News - Judiciary

Senior Advocates Want Better Funding For The Judiciary

1 week ago /

As the new judicial year opened in Nigeria, the perennial problems of inadequate funding aid poor welfare for judicial officers is being carried over in different jurisdictions across he country. Analysts say without it being properly addressed, issues of corruption in the sector will continue. The body of senior advocates of Nigeria...

CJN Onnoghen Calls For Adequate Funding Of Judiciary

1 week ago /

The chief justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen has reassured Nigerians that judges and judicial officers will continue to perform their statutory functions in line with their oaths of office and constitutional provisions Justice Onnoghen who was represented by the president of the court of appeal, Justice Zainab...

2017/2018 Legal Year Begins In Abuja

1 week ago /

Inter-denominational worships were held on Tuesday to mark the beginning of the 2017/2018 legal year in the Federal Capital, Abuja. This occasion provides an opportunity for the chief judge to reflect on the various developments in the judiciary over the years. The activities began with a ceremonial court session in the federal...

CJN Onnoghen Promises Speedy Delivery Of Justice

2 weeks ago /

Nigeria’s chief justice Walter Onnoghen has promised to ensure speedy delivery of justice in the country. Onnoghen gave this commitment on Monday, at the opening of a national workshop for judicial officers in Abuja. Onnoghen is known for his bluntness when it comes to issues of the judiciary. Since his appointment, he...

$1.8bn Suit: Diezani’s Allies Urge Court To Stay Further Proceedings

2 months ago /

Nigerian businessmen, Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, have urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to stay further proceedings in a suit filed against them by the Federal Government to recover an alleged debt of $1.8bn. The court presided over by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, had last year made a Mareva injunction...

Sheriff vs Makarfi: How Judiciary Saved Nigeria’s Democracy - Ozekhome

2 months ago /

Legal icon, Mike Ozekhome has hailed the judiciary following the verdict on Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi, saying it has saved the nation’s democracy. Recall that the Supreme Court had ruled, Wednesday that Ahmed Makarfi is the authentic National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ending months of leadership...

CJN Warns Against Impunity

2 months ago /

The chief justice of Nigeria Walter Onoghen  has advised Nigerians, especially those in governance to do  away with impunity and uphold the rules of engagement in their line of duties, warning that the law will not spare anyone found guilty no matter how highly placed. Justice Onoghen gave the advice in Calabar during a reception organised in...

Supreme Court Rules Against Granting Stay In Criminal Trials

3 months ago /

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has upheld the provisions of Section 306 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act and Section 40 of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, which prohibit courts in the country from granting stay of proceedings in criminal trials. A five-man panel of...

FG To Designate Specific Courts For Corruption Cases – Osinbajo

3 months ago /

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has announced that as part of judicial reforms to expedite corruption cases in the country, the Federal Government is set to designate some specific courts to the trial of such cases. This, he said is in addition to re-equipping the prosecution teams, in his first address...

IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Granted Bail

5 months ago /

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted bail to the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on health grounds. Justice Nyako however barred the IPOB leader from granting press interview while on bail. The judge also gave a stern warning to the defendant not to participate in any...

FG appeals judgement that cleared Ademola, files fresh corruption charge

5 months ago /

The federal government has filed an appeal against the decision of a federal high court in Abuja that exonerated Adeniyi Ademola, a judge; Olabowale, his wife and John Agi, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Judge Unfreezes Ozekhome's Account

5 months ago /

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had on February 7, 2017 obtained an interim order stopping Ozekhome from dissipating the N75m on the grounds that it formed part of proceeds of alleged criminal activities by Fayose.

Senate Screens, Confirms Justice Walter Onnoghen As CJN

6 months ago /

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. During the screening process, Federal Lawmakers questioned Justice Onnoghen on issues of the independence of judicial reforms and corruption in the Judiciary. Justice Onnoghen had been in acting capacity since November 10, 2016, following the retirement...

Mimiko: No Moral Justification For What INEC Did

11 months ago /

Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko has alerted President Muhammadu Buhari of the potential danger of the declaration of Jimoh Ibrahim as PDP candidate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission had on Thursday removed the name of Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP from the list of the...

Obaseki Leads As INEC Releases Results

12 months ago /

Results released so far: 1. Owan West LGA APC: 12, 862 PDP: 10,132 Registered Voters: 54, 406 Accredited Voters: 24, 487   2.  Egor LGA APC: 26,177 PDP: 19,514 Registered Voters: 184,296 Accredited Voters: 49,802   3.  Esan North East LGA APC: 9,130 PDP: 16,220 Registered Voters: 74,293 Accredited Voters: 27,121   4. Igueben LGA APC: 7,802 PDP: 7,560 Registered Voters: 42,655 Accredited Voters: 16,482   5. Uhunmwonde APC: 10, 911 PDP: 8,667 Registered Voters: Accredited Voters : 21,927   6....

Edo: Police Deploy 25,000, Restrict Movement

12 months ago /

No fewer than 25,000 police officers would be deployed in Edo state and restriction placed on vehicular movement during the governorship election. The restriction on vehicular movement is with effect from midnight of Tuesday to 6pm on Wednesday, except for vehicles on essential duties. According to the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr....

Edo Governorship Election, WASC Exams Clash Again

1 year ago /

The Edo governorship election may suffer another setback as the new date of Wednesday September 28, 2016 clashes with three West African examination council papers for external students. The papers are physics part three, alternative to practical work, food and nutrition and building and construction. Head of public affairs, WAEC office in...

Edo Governorship Election To Hold September 28 - INEC

1 year ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the Edo State governorship elections earlier stated for Saturday, September 10. INEC National Commissioner in charge of Voter Education and Publicity, Solomon Soyebi,  made the disclosure at a press conference at the commission's office in Benin on Thursday. Mr. Soyebi said the election would now hold...

INEC Set To Go Ahead With Edo Governorship Election

1 year ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission has decided to go ahead with governorship election slated for Saturday in Edo State, against the advise of Nigerian security agencies. INEC's Director of Publicity and Voters' Education, Oluwole Ozzi, made this known to reporters on Thursday afternoon. The Nigeria Police and Department of State Services had advised...