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Corruption: Attorney General Files N2.2billion Fraud Charges Against Supreme Court’s Chief Registrar, Two Others

Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, has filed fraud charges against the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Saleh Gambo, the Assistant Director of Finance, Rilwanu Lawal, and the Deputy Director (Finance Department), Sharif Abdulrahman. The prosecutor alleges that the three major administrative officers of Nigeria’s apex court colluded to divert more …

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NJC Finally Bars Judges Under Investigation From Duties, Officials Charged In Abuja

The National Judicial Council (NJC) yesterday barred judges under investigation from carrying on with their judicial functions. The decision was the outcome of a two-day meeting by the NJC following call by the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) for the council to suspend the judges and save the judiciary from further …

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Judges To Declare Assets Before and After Judgement – NJC

The National Judicial Council, NJC, has directed that judges participating in “sensitive and highly visible trials such as election petition proceedings” must declare their personal assets before and after conclusion of such cases. To give effect to the directive, the council, yesterday, constituted a 10-man Judicial Ethics Committee with a …

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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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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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