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As part of efforts of ensuring full participation of practicing lawyers in Minna branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the acting Chief Judge of Niger State, Justice Halima Ibrahim Abdulmalik has declared four day court free to commemorate the 2022 law week.

The law week with the theme: Law and Democracy Progress, Challenges and Prospects is to hold from the 3rd to 10th of June, 2022, in Minna.

Addressing journalists at a news briefing in Minna at the weekend, the Chairman, Organising Commitee, Barrister Gimba Mohammed stated that the Chief Judge of Niger State, Justice Halima Ibrahim Abdulmalik knowing the importance attached to the law week declared four day court free of High Court and lower courts across the Atate from 6th to 10th June, 2022, to attend the programme.

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Equally, he disclosed that the Grand Khadi of Niger State, Justice Ibrahim Jikantoro has communicated to all Shari’a Courts across the State to join their counterparts to commemorate the law week.
He explained that Federal High Court and industrial court in Minna divisional area were exempted from the court free session.

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Barrister Gimba Mohammed, said over 400 practicing lawyers in the state are expected to attend the law week, assuring that the law week will be educative and entertaining.

He maintained that the law week which will last for 10 days had commenced with special Juma’at prayer at the central mosque with special Sunday service at Peter Anglican Church in Minna.

He disclosed that the programme lines up for the event include a sensitisation visit to some selected Secondary Schools in Minna, visit to the Commandant of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), and paper presentation/ discussion session all aimed at improving their legal performance and also acquint them with criminal Justice law.

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While urging all practising lawyers in the branch to participate, the Chairman Organising Committee informed them that law week is an avenue for them to refresh their knowledge, stating that all participants will at the of the programme be issued with certificate.

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