According to reports, the National Judicial Council (NJC) has formally barred judges and court staff from soliciting or accepting gifts from other arms of government.
In a statement issued yesterday, in Abuja, the NJC reiterated its independence as an arm of government and has outlawed any form of lobbying of other arms of government by the Judiciary or any of its institutions.
It has also outlined new measures to curb corruption and other unethical conduct among judicial officers and other court staff.
Ten days after operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) stormed his Abuja home in a midnight, sting operation, Justice Francis Ademola of the Federal High Court shrugged off the experience and resumed work, yesterday.
His colleague in Gombe State, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, also presided over a session in court, yesterday. Dimgba was not arrested by the DSS in an operation which saw two Supreme Court Justices also arrested in the wee hours of October 8, 2016.
Justice Ademola reportedly attended […]