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Ekiti CJ to jurists: Don’t allow favour seekers to destroy your careers

The Ekiti State Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Ayodeji Daramola, has advised members of the bench in the state judiciary not to allow favour seekers among the lawyers and litigants to destroy their careers by helping them to pervert justice.

Judge’s death paralyses activities at Federal High Court

Activities at the Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, was on Monday, paralysed over the death of Justice Ibrahim Watila of the Abeokuta Division in Ogun.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo to relocate appeal, federal high court from Ikpoba hills to GRA

Edo State government has set in motion plans to relocate both the Federal Court and the Benin Division of the Court of Appeal from their present locations from Ikpoba Hills to Aiguobasimwin Street in the Government Reservation Area (GRA).
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Rivers APC faction mobilises for council poll

A faction Rivers All Progressives Congress, APC loyal to former Senator Magnus Abe has asked its supporters to pick up forms to contest for councillorship and chairmanship positions in the 319 Wards and 23 LGAs respectively in the state’s local government election scheduled for April.

Honeywell drags Ecobank to Supreme Court over ‘N3.5 billion debt’

Honeywell Group on Monday indicated that it will approach the Supreme Court to challenge the judgment of the Court of Appeal against it in a N3.5 billion debt controversy.
The Delta Chief Judge, Marshal Umukoro, has directed the state’s High Court of Justice to proceed on Christmas recess from Thursday, December 24.

Delta chief judge announces Christmas, Easter recess dates

The Delta Chief Judge, Marshal Umukoro, has directed the state’s High Court of Justice to proceed on Christmas recess from Thursday, December 24.

NBA blames lawyers, poverty for poor state of human rights

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Abuja Chapter, has identified factors responsible for the high disregard of human rights in the country by both government and others in Nigeria.
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

Court of Appeal sets up seven panels to treat backlog of cases

The President of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem, on Monday constituted seven special panels to expedite hearing in all pending appeals.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa governor, deputy call for opposition’s cooperation after Supreme Court victory

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, have again extended a hand of fellowship to the opposition and all those that filed petitions in court against their election.
The Central Bank of Nigeria was granted permission to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS campaigners after linking the funds in their account to “suspected” terrorism activities.

#EndSARS: Group reports judge to NJC for freezing campaigners’ accounts

The Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution has written a petition to the National Judicial Council accusing a Federal High Court Judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, of misconduct.
The Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has expressed concerned over the attacks by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Afenifere, Ohaneze, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Middle Belt Group and their allies on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on his recent statement on Sharia.

CJN urges new judges to shun gratification, undue delay in justice delivery

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad has implored newly appointed judges of High Courts and Kadis of Sharia Courts, to shun all forms of gratification in the discharge of their legal duties.
The Chief Judge of Ogun, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, on Wednesday granted amnesty to 21 inmates in five Nigeria Correctional Services as part of the effort to decongest the centres across the state.

Ogun gets six new chief, senior magistrates

The Chief Judge of Ogun, Mosunmola Dipeolu, on Monday swore-in Chief and Senior Magistrates, urging them to uphold the ethics of the profession and dispense justice without fear and favour.

ECOWAS Court begins 2020 vacation, virtual registry to remain open

The ECOWAS Court of Justice began its annual vacation on July 15 and will resume on Sept. 15, in accordance with Article 24 of its Rules.
Chief Judge Kashim Zannah of Borno has extended the suspension of court sittings till 1 May 2020.

Borno chief judge extends suspension of court sittings

Justice Kashim Zannah said that the action was to safeguard the health and lives of litigants, staff, lawyers, and judges during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

Lockdown: Appeal Court president suspends cases in Abuja, Lagos, Ogun

The Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem, has ordered the suspension of all cases before its Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states divisions.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Friday, charged the newly inaugurated Chief Judges of the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court to help themselves first for God to help them to justify their oath of office.

Lawyers commend Nigeria’s chief justice for suspending court sittings

Legal practitioners have applauded the directive by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammad, for ordering the suspension of all court sittings except in matters that are urgent, for 14 days because of COVID-19.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Friday, charged the newly inaugurated Chief Judges of the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court to help themselves first for God to help them to justify their oath of office.

Nigeria suspends of all court sittings

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Tanko Mohammed has ordered the suspension of all court sittings except in matters that are urgent, for 14 days because of COVID-19.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Saturday, commiserated with the Okonjo family and Ogwashi-Uku community on the death of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom, Prof. Chukuka Okonjo.

Delta guber: Power outage halts tribunal judgement

Proceedings at the Delta State Governorship Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba have been halted temporarily as a result of power outage.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar to file application for Justice Bulkachuwa’s withdrawal from presidential election ribunal

Bulkachuwa appeared to have initially overlooked the earlier letter sent by the PDP asking her to withdraw from the panel until the petitioners’ lead counsel, Dr Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), requested a meeting between the panel members and the representatives of the legal teams of parties to the case on Wednesday.

NJC recommends dismissal of James Agbadu-Fishim, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to dismiss two judges accused of corruption by the anti-graft agency, EFCC.

Minimum wage: Strike paralyses Lagos judiciary

Litigants, lawyers and other stakeholders in Lagos State judiciary also felt effect of the strike declared by the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) over new minimum wage as the entance of courts were shut against them.

Senate to investigate Rivers court invasion

The Senate on Wednesday resolved to investigate the invasion of a High Court in Rivers state.

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Casual worker in court for ‘stealing’ 10 sachets of seaman’s schnapps

A 29-year-old casual worker, Babatunde Adewuyi, on Tuesday appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun for allegedly stealing ten packs of seaman’s schnapps worth N15,000.
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Nigerian military troops have killed an unspecified number of bandits in numerous air raids conducted in Kaduna State communities over the past two days.
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