N5m Bribery: How Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia used address of uncompleted building to open a corporate account – Witness

A star prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of suspended Federal High Court Judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia and Godwin Obla (SAN) on Monday narrated before a Lagos High Court in Ikeja how the judge used address of an uncompleted building to open a corporate account for her company, Nigel and Colive. The witness, Adewale Oshodi is an employee More...

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By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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NBA worries over fallen standard of legal practice, raises panel to review legal profession

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has expressed worry over what it called a steady fall in the standard of legal education and practice in Nigeria. President of the umbrella association of Nigerian lawyers, Mr More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Fraud: Nigerian judge, Justice Ademola seeks day-to-day trial as FG begs to amend charge

A Federal High Court judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, who is standing trial for alleged corruption, on Monday requested for an a day-to-day accelerated hearing into his on-going trial to enable him prove his innocence More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Shake-up: Why Federal High Court Chief Judge pulls out Justice Abang from Abuja, Liman from P/Harcourt  

Redeploys 9 others The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, has removed a controversial judge, Justice Okon Abang from the Abuja division of the court where a high number of controversial More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Nasarawa magistrates, other judicial workers threaten to down tools on Monday

Members of Nasarawa State chapter of Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), the Magistrates Association of Nigeria (MAN) and the Area Court Judges and Members Association of Nigeria (ANJUMAN) on Friday threatened More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Salary: Federal judges, support staff celebrated Xmas, New Year on empty stomachs

Four days after the end of the festive period spanning Christmas and New Year days, over 500 judges across the country and federal judiciary workers have not been paid their December salaries, it is authoritative. Many More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Anarchy looms in Osun as state magistrates threaten to boycott courts

Magistrates in Osun State Judiciary have written the state Chief Judge, Justice Adepele Ojo to notify him of their intention to stop sitting. They gave as reasons the refusal by the commissioner of police in the More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Why criminal justice system is not working in Nigeria, by Tosin Osasona

‘CHANGE’ did not come to the Nigerian criminal justice system in 2016. The fundamental flaws and defects that have customarily blighted the justice system manifested themselves in 2016 with increased intensity, More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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Misconduct: NJC no longer effective to regulate, rid the bench of crooks–Ex-CJN

A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, on Tuesday declared that the business of cleansing the judiciary of crooks can no longer be effectively handled by the National Judicial Council (NJC). Justice More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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Ex-Ondo Chief Judge Olateru-Olagbegi is dead

One time Chief Judge of Ondo State, Justice Gladys Olateru-Olagbegi, the erstwhile Chief Judge of Ondo state, is dead. According to a source who confirmed the death to SaharaReporters, Justice Olateru-Olagbegi died More...