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The President of the African Bar Association Mr Hannibal Uwaifo led a delegation of some leaders of the Association on a courtesy parley with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Tanko Muhammad... Click to view more

Liberian Supreme Court Invites the African Bar Association (AfBA) President-Hannibal Uwaifo to give the Keynote Address in the Liberian National Judicial Conference

-,the First for any Nigerian at any time when soever .

By:Douglas Ogbankwa Esq.

The Supreme Court of Liberia on Monday, May 10, 2021 officially invited Mr Hannibal Uwaifo, the President of the African Bar Association (AfBA) to their National Judicial Conference (NJC) scheduled for June 7- 11, 2021 at the Chambers of the Supreme Court of Liberia in Monrovia The Conference tagged "THE LAW, PUBLIC POLICY AND THE ECONOMY" and Mr Hannibal Uwaifo has been requested to speak on the topic " The Importance of an Independent and Accountable Judiciary for development" ,at the opening of the Conference on Monday, June 7, 2021.

This is coming on the heels of many recognitions and Awards for the African Bar Association under the watch of Mr. Hannibal Uwaifo ,who has taken the Affairs of the African Bar association (AfBA) ,to an Olympian Height , rejuvenating the different structures of AfBA and giving AfBA fillip to host its International Conference in October in Niamey ,Niger Republic in October ,2021 that will also comprise the African Business Roundtable and other interesting sessions .

President of the African Bar Association Hannibal Uwaifo ESQ, led a delegation of Afba officials on a Courtesy interactive Visit to the Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral AZ Gambo recently in Abuja

African Bar Association President Hannibal Uwaifo led a delegation of Afba leaders on a visit to the Vice Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma. Those on his entourage included , Prof Richard Idubor former Dean of Law University of Benin, Professor Dominic Badaiki, SAN, former Dean of Law & Postgraduate Studies, AAU, Prof . Ambrose Ekpu , current Dean of Law , AAU, Chairman, Barr. Benson Ojelaro , Dean of Students, AAU , Chairman, Ekpoma branch NBA, Mr Ojeabu, Sec of the branch and past Chairman Chief Victor Idakhoa. The exciting Interactive meeting achieved a lot for the Law Faculty and the Afba upcoming activities.

AFBA President With the Swedish and American Ambassadors

AFBA President With the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia in Monrovia at the opening of the National Judicial Conference of the Republic of Liberia

AFBA President With The United States Ambassador to Liberia discussing with the President of the African Bar Association

President of the African Bar Association Hannibal Uwaifo ESQ in company of Afba Abuja Liaison Officer Joseph Onyeweuzo ESQ this Morning paid a scheduled visit to the Secretary of the Joint Tax Board in Nigeriars Aisha Obomeghie in preparation for the 2021 annual conference in Niamey Niger Republic.

The meeting was very interactive and involved very useful suggestions and interface with other Senior officers of the Joint Tax Board.

President with Mrs Nneka Legal Adviser of the JTB

President and Secretary JTBrs Aisha Obomeghie

Group photo with some top officials at the parley

Upcoming Event

The 2021 Annual Conference

The 2021 Annual Conference of the African Bar Association (AFBA) holds 3rd - 7th October, 2021 at the mahatma gandhi international conference centre, Niamey, Republic of Niger.
Theme: Accountable Governance as a panacea for the unending conflicts in Africa: The Legal Profession as The driver.

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Deadline for submissions of abstracts: 20th May, 2021. Submissions from women and young practitioners are strongly encouraged.


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Recognizing that killings and maimings of unarmed Black people by police authorities in the United States escalate unabated and that effective domestic remedies are either non-existent or exacerbated by the policies of the federal government of the United States, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), the National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL), and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) decided to convene this International Commission of Inquiry.

Hearings for the Commission will take place between January 18 and February 6, 2021. The Commission will issue a Final Report of its findings for submission to the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, relevant officials, and the public.

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Hannibal Uwaifo

President of The African Bar Association

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The Former President of Nigeria to attend the 2021 Annual Conference

The African Bar Association yesterday met with Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan to brief him about the activities of the Association and invite him to the 2021 annual conference holding in Niamey Niger Republic 14-18 June 2021. The Former President accepted the invitation.

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The Association seeks amongst other objectives to foster the exchange of opinions and experiences among members, formulation of policies that would better reposition the continent’s socio-economic and political development and advancement with the law as the bedrock for these developments, and lastly breaking new legal frontiers. The Association brings together the five African sub-regional Lawyers, their respective National Associations spread over the AFBA continent.
The AFBA organizational structure consists of a 64 member Governing Council called the African Bar Council and the Executive Committee. These two arms form the highest decision making organs of the Association.

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Established in 1971 as a professional body uniting individual lawyers and national legal associations in Africa, the African Bar Association (AFBA) was designed to be a federation of national legal associations, corporate and unincorporated legal entities and individual lawyers.

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Becoming a member with AFBA comes with great opportunities from access to conferences, to creating unparalleled international networking and long-lasting friendships. Attending the AFBA conference is a great way of meeting your professional development requirement and improving in your chosen area of specialization. Also, you have opportunities to discuss hot topics and keep up-to-date with the latest developments – while earning your quota of GPD, CLE points.

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