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Civil Society Groups Urge Buhari To Sign Amended Electoral Act

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Some civil society croups have appealed to president muhammadu buhari to assent to the electoral act as amended by the national assembly


Buhari Retires Justice Ademola, Dismisses Justice Tokode

1 week ago /

Following recommendations from the national judicial council (NJC), President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the compulsory retirement of honourable justice a. F. A Ademola of the Abuja division of the federal high court and the dismissal from office of honourable Justice O.O Tokode of the Benin division of the federal high court.

House Of Representatives Expresses Worry Over Interference In Judiciary

2 weeks ago /

Nigeria's house of representatives has asked its committee on judiciary to interact with the Attorney General of the federation to ensure sanity in the administration of criminal justice system and the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

Acting Chief Judge Of Abia State Sworn In

2 weeks ago /

The government of Abia state has obeyed the directive of the national judicial council (NJC) to swear in the most senior judge in the state by swearing in Justice Onuoha Arisakalu Ogwe as the state acting chief judge to replace the suspended chief judge, Theresa Uzokwe.

CJN Onnoghen Launches Legal Email Project/Retrofitted Court

2 weeks ago /

The Nigerian Judicial system set to open a new page in ensuring qualitative and speedy dispensation of justice through the use of information technology.

NJC Nullifies Suspension Of Abia Chief Judge

3 weeks ago /

The National Judicial Council has declared as unconstitutional the suspension of the Abia State Chief Judge, Justice Theresa Uzokwe.

NJC Declares Suspension Of Abia Chief Judge Unconstitutional

3 weeks ago /

The National Judicial Council on Wednesday declared the suspension of the Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, as unconstitutional. This was part of the resolutions arrived at an emergency meeting of the Council headed by its Chairman and Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Justice Uzokwe was suspended on...

CJN Seeks Ways To Expedite Corruption Cases

1 month ago /

The problem of delay in the trial of high profile cases has remained a cause for concern for the judiciary. To this end, the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Ishaq Bello, has convened a meeting with lawyers involved in high profile corruption cases to find a way forward. He says...

Nigeria’s Attorney General Urged To Enforce Rule Of Law

1 month ago /

The Attorney General of the federation (AGF) and Minister of justice Malam Abubakar Malami has been urged to compel the authorities of the Nigeria Police Force to obey lawful court orders directing police to unseal the corporate head office of the peace corps of Nigeria. Malami, was urged to use his...

FCT Judiciary Honours Retiring Justice Bello

1 month ago /

The chief justice of the FCT, Justice Ishaq Bello has urged the outgoing president of the customary court of appeal, justice Moses Bello to use his alternative dispute resolution skills acquired from the bench to better the lives of the people. The call was made during a valedictory service in honour of...

CJN Onnoghen Charges Legal Practitioners On Justice

2 months ago /

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen on Tuesday charged legal practitioners in the country to ensure they promote the course of justice and the rule of law in the course of practice. Onnoghen, who was speaking in Abuja at the call to bar ceremony of the 4, 294...

NJC Answers Justice Ademola

2 months ago /

The National Judicial Council, NJC said it recommended the compulsory retirement of two Federal High Court Judges, Justice Adeniyi Ademola and justice Tokode, both of the federal high court. And gave serious warning to four other judges.

NJC Recommends Justices For The Court Of Appeal

2 months ago /

The National Judicial Council has released a list of prospective justices of the court of appeal. The list is in two categories of priority and reserved judges who have performed well morally in the discharge of their duties. There are thirteen judges on the priority list. They are Justice P.  Mahmoud ,  Justice F. Ojo,   Justice I....

Senate Blames Retired State Judges Plight On Non-payment Of Benefits

3 months ago /

The Senate yesterday said most retired state judicial officers in the country wallow in poverty and have been eating crumbs due to non-payment of their retirement benefits by state governments. It was gathered that most of them are dying of misery and hopelessness, having retired from active service.The upper chamber, therefore,...

NJC Appoints New Chairman For Corruption And Financial Cases Trial Monitoring Committee

3 months ago /

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has appointed a retired justice of the supreme court,  justice  Suleiman Galadima, as the new chairman of the corruption and financial crime cases trial monitoring committee (COTRIMCO). Justice Galadima is to replace Justice Ayo Salami (retired) who excused himself from the committee as the chairman, after initially...

Justice Ngwuta’s Fraud Trial Stalled Again

3 months ago /

The trial of suspended Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta, by the federal high court, Abuja failed to hold because of the absence of prosecution witness. Ngwuta is facing a 12-count charge for alleged fraud and abuse of office, brought against him by the federal government. When the matter came up on Thursday...

Federal High Court Abuja Insists On Ex-President Jonathan, Former N.S.A Dasuki’s Appearance Over Olisa Metuh’s Trial

4 months ago /

An Abuja Federal High Court has reaffirmed that Former President Goodluck Jonathan and former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki must appear before it on Wednesday to testify for the former national publicity secretary of the peoples democratic party Olisa Metuh in the n400m corruption charges brought against him by the...

Justice Ngwuta Trial Stalled

4 months ago /

The trial of Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta has been stalled due to the inability of the federal government to produce it's fourth witness in court. At the resumed trial on Friday, after all counsel in the suit announced their appearances, counsel for the prosecution , Olufemi Fatunde  was unable...

Nigeria Moves To Improve Access To Justice

4 months ago /

Nigeria is taking steps to achieve goal sixteen of the sustainable development goals, SDGs, which seeks to provide justice for indigents and vulnerable groups in the society. To this end, the sustainable development goals office in Nigeria and the Nigerian bar association have gone into a strategic partnership that will see...

FG Arraigns Misau

4 months ago /

The Federal Government on Thursday arraigned Senator Isah Misau, representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, for allegedly making injurious falsehood against the Nigeria Police Force and the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris. The senator, who attended court from home,...

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