Bar and Bench Watch ICON: JUSTICE MAHMUD MOHAMMED, GCON

For serving on the bench for 32 straight years without scandal; for his humility, transparency, hard-work, courage and candour on issues; for his powerful reasoning in countless cases and invaluable contributions to the development of jurisprudence in Nigeria; for deploying the instrumentality of the law to save the nation’s democracy before, during More...

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By Bar and Bench On Saturday, October 15th, 2016
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Bar and Bench Watch ICON: MIKE ABU AGBEDOR OZEKHOME, SAN

For wrestling poverty to submission with uncommon determination and zealous hard-work; for being in the trenches at the risk of his dear life during fight against military rule in Nigeria for the sake of the ‘conquered’ More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, September 5th, 2016
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Bar and Bench Watch ICON: AWA UMA KALU, SAN, FNIALS

For his awesome brilliance, uncommon versatility, phenomenal understanding of the law and sparkling performances during his school days; for his profound contributions to legal education and scholarship through More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, August 29th, 2016
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Bar and Bench Watch ICON: OLUWOLE OLADAPO OLANIPEKUN, SAN

For rising from his humble setting without the proverbial golden spoon to become a legal luminary of international repute and for deployment of his deep understanding of the law to handle complex legal issues of More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, August 14th, 2016
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Bar and Bench Watch ICON: JUSTICE MARIAM ALOMA MUKHTAR, GCON

For being a woman of many firsts: first female lawyer from Northern Nigeria, first female judge of the High Court in Kano State judiciary, first female justice of the Court of Appeal of Nigeria, first female justice More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, July 31st, 2016
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Bar and Bench Watch ICON: JUSTICE MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS, GCON

For his courage, exceptional literary writing style with unimaginable depth and breath of reasoning; for his thoroughness and forthrightness at the upper bench, thereby symbolising judicial excellence; and for his More...

By Bar and Bench Watch On Sunday, June 26th, 2016
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Bar and Bench Watch ICON: EMMANUEL AFE BABALOLA, SAN

For being a legal luminary of repute, locally and internationally and for lighting a candle in the darkness of humanity to drive back enervating ignorance and liberate minds from the shack­les of lack and superstition; More...