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Why corruption thrives in the judiciary – Justice Ayo Salami

For instance, when I was invited by Honourable Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, CJN, and Honourable Justice Mahmud Mohammed, JSC, who was then the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, and now the incumbent CJN, to discuss the issue of whether I would be prepared to accept the decision of the National Judicial Council to stay for three months and then leave the service, the options were laid before me.

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*Justice Salami

Rules to stop erring judges: Why corruption thrives in the judiciary – Justice Isa Ayo Salami

Justice Isa Ayo Salami (retd) was the President of the Court of Appeal. In a paper delivered at the 2015 annual lecture of the Nigerian National Merit Award, titled: ‘ Corruption Eradication and the Nigerian Ethical Revolution’ , Salami spoke about his controversial retirement from the Bench under Chief Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, saying the incumbent CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, played a role in the episode.

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Adekunle Oyesanya modus operandi of the DSS was wrong

Legal, moral sides of DSS clampdown on judges — Oyesanya, SAN

Mr Adekunle Oyesanya was conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) on September 11, 2012. He was a managing partner at Bankole Oki, Oyesanya & Company, Lagos. In this interview, he spoke on why the Department of State Services, DSS, is an illegal body, corruption in the judiciary and NJC’s ability to stem judicial corruption. Excerpts:

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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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