• Ex-NBA chairman lauds NJC for suspending indicted judicial officers

    Ex-NBA chairman lauds NJC for suspending indicted judicial officers

    Mr. Taidi Jonathan, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Minna branch, has commended the National Judicial Council (NJC) for suspending the indicted judicial officers to enable them to clear their reputation before competent courts of law.

    Jonathan spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Friday.

    He said that the decision of the NJC would restore public confidence in the disciplinarian process of judicial officers.

    He advocated a total overhaul of the NJC and state judicial service […]

  • NJC shields judicial officers accused of misconduct

    NJC shields judicial officers accused of misconduct

    According to reports, the National Judicial Council (NJC) Monday inaugurated a 10-man Judicial Ethics Committee with a mandate to review the code of conduct for judicial officers in the country.

    The council also launched a new judicial policy that bars the media from publishing allegations of misconduct against judges and other employees of the judiciary.

    The new policy document states: “It shall be the policy of the Judiciary on complaints that allegations of misconduct against judicial officers or employees of the judiciary […]

  • CJN launches National Judicial Policy, inaugurates ethics c’ttee

    CJN launches National Judicial Policy, inaugurates ethics c’ttee

    According to reports, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has launched a National Judiciary Policy (NJP) and also inaugurated the Ethics Standing Committee.

    The aim is to provide an oversight over judicial offices and court star, to ensure integrity and independence of the Nigerian judiciary.

    The CJN added that and to serve as a legal backing for several multi-faceted strategies and guidelines to be developed by the judiciary to continue to rid the sector of acts that are not […]

  • I won’t shield corrupt judicial officers – CJN

    I won’t shield corrupt judicial officers – CJN

    According to reports, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, yesterday, assured that he will not shield any judge involved in corruption.

    The CJN expressed support for the anti-corruption fight of President Mohammadu Buhari even as he urged Nigerians not to allow the recent raid in the residences of the seven judges to erode their confidence in the the nation’s Judiciary.

    The number one law officer expressed concerned over what he termed as rising antagonism over the recent arrest of Judicial […]

  • Arrested judges should excuse themselves from judicial functions – NBA

    Arrested judges should excuse themselves from judicial functions – NBA

    According to reports, the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) appeared to have shifted from its earlier position on the arrest of judges recently by the Department of State Services (DSS) over alleged corrupt practices.

    Speaking on Thursday during the valedictory session in honour of Justice Sotonye Denton West, Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, NBA President, Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), noted that in order to safeguard the sanctity of the judiciary, it has become necessary for the judges involved in the ongoing […]

  • Stop harassing judicial officers – Kanu tells FG

    Stop harassing judicial officers – Kanu tells FG

    The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday told the Federal Government to stop what he called the harassment of judicial officers handling his case.

    The IPOB leader, who has already initiated a contempt proceeding against the Federal Government following its refusal to obey the orders made by Justice Adetokunbo Ademola directing his unconditional release, pointed out that the recent invasion of the judge’s residence by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), was partly […]