• How we resisted attempts to scuttle 2015 elections – Ex-CJN explains

    How we resisted attempts to scuttle 2015 elections – Ex-CJN explains

    Justice Mahmud Mohammed, who retired as the Chief Justice of Nigeria on Thursday, said the Supreme Court under his watch refused to be influenced or intimidated by any candidate or political party in delivering its decisions.

    He also explained how the judiciary frustrated attempts by politicians to scuttle the 2015 elections.

    The jurist, who attained the mandatory retirement age of 70 on Thursday, spoke at the valedictory court session held in his honour at the Supreme Court in Abuja.

    The ex-CJN said he […]

  • No apologies for refusing to do politicians’ bidding – Ex-CJN Mohammed

    No apologies for refusing to do politicians’ bidding – Ex-CJN Mohammed

    According to reports, the immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, on Thursday said he had no apologies for refusing to do the bidding of politicians who wanted to intimidate the judiciary.

    He spoke in Abuja at a valedictory court session held for him by the Supreme Court to mark his exit from the bench‎.

    He said the nation owed the judiciary a debt of gratitude for standing firm in the face of contrary winds that threatened to blow the […]

  • Ex-CJN urges constitutional amendment to narrow appeals to Supreme Court

    Ex-CJN urges constitutional amendment to narrow appeals to Supreme Court

    According to reports, the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Mahmud Mohammed, on Thursday called for a constitutional amendment to reduce appeals to the Supreme Court.

    The immediate past CJN made the call in his speech during a valedictory session organised for his exit from the bench.

    Mr. Mohammed said the volume of appeals filed in the apex court was overwhelming.

    “Permit me to re-iterate my comments made during the opening of the 2016-2017 Legal Year when I opined that our Supreme Court […]