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Independence of the judiciary under severe threat, says NBA president

Godsgift Onyedinefu The president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro says the independence of the judiciary is under severe threat. Usoro said this on Monday at an event to mark the beginning of a new judicial year. The NBA president said the executive arm of government is “increasingly and unceasingly” critical

Was Judiciary sold for a morsel of  Buhari’s ‘dinner porridge’? Nigerians react on Twitter 

Jude Johnson Nigerians have reacted to the report that the heads of the nation's Judiciary had an Ifta dinner to break the Ramadan fast with  President Muhammadu Buhari, in Aso Villa, Abuja, against the stipulated legal provision forbidding such social camaraderie. Most Nigerians who expressed their views on Twitter were particularly

Nigerian Army not involved in Kogi State executive-judiciary spat–Buratai

•Warns Commander, personnel to stay off politics Godsgift Onyedinefu  The Nigerian Army has distanced itself from the ongoing  squabble between the Kogi State Executive and Judiciary. The Army in a statement by its Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, in a statement on Tuesday maintained that it's a professional Organisation will

Onnoghen’s trial, an assault on the judiciary — NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) has condemned the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen by the Federal Government describing it as an assault, intimidation and Desecration of judiciary which "must be stopped". The NBA in a statement signed by its President, Paul Usoro (SAN), said the timing of

Kogi state and the vain battle of the executive

Aremu Wahab I keep wondering if there is one person with balls still standing as a legal adviser to this Governor of Kogi state. How did we get here? They either have failed to identify their boundary or saw the boundary clearly but could not make any sense of it. For

Buhari: The Rule of Man

Sufuyan Ojeifo   President Muhammadu Buhari chose the most auspicious place to officially declare his disdain for the rule of law and his avowed preference for the rule of man, his own rule, in the Nigerian nation-state, where he has been deploying his might in its vast capriciousness and whimsicality since he

Nwodo to FG: You cant placate deadly Boko Haram, herdsmen and proscribe peaceful IPOB

•Salutes judiciary for freeing jailed 112 Igbo women •Warns against stretching the people's anger beyond limit •Expresses dismay over silence on threats by Fulani herdsmen   Godsgift Onyedinefu    The President General of the umbrella body of Ndigbo Worldwide, the Ohanaeze, Chief John Nnia Nwodo has reacted to the release of over 100 pro-Biafran women by

Nigerian Senate Passes National Commission for Peace, Reconciliation and Mediation Bill

Jude Johnson The Nigerian Senate on Thursday  passed the Report of the National Commission for Peace, Reconciliation and Mediation (Establishment, etc.) Bill (SB.44). The Bill, which was presented by the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matter, seeks to establish a Commission to be saddled with the responsibilities of identifying

How National Assembly mutilated budget-Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari told a shocked nation today how the National Assembly mutilated and rewrote the budget proposals for 2018 as presented by the Executive last November. In a brazen usurpation of executive powers, the National Assembly slashed 347 billion Naira in the allocations to 4,700 projects submitted to it  for consideration

Buhari grants financial autonomy to state judiciary, Assemblies

President  Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Fourth Alteration Bill that grants financial autonomy to State Judiciaries and State Houses of Assembly into law. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (senator), Senator Ita Enang disclosed this to State House correspondents on Friday. Senator Enang said, “I just