COURTS IN CROSS RIVER STATE SHUT DOWN OVER NON-CONFIRMATION OF CHIEF JUDGE, MONTHS AFTER SHE WAS NOMINATED BY NJC

All the courts including High courts, magistrate courts, and others have been shut down in Cross River State over non-confirmation of Chief Judge, Justice Akon Ikpeme. Already, all the lawyers in the state have embarked on peaceful demonstration marching from the High court at Mary Read More …

CRISIS IMMINENT IN CROSS RIVER AS HOUSE REFUSES TO APPROVE IKPEME AS SUBSTANTIVE CHIEF JUDGE AT THE PROMPTING OF GOVERNOR WHO PREFERS KINSMAN FOR POST

Judex Okoro, Calabar Some members of the Cross River State House of Assembly have kicked against the Assembly refusal to confirm Justice Akon Ikpeme as substantive chief judge (CJ). Ikpeme, who is from Southern Senatorial District, was last year confirmed as substantive chief judge by Read More …

SERAP TAKES FG, CROSS RIVER GOVT TO ECOWAS COURT OVER TRIAL OF AGBA JALINGO

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the government of Nigeria and Cross River state government of governor Ben Ayade to ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja “over the prolonged, arbitrary detention; unfair prosecution; persecution, and sham trial of journalist Agba Jalingo.” Jalingo, who Read More …