29 suspects escape from police cell in Abia
Twenty-nine suspected criminals have reportedly escaped from the custody of the Central Police Station (CPS) in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State.
Kogi courts have 90 days to dispense pending criminal cases
hief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, has directed that all criminal cases pending before courts in the State before the advent of the coronavirus disease
Closure of Lagos markets, courts, recreation centres takes effect from tomorrow
The Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu, yesterday directed that all open markets and stores should close, except for sellers of food and medicines
‘We need to create specialised courts in Nigeria’
Orlu Branch chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Chuzzy Attama, spoke with COLLINS OSUJI about criminal justice system in Nigeria shortly after a workshop on promoting the Domestication and Implementation of Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) in various states of the country. What is your assessment of the workshop on promoting the…
Two military officers, three firms temporarily forfeit N200m to FG
A fderal High Court in Lagos, yesterday ordered that two military officers and their firms temporarily forfeits N200 million to the Federal Government. The money was said to have been fraudulently warehoused in some commercial banks, and would remain seized until investigation is completed on it. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said the…
Examining Lagos small claims courts, their mechanisms in other jurisdictions
On April 23, 2018, the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Honourable Justice Opeyemi Oke, as part of her efforts to fast-track justice delivery in commercial disputes involving small claims, commissioned the Small Claims’ Courts. The inauguration of the Small Claims Courts, the first in the country is expected to set an example for other states…
Nasarawa Judiciary sets up six panels to review judgments by lower courts
The Nasarawa State Judiciary on Monday constituted six appeal panels to review 124 judgments delivered by lower courts in the state. Justice Suleiman Dikko, the state Chief Judge, announced this at the inauguration of 2018 first Call-Over Special Appeal Session at the State High Court in Lafia, saying that the cases to be reviewed included…
On Lagos’ special corruption and sexual offences courts
Sir: Across the globe, especially in the developed world, the idea of specialised courts has proven to have enhanced the performances of their judicial processes and this has made these countries reference points for quick dispensation of justice, fairness and functional legal systems. Indonesia and Malaysia provide interesting case study on this. They established constitutional…
Agu: Courts should be allowed to do their duty
I think a lot has been said about corruption, as if it is a new thing that has come to town. We have been living with it, and it will continue to be part of the society and the world in general.
Courts can order compensations to victims of violence in the absence of enabling legislation, says Ogwemoh
I think Government can rightly compensate its citizens in the face of these inhuman activities of the insurgents in spite of the fact that there are no compensation laws for victims of insurgency.