• EFCC: Chief Judge of Nigeria’s Federal High Court in bribery scandal

    EFCC: Chief Judge of Nigeria’s Federal High Court in bribery scandal

    Following efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to get rid of bad eggs and sanitize the judiciary, more heads are to roll for offences bordering on bribery and other unethical practices in the nation’s judicial system.

    Justice Ibrahim Auta, the Chief Justice of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, has been fingered in another bribery scam in connection with the case between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and a former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, before Justice […]

  • Alleged N350m graft: Ademola clears Chief Judge, Auta

    Alleged N350m graft: Ademola clears Chief Judge, Auta

    A fresh twist has emerged in the N350 bribery allegation levelled against Justice Ademola Adeniyi by the Department of State Security (DSS).

    Justice Ademola, of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has formally petitioned the Chief Justice of Nigeria  (CJN), Mahmud Mohammed, on the matter. He flatly denied the bribery ever happened.

    In an October 11 letter to the CJN, through the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, titled: Report on the unlawful invasion of my residence and abduction […]

  • Rivers chief judge orders arrest of prisons comptroller

    Rivers chief judge orders arrest of prisons comptroller

    According to repord, the Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice Laminkara Iyayi, has ordered the arrest of the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Ahmed Ja’afaru.

    Ja’afaru and the Deputy Comptroller of Prisons in Rivers State, Michael Okorie, were accused of failing to produce a former chairman of Asari Toru local council, Ojukaye Flag Amachree in court to face trial for fresh murder charges.

    The judge’s order followed an application brought by the counsel to the Attorney General of Rivers State, […]

  • Former Delta Chief Judge, Justice James Omo-Agege dies at 83

    Former Delta Chief Judge, Justice James Omo-Agege dies at 83

    Ex-Delta State Chief Judge and father to Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central at the National Assembly, Hon. Justice James Omo-Agege is dead, aged 83.

    Justice Omo-Agege, who was the Delta state Chief Judge between October 3, 1993 and November 4, 1998 died late Thursday evening after a brief

  • Aero Contractors petitions Chief Judge over bias allegation

    Aero Contractors petitions Chief Judge over bias allegation

    Aero Contractors of Nigeria Limited has petitioned the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, over allegation of granting an order of interim injunction by a justice of the Court, without consideration to a pending judgment in the same suit before his court.

    The firm is asking the Chief Judge to immediately transfer the case file from the court to any other judge who will adjudicate on the matter without any form of bias.

    The petition, dated May 4, […]

  • 20 year old son of Enugu State Chief Judge graduates with a First Class

    20 year old son of Enugu State Chief Judge graduates with a First Class

    Precious Azubike, 20 years old son of Enugu State Chief Judge, Justice I.A Umezulike graduated yesterday with First Class Honours in Accounting and Finance from Nottingham Trent University. Pictured with his sister and brother.

    Precious Azubike, 20 years old son of Enugu State Chief Judge, Justice I.A Umezulike graduated yesterday with First Class Honours in Accounting and Finance from Nottingham Trent University. Pictured with his sister and

  • Ikpeazu vs Ogah: I am not hiding – Abia Chief Judge finally opens up

    Ikpeazu vs Ogah: I am not hiding – Abia Chief Judge finally opens up

    Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, has refuted allegations that she has been away from her duty post.

    She also denied deliberately refusing to swear-in Dr. Uche Ogah as Governor of the state as ordered by a court.

    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has issued Ogah his Certificate of Return after Governor Okezie Ikpeazu was sacked by a Federal High Court last week.

    A statement by the Acting Chief Registrar, Abia State Judiciary, Mrs. Vicky Analaba, explained that contrary to […]

  • Abia Court stops Chief Judge, others from swearing in Ogah as governor

    Abia Court stops Chief Judge, others from swearing in Ogah as governor

    A High Court of Abia State has stopped the Chief Judge of Abia State, the President of the Customary Court of Appeal in the state and any other judiciary officers in the state from swearing in Uche Oga as governor.

    The order, given by Justice Chibuzo Ahuchaogu Thursday, reads: “Upon this motion ex-parte pursuant to section 143 (1) & (2) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and pending the determination of the motion on notice, after hearing O.O Nkume, counsel […]

  • Bauchi gets first female Chief Judge

    Bauchi gets first female Chief Judge

    Governor Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi State has sworn in the state’s first female chief judge.

    Justice Rabi Talatu Umar took over an office that had been vacant since 2014 after the retirement of Justice Ibrahim Zango.

    At a brief ceremony at the Government House Bauchi, the governor described the judge as a woman of “long records of uprightness, impartiality and incorruptible adjudication who has distinguished herself as a seasoned legal officer by the way she had been handling her official assignments”.

    Governor Abubakar, […]