Kogi CJ releases 19 awaiting trial inmates from prisons, tells them to sin no more

The Chief Judge of Kogi State,  Justice Nasidi Ajanah, has released into the free world 19 inmates awaiting trial at Koton-Karfi and Okene Medium Federal Prisons. Ajanah gave the order of unconditional release to the inmates after reviewing their cases during an on-going prison tour. He advised them to sin no more. The exercise was part of the effort More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, October 20th, 2017

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 More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...