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19 Jun 2019
A Kogi High Court sitting in Koton-Karfe has ruled that the executive and legislature could not remove the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah, without recourse to the National Judicial Council (NJC). It also declared that Chief Registrar of the state High Court held a statutory position as the judiciary’s accounting officer and therefore, not…
23 May 2019
It was not the pressure of guilt that made presiding justice of the presidential election petition tribunal Zainab Bulkachuwa to quit yesterday. She was secure in the rightness of staying on the panel if she chose. For the panel dismissed the application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the…
23 Apr 2019
Elder statesman and Ikenne, Ogun State community leader, Yinka Ogunmuyiwa has asked the National Judicial Council (NJC) to sanction a high court judge for allegedly violating the code of conduct of judicial officers.    Ogunmuyiwa made the prayers in a petition, which he wrote against the judge of the Ogun State high court, dated March…
21 Mar 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC) following the order issued by Justice Ekwo Inyang of the Federal High Court Abuja stopping the collation and announcement of the result of the March 9, 2019 Bauchi State governorship election...
19 Feb 2019
The suspension, order of arrest and subsequent arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen is considered by many lawyers and Nigerians as invasion of the judiciary. Those are in defiance of pending applications at the appeal court and petitions before the National Judicial Council (NJC), empowered by law to discipline judicial officers.…
30 Jan 2019
The National Judicial Council (NJC) yesterday gave the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen and the one acting, Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed...
28 Jan 2019
The National Judicial Council (NJC) will hold an emergency meeting today over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.
26 Jan 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have rejected the appointment of acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The PDP in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday in Abuja, said that the PDP rejected in its entirety, the attempts to foist an illegal Chief…
5 Oct 2018
The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the dismissal of Justices R. N. Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court and James T. Agbadu-Fishim of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.
4 Oct 2018
It is an incontrovertible universal truth that public corruption breeds in malignant proportions in Nigeria. The decadence has festered for years and grafted itself into every sphere of our society and polity. It is a potent, ruinous danger to our democracy and development as a nation. The more we try to fight the menace, the…
24 Jul 2018
To achieve quick justice delivery in Nigeria’s criminal justice administration faces critical impediment such as the incessant use of legal technicalities. Such predicament diminishes the sacred public trust on the criminal justice system and defeat government’s policy trust to fight corruption as encapsulated in the campaign promises of the present administration. The quest to however,…
30 Jan 2018
Access to Justice has called for public input in judicial appointments, saying such is of high public interest and have significant consequences for the general public.

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