Thursday, November 29, 2018

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    NJC recommends dismissal of two judges

NJC recommends dismissal of two judges

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the dismissal of two judges.The judges are R. N. Ofili-Ajumogobia of the federal high court and James T. Agbadu-Fishim of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.The decision of the council was contained in a statement issued by Soji Oye, its spokesman, on Thursday.Oye said both judges had petitions against them from the Economic [...]

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    Buhari appoints 28 judges

Buhari appoints 28 judges

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments of 28 judges.Soji Oye, spokesman of the National Judicial Council (NJC), disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Oye said the judges of the court of appeal would be sworn in by Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), at 10am on Friday, while those appointed for the federal high court would be [...]

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    Buhari approves dismissal of Justice Tokode

Buhari approves dismissal of Justice Tokode

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dismissal of O.O Tokode, a high court judge.He also approved the compulsory retirement of A. F. A Ademola.Ademola is a justice of the federal high court in Abuja, while Tokode is a justice of the federal high court, in Benin, Edo state.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.He said the development [...]

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    Former chief judge says judiciary is victim of corruption

Former chief judge says judiciary is victim of corruption

Ibrahim Auta, a former chief judge of the federal high court, says the judiciary, especially the judges have become victims of corruption allegations in the country.Auta said when the Society Watch Media Ltd. (SWML), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), conferred an award of excellence on him in Abuja on Wednesday.He said because judges were barred from speaking to the press, most of the corruption [...]

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    Senior lawyers know corrupt judges, says Falana

Senior lawyers know corrupt judges, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer (SAN), says senior lawyers know “all corrupt judges and court officials”, and that “the information is freely circulated among lawyers”.He also said members of the public know judges who collect money from them either directly or through lawyers or court clerks.According to a statement issued by Tayo Soyemi of Falana and Falana Chambers, on Thursday, [...]

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    Falana asks UN to investigate attacks on judges in Kenya

Falana asks UN to investigate attacks on judges in Kenya

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the UN high commissioner for human rights to investigate reports of attacks on judges in Kenya.The Kenyan supreme court had cancelled the August presidential election in which Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner.The action of the court brought the judges threats and criticisms.In a letter to Diego Garcia Sayan, UN special rapporteur on the [...]

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    You must remain fearless, CJN tells judges

You must remain fearless, CJN tells judges

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has asked judges in the country to remain fearless. Onnoghen said this in Abuja on Saturday while swearing in Abdu Kafarati, acting chief judge of the federal high court. Kafarati replaced Ibrahim Auta who retired from service in September. The CJN said the duties of the judges required them to stay above board, adding that the [...]

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    Osinbajo: Nigeria’s ‘crawling’ judicial process ‘nightmare for investors’

Osinbajo: Nigeria’s ‘crawling’ judicial process ‘nightmare for investors’

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria's “crawling” judicial process poses a nightmare for investors in the country.Osinbajo made this known on Monday while delivering a keynote address at the 2017 national energy workshop for judges held in Abuja.Osinbajo, who was represented by Ibe Kachikwu, minister of petroleum resources, also called for measures to speed up judicial decisions.“We also need these [...]

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    Sagay: One of the judges recalled by NJC is a constant solicitor of money

Sagay: One of the judges recalled by NJC is a constant solicitor of money

Itse Sagay, chairman of the presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC), has said one of the judges recalled by the National Judiciary Council (NJC) constantly solicits money from lawyers.The senior advocate of Nigeria lamented the spate of corruption among judges, whom he says often seek gratification.The law professor also criticised the federal government's approach to the anti-corruption war.Sagay urged the presidency [...]

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    Judges recall: You are defending the indefensible, presidency tells NJC

Judges recall: You are defending the indefensible, presidency tells NJC

The presidency has said the National Judicial Council (NJC) is "defending the indefensible" with respect to its justification of the recall of judges accused of corruption.According to the presidency, contrary to the position of the NJC, there was a subsisting notice of appeal against the judgment that acquitted justice Adeniyi Ademola.In a statement issued on Monday, Okoi Obono-Obla, special assistant [...]

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    NJC: Why we recalled judges accused of corruption

NJC: Why we recalled judges accused of corruption

The National Judicial Council (NJC) says it decided to recall the six judges accused of corruption because no progress was being made in the investigation into the allegations against them.According to the council, most of the judges were yet to be charged to court.The NJC also said it is untrue that the judiciary was not on board with the anti-corruption efforts [...]

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    Abang moved out of Abuja, Liman out of PH in judiciary shake-up

Abang moved out of Abuja, Liman out of PH in judiciary shake-up

Ibrahim Auta, chief judge of the federal high court, has redeployed 11 judges of the court to various divisions.Among those redeployed is Okon Abang, a judge of the Abuja division who is handling the trial of Olisa Metuh, former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman.Abang is the judge who gave the controversial judgment recognising the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the [...]

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    Metuh vs EFCC, judges vs FG… 5 biggest court cases of 2016

Metuh vs EFCC, judges vs FG… 5 biggest court cases of 2016

Indubitably, the year 2016 was an epoch-making one in the judiciary. Landmark judgments were delivered in highly contentious cases, and a scrum of the elite felt the pangs of prosecution.For the first time in the history of Nigeria, a justice of the supreme court was brought before a lower court on charges of corruption, and a former defence chief was [...]

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    NJC recommends dismissal, prosecution of Abia judge over gross misconduct

NJC recommends dismissal, prosecution of Abia judge over gross misconduct

The National Judicial Commission (NJC) has recommended the dismissal and prosecution Ugbo Ononogbo, Abia state high court judge, for gross misconduct.The NJC in a statement issued by Soji Oji, its information director, on Friday, said the judge’s order in a N200m suit was forged, but that he later endorsed it in a second order.The council also recommended the retirement of [...]

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    FG made us suspend ‘corrupt’ judges, says CJN

FG made us suspend ‘corrupt’ judges, says CJN

Mahmud Mohammed, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), on Monday said communications it received from the office of the attorney-general of the federation made it suspend the judges under investigation.Speaking during the swearing-in of Amina Augie and Ejembi Eko as justices of the supreme court, Mohammed said the judiciary remained resolute and committed to upholding its independence.He said all courts in [...]

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    PDP: ‘Corrupt’ judges have been suspended, why is Buhari keeping Amaechi, Onu?

PDP: ‘Corrupt’ judges have been suspended, why is Buhari keeping Amaechi, Onu?

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend Chibuike Amaechi, minister of transportation and Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and technology, for alleged attempts to bribe judges whom the National Judicial Commission (NJC) have now suspended.On Thursday, the NJC announced the suspension of seven judges who are being investigated for corruption.Two of the suspects – supreme [...]

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