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Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by Bobloco: 7:09pm On Nov 28, 2023
Perturbed by the spate of conflicting judgements emanating from the Judiciary, the Federal Government, on Tuesday, pledged to embark on a holistic reform of the justice system in the country.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, made the disclosure after he flagged off a two-day meeting of the Body of Attorneys-General (BOAG), in Abuja.

Though Fagbemi, SAN, acknowledged that complaints are mounting over recent court judgements, he, however, dismissed the insinuation that public confidence in the judiciary is at its all-time low.

Fielding questions from newsmen, the AGF, said: “Let me appreciate the fact that there has been some complaints, the extent of it is what I will not agree with. Public confidence in the judiciary is not at its all-time low.

“You see, when you have about 10 situations and you have a problem with one, the tendency of some of our people is to use that one to judge the entire situation.

“Do not forget, the Federal Ministry of Justice is also a critical stakeholder, but not the only stakeholder.

“I am not giving any excuse. All I am saying is that we will do our utmost best to holistically address all the grey areas.”


On the proposal for the separation of the office of the AGF from that of the Minister of Justice, Fagbemi, SAN, said the issue would be revisited at the right time.

“When the time comes, we will discuss it. I don’t want to give any personal views. It has been on the table for quite some time. At a time, it was rejected for reasons advanced. So, when the time comes, my colleagues and I will discuss that and bring input of people who are so well-informed and well-positioned to see what happens in other climes and see whether our situation should be different or of we should follow others,” he added.


Meanwhile, earlier in his remarks at the opening session of the meeting, the AGF decried the rising debt profiles of both the federal government and governments of all 36 states of the federation.

“I also need to comment on the increasingly rising debt profiles of Government at all levels, which pose serious danger and challenge to our national economy and existence as an independent nation.

“The Federal Ministry of Justice has, against this backdrop, initiated a collaborative framework with specialist Firms, to enable Legal Officers involved in drafting MOUs and other forms of binding Agreements acquire required skills to identify possible areas of dispute or liability, which could lead to avoidable litigation or arbitration costs and judgement debt.


“We are willing to extend the support to Legal Officers in the various States in order to strengthen their capacities in this regard.”

Continuing, he said: “As we all know, ours is a Federation founded on constitutionalism and rule of law, and our respective offices play very critical constitutional roles in enhancing its effectiveness, functionality and sustainability.


“The main agenda of this meeting therefore is on how we can regularly and effectively use the instrumentality of the platform of this Body to solve problems and frictions arising from our shared constitutional and statutory responsibilities as a Federation, particularly on critical issues for which the Federal and component States may have divergent views.

“The second issue that I need to speak on is on how we can strengthen the entire justice sector particularly the administration of criminal justice sector, in order to meet the end goals of justice and the expectations of our citizens.

“This objective is very central and key to the realisation of our mandates as Chief Law Officers within the Nigerian Federation.

“As we all know, the effectiveness and functionality of the justice system has direct effect on the overall development, stability and sustainability of any society.

“Arising from the foregoing, I urge my distinguished colleagues to ensure the full implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary across our States as provided for under Section 121(3)&(4) of the Constitution, as a mark of our true and holistic commitment to the ideals of democracy and good governance.



“We should in this regard seek to robustly build the capacities of the judiciary, both in terms of personnel and infrastructure, particularly by investing in technologies that are necessary to automate vital aspects of our court operations and ultimately implement a digital justice delivery system.

“Distinguished colleagues, the need for improvements within our judicial and justice sector institutions and practices is non-negotiable. Access to justice goes to the very heart of what our mandate entails.


“So, we will in this regard critically look at the major policy documents that would lead us to this goal, namely the revised National Justice Policy, 2024-2028 which we hope would be considered and adopted at the National Summit on Justice.

“The FMoJ is making plans with relevant stakeholders to convene a National Summit on Justice, to among other things, engage all justice sector stakeholders to constructively look at how far we have gone in the implementation of the 2017-2022 policy document.

“We will in this regard seek to examine current challenges within justice sector institutions with the objective of supporting critical reforms, necessary to build a resilient justice system, facilitate adherence to rule of law, respect for fundamental human rights and ultimately, build public confidence in the entire justice sector.


“Next in the line of our engagements is the necessity to constructively work with the legislative arm of government. I encourage you all to actively engage the legislative arm of government in two major respects. Firstly, in the area of reform of existing laws, wherever necessary, and secondly in developing new legislations- that would address critical gaps, particularly within our justice sector institutions and beyond,” the AGF stated.

On her part, the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba, said the essence of the meeting was for AGs of the various states to interact with the AGF so as to build consensus on how the justice system could be strengthened.

“You will agree with me that the last few months have called for major interactions between stakeholders in the justice sector, in order to devise creative solutions and responses to some of the high-level challenges being faced in Nigeria today.

“These include issues relating to security, curbing the proliferation of crimes particularly as it relates to sexual and gender-based offences, plugging the gaps in our anti-corruption mechanisms and improving access to justice for citizens.
“While it is undoubted that these challenges have an extensive impact on socio-economic lives of citizens, it is my firm belief that together, we can harness creative and innovative legal responses to address these challenges and ensure sustainable development, peace, and access to justice for all,” she added.
Aside from AGs of the 36 states of the federation, equally in attendance at the meeting were Chairmen of Judiciary Committees in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, M.T. Mungono and Olusola Osoba, respectively.


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Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by silvoclaira: 7:14pm On Nov 28, 2023


Coming From a lawless government?

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Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by Bobloco: 8:12pm On Nov 28, 2023
The judiciary have been criminally captured by buccaneering power grabbers

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Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by Atarakpa: 5:21am On Nov 29, 2023
After you guys did your worst, now is time to do best. Okay I heard you. According to the agf he is not even very sure of the very best

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Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by chenny360(m): 5:22am On Nov 29, 2023
Your problems
Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by Mindlog: 5:22am On Nov 29, 2023
Yimu. cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by Blackfire(m): 5:22am On Nov 29, 2023
Will you keep quiet

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Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by iampeterben(m): 5:23am On Nov 29, 2023
Story, Nigerians no longer believe in the hope of the common, I don't believe in justice anymore in Nigeria. Infact we have only two arms of government in Nigeria, God and the citizens. The official ones we know of are all scams.

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Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by Checkwell: 5:23am On Nov 29, 2023
The song lyrics comes to mind: "This is Nigeria. Everybody na criminal."

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Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by MorataFC: 5:27am On Nov 29, 2023
This is the Summary:

The Federal Government of Nigeria has expressed its commitment to undertaking a comprehensive reform of the country's justice system. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, stated this during a meeting of the Body of Attorneys-General (BOAG) in Abuja. While acknowledging complaints about recent court judgments, Fagbemi dismissed the notion that public confidence in the judiciary is at an all-time low. He emphasized that while there may be isolated issues, these should not be used to judge the entire judiciary. The AGF assured that the government will address any shortcomings in a holistic manner. He also mentioned that the proposal to separate the office of the AGF from that of the Minister of Justice will be revisited at an appropriate time.

Additionally, the AGF expressed concern about the escalating debt levels of both the federal government and state governments. He highlighted the need for Legal Officers involved in drafting memoranda of understanding and other binding agreements to have the necessary skills to identify potential areas of dispute or liability to avoid unnecessary litigation or arbitration costs. The Federal Ministry of Justice is collaborating with specialist firms to provide training in this area and intends to extend the support to Legal Officers in the various states.

Furthermore, the AGF emphasized that the meeting of the Body of Attorneys-General aims to address problems and frictions that arise from shared constitutional and statutory responsibilities between the federal and state governments. He also stressed the importance of strengthening the entire justice sector, particularly the administration of criminal justice, to meet the goals of justice and the expectations of Nigerian citizens. The AGF highlighted that an effective and functional justice system is crucial for the overall development, stability, and sustainability of society
Furthermore, the Attorney General of Nigeria has urged his colleagues to implement financial autonomy for the judiciary as mandated by the Constitution. He emphasized the need to strengthen the judiciary by investing in personnel, infrastructure, and technology to automate court operations and establish a digital justice delivery system. The Attorney General also highlighted the importance of improving justice sector institutions and practices in order to enhance access to justice and build public confidence. The government plans to convene a National Summit on Justice to assess the progress made and engage all stakeholders in constructive discussions. Additionally, collaboration with the legislative arm of government is encouraged to reform existing laws and develop new legislations to address critical gaps within the justice sector. The meeting aimed to foster consensus on strengthening the justice system and finding innovative solutions to challenges such as security, crimes, corruption, and access to justice in Nigeria
Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by wizelink(m): 5:30am On Nov 29, 2023
Okay we are watching. Time will tell. I know with certainty that someday these people turning the judiciary into whatever will reap from what they sowed today. You have all the authority to rewrite your name in gold by doing the right thing.
Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by adecz: 5:35am On Nov 29, 2023
Controversial judgements that only
favors APC or APC stalwarts..

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Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by swaggerjack: 5:36am On Nov 29, 2023
State capture bullion van mafia merchants want to reform judiciary.

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Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by Rekyz(m): 5:37am On Nov 29, 2023
Our judiciary is a criminal entity. If we fail to do the needful come 2027, they'll set this country ablaze.

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Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by potent5(m): 5:37am On Nov 29, 2023
Fagbemi is a reasonable man. Unlike Malami.
Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by ManilaWasher: 5:42am On Nov 29, 2023
Forget Nigeria courts... It's no longer the last hope of the common man, but the hope and confidence of the rigging and corrupt polithiefians

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Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by Wisereborn: 5:45am On Nov 29, 2023
grin grin grin start with the amendment of the presidential election first

Admissions of facts will be a good way to start

You guys are in the mud already with no hope in sight

Keep fooling yourselves

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Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by MatrixCircle: 5:57am On Nov 29, 2023
We Nigerians now obey jungle laws since the judiciary is now for the highest bidders.
Any person do as you like as the jungle called Nigeria permits.
The judiciary has legitimized forgery and criminality.. Turned the constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria upside down. grin

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Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by FOOTSOLDIER2(f): 6:00am On Nov 29, 2023
Hahahahahahaha
Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by AbuTwins: 6:37am On Nov 29, 2023
Abeg do your best!

Let wailers continue to wail!
Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by AbuTwins: 6:40am On Nov 29, 2023
MatrixCircle:
We Nigerians now obey jungle laws since the judiciary is now for the highest bidders.
Any person do as you like as the jungle called Nigeria permits.
The judiciary has legitimized forgery and criminality.. Turned the constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria upside down. grin

Do you have any concrete evidence like bank accounts or where money changed hands?

Or is it because Lucifer's Party lose woefully and People's devil party no dey strong again?
Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by Nahunger(m): 6:42am On Nov 29, 2023
What of ministry of men affairs 🥺
Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by AcademicWriter: 7:14am On Nov 29, 2023
Coming From a lawless government?..
Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by Watinhapen(m): 7:19am On Nov 29, 2023
The judiciary is dead and gone in Nigeria. APC has finally succeeded in buying the judiciary over for their personal use.

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Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by Racoon(m): 7:20am On Nov 29, 2023
Not when you yourself and the man that appointed you have all contributed to the same judicial chaos, anarchy, lawlessness and abuse.
Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by Ibman: 7:24am On Nov 29, 2023
Story story..... Storryyy
Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by youngrichnigga: 7:43am On Nov 29, 2023
Tabni esinsin o na gbè bi ì sé elegbo angry angry angry angry
Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by BluntCrazeMan: 8:07am On Nov 29, 2023
PROMISES..!!

FAKE PROMISES.!!
Re: Controversial Judgements: We Will Do Our Best To Reform Justice Sector – AGF by RichAbujaGuy: 8:14am On Nov 29, 2023
Do your best Sir and try not to
succumb to temptation and loot the recovered loot like someone else allegedly did.

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