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Lawyers Knocks Malami Over Alleged Attempts To Weakens NBA Power by Shehuyinka: 2:37pm On Sep 14, 2020
ABUBAKAR Malami, Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice has come under criticism from some lawyers over the amendments to the Rule of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners (RPC) that purportedly weakens the power of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).

The AGF according to the The Punch Newspaper, amended the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007 by deleting sections 9(2), 10, 11, 12, and 13 thereby removing the requirement for NBA stamp and seal on court processes and giving everyone – including non-lawyers – the right to submit court processes.

The stamps and seals were sold at N4,000 for 72 pieces and were given upon payment of dues to NBA membership.

With the amendment, the use of the stamp will no longer be necessary to submit court processes, unlike before when a lawyer can only submit any document or letter to the court with the stamp.

This also implies that persons who are not members of the NBA, as well as non-lawyers are now permitted to submit court processes.

The development comes after some aggrieved lawyers pulled out of the NBA following the withdrawal of invitation to Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State as a speaker at this year’s NBA 60th annual conference to form a splinter group, New Nigerian Bar Association (NNBA).

But in reaction to the purported amendment to the Rule of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners, Inibehe Effiong, a constitutional and human right lawyer stated that disciplinary actions should be initiated against Malami for this amendment.

“On the purported amendment of the Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers by the AGF, Malami SAN, NBA should initiate disciplinary actions against Mr. Malami. The arrogant behavior of public office holders will continue until public office holders are punished for infractions,” Effiong said.

“The Attorney General should be made to understand that he is not above the law. The Justice Secretary in the United Kingdom is currently under fire for stating in parliament that the government will violate international law by breaching some aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement.”

READ MORE: https://www.icirnigeria.org/lawyers-knocks-malami-over-alleged-attempts-to-weakens-nba-power/

Re: Lawyers Knocks Malami Over Alleged Attempts To Weakens NBA Power by allthingsgood: 2:40pm On Sep 14, 2020
Shehuyinka:
ABUBAKAR Malami, Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice has come under criticism from some lawyers over the amendments to the Rule of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners (RPC) that purportedly weakens the power of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).

The AGF according to the The Punch Newspaper, amended the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007 by deleting sections 9(2), 10, 11, 12, and 13 thereby removing the requirement for NBA stamp and seal on court processes and giving everyone – including non-lawyers – the right to submit court processes.

The stamps and seals were sold at N4,000 for 72 pieces and were given upon payment of dues to NBA membership.

With the amendment, the use of the stamp will no longer be necessary to submit court processes, unlike before when a lawyer can only submit any document or letter to the court with the stamp.

This also implies that persons who are not members of the NBA, as well as non-lawyers are now permitted to submit court processes.

The development comes after some aggrieved lawyers pulled out of the NBA following the withdrawal of invitation to Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State as a speaker at this year’s NBA 60th annual conference to form a splinter group, New Nigerian Bar Association (NNBA).

But in reaction to the purported amendment to the Rule of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners, Inibehe Effiong, a constitutional and human right lawyer stated that disciplinary actions should be initiated against Malami for this amendment.

“On the purported amendment of the Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers by the AGF, Malami SAN, NBA should initiate disciplinary actions against Mr. Malami. The arrogant behavior of public office holders will continue until public office holders are punished for infractions,” Effiong said.

“The Attorney General should be made to understand that he is not above the law. The Justice Secretary in the United Kingdom is currently under fire for stating in parliament that the government will violate international law by breaching some aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement.”

READ MORE: https://www.icirnigeria.org/lawyers-knocks-malami-over-alleged-attempts-to-weakens-nba-power/


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