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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Omoyele Sowore: DSS invasion rape on sanctity of the court – Atiku Abubakar

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.
Wole Soyinka

Between thuggery and state disobedience

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the most reverend and right honourable Justin Welby at the Lambeth Palace, London. 4

SERAP transmits letter to Archbishop of Canterbury over Omoyele Sowore’s case

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.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

Election petition: PDP maligning Supreme Court justices – APC

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.

PDP: Mary Peter Odili, Slyvester Ngwuta, Bode Rhodes-Vivour must be appointed to hear Atiku...

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.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court: Panel on Atiku Abubakar’s case not yet constituted

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 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 urges Senate to amend law on Supreme Court jurisdiction

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.
Africa Independent Television (AIT)

NBC cautions AIT against continuous code violations

The National Broadcasting Commission has cautioned African Independent Television against continuous violation of the Broadcasting Code.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was a special guest of honour at the Supreme Court’s Special Session for the 2019-2020 Legal Year. 2

CJN: Supreme Court justices overworked, underpaid

Justices of the Supreme Court are overloaded with work but poorly remunerated, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad said.
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.

CJN skirts around Justice Onnoghen crisis in new legal year speech

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.

Dayo Apata, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, 36 others get SAN rank September 23

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, will on September 23, 2019 swear in 38 lawyers as Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
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.

CJN Tanko fixes date for swearing in Of 38 New SANs

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, will on Monday, September 23, swear-in 38 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
Timi Frank

Timi Frank urges Supreme Court to redeem image of judiciary

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, NDDC Chairman

Senator Ndoma-Egba: Societal ills have caught up with judiciary

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.

Tribunal strikes out PDP’s petition against Kano APC Reps member’s election

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, are currently meeting behind closed doors.

Speaker Gbajabiamila congratulates President Buhari, APC on tribunal’s victory

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.

Yobe South: Tribunal upholds Senator Bomoi’s election

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 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: I’m working to strengthen, rid judiciary of corruption

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, declared on Monday that the future of the Nigerian judiciary under his watch is bright.

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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.

Former Edo attorney-general urges National Assembly to repeal DSS law

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 inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ojukwu was presiding

Ondo lawmaker decries DSS court room invasion

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 Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police nab man for allegedly killing neighbour in Niger

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.

Federal government files appeal against $9.6 billion P&ID judgement

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.

South Africans emerge winners of Remo marathon

Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.