Onnoghen updates President Buhari on activities of judiciary

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Tuesday, updated President Muhammadu Buhari on activities of the nation’s judiciary. Justice Walter Onnoghen and President Buhari Onnoghen, who spoke to State House correspondents on the outcome of the closed door meeting with the President, said he kept the president abreast of latest developments in the judiciary. He added that “I am here to felicitate with Mr President. “As you are aware, he has just returned from the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting as head of Federal Government delegation and there is the need for regular interaction to keep him abreast of latest developments in the judiciary.” Continue reading Onnoghen updates President Buhari on activities of judiciary

Judges not cause of cases delay in courts – CJN

CHIEF Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen has exonerated Judges of being the sole cause of delay in court cases, saying that the responsibility of investigation and prosecution rest squarely with independent bodies. The CJN who said that the responsibility of the judges was to decide on cases brought them also said that the establishment of special courts for speedy adjudication of special cases was the prerogative of the executive in conjunction with the legislature while the judiciary only provides the manpower to handle the special courts. Onnoghen who fielded questions from the State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari under closed-doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, said it was unfair to blame judges for not expeditiously trying cases when judges were always seated and ready to listen to cases brought before them. Continue reading Judges not cause of cases delay in courts – CJN

There is no time limit within which an application for leave to appeal as an interested party may be brought

ONUKAGHA & ANOR v. OKOROAFOR & ORS (2018)

LPELR-44080(CA)

PRACTICE AREA: APPEAL

INTRODUCTION

Generally, Section 24 of the Court of Appeal Act prescribes that appeal arising from a final judgment of the High Court must be lodged within three months in respect of civil cases and 90 (ninety) days for criminal cases while an appeal against an interlocutory decision of a High Court must be lodged within 14 days. There has however been instances where an affected party is not even a party to the suit itself but merely gets to know about the suit when the judgment is being executed or about to be executed against him. In such an instance, if the stipulated period of 90 days has elapsed, will the Court foreclose the interested party from filing an appeal? Continue reading There is no time limit within which an application for leave to appeal as an interested party may be brought

NBA Markurdi Law week: Full text of Paul Usoro’s paper on “The Place of Pupilage and Mentorship in the Future of Legal Practice in Nigeria”

It is a pleasure to be in Makurdi for the NBA Makurdi Branch 2018 Law week. I am here to give a lecture on “The Place of Pupilage and Mentorship in the Future of Legal Practice in Nigeria”

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