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The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has commended the Muhammadu Buhari’s government’s support for the quick establishment of specialized courts to try corruption and its allied cases for speedy determination of such cases within a stipulated time in order to bring culprits to book and discourage penchant for embezzlement and other forms of grand corruption.

President Buhari, CJN in court over nomination of Supreme Court justices

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Ibrahim Muhammad have been dragged before the Federal High Court in Abuja over the nomination of four justices for elevation to the Supreme Court.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Akwa Ibom election: APC petitions NJC, appeal court over alleged compromise

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the March 9, 2019 House of Assembly elections for Uruefong\Oruko state constituency, Akwa Ibom state, Mr Aniefiok Omen Bassey, has petitioned the National Judicial Commission (NJC) and President of the Appeal Court, alleging that election petition tribunal erred in delivering the ruling in favour of his opponent, Asuquo Archibong, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

ASUU accuses AGF of imposing IPPIS on universities

The Calabar zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) of imposing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) on universities in the country.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

Akwa Ibom: APC drags appeal panel to NJC over ‘strange judgment’

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has reported the Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar to the National Judicial Council, NJC, over what the party said was a “strange judgment” delivered on October 18 in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.

SERAP: Federal government using courts to suppress citizens’ rights

An advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has urged the National Judicial Council to address the new trend whereby courts are being used by the state and federal governments to suppress the fundamental rights of citizens.
“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

SERAP writes NJC, seeks directives on citizens’ rights

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council (NJC), urging him to use his offices and leadership of the NJC to “urgently develop measures and issue directives to all courts to respond to the disturbing trends by state governments and federal government to use the court as a tool to suppress citizens’ human rights.”
President Buhari at the event

SERAP: Why President Buhari’s government is undermining judiciary

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has said failure to publish and fully implement the recommendations of the report on financial autonomy of state legislature and judiciary, was the reason the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to disregard the judiciary.
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: Omoyele Sowore to be arraigned Monday

The Federal Government will, on Monday, arraign Sahara Reporters publisher and convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

SERAP urges President Buhari to implement report on financial autonomy for judiciary

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently publish and fully implement the recommendations of the report on financial autonomy of state legislature and judiciary submitted to you in June 2019.”

Justice Ngwuta participates in Supreme Court’s legal year ceremony

In what seems a precursor to his eventual resumption of judicial functions, suspended Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court, is currently participating in activities marking the commencement of the court’s new legal year.
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has disclaimed reports that it requested the bank account details of officers of the national assembly and the judiciary.

Wealthy Nigerians on edge over NFIU searchlight

Recalcitrant tax defaulters, high-end politicians, top civil servants, businessmen and other wealthy Nigerians with questionable sources of income are now in panic mode as the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and other anti-graft agencies began beaming their searchlight on them in line with the Federal Government’s effort to retrieve state funds tallegedly siphoned in shady transactions.
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.
Abubakar Malami

AGF: We’ll spare nobody in $9.6 billion P&ID failed deal

Malami told journalists in Abuja that although security agencies had interrogated many prominent personalities in connection with the $9.6 billion awarded against Nigeria by a United Kingdom court, many more would soon be invited for questioning in order to get to the root of the matter.
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has disclaimed reports that it requested the bank account details of officers of the national assembly and the judiciary.

NFIU denies requesting bank details of federal lawmakers, judges, others

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has stated that it did not write to banks demanding the bank accounts of leaders of the National Assembly and the Judiciary.

Ex-AGF: Former President Jonathan not responsible for Justice Salami’s exit from office

Former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has said ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was not directly involved in the removal of Ayo Salami, an ex-president of the Court of Appeal.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (right), congratulates the Acting Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba during his swearing-in at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Lagos Assembly confirms Justice Kazeem Alogba as substantive chief judge

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, yesterday, confirmed the appointment of Justice Kazeem Olarewaju Alogba as substantive Chief Judge of the state.

Senate screens Justice Tanko behind closed doors

The Senate is currently screening Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria in as the upper chamber has gone into an executive session.

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Convicted Orji Kalu: 2023, here we come

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