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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 »