CJN swears in 11 new Supreme Court Justices

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola has told the 11 new Supreme Court justices that they represent God on earth and will give account of their stewardship to God one day.   CJN Ariwoola who said this on Monday at the swearing-in of the newly appointed 11 Justices of the Supreme Court, also warned them to shun questionable acts capable of dragging the Apex Court in the mud.   Some of the Justices are Jummai Hannatu Sankey, Chidiebere Nwaoma Uwa, Chioma Egondu Nwosu-Iheme, Haruna Simon Tsammani and Moore…

Some Judges retired without owning properties – Retiring Justice Ndukwe-Anyanwu ….. Says salaries last reviewed in 2007.

Retiring Justice of the Court of Appeal, Uzo Ndukwe-Anyanwu, JCA, OFR has said that judges salaries were last reviewed in 2007.   Ndukwe-Anyanwu made this disclosure to journalists in Abuja as her valedictory session is billed for this week in Enugu where she started her career from as a Legal Officer.   Ndukwe-Anyanwu is one of the very few judges in Nigeria who rose through the ranks from being a Deputy Chief Registrar, DCR, to the pinnacle of her chosen profession.   On experience on the job as a judge,…

Gov Otu swears-in 3 new Judges,charges them to restore faith in Judiciary

Cross Rivers state Governor, Bassey Otu has called on judges to restore faith in the judiciary while swearing-in three newly appointed High Court Judges in the state; Hon. Justice Ama Edet Ekpo, Hon. Justice Theresa Ansa Agom and Hon. Justice Jarlath Ogar Agim in his office on Monday, January 8, 2024. – In his remarks, Governor Otu emphasized that the principle of separation of powers between the three arms of government is purely for checks and balances and not for opposition and friction Otu said “Meanwhile, as they are sworn-in…

NJC elevates 11 Justices to fill Supreme Court vacancies (Full List)

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has cleared 11 Court of Appeal Justices for elevation to the Supreme Court.     NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, said in a press statement on Wednesday, that the council took the decision at its 104th meeting after considering the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee.   According to Oye, the Wednesday’s meeting of the council, chaired by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola, who doubles as NJC’s chairperson, also recommended some heads of courts and other judicial officers for…

BREAKING: Nigerian workers declare nationwide strike to protest Ajaero’s attack

The organised labour comprising of Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria has declared a plan for a nationwide strike over the beating and abduction of their President, Joe Ajaero.     The strike scheduled to be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, was made known in a press briefing on Friday, November 3, 2023.   According to the leaders of the joint union, the Federal Government is given a six-point demand, including the immediate removal of the Commissioner of Police, Imo State, and Area Commander, among other…

Tribunal declares Kaduna Guber poll inconclusive, orders rerun in 4 LGAs

In what appeared to be a sharp departure from what other judges manning electoral tribunals in other states of the federation have done, the governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Kaduna, has declared the poll which produced Senator Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress—APC as Governor, inconclusive. Recall that the Peoples Democratic Party—PDP and its candidate, Isah Mohammed Ashiru had filed a petition challenging Uba Sani’s victory.   The three-man panel headed by Justice Victor Oviawe also ordered a rerun of election in seven wards, four local government areas,…

Wike seeks Judiciary’s support for FCT reforms,as Appeal Court legal year begins

FCT Minister, Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike has sought the the support of the judiciary for the implementation of reforms being implemented by the FCT Administration. The Minister made the appeal in his address during the ceremonies marking the commencement of the 2023/2024 Legal Year of the Court of Appeal which took place at the ceremonial court of the Appeal Court Headquarters, Abuja on Monday, September, 25th. The Minister said “Here in the FCT, we are fully committed to implementing certain reforms that will not only restore the glory of the…

Fire outbreak won’t affect Peter Obi and Atiku’s petitions – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has assured that the fire outbreak that broke out in a section of its complex in Abuja on Monday morning had no connection with the presidential election petitions and will not be affected by it.   The Supreme Court of Nigeria’s spokesman, Festus Akande stated this during an interview on Arise TV on Monday.   It was reported earlier that a wing of the Supreme Court complex situated at the Three-Arm-Zone, Abuja, was engulfed by fire on Monday morning.     While the news broke, some individuals…

CJN to swear in 9 Appeal Court Justices

The Chief Justice of Nigeria—CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, will swear in the newly appointed nine Justices of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, September 20, at the main court auditorium of the Supreme Court. The Justices, according to a statement by the Director, Press and Information of the Supreme Court, Dr. Festus Akande on Sunday, are Hannatu Azumi Laja-Balogun from Kaduna State, who was appointed a High Court Judge on May 24, 1999; Binta Fatima Zubairu from Kaduna State, who was appointed a High Court Judge on October 31, 2001;…

We ‘ve responsibility to uphold principle of Justice,Rule of Law as Lawyers- Kalu charges classmates

Deputy Speaker ,House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has said that lawyers are beacons of hope and guardians of the constitution. He said that as legal practitioners, they have the responsibility of upholding the principle of justice, rule of law and equity. Kalu made the submissions on Monday when his former classmates of 1998 from the facility of law, University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State paid him a courtesy visit on the sideline of the ongoing National conference of the Nigerian Bar Association ( NBA) in Abuja. The…