• 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 […]

  • Supreme Court: CJN Mohammed retires without successor

    Supreme Court: CJN Mohammed retires without successor

    There is confusion, fear and anxiety in the Judiciary as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Mahmud Mohammed retires today, without handing over to a successor.

    At the close of work, yesterday, he did not officially hand over to any successor, newsmen repotorts.

    It was also gathered that, on October 10, Mohammed forwarded the name of Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen, as his successor, to President Muhammadu Buhari, who will then forward same to the Senate for confirmation next CJN.

    Anxiety is high in the […]

  • EFCC bars Fani-Kayode, Mohammed, other detainees from calls, receiving visitors

    EFCC bars Fani-Kayode, Mohammed, other detainees from calls, receiving visitors

    It was gathered that the leadership of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has placed a ban on solidarity visits to, and phone calls by suspects in the Commission’s detention facilities.

    It was learnt that the said ban on visits and phone calls was conveyed in a circular from the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

    Sources who confirmed the development, said it followed the recent visits of prominent personalities to former Director of Media, Goodluck Jonathan Presidential Campaign […]

  • Justice Mohammed cautions lawyers against reporting judges to Buhari

    Justice Mohammed cautions lawyers against reporting judges to Buhari

    Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has warned lawyers in the country to desist from writing petitions against judicial officers directly to President Muhammadu Buhari.

    The CJN who stated this in his speech at the opening of the new legal year and conferment of Senior Advocate on 22 lawyers, said the constitution clearly placed the power to exercise discretionary control over judicial officers in the NJC.

    Mahmud who also warned lawyers not to malign judicial officers, gave judges in the […]

  • Budget padding: I did not share $25,000 to Reps – Mohammed

    Budget padding: I did not share $25,000 to Reps – Mohammed

    The chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education, Hon. Zakari Mohammed, has denied allegations by former chairman of the committee on appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, that he coordinated the sharing of $25,000 to members of the House to get them to pass a vote of confidence on Speaker, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara.

    Hon. Jibrin, had, yesterday, named Hon. Zakari Mohammed as one of the coordinators of an alleged $25,000 bribery of some members of the House to pass […]