From the NBA President's Desk President's Address

The 60th edition of the conference represents a novel platform for knowledge exchange on the continent as we bring together world leaders, political icons, judges, leading lawyers, thought leaders, policy makers, business icons, and civil society to not just discuss but produce an implementation plan to foster the adoption of policies, standards and practices leading to socio-political stability, economic growth, sustainable and infrastructural development for accelerated regional and economic integration...

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Paul Usoro, SAN NBA President

Prof Konyin Ajayi SAN TCCP Chairman

Mr George Etomi TCCP Vice Chairman

From the TCCP Desk TCCP Chairman's Address

This special conference is about telling our story through thought leadership, and it is on this basis that I welcome you and ask that you immerse yourself in the celebration of 60 years of the NBA Annual General Conferences, 60 years of Nigeria's nationhood, and 60 years of independence of a good number of African countries. This becomes important in this age that #BlackLivesMatter, and it is on that score that I ask that you STEP FORWARD in becoming brilliance; in taking hold of the future of work; and contributing, through this conference, to shaping the work of the future. Work which will sound in bits and not atoms – that is: work that speaks in the currency of data and not fossil fuels. The aim is to heal all that tends to divide us, to bring light into the darkness that pervades us, and reclaim the rule of law that we seem to evade.

This conference is not about being different - but being better. The stories and critiques of the nation at 60, remain relatable – thus the conference is about Changing the Gist. The conference is about "Next Tomorrow" – (a Nigerian coinage and new term in the Oxford English Dictionary), that dares us as individuals and a people, to look beyond the next sixty (60) years, into the even further future, and build the reality that is only vivid in our dreams. That reality is, that in 60 years, Nigeria may be the second most populous country in the world. The story must, therefore be, about perfecting the cut of diamonds – this our diamond jubilee year - to polish us (the Nation and the Bar), and help extract the true value that we represent to the Country, Continent and World as a whole.

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It's the first virtual conference ever of the NBA.

A Must Attend Many Expert Speakers

Plenary sessions/interactive panels with Q&As from the floor: with panelists drawn from UN agencies; key experts; civil society and State representatives;

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Awesome Discussions

Panel discussions and speeches from world renowned leaders.


Foster Bonding

Foster bonding and mentoring between bar leaders and millennials.


Engage New Ideas

New ideas, technical training and knowledge exchanges for lawyers;


The Future

A monumental debate on the Africa of the future by African leaders.


DON'T MISS IT! “Country and the Bar at 60”

At a time where the frontiers of trade and the boundaries of commerce have been pushed to limitless ends, there is no better time for Nigeria and indeed our profession to celebrate the “Country and the Bar at 60”.

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Who's Speaking? Event Speakers

President Muhammadu Buhari,GCFR

Commander in Chief of Armed forces and President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Professor Yemi Osibanjo, SAN,GCON

Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Right Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila

Speaker, Federal House of Representatives

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR

Former President of the FRN

Tony Blair

Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute and former UK Prime Minister

Governor Nyesom Wike

Executive Governor, Rivers State

His Excellency, Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu

Executive Governor of Lagos State.


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Sessions & Events


Registered Participants

Schedule Details Information on Event Schedules

Follow up with every session scheduled in our programme. Highlight the ones that interests you, and join any running session whenever you want to.


Opening Ceremony & NBA AGC 60th Anniversary Celebration
Ended @ Photo Esther Awoniyi @ Photo Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem

Opening Ceremony and a celebration of the NBA AGC at 60. (​Multi-Media Production​)

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Conference Opening Speech
Ended @ Photo President Muhammadu Buhari,GCFR

Conference Opening Speech

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09:00 AM - 10:30 AM SLP

Shifting the Paradigm: The Virtual Judiciary Age
Ended @ Photo LORD ANGUS GLENNIE, QC @ Photo Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN @ Photo Chief (Mrs) A.J. Offiah, SAN @ Photo Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN See all

A session navigating the adaptability of the judiciary in the delivery and administration of justice in the virtual age.

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Break Interval

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM SLP

Who is a Nigerian? ... A Debate on National Identity
Ended @ Photo Governor Nyesom Wike @ Photo Pastor Tunde Bakare @ Photo Dr. Oby Ezekwesili @ Photo Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman See all

A debate on national identity and the Citizenship v. Indigenship conundrum.

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10:45 AM - 12:15 PM YLF

Rise and Shine
Ended @ Photo O.M. Atoyebi SAN @ Photo Mukund Dhar @ Photo Onoriode Reginald Aziza @ Photo Adedoyin Pearse See all

Listen to a panel of diverse leading legal practitioners on career pathways and development for young lawyers

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10:45 AM - 12:15 PM SPIDEL

Security and Extra Judicial Killings
Ended @ Photo Chibuike Nwokeukwu SAN @ Photo Aikhunegbe A.Malik, SAN @ Photo Ikhide Ehighelua @ Photo Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN See all

A discussion on national security challenges and extra judicial killings.

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09:00 AM - 11:00 AM NBA SBL

Section on Business Law (SBL) Annual General Meeting (AGM)

2020 Annual General Meeting

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09:00 AM - 11:00 AM NBA SLP

Section on Legal Practice (SLP) Annual General Meeting (AGM)

2020 Annual General Meeting

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09:00 AM - 11:00 AM NBA SPIDEL

NBA Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL) Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Ended @ Photo Chief J-K Gadzama, OFR, SAN @ Photo Joseph Bodurin Daudu, SAN

2020 Annual General Meeting

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09:00 AM - 11:00 AM NBA Women’s Forum

NBA Women’s Forum Annual General Meeting (AGM)

2020 Annual General Meeting

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Through The Years With The NBA At This 60th Annual General Conference Anniversary

Christopher Alexander Sapara Williams was the first qualified indigenous lawyer called to the English bar in 1879, he later became Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association in 1900. Although this was prior to the formal establishment of the Nigerian Bar Association, history has it that lawyers in Nigeria had already been organizing themselves and holding meetings periodically to deliberate on issues or matters of interest and matters pertaining to the legal profession. The Legal Profession is one of the oldest professions in modern Nigeria...

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