According to reports, the Senate on Thursday confirmed the nominations of Hon. Justice Sidi Dauda Bage and Hon. Justice Paul Adamu Galinje as justices of the Supreme Court.
The confirmation of the duo followed the adoption of a report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on the screening of the justices for appointment as justices of the Supreme Court.
Chairman of the committee, Senator David Umaru, while presenting the report, said the committee found both Bage and […]
It was gathered that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mahmud Mohammed, has charged the newly sworn-in justices of the Supreme Court to be diligent in the discharge of their duties.
“Your lordships are coming into the Supreme Court at a time when there are a lot of challenges. And I believe that having successfully scaled the constitutional and institutional requirements, you are no doubt ready to face these challenges head on,” Mahmud said, during the swearing-in of Justice Amina A. […]
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Justices Ejembi Eko and Amina Augie to the Supreme Court bench.
Acting Director, Information, Mr. Soji Oye, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
The appointment followed NJC’s earlier recommendation of the two candidates to the President.
According to Oye, the two Justices who were formerly of the Court of Appeal will be sworn in on Monday by the outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, who retires on November 10.
The appointment will bring […]
According to reports, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees as justices of the supreme court.
The president’s nominees as justices of the supreme court are Ejembi Eko (Benue) and Amina Augie (Kebbi).
In a letter dated September 22, Buhari had sent the names to the senate for confirmation, which was referred to the judiciary, human rights and legal matters committee.
While speaking on the floor of the senate, David Umoru, senate chairman committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters, […]
According to reports, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved the nomination of Justice Ejembi Eko and Justice Amina Augie to be inaugurated into the members of the Bench at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
In the electronic votes conducted by the Senators on Tuesday, a total of 38 Senators voted in support of Justice Ejembi Eko while only 1 Senator voted against.
Also, a total of 39 votes were recorded for Justice Amina Augie while one vote was […]
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has bemoaned the sordid state of the nation’s judiciary, describing it as an international embarrassment requiring an urgent redress.
Onaiyekan, who was in Ilorin presiding over a retreat for the priests of the church on the invitation of the Catholic Bishop of Kwara Diocese, Bishop Ayo Maria Atoyebi, said the public claims of the corruption allegations against some of the Nigerian justices has devalued the integrity of the nation and her people.
Amid crisis rocking the judiciary, President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to consider and confirm the nominations of two judges as Justices of the Supreme Court.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read the letter conveying the request after the Senate returned from closed-door session on Tuesday.
The nominated judges are Sidi Bage, Nasarawa State, North Central; and Paul Jauro, Taraba State, North East.
In the letter read by Saraki, Buhari said his request followed Section 231(2) of the Constitution of Nigeria, as […]
According to report, the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, had demanded immediate and unconditionally release of two Justices of the Supreme Court who were arrested after a raid on their homes by operatives of Department of State Services early Saturday morning.
The Association warned that there will be consequences if demands are not met immediately at a press conference in Lagos addressed by its President, President, Mr Abubakar Mamoud, SAN.
He spoke to journalists alongside three past Presidents of the association, namely Chief […]
Supreme Court Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro arrested at their official residences in Abuja in the early hours of Saturday are in the custody the Department of State Service (DSS).
It is gathered that the two men will be arraigned on alleged corruption charges on Monday in Abuja.
Media aide to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr. Ahuraka Isah, confirmed the arrest of Justices Nwgwuta and Okoro.
He however said the reasons for the arrest were still not known to him.
He clarified […]
According to reports, the Senate on Thursday confirmed the receipt of a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari, asking the legislature to confirm the appointment of Justice Ejembi Eko and Justice Amina Augie as Supreme Court justices.
The letter, which was read to members of the Senate by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, during the plenary, was dated July 19, 2016.
The letter read, “In accordance with Section 231, Subsection 1 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), […]