NJC releases list of 69 new judges, heads of courts

The National Judicial Council, at its 93rd Meeting of 16th December 2020 virtually held, considered the list of candidates interviewed and presented by its Interview Committee. At the end of deliberation, Council recommended the under-listed names of Sixty-nine (69) successful candidates to Mr. President (in the case of Kadis of the FCT Sharia Court of... Continue Reading →

Appeal Court orders retrial of Metuh, firm

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has voided the February 25, 2020 judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which convicted former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman Olisa Metuh and his firm, Dextra Investment Limited. Metuh and Dextra were sentenced to seven years imprisonment for money laundering offences. In a unanimous verdict on Wednesday, a... Continue Reading →

Analysis: NBC Fine On Arise, AIT And Channels TV Is Illegal By Festus Ogun

There can be no democracy without a free press. The NBC should not continue to weaponize its regulatory powers against media freedom. Making critical reports and exposing the failures of the government should earn the broadcast stations some accolades, not illegal fines. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined Channels Television, AIT and Arise TV... Continue Reading →

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