THE AFRICAN BAR ASSOCIATION 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Virtually via Niamey, Niger Republic.
9th – 12th November 2020

 

THEME: “RESETTING AFRICA’S SOCIO ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL AGENDA IN POST COVID 19 ERA; HOW LAWYERS CAN LEAD”

 

Governor Tambuwal

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

His Excellency, Governor  Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, lawyer, parliamentarian, the administrator, was born on the 10th of January 1966 in Tambuwal, Sokoto State. He had his early education at the Tambuwal Primary School from 1972 -1979 and Government Teachers College Dogon-Daji where he obtained his Teachers Grade 11 Certificate in 1984.

Determined to become a lawyer, young Aminu proceeded to read Law at the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, graduating in 1991 with an LL.B (Hons). In 1992, after successfully completing his one-year mandatory studies at the Nigeria Law School Lagos, he was called to the Nigerian Bar.

His charm and vibrant pursuit of an egalitarian society was soon noticed by his colleagues who persuaded him to run for office and he was elected the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Bar Association, Sokoto in 1997. Subsequently, he was to serve variously as the association’s Assistant National Financial Secretary, 1st National Secretary, and Secretary of the Human Rights Committee, between the years 1998 – 2002.

Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal is a man of many parts who has been able to distinguish himself in all of them.  Some of his other achievements include:  Leader of the Nigerian Delegation to African, Caribbean, Pacific and European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly; Leader of the Federal Government team to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia regarding the controversial denial of visas to Nigerian female pilgrims;  Member, International Bar Association, Member, Nigerian Bar Association; Member, National Executive Committee Nigerian Bar Association; Regional Representative Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Variously State Organising Secretary and Legal Adviser of Political Parties, Distinguished member of the highest professional decision making body of the Nigerian Legal Profession-The Body of Benchers.

In his tireless pursuit of professional excellence and search for cutting edge knowledge, Rt. Hon. Tambuwal attended courses at the prestigious Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, USA; Oxford University; Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA; and Tulane University, USA.

He is a Life Member of the Governing Council of the African Bar Association.

THEME: "Resetting Africa's Socio-Economic and Political Agenda in Post Covid-19 Era; How Lawyers can Lead"

ELECTIONS IN AFRICA

Elections are a major source of conflicts in Africa. Who mostly undermines the process? Politicians or other Stakeholders?

THE MILITARY

The role of the Military in Civil duties during Natural disasters and National emergencies. How Legal? Terror attacks asymmetry, Salvaging the Sahel Region of West Africa from Terrorism.

 

 

LEGAL PROFESSION

The future of the Legal profession in Africa: Challenges and Prospects (Breaking boundary barriers, cross-boarder Practice, Legal systems, Language barriers, Post Covid-19).

 

THE ROLE OF JUDGES

The Doctrine of Judicial Precedent as an effective tool for unifying African Legal Systems. The role of Judges.

 

RULE OF LAW SYMPOSIUM

Rule of Law, a necessary Guarantee for Demorcary and Good Governance?  (International Panacea to Illegal Immigration and trans-national Crimes for Good Governance in Africa. Challenges of the Rule of Law, Demorcarcy and Good Governace in Africa.

 

RWANDA

Any Rule of Law? Any Democracy? Matters arising.

 

JUSTICE FOR THE DRC

Identifying the Local and International Players to achieving the Rule of Law.

 

 

CHALLENGES OF THE AFRICAN WOMEN AND THE AFRICAN CHILD

Rape, Incest, Domestic Violence: Need for Stricter Punishments.

 

 

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