The society deserve Justice and justice must be served -CJN.


The Chief Justice of Nigeria and chairman, Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute, Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, has charged lower court judges not to be boastful and pompous on account of posting or executing their judgment…..Continue reading


He said the society depends on justice and judicial officers who are privileged to do justice to all manner of persons and must ensure that they stand upright in the discharge of their duties.


He noted this on Tuesday in Abuja at the opening ceremony of the 2023 Refresher Course of Lower Court Judges, held at the National Judicial Institute (NJI).


He urged participants at the refresher course to abstain from what could tarnish their good image or tamper with their reputation.


He further said the theme of this year’s course: “Repositioning the Nigerian Judiciary for Effective Justice Delivery” is instructive, as the onus lies on them to sustain the ethos of democracy and remain neutral arbiters in order to sustain public confidence in the judicial system.


“We must continue to remind ourselves that public confidence in the judicial system is sustained and promoted by our actions and/or inactions.


“Let me firmly assure you that the National Judicial Council under my watch will continually ensure rigorous screening and painstaking appointment procedures, all in the bid to reposition the judiciary.


Our judicial officers have always performed excellently and this can be attested to by sister nations on the continent where Nigerian judges have been called upon to serve,” he said.Also, in a welcome address, the administrator of the NJI, Hon. Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi, stated that the refresher courses, over the years, have focused on keeping participants abreast with global best practices in adjudication and court administration.


He said no doubt, a sound, vibrant and independent judiciary manned by upright judicial officers is indispensable to the sustenance of public confidence in the administration of justice…..Continue reading