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CJN Seeks Ways To Expedite Corruption Cases

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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

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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

2 weeks 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

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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

1 month 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

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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

2 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

2 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

2 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

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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

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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

3 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

3 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,...

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

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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

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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 ‬

3 months 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

4 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

4 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

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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

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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...


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