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FJSC Recommends Walter Onnoghen As New CJN


Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen has been recommended to the National Judicial Commission (NJC) as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) recommended Onnoghen to the NJC, which will further recommend him to President Muhammadu Buhari for the position. The appointment of Onnoghen as the new …

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PDP’s Convention Today Is Illegal – Sheriff

Ali Modu Sheriff-PDP

The embattled factional national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has said the national convention of the party billed to take place today (Wednesday) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, is illegal. A federal high court sitting in Abuja had on Monday given an interim order suspending …

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Anti-Corruption: Be Impartial In Discharge Of Your Duties, Buhari Urges judiciary


President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked the nation’s judiciary on the need to be impartial in handling all the corruption cases currently before it. He gave the charge at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja on Monday at the commencement of a workshop, with the theme: “The Role of Judiciary in the …

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Foreign Treatment: PDP Begs CJN To Temper Justice With Mercy Over Metuh


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State has appealed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, to look into the continuous refusal of the Federal High Court in Abuja to grant Chief Olisa Metuh permission to travel abroad for medical treatment. Mr. Metuh, who is the …

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Corrupt Judges Won’t Go Unpunished – CJN

Chief Justice of Nigeria-Justice Mahmud Mohammed-Justice Rosaline Bozimo

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Mahmud Mohammed has renewed his charge to judicial officers to be upright and above board, warning that any member of the bench found culpable of corrupt practice would be dealt with appropriately by the National Judicial Council (NJC). Justice Mohammed gave the warning …

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CJN Expresses Worry Over Rising Attack On Judiciary


The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has expressed concern over the increasing levels of attacks on the judiciary by politicians and some lawyers, saying it amounted to disparaging the integrity and reputation of the judiciary. The CJN, in a statement by his media aide, Ahuraka Issah, said …

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PDP Raises The Alarm Over Plot By SSS To Hijack Rivers, Others Tribunal Judgment

olisa metuh

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again raised the alarm over alleged plot by officials of the State Security Services (SSS) in Rivers to hijack the election petition tribunal judgment in the state. The party said it has incontrovertible evidences to prove its claim, adding that similar plots are in the …

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NJC Issues Fresh Query To Osun Judge Who Accused Aregbesola Of Graft


The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has issued a fresh query to Justice Folahanmi Oloyede of the Osun State Judiciary, based on a petition written against her to the National Judicial Council by the Osun Civil Societies Coalition. The OCSC, in the petition signed by one Mr. Waheed …

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Nigerian Judiciary Prepared More Than Ever Before To Rid Itself Of Bad Eggs – CJN

CJN Mahmud Mohammed

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, on Monday, lamented what he termed the devastating influence of unscrupulous, fraudulent and corrupt persons occupying judicial positions in Nigeria. The CJN spoke in Abuja during an induction course for new judges and khadis, organised by the National Judicial Institute (NJI). …

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CJN Laments Prevalence Of “Fake’ Lawyers


The Chief Justice of Nigeria, ‎CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, Wednesday, expressed serious concerns about the rising number of “fake” lawyers in the country. ‎The CJN, who stated this in Abuja during the official launch of “Stamp for Lawyers”, ‎a brainchild of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, lamented that the prevalence …

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CJN Inaugurates Election Petition Tribunal, Warns Against ‘Illicit’ Communications With Politicians


About 242 chairmen and members of Election Petition Tribunal for the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory were yesterday sworn-in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed for 2015 general elections. In his remarks at the ceremony, the CJN charged members of the …

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2015: CJN Urges Judges To Shun Political Associations


Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, yesterday, warned members of the bench across the federation to distance themselves from political associations. The CJN, who gave the warning while declaring open the 2014 Annual Conference for the Justices of the Court of …

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Jonathan Okays Justice Mohammed’s Nomination As Next CJN


Indications emerged on Tuesday that President Goodluck Jonathan has accepted the National Judicial Council’s (NJC) recommendation of Justice Mahmud Mohammed’s appointment as the next Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The present CJN, Justice Aloma Mukhtar, will retire on November 20 when she will have attained the mandatory retirement age of 70 …

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NJC Meets Thursday To Decide On CJN’s Successor

CJN Aloma-Mukhtar

The National Judicial Council (NJC) will on Thursday meet in Abuja to deliberate on who among the serving Justices of the Supreme Court, should be recommended to President Goodluck Jonathan as successor to the retiring Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Aloma Mukhtar. This is line with the provision in …

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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 …

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

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Shun Political Pressures, Mukhtar Charges New Court Of Appeal President


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 …

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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 …

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New Chief Judge Tasked On Restoring Public Confidence In FCT Judiciary


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 …

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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 …

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