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Buhari Makes Fresh Appointment 12 Days To Handover



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With twelve (12) days to hand over, President Muhammadu Buhari has made some fresh appointments.

In the latest appointments, Buhari approved the appointment of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a former Member of the Board, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Chief Harris Ogbole, a member of the Council for Legal Education (Nigeria Law School), for a period of four years.

Ogbole is also the ex-Chairman, Otukpo LGA of Benue state.

The terms of appointment, which take effect from 13th May 2023, were contained in a letter signed by the Solicitor General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Mrs. B.E Jedy Agba.

The council was inaugurated in Abuja by the president, who was represented by the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

During the inauguration, the president charged the Council members to live up to the expectations of their callings and according to their terms of appointment.

Aside from the 36 state Attorneys-General, the newly inaugurated council, which has Chief Emeka Ngige (SAN) as Chairman, also has 17 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) nominees as Members.

The members include NBA President, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau (SAN); leading Evidence Law author, Mr. Sebastine Hon (SAN); Chief Ogbole (SAN), Mrs. Olufunmilayo Roberts, and others.

Established in 1962, the Council for Legal Education, which oversees Nigerian Law Schools, is responsible for legal education and professional training of aspirants to the bar as well as discipline of aspirants.

The Council also undertakes accreditation of Law Faculties and training at Nigerian Law Schools across the country

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