Yearly Archive:2018

BURIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR LATE HON. JUSTICE TIMOTHY UKPEBOR OBOH

Friday 13th July, 2018

8:00am – Corpse leavse Stella Obasanjo Hospital, Sapele Road, Benin City for High Court of Justice, Sapele Road, Benin City

9:00am – Valedictory Court Session at High Court of Jusice, Sapele Road, Benin City

10:00am – Body leavesHigh Court of Justice, Sapele Road, Benin City to his home town , Ogwa, Esan West Local Government Area, Edo State for interment.

 

Saturday 14th July, 2018

12:00am – Social Dance

 

Sunday 15th July, 2018

09:00am – Thanksgiving service at God’s Fulfilment Bible Church, Benin City.

PRESS RELEASE

DIRECTIONS UNDER ORDER 43 RULE 4(2) OF HIGH

COURT (CIVIL PROCEDURE) RULES 2012:

 ANNUAL VACATION FOR THE YEAR 2018

 

The general public is hereby notified that in compliance with the provisions of the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2012, The Honourable Chief Judge of Edo State, Hon. Justice E. F. Ikponmwen has directed as follows:

 

  1. That the Annual Vacation of the High Court of Justice of Edo State shall commence on Monday 30th day of July, 2018 and shall end on Friday the 22nd day of September, 2018 both days inclusive. Full judicial activities would commence on the 25th day of September, 2018.

 

  1. That during the Annual Vacation, there shall be:

 

One vacation Judge in the State who shall sit in Benin Judicial Division, to entertain only urgent civil, revenue and criminal matters.

 

  1. That the matters to be entertained by the Vacation Judge during the period, shall be fresh matters of utmost urgency filed during the Vacation and not connected with matters already pending in the Courts.

 

  1. That the Vacation Judge shall be Hon. Justice M.O. Ighodalo of the High Court of Justice.

 

  1. That cases pending before the regular Courts may however be heard by the leave of the Honourable Judge in charge of that Court and by the consent of Learned Counsel to the parties.

 

 

 

 

Chief Registrar.

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI SIGNS BILL GRANTING FINANCIAL AUTONOMY TO STATES JUDICIARY

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday 8th June, 2018 assented to the constitution fourth alteration bill which grants financial autonomy and independence to the Houses of Assembly of the respective states and to the Judiciary of the respective states.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday.

He said “Therefore, upon this signature, the amounts standing to the credit of the judiciary are to now be paid directly to the judiciary of those states and no more through the governors and from the governors.

“And then the amounts standing to the credit of the Houses of Assembly of the respective states are now to be paid directly to the Houses of Assembly of that state for the benefit of the legislators and the management of the state Houses of Assembly of that state. This grants full autonomy now to the Houses of Assembly and judiciary of states.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: DEATH OF HON. JUSTICE TIMOTHY UKPEBOR OBOH

It is with great sadness that the Edo State Judiciary announces the passing on of His Lordship Hon. Justice Timothy Ukpebor Oboh.

Until his death he was a serving Judge of the Edo State Judiciary sitting at High Court 1 Auchi.

This is a great loss to the Edo State Judiciary. Our though and wellwishes go out to his family and friends.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

VALEDICTORY COURT SESSION IN HONOUR OF HON. JUSTICE A. EDODO-ERUAGA

The Honourable the Chief Judge of Edo State, Hon. Justice E. F. Ikponmwen on behalf of the Edo State Judiciary cordially invites the general public to the Valedictory Court Session in honour of Hon. Justice A. Edodo-Eruaga.

Date: 29th June, 2018

Time: 10am

Venue: High Court of Justice, Sapele Road, Benin City.

R.S.V.P:   H. I. Enemaku Esq (Chief Registrar)

VALEDICTORY COURT SESSION IN HONOUR OF HON. JUSTICE J. U. OYOMIRE

The Honourable the Chief Judge of Edo State, Hon. Justice E. F. Ikponmwen on behalf of the Edo State Judiciary cordially invites the general public to the Valedictory Court Session in honour of Hon. Justice J. U. Oyomire.

Date: 22nd May, 2018

Time: 1pm

Venue: High Court of Justice, Sapele Road, Benin City.

 

R.S.V.P:   H. I. Enemaku Esq (Chief Registrar)

 

RETREAT

This is to inform the general public that the Hon. Judges of the Edo State Judiciary will be on a 5 day retreat from the 23rd – 27th April, 2017. To this effect, there will be no seating in all High Courts in the state for the period of the retreat.

 

Edo State Governor swears in new Honourable Judges

The Edo State Governor Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki on Monday 16th April, 2018 swore in two new Honourable Judges into the Edo State Judiciary.

The two newly sworn in judges are Hon. Justice Orobosa Omotoso and Hon. Justice Aigbona Terry Momodu.

Speaking at the occasion, Gov. Godwin Obaseki said that his administration remains committed to strengthening the state judicial system for optimal justice delivery and sustenance of the democratic process.

He said:  “We realise that without an effective judicial system it will be impossible to practise our democracy.

We are proud of the reputation of the entire judiciary in the Edo State for its independence, integrity and its industry.

We constantly celebrate the fact that at a certain time when allegations were being regularly made regarding judges, our judiciary remained well respected and scandal-free”

He expressed optimism that the newly sworn in judges would build on the legacies left behind by their predecessors.

Hon. Justice Orobosa Omotoso, in her response, commended the Governor for his administration’s resolve to re-position the state judicial system.

She pledged the commitment of the new judges to discharge their duties to the best of their abilities.

Hon. Justice Orobosa Omotoso was born in 1967 and called to the bar in 1989, while Hon. Justice Aigbona Terry Momodu, also born in 1967, was called to the bar in 1991.

Chief Judge Inaugurates Monitoring Committee of the Lower Courts in Edo State

The Chief Judge of Edo State inaugurates a committee to monitor the activities of lower courts in Edo State. The Chief Judge, during the inauguration told the committee, that it was consituted in line with the directive by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. W. N. S. Onnoghen that each state of the Federation should have a committee to monitor the activities of the lower bench.

The committee is  expected to monitor officers of the lower courts like irregular attendance of work, leaving the office at will, racketeering or soliciting for gratification before performing official duties, delay in performance of official duties etc.

The committee is made up of;

  1. Sir S. O. Odigie, Esq. (Hon. Commissioner, Judicial Service Commission) – Chairman
  2. Mohammed O. Yamah, Esq. (Hon. Commissioner, Judicial Service Commission) –Member
  3. Hon. Joe L. Ekpenkhio (Hon. Commissioner, Judicial Service Commission) –Member
  4. Austin Omofoman (Hon. Commissioner, Judicial Service Commission) –Member
  5. A. E. Aibaogun (Chief Inspector of Courts) –Member
  6. M. U. Iluobe (Chief Magistrate Special Grade and Director, Inspectorate Division) –Member

Responding, the Chairman of the Committee, Sir S. O. Odigie, Esq., thanked the Chief Judge for the opportunity given to them to serve, and promised that the committee will take the assignment very serious to do this self-cleansing exercise.

The committee is expected to swing into action immediately.

EDO STATE MULTIDOOR COURT, SENSITIZATION / PUBLIC AWARENESS PROGRAMME

On behalf of the Honourable the Chief Judge/Chairman of the Governing Council of the Edo State Multidoor Court, the general public is hereby invited to a sensitization/public awareness programme designed to engage various stakeholders on the services offered by the Edo State Multidoor Court and the benefit of exploring the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism.

The Edo State Multidoor Court was recently established to provide enhanced access to justice through a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution processes aimed at supplementing litigation with other effective methods that are generally faster, cheaper and less adversarial.

The programme is scheduled to hold on Tuesday 30th January, 2018, 2018 at the Imaguero College Hall, Sapele Road Benin City at 10 a.m.

 Your esteemed presence will be highly appreciated.