OSIBANJO TALKS ON JUDICIARY REGORMS AND SELECTION OF JUDGES IN THE COUNTRY

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As it is part of everything in life,the judiciary has come under the spotlight especially the appointment of judges and their duration. The Vice President of the Country , Prof Yemi Osibanjo, a proffesor of law spoke on the need for the need for the legal body to start re-evaluating the process of appointment of judges. This he spoke in a virtual platform.

In his words, Osibanjo opined that “There is need for an urgent, honest and frank conversation about judicial reforms especially, the selection and appointment of judges in Nigeria, given the significant roles judges play in the polity, social justice and democracy itself.”

“This was the crux of my conversation at the virtual roundtable organized by the Justice Research Institute themed Selection and Appointment of Judges: Lessons for Nigeria.”

Apart from the appointment of judges and the need to evolve the country’s judiciary to be in tandem with the current realities of our time, it has been said that the judiciary in the country is antiquated and running on colonial attitudes. Lately, the Nigerian Bar Association is battling with the break away factions trying to open or float a new association called the New Nigerian Bar Association (NNBA) which they have cited a lot of things such an carrying the Northern faction and others.

Anthony Emeka Nwosu

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