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Wike To Judges: BE ALIVE TO YOUR JUDICIAL OATHS

The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has blamed ineffective judicial performance on lack of character, courage, and decency of some judges to live up to their judicial oaths in the discharge of their functions. Governor Wike said due to prevailing political uncertainty in the country, democracy and the rule of law are under constant threat, hence, the judiciary must be alive to its responsibilities. … Continue reading Wike To Judges: BE ALIVE TO YOUR JUDICIAL OATHS

JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE, GUARANTEE FOR RULE OF LAW – Okowa

Delta Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that there cannot be effective rule of law in Nigeria without financial autonomy and independence of the judiciary. Okowa stated this on Monday in his keynote address at the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) – Section on Legal Practice (SLP) 2022 Annual Conference in Asaba. He said at the … Continue reading JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE, GUARANTEE FOR RULE OF LAW – Okowa

PRES. BUHARI ADMINISTERS OATH OF OFFICE TO JUSTICE ARIWOOLA, AS ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, June 27, 2022, administered the judicial oath of office to Justice Olukayode Ariwoola of the Supreme Court, to confirm him as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), during a swearing-in ceremony held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja Nigeria. Justice Ariwoola, 68, takes over from former CJN, justice Tanko Muhammad and is expected to serve in … Continue reading PRES. BUHARI ADMINISTERS OATH OF OFFICE TO JUSTICE ARIWOOLA, AS ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA

OKOWA TASKS NEW JUDGES ON ETHICAL CONDUCT; SWEARS-IN DIAI, ODEBALA, GESIKEME-AKEBOFAH, AKUMAGBA

Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on judges in the country to discharge their duties with utmost impartiality, courage, integrity, humility and commonsense to guarantee justice for all. He gave the charge at the swearing-in of four new judges into the state judiciary and a member of the state’s Judicial Service Commission at Government House, Asaba, and also urged the judges to deploy patience … Continue reading OKOWA TASKS NEW JUDGES ON ETHICAL CONDUCT; SWEARS-IN DIAI, ODEBALA, GESIKEME-AKEBOFAH, AKUMAGBA

THOSE WHO ACCUSE JUDICIARY OF CORRUPTION ARE NOT CLEAN – Wike

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State says those accusing judiciary in Nigeria of being corrupt, are not clean themselves. He noted that while corruption in the judiciary undermines the courts’ credibility, those who often are quick to throw tantrum at judiciary, particularly legal practitioners, are culpable as well. A report by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, disclosed that Governor … Continue reading THOSE WHO ACCUSE JUDICIARY OF CORRUPTION ARE NOT CLEAN – Wike

NBA’S LACKLUSTRE APPROACH TO SOCIAL CHANGE A DISSERVICE – Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has urged the leadership of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to go beyond issuing of statements, to taking concrete actions against attacks on the nation’s judiciary. Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, reports that Governor Wike gave the charge at the book presentation in honour of Justice Mary Peter-Odili as part of activities marking her retirement … Continue reading NBA’S LACKLUSTRE APPROACH TO SOCIAL CHANGE A DISSERVICE – Wike

GOV WIKE SWEARS IN NEW PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has reiterated the need for the nation’s judicial officers to remain courageous in dispensing justice without fear and favour. This, he said, is the usual exhortation that his administration has always given to all judicial officers in the country. A report by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, disclosed that Governor Wike restated this position … Continue reading GOV WIKE SWEARS IN NEW PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL