Osinbajo to judiciary: Reverse negative perception on justice delivery

January 26, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

Vice President Osinbajo has urged stakeholders in the judiciary sector to work hard in reversing the negative perception about justice delivery in the country. In the same vein, Osinbajo stressed the need for the transformation of judiciary in the country, calling for creation of a benchmark in the salaries of judicial officers and that of the legislators, explaining that it Read More

Yobe: Buni swears in Mahdi as substantive Grand Khadi

November 13, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has on Friday sworn Khadi Babagana Mahdi as the substantive Grand Khadi of the state. Buni said, the appointment was done purely on merit, stressing that he has no doubt that Babagana Mahdi would add value to the development of judiciary and efficient dispensation of justice in the state to justify the appointment. Read More

Ortom signs 2 laws giving judiciary, legislature autonomy

November 11, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Thursday signed into law two bills granting the state judiciary and the state House of Assembly autonomy. Briefing journalists in his office, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mike Gusa, said the laws are the one to provide for management of funds accruing to the judiciary from the Consolidated Revenue Funds of the Read More

Breaking: Court sentences ex-pension boss, Maina, to 8 years in prison for stealing, money laundering

November 8, 2021 Editor 0

A former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, has been convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison by the federal high court for money laundering. The judgement was delivered in Abuja on Monday by Justice Okon Abang. Justice Abang found Maina guilty on all the 12-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Read More

CUPP condemns invasion of Justice Odili’s Abuja residence

October 31, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned the Friday invasion of the Abuja residence of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, by armed security agents. The CUPP, which expressed shock over the development, further condemned, what it described as ungodly and illegal invasion. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said Read More

Govs swearing in LGC chairs unconstitutional – Ex-minister

October 22, 2021 Muhammad Tanko 0

A former Minister of Information and Communications, Dasuki Salihu Nakande, has said that governors are swearing in elected local government councils’ chairmen “is unconstitutional.” According to him, the local governments as an independent tie of the government are not supposed to be under the control of a governor. Nakande stated this while featuring on a Unity FM Jos local radio Read More

Justice Hussein Mukhtar (1954-2021)

October 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Late Hon. Justice Hussein Mukhtar, PhD, was born in 1954 to the royal family of Alhaji Mukhtar Usman, the late Sarkin Azare and the descendant of Mallam Zaki (the founder of Katagum emirate). His mother was also a royal princess, the daughter of late Sarkin Katagum Abdulkadir III. Justice Mukhtar attended Government  Secondary School, Azare, and proceeded to Ahmadu Bello Read More

Secessionists infiltrating Nigeria’s judicial system, CSOs allege

September 22, 2021 Agi Onda 0

A coalition of civil society organisations under the aegis of the Conference of Harmonised Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria (COHCSON) has said it suspects strongly that secessionists are infiltrating the nation’s judicial system. The group’s allegation is coming on the heels of a recent court judgement of an Oyo State High Court presided over by Justice Ladiran Akintola delivered in Read More

How JUSUN encourages executive tyranny

September 16, 2021 Ikenga Odogwu 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) embarked on a strike action on the first of April, 2021. The industrial action was called off after about two months on June 10 without any tangible commitment extracted from the 36 state governors in Nigeria. However, the leadership of JUSUN and the leadership of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) signed an agreement Read More

FCT minister lauds judiciary on democracy

September 13, 2021 Abudullahi Muhammad 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has said the Nigerian judiciary, since the return to democratic rule, has lived up to its responsibilities and adjudicated many landmark cases that have further enriched our jurisprudence, entrenched the rule of law and deepened the democratic ideals of our country. He gave this commendation in his goodwill Read More

Court of Appeal marks maiden legal year celebration

September 13, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Activities marking the maiden Legal Year celebration for 2021 holds today at the Court of Appeal headquarters, Abuja. The annual activity is to commemorate and usher in new legal year and activities in the judicial parlance. Earlier, a Juma’at prayer and special church service which was attended by the president, Hon Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, was organised Friday and Sunday respectively, Read More

Appeal Court kicks off new legal year with Juma’at prayer

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

President of the Court of Appeal Hon. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, Friday, joined her muslim brothers at the National Judicial Commission (NJC) mosque to pray for the Court of Appeal and the Nigerian Judiciary. Although, the new legal year is commemorated every year to usher in legal activities for the year, this for the Nigeria’s Court of Appeal is the maiden Read More

Reinstatement: There is hope in Nigeria’s judiciary, says Ekiti monarch

August 30, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

Following his reinstatement as the Edemo of Ado-Ekiti by the Supreme Court of Nigeria recently, High Chief James Bamidele Aduloju, has hailed the judicial system, saying “there is still true justice in the country.” Aduloju, who described the judiciary as the last hope of the common man, said people irrespective of their status and background, could still get the justice Read More

Leaving office a failure is not an option, Mr President!

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In the confines of the Presidential Villa, during a recent meeting of the National Council on Security, one of the many security meetings called at his instance, President Muhammadu Buhari told heads of security agencies that they must address the alarming insecurity situation in the country because he is not prepared to exit office as a failure. To underscore his Read More

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JUSUN should join doctors, ASUU strikes

August 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) embarked on a warning industrial action about four months ago, precisely, April 2020. About two months later, the leadership of JUSUN called off the strike after ostensibly extracting some commitments from both federal and state governments. A visit to the judiciary in all the states of the federation shows that nothing has changed. Read More

Justice Barnett seeks ECOWAS support for AU job

August 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A Sierra Leonean Judge, Justice Tonia Barnett has said war is a reaction to jeopardised rights, even as she stated that it is only those who have not witnessed war that call for it. Barnett was in Nigeria, weekend, to seek the support of ambassadors from the West African sub-region for a position at the African Commission on Human and Read More

Breaking: IPOB members arrested as Ezeife, Ohaneze leaders, others storm court for resumed Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

July 26, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Security operatives on Monday arrested members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as they converged on the federal high court in Abuja for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial.  The IPOB members were chanting slogans in support of Kanu and demanding his freedom. Some of them were subsequently arrested while others fled.Kanu who was rearrested some weeks ago is being arraigned before Read More

Legislature, judiciary autonomy: Lalong signs into 2 bills into law

July 14, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong, has formally, granted autonomy to the state legislature and the state judiciary, having signed two separate bills into law for their funds management. This was contained in statement, Wednesday, by Lalong’s director of press and public affairs, Dr. Makut Macham. The State House of Assembly had passed the bills, which were, Wednesday, signed into law Read More

N/Convention: I won’t tolerate godfatherism as APC chair – Moniedafe

June 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), one of the chairmanship aspirants and former chairman of the defucnt Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sunny Sylvester Moniedafe, has promised that his leadership would not tolerate godfatherism in the choice of candidates for elections. Moniedafe also promised to ensure the provisions Read More

NCFront demands urgent council of state meeting to address insecurity

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Consultative Front, (NCFront) has appeal to former heads of state, former Presidents and other stakeholders to take a break from their rest and work together to rescue Nigeria from imminent civil war. The group which gathered in Abuja to discuss what they described as “pervasive killings, kidnappings, wanton destructions of public assets and general insecurity in Nigeria” said Read More

Restructuring, el-Rufai and the rest of us

May 23, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

There are a number of issues on the public burner. I could have gone on with Part 2 of my write-up on General T.Y. Danjuma and what Nigeria could take out of him. But that should wait. There is also Sambisa Forest, Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP). And then, of course, the brouhaha Read More

Strike: JUSUN set to hold NEC meeting

May 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has summoned an emergency meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC)- the organ that has given the mandate for the ongoing industrial action by the union, for Wednesday 19, May 2021. The workers have been on nationwide strike for over a month to protest the failure of state governments to grant autonomy to Read More

Entire criminal justice system faulty, Bauchi chief registrar laments

May 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The chief registrar of the Bauchi state high court Barrister Emmanuel Danjuma has declared that the entire criminal justice system in Nigeria is faulty. He made the declaration Monday during the inauguration of the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC) in the state created by a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called’Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative and inaugurated by Read More