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A visiting group from United Kingdom made up of Mr. Chris Marshall and Mrs Diana Good met with the Director General of the Legal Aid Council on Wednesday 2nd March 2016 at the J4A Office in Maitama, Abuja.


The Legal Aid Providers Network is a forum of organisations, firms and persons that provide legal aid services and access to justice for the indigent. The mandate of the network is to unite, network and synergise all such legal aid providers in Nigeria and provide a forum for sharing of information, contact details and experiences.

The Network was formed at the ,"One Day Roundtable On Enhancing Access To Legal Aid For Pretrial Detainees Through Public/Private Sector Partnerships" held at Savannah Suites Hotel, Abuja on 3rd August 2015.

Membership is free.


THE alleged mastermind of the October 1, 2010 Independence Day bombing, Charles Okah, standing trial for alleged terrorism, on Thursday, told a Federal High Court in Abuja, that he was physically and mentally ready to face his trial.

Okah told the court that the improved condition of the Kuje Prisons in Abuja, his health challenges that interrupted his trial at a time, were over.

“Our condition at Kuje Prisons has improved through the intervention of the International Red Cross Society and the Bristish Council. I am now medically, psychologically and physically ready for the trial,” he said.


As societies grow and human beings interact with each other, disputes and frictions are bound to occur. These disputes could sometimes degenerate to the level of the disputants filing legal action against each other. The reality however is that some members of the society do not have the financial capacity to successfully sustain a legal action in court either as a plaintiff or defendant/accused. As a result of this, the legal aid system evolved over time. Legal aid occurs when lawyers provide pro bono (free of charge) services to indigent clients. In Nigeria like most countries, the government has taken a step further by establishing the Legal Aid Council.


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