2018: Issues for Judicial Determination

Should a law school graduate who has fulfilled all the requirements necessary to becoming a lawyer be prevented from participating in the call to bar ceremony merely because she refused to contravene her faith by ...

Industrial Court Has One Territorial Jurisdiction, Judge Rules

Justice Nelson Ogbuanya of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria NICN Yola Division has held that the court has one jurisdiction throughout the country. He ruled that it is not necessary for a claimant to obtain ...

FCT Customary Court of Appeal Introduces Law Report

The Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory FCT has inaugurated its maiden law report containing its decisions on customary disputes through the interpretation of customary laws applicable in the ...

We must avert collapse of public confidence in judicial system – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), to work with the government to avert the collapse of public confidence in the justice system of the country. Speaking while receiving the ...

Lagos State Judiciary Releases 2018 Posting For Judges

The Lagos State Judiciary has released the 2018 posting for judges. The list and circular which was signed by the Lagos State Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Opeyemi O. Oke contains the present postings of the judges ...

NGO Seeks Kafarati’s Confirmation as CJ

The Chief Justice of Nigeria NJC Justice Walter Onnoghen has been urged to liaise with the National Judicial Council NJC to  confirm Justice Adamu Kafarati as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal High ...

Ortom Makes Case for Judicial Autonomy

It is wrong for the judiciary to depend on the executive for funding, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has said. To him, full autonomy would make judiciary truly independent. He spoke at a valedictory court session ...

Benue Assembly Confirms New Chief Judge

Benue State House of Assembly yesterday confirmed the nomination of Justice Adam Onum as the new Chief Judge of Benue State. The confirmation followed a letter of nomination addressed to the Speaker and read on the ...

Onnoghen: Politics of Judicial Reform

The Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen took over the leadership of the judiciary at a time many Nigerians consider was trying for the institution. He was first appointed in an acting capacity and ...

2019 polls: Avoid politicians, CJN tells judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Thursday admonished judges to be wary of the antics of politicians as Nigeria prepares for the 2019 general elections. Speaking in Abuja while declaring open ...

Judges Can Collect Personal Gifts, SAN Tells EFCC

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria Mr Paul Usoro says there is nothing wrong in the acceptance of personal gifts by a judge. According to him, Rule 3 of the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers in its Paragraph F ...

Justice Yunusa’s Arraignment for Alleged Corruption, Others Stalled

The arraignment of a judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Mohammed Yunusa before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for alleged charges of perversion of the course of justice and corruption was stalled ...

Judiciary is victim of corruption, says former Chief Judge

Justice Ibrahim Auta, a former Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, says the judiciary, especially the judges have become victims of corruption allegation in the country. Auta made the assertion during the ...

Court Dismisses N81.7m Corruption Case Against Judge

The Court of Appeal Lagos Division yesterday struck out criminal charges filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against  a serving judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Hyeladzira ...

A’court quashes corruption charges against Justice Nganjiwa

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has struck out the corruption charges filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against a serving judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa. The ...

Embattled Former Enugu Chief Justice Forfeits N50m To FG

The Court of Appeal Enugu Division has ordered that the former Chief Justice of Enugu State Justice Innocent Umezulike forfeits the sum of N50 Million to the federal government. In the judgement delivered on ...

The Truth Behind Justice Ademola Sudden Resignation

Fresh facts have emerged last night about how Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja suddenly tendered his letter of resignation from the Bench in order to avert certain action from the National ...

We recommended Justice Ademola’s sacking to Buhari – NJC …says judge’s resignation, an afterthought

The National Judicial Council said on Thursday that it had recommended Justices Adeniyi Ademola and Segun Tokode, both of the Federal High Court for compulsory retirement over acts of misconduct. This was despite ...

N10m Fraud: How Ex-Enugu Chief Judge Umezulike Misled NJC -Witness

A prosecution witness Adoke Usman on November 30  2017 gave a blow-by-blow insight as to how a former Chief Judge of Enugu State Innocent Azubuike Umezulike misled the National Judicial Council, NJC, into ...

Two Lagos Judicial Officers NYSC Member Nabbed For Corruption

The Lagos State Judiciary says it has handed two of its officials over to the police for alleged corruption. The Head of Chambers, Lagos State Judiciary, Mrs. Judith Momodu, said, in a statement on Wednesday, that ...