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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has said that Friday’s invasion of a courtroom at the Federal High Court, Abuja, by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), was a rape on the sanctity of the court.
I have no hesitation in admitting that I have a personal, formative interest in the health of the Nigerian judiciary, deeper perhaps than the average Nigerian. At a critical junction in the life of this writer, a judge resolved to give primacy to the call of conscience, affirm his professional integrity and defend the supremacy of law in defiance of state interference.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Portal Welby urging him to use his good offices and leadership and his friendship with President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on him to obey court orders most recently involving activists Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare who remain in arbitrary detention despite a court order for their release.
The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has raised the alarm over what it described as a destructive plot by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to malign the characters of the Justices of the Supreme Court and as well undermine the corporate existence of the country ahead of the judgment of the apex court on the 2019 Presidential Election Petition.
A caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the house of representatives says Mary Odili, Slyvester Ngwuta, Bode Rhodes-Vivour and three other senior justices of the supreme court must be appointed to hear the appeal of Atiku Abubakar.
The Supreme Court said on Monday that it had yet to constitute the panel that would hear the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the outcome of the February 23, 2019, presidential poll.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has asked the Senate to amend the relevant sections of the constitution to reduce the workload of the apex court justices.
The National Broadcasting Commission has cautioned African Independent Television against continuous violation of the Broadcasting Code.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Monday, made only a veiled reference to his predecessor, Justice Walter Onnoghen, whose career, came to an abrupt end under controversial circumstances earlier this year.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, will on September 23, 2019 swear in 38 lawyers as Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, will on Monday, September 23, swear-in 38 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
Frank also called on the international community to place visa restrictions on the five justices of the Appeal Court that presided over the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) over gross miscarriage of justice and flagrant breach of the Constitution.
Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, former Senate Leader and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), is advocating that judges in Nigeria should be placed in situations where temptation is minimised, as some of the ills in the society have caught up with the judiciary.
The National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kano, on Wednesday struck out the petition by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the victory of the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, representing Ajingi/Gaya Federal Constituency, Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
The National Assembly Election petition tribunal for Yobe, sitting in Abuja on Wednesday upheld the election of Sen. Ibrahim Bomoi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Feb. 23, general elections.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, declared on Monday that the future of the Nigerian judiciary under his watch is bright.
Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.
A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu was presiding.
The Police in Niger have arrested one Mohammed Isa, 27, of Dogon Ruwa village of Bosso Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly shooting and killing his neighbour, Umaru Abubakar, 30, with a Dane gun.
Nigeria’s Federal Government (FG) on Friday filed a new and substantive challenge in the English Courts in the ongoing fight against the vulture-fund-backed P&ID.
Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.
Russia and Turkey are working on a contract for the delivery of a new batch of Russian S-400 missile systems, the Interfax news agency cited a senior official at a Russian military cooperation agency as saying Friday.
The Edo State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the state 2020 Appropriation Bill of N179.2 billion.
The Executive Director, Conscience For Human Right and Conflict Resolution, CHRCR, Comrade Idris Miliki has described the N176 billion 2020 appropriation presented to the Kogi State House of Assembly by Governor Yahaya Bello as a cut and paste document which contains frivolities.
Jose Mourinho has put an end to Tottenham Hotspurs' interest in Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes, according to report.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has called for the handover of constituency projects to local government authorities after completion.