Group drags Kano governor to UN, demands sanctions over “harassment of Justices” 

December 1, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A pro-All Progressives Congress (APC) from Kano state, under the aegis of APC Youth Business Community in Kano (APC-YBCK) Friday took a protest to the United Nations House at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, where they called on the international community to sanction Kano state government and its supporters for “threatening judiciary.” The group also asked the United Nations to Read More

A call on the judiciary

November 30, 2023 Admin III 0

The judiciary stands as a beacon of justice, entrusted with the responsibility of upholding the rule of law and ensuring fairness in our democracy. However, there exists a significant gap in understanding and transparency, especially during the complex and sensitive times of electoral cases. Nigerians often find themselves grappling with legal jargons and intricacies that make it challenging to comprehend Read More

Understanding Plateau election verdict and the role of Judiciary in electoral process, by Fidelis M. Tanko

November 24, 2023 Fidelis M. Tanko 0

Since the Election Petitions Tribunals and the Courts of Appeal across the country began to pass their verdicts on the various petitions, a cacophony of voices have continued to dominate the public space in the propriety or otherwise of the roles of the Judiciary.    This analysis is not a treatise about the role of Judiciary in our constitutional democracy, Read More

Judiciary workers declare strike in Osun

November 22, 2023 Admin III 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, (JUSUN), Osun State Chapter has embarked on an indefinite industrial action with immediate effect. The strike was declared on Wednesday by the chairman of JUSUN in the state, Oluwagbenga Olakunle Eludire. The strike is coming on the heels of the protest on Monday and Tuesday by Osun JUSUN over the allegations of maladministration against Read More

African Court dialogue will widen prospects, promote legal systems – Algerian President

November 21, 2023 Kehinde Osasona in Algiers 0

President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune Monday declared that the 6th African Court dialogue holding in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria will widen prospects and promote legal systems in Africa. The President, who was represented by the country’s Prime Minister, Nadir Efarbaoui was quick to condemn the gross violations of human rights occasioned by the Read More

An x-ray of judiciary/executive harmony in Niger state

November 8, 2023 Admin III 0

It is believed that good governance stems from equity and fairness in the administration of justice and a robust relationship among the three arms of government. AIDELOJE OJO reports. Legal luminaries from across the country gathered recently at the High Court 1 Courtroom in Minna, Niger state on October 17 2023 despite the early morning downpour. The Chief Judge of Read More

Judiciary digitisation progressing gradually – Kogi CJ

November 3, 2023 Salihu Oyibo 0

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Hon. Justice Josiah Majebi has said that digitalization of all processes of administration of justice in the State will be eventually achieved through the adopted approach and concerted efforts of the Council of Judges of the state’s Judiciary. Kogi judiciary is evolving on an elaborate concept of processing documents and other procedures intended to Read More

NDIC lauds judiciary on deposit insurance practice

October 27, 2023 David Agba 0

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has commended the judiciary on its better understanding of the deposit insurance practice towards promoting stability of the nation’s financial system. NDIC Managing Director/Chief Executive, Mr. Bello Hassan gave the commendation in his welcome address at the 2023 Sensitization Seminar, organized by the Corporation in partnership with the National Judicial Institute (NJI) for Judges Read More

Gov Dauda’s triumph: Saluting the judiciary

September 23, 2023 Nicholas Dekera 0

The judiciary, often touted as the last resort of the common man, has always been an arm of government with a chequered history. Parties to issues brought before the lord justices are always hopeful of favourable outcomes and are, in fact, heavily invested in these expectations. Even cases the layman would dismiss as crystal clear, the judiciary is still expected Read More

In Kano, ‘All Eyes on the Judiciary’ takes an interesting shape

August 17, 2023 Kabiru Mohammed 0

Recently, the Director-General of the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria, Dr Olalekan Fadolapo, ordered the removal of “All Eyes on the Judiciary” billboards nationwide. The said advert had popped up in strategic parts of major cities in Nigeria amid anxiety as Nigerians await the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) sitting in Abuja. However, instead of those peeping Read More

You can remove billboards, but can’t remove all eyes on judiciary – Atiku’s Aide

August 15, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Phrank Shaibu, the Special Assistant on Public Communications to Atiku Abubakar says the destruction of billboards which put up adverts that read, “All Eyes on The Judiciary” was clear evidence of President Bola Tinubu’s authoritarianism and assault on freedom of speech. Shaibu said this while reacting to the directive by the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON) to pull down Read More

Tinubu can’t fight corruption in Judiciary, says Timi Frank

May 6, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has faulted Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s claim that he will make corruption unattractive, especially in the Judiciary. Frank, who described such statement as a lie, noted that the former Lagos state governor do not possess the capacity and ability to fight corruption in the Judiciary. Tinubu, Read More

We’ve confidence in judiciary – Atiku support group

April 25, 2023 Muhammd Tanko Shittu 0

The coordinator of Atiku Abubakar Support group, Alhaji Abdulhadi Abdullahi Cokali, has expressed confidence in the Nigerian judiciary, as it gets sets to commence hearing into the presidential election petition, filed by Atiku Abubakar. The group under the aegis of 10-10 Initiatives for Atiku Abubakar, in its Eid-el-Fitr felicitations to Nigerians, said its grand patron Atiku Abubakar (Turakin Adamawa), “wishes Read More

2023 general elections: Results not reflection of wishes of Nigerians –  Kwankwaso 

March 30, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the 2023 elections, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged irregularities surrounding the 2023 elections. He said that the President didn’t do enough to ensure a free and fair election.  He also accused the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) of manipulating the outcome of the general Read More

2023: Prioritise substance over technicalities to ensure justice, Forum tells Judiciary

February 15, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Electoral Forum has emphasized that judicial decisions on elections should prioritize substance over technicalities to ensure that justice is not perverted on the basis of technicalities and that people do not lose faith in the judiciary as the last hope of the common man. In a statement issued by the Chairman, Professor Adebayo Olukoshi, said that as they did Read More

Is Nigeria’s judiciary still a haven for the common man?

February 7, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigerian judiciary is regarded as a cornerstone of the country’s democratic system and growing up in the desert Sahara of Machina I often heard people say the judiciary is the last hope of the common. But since the country’s return to civil rule in 1999, the institution is now facing growing criticism over its impartiality in judgment, especially in Read More

OGFZAA: Adoption of written addresses in suit gets February 16 date

February 3, 2023 Kehinde Osasona Abuja 0

The National Industrial Court, Abuja has fixed February 16, 2023 for adoption of final written addresses in suit filed by Mr Funmilayo Omosule against the Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority Administration (OGFZAA). Omosule is in court over his alleged unlawful suspension. In a short ruling, Justice Olufunke Anuwe, directed parties to regularise their processes before the next adjourned date. Read More

Again, El-Rufai spits fire, labels Nigeria’s judiciary ‘corrupt’

February 1, 2023 Admin III 0

Kaduna state governor, Nasir Elrufai, has alleged that the Nigerian judiciary system is “corrupt and take sides more with the crooks than the innocents.” In an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday, the Kaduna governor said courts were making it difficult to convict people who stole Kaduna state money. “In Kaduna State, the corruption perception is much lower than in Read More

Its time to resign, coalition tells CJN Ariwoola over political comments in Rivers

December 6, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)  under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Societies of Nigeria (CCSN) have again asked the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Olukayode Ariwoola, to resign his appointment over a political comment he made in Rivers state recently. The groups had embarked on a peaceful protest to the Supreme Court but were forcefully dispersed by a detachment of Read More

NGO urges CJN Ariwoola to protect judiciary in Osun

December 6, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation, The Peace Ambassadors, Tuesday called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, to protect the judiciary in Osun state from being dragged into the mud. A statement issued by its Coordinator and Secretary, Alhaji Agbaje Ojo and Mrs. Janet Arowosola, noted that the abuse of Executive Orders flying around in Osun state presently needs to Read More

Pandemonium as Police teargas protesters for demanding CJN’s resignation 

There were high tension and pandemonium in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Tuesday as Police teargassed and dispersed hundreds of protesters staging protest to demand resignation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Tajudeen Ariwoola, over his alleged partisanship comment recently made in Rivers state. The protesters who brandished several placards and banners while marching towards the Federal Ministry Read More

Breaking: Evans sentenced to 21-year imprisonment for kidnapping

September 19, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, to 21 years imprisonment for kidnapping one Sylvanus Hafia. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja special offences court on Monday sentenced the accused of conspiring and kidnapping Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia at about 5:30 pm on June 23, 2014, at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin in Lagos and Read More

NBA Conference: Nigerians starved of true leaders – Chimamanda Adichie

August 22, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Renowned author, Chimamanda Adichie, has said Nigerians are starved of leaders with great qualities. Adiche made this statement while delivering her keynote address at the ongoing annual general meeting of t he Nigerian bar association at the Eko hotel Monday. Adiche said young citizens were finding it difficult to have heroes for mentorship. She said, “We are starved of heroes. Read More