Saturday , 25 October 2014
Latest News

Tag Archives: Chief Justice of Nigeria

Feed Subscription

SANs Guilty Of Encouraging Corruption In Judiciary – CJN

CJN Aloma-Mukhtar

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar, yesterday accused some Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) of encouraging corruption in the Judiciary. The CJN wondered why so many SANs would agree to represent a judge who has been accused of graft at a mere disciplinary hearing of the ... Read More »

CJN Seeks Amendment To Law Allowing Guber Election Petitions To Continue Up To Supreme Court

court

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar, yesterday lamented that the remittance of governorship election petitions up to the Supreme Court of Nigeria, which should ordinarily have ended at the Court of Appeal, is a source of distraction to the apex court. Justice Mukhtar made this known ... Read More »

Shun Political Pressures, Mukhtar Charges New Court Of Appeal President

court

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mukhtar on Thursday charged Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, new President of Court of Appeal, to shun political pressures while in office. The CJN gave the charge during the swearing-in of Bulkachuwa as the substantive president of the appellate court at the Supreme Court in ... Read More »

National Confab: Jonathan Names Ex-CJN, Kutigi Chairman, Akinyemi, Vice

Idris Kutigi

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of the leadership of the forthcoming National Conference. This was contained in a statement Monday night by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim. The president named a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Jutice Idris Kutigi, as the ... Read More »

New Chief Judge Tasked On Restoring Public Confidence In FCT Judiciary

8b2810667b7eb7c63966ee02306d9b99

The new Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Ibrahim Mallam Bukar has been charged by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar, to work assiduously  in restoring the battered image of the FCT High Court. Mrs. Mukhtar, while swearing-in the new Chief Judge yesterday ... Read More »

CJN Lauds Supreme Court’s Achievement, Calls For Comprehensive Review Of Criminal Laws

Aloma Mukhtar

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Aloma Muhktar, on Monday said the Supreme Court delivered 179 judgments in the 2012/2013 legal year. Muhktar, who made the disclosure at the beginning of the new legal year in Abuja, said judgment consisted of 137 civil and 42 criminal appeals. She said the ... Read More »

Presidency Berates APC For Condemning First Lady’s Peace Rally

Patience-Jonathan-400x400

The Presidency has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) for kicking against the recent peace rally organized by National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) in conjunction with office of the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. The rally which held at the Eagles Square in Abuja on Thursday, August 15, was ... Read More »

Jonathan Approves Appointment Of Kekere-Ekun As Justice Of Supreme Court

Supreme-Court-of-Nigeria

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun as a Justice of the Supreme Court. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by Soji Oye, the Acting Director of Information, National Judicial Council. The statement said the appointment was sequel to the recommendation ... Read More »

CJN Leads Solidarity Visit To Justice Rhodes-Vivour As Wife, Daughter’s Whereabouts Remain Unknown

Supreme-Court-Justice-Bode-Rhodes-Vivour_-620x3301

Two weeks after the suspected kidnap of wife, daughter and driver of Supreme Court Judge, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour in Edo State, their whereabouts still remain unknown. The marriage ceremony of the daughter was originally billed for last weekend but has been postponed indefinitely. Though police reportedly used tracking devices to ... Read More »

CJN Queries Outgoing FCT Chief Judge Over Revelations In El-Rufai’s Book

elrufai

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Aloma Mukhtar, has issued a query to outgoing Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory – Justice Lawal Gumi, seeking explanations over an annual grant made to the FCT judiciary by the FCT administration during the administration of Malam Nasir el-Rufai. El-Rufai had said in ... Read More »

Reps Plan Bill To Make President, VP’s Impeachment Easy

GEJSAM

The House of Representatives has reportedly gazetted a bill which seeks to make the procedure for impeaching the President and Vice-President easy and less tedious. Short-titled “An Act to Alter the Provisions of Section 143 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to Remove Ambiguities in the ... Read More »

Nigerians Refugees in Their Own Country, CJN Laments

mukhtar_cjn

The Chief Justice of Nigeria Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, on Monday said good governance and respect for the fundamental rights of citizenry as stipulated in the country’s constitution is the only way to peace and security stability in the country. Speaking at the opening ceremony of a 5-day workshop on refugee ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Criminal Procedure, Old And Unresponsive – Tambuwal

aminu-waziri-tambuwal1

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, yesterday said that the Nigerian criminal laws are old and unresponsive and therefore cannot address the present challenges facing the system. Tambuwal, who was speaking at the opening of a one-day public hearing of the House Committee on Justice’s Administration of ... Read More »

Rivers PDP Crisis: Amaechi Runs To CJN For Help

CJN

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has described the April 15, 2013 court judgment delivered by Justice Ishaq Bello of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which declared Mr. Felix Obuah and Mr. Ibibia Opuene Walter, as the duly elected Chairman and Secretary, respectively of the state chapter of the Peoples ... Read More »

Judiciary Workers Suspend Two-Day Old Strike

z_hashemi20130309112134683

The two-day strike embarked upon by members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has been suspended Wednesday morning. The strike was called of after a series of meeting which lasted from 2PM on Tuesday to 1.30 am this morning between JUSUN, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the ... Read More »

Judiciary Workers Shut Down Supreme, Appeal Courts Over Delay In Salary Structure

Judiciary workers protest 11-03-13

Judiciary workers across the federation, Monday, under the aegis of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JASUN, locked both the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar and other Justices of the Supreme Court out of office, even as they paralyzed legal activities in all the federal government owned ... Read More »

NJC Extends Bulkachuwa’s Tenure As PCA, Recommends Pension Thief Judge, Two Others For Retirement

dt.common.streams.StreamServer34

The National Judicial Council last night renewed the appointment of Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal for another three months. Under the law, her appointment was to expire on Friday this week. The renewal of Bulkachuwa’s appointment formed part of the major decisions taken ... Read More »

Scroll To Top