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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

Defection: COURT ADJOURNS AYADE’S FATE TO APRIL 6

Presiding judge of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, has adjourned a suit seeking to remove the Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, from office for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the All Progressives Congress (APC), to April 6, 2022, for ruling. Justice Taiwo postponed the suit to April 6, saying the parties in the case were … Continue reading Defection: COURT ADJOURNS AYADE’S FATE TO APRIL 6

WE EXPECT RIVERS DISPUTE WITH FG TO END ILLEGAL OPPRESSIVE VAT POLICY IN NIGERIA – GOV WIKE

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the ongoing dispute between Rivers State and the Federal Government over the legitimate authority to impose and collect Value Added Taxes (VAT) has enormous constitutional implications that should be addressed succinctly. A report by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, disclosed that Governor Wike made the assertion at the book presentation titled: Contemporary Essays on Law … Continue reading WE EXPECT RIVERS DISPUTE WITH FG TO END ILLEGAL OPPRESSIVE VAT POLICY IN NIGERIA – GOV WIKE

PROTECT JUDGES FROM SUCCUMBING TO INTIMIDATION, WIKE TELLS JUDICIARY

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has noted with regret the seeming inability of the nation’s judiciary to always protect their judges. The governor said if judges, who are committed to upholding the rule of law and giving judgement on the merit of the case before them, are not protected by their colleagues, they will remain victims of intimidation. Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) … Continue reading PROTECT JUDGES FROM SUCCUMBING TO INTIMIDATION, WIKE TELLS JUDICIARY