Why judiciary wont condemn media trial of suspects—Justice Garba

The presiding judge of the Lagos division of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, Justice Mohammed Garba, on Thursday said the judiciary would not comment on the constitutionality or wrongness of parading criminal suspects before the media by security agencies Justice Garba said the public would have to wait further to know the position of law on the More...

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By Bar and Bench Watch On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Ex-S’Court Chief Registrar, Gambo, takes over as NJC scribe

Former Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Barrister Ahmed Gambo Saleh has resumed office as the Executive Secretary of the National Judicial Council (NJC). He took over from Mr Danladi Halilu who officially More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Ondo PDP Crisis: LPPC strips top lawyer of SAN rank over misconduct

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has stripped a top lawyer, Mr. Beluolisa Nwofor, of his prestigious title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) over alleged misconduct. The Court of Appeal More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Osinbajo bemoans slow judicial process, says it is a nightmare for investors

Seeks measures for speedy judicial process By Toyin Akinfolajimi Acting President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday expressed worries over what he called “crawling” judicial process in More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Eligibility Suit: Court fixes June 22 for ruling on suit to oust Ondo Chief Judge

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure has fixed June 22 to pronounce on the eligibility of the Acting Chief Judge of the state, Justice Temitayo Osoba. The suit filed by Dayo Akinlaja (SAN) bothers on extension More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, June 16th, 2017

Akwa Ibom lawmakers okay appointment of Justice Godwin Abraham as state Chief Judge

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly on Thursday confirmed Justice Godwin Abraham as the substantive Chief Judge of the state. The ratification of the CJ’s appointment followed the unanimous adoption of reports More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Onalaja: Activist judge, compassionate Christian, by Lanre Idowu

All his life, the Church loomed large in his socialisation, cementing the training he received at home. His spiritual foundation was laid at the King’s Church, Enuwa where he attended Sunday School, nurtured More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Recalled Judges: NJC lied—Presidency

  ‎By Toyin Akinfolajimi The Presidency, last night, accused the National Judicial Council (NJC) of false claims in its bid to recall five out of the judges that were earlier suspended over corruption allegation. This More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, June 11th, 2017

DSS didn’t discover $9m in my house—CJN

Says allegation aim at stalling on-going judicial reforms The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has dismissed as laughable and satanic an online report claiming that the Department of State More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Recalled Judges: NJC fires back at presidency

Says it’s decision was based on rule of law and fairness The National Judicial Council (NJC) has fired back at the Presidency over the latter’s allegation that the former was on a trip to bungle the anti-graft More...