by Eze Tochukwu It all started like a joke. At the High Court of Abia state in Aba Judicial division, holden at Aba. I had gone there to watch Court proceedings. At 9.05am dot the Registrar of the Court shouted – ‘Court’ – upon a three times bang on the door by the Orderly to the [...]
May 8th, 2012
Rabat – More than half of Morocco’s judges have signed a petition calling for judicial reform by making prosecutors independent of the executive branch. The 1 800 members of Morocco’s judges’ club, a banned but tolerated association, signed a petition calling for the implement...
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Feb 25th, 2011
Leidschendam – A disciplinary hearing for the chief defence lawyer for former Liberian president Charles Taylor was adjourned after just seven minutes on Friday because one of the judges refused to attend. The hearing by the Special Court for Sierra Leone was to weigh possible punishment for Br...
Oct 27th, 2010
The Court of Appeal, Lagos division, on Tuesday, granted leave to the former Chief Executive Officer of Intercontinental Bank Plc, Dr Erastus Akingbola, to file additional grounds of appeal challenging the jurisdiction of a Federal High Court in Lagos, presided over by Justice Tijani Abubakar to free...