Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders, ‘A Direct Invitation To Anarchy’ – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has said that the Judiciary will not tolerate disobedience to court orders. Justice Tanko warned that flagrant disobedience of court orders is a direct invitation to anarchy. Speaking in Abuja on Monday at the special court session marking the beginning of the new legal year of the Supreme Court and the inauguration of 38 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria, the Chief Justice said it is time for the Judiciary to take its destiny into its hands and operate independently. According to the CJN, poor remuneration of judges and funding of the Judiciary

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Breaking: NJC to Buhari: appoint Justice Muhammad as substantive CJN

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The NJC, at an emergency meeting earlier today, also recommended to Buhari names of judges to be appointed as Chief Judges and Grand Kadis for eight states – Lagos, Anambra, Ebonyi, Niger, Taraba, Kano, and Jigawa states. The NJC commended Buhari for his unequivocal position on the financial autonomy for the state’s Judiciary and called on the various state Executives to, as a matter of urgency, commence its immediate implementation.

By |July 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

ARDI Accuses New CJN, NJC Of Shielding Corrupt Judges

The Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARDI), the group that was involved in the case against the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has alleged that the National Judicial Council (NJC) under the headship of the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammadu, is providing soft landing for judges facing allegations of corruption. Speaking to journalists yesterday in Abuja, the Executive Secretary of ARDI, Dennis Aghanya, said the group had observed a very worrisome trend in the manner that the NJC usually treats corruption petition against serving judges in the country. Acccording to him, it

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

I Didn’t Need NJC Recommendation To Become Acting CJN — Mohammad

The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and his humble self do not need the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) before he could be appointed the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The Punch reports that Muhammad made the claim in response to a query given to him by the NJC, the body constitutionally empowered to recommend the appointment of chief justices and heads of courts. A group, Centre for Justice and Peace Initiative, had written a petition to the NJC, asking the council to remove Muhammad as a justice of

By |March 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Onnoghen: Lawyers Ask NBA To Derobe Malami, Danladi Umar, Others

Lawyers under the aegis of Lawyers In Defence of Democracy and some civil society groups opposed to last Friday’s suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen,by President Muhammadu Buhari ,took to the streets of Abuja, yesterday to register their grievances. Vanguard reports that before pouring into the streets,the protesters marched to the national office of the Nigerian Bar Association,NBA,and the American Embassy, in Abuja to register their displeasure over the president’s action. The developement caused traffic gridlock in some major streets of the Central Business District area of the FCT,thus giving the police personnel deployed to monitor

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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