Between thuggery and state disobedience
I have no hesitation in admitting that I have a personal, formative interest in the health of the Nigerian judiciary, deeper perhaps than the average Nigerian.
Ben Ayade, judiciary clash over acting chief justice
Politics and ethnic considerations have crept into the appointment of a new Chief Judge of Cross River State, with the development pitting the state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, against the judicial arm of government in the state.
Oyo State government promises to uphold rule of law, reform judiciary
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said that his administration will uphold the rule of law and reform the judiciary to enhance quick dispensation of justice.
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.
Nigeria’s judiciary in retrospect: The vicissitudes of third arm of government
The Nigerian judiciary has had a chequered history in the last 59 years of the country’s independence. This is because the judiciary, which is considered the most critical leg of the tripod on which democracy rests has had to groan under various military dictatorships for about 31 years.
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.
Buhari inaugurates NICN complex, pledges adequate funding for Judiciary
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja pledged that his administration will continue to adequately fund the judiciary to enable it to discharge its responsibilities.
Kogi CJ begs judiciary workers, urges Bello to honour pact
Chief Judge (CJ) of Kogi State, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, has pleaded with the state’s branch of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to sheathe their swords, just as he urged the Governor Yahaya Bello to honour agreement reached with peace-brokers who intervened in the judiciary-executive face-off. A statement signed by Senior Information Officer, Kogi…
‘Is that so?’ (For Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen)
Once again, Justice Walter (Samuel Nkanu) Onnoghen (born 22 December, 1950) is on my mind. As you well know, dear readers, the Cross River State indigene I do not know from Adam, as the saying goes, was the Chief Justice of our country - until very recently when he was viciously kicked out of office.…
Stop hounding judiciary, PDP Chairman Secondus tells Buhari
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has admonished President Muhammadu Buhari to first remove the plank in his eyes before searching for the speck in the eye of the nation’s bench. He was speaking on Buhari's continued hostile behaviour on the judiciary as exemplified in his “unwarranted and unprovoked attacks on…
The 9th Assembly and our democracy
The principle of separation of powers is meant to ensure that the legislative, judiciary and executive powers of government are not concentrated in any single body but distributed accordingly. In this situation, they are expected to act as checks and balances upon one another to prevent any branch from exerting too much powers. This being…