Category Archives: Judiciary

Adherence to rule of law is key for democracy survival, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that strict adherence to the rule of law was crucial to the survival of democracy. Full story

Source: http://guardian.ng/news/adherence-to-rule-of-law-is-key-for-democracy-survival-says-buhari/?utm_source=Guardian+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b100ff1729-Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b799d7d8ad-b100ff1729-99238021

Posted by Hussaini Ali November 21, 2017

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Nigerian judiciary should be lauded for its self-regulatory capacity

The Nigerian judiciary has faced serious criticisms in the recent past owing to serious allegations of corruption. The alleged rot in the sector, which is considered as the last hope of the people reached a crescendo in October 2016, when security agencies invaded the residences of judicial officers in search of evidence to nail them. Chief Bolaji Ayorinde, SAN in this interview with SAM OLUWALANA, said the judiciary should rather be commended for its self-cleansing capacity, in the face of its numerous challenges. He also spoke about other issues as they affect the legal and political developments in the country. Full story

Source: https://guardian.ng/features/law/nigerian-judiciary-should-be-lauded-for-its-self-regulatory-capacity/

Posted by Hussaini Ali November 7, 2017

CJN Moves Against Nepotism, Tribalism In Judiciary

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has warned that the judiciary would not tolerate any act of nepotism, tribalism, and favouritism from court administrators across the country. Full story

Source: http://www.leadership.ng

Posted by Amaka, 26 September 2017

‘AGF, EFCC face-off politically motivated’

With Wednesday’s allegation by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), that the “ignoble role” of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, led to the country’s suspension from the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, there appears no end in sight to the fight between the two officers. Full story

Source: https://guardian.ng/news/agf-efcc-face-off-politically-motivated/

Posted by Hussaini Ali August 28, 2017

Nigerian judiciary not as corrupt as NBS report shows – NJC

Like the police, the National Judicial Council, NJC has refused to accept the result of a survey that shows that the judiciary is the second most corrupt institution in Nigeria. Full story

Source: www.premiumtimesng.com

Posted by Amaka, 22 August 2017

Body of Benches admits 1,468 lawyers to Nigerian Bar

The Body of Benchers on Thursday in Abuja, admitted 1,468 candidates to the Nigerian Bar as barristers and solicitors, with a charge to exhibit the highest level of professional ethics. Full story
Source: https://theeagleonline.com.ng/body-of-benches-admits-1468-lawyers-to-nigerian-bar/
Posted by Hussaini Ali, July 15, 2017

Nigeria Supreme Court gets new Chief Registrar

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has approved the appointment of a new Chief Registrar for the Supreme Court. The newly appointed registrar, Hadizatu Mustapha, will assume office on July 1. She is to replace the current Chief Registrar, Ahmad Saleh, who has been appointed the new Secretary of the National Judicial Council, NJC Full story

Source: www.premiumtimesng.com

Posted by Amaka, 7 June 2017