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With the Conclusion of the Access to Justice Project in Kaduna in December 2015, the World Bank Supervisors of the project have prepared a report of the accomplishments of the project. Here is the foreword to the Report by the Director - General LACON. You may download a copy of the report from the link provided below the foreword.

"Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (LACON) and the World Bank are pleased to present this publication about the Access to Justice for the Poor Project implemented in Kaduna State, Nigeria, between 2012 and 2015. In that time, LACON made great strides in bringing legal aid services to the grassroots and increasing access to justice by the most poor and vulnerable in our society. I am extremely proud of our staff and partners for their commitment and dedication to serving the poor.


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.


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