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May 28, 2018

Judiciary workers Vs Government imbroglio: Nigerians shriek in pain

·    I lost my father as I couldn’t access my bank account” – Civil Servant ·    My brother has been in police cell for 21 days” – Policeman ·    My impounded vehicle in police station since 2 weeks” – Driver ·    “I lost my life-time opportunity to travel overseas” – Artisan It is like “one week one trouble” for embattled common Nigerians whose woes are “too numerous to mention”. In a battle of the elephants, the grass and “small” trees suffer. Since the month of May 2016 when the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria resumed its earlier suspended strike over…

THE BAR AND THE BENCH UNDER SCRUTINY (3)

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

  In accordance with the strictures of the constitution, the appointment of State High Court Chief Judges are in the hands of governors at the recommendation of the NJC subject to the confirmation by the State House of Assembly. The constitution provides generally that a person shall not be qualified to hold the office of head of the respective courts unless he is qualified to practice as a legal practitioner in Nigeria and has been so qualified for at least ten years for a high court In the NJC Guidelines and Procedural Rules for the Appointment Judicial Officers of All…