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“Crackdown” On Judicial Officers – Separating The Law From Sentiments

The State Security Service (SSS) embarked on an unprecedented “crackdown” on allegedly corrupt judicial officers across the country over the weekend. Among the judicial officers whose houses were searched and thereafter arrested and detained are two Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro. As …

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President Buhari Nominates Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed, To AU Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, to serve in the African Union Reform Steering Committee. The committee, headed by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, is tasked with ongoing institutional reforms of the AU Commission and its organs. The committee which comprises eminent persons from the …

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Senate Moves To amend DSS Act, Reps Summon AGF, Daura

As more criticisms trail the arrest of some judges, the Senate has resolved to amend the laws that establish some security outfits in the country, including the Department of State Services (DSS). The Senate yesterday condemned what it called “the draconian manner” in which the DSS invaded the residences of …

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Rivers Commissioner of Police To Be Sanctioned – For ‘aiding’ Governor Wike To Scuttle Judge’s Arrest

The Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command, Mr. Francis Odesanya, is under fire for his role in the aborted arrest of a judge of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, in the early hours of Saturday, The PUNCH learnt on Sunday. The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, was said …

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A new type of justice for Nigeria – How Nigerians are turning to mediation and out of court settlement

In a country where court cases often last 10 years and many suspects languish in jails, could mediation be a solution? Lagos, Nigeria – The pastor used the Bible to persuade her not to pay her children’s school fees, but to invest $1,500 in his friend’s farm instead. “If you …

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War Against Corruption in Judiciary: SSS arrests judges in different states overnight

An overnight assault on senior judges across the country by the State Security Service has resulted in the arrest of a Federal High Court judge and alleged “brutalisation” of a sitting governor. Attempts were also made to arrest two Supreme Court judges. The official quarters of Walter Onoghen, who was …

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Atiku, others hail FG over withdrawal of charges

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar,  and the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Timi Frank have commended the Federal Government for withdrawing the forgery charges against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. In separate statements issued in Abuja, on Friday, the two …

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Kaduna State Bans Shiite Group, Says Islamic Movement In Nigeria Unlawful

The Kaduna State Government has issued an order declaring the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) an unlawful society. This action is taken in the exercise of the government’s duty to preserve peace and security in the state, and to ensure that all persons and organisations are guided by lawful conduct …

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Jibrin exposes Reps ‘running cost’ scam

Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, continues his whistle blowing activism against the leadership of the House. In his latest alert, he  enjoined the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun to suspend the payment of running cost to his colleagues with immediate effect. He …

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Ekweremadu: ‘Victory For Democracy’ As FG Withdraws Forgery Charges

The Federal Government on Friday, withdrew the forgery charges against President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu before the FCT High Court in Abuja. The Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu described the development as a “Victory to Democracy” He stated this in a statement issued …

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