Oyetola swears in Justice Akanbi as President Customary Court of Appeal … as Gov reaffirms commitment to welfare of judiciary workers

The Governor, State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Wednesday swore in the newly-confirmed President of the State Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Wasiu Oladejo Akanbi. The appointment and confirmation of Justice Akanbi were sequel to the retirement of his predecessor Justice Eunice Awolalu from service after the attainment of statutory retirement age. The Governor tasked Akanbi to uphold judicial sanctity and discharge his duties with the fear of God, topmost sincerity and ensure fairness and equity in the dispensation of justice in the State. He also reiterated his Administration’s commitment…

Gov Sani Bello swears-in Justice Aisha Bawa Bwari as substantive state CJ

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has called on the Judiciary and the Legislature to come up with stiffer penalties on bandits, kidnappers and their informants in the state. Governor Sani Bello stated this while presiding over the swearing-in of Justice Aisha Lami Bawa Bwari as the Chief Judge of the State at the Government House, Minna. The Governor who noted that banditry and Kidnapping activities are carried out in conjunction with members of the communities, stressed that the informants should as well undergo the same penalties with both the…

#EndSars: Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry resumes hearing with 30 petitions  …our hopes lie in the panel, says petitioner

The Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Related Extra Judicial Killings on Friday said it has received thirty petitions so far. The Panel reiterated its commitment to ensuring fair hearing and justice in all the petitions received within the time frame of stipulated six months. This was just as the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Akinwale David Oladimeji, berated the attitude and misconduct of  some officers and men of  Nigeria Police Force. Addressing journalists shortly after the hearings, Justice Oladimeji said the evidence gathered…

BREAKING: Obaseki Wins As Court Dismisses APC’s Certificate Forgery Suit

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the alleged certificate forgery suit filed against the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki. Justice Ahmed Mohammed delivered the judgment on Saturday in a suit filed by the All Progressives Party (APC) and a chieftain of the party, Williams Edobor, against the governor.   The APC and Edobor had filed the suit alleging that Governor Obaseki presented a forged certificate to seek re-election in the Edo State governorship election held on September 19, 2020. According to the plaintiffs, the said document…

Gov Sule swears in first female acting Chief Judge

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has sworn in Hon. Justice Aisha Bashir Aliyu as the acting Chief Judge of the state.   She is the first female acting Chief Judge to be appointed since the creation of the state.   Engineer Sule performed the swearing in ceremony of the new acting Chief Judge, at a ceremony at the Government House, on Thursday.   The Governor who administered the oath of office and allegiance on the new acting CJ, said her appointment followed the retirement of the former CJ, Justice…

Oyetola swears in 2 new judges of Osun Customary Court of Appeal …restates govt’s determination to raise bar of judicial excellence

The Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, has reiterated the adminstration’s commitment to continuously raising the bar of judicial excellence as part of efforts to enhance smooth dispensation of justice and uplift the judicial system in the State. He said government was determined to support the visionary leadership of the Judiciary in the determined quest to uphold the tenets of fairness, integrity, incorruptibility and fearlessness in the dispensation of justice in the State. Oyetola made the remarks on Monday when he swore in the two newly-appointed judges of…

Police officer allegedly linked to death of suspect falls sick

Counsel to the Nigerian Police DSP Godwin Ijeoma on Tuesday told the Independent Investigative Panel set up by the National Human Rights Commission to investigate human rights violation by defunct SARS that Inspector Kingsley who was among the SARS operatives that allegedly killed Festus Idehen has fallen sick and unable to appear before the panel. DSP Ijeoma stated this before the panel when Insp. Kingsley was expected to appear before the panel to assist with information about the circumstance of the death of the victim.  The family of the deceased…

2020/2021 Legal Year: Governor Oyetola Commissions New Court Rooms  …urges Judiciary to remain courageous

To commemorate the commencement of the new legal Year 2020/2021 of the Osun Judiciary, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Tuesday, has commissioned newly-constructed court rooms at the premises of the High Court, Oke-Fia, Osogbo. Speaking during the commissioning, Oyetola said the court rooms would further enable judicial officers in the State to perform their roles better as the last hope of the common man. Governor Oyetola who appreciated the Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo, and all the members of the State Judiciary for their great work…

Gov Sani Bello advocates revival of cultural values, norms as Niger gets new SAN

Niger state Governor,Abubakar Sani Bello has stressed the need for a legislation that will strengthen the role of traditional rulers who are custodians of traditions to revive the cultural values and norms that have eluded the society. He noted that such issues could be better solved by empowering the traditional institutions. Governor Sani Bello stated this while speaking at a programme held in honour of Dr Mohammed Ndarani Mohammed, who has been conferred with the position of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee and Supreme…

Oyo Speaker commends Justice ministry ….calls for effective legal services for the state

The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has advised the State Ministry of Justice to ensure the provision of effective and efficient legal services for the State. This was just as the Speaker commended the leadership and staff of the Ministry under the headship of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Edward Oyelowo Oyewo for the successes recorded in the year ending. Hon Ogundoyin stated this at the 2020 End of the year party organized by the Oyo State Ministry of Justice. He charged the…