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Supreme Court justices’ retirement age should be 100 years – Afe Babalola

A legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, on Wednesday proposed 100 years as retirement age for Supreme Court Justices from 70.

Justice Rhodes-Vivour bows out of Supreme Court, calls for transparency in fighting corruption

Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour has bowed out of Supreme Court, after attaining the constitutional retirement age of 70 years.

Ex-CJN Onnoghen opens up on relationship with Atiku, 2019 elections

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has opened up on the 2019 general elections and the events that led to his sack by President Muhammadu Buhari.

COVID-19: NJC’s meetings, operations now automated – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has commended the National Judicial Council for completing full-scale automation of its meetings and operations.

CJN worried over delay in Nigeria’s justice system

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Tanko Muhammad, has expressed concerns over what he called delay in Nigeria’s justice delivery system.

CJN swears-in new justices, warns against personal interference in judgements

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has cautioned the eight new Justices of the Supreme Court not to allow their personal ambitions to becloud their sense of judgment.

CJN to swear in 85 judges for Ondo, Edo elections, others

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Tanko Muhammad, will on Thursday swear-in 85 judges to serve on the election petition tribunal panels set up for the upcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.

Convid-19: Federal High Court appoints judges to handle cases across 6 geo-political zones

Justice John Tsoho, Chief Judge, Federal High Court of Nigeria, has named three justices to handle cases at designated judicial divisions across the six geo-political zones as the country battles the covid-19 pandemic. 

COVID-19: Lawyers commend CJN for suspending court sittings

Legal practitioners have applauded the directive by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammad for ordering the suspension of all court sittings except in matters that are urgent, for 14 days because of COVID-19.

Lalong hails Buhari for appointing Justice Mensem as acting President of Court of Appeal

The Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Justice Dongban Mensem as the acting president of the Court of Appeal.

Imo: Supreme Court adjourns Ihedioha’s appeal to March 2

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned untill March 2, hearing in an application filed by Chief Emeka Ihedioha, a former governor of Imo, seeking a review of the Jan. 14 judgment sacking him from the office.

Sharia Law should be taught in Arabic language, CJN advocates

Justice Ibrahim Tanko-Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, on Wednesday advocated for teaching of Sharia law in Nigerian universities in Arabic language.

Stop using technicalities to hinder justice delivery, CJN cautions judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has cautioned judges of superior courts in Nigeria to desist from using technicalities to hinder justice delivery.

We’ll go extra-mile to have cordial relationship with NASS, Buhari says

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to go the extra mile to further the cordial relationship between the Executive and the Legislative arms of government.

Judiciary needs adequate funding, CJN tells Senate 

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad has appealed to the Senate for adequate funding to meet judicial functions.

CJN swears in Justice Kanyip as acting President of NICN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Wednesday, swore in Justice Benedict Kanyip, as the acting president of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, NICN.

Out of 117 SAN candidates, only 38 qualify – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Muhammad Tanko, has said that out of the 117 legal practitioners that applied for the Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria this year, only 38 were successful at the end of the rigorous exercise.

BREAKING: Senate confirms Tanko Mohammad as substantive CJN

The Senate on Wednesday began the screening and confirmation process for Justice Tanko Mohammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, at a closed-door session.

Screening: Acting CJN Tanko to appear before senate tomorrow – Lawan  

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Muhammed Tanko, will on Wednesday appear before the Senate for screening and confirmation of his appointment...

866 law graduates called to Bar as 724 others fail

The Nigerian Law School on Tuesday in Abuja called a total of 866 graduates of the school to the Nigerian Bar, just as 724 others failed the examinations

BREAKING: Supreme Court upholds Oyetola’s election

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the election of the governor of Osun State and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gboyega Oyetola.

Court indicts lawyer for professional misconduct

A Kogi High Court sitting in Koton-Karfe on Friday indicted a legal practitioner, Adetunji Oso, for unethical and unprofessional conduct during court proceedings.

NJC commends Buhari for accepting its recommendation on Onnoghen

The National Judicial Council on Monday thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for accepting its recommendation on the voluntary retirement of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

CCT Trial: Suspended CJN Onnoghen appears as court calls first witness

The prosecution team in the trial of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has opened its case by calling its first witness.

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