Unity, good governance ‘ll address north’s challenges – Inuwa Yahaya 

January 28, 2024 Auwal Ahmad 0

In a bid to tackle the prevailing challenges facing Northern Nigeria, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, chairman Northern State Governors’ Forum (NSGF) and Gombe state governor, has emphasised the importance of unity, decisive action, and effective governance. Speaking at the annual Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Lecture held in Maiduguri, Borno state, Governor Inuwa Yahaya stressed the need to revisit the principles of Read More

Zamfara: Coalition lauds Supreme Court for restoring people’s mandate 

January 14, 2024 Donald Iorchir 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Network of Nigeria has given kudos to Supreme Court for upholding democratic processes and restoring the people’s mandate in Zamfara state. Speaking on behalf of the group at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, Comrade Muhammad Sadiq, commended the justices for their dedication to the constitutional process and their tireless efforts in safeguarding the Read More

Tinubu condemns attacks in Plateau, orders arrest of culprits 

December 26, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has condemned the heinous attacks in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi local government areas of Plateau state, which resulted in the tragic loss of many lives. The President directed security agencies to immediately move in, scour every stretch of the zone and apprehend the culprits. The President also directed immediate mobilisation of relief resources for surviving victims of Read More

Gaza tragedy & the West: When the last mask fell off

November 16, 2023 Admin III 0

At any rate, the truth remains that it is not the people who change, it is their masks that fall off. It is perplexing as to when people will start recognizing that occupation is not synonymous with resistance, and persecution not analogous to fighting for freedom. One of the outcomes of the ongoing Gaza tragedy is that masks are falling Read More

Odili to new wigs: Use your law degrees to fight injustice 

October 11, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chairman Body of Benchers, Justice Mary Peter Odili, Wednesday, told newly called to bar lawyers in Nigeria that their law degrees and certificates are not just pieces of documents but credentials that could be wielded as swords to fight injustice. She therefore charged them to use the law profession as a sword to fight all forms of injustices and Read More

The tasks for Justice Minister Fagbemi

September 12, 2023 Obamodi Oluwadamilola 0

The recent appointment of Chief Lateef Fagbemi, one of Nigeria’s foremost jurists, as a member of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, could not have come at a better time. At a time the country’s judicial sector appears to be decaying – too quickly -, his appointment as the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Read More

Family of Nigerian lady who died aboard EgyptAir demands justice

September 9, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

The family of a Nigerian lady, Ms. Remilekun Toyosi Meshioye, a passenger who died onboard Egypt Air flight MS 876 on Monday while on a connecting flight into Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom has slammed the airline and the Egyptian authorities. According to the family, Toyosi was disrespectfully treated and called on the federal government to investigate the circumstances Read More

PEPC: Peter Obi heads to Supreme Court, insist on justice

September 7, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

  The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25th election, Peter Obi, has “instructed his lawyers to immediately challenge the ruling of the five-member Presidential Election Petitions Court led by Justice Simon Haruna Tsamani.” Obi disclosed this at a press conference in the commercial town of Onitsha, Anambra state on Thursday in reaction to the PEPC ruling Read More

2 prominent Nigerian Justices die same day

July 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Justice Chima Nweze of the Supreme Court and Justice Peter Hoommuk Mallong of the Federal High Court have been confirmed dead. Both Justices died on Sunday July 30, 2023. Separate statements on Monday by the spokesman of the Supreme Court, Dr. Festus Akande, and the Chief Registrar of the Federal High Court, Hassan Sulaiman, confirmed the death of the Justices. Sulaiman’s Read More

Judicial integrity crucial for efficient justice system – CJN Ariwoola

July 5, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola has restated that for an efficient justice system to berth, judicial integrity is crucial. The CJN stated this in Abuja Monday, while delivering a keynote address at the opening ceremony of the Induction Course for newly appointed Judges of the Area/Sharia/Customary Courts organised by the National Judicial Institute. The theme of the Read More

Inspector Atobaloye: IGP orders investigation, assures justice

April 30, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has called for in-depth investigations into the remote circumstances surrounding the demise of a Police Inspector, Inspector Atobaloye Taiye, who was on Quick Intervention Special Duty from Oke-Onigbin Divisional Headquarters, Kwara state, to the Zone 8 Command Headquarters, Lokoja, which covers Kogi and Kwara states.Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in Read More

Taraba APC’ll embark on massive reconciliation, says Sabo-Kente

April 5, 2023 Chamber Simeh 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Taraba state, plans to embark on massive reconciliation, after the crisis that led to its loss of the governorship election, Chief David Sabo-Kente, has said. Sabo-Kente, a chieftain of APC in the state and frontline aspirant for gubernatorial contest, was speaking on the party’s loss of the governorship and other elections in Taraba state. He Read More

No perfect democracy in the world –  Ndoma Egba

March 22, 2023 Joseph Obung 0

Former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, has hit back at those condemning the conduct of the just concluded general elections, saying there is no country, the world over that has a perfect democracy. In a chat with journalists, Wednesday, the former chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) said democracies have peculiarities and that the world should give Read More

Mary Odili Institute to complement NJI – Wike 

March 15, 2023 Dennis Essang 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that the Justice Mary Odili Judicial Institute (JMOJI), Port Harcourt, was established to complement efforts of the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in the provision of regular training of judicial officers in the country. Governor Wike harped on this at the inauguration of the Governing Board of the Justice Mary Odili Judicial Institute at Read More

2023 presidential, NASS elections do not reflect democracy – CSO

March 6, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Green Assembly, GA, has said the conduct of the just concluded 2023 presidential and National Assembly elections were far from being fair, credible and did not reflect what democracy stands for.  Stating that the elections were marred with so many irregularities such as voter intimidations, gross electoral practices and breach of the Electoral Act, the Read More

Kogi CJ tasks judicial officers on administration of criminal justice

February 23, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Josiah Majebi, has charged magistrates and other judges to strictly adhere to the administration of criminal justice in the state for seamless administration of justice. Justice Majebi who stated this in Lokoja Wednesday at the Valedictory Court Session in honour of Justice Alaba Omolaye-Ajileye of the Kogi state High Court of Justice, urged magistrate to Read More

World Social Justice Day: AIN laments continuous human right abuses, violation

February 23, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Amnesty International (AIN) has expressed worry that social justice in Nigeria continued to be a major dominant feature of human right abuses and violation. The Chairperson of AIN, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, at the Amnesty International’s World Social Justice Day 2023 commemoration and farewell of it Country Director, said, “Until we are able to deal with issues of social justice in Read More

2023: Uba Sani vows to empower women, youths 

January 22, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress in Kaduna state, Sen. Uba Sani, has promised to empower women and youth if elected governor, just as women and youths occupy strategic positions in the el-Rufai administration. Senator Sani said majority of the voting population are youths and women, so he is counting on their votes to win the governorship election to Read More

One death too many: Are domestic workers swept under the carpet?

December 26, 2022 Matthew Ma 0

  “Today, many domestic workers have tales of horror to share about the ordeal of modern slavery. Sadly, some, who could not withstand torture, died in the hands of those they looked up to as helpers of destiny.” When we talk of modern slavery, we often think of human trafficking and prostitution. But one popular but painfully common form of Read More

We are working to enthrone new Nigeria – Obasanjo

December 14, 2022 Admin III 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Tuesday  said he is working with other elder statesmen to enthrone a new Nigeria. He stated this while speaking at the Ohanaeze Ndigbo National Secretariat in Enugu, Monday.  He said Nigeria is currently at the crossroads in her political history and needs a leader with the right character and capacity to reposition the country.  Obasanjo signed Read More

How Appeal Court restored Binani as Adamawa APC guber candidate 

November 25, 2022 Muazu Abari 0

The Appeal Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa state , Thursday declared Senator Aishatu Dahiru Binani as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate. Justice Tani Yusuf Hassan decided to set aside the judgment of a Federal High Court that nullified the governorship primary and said APC has no candidate for the 2023 governorship election. Former chairman of the Economic and Read More

The shortfall of Supreme Court justices

October 11, 2022 Admin III 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, last week drew the nation’s attention to the sordid reality that the depletion in the number of Supreme Court Justices is a burden to Nigeria’s apex court. This development is worrisome considering the fact that the 2023 general elections are fast approaching. Justice Ariwoola spoke last week in Abuja at a Read More