CJN: Buhari’s handling of Onnoghen’s appointment ‘ll place Nigeria’s unity on trial–Group

A pro-democracy coalition has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against dropping Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), saying failure to send Onnoghen’s name to the senate for its confirmation might turn a dangerous path to early balkanisation of Nigeria. The group operating as Coalition in Defence of Nigerian More...

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By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Why we ‘ll give S’Court, Appeal Court full complement of judges –FG

The Federal Government, at the weekend assured that both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal would get their full complement of judges. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who gave the assurance More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Non confirmation of Onnoghen as CJN slowing down activities of judiciary–NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Thursday told President Muhammadu Buhari that his failure to activate process of confirming Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) is slowing down activities More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Why Buhari must release funds to NJC for payment of judges, court workers–House

The House of Representatives on Thursday joined the Senate to request President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately make funds available to the judiciary in line with the provisions of the 2016 Appropriation Act. Federal More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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SERAP to FG:  Pay judges’ salaries, allowances or face legal action

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) on Wednesday wrote President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him to direct all appropriate authorities to release the budgetary allocations of the judiciary More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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FG sits on judiciary’s allocation for December as judges seek loans from lawyers to pay children’s school fees

Workers in the judiciary, including judges, are now seeking help from lawyers to meet their needs following the delay in payment of their last year December salaries. A judge who spoke with  THISDAY and asked that More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Lawyers call for introducing paroles to reduce prison congestion

Some lawyers in Abuja have called on the Federal Government to expedite effort in the introduction of parole into the Nigerian criminal justice system to ease prison congestion in the country. Their reason being More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Anambra judiciary staff threaten to embark on strike

The Anambra Chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has threatened to embark on strike action should the state government fail to release the judiciary’s capital vote for 2016. Speaking to newsmen More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Ex-Chief Judge of Enugu in fresh trouble as EFCC finds N632.2m in his bank account

Indications emerged on Tuesday that the trouble of former Enugu State Chief Judge Innocent Azubuike Umezulike may be far from over. This is so because detectives have traced over N632.2million to his account. He More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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EFCC, Adoke and conflicting allegations of graft: A call for deep introspection

It has become evidently clear that the charges preferred against the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke,SAN, cannot stand the test of time. This is against the backdrop of emerging developments More...