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NAPTIP arrests 20 for suspected human trafficking

The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has arrested no fewer than 20 persons for suspected human trafficking.

NAPTIP empowers 100 human trafficking survivors in two years

The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has arrested no fewer than 20 persons for suspected human trafficking.
Emeka Ihedioha

Governor Ihedioha tasks corps members in Imo on discipline, efficiency

Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has charged the 2019 Batch B Corps members deployed to the state on discipline and efficiency as they serve their fatherland.

Governor Ortom urges corps members to shun ethnicity, religious bigotry

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday charged Corps members posted to the state to shun all forms of ethnicity and religious bigotry.
National Judicial Council | NJC

Kogi Court: Governor Bello, assemblyman have no power to remove chief judge

The Kogi State High Court, sitting in Koton-Karfe, has ruled that the executive and state legislature, jointly or unilaterally, cannot remove the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasir Ajanah, without recourse to the National Judicial Council (NJC).

Hoodlums burgle judiciary complex in Bayelsa

There was panic on Tuesday among lawyers and workers in the Bayelsa State Ministry of Justice following invasion of the state’s High Court complex by hoodlums suspected to be cultists.
Justice Marshal Umukoro, Chief Judge, Delta State.

Delta CJ seeks drastic moves against get-rich-quick syndrome, kidnapping

The Delta State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro has called for a state of emergency against the get-rich-quick syndrome and kidnapping for ransom.

Niger gets new chief judge

Justice Aliyu Mayaki on Friday took the oath of office as the Acting Chief Judge of Niger state.

Governor Bagudu, Kebbi House debunk Justice Karatu’s claims on appointment confirmation

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and Kebbi State House of Assembly on Friday debunked claims by the acting Chief Judge of the state, Justice Elizabeth Asabe Karatu, that the house confirmed her as the substantive chief judge of the state.

Delta CJ vows to bring Asaba lawyer’s killers to justice

The Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshall Umukoro, has vowed to bring to justice the killers of an Asaba-based lawyer, late Kennedy Nwashindi Ofuezuem Anni.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (right), congratulates the Acting Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba during his swearing-in at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Lagos will partner federal government, judiciary to decongest prisons

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said the executive would work with the state’s judiciary and the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to prison congestion, stressing that the issue had become a major challenge to the state’s justice system.
Abubakar Malami

Disciplinary panel dismisses petition against ex-AGF Abubakar Malami

The Disciplinary Panel of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee on Thursday dismissed one of the two petitions against the immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Governor Sanwo-Olu swears in new Chief Judge

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Thursday said he would not hesitate to sustain the reform in the judicial sector.
Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Olajumoke Akinjide

EFCC rejects transfer of ex-minister Jumoke Akinjide’s case to new judge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rejected the transfer of a money laundering case against former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Mrs Jumoke Akinjide to a new judge.

Ebonyi CJ frees 26 prison inmates

The Chief Judge of Ebonyi State, Alloy Nwankwo, on Monday in Abakaliki freed 26 awaiting trial inmates of the Abakaliki prisons in a jail delivery exercise.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, appointed Justice Kazeem Alogba as the acting Chief Judge of Lagos State.

Governor Sanwo-Olu appoints Justice Alogba as acting Lagos CJ

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, appointed Justice Kazeem Alogba as the acting Chief Judge of Lagos State.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor Ikpeazu saves eight from hangman’s noose

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has commuted death sentences passed on eight condemed prisoners in the state to life imprisonment just and he granted pardon to 15 others.
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court in Lagos where he is on trial for money laundering and abuse of office. 3

Ayo Fayose’s trial: EFCC has lost confidence in Justice Olatoregun – CJ

The Chief Judge (CJ) of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, (FHCN) , Justice Adamu Abdul-Kafarati, has declared that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC,) has lost confidence in Justice Mojisola Olatoregun in the ongoing trial of the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.

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Police arrest two Boko Haram commanders in Borno

Police in Borno on Friday, said they had arrested two “high profile’’ Boko Haram commanders believed to have participated in attacks on security locations in Nigeria and Cameroon.
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