There is nothing like judiciary independence in Nigeria, says Oguche
The question of whether or not the Nigerian judiciary is totally independent of the executive arm of government is one that has continued to generate various interpretations.
CUPP alleges plot against Atiku’s appeal at Supreme Court
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) yesterday alleged that the Federal Government had been mounting undue pressure on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, to accept a list of some persons allegedly selected to be members of the presidential election petition appeal tribunal.
How judiciary can protect democracy, by experts
For Nigeria’s democracy to continue to flourish, the judiciary must not only be seen as active but must deliver justice without fear or favour. Nigerian on the other hand should support the activities of the judiciary by providing it with the needed tools as well as abide by its decisions.
The trial of Nigeria’s judiciary
The judiciary has come a long way in trying to use the law to guide society and make the people be law-abiding as well as foster peace among citizens in the country.
NFIU clarifies request for account details of politically exposed persons
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) yesterday confirmed that it actually has a tab on all politically exposed persons (PEPs’) banking transactions within and outside the country.
Buhari swears in Mohammed Tanko as CJN
Nigeria’s President Muhammmadu Buhari on Wednesday sworn in Tanko Mohammad as Chief Justice of Nigeria. Mohammed, who will now be Nigeria's 18th CJN, became the acting CJN when the former CJN Walter Onnoghen was suspended on the grounds of false assets declaration. On 11 July 2019, he was nominated as CJN by the president barely…
Obi, Tanko and fate of law, history
For the former governor of Anambra State and the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, it is as if fate has destined them to share in the political evolution of Nigeria.
NJC advocates appointment of Justice Muhammad as substantive CJN
The National Judicial Council (NJC) yesterday endorsed the appointment of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria...
Ignore ‘order’ to appoint more Supreme Court justices, group warns CJN
A human rights group, Access to Justice, has warned the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammed, against taking ‘orders from the Presidency’ in appointing more justices for the Supreme Court following a report (not in The Guardian) that President Muhammadu Buhari had asked him to initiate the process of appointing five new…
‘Politicians, aides misinforming president about insecurity ’
Bankole Kayode was born in Jos, Plateau State in 1959. He earned an LLB from the Ogun State University, now Olabisi Onabanjo University between 1987 and 1991. He subsequently enrolled at the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos for the mandatory law school training between 1991 and 1992 before joining the chambers of Professor Wole…