The Hon. Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Hon. Justice Kate Abiri, on Wednesday, 19th day of June, 2014 received in her hallowed chambers delegates of the Institute for Security Studies Executive Intelligence Management Course 7 on Study Tour.
In line with the policies and objectives of the Bayelsa State Judiciary of instituting and developing international standards aimed at strengthening Justice sector integrity and capacity, so as to improve access to justice, enhance quality and timely justice delivery, strengthen public trust in the Judiciary and facilitate coordination across justice sector institutions in Bayelsa State, the Bayelsa State Judiciary in partnership with Settlement House took a look at reforms in the Criminal Justice system with particular reference to the Hon. Justice Salihu Modibbo Alfa Belgore’s Model for the Criminal Justice reforms, so as to enhance quality in the Criminal Justice delivery system of Bayelsa State .
The summit tagged ‘South-South Zonal Session on Special Policy Summit/Workshop of the Justice S.M.A Belgore Model for Criminal Justice Reforms’ was scheduled for 9th – 13th June, 2014 at the Conference Hall of the High Court Complex, Yenagoa with Judges and Magistrates as participants.
The Chairman of the summit, His Highness Serena Dokubo Spiff, Commissioner 2 (Judicial Service Commission) in his opening remarks established that the summit is a good course following the success recorded by the summit in other jurisdictions in Nigeria.
The Coordinator/Consultant for the summit, Mr. Kelvin Nwosu in his opening remark appreciated the Chief Judge for her support towards the realization of the programme. He however established his competence by relaying his experiences in the class room and as members of plethora reforms committee.
Mr. Kelvin Nwosu projected that the summit is not designed to be a speech delivery conference but that which is packaged to work out solutions. The aim is to ‘stop the woes and start the work’ in the Criminal Justice System.
The Honourable Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Bayelsa State, Mr. Kemausode Wodu, in his remarks announced the support of government towards ensuring effective criminal justice administration in the state with viagra safe. He also made known that the focal point of his administration as the AG is to improve the criminal justice system and as such he directed members of the Public Prosecution Department in the Ministry of Justice to attend the workshop promptly.
Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Hon. Justice Kate Abiri, in her opening remarks thanked the Consultant, Mr. Nwosu for bringing the programme to Bayelsa and she equally declared the summit opened. The CJ implored Judges and Magistrate to make out time to attend the workshop promptly.
In line with its statement of purpose of representing millions of Christians who love and honour the Jewish people and those who wish to obey the word of the lord concerning them, Israel Today Nigeria on the 30th May, 2014 at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Bayelsa State celebrated eminent personalities in the state.
The categories of award bestowed at the event tagged “Celebrating Israel in Bayelsa” includes ‘Israel Flag Bearer’, ‘Chief Israel Flag Bearer’, ‘Friend of Israel’, Mother in Israel’, and ‘Jerusalem Ambassador’. The event doubles as a commemoration of the 66th year of Israel’s existence as a nation
Hon. Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Hon. Justice Kate Abiri was honoured with the award of Chief Israel Flag Bearer, alongside the executive Governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency, Hon. Seriake Dickson who was awarded with the Jerusalem Ambassador.
Israel Today Nigeria is a body established in 2010 to give Christians nationwide a focal point in the State of Israel; educate, inform and encourage Christians as to events and their significance in and to Israel as well as encourage travel to the holy land; stimulate Christian leaders, churches and organizations to assist in understanding and cause reconciliation amongst Christians, Arabs and Jews through education and other programs.
In attendance at the event were; His Excellency, Hon. Seriake Dickson, Hon. Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Hon. Justice Kate Abiri, First Lady of Bayelsa State, Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Uriel Palti, Deputy-Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Retired), Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Colonel Sam Inokoba
After 18 years of existence of the Yenagoa branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) came the birth of the Sagbama branch of the association. The inauguration of the new branch which was held on the 12th of May, 2014 witnessed the attendance of eminent legal personalities from within and outside Bayelsa State.
The long list of personalities in attendance include: Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Hon. Justice Kate Abiri, President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Daniel Ayah, Hon. Justice E.G Umukoro, (Sagbama High Court), Hon. Justice I. Eradiri (Ekeremor High Court) NBA President, Okey Wali SAN, NBA National Treasurer, Joyce Oduah, Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Wodu Kemasuode, Special Adviser to the Governor on Legal Matters, Mr. Stanley Damabide, Vice-Chairman of Sagbama Local Government Area, Hon. Dame Ebbeli, Chairman of NBA Yenagoa, Dr. Anthony Okorodas.
Hon. Justice Kate Abiri remarked that the creation of the Sagbama branch will enhance greater representation at the national level of the professional body. She also stressed that the bench is ready to cooperate with the bar at all times, provide enabling practice environment and accommodate useful suggestions from the bar.
President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Daniel Ayah in his speech admonished the bar to be alive to its responsibilities both to the society and the legal profession. He however thanked the Yenagoa bar and the national executive committee of the NBA for bringing into existence the Sagbama branch.
Mr. Okey Wali SAN, President of the NBA expressed delight at the emergence of the Sagbama branch and further emphasize the need to promote the rule of law at all times by key players in the justice sector.
Mr. Wodu Kemasuode, Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Bayelsa State congratulates the branch and admonished office holders to take their office seriously and equally promised the branch of government support.
Other congratulatory messages recorded at the inauguration were addresses from, Hon. Justice E.G Umukoro, (Sagbama High Court), Hon. Justice I. Eradiri (Ekeremor High Court), Vice-Chairman of Sagbama Local Government Area, Hon. Dame Ebbeli, Chairman of NBA Yenagoa, Dr. Anthony Okorodas, NBA National Treasurer, Joyce Oduah.
Pioneer Chairman of the newly inaugurated branch, Mr. A.S Arthur pontificated that the branch will continue to uphold and maintain the noble ideals of viagra or cialis of the profession with the aid of its guiding philosophy which is ‘to promote the building of a progressive society and protection of the right of the common man through advocacy’.
Members of the pioneer executives are; A.S Arthur (Chairman), Dise Sheila Ogbise-Erhisere (Vice Chairman), Prince D.O Ejinyere (Secretary), Israel Nwokeiwu (Assistant Secretary), Penawei Pamosoo (Treasure), Frank Alegbe (Legal Adviser), Izibeserime Joseph (Financial Secretary), T.M Biriabebe (Publicity Secretary) Eunice Akene (Welfare Secretary) and Henry Otobo (Provost)
The newly inaugurated Sagbama branch executives of the NBA via its pioneer Secretary, Prince D.O Ejinyere thanked everyone for making it to the inauguration ceremony and bid all journey mercies.