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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Defection: Court asked to declare Governors Ortom, Tambuwal, Ahmed’s seats vacant

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has been asked to declare the seats of Governors Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, vacant by reason of their defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to‎ the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen

Supreme Court confirms ex-Chief Justice Katsina-Alu’s demise

The Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed the death of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu.

CJN: Courts overwhelmed with cases of police extortion, brutality

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has directed Chief Judges of the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to compel Chief Magistrates to conduct an inspection of Police Stations or other detention centres within their territorial jurisdiction.

NJC recommends appointment of 21 state judges

The National Judicial Council has recommended 21 judges for appointment as chief judges and judicial officers in various states.

NJC recommends sack of Justice Goji, investigates seven others

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the sack of one judge and commenced investigation of seven others.

FRSC blames construction companies for road accidents

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has expressed worry over the high rate of accidents at road construction sites in the country.

Release database of arrests by security agencies – Femi Falana tells AGF Malami

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has demanded that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), should release a certified true copy of the electronic database of records of arrests made by all law enforcement agencies.

Rivers chief judge Adama Lamikanra pardons 21 inmates

Twenty one prison inmates have regained freedom after they were granted pardon by the Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice Adama Iyayi Lamikanra.

NJC sets up panel to probe two chief judges, 13 others

The National Judicial Council has constituted separate panels to investigate various allegations of misconduct against two Chief Judges, 13 others.

Legality of ‘special courts’ for corruption cases

The days of the Crusaders of the 11th and 12th centuries and of the Jihadists in the seventh and eighth centuries should, in the 21st century, be consigned to the waste-paper basket of sordid history.

CJs have every right to release prisoners held illegally – Falana

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has said chief judges and the chief justice of Nigeria are constitutionally empowered to release prisoners deemed to be held illegally.

Practice of granting amnesty to offenders by CJs unconstitutional – SAN

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Sebastine Hon, has said that the practice of granting pardon or amnesty to offenders by state Chief Judges is unconstitutional.

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Rivers government asks Rotimi Amaechi to stay away if state is unsafe

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Abia primaries: Group congratulates APC candidates

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Nnamdi Kanu has no interest in Muhammadu Buhari’s ouster – family

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