Wednesday , August 4 2021

Judiciary

Anti-graft war: Corrupt judges will not be spared, says AGF

  Lagos – Mallam Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Attorney-General of the Federation, said on Tuesday that judicial officers would not be spared in the anti-graft war of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. “Let no one be in doubt that the legitimate expectations of Nigerians shall be met. “In this regard, I am reiterating …

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Metu gets N400m bail

ABUJA – Abuja Federal High Court has granted bail to embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, to the tune of N400million. Justice Okon Abang sitting at the court, ruled that Metuh should produce two sureties: resident in Abuja, possessors of landed properties within Maitama …

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NJC New Guildelines Of Appointment: Good Omen For The Bench

Recently, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, disclosed that the era of appointing persons considered to be unfit, questionable and improper as judges had gone. He said the National Judicial Council’s newly revised guidelines of appointment of judicial officers had provided for a more detailed, robust and …

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Lawyers react to application of plea bargain in Nigeria

Abuja – Abuja-based legal practitioners have expressed mixed feelings over the use of Plea Bargain in Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), 2015, to resolve high profile criminal cases. The Black’s Law Dictionary defined plea bargain as “a negotiated agreement between a prosecutor and a criminal defendant who pleads guilty to a lesser …

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N400m fraud: Court remands PDP spokesman Metuh in Kuje Prison

Abuja – A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday remanded People’s Democratic Party Spokesman, Olisah Metuh, in Kuje Prison pending hearing of his bail application. Justice Okon Abang gave the order while ruling on an oral bail application made by Metuh`s lawyer, Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN). Abang refused the oral application because it …

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Buhari approves appointment of 30 Federal High Court Judges

Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 30 new judges for the Federal High Court on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC). This is contained in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by the NJC Acting Director (Information), Mr Soji Oye. The statement said …

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FG to amend charges against Orubebe

Abuja – The Federal Government on Thursday asked for permission of the Code of Conduct Tribunal to amend charges against former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe. Orubebe is standing trial before the tribunal on charges of false declaration of assets and collection of bribe on awarded contract. At the …

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Court adjourns Dasuki’s case to Nov. 23

Abuja – A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday adjourned the case of retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, till Nov 23. The Judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, who adjourned the case following an oral application from the Solicitor-General of the Federation, Mr Taiwo Abidogun. Ademola held that the adjournment would enable …

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