Dialogue remains critical tool to achieve justice – African Court President

June 28, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

Judicial dialogue has been described as a critical tool to achieve justice in an increasingly globalised world. The President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Justice Imani Aboud, gave the hint in Zanzibar while delivering an opening remark at a three-day first tripartite judicial dialogue facilitated by Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. The Read More

NJC backs suit seeking review of Judges’ salaries

June 28, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has thrown its weight behind a suit seeking upward review of salaries and allowances of Judges in the country. NJC through its counsel, Mr Kunle Adegoke SAN , Tuesday, prayed the Industrial Court, Abuja, to grant all the reliefs sought by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Sebastine Hon, who instituted the suit. The Read More

NBA tables crucial demand for new CJN *All you need to know about Justice Olukayode Ariwoola

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn-in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, with a charge to the Judiciary not to fail the nation in the handling of disputes arising from the 2023 general elections.   The ceremony took place Monday at the State House Abuja. The emergence of Ariwoola, the next most senior in the hierarchy of the Read More

Breaking: Buhari swears in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as new CJN

June 27, 2022 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday swore in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the swearing of Ariwoola, the next most senior in the hierarchy of the Supreme Court, as the new CJN followed the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammed on health ground. Justice Ariwoola who was born Read More

Breaking: Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, resigns

June 27, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

Few days after his colleagues at the Supreme Court rose against him, accusing him of sundry infractions in office ranging from corruption to high-handedness, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, has resigned. A Judiciary source revealed that Justice Muhammad resigned on Sunday night, citing ill-health as the reason for his decision. There has been ruckus at the apex court, Read More

HURIWA charges NJC, CCT to probe corruption allegations against CJN

June 23, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, has called on the National Judicial Council (NJC) and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to probe the corruption allegations levelled against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, a serving justices of the Supreme Court. The Civil rights advocacy group in a statement signed by the group’s National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Read More

Sexual molestation: Court orders remand of dismissed teacher 

June 23, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory FCT has ordered that a dismissed teacher, Igoche Daniel Adah be remanded at Kuje Prison in Abuja pending when ruling on his bail application would be delivered. Justice Akeem Fashola gave the order on Thursday, saying: “The accused person should be remanded in the prison till July 12 when his bail request Read More

Breaking: Human rights lawyer storms Supreme Court, stirs drama over hijab

June 23, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

A Human rights lawyer and activist, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, Thursday, caused a mild drama at the Supreme Court during a proceeding. The Delta State-born human rights advocate appeared in an unusual atire when he matched his lawyer robe with other traditional apparels. Though peaceful in his protest all through the sitting, the activist temporarily disrupted the proceedings as all eyes Read More

African Court set to deliver five judgments

June 22, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The African Court on Human and People’s Rights will tomorrow (Thursday 23rd June, 2022) at the close of its four-week 65th Ordinary Session in Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania deliver five judgments. According to a press release by the court’s registrar, Dr. Robert Eno, at the seat of the court, delivery of judgements will commence at 10:00am (EA Time) and will be live streamed via https://www.youtube.com/user/africancourt/live Judgments will be Read More

Salary review: Talks collapses as AGF files processes

June 22, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

Attempts to settle out of court in a suit instituted against the National Assembly, Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the National Judicial Council (NJC) seeking a general review of wages for the Nigerian Judges collapsed on Wednesday. The matter is currently before the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) in Abuja. The court action instituted by a Senior Read More

Supreme Court: Ozekhome okays Justices’ protest over poor pay

June 22, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN has come out in defence of the justices of the supreme court, saying they deserved better salary and welfare. Ozekhome made the statement against the backdrop of lingering face-off between the justices of the apex court and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, over alleged poor salary and welfare Read More

Supreme Court Justices deserve more

Recently, in an unprecedented manner in the 58 years annals of the Supreme Court of Nigeria Nigeria, all the 14 serving Justices of the Supreme Court protested their horrific welfare and deplorable conditions of service to the Chief Justice of Nigeria ( CJN ). In a world that has since become a global village, the memo leaked. Who did this Read More

CJN to angry Supreme Court Justices: Your protest akin to dancing in market square

June 22, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

Chief Justice of Nigeria Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has disputed the allegations of poor welfare levelled against him by his brother Justices at the Supreme Court.  In a long petition to the CJN by some of the Justices, they alleged poor power supply, non-availability of diesel to power their generators, and also claimed they had no vehicles among several others.    And in Read More

2023: Suit challenging Atiku’s citizenship gets July 20 date

June 21, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A fresh suit challenging the eligibility of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, to contest the 2023 presidential election was Tuesday, slated for the 20th July for hearing.   In a ruling delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the court also ordered a substituted service of all the legal processes on Atiku to enable him Read More

Lawyer files fresh N10m suit against MultiChoice over tariff hike

June 20, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A lawyer, Festus Onifade, was Monday granted permission by a Competition and Consumer Protection (CCPC) Tribunal sitting in Abuja, to file a fresh N10m suit against MultiChoice Nigeria Limited, the operators of DStv and Gotv. In the amended originating summons, Onifade also sought the order of the tribunal directing and mandating MultiChoice to adopt a pay-as-you-view model of billing for Read More

Court restrains FG from further actions on disputed e-Customs concession project

June 18, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Federal government from enforcing or giving effect to the controversial Customs modernisation project otherwise known as e- Custom allegedly executed by its agents on May 30, 2022 . The agents who allegedly executed the disputed concession project are the Nigerian Custom Service, Trade Modernisation Project limited, Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria limited Read More

Ekiti: At last, Court breaks silence on APC candidate’s status

June 16, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court Thursday reacted to a rumour making the rounds that it issued an order that disqualified the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Ekiti State governorship election billed to take place in the next 48 hours, where Mr. Biodun Oyebanji is a contestant. In the purported verdict, Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Read More

Supreme Court: Ex-CJN, Onnoghen, carpets FG over poor funding 

June 16, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, Thursday, carpeted the federal government for underfunding the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Onoghen said, “Unless the Supreme Court of Nigeria is adequately funded,  the apex Court may soon at best ends up a glorified High Court.” Onnoghen, who spoke in Abuja, at the public presentation of Nigeria’s first law book on Read More

Judge’s absence stalls Fani-Kayode’s ex-wife trial

June 8, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The commencement of trial in a suit filed by former senator, Mrs Grace Bent, against Precious Chikwendu, ex-wife of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, could not hold again on Wednesday. Blueprint Judiciary Correspondent reported that the absence of Justice Obiora Egwuatu of a Federal High Court, Abuja stalled the trial Checks by Blueprint revealed that the matter was slated for Read More

Judge detains, walks Journalists out of court

June 7, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Chizoba Orji of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) sitting at Maitama Tuesday detained six Judiciary correspondents for over two hours. Our Blueprint Judiciary correspondent can authoritatively report that the Journalists have since been released by a police on duty on the order of the Judge. The Judge who fumed against coverage of activities in her Read More

FCT NUJ election: Court orders substituted service on Ogbeche

June 7, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The National Industrial Court in Abuja on Monday ordered that Emmanuel Ogbeche of the Abuja Enquirer be served originating summons by substituted means in a case brought before it against Ogbeche by Mr Donald Ugwu. The substituted means as ordered by the court was by way of pasting the summon and hearing notice at NUJ Secretariat, Zone B, 05, E.A Read More

Judges’ poor salary: AGF, NJC, others shun court as NASS seeks amicable resolution

June 6, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The National Assembly has asked the National Industrial Court (NIC) in Abuja to allow an out of court settlement in a suit instituted against it and three others. In the suit, the applicant is challenging poor salaries of Judicial Officers in the country. The NASS through its counsel, Mr. Charles Yoila, told Justice Osatohanmwen Obaseki-Osagie that the institution was interested Read More