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In defiance to the boycott order by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Monday, Judges and lawyers on Tuesday reportedly hold proceedings at various courtrooms in the country.

Collated reports from around different courts in the country, showed that the legal practitioners continued to ply their trade disregarding the directive from the NBA.

At the Supreme Court in Abuja, cases were heard with Justice Mary Peter-Odili presiding while the High court complex in Lagos also had normal activities going on.

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To Protest the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the NBA instructed lawyers to boycott court for two days.
But judges and lawyers have defied the order.

Also at the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, normal legal activities went on, with no noticeable lull from what usually obtains at the premises.

A number of lawyers within the court premises described the order by the NBA as baseless as most of the judges were not pre-informed.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Chairman of NBA, Mr Dele Oloke, said he was helpless in ensuring full compliance to the order.

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