Lawyers in Akwa Ibom, Cross River task NJC over vacant Chief Judge seat
As Cross River state remains for almost one year without a substantive Chief Judge, the Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) in Cross River and Akwa Ibom...
Group berates Buhari over delay in appointing apex court justices
Justice sector advocacy group, Access to Justice has condemned the undue delay by President Muhammadu Buhari in forwarding for senate confirmation, names of justices recommended by the National Judicial Council (NJC) to be appointed to the Supreme Court. The group said the president has inflicted incalculable long-term damage to the integrity and independence of the…
NJC, NBA insist on Ikpeme as Cross River chief judge
The Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC) and Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) have insisted on the confirmation of Justice Akon Ikpeme as the substantive chief judge of Cross River State...
NJC recommends appointment of 22 judges
The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the appointment of 22 judicial officers as justices of Supreme Court, heads of court, judges of High Court of states, kadis of states Sharia Court of Appeal and judges of Customary Court of Appeal.
Wrong appointments undermine judicial independence, says Access to Justice
The judicial sector watch-dog, Access to Justice (A2J) has warned that the act of cherry-picking persons to be appointed as judges would undermine the independence of Nigerian judiciary.
NJC clears federal judge of misconduct
The National Judicial Council (NJC) has dismissed a petition by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
SMBF urges Buhari to confirm NJC’s nominee as appeal court president
The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm the National Judicial Council’s (NJC) nominee as substantive President of the Court of Appeal without going through another acting term.
NJC, Cross River government flex muscles over chief judge appointment
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.
Judges' appointment: Group urges presidency to ignore petition against NJC
Human rights group, Citizens' Rights Initiative (CRI) has called on President Buhari to discountenance a petition written by a group of lawyers against the National Judicial Council (NJC) on the list on nominees to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court judges.