It’s a big sacrifice for outstanding lawyers to go to the bench— Folarin Williams

Lagos-based lawyer,  Mr. Folarin Williams, on Sunday said that it was a huge sacrifice for outstanding lawyers to accept to take up appointments at the bench. The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, had invited the Bar to nominate lawyers for appointment as Supreme Court justices, following which the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) More...

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By Bar and Bench On Sunday, March 26th, 2017
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Why the proposed appointment of lawyers to  appellate bench can’t fly, by Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi

I recall the late eminent Jurist, the  well-respected  Honourable  Justice Niki Tobi  JSC of blessed memory who was a professor of law before he was appointed as a High Court Judge and eventually rose to become More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Some serving judges in Nigeria are worse than armed robbers—Ex-Delta AG

Former Attorney General of Delta State, Chief Victor Otomevwo has described some of the serving judicial officers at the trial and appellate court bench as worse than armed robbers. Otomevwo made the allegation More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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A’Ibom Senatorial Seat: Justice Dimgba hands off case over alleged offensive publication, petitions

A Federal High Court Judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Friday withdrew from a suit seeking to halt execution of a judgment delivered on February 27, this year by an Uyo Federal high court which sacked the Senator More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Bayelsa Govt to CJN: Why Yenagoa Federal High Court, National Industrial Court must be reopened urgently

The Bayelsa State Government has pleaded with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen and other relevant authorities to make both the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court in Yenagoa More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Our democracy doomed except the constitution grants financial independence to the judiciary—Ex-NBA Boss

As Falana accuses senior lawyers of corruption Immediate past President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Augustine Alegeh (SAN) on Thursday warned that the nation’s democracy might run into a ditch except More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Why Owerri NBA honours police commissioner, SAN

The Owerri chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Owerri branch, has honoured the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Taiwo Lekanu and Chief Arthur Obi Okafor (SAN) for their contributions to the development More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Fraud: Gridlock on Abuja-Kaduna road stalls Metuh, Badeh’s court cases

Traffic gridlock between Kaduna and Lagos owing to closure of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja on Monday stopped a Federal high court judge, Justice Okon Abang to sit on two public interest cases More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Why trial of Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta ‘ll start afresh—FG

Strong indications emerged on Thursday that the on-going trial of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta will start de novo (afresh). This is because the Federal Government has secured the nod More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Proposed appointment of lawyers to appellate bench sparks cold war between the bar and the bench

Many justices of the higher courts, according to sources, are however opposed to the new proposal and while choosing not to express their opposition publicly, they have decided to block the idea by not recommending More...