After 13 months of being stubborn Cross River state executive and House of Assembly, yesterday, bowed to pressure by confirming Justice Akon Ikpeme as Chief Judge (CJ).
3 Jun 2020
For six months running, Cross River State has remained without a substantive chief judge, as the National Judicial Council (NJC) and the Governor Ben Ayade administration have flexed muscles over the matter.
2 Jun 2020
For six months running Cross River State has remained without a substantive Chief Judge as the National Judicial Council (NJC) and the State government flex muscles.
25 Apr 2020
As the judicial tussle in Cross River state lingers, there are indications that the National Judicial Council (NJC) under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has ordered Governor Ben Ayade to swear in Justice Akon Ikpeme as the substantive Chief Judge of the State.
3 Dec 2019
After much pressure and intrigues, Governor Ben Ayade is to swear in Justice Akon Ikpeme as Cross River State’s acting chief judge (CJ) today. The state government had rooted for a junior colleague..