Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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    Anti-corruption courts deliver 324 judgements in seven months

Anti-corruption courts deliver 324 judgements in seven months

Soji Oye, director of information of the National Judicial Council (NJC), says the special anti-corruption courts have delivered judgments in 324 cases.This, he said, has taken place since the courts were set up in November 2017.In a statement released on Sunday, the director said the courts struck out 12 cases and reserved 62 for judgment.He said the figures were [...]

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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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    Onnoghen to judges: Delayed justice unattractive to investors

Onnoghen to judges: Delayed justice unattractive to investors

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says a justice system riddled with delays will be unattractive to investors.Onnoghen said this on Wednesday while speaking at the national seminar on construction law.The CJN said alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms will drastically reduce the volume of cases before the courts encouraging investments."My lords, distinguished participants, ladies and gentlemen, it goes without [...]

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    Onnoghen: I didn’t call for establishment of special courts

Onnoghen: I didn’t call for establishment of special courts

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says he did not advocate the establishment of special courts.Onnoghen said this in a statement issued on his behalf by Awassam Bassey, his media aide.He said he was quoted out of context when he spoke with state house correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari."The exact words of the Hon. CJN, during [...]

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    Onnoghen to prosecutors: Court not Father Christmas, you must prove your case

Onnoghen to prosecutors: Court not Father Christmas, you must prove your case

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says prosecutors must be able to prove their cases beyond a reasonable doubt because the court is not Father Christmas.Onnoghen said this on Monday while speaking at a workshop for investigators and prosecutors at the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in Abuja.The CJN said prosecutors must ensure that the Administration of Criminal Justice Act [...]

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    PDP: APC won’t allow Metuh get justice

PDP: APC won’t allow Metuh get justice

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), to protect the judiciary from the "intrusion" of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The party alleged that the APC and some appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari have continued to interfere with the trial of Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of PDP.In a statement on Thursday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman [...]

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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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    You must resume sitting at 9am, Onnoghen tells judges

You must resume sitting at 9am, Onnoghen tells judges

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says judges must resume sitting in their respective courts at 9am.Onnoghen said this on Tuesday while revealing 13 reforms aimed at sanitising the judiciary.He spoke at an event organised by the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) which held at the presidential villa in Abuja.Represented by Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of [...]

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    From July, court information ‘will only be transmitted via e-mail’

From July, court information ‘will only be transmitted via e-mail’

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says e-mail will be the only means of communication of important information in Nigerian courts beginning from July 16.He said this on Friday during the launch of the newly retrofitted court and legal email system at the supreme court, Abuja.Onnoghen said this would basically be between judges, lawyers and court staff.He said the [...]

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    NJC voids suspension of Abia chief judge

NJC voids suspension of Abia chief judge

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has declared the suspension of Theresa Uzokwe, chief judge of Abia state, as unconstitutional.In a statement on Wednesday, the body said it had also queried and suspended Obisike Orji, the newly appointed acting chief judge of the state.The council said the decision was reached during its emergency meeting on Wednesday.Below is the statement signed by [...]

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    Danger in CJN’s admonition on discussing ongoing legal proceedings

Danger in CJN’s admonition on discussing ongoing legal proceedings

Contempt committed outside the court is a criminal offence and indeed could result in imprisonment. The offence of contempt is enshrined in common law and various criminal statutes. It forbids offensive publications which may interfere with pending litigation because it could impact on the parties’ right to fair hearing.It is against this background that I want to comment on the [...]

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    ‘You might be jailed’ — Onnoghen warns against media discussion of matters in court

‘You might be jailed’ — Onnoghen warns against media discussion of matters in court

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says it is contempt of court for anyone to discuss matters that are pending in court.In a statement on Wednesday, Awassam Bassey, media aide to the CJN, quoted Onnoghen as saying that punishment for contempt of court may include a jail term.The CJN noted that words used to describe court judgements were degrading [...]

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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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    Salami ‘rejects appointment’ to oversee corruption cases

Salami ‘rejects appointment’ to oversee corruption cases

Ayo Salami, former president of the court of appeal (PCA), has rejected his appointment as chairman of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO), according to The Nation.The National Judicial Council (NJC) led by Walter Onnoghen chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), had named Salami as head of the committee.In his independence day broadcast, Buhari had said he [...]

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    Buhari: May God give Nigerians the patience to tolerate us

Buhari: May God give Nigerians the patience to tolerate us

President Muhammadu Buhari says he hopes God gives Nigerians the patience to tolerate his government.Buhari said this on Friday when he hosted a delegation of judges led by Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, at the presidential villa in Abuja, on Friday.He said his administration had been doing its best to overcome the challenges it inherited.“I have said it so [...]

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    NJC names Ayo Salami chairman of corruption cases monitoring committee

NJC names Ayo Salami chairman of corruption cases monitoring committee

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, has appointed Ayo Salami, a former president of the appeal court, as the chairman of Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO).Soji Oye, spokesman of the National Judicial Council (NJC), disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Oye said the decision to appoint Salami and other members of the committee was taken at [...]

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