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Senior advocates back Mahmoud, say arrested judges must quit

• Call For Suspension, Unnecessary, Hasty — CJN The Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria has backed call by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Abubakar Mahmoud, saying arrested judges had to proceed on leave of absence, pending when they would be given a clean bill of health. The Body …

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AGF exposes corruption at National Judicial Council, sends more Judges’ names to DSS for arrest

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has forwarded the names of more judges to the Department of State Services, DSS, for investigation. The DSS said it was investigating eight other judges and with the six names submitted to the DSS by the AGF, …

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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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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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Opinion: Nigerian Bar Association Goofed On Arrest of Judges – Paul Adujie

I watched with utter dismay, as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) surrounded by other prominent lawyers badmouthed the actions of the DSS which culminated in the arrest of some judges on Saturday, October 8, 2016. As the world has become aware, some judges in Nigeria were arrested …

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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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Arrest of Corrupt Judges: Nigerians Back President Buhari

Some Nigerians have expressed support to the Buhari administration  over the arrest of some judges for alleged corruption and professional misconduct. In the same vein, they condemned the threat by the leadership of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) on the matter. Those who made the call in interviews with the News …

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