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Senate confirms Justice Abdu-Kafarati as Chief Judge of Federal High Court

Chairman of the committee, David Umaru (APC, Niger East) who read out the findings and recommendations of the committee, said Mr Abdu-Kafarati satisfies the requirements of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 and the Senate’s standing order as amended.

President Buhari names new federal high court chief judge

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate requesting the confirmation of Justice Adamu Abdul Kafarati’s appointment as the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.

Court consolidates 12 ‎suits over EFCC chief Ibrahim Magu’s position

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the consolidation of 12 suits filed last year bordering on the status of the Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

Peace Corps not proscribed by federal govt – official

The Peace Corps of Nigeria, PCN, says the corps is not proscribed by the federal government.

Judiciary, victim of corruption – Justice Ibrahim Auta

Justice Ibrahim Auta, a former Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, says the judiciary, especially the judges have become victims of corruption allegation in the country.

Like Ken Saro-Wiwa, like Nnamdi Kanu

The ‘persecution’ of the Ogoni leaders was expected but the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the other accused persons-minus Mittee- was a real surprise. Both Ken Saro-wiwa and Gani Fawehinmi knew the trial was a sham. As I explained to the Newsweek magazine, the Auta tribunal was a ‘hangman’s court’.

Court adjourns ex-Governor Sule Lamido’s trial until November 15

Justice Babatunde Quadri of Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday adjourned trial of former Governor of Jigawa, Sule Lamido, until Nov. 15.

AJ urges CJN Onnoghen to declare state of emergency in judiciary

A leading judicial non government organisation, Access to Justice, AJ, has urged the Chief Judge of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to immediately declare a state of emergency in Nigeria’s judiciary to pave way for reforms.

Nigerian justice system in state of emergency – Group

A judicial advocacy group, Access to Justice, has urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, to declare a state of emergency in the country’s justice system.

17 cases filed in courts over Magu’s stay as EFCC chief

It was learnt that some of the 17 cases were in support of Magu, while the rest sought Magu’s removal from office on the grounds that he had been rejected by the Senate.

Court adjourns EFCC’s suit against Patience Jonathan

The absence of Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court Lagos on Wednesday, stalled proceedings in an application seeking permanent forfeiture of 5.7million dollars belonging to former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan.

Onnoghen swears-in Kafarati as acting FHC chief judge

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Saturday, swore-in Justice Abdu Kafarati as the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.

CJN urges judicial officers to keep to the rules

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has advised judicial officers to strictly abide by their oath of office, the provisions of the country’s constitution and laws for improved justice delivery.

New Federal High Court judges underway – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, says appointment of judges to fill vacant seats in the various divisions of the Federal High Courts is under way.

Why court refused to disqualify Buhari in 2016 – CJ

Outgoing Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, on Tuesday revealed why the court rebuffed an attempt by some politicians to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the 2015 Presidential election, he eventually won on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

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Prof. Charles Dokubo, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme says the Amnesty Office has trained a total of 1,401 beneficiaries in various skills in the last one year.

Charles Dokubo: Our children will blame us if amnesty programme fails

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Prof Charles Dokubo, has lamented the poor response of the people of the region to the Presidential Amnesty Programme for the repentant militants in the region.