• Ecobank asks CJ to re-assign Honeywell’s suit to new judge

    Ecobank asks CJ to re-assign Honeywell’s suit to new judge

    Ecobank Nigeria Limited has asked the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, to re-assign a suit filed against it by Honeywell Flour Mills Plc and its sister companies – Anchorage Leisures Limited and Silaom Global Services Limited – to another judge.

    The bank said it no longer had confidence that it would receive a fair justice from Justice Muhammed Idris who is currently handling the case.

    In a letter to the CJ by the bank’s Company Secretary/Chief Legal […]

  • Lawyers walk out on Ondo CJ during court proceedings

    Lawyers walk out on Ondo CJ during court proceedings

    Two lawyers, Mr. Dapo Agbede and Mr. Morakinyo Ogele, have accused the Ondo State Chief Judge, Justice Olasehinde Kumuyi, of bias over a land dispute involving members of one Olokunjuwon family before the court.

    The duo stormed out of the courtroom during the court proceedings on Friday at a High Court in Akure, the Ondo State capital, after Justice Kumuyi, who presided over the case, did not allow Ogele, who is the counsel for the claimant, to have access to the […]

  • Nasarawa CJ pardons 23 inmates

    Nasarawa CJ pardons 23 inmates

    According to reports, the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State, Justice Suleiman Dikko, has granted pardon to 23 awaiting trial inmates in Laifa, Wamba, Keffi and Nasarawa prisons.

    Dikko gave the figure on Friday at the Nasarawa Prisons, Nasarawa Local Government Area, while briefing newsmen at the end of his four-day tour of prison formations across the state.

    Dikko said that out of the 23, nine were from Lafia Prison, two from Wamba Prison, eight from Keffi Prison and four from Nasarawa Prison.

    He […]

  • FCT CJ signs sentencing guidelines into law

    FCT CJ signs sentencing guidelines into law

    Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, has signed into law sentencing guidelines and practice direction for Judges in the FCT.

    While receiving books from the office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) in his office, Bello said the sentencing guidelines will assist judges in handing down sentences to parties before them in criminal matters.

    According to him, with the guidelines, an appeal on a case will no longer act as a […]

  • Adamawa CJ pardons 85, grants bail to 33 inmates

    Adamawa CJ pardons 85, grants bail to 33 inmates

    Adamawa Chief Judge, Justice Ishaya Banu, on Thursday, released 85 awaiting trial inmates in Jimeta Prison in Yola.

    Banu, who released the suspects during a jail delivery at the prison, also granted conditional bail to 33 others.

    The chief judge said that the measure was part of efforts to decongest prisons across the state, adding that the open sitting would continue in Jada and Numan prisons on Saturday, Oct. 15.

    He lauded the Jimeta prison authorities for the support and cooperation and tasked […]

  • Justice Abang returns El-Zakzaky’s case file to CJ

    Justice Abang returns El-Zakzaky’s case file to CJ

    The Federal High Court, Abuja, has returned the case file of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, to the Chief Judge for reassignment.

    The judge, Justice Okon Abang, returned the case file in Abuja on Monday for reassignment to another judge when the court resumes from vacation.

    Abang said the vacation court would not be able to commence and determine the case before the ending of the vacation on September 9.

    Abang at the last hearing declined El-Zakzaky’s […]