News - Judiciary

Lawyers Set Agenda For Administration Of Justice

3 months ago /

As Nigerians wait for the president to appoint his ministers, legal practitioners are already setting agenda for the new government.

Former Chief Judge Of Kaduna, Chigbue Dies

3 months ago /

Former Acting Chief Justice of Kaduna state, chairman of the special military tribunal on the recovery of public properties, Justice Victor Chigbue is dead.

Supreme Court Declares PDP Candidates Winners Of All Zamfara State 2019 Elections

3 months ago /

The Supreme Court has declared all Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP),  candidates winners of the governorship, National Assembly, and State House Of Assembly of the Zamfara State general elections.

Marafa Hails Supreme Court Judgement On Zamafara APC

3 months ago /

Serving Senator on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kabir Marafa has described Friday's verdict of the Supreme Court which nullified the victory of his party in the last Governorship and parliamentary elections as a bitter-sweet victory for democracy in Zamfara State and the country as a whole.

Court Fixes May 31 For Judgement In Case Against Acting CJN

3 months ago /

An Abuja High Court has fixed May 31, 2019, for judgement in a suit filed by Tochi Michael accusing the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed, of age falsification.

Tribunal Dismisses Suit Seeking To Stop Buhari’s Inauguration

3 months ago /

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has dismissed the suit filed by the Hope Democratic Party, HDP and its Presidential Candidate, Ambrose Uwuru, seeking to stop President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration.

The Media Challenged On Its Constitutional Responsibilities

3 months ago /

Nigerian journalists have been challenged to be more critical of the government in their reportage and continue to hold public officials accountable in order to sustain the present democracy.

Buhari To Judiciary: I’ll Abide By Your Decisions At All Times

3 months ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has emphasized that he respects the country's judiciary and is willing to abide by their decisions at all times.

Bulkachuwa Steps Aside

3 months ago /

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the motion on notice filed by the PDP and its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, demanding the President of the Court Of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa to disqualify herself from the Presidential tribunal.

Governor Akeredolu Swears-in 4 High Court Judges

4 months ago /

Ondo State now has four new state high court judges. They are Gilbert Olupitan, John Olajide, Ademola Enikuomehin and Temitope Adedipe. While swearing in the new judges in Akure on Monday, the State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu charged them to uphold the tenets of transparency in the judiciary.

Supreme Court Fixes May 24 For Judgement In Zamfara, Ekiti Appeals

4 months ago /

The Supreme Court has fixed May 24, to deliver judgement in a pre-election case on Zamfara and the governorship election in Ekiti State.

Gombe Court Convicts Former Internal Revenue Board Chairman

4 months ago /

The Gombe State High Court has convicted the former chairman of Gombe state board of internal revenue, Mr. Atiku Mu’azu Bayum and the trio of Mohammed Adi, Ibrahim Abubakar and Abubakar Usman on a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft.

Imo Assembly Serves Impeachment Notice On Speaker

4 months ago /

The Imo state house of assembly has served impeachment notice on the speaker of the house Iheanacho Ihim over alleged ten count charge of gross misconduct.

NHRC Collaborates With U.S. To Reduce Rising Cases Of Pre-Trial Detentions

4 months ago /

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, says it is collaborating with the United States of America to reduce the rising cases of pre-trial detentions in Nigeria, in order to improve the criminal justice system in the country.

Suspended Imo LG Chairmen Fight Back, Describe State Legislature’s Action As Futile

4 months ago /

The 27 local government chairmen in Imo State who were suspended by the state house of assembly last Thursday over failure to appear before the lawmakers to answer to allegations of gross misconduct and misappropriation of funds have described the action of the lawmakers as an effort in futility.

Court Grants Akpabio Leave To File Separate Defence In Defection Suit

4 months ago /

The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted Senator Godswill Akpabio leave to file a separate defence in the suit instituted against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker House Of Reps, Yakubu Dogara and 51 others over their defection from their various political parties in 2018 to other parties.

Court Fixes June 3 For Hearing Of Suit Challenging Appointment Of Tanko As CJN

4 months ago /

The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed June 3, 2019, to commence hearing of the suit challenging the appointment of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN.

Ortom Challenges 9th National Assembly On Legislation On Ranching

4 months ago /

The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has challenged the ninth National Assembly to pass national legislation on open grazing prohibition and ranches establishment noting that any recommendation in support of open cattle routes is certainly not in the interest of the country.

Ortom Canvasses Better Welfare For Judges

4 months ago /

The National Judicial Commission has been advised to review the salaries of judges that have been stagnated for over a decade.

Dokpesi Testifies In His Libel Suit

4 months ago /

Media magnate and chairman emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, on Wednesday, testified for himself in respect of the libel suit he instituted against the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, over his classification as a treasury looter.