Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Wike pledges support of Rivers judiciary

06 November 2015, 08:50Augustine Osayande

Abuja - In a move seen as mending relations, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has assured the state Judiciary of adequate funding.

He said this would end the trend which had seen the judiciary ever soliciting for funds from the executive arm of the Federal Government, hence compromising its independence.

Wike gave the assurance in Port Harcourt while declaring open the 2015 and 2016 Legal Year.

He said his administration had also released funds to the state's judiciary for capital projects in courts and judicial facilities across the state.

Wike said his administration released N350 million to the State High Court for capital projects, N150 million to the State Customary Court of Appeal.

Another N20 million had been afforded the High Court for additional capital projects.

Also Read: APC slams Wike for appealing tribunal judgement

The governor said additional capital funds will also be approved for the Customary Court of Appeal.

He meanwhile noted that the administration has also commenced the building of a new law centre for lawyers in the state, construction of a new Federal High Court complex and judges quarters.

"As a political scientist and lawyer," he said.

"I appreciate the interplay of law and politics in a democratic setting and in particular, the preeminence of law in social engineering and achieving good governance."

He said the knowledge acquired from these had made him appreciate the judiciary as one critical area for the success of his administration.

He appealed to stakeholders to respect and uphold the core values of the rule of law, equity and separation of powers.

"Above all, the judiciary is so vital and essential to the just and effective governance," Wike said.

The Acting Judge of the State, Justice Daisy Okocha, commended the governor for the restoring the pride of the judiciary.

The sentiments come hot on the heels of the state's poll tribunal nullifying Wike's election amid concerns of irregularities.

Wike and his People's Democratic Party questioned the verdict

- CAJ News


Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...