Monday, November 12, 2018

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    Senate confirms Kafarati as chief judge of federal high court

Senate confirms Kafarati as chief judge of federal high court

The senate has confirmed Adamu Kafarati as the chief judge of the federal high court.The upper legislative chamber confirmed Kafarati on Thursday after David Umaru, chairman of the senate committee on judiciary, presented a report for the consideration of the lawmakers.Umaru said the committee was satisfied with the judge when he was screened by the committee."We screened him and the [...]

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    US punctures anti-graft war, says massive corruption evident under Buhari

US punctures anti-graft war, says massive corruption evident under Buhari

The United States says corruption is being perpetrated as a result of the "failure" of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration to implement laws against such practices.In its 2017 Human Rights Report, it said numerous cases of corruption were evident across all levels of government.It added that while the government took steps to investigate alleged human abuses, “impunity remained widespread at all [...]

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    Judiciary can’t teach us our responsibilities, says Dogara

Judiciary can’t teach us our responsibilities, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says some persons are “intimidating” the nation's judiciary to “gag” the national assembly.Dogara, who said this at plenary on Thursday, did not mention names of the persons.He spoke on a motion raised by Razak Atunwa from Kwara state on the recent court judgement restraining the house from holding public hearing on the [...]

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    CJN: Nigeria’s judiciary one of the best in the world

CJN: Nigeria’s judiciary one of the best in the world

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, says the nation's judiciary is “as good as the best” anywhere in the world.Walter, who was speaking at the 2018 refresher course for judges in Abuja, on Monday, said “only few” judges are found wanting in the country.A statement from Awassan Bassey, his spokesman, also quoted him as saying corrupt judges are a disgrace [...]

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    Judges, the law and our democracy

Judges, the law and our democracy

To expand the democratic space in Nigeria and to ensure the legitimacy and stability of our democratic process, the rule of law, perhaps the supremacy of the law, anchored on constitutionalism and a progressive, liberal and developmental construction of the law, may be our best bargain, the latter in particular in the face of a seeming conversion of the democratic [...]

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    ‘I’m not out to intimidate you’ — Buhari speaks on arrest of judges

‘I’m not out to intimidate you’ — Buhari speaks on arrest of judges

President Muhammadu Buhari says the investigations involving some members of the judiciary is not aimed at causing intimidation.In October 2016, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) raided the homes of some judges.Some of those arrested are still being tried in court till date.Speaking in Abuja while declaring open the 2017 All Nigerian Judges conference, Buhari said the action [...]

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    ‘Probes mustn’t be on the pages of newspapers’ — Osinbajo seeks revival of anti-graft war

‘Probes mustn’t be on the pages of newspapers’ — Osinbajo seeks revival of anti-graft war

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the anti-corruption fight in the country must take a new turn for it to succeed.Osinbajo said this on Tuesday at the opening of a two-day capacity building workshop for justices and judges, organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in Abuja.He said the administration was reviving [...]

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    Sagay: Without competent judiciary, we can kiss anti-corruption war goodbye

Sagay: Without competent judiciary, we can kiss anti-corruption war goodbye

Itse Sagay, chairman, presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC), on Thursday said a competent judiciary is needed to attain success in the anti-corruption war of the federal government.Sagay, who is also a constitutional lawyer, made the remark in an interview with NAN in Lagos.The Lagos-based lawyer spoke on the backdrop of recent directives to judges by Walter Onnoghen, chief justice [...]

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    Judiciary ‘resisted attempts to stop Buhari from contesting 2015 election’

Judiciary ‘resisted attempts to stop Buhari from contesting 2015 election’

Ibrahim Auta, outgoing chief judge of the federal high court, says the court resisted attempts to prevent President Muhammadu Buhari from participating in the 2015 general elections.Speaking on Tuesday in Abuja at a special court session to usher in the 2017/2018 legal year, Auta said the court insisted that candidates be allowed to test their popularity at the polls.He, however, [...]

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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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    Judiciary not on board with anti-corruption war, says Sagay

Judiciary not on board with anti-corruption war, says Sagay

Itse Sagay, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has said the judiciary is not on board with the federal government's fight against corruption.The chairman of the presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC) on Wednesday criticised the decision of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to recall the judges being investigated for corruption.Speaking at a three-day conference on 'Promoting International Cooperation in [...]

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    Judiciary under threat, says CJN

Judiciary under threat, says CJN

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says the nation’s judiciary is under threat.Onnoghen made this known during a thanksgiving service held at the Methodist Church Nigeria, Abuja diocese.He said judiciary officers in the country were being accused of corrupt practices without given the chance of fair hearing.He, however, urged Nigerians to petition any judicial officer involved in any form [...]

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    Osinbajo tells Onnoghen to restore confidence in the judiciary

Osinbajo tells Onnoghen to restore confidence in the judiciary

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Walter Onnoghen, whom he swore in as chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) on Tuesday, to restore confidence in the judiciary.Osinbajo administered the oath of office on Onnoghen at a brief ceremony in the council chambers of the presidential villa, Abuja.He also honoured him with the award of Grand Commander of the Order of the [...]

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    Good elements outnumber bad in judiciary, says ex-appeal court president

Good elements outnumber bad in judiciary, says ex-appeal court president

Umaru Abdullahi, former president of the court of appeal, has said the bad elements in the Nigerian judiciary are not as many as the good.Abdullahi made the remark on Saturday during a public presentation of the journal on Private and Comparative Law, organised in his honour by the faculty of law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.According to him, the Nigerian judiciary has [...]

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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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    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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