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Nigeria’s chief justice facing assets charges: court

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s most senior judge was on Saturday charged with failing to declare his assets, in a move the main opposition party said triggered alarm bells as elections approach next month. Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen will appear before a panel of three …

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Judge steps down from hearing Minister Muhwezi eviction land case

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The High Court Deputy Registrar in charge of the Execution Division, Deo Nzeyimana has declined to hear the application filed by Information Minister Maj.Gen.Jim Muhwezi, seeking to block his eviction from land at Kyamula -Salaama in Makindye division, citing Conflict of Interest. Nzeyimana told the …

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Parliament to pay Shs 50 million to Justice Murangira

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Constitutional Court has ordered Uganda’s parliament to pay Sh50m to High Court Judge Joseph Murangira for injuring his reputation by making a report against him without giving him a fair hearing. This follows a consent judgement he entered between a private company Beach Side …

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US Judge commends Uganda on BUBU

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A New York State Judge Frank J. LaBuda has commended Uganda for coming up with a policy on promoting local content, saying this is the way to go if Uganda is to resuscitate her economy. LaBuda was meeting Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde at her office …

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Kenya’s new chief justice Maraga vows to fight corruption

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s new chief justice was sworn in on Wednesday pledging to root out corruption in the judiciary. David Maraga, 66, replaces Willy Mutunga who took early retirement in June, triggering a parliamentary vetting process in which Maraga emerged as frontrunner out of a dozen candidates. …

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