Justice Mahmud Mohammed
Confirm Justice Onnoghen as CJN
It is curious indeed that President Muhammadu Buhari delayed for nearly a month naming a successor to the retired Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Mahmud Mohammed.
The CJN’s dilemma
I greatly admire Mr Justice Mahmud Mohammed, the Chief Justice of Nigeria. It seems to me that the country’s top jurist, spare of flesh, is full of the courage of his convictions. ...
NJC shields judicial officers accused of misconduct
The National Judicial Council (NJC) yesterday inaugurated a 10-man Judicial Ethics Committee with a mandate to review the code of conduct for judicial officers in the country.
The cow is sacred no more
In my ombudsman column for the Trust titles last month, I wrote at length on what should be the role of the media in the anti-graft war at this point in time.
Chief Justice seeks a balanced judiciary
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed has said that, given the increased complexity of disputes in the country, the judiciary must do more to strike a balance between chaos and order in society.
NJC recommends two judges for retirement
The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the compulsory retirement of Justice Mohammed Nasiru Yunusa of the Federal High Court, Lagos Division and Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede ...
‘Good governance, transparency, incorruptibility, can’t be enthroned without empowering judiciary’
Justice Peter Affen of the High Court of the FCT is always quick to say in many of the matters before him that the judiciary is always on trial. However, it may seem now that it is the three arms of government that are on trial.
Discarding seniority in appointment of CJN amounts to ‘court packing’, says Ezike
Well, I am hearing rumours of change in the system. Unfortunately, again, I blamed the judiciary for their problems. In the first place, being appointed a judge of the highest court anywhere in the world is a very serious matter...
CJN, lawyers, Ijaw mourn eminent jurist, Niki Tobi
Encomiums yesterday began pouring in for legal luminary and former Supreme Court Justice, Niki Tobi who died over the weekend at the National Hospital, Abuja aged 76.