• Fayose praises judiciary for ordering Zakzaky’s release

    Fayose praises judiciary for ordering Zakzaky’s release

    Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has hailed the judgment of the Federal High Court,  which ordered the release of the leader of the Shi’ite Muslim sect, Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife, as well as payment of payment of N50 million damages by theDepartment of State Service (DSS).

    Fayose, had earlier called for the release of El-Zakzaky, but said he won’t be surprised if the federal government does not adhere to the judgment, adding that; “The judgement will be for posterity […]

  • Bad eggs in judiciary will be fished out and punished – NBA boss vows

    Bad eggs in judiciary will be fished out and punished – NBA boss vows

    According to reports, the President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Abubakar Mahmud, said on Thursday that the association was working towards restoring the integrity of the judiciary and legal profession.

    Mr. Mahmud made this known on the sidelines of the first National Executive Committee Meeting of the Bar, held in Minna.

    “We acknowledge that there are problems affecting the Nigerian society and it’s institutions, including the institution of the judiciary.

    “But I want to assure you that we are on top of […]

  • Appeal court judge gives reason for adjournment of Ondo PDP case

    Appeal court judge gives reason for adjournment of Ondo PDP case

    Justice Ibrahim Salauwa, Chairman of the Special Panel of the Court of Appeal, established to on determine all appeals arising from the ongoing Peoples Democratic Party leadership disputes, at the resumption of the day’s proceeding broke the information to the parties that the panel had adjourned its proceedings indefinitely.

    The Judge said the panel took the decision following a notice of motion for stay from the Supreme Court served on it by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the PDP.

    Salauwa said: […]

  • Fight against corruption in judiciary is to safeguard its independence, says Osinbajo

    Fight against corruption in judiciary is to safeguard its independence, says Osinbajo

    It was gathered that the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the fight against corruption in the judiciary is aimed at safeguarding the independence of the judiciary, which is the foundation of the Nigerian policy.

    According to the Vice President, the independence of the judiciary is not a favour, but the essence of any system of justice that must be protected by all players in the sector.

    The VP was speaking at 2016 fellows’ lecture of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal […]

  • Justice Wada assures fairness in Kogi commission

    Justice Wada assures fairness in Kogi commission

    Justice Wada Abubakar Omar (RTD), chairman Kogi state Judicial Commission of Inquiry, has assured the public that the commission was not out to witch hunt anybody but to discharge its duties without fear or favour.

    The Judicial Commission of Inquiry was set up to probe public officers in kogi state who held office from 2003 to date, and commenced sitting yesterday in Lokoja.

    Justice Wada urged the counsels as well as the general public to cooperate with the commission to enable it […]

  • Judiciary will continue to defend its independence – CJN

    Judiciary will continue to defend its independence – CJN

    According to reports, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has said the judiciary remains resolute and committed to upholding its independence.

    Speaking at the swearing-in of two new justices of the Supreme Court: Amina Augie and Ejembi Eko, in Abuja yesterday, the CJN said all courts in the country are empowered to adjudicate with utmost fairness and justice as prescribed in the constitution and the law.

    Mohammed said: “We must not forget that we operate a constitutional democracy, which […]

  • We Suspended ‘Corrupt’ Judges To Save Judiciary – NJC

    We Suspended ‘Corrupt’ Judges To Save Judiciary – NJC

    According to reports, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has said the National Judicial Council, NJC, decided to suspend the indicted judges in order to preserve the independence of the judiciary.

    Justice Mohammed, during the swearing in of two new Justices of the Supreme Court, Justices Amina Augie and Ejembi Eko, said the council took the decision following communication it received from the attorney-general of the federation.

    He said, “The Council tool this stand following communications it received from the […]

  • Judiciary must save democracy in Nigeria, says Fayose

    Judiciary must save democracy in Nigeria, says Fayose

    According to reports, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on the judiciary to rise in defence of democracy by doing justice fearlessly, speedily and with honesty in the Ondo State election cases and other political cases before the courts.

    Governor Fayose, who hailed the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, for the swift composition of a new panel to hear appeals over the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, urged the panel […]

  • Buhari suppressing Judiciary to turn Nigeria to one party country, says Fayose

    Buhari suppressing Judiciary to turn Nigeria to one party country, says Fayose

    Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has called on the judiciary to rise in defence of democracy by doing justice fearlessly, speedily and with honesty in the Ondo State election cases and other political cases before the courts.

    Governor Fayose, who hailed the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa for the swift composition of a new panel to hear appeals over the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, urged the panel to be […]

  • Declare state of emergency in judiciary – Gen. Ikponmwen

    Declare state of emergency in judiciary – Gen. Ikponmwen

    A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Idada Ikponmwen (rtd), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the judiciary arm of the government if the National Judicial Commission (NJC) continues to insist that court judges who were arrested for alleged corruption would not step down from the bench to face thorough investigation and prosecution.

    Ikponmwen, a former Director of Legal Services in the Nigeria Army, said that given the grave allegations leveled against some […]

  • Cooperate with DSS, EFCC against corruption in judiciary – Ribadu tells NJC

    Cooperate with DSS, EFCC against corruption in judiciary – Ribadu tells NJC

    Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has called on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to cooperate with the Department of State Service (DSS) and the anti-graft agency in the ongoing war against corrupt judges.

    Ribadu, speaking in Abuja at the Radio Nigeria Annual Lecture, said that even if the NJC does not agree with the method of the DSS, it should appreciate that what is being done is needed declaring that it was time […]