Lawyer petitions NJC over refusal to hear case

September 16, 2022 Editorial II 0

Some aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia state, have petitioned the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of National Judicial Council (NJC), Olukayode Ariwoola, over an alleged refusal by a Federal High Court Judge in Umuahia to hear a pre-election matter. Lawyer to the aggrieved members, Nnamdi U. Nwokocha Ahaaiwe, in the petition, said Justice Read More

Don’t disappoint Nigerians, council of political technocrat urges new CJN

June 27, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The South-west Council of Political Technocrats has congratulated the new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola. In a congratulatory message signed by its Executive Director, Government and Public Affairs, Prince Oloke Kehinde Alexander, at their monthly meeting on Monday, urged Justice Ariwoola not to disappoint Nigerians in the new assignment given to him. Noting that the new Acting 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

CJN hosts US enjoy, officials, restates need to fight emerging crimes with technology

February 20, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon (Dr) Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has said the Judiciary was open to initiatives aimed at improving and strengthening the capacity of judicial officers in the handling of cases on emerging crime trend in the country. The CJN particularly harped on the need for judicial officers to imbibe technology to combat emerging crimes like Read More

Effective judicial system, catalyst for financial system stability – CJN

October 12, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has described effective judicial system as catalyst for financial system stability. The CJN stated this Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the national workshop for judicial officers on recent reforms of banking and financial services law and practice. The workshop which was organised by the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in Read More

Let’s reposition libraries, CJN tasks librarians, stakeholders

September 15, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Tuesday tasked judiciary stakeholders on the need to reposition judicial libraries to enhance information gathering and dissemination. The CJN made the plea in a keynote address delivered at the opening ceremony of the biennial national workshop for Judiciary librarians held at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja. The workshop was themed; Read More

CJN set to quiz 6 CJs over conflicting ex parte orders

September 6, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria and chairman National Judicial Council (CJN), Dr. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, will on Monday quiz six chief judges over the conflicting court orders that emanated from their states. The CJN has demanded for the records of proceedings in all the suits from which conflicting ex parte orders emanated. Those to be quizzed include Chief Judges Read More

Staff look up to you for guidance, CJN tells court registrars, others

August 30, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Monday, cautioned Judicial officials and Court staff against actions and inactions that could taint their integrity. The CJN has therefore tasked them to exemplified leaderships, saying other staff looks up to them for guidance and emulations. Muhammad gave the caution while delivering a keynote address at the 2021 virtual national Read More

Osun lecturer in trouble for standing surety for unknown person

March 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, has ordered the remand of a lecturer, Engr. Emmanuel Tayo Owolabi, for failure to produce the defendant he stood surety for.  Owolabi stood surety for one Oladele Ezekiel who has allegedly refused to stand his trial after securing bail.  The prosecutor, a principal state counsel, Bankole Awoyemi, Read More

Rhodes-Vivour’s contributions to judiciary legendary – CJN, NBA, others

March 22, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammmad has described Hon. Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour’s robust contributions to the development of legal jurisprudence as inviolable and fascinating. The CJN eulogised the latter Monday at a valedictory court session held in his honour. The event which took place at the main courtroom of the Supreme Court in Abuja had jurists Read More

Shake up as Abang, Ojukwu, Nyako, 50 other Judges go on transfer

March 17, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

About 53 Judges of the Federal High Courts were affected by the recent re-posting and reshuffle across the 36 divisions in the country. While three judges are going to be moved out of Abuja, the court’s headquarters, four are being redeployed to fortify their ranks to make up 10. The development Blueprint reports was the first under the new Chief Judge, Justice Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court gives fresh update on CJN’s health status

December 15, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Supreme Court of Nigeria Tuesday refuted earlier report that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has tested positive for COVID-19. Blueprint recalls that the CJN’s absence at SANs’ inauguration held in Abuja reportedly threw the legal community into anxiety. Thereafter, a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, who spoke at the unveiling of the Read More

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NJI hosts CJN, other state Judges to dinner

November 29, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, and other visiting judges across the federation were on Thursday hosted to a dinner night to mark the end of the 2019 All Nigeria Judges held in Abuja. The dinner which was at the instance of the National Judicial Institute, Abuja (NJI), the host of the 2019 edition had in attendance Read More

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Our shackled judiciary

September 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

It must have been the most embarrassing public duty Mr Justice Ibrahim Muhammad has performed so far as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.  He did it with courage. Still, it must have been pretty painful for him to publicly admit what we have always known but voiced in the relative safety of bar chats, to wit, the Nigerian judiciary is Read More

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Breaking: SGF Akpata, 37 other senior Lawyers conferred as SANs

September 23, 2019 Editor 0

The Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN) Justice Mohammed Tanko is currently swearing in no fewer than 38 Lawyers as Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs). Blueprint‘s Judiciary correspondent reports that the Solicitor General of the Federation (SGF) Dayo Akpata is among those being confered as SANs with dignitaries, friends and colleagues in attendance. Details loading

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Breaking: CJN shuns annual High Court judges’ conference

September 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, has ignored the 35th annual Federal High Court judges’ conference taking place in Abuja. Justice Mohammed was billed to declare the event open at 10 a.m on Monday at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. However, at 11: 15 a.m, the CJN was nowhere to be found around the conference venue where judges Read More

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Breaking: Senate confirms Tanko Muhammad as CJN

July 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as Chief Justice of Nigeria ( CJN) ,  in substantive capacity. Confirmation of Justice Tanko Muhammad by the Upper legislative chamber Wednesday, was done after two hours drilling on what to be expected from the Nigerian judiciary under his leadership . Justice Muhammad who was admitted into the Senate hollowed cChambers at Read More

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Happening Now: Senate begins ‘closed-door screening’of Justice Tanko ahead confirmation as CJN

July 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Senate on Wednesday began the screening and confirmation process for Justice Tanko Mohammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) at a closed-door session. Senate Leader, Sen. Abdullahi Yahaya (PDP Kebbi) who moved a motion for the screening, was seconded by Minority Leader Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia PDP). Yahaya specifically urged the Senate to dissolve into committee of Read More

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At Senate, acting CJN faces fresh hurdle before confirmation

July 16, 2019 Editor 0

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Tanko, will on Wednesday appear before the Senate for screening and confirmation of his appointment by President Mohammadu Buhari. The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, disclosed this at the plenary on Tuesday. Lawan said Tanko would appear before the Committee of the Whole of the Senate to commence his Read More