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The National Judicial Council (NJC) has been urged to rise and defend the integrity of the judiciary against obvious manipulation by some state governments, especially in the appointment of female judicial officers.
Eniong Abatim community in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State has insisted on the confirmation of Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge of the state because the delay in confirming her is setting dangerous precedence in legal and political parlance.
Twenty days after the expiration of the tenure of Acting Chief Justice of Cross River State, Justice Maurice Eneji, the Federation of Akwa Ibom Women Associations (FAIWA) has decried the non-appointment of Justice Akon Aquaisua Ikpeme as the substantive Chief Judge of Cross River State.
President of Nigeria Bar Association, (NBA), Mr. Olumide Akpata, has called on the governor and the House of Assembly of Cross River State to complete the appointment and confirmation of Justice Akon Ikpeme as the substantive Chief Judge of the state inline with National Judicial Council (NJC) recommendation and provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Nigeria; Women in Politics and National Council for Women Society, Nigeria, among others civil society organisations, have described the refusal of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and members of the state House of Assembly to confer Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge of the state, as gross injustice.
A traditional ruler in Eniong Abatim in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State, Queen Aruk 11, Obonganwan Marie Ikpeme Erete has protested the non-confirmation of Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge by the State House of Assembly.
Some clergies under the aegis of Concerned Gospel Ministers in Cross River, have urged National Judicial Commission (NJC) not to confirm Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State nominee, Justice Maurice Eneji, as acting Chief Judge of the State.
The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has condemned the swearing in by Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, Tuesday of Justice Maurice Eneji as the acting Chief Judge of the state.
The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
Mr Tokunbo Abiru, APC’s candidate for the Lagos East bye-election, has said that quality representation at the National Assembly is an antidote to diverse national development and security challenges.
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The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.
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Delta State government says the reconstruction of the burnt State High Court complex, Asaba during the #EndSARS protest would gulp over N100 million.
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Amaka Ndoma-Egba, wife of former Nigerian senator, Victor Ndoma-Egba, was killed in a motor accident along Benin-Akure Expressway.
Finance Minister Liu Kun made the call in an interview published on the website of the ministry of finance on Friday.
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