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    CJN to judges: Release prisoners who have no criminal case

CJN to judges: Release prisoners who have no criminal case

Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has directed the release of inmates in correctional centres who have no confirmed criminal case. In a letter issued on Friday and addressed to all chief judges, states judiciaries and the FCT, the CJN said there is an urgent need to decongest Nigerian prisons owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. He directed judges to embark on [...]

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    COVID-19: Buhari writes CJN, seeks release of more inmates

COVID-19: Buhari writes CJN, seeks release of more inmates

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) to initiate steps to free "deserving" inmates across Nigeria in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The president made the call on Tuesday via a letter addressed to the CJN in which he said state chief justices can immediately visit the prisons to free such inmates. Nigeria's prisons are known to [...]

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    Falana to CJN: Ask judges to hear urgent cases via Skype, Zoom

Falana to CJN: Ask judges to hear urgent cases via Skype, Zoom

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) to make arrangements for judges “to hear urgent applications via Skype or Zoom during the lockdown”. Ibrahim Muhammad, the CJN, had issued a directive suspending all court sittings indefinitely following the lockdown measures put in place by the federal government and some state governments to curb the [...]

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    CJN shuts ALL courts over coronavirus

CJN shuts ALL courts over coronavirus

Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has ordered that all courts in the nation to suspend judicial activities in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Muhammad gave the directive on Monday evening. On Friday, the CJN had issued a circular mandating all staff and court visitors (including lawyers, litigants, press, orderlies), to undergo screening at the court entrance. According to the [...]

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    ‘I’ve been framed but I won’t be silenced’ — Shehu Sani reacts to extortion allegation

‘I’ve been framed but I won’t be silenced’ — Shehu Sani reacts to extortion allegation

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, says the bribery allegation against him is an imaginative work of fiction crafted to silence him. The senator was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged extortion. And he has been in the custody of the agency. The EFCC accused Sani of collecting money from Sani Dauda, owner of ASD [...]

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    NJC recommends appointment of 33 judges (full list)

NJC recommends appointment of 33 judges (full list)

The National Judicial Council led by Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria, has recommended the appointment 33 judges as heads of courts across 11 states of the nation. In a statement, Soji Oye, NJC's director of information, said the council resolved to send the list of candidates to the governors of the various states after a meeting which held on December [...]

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    ‘Most reckless statement from a jurist’ — CAN knocks CJN for advocating Shari’a

‘Most reckless statement from a jurist’ — CAN knocks CJN for advocating Shari’a

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says the call for an amendment of the constitution to accommodate certain 'peculiarities of Shari'a' by Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria(CJN), is reckless and insensitive. In his speech at the 20th annual judges conference in Kano last Wednesday, Muhammad also asked that the language of instruction in Shari'a law at universities should be Arabic [...]

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    ‘Respect yourselves’ — CJN asks new chief judges to mind the company they keep

‘Respect yourselves’ — CJN asks new chief judges to mind the company they keep

Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria, has asked the newly sworn in chief judge of the federal high court and president of the national industrial court of Nigeria to respect their oath of office. Muhammad said this during the oath taking ceremony of John Tsoho, chief judge of the federal high court, and Benedict Kanyip, president of the national industrial court [...]

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    CJN: There will be grave consequences for disobeying court orders

CJN: There will be grave consequences for disobeying court orders

Tanko Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says disobeying court orders would attract grave consequences. Muhammad said this on Friday while speaking at the launching of the 9th house of representatives legislative agenda in Abuja. Represented by John Tosho, chief judge of the federal high court, the CJN said the judiciary will continue to operate without fear or favour. He also said judges [...]

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    CJN: Supreme court justices don’t get 12 hours of sleep 

CJN: Supreme court justices don’t get 12 hours of sleep 

Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says many supreme court justices do not get up to 12 hours of sleep daily. Muhammad said this on Friday when he received the senate committee on judiciary in his office in Abuja. The CJN said if they were to sleep for 12 hours a day as recommended by stress managers, a lot of cases [...]

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    NFIU: We’ll punish those who leaked letter on bank account details of public officers

NFIU: We’ll punish those who leaked letter on bank account details of public officers

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) says it is investigating how its letter to commercial banks requesting the account details of principal government officers was leaked. In a statement on Monday, Ahmed Dikko, NFIU spokesperson, described the report that the agency is probing the senate president, speaker of the house of representatives and the chief justice of Nigeria as untrue. Dikko said [...]

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    CJN: I’m working to rid judiciary of corruption

CJN: I’m working to rid judiciary of corruption

Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria, says since his appointment, he has been ensuring speedy justice dispensation to rid the institution of corruption. Delivering his remarks at the opening ceremony of the 2019 edition of the Nigerian Bar Association annual general conference, which held in Lagos, Muhammad said the judiciary under his watch will never be subservient to anybody. He said [...]

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    John Tsoho: Judiciary can’t be singled out on corruption

John Tsoho: Judiciary can’t be singled out on corruption

John Tsoho, acting chief judge of the federal high court, says the judicial arm of government will tackle corruption in the country by setting the standard for others. Speaking with NAN after he was sworn in, Tsoho said the judiciary is not the only corrupt arm of government. He said corruption exists in every area of government and in every society. Although, the [...]

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    Senate confirms Ibrahim Muhammad as CJN

Senate confirms Ibrahim Muhammad as CJN

The senate has confirmed Ibrahim Muhammad as chief justice of Nigeria. He was confirmed at plenary on Wednesday. The senate had earlier gone into a closed-door session over his confirmation. The upper legislative chamber went into the session after Abdullahi Abubakar, senate leader, moved a motion for the confirmation of Muhammad. On Tuesday, Senate President Ahmad Lawan had asked that copies of Muhammad's curriculum [...]

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    Court dismisses suit seeking to stop Muhammad’s confirmation as CJN

Court dismisses suit seeking to stop Muhammad’s confirmation as CJN

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit seeking to halt the confirmation of Ibrahim Muhammad as the chief justice of Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari had asked the senate to confirm Muhammad as the substantive CJN. Muhammad has been occupying the office in acting capacity since January when Buhari suspended Walter Onnoghen, former CJN, who was accused of [...]

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    Buhari asks senate to confirm Ibrahim Muhammad as CJN

Buhari asks senate to confirm Ibrahim Muhammad as CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm Ibrahim Muhammad as the substantive chief justice of Nigeria (CJN). He sent a letter on this request to the upper legislative chamber on Thursday. The letter was read a day after the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended Muhammad for the position. The president also sought approval to appoint 15 special advisers. "In accordance with [...]

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