• Justice Ikponwen confirmed as Edo Chief Justice

    Justice Ikponwen confirmed as Edo Chief Justice

    Justice Esohe Ikponwen has been confirmed as the new Chief Justice of the state by the Edo State House of Assembly

    The confirmation on Monday was sequel to the consideration of the House Committee on Judiciary at the committee of the whole.

    Considering the report, the chairman of the committee, Mr Patrick Iloube (PDP-Esan North East 1) said the nominee had an LL. B and a BL in Law in 1978 and 1979, respectively.

    Iluobe said the nominee was currently a judge at the State […]

  • President Buhari appoints Walter Onnoghen as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria

    President Buhari appoints Walter Onnoghen as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria

    The uncertainty surrounding succession to the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) has persisted even as the Presidency said Wednesday that an acting CJN would be sworn in today by President Muhammadu Buhari.

    The president’s failure to appoint a replacement for Justice Mahmud Mohammed, whose tenure lapsed 12 midnight Wednesday, had threatened to create a leadership vacuum in the judiciary.

    But the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Shehu Garba, said Wednesday that there was […]

  • Why we suspended judges accused of corruption – Chief Justice of Nigeria explains

    Why we suspended judges accused of corruption – Chief Justice of Nigeria explains

    Justice Mahmud Mohammed, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on Monday said the judiciary remained resolute and committed to upholding its independence.

    He said all courts in the country were empowered to adjudicate with utmost fairness and justice as prescribed in the Constitution and the law.

    He said the decision of the National Judicial Council, last week, to suspend seven judges accused of corruption, showed the desire of the judiciary to preserve its independence.

    Mr. Mohammed said this on Monday during the swearing-in of […]