Tag: Judiciary

Nigerian Judges begin 2 month vacation

Nigerian judges are going on vacation for two months in July. This vacation is coming after the nation’s judiciary had been shut down for over two months due to the industrial action by the judicial workers union. JUSUN members had on April 6 shut down courts across the country for[Read More…]

Court Of Appeal: CJN To Swear In 18 Judges On Monday

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Muhammad will on Monday, 28 June 2021 swear in eighteen judges whose elevation to the Court of Appeal had been approved. According to a statement by the Supreme of Nigeria, the new appointees with their states of origin include, Mohammed Danjuma from[Read More…]

APC Governors resolve to implement judiciary and legislative autonomy in their states 

Governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have resolved to implement judiciary and legislative autonomy in their states.  The governors met at an emergency meeting in Abuja on Friday and issued a communique on their decision, signed by chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum and[Read More…]

SPECIAL REPORT: Human Rights, Justice Suspended, As Nigeria’s Courts Goes Under Lock And Key

Doctor, Anuoluwapo Adepoju, of the MedContour Services Limited is a controversial cosmetic surgeon in Nigeria who has been in the news since at least 2019. She was arraigned in Lagos State, South-West Nigeria last year (2020) after a failed cosmetic surgery that allegedly led to the death of a client, one Miss Nneka Onwuzuligbo. Series of allegations[Read More…]

Just In: Buhari seeks confirmation of Justice Garba as Chief Judge of FCT High court

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to approve Hon. Justice Salisu Garba for appointment as the acting Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), High Court. Senate President Ahmad Lawan read Buhari’s letter of request on the floor during plenary. Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Tanko[Read More…]

Just In: Nigerian Senate want governors to Implement judicial autonomy

The Nigerian Senate on Monday asked governors across the 36 states of Nigeria to save the nation’s democracy from collapsing by granting full Independence to the judicial arm of government. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, stated this while reacting to the[Read More…]

Judiciary Staff Union to shut down courts nationwide in protest

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) had directed its members across Nigeria to shut down courts nationwide beginning from Tuesday, following the inability of the government to implement Financial Autonomy for the Judiciary. The union had on 13th March 2021 issued a 21- day ultimatum which elapsed on Sunday,[Read More…]

Federal High Court shortlists 34 for appointment as Judges; see full list here

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court Justice John Tsoho has shortlisted 34 lawyers from five states from which six will be selected for appointment as judges. The states are: Niger, 10 applicants: Kano, six applicants; Katsina, six applicants; Yobe, six applicants; and Osun, six applicants. Justice Tsoho disclosed[Read More…]

Nigeria must overhaul the Judicial system to help Buhari fight corruption – Custom boss, Ali

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali has called for structural changes in Nigeria’s judicial system to aid against fight against corruption. Ali was speaking at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja on Sunday when he expressed his solution to Nigeria’s campaign to end corruption.[Read More…]

The Judiciary leads ICPC corruption index with over N9Billion in bribes offered/received in 2 years

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has revealed that N9,457,650,000 was corruptly demanded, offered and paid as bribe in Nigeria’s justice sector between 2018 and 2020. This is according to a report titled: ‘Nigeria Corruption Index: Report of a pilot survey’, carried out by the Anti-Corruption[Read More…]