News - Judiciary

Jolly Nyame Jailed For Fraud

3 months ago /

Former  governor of taraba state , jolly nyame has been sentenced to 14 years  imprisonment without an option of fine 

Court Nullifies Jibrin's Suspension By House Of Representatives

4 months ago /

The Federal high court in Abuja has set aside the suspension of the former chairman of house of representatives committee on appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin by the house of representatives

Fayose Appeals For The Appointment Of More Judges For Ekiti State

4 months ago /

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has urged the Chief Justice Of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen to appoint more judges for the state, in order to solve the problem of congestion of courts and delayed trial.

Anambra Senatorial Seat: Appeal Court Dismisses Obiora Okonkwo’s Suit

4 months ago /

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has upheld the decision of Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja that Obiora Okonkwo has no legitimate claim to the Anambra Senatorial seat.

Justice Onnoghen Advises Judges On Speedy Justice Delivery

5 months ago /

The Chief Justice Of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen has advised judicial officers in the country to keep abreast with the recent developments in law and judicial precedents of superior courts in the discharge of their duties.

Gov. Obiano Swears-In Two New Judges

5 months ago /

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state, Southeast Nigeria, has sworn-in two new judges and members of three new boards of some state agencies.

NJC Sack Judges

6 months ago /

The National Judicial Council, NJC, has recommended the sack of two judges in the Abia State Judiciary.  

Court Of Appeal Bars CCT Chairman From Trial Of Former Customs Boss

6 months ago /

The court of appeal has barred the chairman of the Code Of Conduct tribunal , Danladi  Umar from participating in the trial of a former comptroller of The Nigerian Customs Service, Rasheed Owolabi who accused him of demanding a 10million Naira bribe to pervert the course of justice.

Legal Practitioners, Judicial Officers Charged On The Rule Of Law

6 months ago /

Legal experts In Nigeria have been advised to shun all forms of unethical practices and adhere strictly to the code of conduct of the legal profession.  

ICPC Arraigns Civil Servant For Presenting Fake Certificate For Upgrade

6 months ago /

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC),  has arraigned a civil servant in the office of the auditor-general of the federation, Lebi Ayodele James, before Justice Yusuf Halliru, of the  Federal Capital Territory High Court,  on a 3-count charge bordering on false statement and forgery

Civil Society Groups Urge Buhari To Sign Amended Electoral Act

7 months ago /

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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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...