A CRITICAL APPRAISAL ON THE PROCEDURE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS IN NIGERIA

The government system in Nigeria is divided into three branches of government: executive, legislative and judiciary. The judiciary is the third organ of government and its main task is to administer the judiciary.

This study focuses on the process of appointing judicial officers in Nigeria and thus aims to critically examine the government’s judicial branch and the laws regulating judicial officers in Nigeria.

Chapter 1, the introductory chapter, deals with her three branches of government. H. Separation of powers and the nature of justice.

Chapter 2 examines the qualifications and process for appointing and removing bailiffs and the challenges faced by bailiffs. Chapter 3 deals with judicial independence.

The concluding section, Chapter 4, summarizes the study and offers some recommendations for substantially, if not completely, improving the situation.

chapter One

Foreword

1.0 Research Background

The themes of this work fit in the light of current national discourse dealing with justice and judicial administration. His one such discourse is the pending appointment of Chief Justice Rivers [1], sparked by a dispute between the Rivers government and the National Judicial Council. to everyone in the world. Justice is the oxygen of a good life. Socio-political and economic existence depends on the proper delivery of this precious commodity.1

The development of the judicial system can be traced back to the principle of separation of powers. John Locke and Baron Montesquieu dominated early formulations of the Separation of Powers theory. The eminent jurist Locke, after observing the political situation in seventeenth-century England, in refining the formulation of this policy, argued that arbitrariness in government meant that all powers of government were concentrated in his single authority. concluded to be the result. The distribution of authority among the various centers of decision-making is ‘totalitarian or absolutist’. This doctrine clearly defines her three branches of government. executive, legislative and judicial branches and their independence;

Nigeria’s judicial system has recently faced a bulwark of attacks on its integrity and erosion of its public image, ranging from the compromise of financial assets, manipulation by political elites and allegations by weak authorities. . Against the backdrop of recent public perceptions of the judiciary, the next key areas this book seeks to build on are:
Separation of powers, a common process to appoint Nigerian banks. Term of office of judges, independence of judicial power, types of judicial power.

 

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