• Judges’ Arrest: Rev. Fr. Mbaka Commends Buhari Anti-Corruption

    Judges’ Arrest: Rev. Fr. Mbaka Commends Buhari Anti-Corruption

    Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka has hailed the arrest of some Judges in the country as a welcome development.

    The Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Emene, Enugu, stated this at the Thanksgiving Mass to mark the Enugu State Judiciary 2016/2017 legal year at the Adoration Ground.

    Mbaka described the Judges’ arrest as a supernatural revolution, but insisted that not all Judges were corrupt.

    “The arrest of the judges is a supernatural brand new revolution that is going on in all dimensions, in all […]

  • Judge’s arrest: You’re dramatizing fiction – Umana tells Justice Okoro

    Judge’s arrest: You’re dramatizing fiction – Umana tells Justice Okoro

    The 2015 Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Umana Okon Umana, has blasted Supreme Court Justice, John Inyang Okoro, for lying against him following his arrest and detention by security agents for alleged corruption.

    Umana, who is now the Managing Director of Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority, was reacting to widely circulated claims by Justice Okoro that he tried to bribe him to influence the Supreme Court to deliver judgment in the AKWA […]

  • Why I prevented judge’s arrest – Wike shares reaons

    Why I prevented judge’s arrest – Wike shares reaons

    Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike said he stopped the arrest of Justice Abdullahi Liman of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, by the Department of State Services (DSS) to ensue the rule of law.

    He stated this when a group, Non-Indigenes Without Borders led by Mr. Emeka Onowu, visited him at the Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday.

    Wike, on October 8 prevented attempts by the DSS and the police to arrest Justice Liman for alleged corrupt practices. He said his action was […]

  • Judges’ arrest: Lagos lawyer sues Buhari, AGF, DSS others for N50bn

    Judges’ arrest: Lagos lawyer sues Buhari, AGF, DSS others for N50bn

    A Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, has filed a N50bn suit against President Muhammadu Buhari, the Department of State Services and its Director-General, Lawal Daura, along with others for allegedly violating the rights of judges whose houses were raided by DSS operatives between October 8 and 9.

    Others joined as defendants in the suit with number, FHC/ABJ/CS/809/16, are the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the National Judicial Council.

    Ogungbeje filed […]

  • Governor Wike under fire for allegedly obstructing judge’s arrest

    Governor Wike under fire for allegedly obstructing judge’s arrest

    Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has come under attack as a coalition of civil society organisations in the state, yesterday, condemned his alleged interference in the arrest of the undisclosed judge of a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt.

    The groups, Alliance for Transparency and Good Governance, ATGG, Vanguard for Justice, Equity and Strategy, VJES, and Rivers Pathfinders, said the show of strength culminating in the attack of Department of State Services, DSS, operatives by Governor Wike was an act […]

  • Judges’ Arrest: Fayose, Babalola Condemn DSS’ Action

    Judges’ Arrest: Fayose, Babalola Condemn DSS’ Action

    Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose and a legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), have accused men of  Department of State Security Services (DSS) who invaded some judges’ residences at night last Friday of over-stepping their boundary.

    The duo, who described the development as dangerous to the country’s democracy and flagrant erosion of the independence of the judicial arm, said  if judges could be treated in such crude manner,  nobody is safe under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government .

    Speaking yesterday in […]

  • Judges’ arrest: Group backs DSS, flays Governor Wike’s action

    Judges’ arrest: Group backs DSS, flays Governor Wike’s action

    A political pressure group, Concern Abians for Good Governance and Justice (CAGGJ) has commended the Department of State Services (DSS) over last weekend’s arrest of some senior Judges across the country and their subsequent arraignment for alleged corrupt practices.

    The group also flayed over what it described as the ignoble role played by Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in the failed attempt to arrest a Federal High Court Judge in Port Harcourt by operatives of the DSS.

    In a statement by […]

  • Nigerians condemn NBA’s threat over judges’ arrest

    Nigerians condemn NBA’s threat over judges’ arrest

    Some Nigerians have condemned the threat by the leadership of Nigeria Bar Association to Nigerians over the arrest of some judges for alleged corruption and professional misconduct.

    Those who made the call in interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi on Sunday urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to succumb to pressure but to ensure that the judges faced the law.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the State Security Services, DSS, on Friday night arrested some judges for alleged […]

  • Judges Arrest: Nigerians should rise up and fight against ‘dictatorial’ Buhari – Fani-Kayode

    Judges Arrest: Nigerians should rise up and fight against ‘dictatorial’ Buhari – Fani-Kayode

    A forrmer minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has lambasted the Department of State Services, DSS, for arresting some judges in the middle of the night.

    Fani-Kayode in a statement released on Saturday, said the action of the DSS to arrest judges  is an indication that Nigeria is under attack by “ravenous” President Muhammadu Buhari and his government.

    The former campaign spokesman of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan called on Nigerians to “rise up and fight back” against the alleged oppression by the current government.

    The […]

  • Why I stopped judge’s arrest – Wike shares reasons

    Why I stopped judge’s arrest – Wike shares reasons

    Security was beefed up around the residential area of the Federal High Court judge, where there was a failed attempt to arrest a judge yesterday, by security operatives in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

    This is even as the state governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged that he was manhandled by Federal security agencies, early morning of yesterday, when personnel of the Department of State Security (DSS) and Police went to “abduct” the judge residing at Number 35 Forces Avenue in the state […]

  • Judges’ arrest: NBA declares state of emergency

    Judges’ arrest: NBA declares state of emergency

    According to reports, the Nigerian Bar Association on Saturday declared a state of emergency in the judiciary following the midnight arrest of some judges by the Department of State Services.

    The declaration of the state of emergency was made on Saturday evening in Lagos by the NBA President, Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN).

    Mahmoud addressed the press alongside four past presidents of the association – Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN); Mr. J.B. Daudu (SAN) and Augustine Alegeh (SAN).

    Others in attendance at […]