FOI: Prof Ojukwu Files Action Against NBA, Others

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Prof. Ernest Ojukwu SAN

Prof. Ernest Ojukwu, SAN has filed an action against the Incorporated Trustees of NBA, President of NBA Mr. Paul Usoro, SAN and the General Secretary, Jonathan Gunu Taidi over their alleged failure to accede to Ojukwu’s request for certain information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI)

In the suit with No. CN/490/18 filed at the FCT High Court, Prof. Ojukwu is asking the Court to compel the Respondents to furnish him with the information attached as schedule to his court processes thus:

  1. Report of the Nigerian Bar Association 2018 Ad-hoc Transition Committee.
  2. The budget approved by the NBA National Executive Committee for the 57th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association 2017.
  3. The breakdown of the account for the 57th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association 2017.
  4. Detail of cost of Nigeria Bar Association sponsorship of international conferences for all lawyers, including Nigerian Bar Association National Officers from 2016 to 2018.
  5. Details of all lawyers handling NBA matters in courts and details of payments made to them from 2016-2018.
  6. Details of the Nigerian Bar Association income and expenditure account from 2016 to 2017.
  7. Details of the Nigerian Bar Association income and expenditure account from 2017 to 2018.
  8. Account of all expenditures made from the MacArthur Foundation Criminal Justice Reform funds and bank statement of the account from 2017-2018.
  9. The budget approved by NBA National Executive Committee for the NBA Criminal Justice Reforms Conference organized by the NBA Criminal Justice Reforms Committee held at Asaba, Delta State from April 24 to 28, 2018.
  10. The breakdown of account for the NBA Criminal Justice Reforms Conference organized by the NBA Criminal Justice Reforms Committee held at Asaba, Delta State from April 24 to 28, 2018.
  11. The breakdown of all the payments made to members of the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee from 2012 till date.
  12. The breakdown of all the payments made to NBA Prosecutors at the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee from 2012 till date.
  13. The contract signed to engage the services of PriceWaterhouseCooper (PWC) for the purpose of auditing and reviewing the NBA Account.
  14. The budget approved by Nigerian Bar Association’s National Executive Committee for the 58th NBA Annual General Conference 2018.
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The suit has been assigned to court 28 Kubwa, FCT. No date has been fixed for the case.

Prof Ojukwu SAN had sometime in October written to the NBA requesting for information in respect of the above listed schedule. Read here

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