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

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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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

1 month 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

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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

1 month 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,...

Judge Loses Bid To Stop Sack the president from enforcing her sack

1 month ago /

Justice Gladys Olotu of the federal high court who was indicted for dereliction of duty has lost her legal battle to stop the president from enforcing her sack. In the suit filed by Justice Olotu against the president, national judicial council (NJC), attorney general of the federation, chief justice of Nigeria...

Dasuki Seeks Indefinite Adjournment Of His Trial For Arms Possession

1 month ago /

Former National Security Adviser (NSA) col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) has pleaded with the federal high court in Abuja to adjourn indefinitely his trial in the charges of unlawful possession of firearms and money laundering brought against him since 2015 by the federal government  Dasuki in an application filed by his Counsel...

Effective Justice Delivery: Cross River Judiciary Going Digital, Says Chief Judge ‬

1 month ago /

The Cross River state judiciary will soon go fully digital to guarantee quick and effective delivery of justice online, real-time through radical reforms, says the new chief judge of the state, justice Michael Edem. Justice Edem stated this in Calabar shortly after his confirmation as the substantive chief judge of Cross...

Senior Advocates Want Better Funding For The Judiciary

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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 months 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

7 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...


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