Sokoto Chief Judge visits prisons, sets 43 awaiting trial inmates free

Sokoto State Chief Judge, Justice Bello Abbas on Thursday set free 43 awaiting trial inmates at Sokoto Central  Prisons for having spent more years in detention than they would have were they given proper trial for the offences they allegedly committed. Justice Abbas released the inmates into the free world during a visit to the prison to ascertain More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Judges, bankers strategize on how to sabotage rising cybercrimes, use of virtual currencies

Second Vice President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Bayo Olugbemi (left); First Vice President, Dr. Uche Olowu; President/Chairman of Council, Prof. Segun Ajibola; Justice M.D Muhammad; Administrator, More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Babalakin praises NJC over sanitisation of the judiciary

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has commended the National Judicial Council (NJC) for its determination to sanitise the judiciary and More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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There are many crooks serving in Abia judiciary—Abia Judicial Committee

The Committee on the Reform of the Judiciary set up by Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu on Monday said it has uncovered a number of crooks serving in the state judiciary. The committee headed by the state More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, October 8th, 2017
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Lagos judiciary begins 2017/18 legal year

The Lagos State Judiciary is scheduled to officially commence the 2017/2018 Golden Jubilee New Legal Year with religious services on Monday. The event was earlier scheduled for September 25 with various activities, More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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Misconduct: 15 judges under probe–NJC

Set to report Ikeja NBA chief, Adesina Ogunlana, to Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee The National Judicial Council (NJC) headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has set up 15 More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
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NJC appoints Justice Salami as head of its monitoring committee on trial of corruption, financial crimes cases

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has appointed a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Isa Ayo Salami as the chairman of its Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO). The More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Justice Oke now acting Lagos CJ, takes oath of office on Monday

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State is scheduled to swear-in Justice Opeyemi Oke as the Acting Chief Judge of the State on Monday. Justice Oke is the most senior judge of the State Judiciary. By age-long tradition More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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EFCC applauds CJN’s plan to prioritise corruption cases in courts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commended recent move by the judiciary to prioritise corruption and financial crime cases brought before it. The commendation is in a statement by Spokesman More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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FHC Chief Judge, Justice Auta retires, Kafarati takes over

CJN swears him in as acting CJ pending confirmation Urges judges to shun embarrassing acts Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta has retired from the judiciary for clocking the mandatory More...