News - Judiciary

Supreme Court Frees Saraki

2 months ago /

The Supreme court says senate president, Bukola Saraki has no question to answer on the false assets declaration charges against him at the code of conduct tribunal.

INEC Chairman Yakubu Risks Jail Over Contempt

2 months ago /

The Federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission and its chairman Yakubu Mahmud to appear before it at the next adjourned date, to show a cause why they should not be committed to prison for contempt. 

245 Sacked NITDA Staff Lose Case At Industrial Court

2 months ago /

The National Industrial court in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by two hundred and forty-five disengaged staff of the national information technology development agency, NITDA for lack of merit.

Disobedience of Court Orders: Senior Advocates Blames the Constitution

2 months ago /

The enormous power that the constitution gives to the executive arm of government is responsible for why it cannot be charged for contempt of court.

Court Summons Daily Times Publisher

2 months ago /

Justice Peter Affen of the high court of the Federal Capital Territory has ordered the publisher of Daily Times of Nigeria Fidelis Anosike and the managing director Noel Anosike to appear before his court on Friday.

Lawyers Threaten Boycott of Courts over Selective Obedience of Court Orders

2 months ago /

Some lawyers and rights activists are raising concerns over what they describe as the selective obedience to court orders by the presidency.

Court Adjourns Dokpesi's “Looters List” Suit Indefinitely

2 months ago /

An Abuja high court has adjourned its decision sine die, in the suit filed by Media Magnate, Raymond Dokpesi against the minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and the attorney general of the Federation Abubakar Malami over  the inclusion of his name in the list of looters released in April 2018 by the federal government.

Special Anti-Corruption Courts Deliver Judgement in 324 Cases in 6 Months

2 months ago /

The special anti-corruption courts designated to try corruption cases in the country have delivered 324 judgements, struck out 12 cases and reserved 62 cases for judgement in the last six months.

CJN Orders Chief Magistrates To Inspect Detention Centres

2 months ago /

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen has directed Chief Judges of the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT to order Chief Magistrates in their various states to conduct inspection of Police Stations and other detention centres within their territorial jurisdiction.

Court Rejects Nyame’s Post-Conviction Bail

2 months ago /

An FCT High Court in Gudu district has rejected an application for bail made by convicted former governor of Taraba State, Reverend Jolly Nyame.  

LPPC Suspends Nwobike, SAN

3 months ago /

The legal practitioners' privileges committee, has suspended a senior advocate of Nigeria, Joseph Nwobike from using the rank of senior advocate of Nigeria and enjoying privileges attached to the rank.

12 New Court Of Appeal Judges Sworn In

3 months ago /

The chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), justice Walter Onnoghen has warned Judges in the country against turning themselves into political tools as the country gradually approaches the 2019 general elections. 

Dino Melaye, Others Appear In Lokoja Court, Deny Charges Of Arms Possession

3 months ago /

The two prime suspects Kabiru Seidu, 31, aka "Osama" and Nuhu Salihu, 25, aka "Small" who allegedly  implicated senator Dino Melaye in the alleged offences of criminal conspiracy, illegal possession of firearms and illegal arms dealing has declared that the allegations are false. 

Buhari Mourns Justice Akanbi

3 months ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has commisserated with the Kwara State Government over the demise of the pioneer Chairman Of The Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission, Justice Mustapha Akanbi ICPC, who died recently at the age of eighty five.

Anti-Corruption: EFCC Operative Accused Of Extorsion, Abuse Of Office

3 months ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister Of Justice Abubakar Malami have been urged to compel the investigation of one Abubakar Madaki, a Personal Assistant to the Acting Chairman of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu over alleged acts of extortion and abuse of office.

Court Of Appeal Insists On Due Process On Fraud Litigation

3 months ago /

The court of appeal in Abuja on Tuesday ruled that federal agencies should exercise restraint in filing charges against the economic and financial crimes commission EFCC for conducting its rightful duty of investigating and prosecuting corruption related cases.

Justice Mustapha Akambi Buried In Ilorin

3 months ago /

Members of the bar and bench have been advised to shun corrupt tendecies and support the present administration in its fight to reduce corruption to its barest minimum.

Court Adjourns Hearing Of Media Magnate, Raymond Dokpesi

3 months ago /

The Federal High Court has adjourned hearing in the suit filed by media magnate, Raymond Dokpesi against the federal government  over the recent inclusion of his name in the alleged looters list to June 6, 2018. 

CJN Onnoghen Says Adherence To Rule Of Law Key To Development

3 months ago /

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen says without  strict adherence to the rule of law and respect for human rights, attaining peace, security and good governance in Nigeria remains herculean task. 

Former Governor Yero Remanded In Prison Custody

3 months ago /

Former governor of Kaduna state, Ramalan Yero has been remanded in prison custody by the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna pending the hearing of his bail application.