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Gombe: Plot to Stop Elevation of a Female Christian Judge as CJ in Another Northern State Thickens

•Embattled female Judge petitions NJC Jude Johnson Embattled female judge, Justice Beatrice Lazarus Iliya, has filed a petition before the National Judicial Council (NJC) over alleged plots by entrenched interests in the Gombe State government to prevent her from becoming the  Chief Judge of the State. Her travails first became public knowledge

Onnoghen: NJC appoints Tanko Muhammad as Acting chair

•Removes ex-CJN’s name from membership list Jude Johnson The National Judicial Council (NJC) replaced the ex-Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen with the Acting CJN Tanko Muhammad. NJC also removed the name and image of  Onnoghen from its members’ list on its website after his voluntary retirement. To this end, Justice Tanko Muhammad was

Presidency plotting to make Justice Tanko Muhammad ‘permanent Ag.CJN’–Intersociety

•Says suspension, retirement of Onnoghen 'castrated judiciary' Senator Iroegbu  The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety), has raised the alarm over suspected plot by the Presidency to sustain the interim position of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) in violation of the constitutional provisions. Intersociety

Breaking: Nigeria’s embattled Chief Justice Onnoghen resigns

Jude Johnson The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has resigned from his position with immediate effect. Onnoghen tendered his resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening. The National Judicial Council (NJC) had on Wednesday recommended that the suspended CJN proceed on compulsorily retirement. Onnoghen is currently facing

Recalled Judges: NJC hits back at Presidency

Says it acted in good faith ...Nneoma Ndibe The National Judicial Council (NJC) has justified its decision recalling Judges placed on suspension since October last year claiming that it acted in good faith and in line with the rule of Law. The council frowned at the unwarranted attacks and deliberate falsehood emanating