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    Garba Shehu: Why Buhari hasn’t confirmed Dongban-Mensem as court of appeal president

Garba Shehu: Why Buhari hasn’t confirmed Dongban-Mensem as court of appeal president

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari has not appointed Monica Dongban-Mensem as the substantive president of the court of appeal because the relevant security agencies are not done screening her. Dongban-Mensem has been acting as head of the appellate court since the retirement of Zainab Bulkachuwa in March. Although the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended her as the substantive head [...]

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    Buhari asked to reject FCT judges recommended by NJC

Buhari asked to reject FCT judges recommended by NJC

Lawyers under the auspices of the Open Bar Initiative (OBI) have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reject the list of names recommended by the National Judicial Council (NJC) for appointment as judges of the high court in the federal capital territory. In a letter addressed to the president, they alleged that the selection process violated the NJC's laid-down rules and procedures for [...]

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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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    NJC recommends four judges for supreme court

NJC recommends four judges for supreme court

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended four judges to President Muhammadu Buhari for elevation the supreme court. Soji Oye, NJC spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. He listed the supreme court nominees as Adamu Jauro, Emmanuel Agim, C. Oseji and Helen Ogunwumiju. Oye said council also recommended the appointments of Tsoho John as substantive chief judge of the federal high [...]

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    NJC recommends Ibrahim Muhammad as substantive CJN

NJC recommends Ibrahim Muhammad as substantive CJN

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended Ibrahim Muhammad to President Muhammadu Buhari as chief justice of Nigeria (CJN). Soji Oye, spokesman of the council, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. Muhammad has been occupying the office in acting capacity since January when Buhari suspended Walter Onnoghen, former CJN, who was accused of false declaration of assets. Oye said the decision of [...]

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    Buhari extends appointment of acting CJN by three months

Buhari extends appointment of acting CJN by three months

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has approved the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the appointment of Ibrhaim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), by three months. Soji Oye, NJC spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. The spokesman was reacting to a report that council will meet to deliberate on extension of the acting CJN. Oye said the council [...]

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    EFCC: Why Ofili-Ajumogobia was re-arrested — shortly after court set her free

EFCC: Why Ofili-Ajumogobia was re-arrested — shortly after court set her free

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it re-arrested Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a former judge of the federal high court, in order to file a fresh criminal charge against her. Ofili-Ajumogobia was surrounded by operatives of the commission at the court premises on Tuesday after Hakeem Oshodi, judge of a Lagos high court, struck out corruption charges against her. In his ruling, [...]

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    PDP petitions NJC over judge who stopped collation of Bauchi results

PDP petitions NJC over judge who stopped collation of Bauchi results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC) over a judgment stopping the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from continuing with the collation of results in Bauchi state. Inyang Ekwo of a federal high court in Abuja had delivered the judgement based on a suit filed by Mohammed Abubakar, governor of the state and candidate of the All Progressive [...]

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    CCT chairman: I’m only answerable to the presidency — NOT any institution

CCT chairman: I’m only answerable to the presidency — NOT any institution

Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), says he is not answerable to any institution aside the presidency. According to PUNCH, he said this while responding to a petition against him by the Incorporated Trustees of the Centre for Justice and Peace Initiative, a non-governmental organisation. Umar said he and members of the tribunal are not judicial officers, hence [...]

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    Falana tackles the 12 lawyers in Buhari’s cabinet over Onnoghen’s suspension

Falana tackles the 12 lawyers in Buhari’s cabinet over Onnoghen’s suspension

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says both the bar and bench have played into the hands of those sponsoring fascism in the country. Falana said this while reacting to the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), by President Muhammadu Buhari. Falana said it is intriguing that the 12 lawyers in Buhari's cabinet (Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo inclusive) did not dissuade [...]

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    Falana asks FG to terminate criminal proceedings against CJN

Falana asks FG to terminate criminal proceedings against CJN

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to terminate the criminal proceedings against Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria. The Code of Conduct Bureau had filed a six-count charge of false assets declaration against Onnoghen after a petition by the Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARDI), a civil society group. The federal government also asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence [...]

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    Group petitions Buhari over NJC’s recommendation of Abba-Aji as supreme court judge

Group petitions Buhari over NJC’s recommendation of Abba-Aji as supreme court judge

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), a non-governmental organisation, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to forward the name of  Uwani Abba-Aji, justice of the court of appeal, to the senate for confirmation as justice of the supreme court. The National Judicial Council (NJC) had on Friday recommended Abba-Aji to Buhari for appointment as justice of the apex court. CSNAC, in a [...]

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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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    NJC recommends appointment of 21 judges

NJC recommends appointment of 21 judges

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended 21 judicial officers for appointment as chief judges, kadis and judges in some states. This announcement was contained in a statement issued by Soji Oye, spokesman of NJC, on Friday. "The National Judicial Council under the chairmanship of the honourable Mr. Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen (GCON) at its 86th meeting, which was held on [...]

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    NJC recommends compulsory retirement of Adamawa judge

NJC recommends compulsory retirement of Adamawa judge

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the compulsory retirement of Micheal Goji, a judge of a high court in Adamawa state, for "refusing" to proceed on transfer. The judge is said to have failed to report to the Mubi since July 2017. Soji Oye, spokesman of the NJC, said Goji's compulsory retirement was recommended to Bindo Umaru Jibrilla, Adamawa governor. The recommendation, [...]

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    THE LIST: NJC recommends appointment of 60 judges in 25 states

THE LIST: NJC recommends appointment of 60 judges in 25 states

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended 60 judicial officers for appointment in 25 states. In a statement on Friday, Soji Oye, spokesman of the NJC, said the council arrived at the decision at its 85th meeting. Here is the full list. O. O Akeredolu, chief judge of Ondo state. Yakubu Gyang Dakwak, chief judge of Plateau state. Danladi Muhammed, judge high court [...]

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