Nigeria, Jan. 31 -- The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, has advised Nigerian judges to be neutral in their adjudication of electoral disputes that may arise from the forthcoming general elections.

Ms Mohammed spoke on Monday at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) 'state of the nation dialogue on security, economy and administration of justice' in Abuja.

The event was organised to elicit the manifestos of presidential candidates for the 25 February general election.

In a keynote address delivered virtually at the event, Ms Mohammed expressed hope that the presidential candidates "will avoid any actions that could undermine the independence or ability of the judiciary to fulfil its role as defined by the co...