The Webiner which is scheduled to hold on the 14th of September, 2021 promises to be an explosive one. The time is 4pm.
The following persons have confirmed their attendance, they are Retired Justice of the Supreme Court in the person of (1) Hon Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, (2) His Excellency, Alakurin Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, former NBA President, (3) Mr J.B. Daudu SAN, former President of NBA, (4) Chief Lateef Fagbemi SAN and Mrs Justina Anayo Offiah SAN.
The topic remains the contradictory exparte orders in political cases which have brought untold embarrassment to the entire legal community and by extension to the whole country.
Retired Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour of the Supreme Court will lead the discussion by x-raying the entire concept of the discourse. The topic which appears broad covers a number of very interesting but related matters like:
**resurgence of conflicting exparte orders,
**forum shopping especially outside jurisdiction
**the legal implications of such orders on the issue of
fundamental and constitutional right of fair hearing,
**political, systemic Implications on the polity.
**consequences for legal practitioners who file such
processes or urge for such orders/ethical issues,
**consequences for the judges who dish out such questionable orders /prescribed statutory penalties
*historical perspectives to this strange recurrence in our polity and many more.
Our main speaker will give an overview of the above topic while each Panelist who is already assigned the sub-topics will handle them from their various rich perspectives to the delight of the anticipated wide audience that will include the Legal Community(Bench and Bar, Law Teachers, Law Students), Politicians and the Media Community.
The President of the NBA in the person of Mr Olumide Akpata is the Special Guest of Honour in the program and shall be made to express his feelings from the leadership of the Bar’s perspective on the ugly trend which deserves immediate reversal if the legal profession intends to retain the confidence of the exasperated members of the public.
The Webiner shall be moderated by Professor Paul Ananaba SAN, the immediate former Chairman of NBA-SPIDEL.
Dr Monday O. Ubani(MOU)