Gov Bello Swears in 2 New Sharia Judges

Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello yesterday swore in two new Sharia Court Judges with a call on the judiciary to hasten the dispensation of justice. The two judges were Alhaji Ismaila Musa and Alhaji Yahaya ...

Judiciary has lost public confidence, says Lagos CJ

We have to be truthful to ourselves that we have lost the confidence of the public, fuelled largely by allegations of corruption in the system.” Lagos State Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Opeyemi Oke said this at the ...

Elevation of judges to appeal court not lopsided –NJC

The National Judicial Council said on Tuesday that its recommendation of elevation of 14 judges to the Court of Appeal was not lopsided, as alleged by some media reports. Although the NJC, in a statement by its ...

Hon Justice AC Chioma Is Dead

Abia State Judiciary on Tuesday thrown into mourning as one of their judges Hon Justice AC Chioma of Abia State High Court, Umuahia Judicial Division died. According to the report, Justice Chioma died of heart ...

Elevation of Judges to Appeal Court not Lopsided –NJC

The National Judicial Council said on Tuesday that its recommendation of elevation of 14 judges to the Court of Appeal was not lopsided, as alleged by some media reports. Although the NJC, in a statement by its ...

Corruption Cases Monitoring Panel Receives Updates on 2,306 Suits

Corruption and Financial Crimes Cases Trials Monitoring Committee COTRIMCO inaugurated by the National Judicial Council (NJC) said it has so far received information on 2,306 existing corruption related cases in ...

Repositioning Judiciary for Graft War

TUNDE OYESINA writes that the gathering of the nation’s judges in Abuja for five days may have at the weekend produced among others strategy to not only redeem battered image of the judiciary but also reposition ...

NJC C’ttee to Fast-track Corruption Trials with New Practice Directions

With the National Judicial Council NJC Committee on the Monitoring of Corruption Cases set to commence sitting it has resolved to produce new practice directions that will fast track the trial of cases involving ...

Publish List of High Profile Corruption Cases, Senior Lawyer Tells NJC C’ttee

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN Prof Yemi Akinseye George has called on the Corruption and Financial Crimes Cases Trial Monitoring Committee COTRIMCO to bring to the public domain the list of high profile cases ...

Looters’ Trial: NJC Panel Set To Meet With EFCC, ICPC

The National Judicial Council NJC has evolved a new practice direction that will fast track hearing and determination of all pending high-profile corruption cases. The Council, in a statement on Sunday, said its ...

List Of Recommended Candidates As Justices Of Court Of Appeal

The list which has two lists within known as the priority list and the reserved list is made up of justices who have been declared outstanding in morals and in the business of the bench. Below is the list Priority ...

British Council, Judge, Others Call For Adequate Funding For ACJA Implementation

The British Council and a judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Justice Abubakar Talba, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, among other stakeholders in the justice sector, on Wednesday, ...

No British Judge On Bench Of ICJ For First Time In 71 Years

For the first time in its 71 year history the UK will not have a judge on the bench of the International Court of Justice ICJ. Following a rancorous  competition, the British candidate, Sir Christopher Greenwood ...

Senate Blames Retired State Judges Plight on Non-payment of Benefits

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 ...

Anti-graft War: CJN Tackles Buhari Over FG’s Disobedience To Court Orders

The Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN Justice Walter Onnoghen Monday tackled President Muhammadu Buhari at the opening session of the 2017 All Nigeria Judges’ conference, saying there is need for the executive arm ...

Buhari: Raid of Judges’ Homes Not Meant to Intimidate Judiciary

For the first time since the Department of State Services DSS raided the homes of some judges earlier in the year President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday explained that the raid was not intended to intimidate the ...

High-profile corruption cases’ judges undergo training

No fewer than 35 judges have been nominated to man various courts which the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, directed the heads of various courts to designate in order to enhance speedy ...

Anti-graft war not meant to intimidate judiciary – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured the judicial community that the recent investigations involving some judicial staff were not aimed at intimidating the Judiciary as wrongly portrayed in some sections of ...

Kebbi CJ Accuses Police of Keeping Suspects Too Long in Prisons, Releases 29

The newly appointed Kebbi State Chief Judge Justice Elizabeth Asabe Karatu has expressed worry over keeping of accused persons in prisons so long without trial by the police. Justice Karatu, who stated this at the ...

Encomiums as Late Supreme Court Justice, Nwokedi, is Buried

The Anambra, Enugu and the Ebonyi States judiciary literarily went agog at the weekend as members of the Bar, the Bench, retired Chief Judges, Senior Advocates of Nigeria, associates and friends of a former Justice ...