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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.
National Judicial Council | NJC

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.
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has appointed Justice Matthew Njoku as the Acting President of the Customary Court of Appeal of Imo State.

Imo governor appoints Justice Njoku as acting president, customary court of appeal

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has appointed Justice Matthew Njoku as the Acting President of the Customary Court of Appeal of Imo State.
National Judicial Council | NJC

NJC approves appointment of 70 judges — full list

Four of the judges were appointed as heads of important courts in Nigeria. These are M.B. Dongban as President of the Court of Appeal, Muhammad Salihu as Grand Khadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal, Jigawa State; Muhammad Usman as Grand Khadi, Sharia Court of Appeal, Sokoto State, and Aderonke Aderemi as President, Customary Court of Appeal, Oyo State.
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NJC suspends two judges for falsifying age, failure to deliver judgement

The National Judicial Council on Friday recommended two High Court judges for compulsory retirement for age falsification and failure to deliver judgment for four years.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Missing Anambra seven’ youths arraigned

Eight missing youths in Okuzu, Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State have been found, arraigned in court and remanded, it was gathered.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Judges can hear applications via internet

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN), Femi Falana, has written to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Tanko Muhammad requesting that courts be reopened and judges hear applications online via Skype or Zoom.
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.

Court strikes out suit challenging appointment of Supreme Court judges

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday struck out a suit challenging the appointment of four Supreme Court Justices by the National Judicial Council (NJC).
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.

Justice Dogbam-Mesem sworn in as new appeal court president

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Friday, swore in Justice Monica Dogban-Mesem, as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal.
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.

Cross River clergies urge NJC not to confirm Justice Eneji as acting chief judge

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.

NBA condemns swearing in of Cross River acting CJ against NJC recommendation

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.

PDP to petition NJC over Kogi court’s ruling on governorship primary poll

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has resolved to approach the National Judicial Council, NJC, to sanction Justice John Olorunfemi of the Kogi High Court, for recently nullifying the participation of the party in the 2019 governorship primaries.
Code of Conduct Bureau

CCB probes CJN, NJC, Delta judiciary, others for ‘child trafficking’

The Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, has commenced probe on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, the National Judicial Institute, the Delta State Judiciary and others over an alleged child trafficking and illegal adoption of children in Delta State.

Chidi Odinkalu accuses Rivers court of refusing to give him copy of judgment

Almost three weeks after it delivered judgment against a former Chairman of the Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission, Dr Chidi Odinkalu in a libel suit, Rivers State High Court has refused to release a copy of the judgment to enable him file his appeal.
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 may meet CJN on appointment of Supreme Court justices

Worried by the non-inclusion of Senior Lawyers in the appointment of Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BoSAN), on Monday, called for a meeting with the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, to discuss the issue. =

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