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June 20, 2018

The Integrity of the Bar and Bench: A necessity for the Economic Development of Nigeria

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

A review of the Paper delivered by Arthur Obi Okafor SAN The integrity of the Bar and bench as a Necessity for the Nigerian Nation Building is thematic of the Nigerian Bar Association , Orlu Branch law week 2018 which took place from 6-8 June 2018. A broad spectrum of legal minds rose to the podium. What became apparent was the phenomenon of the expansive Horizon- No matter where you stand; you have a point of view. In attendance were my lords, The Chief Judge of Imo State, His Lordship, Hon Justice Paschal Nnadi, Hon Justice, T E Chukwuemeka- Chikeka,…

Rochas makes good his threat, demolishes church properties

…  Priests, parishioners lament losses “A voice was heard in Rama lamenting. It is Rachel weeping for her children refusing to be comforted because they are no more” (Jeremiah 31:15). This biblical quotation best describes the scene at Akwakuma in Owerri North Local Government Area, where Governor Rochas Okorocha and his workmen have demolished a significant portion of the Sacred Heart Church, reducing to rubble the multi million Naira ultra modern gate, the Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue and 18 lock-up stores rented out to the poor to help them make a living. The heartless demolition took place at 9 am….

NBA Orlu holds elections …Appeals Imo Govt to build Secretariat

  The Nigeria Bar Association Orlu Branch has held its Elections  for  officers to run the affairs of the Association for the next two years at the High court complex Okporo, Orlu, attended by about a hundred lawyers. The Election was conducted by Elder O.A.U Eleke as chairman, with Barr J.O Oduoma as secretary and Chief RC Ogu, an eminent Advocate, as the “Leader” of the Orlu Branch and main Advisor. At the end of the elections, the results were announced and the following elected as officers of the Bar: Mr. C.A Ikwuoma emerged Chairman, Mrs. FN Ojinka of the…

THE DEFENCE OF ALIBI

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

  It is not possible for anyone to be in more than one place at a time. Sometimes when a crime is committed, the police go after the usual suspects who are subjected to interrogations to find out their whereabouts at the material time of the commission of the crime. Thus Mr. X may make a statement to the police that he was not at the scene of the crime in Akwakuma Owerri but was rather in Orlu all day through. The police under such circumstance are bound to investigate the claim by X as to his whereabouts. A failure…

St. Peter’s Station Works Layout holds harvest of prosperity

It was a joyful day for the worshippers at St. Peter’s Catholic Station of Works Layout Blessed Tansi Parish, Ugwuorji Owerri on Sunday, November 30, 2014 as they marked their harvest of prosperity in a grand style. Preaching the homily at the harvest Mass, the Curate, Rev. Fr. Sunny B.C. Uchegbu described Advent as a time of waiting for the coming of Jesus Christ. The homilist harped on the need for Christians to watch, wait and pray so as not to be caught unawares by the arrival of Christ.  He called on them not to allow the pleasures of the…

Court Martial: Outrage over death sentence on soldiers

– It’s improper, against the Law It was news that brought some disquiet to many Nigerians who have heard about it. Prominent Nigerians and trade unionists too have been so outraged and have voiced their dissent on the court martial and death sentence handed down to 12 soldiers. Eighteen soldiers were charged but five were acquitted by the tribunal headed by Brigadier General Chukwuemeka Okonkwo. Sentenced to die for an alleged mutiny and criminal conspiracy to commit mutiny were: Cpl Jasper Braidolor, Cpl David Musa, LCpl Friday Onun, LCpl Yusuf Shuaibu, LCpl Igomu Emmanuel, Pte Andrew Ngbede, Pte Nurudeen Ahmed,…

St. Peter’s Station, Works Layout marks one year anniversary – NBA gives resounding support

The little mustard seed that was planted as St. Peter’s Station in Works Layout Owerri by the Parish Priest of Blessed Tansi Catholic Parish Ugwu Orji last year has grown into maturity.  This came on Sunday, September 8, 2013 as the members of St. Peter’s Works Layout joined their parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Ben Oparaugo, parishioners, friends and well-wishers to mark their one year. Fr. Oparaugo in his sermon urged Christians not to forget to invite God in all life endeavours, advised that Christians should humble themselves always as Christ our Saviour did by allowing himself to be born and…