• Obaseki appoints new CJ as Edo assembly suspends member

    Obaseki appoints new CJ as Edo assembly suspends member

    Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has appointed Justice Esther Ikponmwen as the new Chief Judge of the state.

    Obaseki, in a request sent to the state House of Assembly, explained that Justice Ikponmwen’s appointment followed a recommendation by the National Judiciary Council.

    When confirm by the lawmakers, Ikponmwen would replace the current chief judge, Justice Cromwell Idahosa, who is said to be due for retirement.

    The governor’s letter was referred to the House Standing Committee on Judiciary to present its report for consideration […]

  • Enugu Governor Ugwuanyi appoints new CJ after Umezulike’s sack

    Enugu Governor Ugwuanyi appoints new CJ after Umezulike’s sack

    Following the suspension of Justice Innocent Umezulike as the Chief Judge of Enugu state by the National Judicial Council and his compulsory retirement by the Enugu state government, a new Acting Chief Judge has been appointed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

    She is Justice Ngozi Emehelu, a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state. Until her appointment, she was the most senior judge of the High Court of Enugu State.

    Speaking during the swearing in of the new Acting Chief […]