Judges

You Are Lucky To Serve Under Ugwuanyi’s Administration, Supreme Court Justice Tells Retiring Enugu Chief Judge

Hon. Justice Centus C. Nweze of the Supreme Court of Nigeria has eulogized the retiring Chief Judge of Enugu State, Hon. Justice Ngozi Priscilla Emehelu, for the outstanding achievements she recorded in transforming the State Judiciary. Hon. Justice Nweze who spoke at a gala night organized by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, in honour …

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Gov. Ugwuanyi, To Swear In , Hon Justice A R Ozoemena, As Acting Chief Judge

*As Justice N.P Emehelu, FCIArb, FICMC Bows Out Enugu Gov. Dr. Ugwuanyi, To Swear In Justice Ozoemena, As Acting Chief Judge. The Executive Governor of Enugu State, Rt Hon Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, will tomorrow swear in Justice A. R Ozoemena, as the Acting Chief Judge of the state. The event is slated to hold at …

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Conflicting Ex-parte Orders: CJN Grills 6 Chief Judges, Says 3 Judges Will Serve As An Example

*NJC to suo moto investigate three Judges for granting exparte orders*NJC to meet with all Heads of Court in the Country and NBA Leadership on the issue*Warn Chief Judges to desist from granting exparte orders especially on political matters The Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Tanko Mohammed today had a marathon meeting with the seven …

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No Offender Should Escape Justice On Mere Technicalities, CJN Tells Judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has charged judges in Nigeria not to allow criminals to escape justice on mere technicalities in matters brought before them. The CJN told judges to do thorough justice to all matters so that trust and confidence in the judiciary can be sustained by litigants and …

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Ebonyi Govt Fixes September 17 For Late Justice Ngwuta’s Funeral

The Governor of Ebonyi State State, David Nweze Umahi, has announced the burial arrangement of the late Supreme Court Justice, Hon. Justice Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta. A flyer made available to TheNigeriaLawyer shows that the 15th of September has been fixed for a night of tributes and the venue is Christian Ecumenical Centre Abakaliki and is …

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“Unwarranted Court Orders: APC Unveils The Faces Of Erring Judges” A Rejoinder

By S. Long Williams Esq. I read and listened with utmost dismay in the print, social and electronic media to the nauseating statement published on Thursday, 2nd September 2021, titled “unwarranted court orders: APC unveils the faces of erring judges”, in which Chief Ogbonna Nwuke, writing as “spokesman” of the Amaechi faction of Rivers APC …

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Conflicting Ex-parte Orders: CJN Demands Court Records, Set To Grill 6 State Chief Judges On Monday

*Delta CJ Possibly Summoned In Connection With Buni The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman National Judicial Council (CJN), Hon. Dr. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has demanded the records of proceedings in all the suits from which conflicting exparte orders emanated. The Chief Judges of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross Rivers, Anambra, Jigawa, and Imo States are …

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Fmr. Abia CJ, Justice Nnennaya Oti Abducted By Unknown Gunmen 

Gunmen, yesterday, kidnapped a former Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Nnennaya Oti. TheNigeriaLawyer gathered that Nnennaya was on her way to Orlu, from Owerri, Imo State when the gunmen seized her. The Publicity Secretary of Old BENDE LAWYERS’ FORUM in Aba, Mazi K. C. Okoro, also confirmed the ugly incident. However, the Police is …

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Borno Judicial Service Commission Elevates 11 Judges, Demotes 2 And Sacks 2 Judges

The Borno State Judicial Service Commission has removed two judicial officers as judges of Upper Area Court and Higher Sharia Court, respectively. This was disclosed in a letter dated 2nd September, with the Ref No: JSC/GEN/VOL.1, signed by the Secretary, S.K. Jidda Esq, and sighted by TheNigerialawyer. According to the statement Alkali Mohammed Hassan Yakub, …

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Fmr. FCT Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Bello, Is Dead.

The former President of the FCT Customary Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Moses A. Bello, Is reportedly dead. A source told TheNigeriaLawyer that the judge died on September 2, 2021. “It is with heavy hearts and submission to Almighty God, I and on behalf of the family announce the passing of our father, grandfather and …

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Enugu Judiciary To Inaugurate New High And Magistrate Courts On Sept. 3

The Chief Judge (CJ) of Enugu State, Hon. Justice P. N. Emehelu, will on Thursday 3rd of September, 2021 inaugurate a new Division of High Court of Enugu State located at Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State and a Chief Magistrate Court Nike, Nike Magisterial District built by the Enugu State Government. This is …

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Enugu State Judiciary Commences Virtual Court Hearing, Records Three Virtual Sittings

The Enugu State Judiciary has commenced a virtual court hearing. TheNigeriaLawyer learnt that the cases were heard in High Court No. 7 presided over by Hon Justice C.C Ani, PhD The virtual sitting was said to be unprecedented in the entire Eastern region. The 3 cases that were heard in High Court 7 Enugu include Suit …

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CJN Summons Six Chief Judges Over Issuance Of Conflicting Orders To Political Parties

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Muhammad has summoned six-state Chief Judges in relation to the spate of conflicting orders emanating from their courts. Those summoned are Chief Judges of Rivers, Kebbi, Cross River, Anambra, Jigawa and Imo states. The CJN issued the summons on Monday in his capacity as the Chairman of …

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Concerns Mount As Court Injunctions, Orders Threaten Nation’s Democracy

*Rulings for sale to highest bidder The increasing meddlesome interventions of the judiciary in almost every stratum of the political turf is fast threatening the nation’s hard earned democracy and becoming a source of concern to stakeholders, especially, as the country moves closer to the 2023 elections. From Port Harcourt to Kebbi and then, Calabar …

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Bayelsa CJ Hails Diri On Judicial Autonomy

Bayelsa State Chief Judge, Justice Kate Abiri, has commended Governor Douye Diri for granting the state judiciary financial autonomy. Justice Abiri who stated this on Wednesday in Yenagoa during the commissioning of a renovated court premises and an adapted Lady Justice statue, said judicial autonomy has enabled it to function optimally. The Chief Judge, who …

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All High Courts In Anambra State Were Air Conditioned During My Time – Fmr. Chief Judge, Peter Umeadi

*Says Challenge of the Judiciary Is Independence*Backs JUSUN on their Struggle For Independence of the Judiciary*Says He Joined UNN As Lecturer, After Retirement From Bench, To Keep Up Pace Of Work Prof. Peter Nnanna Chukwudi Umeadi is a former Chief Judge of Anambra State. A former President of the world Association of Judges under the …

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JS Okutepa SAN. Congratulates Justice Baba-Yusuf, Urges Him To Expose Corrupt Lawyers

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Jubrin Okutepa, has charged the new acting Chief Judge of FCT High Court, Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, to expose lawyers who engage in bribing and lobbying judges and other judicial officers to obtain a favorable judgement. This was contained in his congratulatory message to the Honorable Justice on his elevation …

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The Purported New List Of Successful Candidates For SAN Rank Is Fake, Unofficial – Supreme Court

*Says Authentic list will be made public The Supreme Court of Nigeria has said that the news on the release of successful candidates for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria is fake. In a Notice signed by the Director of Press and Information, Dr. Akande Festus, the Supreme Court made available to TheNigerialawyer(TNL) said …

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Ondo State Governor Swears In Hon. Justice Akintoroye As Acting Chief Judge: Charges Judiciary To Be Non-Partisan

Only fit, proper persons should be judges– Akeredolu The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday, swore in Justice Williams Akintoroye as the acting Chief Judge of the state following the retirement of the former Chief Judge of the state, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, who retired at the age of 65years. Akeredolu, who said the …

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