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The vacuum created by the exit of Justice Maurice Eneji as the Acting Chief Judge of Cross River State may linger unless the National Judicial Council recommends his successor, says the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Eteng Williams.

Speaker: Why Cross River has no chief judge

The vacuum created by the exit of Justice Maurice Eneji as the Acting Chief Judge of Cross River State may linger unless the National Judicial Council recommends his successor, says the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Eteng Williams.
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.

NBA President calls for confirmation of Justice Ikpeme as Cross River chief judge

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari: It’ll be dangerous to go back to fuel subsidy era

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that it would be economically dangerous for Nigeria to go back to the era of fuel subsidy, citing grave financial cost and a return to the era of long fuel queues as certain results.
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Edo guber: APC petitions CJ over suit seeking to disqualify Pastor Ize-Iyamu

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has filed a petition against Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, accusing him of accelerating hearing of a suit that is seeking to disqualify its governorship candidate in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
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NJC releases list of nominees for Supreme Court appointments

The members of the last year’s presidential election petition court have been recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court.
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NJC recommends appointment of 22 judges for Supreme Court, others

The National Judicial Council has recommended appointment of more judges for the Supreme Court and other various courts.
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FIDA, activist petition NJC, CJN over Gombe chief judge saga

Support for the erstwhile acting Chief Judge of Gombe State swelled with the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) rising against what they termed recurring discrimination against female law practitioners in some states in the country.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has expressed concern over the increasing cases of rape and other violence against women and girls in Africa, describing it as alarming.

FIDA petitions NJC, CJN over Gombe CJ crisis

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has joined the fight against women discrimination in the country with a call on the National Judicial Council (NJC) not to bow to the wish of the Gombe State Government in the appointment of a substantive Chief Judge (CJ) for the state.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Lagos lawyer sues President Buhari for delaying Supreme Court justices’ appointment

A Lagos-based lawyer, Lawrence Nnoli, has approached the Federal High Court in Lagos, with an application seeking to compel President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint more Supreme Court Justices without further delay.

Supreme Court strikes out suit against virtual hearing

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out two suits by Lagos and Ekiti Governments challenging the validity and constitutionality of the Virtual Court Sittings procedure.
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Supreme Court set to hear case on constitutionality of virtual court hearings

The Supreme Court has fixed Tuesday, July 14, for the hearing of the suit brought by the Attorney-General of Ekiti State, Olawale Fapohunda, against the Attorney-General of the Federation and Attorneys-General of Lagos and Ogun States respectively.
Yekini Nabena

APC crisis: Yekini Nabena urges President Buhari to convene emergency NEC meeting

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to convene an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party to address the current leadership crisis.
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.

Chief Justice Tanko Muhammad swears in Justice Dongban-Mensem as Appeal Court president

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, on Friday swore in Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, as the substantive President of the Court of Appeal.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Nigerian government threatens to dismiss workers leaking official documents

The Federal Government has threatened to dismiss officers caught leaking official documents on social media.

Investment tribunal to resume physical sitting

The management of Investments & Securities Tribunal (IST) has announced resumption of sittings with effect from Wednesday, May 27.
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.

CJN urges heads of court to ensure speedy trial of cases, decongestion of prisons...

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has urged Heads of Court to take urgent measures towards the speedy trial of cases and decongestion of custodial centres in the country in view of COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Ekiti seeks constitutional amendment to enable virtual court hearings

Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, has written to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, seeking an amendment of a Section of the Constitution to enable virtual hearing of court cases in the country.
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Coronavirus: NJC releases guidelines for court proceedings

The National Judicial Council on Thursday released guidelines for court proceedings to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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The Tiv community in Kadarko, Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa state has called on the state governor, Abdullahi Sule to deploy more security personnel to curtail the frequent attacks on their people.

Nasarawa governor orders immediate evacuation of flood victims

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