Category Archives: Judiciary

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

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court resumes sitting

The NJC in a statement on Saturday June 3, had stated that Justice Ademola could resume his judicial duties on the basis that the court had exonerated him of the charges preferred against him by the federal government. Full story

Source: www.naij.com

Posted by Amaka, 7 June 2017

Submit petitions against corrupt judges to NJC, CJN tells Nigerians

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has asked Nigerians to petition any judicial officer involved in corruption or any form of unprofessional conduct in any part of the country to the National Judicial Council, NJC. Full story

Source: www.vanguardng.com

Posted by Amaka, 22 May 2017

Judiciary under threat, says Justice Onnoghen

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, yesterday declared that the nation’s judiciary is under threat. Full story

Source: http://guardian.ng/news/judiciary-under-threat-says-justice-onnoghen/?utm_source=Guardian+Newsletter&utm_campaign=970c18533c-Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b799d7d8ad-970c18533c-99238021

Posted by Hussaini Ali May 22, 2017

‘Fast-track procedure should be extended to matters commenced by Originating Summons’

The Judiciary is a very important arm of government. This is as a result of the indispensable role it plays in maintaining peace, orderliness and progress in a society. Full story

Source: http://guardian.ng/features/law/fast-track-procedure-should-be-extended-to-matters-commenced-by-originating-summons/

Posted by Hussaini Ali May 9, 2017

Revisiting judiciary’s role in war against corruption in Nigeria

Every Nigerian, irrespective of tribe or creed, who has the love of this country at heart, must be worried by the spate of losses the executive has recorded in the law courts regarding the ongoing war against corruption. The judicial scorecard is as disturbing as it is ominous. Disturbing because the losses occurred in quick succession (all within five days) and ominous because they foreshadow what many fear to be an imminent failure of the much cherished anti graft crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari. When we factor in the fact that the majority of Nigerian electorate voted for President Buhari and his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), because they believed that he was the best and most suitable man to confront the hydra-headed malfeasance called corruption, the basis of this trepidation is well understood. Full story

Source: http://tribuneonlineng.com/revisiting-judiciarys-role-war-corruption-nigeria/

Posted by Hussaini Ali April 20, 2017

‘Senate’s refusal to confirm Magu as EFCC chairman smacks of vendetta’

The recent indictment of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, by the Department of Security Service (DSS) and the subsequent refusal by the Senate toconfirm him as the substantive head of the anti-graft agency have continued to raise controversy over the real motive behind the action of the parliament. Full story

Source: https://guardian.ng/features/senates-refusal-to-confirm-magu-as-efcc-chairman-smacks-of-vendetta/

Posted by Hussaini Ali April 11, 2017