Chief Robert Clarke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has said that the Nigerian Government should be given credit for taking the head of the judiciary to a tribunal. Clarke in an interview with Channels Television’s Seun Okinbaloye on Sunday Politics noted that the government knew what they were doing...
The nation may be plunged into a constitutional crisis in about three weeks as the tenure of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Muhammad Tanko, comes to an end, SUNDAY PUNCH reports. Muhammad was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 25, 2019 following an order by the Code...
There is palpable tension in Kogi State as a result of the death of one of the directors working in the State judiciary. Mr. Zekery Aguye, a Magistrate and Deputy Chief Registrar (Litigation), died after losing the battle to prostate cancer. He died at the National Hospital, Abuja, where he was...
The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari does not need the permission of the National Judicial Council to appoint him as the acting CJN. Muhammad made the claim in response to a query given to him by the NJC, the body constitutionally...
Some lawyers in Lagos on Friday argued that, under the Marriage Act, there is no provision for a married woman to bear her maiden name. They suggested the need for women to change their surnames after marriage, warning that retention of maiden name could lead to misunderstanding or divorce. The lawyers...
The Electoral Act 2010 empowers INEC to cancel an election where there is a basis for it. Section 53 (1) provides: “(1) No voter shall vote for more than one candidate or record more than one vote in favour of any candidate at any one election. “(2) Where the votes cast at...
A Federal high court sitting in Abuja, has dismissed the alleged birth certificate forgery suit seeking to disqualify governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state from contesting the March 9th governorship election. The plaintiff, Elvis Chinda had asked the court to determine whether the birth Certificate (Statutory Declaration of Age) attached...
By Yejide Gbenga-Ogundare A woman that has children for her husband and had married him before a house is built has the right to live in the house with her children even after divorce under the provisions of the Married Woman Property Act 1882, a court held on Friday in...
The United Nations special rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego Garcia-Sayán, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to suspend Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria, was in contravention of human rights standards. Garcia-Sayán said in a statement that “the suspension and replacement of the Chief Justice of...
A Political solution to the Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen crisis of integrity rocking the Judiciary is in the works, The Nation reports. A 12-man Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) team has met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on how to resolve the row over Justice Onnoghen’s suspension. The session at...