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Sowore, Jalingo: SERAP writes NJC, seeks directives on citizens’ rights

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council (NJC), urging him to use his offices and leadership of the NJC to “urgently develop measures and issue directives to all courts to respond to the disturbing trends by state governments and federal government to use the court as a tool to suppress citizens’ human rights.”

Breaking: Shi’ites heads to court over proscription

Islamic Movement in Nigeria, a.k.a Shiites, led by Ibraheem Zakzaky
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is to challenge the court order obtained by the federal government banning the operations of the organization.

Breaking: Court fails to grant El-Zakzaky’s bail application, adjourns to August...

The Justice Darius Khobo-led Kaduna State High Court has, Monday, failed to rule on the bail application filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat after it adjourned  the case to August 5, 2019.

Breaking: Court orders Shell to pay $10 million to FIRS

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Van Beurden
The Federal High Court in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Friday ordered Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to pay the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, the sum of $10 million as unremitted revenue.

Breaking: Embattled CJN, Walter Onnoghen resigns

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen
The embattled suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen has, Friday, resigned.

Assets Declaration: FG insists suspended CJN Onnnoghen’s CCT trial must continue

Just as the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has insisted that he deserves fair hearing in his trial over failure to declare his assets, the Federal Government, on Monday, gave reasons why the six-count charge it initiated against Onnoghen must continue to its logical conclusion.

Again, Tafar’s alleged perversion of Justice case stalled over judge’s absence

Lagos-The trial of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Rickey Tarfa (SAN) standing trial over alleged perversion of the course of justice before a Lagos High Court, sitting in Igbosere, was Monday, stalled due to the absence of the trial judge.

Breaking: Court terminates charges against late Alex Badeh

Late. former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh
The Justice Okon Abang-led Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday, terminated all charges filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against the former Chief of Defence Staff, late Alex Badeh.

Court of Appeal reserves rulings on Onnoghen’s appeals over alleged assets...

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen
The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Wednesday, reserved its rulings in four appeals instituted by suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen against his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Onnoghen: CCB trial in order – Sagay

CHAIRMAN, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN,
One of Nigeria’s most prominent and foremost constitutional lawyer, Prof. Itse Sagay, has thrown his weight behind the decision of the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, to arraign for trial, the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council(NJC), Justice Walter Onnoghen before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.