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Lagos Judiciary: Two Judges Retire, Another Four To Exit Soon

Two Judges of Lagos State High Court, have retired from Bench after attaining the statutory age of 65. The Judges are Justice Grace Onyeabo and Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo. Justice Onyeabo, until her retirement was the Administration Judge, Ikeja High Court, while Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo was said to have retired voluntarily on health grounds. Similarly, about …

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JUSUN Strike: How We Prevented Implosion At Detention Centres – FCT, CJ

The Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Salisu Garba spoke on Monday about how the deployment of the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) helped alleviate the plight of detainees during the two-month strike by court workers across the country. “It is important to stress that within the last …

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I’ll Restore Confidence, Justice In Judiciary, Says Court Of Appeal President

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has assured Nigerians that she is determined to ensure that the cause of justice delivery and confidence in the Judiciary and the Court of Appeal is strengthened under her leadership. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem was speaking when she visited Governor Simon Bako Lalong at the Government …

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Buhari, SGF, Governors Celebrate Justice Dongban-Mensem

President Muhammadu Buhari, governors of Plateau, Ekiti, Rivers, Oyo, justices of various courts, senior legal luminaries and people from all sectors of the society on Saturday converged on St. Monica’s Catholic Church, Rantiya, Jos, for the Thanksgiving Mass in honour of the President, Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem to celebrate her appointment. President …

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[VIDEO] AK-47 Bullet Penetrate Umuahia Magistrate Court During Session

The staff of Magistrate Court in Umuahia, Abia State capital are currently in fear as AK-47 bullet suddenly pierced the court roof during a session on Thursday, penetrating deep into a desk in the courtroom. According to the information obtained by TheNigerialawyer(TNL),  the stray bullet pierced the Roof of Magistrate Court 6  and stuck on …

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Akwa Ibom Judiciary To Hold Valedictory Court Session In Honour of Justice Godwin J. Abraham

The Akwa Ibom State Judiciary has scheduled plans to hold a valedictory court Session in Honour of the Retiring Chief Judge of the state Honourable Justice Godwin J. Abraham. In a letter signed by the Chief Registrar of Akwa Ibom State Effiong A. Effiong Esq. and sighted by TheNigeriaLawyer on Wednesday, and addressed to the …

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JUSUN Strike: Supreme Court Waives Default Fees For Filings

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has issued a new Practice Direction for the Supreme Court exempting payment of default fees incurred by lawyers during the three-month period lost to the just-ended judiciary workers’ strike. According to the new Practice Direction, dated 15th June, made available to THENIGERIALAYER by the Director of …

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Court Voids Ondo’s Probe Of Chief Judge Over Viral Video

A Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside all steps taken by Ondo Governor, Attorney General and the House of Assembly in relation to the probe of allegations of official misconduct raised against Ondo Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu in a viral video made by one of her relatives, Olupelumi Fagboyegun. Fagboyegun had, in …

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Lagos Judiciary Validates Processes That Could Not Be Served And Or Expired During JUSUN Strike

The Chief Judge of Lagos State Judiciary has directed the validation of all court processes affected by the strike of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN. In a circular dated June 16, 2021 sighted by TheNigeriaLawyer, the Chief Registrar, Okunuga O. A. (Mrs.) said processes that could not be filed and or expired during …

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Court To Hear Suit Seeking To Quash Appointment Of New A’court Judges On June 23

Inyang Ekwo, judge of a federal high court in Abuja, has fixed June 23 to hear a suit seeking to quash the recent appointment of appeal court justices. The plaintiff, the Incorporated Trustees of Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), approached the court to challenge the exclusion of the south-east zone in the appointment. In the suit …

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JUSUN Strike: Niger Chief Judge Exempts Payment of Default Fees.

Niger State High Court has issued an order exempting payment of default fees for filing of processes for the period in which JUSUN was on strike. This was contained in the In a practice direction with N.S.L.N No. 11 of 2021, Niger State Practice Direction No.1, 2021, in the High Court of Justice of Niger State of …

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Plateau High Court Exempts JUSUN Strike Period From Computation Of Time

The Plateau State Judiciary has excluded the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, strike period from the computation of time for the purpose of payment of default fees for filing of court processes. The Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Yakubu Gyang Dakwak, in a Practice Direction made available to TheNigeriaLawyer, said the exemption …

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Payment of Default Fees: Court Of Appeal Excludes JUSUN Strike Period From Computation Of Time

The Court of Appeal of Nigeria has issued a Practice Direction excluding the period of the strike of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, from the computation of time. Recall that the JUSUN was embarked on strike from 6th of April till 14th of May. The President of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice …

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JUSUN Strike: Nasarawa High Court Issues Notice On Exemption Of Payment Of Defaults Fees For Filing Processes

Nasarawa State High Court has issued an exemption of payment of default fees for filing of processes for the period of the JUSUN strike. This was contained in a Practice Direction  2021, signed by the Chief Judge, Justice Aisha Bashir Aliyu. The Chief Judge made this order pursuant to Section 274 of the 1999 constitution …

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Allow State’s Correctional Centres, Judge Tells FG

A Judge of the Lagos State High Court, Oluwatoyin Ipaye, has called for a decentralised prison system where state governments will be allowed to build correctional centres. Ipaye and other participants at a webinar organised by the prison ministry of the Citadel Global Community Church on Saturday stressed the need to reform the country’s correctional …

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[DOWNLOAD] Federal High Court Releases FIRS Practice Direction On Expeditious Disposal Of Tax Matters

The Federal High Court of Nigeria has released Practice Direction on issues relating to Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS The Practice Direction, which is signed by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Hon. Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, is dated 31st May, 2021 and shall come into force on 1st June, 2021 Other purposes …

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Default Fee: Imo Judiciary Excludes JUSUN Strike Period From Computation Of Time

The Chief Judge of Imo State has directed that the period of the strike of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, 6th April to 14th June, shall not be included in the computation of time for purpose of payment of default fees. This is contained in a circular signed by Chief Registrar of the …

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JUSUN Strike: Lagos High Court Waives Payment Of Default Fees For Filing Of Processes

The High Court of Lagos state has waived payment of default fees for filing of court processes. This is contained in a Circular signed by the Chief Registrar of the State, Mrs. O. A Okunuga, sighted by TheNigeriaLawyer. The Registrar said the Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice K.O Alogba, has directed that the …

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