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Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa tasks Nass on new education qualification for president

Lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has tasked the 9th National Assembly to as a matter of urgency, review the education qualification for would-be Nigerian presidents from its current secondary school to at least a First Degree with minimum of Diploma in Law or Diploma in Political Science.
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has explained that Nigeria’s Judicial arm of government headed by him has been infested with corrupt elements.

Justice Tanko: Judiciary corrupt, should be treated like other corrupt elements

The Senate, yesterday, confirmed Justice Tanko Muhammad as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, with the CJN saying the judiciary was corrupt and should be treated like other corrupt elements.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-3

Justice Tanko justifies suspension of ex-CJN Onnoghen

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has justified President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of erstwhile CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen upon the January 25, 2019 ex-parte order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

NBC threatens to sanction AIT, Raypower for broadcasting uncensored social media comments

Reacting, the founder of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, said he would protest the latest move by NBC against his media house.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Unending ‘war’ between Nigerian politicians and judges

There are three arms of government, no doubt: the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. They are very pivotal to sustainability of any democracy. Other institutions of democracy include the Election Management Bodies such as the Independent National Electoral Commission and State Independent Electoral Commission, Civil Society Organisations, the media and the political parties. Members of political parties are called politicians.

Senator Nwobodo: Nigeria will have no peace until Igbo is allowed to produce president

Former Governor of old Anambra State, Jim Nwobodo, has revealed why Nigeria will never have peace.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Former governorship candidate condemns Senator Adeleke’s arrest, tasks judiciary on justice

Former governorship candidate of Restoration Party at the last election in Osun State, Mrs Mercy Ayodele, has described the Tuesday arrest and detention of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, as an attempt to intimidate and silence opposition voices in the country.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

Atiku Abubakar: My nationality not in doubt

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has fired back at the ruling All Progressives Congress led government, saying it is the nationality of those who made Nigeria extreme poverty capital that is in doubt, not his.

Justice Onnoghen retired, not resigned – counsel

A lawyer to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has provided more information on the decision of Onnoghen to step down from office.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Osun guber: APC to appeal tribunal judgment

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun says it will appeal the tribunal judgment that declared Sen. Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the September 2018 re-run governorship election in Osun.
Magnus Abe

Senator Abe urges Tonye Cole to stop blaming judiciary for his political woes

Senator Magnus Abe, the senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the Senate, has enjoined the sacked gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, to stop blaming the judiciary and Nigerian judges for the situation of the party in the state.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-3

Justice Tanko urges election petition panels to be guided by rule of law, not...

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, has appealed to chairmen and members of the Election Petition Tribunal that would handle cases arising from the 2019 general election to be guided by the Rule of Law and not sentiment.
Wole Soyinka

Woke Soyinka: Ex-President Obasanjo’s government knew, protected, rewarded those who murdered Bola Ige

Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, on Tuesday alleged that the Olusegun Obasanjo administration ‘protected’ those who murdered Nigeria’s former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Bola Ige.

Lawyers advise Justice Onnoghen to resign, consider plea bargain

The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADL) has advised Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), to resign.

US, EU express concern after Nigeria chief justice suspended

The United States, Britain and the European Union expressed concern on Saturday after Nigeria's president suspended the country's chief justice three weeks before the presidential election, with the US warning it could "cast a pall" over the vote in Africa's most populous nation.
Abubakar Tsav

Ex-CP Abubakar Tsav urges acting Chief Justice of Nigeria to sanitise judiciary

Former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has advised Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Tanko Mohammed to initiate reforms that would sanitise the judiciary.

Itse Sagay: Legally President Buhari has powers to remove Justice Onnoghen

Nigerian lawyers have condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of the country’s top judge shortly before the presidential elections as a “coup” against the judiciary and an attack on the constitution.
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen

NBA calls for reversal of Justice Onnoghen’s suspension

The Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) has described the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari as as a coup against the judiciary.

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