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Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Elects New Leadership


CEM REPORT | Yakubu Maikyau will steer the affairs of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) as its president in the next presidential tenure of the association.

The election which held yesterday 16th, July saw Maikyau, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), defeat Joe-Kyari Gadzama, (SAN), 10,842 votes, and  Taidi Gunu, 380 votes, by securing a total 22,342 votes to emerge as winner.

Maikyau, in his victory speech, applauded the the quality leadership of the  outgoing President, Olumide Akpata.


He further called all contenders into an harmonious working relationship for the greater good of lawyers in Nigeria.

He assured that his tenure will seek to promote the rule of law and protect human rights in the country.

The outgoing President while commended members of the NBA electoral committee for their hard work to ensure the success of the election also, urged those who lost to accept the result in good faith.

The election also saw;

Linda Bala — 1st Vice President,

Clement Ugo — 2nd Vice President,

Amanda Demechi-Asagba — 3rd Vice President,

Adesina Adegbite — General Secretary,

Daniel Ka-Ayli — Assistant General Secretary.

Chinyere Obasi — National Welfare Secretary,

Habeeb Lawal — Publicity Secretary,

Olawole Ajiboye — Assistant Publicity Secretary

Anze-Bishop Ladidi — Treasurer.

Also, 20 lawyers were elected as members of the NBA General Council to represent the Western, Eastern and Northern zones of lawyers in the country.

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