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The African Bar Association Executive Council Members departed for the rich ancient Benin City the capital of Edo state Nigeria in the early hours of Tuesday 5th of February for its 27th Exco meeting.

Benin City happens to be the AFBA’s president home town, and since this year makes it his 3 years in office for a reign of 5 years, in his words, the president said; he things it is only natural and wise to bring such an event back home.

The executive council members were warmly received from the airport by a delegation from the University of Benin (Uniben) which the Afba’s president happens to be an alumnus and also a good ambassador of the great institution of learning.

From the airport, the journey to courtesy visits began. Primo the Afba paid a visit to the Hon. Attorney General and commissioner of Justice of Edo State Prof. Yinga Omorogbe.

Prof. Yinka Omorogbe was excited to welcome the executive council members of the Afba and after exchanging pleasantries, members where introduced to the Prof.  Yinka Omorogbe  before the issues of the visit were tackled.

Amongst the many issues discussed where;

  • The presence and impact of the African Bar Association to law societies in Africa.
  • The activities of lawyers in the careers of politicians.
  • How the various law societies can fish out the bad few lawyers staining the image of the noble profession.
  • The coming elections in Nigeria that will be holding from February 16th 2019.
  • The Afba 2019 Conference that will be held in Cairo, Egypt in September from 2nd to 5th

The Afba council members were marvelled by the brilliant contributions and remarks given by Prof. Yinka Omorogbe and she also pledged her support to the Afba in any way she can.

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