Justice Salami Rejects Government’s Offer To Monitor Corruption Cases

By Adenike Lucas Justice Ayo Salami, rtd, has turned down the Nigerian Government's offer to make him Chairperson of the Corruption and Financial Crimes Cases Trial Monitoring Committee. Soji Oye, the Director of Communication for the National Judicial Council, NJC announced in September that Justice Salami, a former President of the Court of Appeal, had been … Continue reading Justice Salami Rejects Government’s Offer To Monitor Corruption Cases

Justice Okong Abang Summons Former Nigerian President To Court

By Abdul Tukur A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday issued a summons compelling the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, to appear in court with respect to the trial of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh. Following an application from Mr Metuh, Mr Jonathan was required to appear in court. … Continue reading Justice Okong Abang Summons Former Nigerian President To Court

1,271 Fail Nigerian Law School Exam, 29 Make First Class

BY NEWS AGENCY NIGERIA The Nigerian Law School on Saturday released the summary of the final examination results conducted in August. Mr. Chinedu Ukekwe, Head of Information and Protocol of the Nigerian Law School, said 1,272 candidates failed out of a total of 5,891 that participated in the examinations. According to him, 29 students made … Continue reading 1,271 Fail Nigerian Law School Exam, 29 Make First Class

Kenya Supreme Court Annuls Presidential Election, Orders Fresh Vote Within 60 Days

By Christian Smith The supreme court in Kenya has overturned President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory result because of irregularities in how the vote was conducted on August 8.  In delivering the judgment, Chief Justice David Maraga said: “The declaration [of President Kenyatta’s win] is invalid, null and void,” a first time it has happened in Africa. “The first … Continue reading Kenya Supreme Court Annuls Presidential Election, Orders Fresh Vote Within 60 Days

COMMENT | EFCC Chair: Before Lawyers Ruin Magu And democracy

By Martins Oloja In this season of too many inclusive matters, managing priorities becomes an urgent matter of public interest. One of the priorities that those in power should consider immediately is the unfinished business of confirmation of Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. I believe the business should … Continue reading COMMENT | EFCC Chair: Before Lawyers Ruin Magu And democracy

Baroness Hale Of Richmond To Become First Woman President Of Supreme Court

By Abdul Tukur Baroness Hale of Richmond is to become the next President of the Supreme Court, Downing Street has said. In a statement Number 10 said that Lady Hale, will take up the new position following the retirement of Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury in September. This would make the 72-year-old family law expert the … Continue reading Baroness Hale Of Richmond To Become First Woman President Of Supreme Court

Court Of Appeal Judge, Sir Ian Burnett Named Lord Chief Justice

By Danjuma Aliyu Sir Ian Burnett, a Court of Appeal judge, has been named the new Lord Chief Justice. The 59-year-old will replace Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, who retires at the end of September, as head of the judiciary of England and Wales. Sir Burnett's appointment which has been formally approved by the Queen, begins on … Continue reading Court Of Appeal Judge, Sir Ian Burnett Named Lord Chief Justice

Nigerian Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Protect Gunshot Victims

By Danuuma Aliyu and Adenike Lucas The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday introduced a bill that would protect gunshot victims.  The bill, called Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill, will allow victims of gunshot wounds receive treatment from medical workers without a need for police clearance. Under the new legislation "security agents shall render … Continue reading Nigerian Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Protect Gunshot Victims

‘We can’t defend him’ — FEC disowns Osinbajo on nominees’ confirmation

By The Cable The federal executive council (FEC) has distanced itself from the statement of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on the confirmation of nominations made by the executive. In April, Osinbajo had told select media organisations, including TheCable, that he was in support of the view of Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, that the executive … Continue reading ‘We can’t defend him’ — FEC disowns Osinbajo on nominees’ confirmation