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Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by Iamdemola(m): 12:51pm On Sep 13
Earlier thread:

https://www.nairaland.com/6115916/sans-divided-malami-weakens-nba

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Olumide Akpata, has said it is impossible for the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abukakar Malami (SAN), to single-handedly amend the 2007 Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners.

Akpata said this in response to reports that Malami had amended the RPC to the effect that the NBA stamp and seal was no longer a requirement to authenticate papers filed by lawyers in court.

The sale of the stamp and seal is a major source of revenue for the NBA as lawyers cannot validly file court papers without affixing the stamp and seal.

Akpata faulted Malami’s single-handed amendments to the RPC in a press release on Sunday, titled, “Statement by NBA President on the Purported Amendment to rhe Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007.”

The NBA President said decision to amend the LPC can only be taken by the General Council of the Bar.

Akpata said, “For the avoidance of doubt, the Legal Practitioners Act (as amended) confers the power to issue rules of professional conduct for legal practitioners, and any amendments thereto, on the General Council of the Bar (the ‘Bar Council’). The Bar Council comprises the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation (‘HAGF’), the Honourable Attorneys General of the thirty-six states of Nigeria, and 20 members of the NBA. Consequently, the RPC and any amendments thereto may only be validly issued after it has been deliberated upon and approved at a properly convened meeting of the Bar Council.

"As far as the NBA is aware, no notice convening a meeting of the Bar Council was issued to its elected representatives on the Bar Council and no meeting of the Bar Council was convened and/or held to deliberate on the Instrument. To that extent, our position is that no authority or approval was given for the amendment of the RPC. Consequently, the NBA maintains that the RPC has not been amended and enjoins all legal practitioners to remain calm and continue to conduct their affairs in the same manner as they did prior to the issuance of the Instrument.”

https://punchng.com/malami-lacks-unilateral-power-to-amend-lawyers-professional-conduct-akpata/

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by Racoon(m): 1:23pm On Sep 13
The Bar Council comprises the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation (‘HAGF’), the Honourable Attorneys General of the thirty-six states of Nigeria, & 20 members of the NBA.Consequently, the RPC and any amendments thereto may only be validly issued after it has been deliberated upon and approved at a properly convened meeting of the Bar Council.
"Laws become fragile under the influence of dictators."-Wayne Gerard Trotman.AGF Malami is always supporting illegalities.The man is the worst & most corrupt AG the nation has ever had.

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by Goldencheese(m): 1:38pm On Sep 13
APC Next Level = Upturn everything sane and replace it with hurried, miscalculated, poorly thought out and sectionalistic solutions. Three more years to go.

See my siggy.

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by SLAP44: 1:42pm On Sep 13
grin

By the time this set of wanderers who seized power with lies are through with Nigeria, those who screamed "change" will be living in Niger Republic as refugees.

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by olaNL: 1:45pm On Sep 13
Was it not the same unilateral power that was used by the former minister to impose this stamp law?

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by festacman(m): 1:45pm On Sep 13
Young lawyers came together and elected Mr Olumide Akpata as NBA president. In doing this, they pushed SANs off the track into the bush. It is only foolery to think the SANs won't fight back. This new amendment is geared towards cutting the money available to NBA to operate powerfully.

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by fergie001(m): 1:51pm On Sep 13
Lawyers come oooooo............

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by WATCHOVER(m): 1:54pm On Sep 13
Malami one of the most vseless Attorney General that Nigeria ever produced, always aiding illegality, if not for the resistance from Edolites he would have succeded in installing the 14 foolish Virgins.

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by slivertongue: 1:54pm On Sep 13
malami is the force behind the new bar association a k a sharia lawyers

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by CilicMarin: 1:59pm On Sep 13
The question should be: Who introduced the NBA Seal as a requirement for filling cases in the Courts?

Was the approval of the General Council Of The Bar Sought Before the introduction in 2007?

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by Iamdemola(m): 2:04pm On Sep 13
CilicMarin:
The question should be: Who introduced the NBA Seal as a requirement for filling cases in the Courts?

Was the approval of the General Council Of The Bar Sought Before the introduction?

According to Femi Falana, it was introduced unilaterally by a former AGF in 2007 so as to generate revenue for NBA but they didnt oppose it because it was generating revenue them. So it's a case of dog eat dog

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by uniqueboi1(m): 2:06pm On Sep 13
The malami guy must hear am hot hot. Na naija we dae.

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by Iamdemola(m): 2:15pm On Sep 13
festacman:
Young lawyers came together and elected Mr Olumide Akpata as NBA president. In doing this, they pushed SANs off the track into the bush. It is only foolery to think the SANs won't fight back. This new amendment is geared towards cutting the money available to NBA to operate powerfully.

That's the motive

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by simpleseyi: 2:18pm On Sep 13
Racoon:

"Laws become fragile under the influence of dictators."-Wayne Gerard Trotman.

Youths become lazy and useless under the influence of alcohol, drugs, betting and porn.

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by simpleseyi: 2:20pm On Sep 13
Iamdemola:


According to Femi Falana, it was introduced unilaterally by a former AGF in 2007 so as to generate revenue for NBA but they didnt oppose it because it was generating revenue them. So it's a case of dog eat dog

So, Akpata is saying nonsense because it means the Seal was illegal in the first instance. In Law, you cannot build nothing on top of nothing. The Seal was standing on top of nothing, so it has been pulled down.

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by simpleseyi: 2:23pm On Sep 13
olaNL:
Was it not the same unilateral power that was used by the former minister to impose this stamp law?

Yes ooo, the illegality has now been annulled. The Seal was an illegality.

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by Iamdemola(m): 2:27pm On Sep 13
simpleseyi:


So, Akpata is saying nonsense because it means the Seal was illegal in the first instance. In Law, you cannot build nothing on top of nothing. The Seal was standing on top of nothing, so it has been pulled down.

Abi now. Let's see how it ends
Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by ambu2: 2:50pm On Sep 13
Sebi they are learned men. Let them fight learnedly.

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by Iamdemola(m): 4:16pm On Sep 13
ambu2:
Sebi they are learned men. Let them fight learnedly.

grin grin
Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by Seunaj05(m): 6:46pm On Sep 13
Malami is a power drunk egocentric terrorist. This attempt to reduce the MBA power is owing to the fact that majority of the NBA big boys are not keying into his northern/religious agenda? Or could this be another attempt to sympathise with Hell-rUFAI the terrorist?? But Buhari why!!!!!! Why

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by backnbeta(f): 6:47pm On Sep 13
"Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish"

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by ignis(f): 6:47pm On Sep 13
Under this Buhari military government disguised as democracy, everything is possible.

We experienced the 4th candidate in a governorship election appointed as the governor by the cabals in judiciary.

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by ipobarethieves: 6:47pm On Sep 13
sad MALAMI is a THIEF.Full Stop sad sad

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by visijo(m): 6:47pm On Sep 13
Don't pretend to be a good girl so that he can marry you, let your man know how stubborn and jealous you can be, he will still marry you if he truly loves you

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by ipobarethieves: 6:48pm On Sep 13
sad He's doing d bidding of his fellow pipu.Wen these pipu gang up against you,make sure u have a strong backup, otherwise, OYO is Ur case

He don steal enuf.I pity Magu sad

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by bigfish3k: 6:48pm On Sep 13
Akpata please tell it to those quota system lawyers that said "national security is greater than the rule of law".
Mtchew

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by allthingsgood: 6:48pm On Sep 13
That's akpatas own opinion.

Even if u say he lacks the unilateral power, which means the amendment before this one that brought in the lawyers stamp and seal is also void, cos it was made the same way.

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Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by DEWKID(m): 6:48pm On Sep 13
Ok
Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by Nelly4you: 6:49pm On Sep 13
naso the matter be
for cheaper price DM for logo and other graphic designs
Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by money121(m): 6:49pm On Sep 13
Ok
Re: Malami Lacks Unilateral Power To Amend Lawyers’ Professional Conduct – Akpata by jericco1(m): 6:49pm On Sep 13
With those goons from the North, don't be surprised if he actually does.
They are so power drunk angry

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