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CJN gives directives on legal issues in telecom industry



The Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, issued a directive on Monday, urging Judges and Justices to stay informed about the latest developments in the telecommunications industry.

This, he emphasized, is essential to uphold the principles of impartiality in their adjudications.

The Chief Judge delivered his remarks at the 2023 National Workshop for Judges and Justices, focusing on telecom matters.

This event, organized by the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) in partnership with the National Judicial Institute (NJI), took place in Kano.

The workshop, with its theme “The Adjudication Path in a Digital Era,” was seen as a pivotal step in equipping judges and justices with the technical skills necessary to achieve their goals.

According to Justice Ariwoola, judicial officers need to be abreast of technological advancement because

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The CJN also highlighted that the telecommunications sector now plays a pivotal role in contemporary legal processes and everyday existence, reaching far beyond the confines of the courtroom.

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On his part, Professor Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), underlined the NCC’s collaboration with the National Judicial Institute (NJI) to empower judges with knowledge about cybercrime and data breaches as they fulfil their duties.