Lagos Judiciary To Bid Bashua, SAN, Farewell on September 29.

Lagos State Judiciary will be holding a valedictory session to honour late legal icon, Alhaji Mikhail Adisa Bashua, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN.

The valedictory service which will be held at the premises of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, will have in attendance: members of Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, BOSAN, eminent judges, magistrates, legal practitioners and judiciary workers to bid farewell to one of their own.

The climax of the series of activities that have been held as part of transition ceremonies for the late Alhaji Mikhail Adisa Bashua, Commander of the Order of Niger, CON, who passed on August 20, 2021, and was buried according to Islamic rites will be chair by the Chief Judge of the state Justice Kazeem Alogba.

The final funeral ceremony for the late Alhaji Bashua, who was born in December 1929, is slated for Tafawa-Balewa Square, TBS, Lagos, on October 2, 2021.

Earlier, in the series of the burial ceremonies, an event was held on Thursday, August 19 2021, for the late Senior Advocate of Nigeria and crown prince of Lagos witnessed by more than 15 eminent traditional rulers of Lagos State and important personalities in Lagos as part of the final farewell activities.

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Also, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Alhaji Bashua, the scion of the popular Bashua Chieftaincy family of Lagos, had been honoured on the second day of the fidau, in the three-day event for faithful Muslims, at an event attended by eminent Lagosians and government personalities, including the Minister of Works, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN.

The three-day prayer, which is customary for Muslim faithful, was presided over by Imam Taofeek Alayaki of Muslim Association of Nigeria, the Ansar-Udden Mission in Nigeria, supported by other eminent Muslim clerics and scholars.

Alhaji Bashua, a distinguished Nigerian politician, Lagos community leader and a Senior Advocate of Nigerian, SAN, who was conferred with the National Honour of the Commander of Niger, CON, in 2008, was called to the English Bar in 1960. He established his law firm, M.A. Bashua & Co., in 1968.

He was elected a member of the Federal House of Representatives, Lagos Constituency from 1962 till 1964. Pa Bashua was the first Chairman of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission in 1984.

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Till his death, he remained an active member of Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch. He was conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 1977.

There are several remarkable cases which he handled, including Mohammed v. Olawunmi (1990) 2 N WLR (Part 133) R 458 SC. Indeed, the principle of law in that case is when a decision of Court is regarded as a final or interlocutory decision, and whether a party appealing to an Appellate Court requires leave of Court before appealing against an interlocutory decision of Court.

He was survived by his wives, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, who are making waves as professionals in various fields, among them Remi Bashua, a lawyer and current Chairman of the M.A. Bashua & Co. chambers, and Justice Bisoye Bashua, a Judge of the Lagos High Court, Epe Division, and a relation, Daudu Inibanjo.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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