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New DG Nigerian Law School Rekindles Hope on the Future of the Legal Profession in Nigeria

New DG Nigerian Law School Rekindles Hope on the Future of the Legal Profession in Nigeria

By Prof Ernest Ojukwu, SAN

 

“The Council of Legal Education, the Nigerian Bar Association and the entire legal profession have only paid lip service for many years on the subject of legal education in Nigeria. The Bar has actually been disinterested and yet the Bar dreams of reforming the legal profession.”

 

Prof. Isa Chiroma took over as the Director-General Nigerian Law School in February 2018. His arrival at the Nigerian Law School Bwari was greeted with an outstanding expression of happiness and hope by the staff of the institution. While Prof Chiroma’s reception by staff may be the normal sentiments of Nigerians whenever a new helmsman is appointed for a public institution, I think Prof Chiroma’s case is special and different.

 

Chiroma has not come to head the Nigerian Law School as a stranger. He was the pioneer Deputy Director-General and Head of Yola Campus of the Nigerian Law School from 2011 to 2016. During his tenure at Yola, he was actively involved in the reform of legal education curriculum and methodology at the Nigerian Law School. He played key role in the Law School Externship Committee in 2012 for the reform of the attachment programme and took part as a resource person in the many academic retreats of the Law School. Before his tenure as Deputy Director-General Nigerian Law School, Prof Chiroma was a member of the Council of Legal Education, Dean of the Faculty of Law University of Maiduguri, and consultant to the Nigerian Law School on Legal Education IT infrastructure assessment.

 

Prof Chiroma holds the Bachelor of laws (upper division) of the University of Maiduguri, Master of Laws and PH.d of the University of Jos and called to the Nigerian Bar in March 1988. In 2005 he was appointed Professor of Law.

 

Prof Chiroma has served on accreditation teams of both the National Universities Commission and Council of Legal Education for the accreditation of Law Programmes and Law faculties in Nigeria.

 

Perhaps, Prof Chiroma’s strongest strength is that he is a radical legal education reformist who believes that Legal education at all levels must focus on an integrated knowledge, skills, competencies and values approach and that our method of teaching must be radically moved away from rot traditional learning that dominates our legal education in Nigeria to learner-centred interactive and experiential education. He believes that we must set goals and objectives for legal education at both the University and vocational training and that the Nigerian Law School should seriously focus on real vocational/professional education otherwise the Nigerian Law School will continue to serve no purpose. He believes that learning must be outcomes based.

 

Prof Chiroma is a foundation member of the clinical legal education movement in Nigeria. He is the Vice President of the Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) Nigeria. NULAI Nigeria drives the advocacy for clinical legal education, reform of legal education, justice education and access to justice. Chiroma is also an active member of the Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE). He was the founder and Coordinator of one of the first University based Law Clinics in Nigeria – University of Maiduguri Law Clinic. Chiroma also set up the first Law Clinic at the Nigerian Law School Yola campus.

 

Chiroma is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association and understands the role of the Bar in the reform of legal education and the legal profession. He had at one time served as a member of the legal practitioners’ privileges committee for the selection of Senior Advocates of Nigeria.

 

The quality of legal education impacts so heavily on the quality of the legal profession- the Bar and the Bench. The quality of our legal education impacts so heavily on access to Justice, law making, law enforcement, governance and administration, corporate management, human rights, democracy, rule of law, dispute resolutions, peace and security, social values and Justice and corruption and ethics, orientation, and economic advancement.

 

The quality of legal education impacts so heavily on consumer trusts for legal services and on job opportunities for lawyers.

 

There has never been a time such as now when the standard of our legal education has been so challenged. From 2006 to 2012 the Nigerian Law School showed leadership in driving a new horizon to raise the standard of the legal profession through legal education at the law school level. That drive was not sustained for long. But even the best standard of legal education at the Nigerian Law School will not significantly alter our fate in this country unless we also focus on the standard of legal education at the university level.

 

The Council of Legal Education, the Nigerian Bar Association and the entire legal profession have only paid lip service for many years on the subject of legal education in Nigeria. The Bar has actually been disinterested and yet the Bar dreams of reforming the legal profession.

 

Prof Isa Chiroma as the new Director-General Nigerian Law School and the alter-ego of the Council of Legal Education is in a great position, and he has the knowledge, experience, and competence to set a new conversation on legal education in Nigeria and set a new bar for the future of the legal profession.

 

We expect that Prof Chiroma will lead the reform and transformation of the Nigerian Law School to a modern learning environment where classes are small (15-30 students per lesson); where training is truly vocational and more than fifty percent of the present curriculum contents discarded as garbage; where students are treated fairly and with dignity; where the infrastructure is no more primitive; where there is massive use of technology for training; where its graduates are able to apply and receive transcripts and reference letters in quick time using technology hundred percent; where staff are treated fairly and given equal opportunity; where staff welfare and development is given priority and those who are not trainable shown the way out.

 

We expect that Prof Chiroma will help drive massive curriculum and teaching methodology reform and transformation at the LLB level to enable a seamless transition to vocational education and professional training of our new wigs.

 

We expect Prof Chiroma to support the NBA position to deregulate the Law School programme for other training Schools to join the Nigerian Law School and having an independent Council of Legal Education manage a central curriculum and bar examination for all law schools.

 

If we do not reform legal education in Nigeria, we will never be able to reform and transform the legal profession. If we do not raise the standard of legal education in Nigeria, we will never be able to raise the standard of legal practice.

 

Prof Isa Chiroma’s presence in this discussion now brings hope, great hope.

 

Prof Ernest Ojukwu, SAN

Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association

Future State of the Legal Profession sub-committee of the Legal Profession Review and reform Committee;

Immediate Past Deputy Director-General and Head Nigerian Law School Augustine Nnamani Campus Enugu

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ACCOMMODATION FOR BAR 1 & 2 PROGRAMMES FOR 2018 NIG LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS
Do you have friends, colleagues, wards or relatives who need to secure private apartments for their stay at the NLS Bar 1 & 2 programmes?
Or you are trying to make plans for your accommodation for Bar 1 & 2 Programmes at the Nigerian Law School?
Etuk.ng has captured all the apartments available for Bar 1 students at the Nigerian Law School, Bwari all tailored to suit your budget and taste for both Bar 1 & 2 programmes, ranging from unfurnished, furnished to serviced apartments. With all categories ranging from Studio, 1 bedroom,2bedrooms,3bedrooms,Pent House Apartment to Duplex.

Click on these links to get the full view of available apartments…

1.Unfurnished Apartment

Studio Bar 1-N150,000                                                            https://etuk.ng/properties/bee-wills/

 

2.Unfurnished Apartment

Studio.Bar 1&2-N200,000                                                             https://etuk.ng/properties/abdulsalam-estate/

 

3.Unfurnished Apartment

Studio.Bar 1&2-N250,000                                                              https://etuk.ng/properties/ikechukwu-apartment-2/

4.Unfurnished Apartment

A.Studio.Bar 1&2-N250,000

B.1Bedroom:Bar 1&2-N350,000
C.2Bedrooms:Bar 1&2-N500,000                                                  https://etuk.ng/properties/folayus-apartment/

 

5.Unfurnished Apartment

A.Studio: Bar 1&2-N250,000
B.1Bedroom:Bar 1&2-N400,000
C.2Bedrooms:Bar 1&2-N600,000                                                    https://etuk.ng/properties/blue-roof/

 

6A.Unfurnished Apartment

Studio.24hrs Electric Power. Bar 1-N350,000
Bar 2-N800,000
Bar 1& 2-N1,000,000                                                                             https://etuk.ng/properties/williams-courtyard/

 

7.Unfurnished Apartment

A.Studio. Bar 1 & 2-N350,000
B.Furnished Apartment/Studio .Bar 1& 2-N850,000                     https://etuk.ng/properties/bee-wills/

 

8.Unfurnished Apartment.

A.Studio: Bar 1&2-N450,000
B.1bedroom:  Bar 1&2-N750,000(Small)
C.Bar 1&2-N950,000(Big)
D.2bedrooms: Bar 1&2-N1,200,000                                               https://etuk.ng/properties/pryde-estate/

 

9.Unfurnished Apartment

A. Studio:  Bar 1&2-N450,000
B.1Bedroom:Bar1&2-N550,000                                                     https://etuk.ng/properties/oyibanjo-apartment/

 

10.Unfurnished Apartment

1bedroom.Bar 1&2- N500,000                                                      https://etuk.ng/properties/red-brick/

 

11.Unfurnished Apartment

A.Studio: Bar 1&2-N500,000
B. Furnished       Studio: Bar 1& 2- N900,000.
C. Unfurnished  1Bedroom:Bar 1&2-N700,000                        https://etuk.ng/properties/tamara-apartment/

 

12.Unfurnished Apartment

A.1Bedroom:Bar 1&2-N660,000
B.2Bedrooms:Bar 1&2-N770,000                                               https://etuk.ng/properties/nas-apartment/

 

13.Serviced Apartment

Studio. Bar 1-N700,000
Bar 2-N1,500,000
Bar 1&2-N2,000,000                                                                   https://etuk.ng/properties/williams-courtyard/

 

14.Serviced Apartment

Studio. Bar 1-N700,000
Bar 2-N1,500,000
Bar 1&2-N2,000,000                                                                   https://etuk.ng/properties/alice-apartment/

 

15.Serviced Apartment

Studio.      Bar 1-N800,000
Bar 2-N2,000,000
Bar 1&2-N 2,800,000                                                                  https://etuk.ng/properties/a-20-apartments/

 

16.Serviced Apartment

One Bedroom Flat. Bar 1-N800,000
Bar 2-N2,200,000
Bar 1&2-N 3,000,000                                                                    https://etuk.ng/properties/elizabeth-court/

 

17.Unfurnished Apartment

2Bedrooms. Bar 1&2- N800,000                                             https://etuk.ng/properties/hand-of-god-apartment/

 

18.Serviced Apartment/1bedroom   Bar 1-N800,000
Bar 2-N2,500,000
Bar 1 & 2- N3,000,000                                                               https://etuk.ng/properties/tilt-service-apartment

 

19.Serviced Apartment

Studio-Bar 1-N800,000
Bar 2-N1,330,000 (Single Room)
Bar 2-N1,630,000 (Double Room)
Bar 1&2-N2,500,000                                                                    https://etuk.ng/properties/the-zen-student-apartment/

 

20.Serviced Apartment

Studio-Bar 1-N850,000

Bar 2-N2,200,000
Bar 1&2-N3,000,000                                                                     https://etuk.ng/properties/econop-suites/

 

21.Furnished Apartment

1Bedroom. Bar 2- N1,000,000                                                   https://etuk.ng/properties/christabel-apartment/

 

22.Unfurnished Apartment

2Bedrooms.Bar 1 & 2-N1,100,000                                             https://etuk.ng/properties/xavier-apartment/

 

23.Serviced Apartment

A.Studio Bar 2- N1,800,000
B.1 Bedroom. Bar 2-N2,400,000                                                https://etuk.ng/properties/lovitoz-place/

 

24.Furnished Apartment.

3Bedrooms:Bar 1&2- N1,850,000                                              https://etuk.ng/properties/janta-home/

 

25.Furnished Apartment

2Bedrooms.Bar 1&2-N2,000,000                                          https://etuk.ng/properties/vonos-apartment/ 

2Bedrooms.Bar 1-N800,000

 

26.Serviced Apartment

1Bedroom.Bar 1&2-N2,200,000
Bar 1-N800,000
Bar 2-N1,400,000                                                                        https://etuk.ng/properties/red-haven-pink-house/

 

27.Serviced Apartment

1Bedroom.Bar 1&2-N2,300,000
Bar 1-N800,000
Bar 2-N1,500,000                                                                       https://etuk.ng/properties/barristers-quarters/

 

28.Serviced Apartment

2 bedrooms. Bar 2- N2,500,000                                           https://etuk.ng/properties/fravio-apartment/

 

29.Hotel   N7000  per night.

Available for Bar 1&2                                                               https://etuk.ng/properties/liberty-hotel-and-suite/

 

30. Hotel N7000 per night.

Available for Bar 1&2.                                                            https://etuk.ng/properties/elim-top-suites-apartments/

 

31.Hotel.N5000 per night.

Available for Bar 1&2.                                                             https://etuk.ng/properties/global-village-hotel-suites/

 

32.Hotel.N5000 per night.

Available for Bar 1&2.                                                           https://etuk.ng/properties/satellite-hotel/

 

33. Hotel.N5800 per night.

Available for Bar 1&2.                                                        https://etuk.ng/properties/srh-western-hotel/

 

 

We will be reviewing at least two apartments weekly here on our blog from the 5th of March,2018.The reviews will help you have better knowledge of the apartment that will suit your peculiar needs and ensure your smooth stay at the Nigerian Law School Bwari, taking into considerations your budget and taste.

 

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N/B: The review of all the apartments starts on Monday 05/03/2018

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REVIEW OF LOVITOZ PLACE FOR 2018 BAR 1 & 2 PROGRAMMES

Lovitoz Place is a pleasantly luxurious apartment to say the least. It has been designed to meet the very demanding nature of the Nigerian Law School and to make its
occupants carry out their basic with the least stress possible. This is demonstrated by the availability of the most basic of amenities within the same environment.
These include a restaurant, mini mart, laundry services, library (of course there has to be a library, duh, you’re here to study). At Lovitoz Place, the general
welfare of the occupants aside from studies is very important, this accounts for the presence of a gym and a swimming pool on the facility. The distinguishing factor
for Lovitoz Place would be the provision of breakfast daily for its occupants (who doesn’t like free food?).

The facility consists of service apartments, one bedroom apartments and studio apartments furnished with a shower, Intercom
(in all the rooms) and constant communication between the facility personnel and occupants, television, bed/setting, kitchenette, fridge, burner, microwave, blinds and
DStv services. All rooms are en-suite with a balcony for each living unit. There’s also a dedicated transformer and 100KVA generator to ensure constant power supply
and 24 hours water supply to the various apartments.
To ensure the maximum comfort of the occupants, an onsite property manager is available to ensure the proper running of the facility and respond to any complaints that
may arise.

The facility is made up of two buildings of one storey (restaurant/bar and club house) and three storeys of residential apartments, with only one unit available at the moment for a Bar Part 1 and Part 2 deal.
It is a 30 seconds drive and a 1 minute walk to the law school which is the icing on the cake that makes Lovitoz Place the perfect deal for you.

For a virtual tour of the Lovitoz Place, click the link below and call in at +2348134142807 for your rental.

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REVIEW OF WILLIAMS COURTYARD FOR 2018 BAR 1 & 2 PROGRAMMES

Williams Courtyard is a luxury accommodation facility passionate about delivering quality experiences that is designed with the student in mind.
The facility consists of various studio apartments tastefully furnished to detail and is just a 3 minute drive from campus. It offers students the comfort,
security and serenity that is very paramount while dealing with the rigors of the law school.
The services provided are second to none and each room is fully furnished with a flat screen television, fridge, intercom, Dstv access, air conditioner, fan,
ensuite toilet, laundry services. Also impressive is the high speed Wi-Fi network which is readily available 24/7 to students. Much effort has also be put in place to
ensure a 24/7 supply of electricity with a dedicated transformer for the building being supported with a 150kva generator and also an inverter system to compliment it.

Supporting the superb amenities is a dedicated management readily available to address any issues that may arise during a student’s stay.
There is also a high premium placed on the academic success of the students at the apartment. Great attention is placed in ensuring that there is a conducive
environment where students can study effectively, also provided is a dedicated tutor and a space for tutoring.
Not forgetting also the amazing facilities available for leisure and convenience purposes, such as a fully equipped gym and a tuck shop stuffed with basic needs.
The restaurant and bar provides mouthwatering food and drinks reminiscent of home. A garden-set courtyard is right in the middle for residence and visitors relaxation.

The team at Williams Courtyard is out to make your stay a memorable one.

For a virtual tour of the Williams Courtyard, click the link below and call in at +2348134142807 for your rental :

https://etuk.ng/properties/williams-courtyard/

 

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REVIEW OF ECONOP SUITES FOR 2018 BAR 1 & 2 PROGRAMMES

An exquisitely finished two storey architectural masterpiece with a rooftop gracing the landscape and situated opposite the Nigerian Law School-Bwari is Econop Suites.
The apartment is an embodiment of a magnificent structure, exquisite service and luxurious finishing within a proximity of 2 minutes walk to the Nigerian Law School.
Built in 2017,the apartment comprises a single-bed  studio and a double-bed studio apartments, rooftop restaurant/lounge that leaves you with a break taking view of
the Law School and its environs, library, seat-out lobbies, balconies and admin/control offices.

 

Each unit of the  apartment is exquisitely furnished with a bed, reading table/chair, couch, television, Dstv,  fridge, intercom, Wifi-internet,
air-conditioner, en-suite toilet, fully equipped bathroom, fully equipped exclusive kitchen with microwave, burner, refrigerator and a balcony overlooking the Law School
and its environs.
Generator to supply power for 12 hours with an inverter that serves as a back up source of power during the day for 12 hours to ensure power supply at all times
and 24 hours water supply.
The apartment has room services at all times, 24 hours security with cctv and an in-house  manager and members of staff to attend to your needs.

Interested in enjoying the hustle and bustle of the Law School environs in a very beautiful apartment that combines great services/facilities in a
magnificent masterpiece within a walk-in distance into the Law School ?
Then Econop Suites meant just be the ideal apartment for you.

Click on the link below to view the apartment and have a virtual or call in at +2348134142807. https://etuk.ng/properties/econop-suites/

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OUR SERVICE RATES

OUR SERVICE RATES

Due to increasing demands for our services, we wish to officially publish the rates for our various services in order to serve you better.
Kindly go through the rates below and call in to have your apartment reviewed.

You could also call in to have your apartment placed on the Home Page, “Suggested Apartments & Sponsored Apartments”, as we will be making changes to all current apartments placed on the Home Page in preparation for the 2018 Bar 1 & Bar 2 rental seasons.
The Home Page placement gives an apartment great accessibility, larger viewership from prospective tenants and high rentals.

For the new developers who wish to consult us for professional advice on the best practices, facilities, appliances, furnishings and technical services in building an ideal student apartment with minimal or no errors, kindly call in and we will be glad to guide you through the processes at a minimal cost.

 

Below are the rates:

1. CREATION OF APARTMENT & HOTEL PAGE/PUBLICATION OF APARTMENTS & HOTELS ON OUR WEBSITE –  FREE

2. REVIEW OF APARTMENTS ON  OUR “NEWS & BLOG”- N20,000:00

3. PLACEMENT OF APARTMENT ON OUR HOME PAGE “SUGGESTED APARTMENTS”:
For A School Year (15months)-N150,000:00

4. PLACEMENT OF APARTMENT ON OUR HOME PAGE “SPONSORED APARTMENTS”:
For A School Year (15months)-N100,000:00

5. CONSULTATION AND ADVICE ON BEST PRACTICES FOR IDEAL STUDENTS’ APARTMENTS FOR NEW DEVELOPERS  -N150,000:00

 

 

N/B:  IF YOU PAY FOR PUBLICATION OF APARTMENT ON HOME PAGE,YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY ENTITLED TO A REVIEW OF APARTMENT AT NO EXTRA CHARGES.

 

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REVIEW OF BEEWILLS APARTMENT FOR 2018 BAR 1 & 2 PROGRAMMES

BEEWILLS APARTMENT
For those who need a little bit of comfort within a lean budget, Beewills Apartment is just ideal for you. The apartment has various options of studio apartments
within its services:furnished apartment and empty apartment.You could also rent for a school year,Bar 1 and Bar 2.

The furnished apartment comes with a bed, reading table/chair, Air-conditioner,Television,Dstv,wardrobe,Cooker,Microwave,Fridge,Water Heater,Curtains amongst others.
The general unit has a room,rest room and a kitchen making up fourteen units with seven units upstairs.
The area is within a safe walking distance of 10minutes from the Law School and the apartment has its security personnel in addition to the routine
police Patrol around the Law School environs.
So if you have a lean budget and still desire some comfort without the trouble of trying to buy household stuff to furnish an empty apartment,this should be your ideal apartment.
Click here https://etuk.ng/properties/bee-wills/

 

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REVIEW OF ABDULSALAM ESTATE APARTMENT FOR 2018 BAR 1 & 2 PROGRAMMES

ABDULSALAM ESTATE
For those who dont need luxury but desire a private apartment away from the school hostels,Abdulsalam Estate comes in very handy to suit a lean budget but
comfortable space. Abdulsalam Estate is a walking distance of about 3 minutes to the Law School with studio apartments consisting of a kitchen,bathroom and
a bedroom. It is empty but very spacious with free number of occupants.It is one of the cheapest apartments with very close proxity to the Law School.
Located in a build up area with fence and security personnel,water supply with AEDC power supply lines.Occupants can do the furnishing or contract Etuk.ng to furnish
the apartment at a minimal cost.

So if you dont have the money for the high profile apartments,Abdulsalam Estate will suit just fine at a give away rent price.
Just click here and have a view of the apartment. https://etuk.ng/properties/abdulsalam-estate/

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REVIEW OF THE ZEN STUDENT APARTMENT FOR 2018 BAR 1 & 2 PROGRAMMES

THE ZEN STUDENT APARTMENT
Thinking of a luxurious exclusive student apartment for your study at the Nigerian Law School Bwari? The Zen Student Apartment comes readily to mind.
The Zen Student Apartments is a purpose built, luxury student accommodation in Bwari, Abuja that offers students the perfect home away from home,
surrounded by like-minded students to work, study and unwind with.The apartment is a perfect choice if you want a haven away from the hustle and bustle of student life
-just a 3 minute drive away from the Nigerian Law School campus- tranquility combined with sophistication makes this residence ideal for students.

The Zen Student Apartments are Single-room lodges and Double-room lodges. Each room is beautifully and purposefully designed for your study-needs with ample
space for your comfort and pleasure.
Tastefully furnished with a touch of luxury and perfection. The apartment has bed,reading tables/chairs,couches,television,Dstv,fridge,intercomm,wifi-internet,
air-conditioner,laundry services,ensuite toilet,library,study room,relaxation lounge,general kitchen and an inhouse chef to make meals to your delight.
150 kva generator to supply power with a second back up generator to ensure power supply at all times and  24 hours water supply.
Equally, you will enjoy room services at all times, 24 hours security with cctv and an inhouse fulltime manager to attend to your needs.

Thinking of luxury,comfort and privacy,think Zen Student Apartment.

Now go ahead and click the link below to have a satisfying virtual tour around The Zen Students Apartment and call in  to rent the apartment for your Bar 1 & 2 programmes online or on  +2348134142807.

https://etuk.ng/properties/the-zen-student-apartment/

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N/B: Next review of an apartment comes up on Monday 12/03/2018