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The Edo State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Esohe Ikponmwen, has sworn in two barristers as Notaries Public for Nigeria.

Performing the ceremony in Benin City, Hon. Justice Ikponmwen congratulated the two gentlemen on their well-deserved appointment, reiterating that they had been found fit both in character and in learning, hence their recommendation to the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, the Hon. Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammed, for their appointment.

The Hon. Chief Judge, who urged them to see their appointment as a call to render selfless service to Edo State and Nigeria, maintained that the Notaries Public Act Cap 141 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, Section 2(1) provides that, “The Chief Justice of Nigeria may appoint any fit and proper person being a legal practitioner to be a Notary Public for Nigeria. A notary appointed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria shall perform the same duties and exercise, the same functions as a Notary in England.”

She further stated that having subscribed to the relevant Oath before her as required by Section 3 of the Notaries Public Act, both Notaries, Kingsley Osabuohien Agie, Esq., and Emmanuel Tairu Ojeikhoa, Esq., were now empowered to discharge the duties of Notaries as prescribed by Section 18 of the Notaries Public Act.

In his response, Kingsley Agie, Esq., appreciated the efforts of the Hon. Chief Judge of the Edo State Judiciary, pledging that they would not do anything to negate the oath they had taken.

He also pledged to do everything within his power not to disappoint the Hon. Chief Judge and the Bar.


Nwine Nekpen Maureen                           

Information Officer, Edo State Judiciary


In a bid to prepare its members of staff for a good life after retirement, Edo State Judiciary has organized a one-day seminar for its retiring members of staff.
Declaring the seminar open in Benin City, the Edo State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Esohe Ikponmwen, said it was a unique opportunity for members of staff to have options of what to plan for, while preparing for retirement, explaining that one must be prepared for everything to be done in life.
The Chief Judge tasked the participants to make good use of the opportunity to make adequate preparation, psychologically and otherwise in order to glide seamlessly into retirement, saying it was possible for one to live a better life even after retirement.
She further thanked the resource persons for being available for the seminar, while expressing her confidence in their ability to equip the participants with the much desired tips ad information required to make good preparation for their retirement.
The resources persons at the seminar included Mr. Ehimare Freedom, Director of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture; Mr. Peter Aikhuomobhogbe of Edo ADP; Mr. Godfrey Asiriuwa, Programme Manager, Edo ADP and Prof. J. O. Osamwonyi of the Department of Finance, University of Benin.
Some of the lectures delivered at the seminar were “Fish Farming”, “Sustainable Ventures in Agricultural Development (Plantain Production, Piggery and Fertilizer Application)”, “Snailery and Cane Rabbit” as well as “Importance of Saving”.


Nwine Nekpen Maureen
Information Officer, Edo State Judiciary

Public Notice!

Please note that  the UNVEILING OF THE NEW EDITION OF THE EDO STATE HIGH COURT JUDICIARY NEWSREEL MAGAZINE; NEW HIGH COURT CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES 2018, MAGISTRATES COURT RULES & CUSTOMARY COURT RULES FOLLOWED BY INSPECTION OF RENOVATION & CONSTRUCTION SITES  Slated between 10:00 am – 10:30 am, 11-10-2018,  of the 2018/2019 Legal Year Ceremonies have been rescheduled for 12:00pm – 12:30pm, 11-10-2018

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.