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Pensioners commend NJC for easy data capturing

Some retirees of the National Judicial Council have commended the commission for the successful capturing of their biometric data. The two-day exercise that ended on Saturday captured the biometrics of retired judges and other former judicial workers in the state. A former Chief Justice of Lagos State, Inumidun Akande, said…

Chairman of the National Conference: Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Idris Kutigi .... Photo: Courtesy www.nigeriaa2z.com

Ex-CJN Kutigi dies in London

A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Idris Kutigi, died in a London hospital on Sunday after a brief illness, his eldest son, Sani Kutigi has confirmed. The younger Kutigi confirmed the death in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Minna on Sunday. "We are…

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National Judicial Council speaks on corruption allegation against Supreme Court nominee

The National Judicial Council has rejected a call against its nomination of Uwani Abba-Aji as a Supreme Court Justice over an allegation of corruption. The council said Mr Abba-Aji had been investigated for allegedly receiving money from a lawyer and had been cleared, and had no other known case against…

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Civic group faults nomination of judge to Nigeria Supreme Court

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to forward the name of Uwani Abba-Aji to the Senate for confirmation as a judge of the Supreme Court. The National Judicial Council (NJC) had on October 5 announced its recommendation of Mr Abba-Aji for the appointment,…

Nigeria appoints one Supreme Court Justice, as five states get new chief judges

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has just sent the statement below to PREMIUM TIMES announcing the appointment of a justice of the Supreme Court and new chief judges for Abia, Benue, Ogun, Oyo and Kwara. Three new judges were also appointed for the Ogun State High Court while a new…

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NJC settles 80% of federal judiciary pension arrears — Official

The National Judicial Council (NJC) says it has paid 80 per cent of pension arrears owed to retirees of federal judiciary between 2013 and date. The executive secretary of the council, Ahmed Saleh, disclosed this on Monday shortly after inspecting enrolment for retirees of the federal judiciary from Kano, Katsina,…

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Judge handling trial of Innoson Motors, Innocent Chukwuma withdraws from case

Mojisola Dada, the judge handling the trial of Innoson Motors and its owner at the Special Offences Court in Lagos has withdrawn from the case. Her withdrawal followed complaints which lawyers to Innoson Chukwuma, CEO of Innoson Motors, filed against Ms Dada at the National Judicial Council, asking the body…

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NJC recommends appointment of 21 state judges (FULL LIST)

The National Judicial Council has recommended 21 judges for appointment as chief judges and judicial officers in various states. They include judges of the conventional courts and Sharia courts. The announcement was made Friday in a statement by the NJC spokesperson, Soji Oye. The appointments are subject to co formation…

Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

NJC recommends sack of judge, investigates seven others

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the sack of one judge and commenced investigation of seven others. The council, the highest decision making in the judiciary, made the decision at its meeting held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Abuja, according to a statement by its spokesperson, Soji Oye. Justice…

Nigerian Supreme Court Justice, Ngwuta, accused of corruption set free

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Friday dismissed the 13-count charge of fraud brought against a Supreme Court justice, Sylvester Ngwuta. Mr. Ngwuta was arraigned by the federal government, after his house and the residences of six other judges were raided by operatives of the State Security…

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NJC appoints 60 judges for 25 states — FULL LIST

The National Judicial Council has just released the statement below announcing the appointment of 60 judicial officers in 25 states of the federation. The statement was made available to PREMIUM TIMES by NJC's Director of Information, Soji Oye. Read full statement below. ========= 16 MARCH, 2018 PRESS RELEASE The under-listed…

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National Judicial Council queries, suspends acting Abia Chief Judge

The National Judicial Council has declared the removal of the chief judge of Abia State by the state's House of Assembly as illegal. The council says it has also queried and suspended Obisike Orji, the judge named as the acting chief judge. The decision came five days after the state…

Appeal Court Ruling: Document shows NJC cleared EFCC to probe, prosecute serving judges

The National Judicial Council did not object to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission's prosecution of allegedly corrupt judges, a correspondence between the Council and the anti-graft agency obtained by PREMIUM TIMES has shown. In a July 24, 2017 letter to the Commission, the NJC, the body saddled with disciplining…

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N10m Fraud: How ex-Enugu Chief Judge, Umezuluike, misled NJC –Witness

A prosecution witness, Adoke Usman, has given insight into how a former Chief Judge of Enugu State, Innocent Azubuike Umezuluike, misled the National Judicial Council (NJC), into believing that he did not benefit directly from the N10 million donation made by businessman Arthur Eze (who at the time was a…

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Why judges from 12 states will not be nominated to Court of Appeal – NJC

Judges from 12 states in Nigeria will not be appointed to the Court of Appeal in the ongoing process, the National Judicial Council, NJC, has said. The council said this on Tuesday evening when it confirmed ongoing steps for the appointment of 14 justices of the Appeal Court. This is…

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NJC, CJN Onnoghen speak on alleged lopsided appointment of 14 Appeal Court judges

The National Judicial Council has denied media reports that it recommended 14 judges for approval as justices of the Court of Appeal, without including a single judge from the South-east. The chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, through a spokesperson, also reacted to the report. In a statement on Monday…

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Trial of Corruption cases: NJC panel to meet EFCC, ICPC

The National Judicial Council, NJC, committee on the monitoring of alleged corruption cases in court has resolved to actively engage prosecutorial bodies like the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, in furtherance of its mandate. The Committee known as Corruption…

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Nine Major Highlights Of Senate Activities This Week.

On Tuesday, the Nigerian Senate resumed its legislative activities. In the course of the week, the senators deliberated on matters ranging from the plight of retired judges of the state high courts, the need to harmonise the process of paying the retirement benefits of judges, to the rejection of President…

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It’s official: Justice Salami rejects appointment to monitor corruption cases

The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Walter Onnoghen, has confirmed the resignation of retired Justice Ayo Salami as Chairperson of the Corruption and Financial Crimes Cases Trial Monitoring Committee. Mr. Salami was appointed chairperson of the committee by the NJC in September, years after…

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Nasarawa gets 3 new judges

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has appointed three new High Courts judges in Nassarawa State in order to further strengthen the state’s judiciary. The Chief Judge (CJ) of the state, Justice Suleiman Dikko, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Wednesday. Mr.…

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NJC raises panels to probe two Chief judges, 13 other judges

The National Judicial Council, under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has set up 15 panels to probe two state chief justices and 13 other judges accused of misconduct, the council announced in a statement Monday. The decision was taken at the 83rd meeting of the…

Controversially removed under Jonathan, Justice Salami returns to monitor corruption trials

Six years after he was controversially removed as President of the Court of Appeal, Ayo Salami was on Wednesday appointed by the National Judicial Council (NJC) as head of its committee for monitoring corruption cases nationwide. The NJC approved the establishment of the Financial Cases Trial Monitoring Committee with Mr.…

NJC appoints ‘victimised’ Justice Ayo Salami to head committee monitoring corruption cases

The National Judicial Council has appointed a retired president of the Court of Appeal, Ayo Salami, to head a committee to monitor corruption cases in Nigerian court. Mr. Salami was controversially removed from the judiciary by the Goodluck Jonathan administration. In a statement by its spokesperson, Soji Oye, the NJC…

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Nigerian judiciary not as corrupt as NBS report shows – NJC

Like the police, the National Judicial Council, NJC has refused to accept the result of a survey that shows that the judiciary is the second most corrupt institution in Nigeria. The survey released last week was conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, with the support of the United…

JUST IN: Osinbajo approves appointment of 19 new judges (FULL LIST)

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 19 judges for the National Industrial Court, following recommendation by the National Judicial Council. A statement signed by the NJC’s Director of information, Soji Oye, listed the judges as follows: 1 Targema John Iorngee Benue State 2 Namtari Mahmood Abba…