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Onnoghen Charges Judicial Officers On Delivering Firm Justice

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has reiterated the need for judicial officers to be firm in their pronouncements, Naija News Understands.

Onnoghen who  spoke earlier today  in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the 2018 annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

According to him, judiciary officers must continue to be in charge of their courts, “this is the only way respect will be given to the judicial system in Nigeria,” he said.

The chief judge also said that arbitration was one of the set rules of court, as out of court settlement was the clause that provided for arbitration.

The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, who also spoke, said that there was no need to
prolong issues in the courts, and stressed the need to settle matters through arbitration.

According to him, arbitrators are not out to suppress the power of the courts, but Nigeria procedural requirements are meant to be obeyed. He said that more needed to be done to boost arbitration in the country, adding that Nigeria must be in the forefront of promoting arbitration.


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