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FCT Chief Judge takes justice closer to people

Chief judge of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, (middle), with other guests at the commissioning of a High Court and three new Magistrates Courts in FCT, Abuja.

CHIEF Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, has made good on his promise of bringing justice to the doorstep of FCT residents as he commissioned a High Court and three new Magistrates Courts in different parts of the FCT, Abuja.

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Brig. Gen. Ikpomwen:NJC has been too accommodating

Raid on Judges: DSS action in order – Gen. Ikponmwen

I will tell you very frankly that it was a shocking and disappointing news, but not surprising to me because I had over the years pointed out that there were lots of problems with our Judiciary, and that the judiciary, more than any organ of government, should not accommodate corrupt practices or corrupt judges because the judiciary is the last hope of the common man.

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Jiti Ogunye

Judges crackdown: DSS acted within provisions of law, but… – Ogunye

Once judges are found to have transgressed, they are offloaded from the bench. It is on record that none of the judges that had been sent off the bench has been prosecuted for criminal offences; corruption and abuse of office, engaging in money laundering are offences under the Criminal Code, EFCC Act, Money Laundering Act, and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC Act. So, we then have an odd situation where judges that have been found to have committed criminal offences are only given administrative discipline and sanction.

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DSS arrest of Judges: What a Peculiar mess

THE events of the past few days have brought to the fore, what many public administrators(including the rather astute ones) have not truly come to terms with, it is this; that the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999,as amended, creates three arms of government- the legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary; that in a traditional sense, the Legislative, and the Executive are presumed to be “stronger” than the judiciary and for which reason, the judiciary is said to have “neither sword nor purse”.

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Sagay, SAN

New legal year: SANs, others task judges on quick justice delivery

In this judicial year, Nigerians are hoping for a judiciary that will deliver better, efficient and quick substantive justice. The masses hope for a judiciary where looters of public funds will have their day in court and get their just reward for damages done to our dear country; a judiciary that will continue to cleanse and sanitise the political and democratic process to a affirm the fact that power belongs to the citizenry.

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Deputy Director General, Nigerian Law School, Enugu Campus, Mr Bob Osamor and his wife, Mrs Chinelo, at the IBA in Washington DC.

IBA 2016: Corruption, rule of law, justice dominate discussions

AT the time the curtain fell on 2016 International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference in Washington D.C, on September 23, lawyers who attended were better educated on issues of concern to the profession globally. For the Bar and the Bench, conferences at home and abroad are vistas of fresh ideas, challenges and continued legal education that expands the frontiers of practices.

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Impunity, rights abuse, anti-corruption war: Where Gani could have stood

GANI established the National Conscience Party in 1994, principally to rally nationwide support for the activation of the June 12, 1993 election mandate, for the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria, to provide a platform for genuine change in Nigeria and for the emancipation of the masses from political, economic and socio-cultural enslavement. The NCP had the unique motto of: Abolition of Poverty. He declared his intention to contest election as the presidential candidate of the NCP in April 2002.

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L-R: Chief Ozekhome, SAN, Prof Mamman,  SAN & Mr Pedro,  SAN

RECESSION: SANs, others split over emergency powers to deal with economy

Emergency powers to do what? To further impoverish an agonising populace of helpless Nigerians with dictatorial policies that no one can challenge? I don’t support such maximalist and dictatorial powers for an authoritarian all-knowing government that has shown utmost intolerance of opposition, dissent of opinion and plurality of ideas as to how to move Nigeria forward.

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