY SILLY N IRRATIONAL COMMENT. Do u think this is Shehu Shagari or IBB. This man is 100 legends wrapped in one, of which none of our corrupt rulers will ever equal even in a 100 years to come.
If u have nothing good to write then read the comments and stop making a FOOL of urself.
*RIP MADIBA, THE TITAN*
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