Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tag "Appeal court"

    A’court panel withdraws from Zamfara APC case over $3m bribe allegation

A’court panel withdraws from Zamfara APC case over $3m bribe allegation

An appeal court panel has withdrawn from a case challenging the verdict of a lower court on the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary poll in Zamfara state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the APC in Zamfara will not field candidates because its inability to hold a successful primary election.But two high courts gave different judgments on the [...]

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    A’court renews hope of APC fielding candidates in Rivers

A’court renews hope of APC fielding candidates in Rivers

The court of appeal sitting in Port Harcourt has granted an order to stay the execution of an order barring candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from participating at the general election.In January, a Port Harcourt high court had nullified the primary polls conducted by both factions of the APC in Rivers.While the faction of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of [...]

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    Appeal court: Dead judges not listed as tribunal members

Appeal court: Dead judges not listed as tribunal members

The court of appeal says there is no name of dead or retired judges on the election petition tribunal.In a statement on Wednesday, Sa'adatu Kachalla, media officer of the appeal court, said the report about the inclusion of 10 dead and retired judges as members of the panel was false and misleading.On Saturday, Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria [...]

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    Appeal court halts Onnoghen’s CCT case

Appeal court halts Onnoghen’s CCT case

The court of appeal has ordered the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to stay proceedings in the case against Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).A panel of the Abuja division of the appeal court led by Abdul Aboki directed the tribunal to stay proceedings pending the hearing and determination of the CJN's application.Wole Olanipekun, Onnoghen's counsel, had told [...]

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    Protesters hit Lagos streets, accuse Obasanjo of plotting to install interim govt

Protesters hit Lagos streets, accuse Obasanjo of plotting to install interim govt

A pro-democracy group staged a massive rally in Lagos state against the alleged plot by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to install an interim government.The protest was led by Rachel Okpara, executive director of the Coalition for Defence of Democracy in Nigeria (CDDN).Okpara said there is credible intelligence that Obasanjo's political allies we hell bent on making the country ungovernable.She appealed to [...]

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    A’court affirms Justice Ademola’s acquittal, strikes out FG’s appeal

A’court affirms Justice Ademola’s acquittal, strikes out FG’s appeal

The Abuja court of appeal has dismissed the federal government's suit challenging the discharge of Adeniyi Ademola, a retired judge of the federal high court, Olubowale, his wife, and Joe Agi, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), from fraud charges.On April 5, a high court in FCT dismissed an 18-count charge bordering on allegations of gratification to influence cases.The charges [...]

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    Appeal court reduces Dariye’s sentence by four years

Appeal court reduces Dariye’s sentence by four years

A court of appeal sitting in Abuja has reduced the jail sentence of Joshua Dariye, former governor of Plateau state, by four years.In June, a federal capital territory (FCT) high court sentenced Dariye to 14 years imprisonment.The serving senator was found guilty of corruption.He was accused of diverting N1.126bn from Plateau government’s ecological funds. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) [...]

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    Asset declaration: Court refuses to order Ekweremadu’s arrest

Asset declaration: Court refuses to order Ekweremadu’s arrest

The federal high court in Abuja has declined to issue a bench warrant for the arrest of Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, over his absence at the hearing of his asset declaration case.Binta Nyako, the judge, declined to issue the warrant, noting that Ekweremadu was already challenging the jurisdiction of the court and validity of the charge against him.The special [...]

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    Court sacks Benue lawmaker, orders refund of salaries, allowances

Court sacks Benue lawmaker, orders refund of salaries, allowances

After three years of legal battle over a legislative seat in the Benue state house of assembly, the court of appeal on Friday ordered the removal of Benjamin Nungwa, a member of the house.The court ruled that Joseph Boko, who was declared winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in 2015, is the real occupant of the seat.Dissatisfied [...]

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    Court nullifies judgement stopping n’assembly from reordering sequence of elections

Court nullifies judgement stopping n’assembly from reordering sequence of elections

The Abuja division of the court of appeal has set aside a judgement of the federal high court which held that the national assembly lacked power to change the sequence of election.In April, the lower court held that the national assembly could not alter election timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).It said INEC was the only body [...]

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    N2.6bn ‘fraud’: Appeal court acquits Akpobolokemi, ex-NIMASA DG

N2.6bn ‘fraud’: Appeal court acquits Akpobolokemi, ex-NIMASA DG

Patrick Akpobolokemi, ex-director general of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has been acquitted of a N2.6 billion fraud charge by the Lagos division of the appeal court.Yargatta Nimpar, judge of the appeal court, upheld the no-case submission filed by Akpolokemi, after it was dismissed by a high court in October 2017.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in [...]

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    Innoson chairman: Judge who declared me wanted acted in bad faith

Innoson chairman: Judge who declared me wanted acted in bad faith

Innocent Chukwuma, chairman of Innoson Motors Nigeria Ltd, says he was declared wanted in bad faith.Mojisola Dada, a judge, declared him wanted on Thursday over his failure to make an appearance in court for his arraignment for the fifth time.Chukwuma is standing trial in a matter between his company and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).He had failed to [...]

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    You can be arrested, appeal court tells Kashamu

You can be arrested, appeal court tells Kashamu

The court of appeal in Lagos says Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, can be arrested if he has a case to answer.In a judgement on Friday, the court nullified a decision of the federal high court, Abuja, which granted Kashamu a restraining order against the federal government and its agencies.Last year, a court in the US had ruled that [...]

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    Kogi east senator speaks on appeal court ruling

Kogi east senator speaks on appeal court ruling

Attai Aidoko, senator representing Kogi east, says the appellate court has not declared his seat vacant.Aidoko said this while speaking on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.The senator explained that he had asked the appeal court for reference because it had earlier ruled that the federal high court, Abuja did not have jurisdiction to hear the matter.The lawmaker said the [...]

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    I’ve been vindicated, says Saraki on appeal court verdict

I’ve been vindicated, says Saraki on appeal court verdict

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the judgement of the appellate court has vindicated him.In a 70-page unanimous judgment, Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson, a judge, held that there was no evidence to substantiate 15 out of the 18 counts as valid charges.She, however, said the prosecution was able to establish a strong case against Saraki on counts 4,5 and 6 bothering on the [...]

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    Appeal court orders continuation of Saraki’s CCT trial

Appeal court orders continuation of Saraki’s CCT trial

A court of appeal sitting in Abuja has ordered Senate President Bukola Saraki to face three charges at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson, the presiding judge, gave the order on Tuesday.She struck out 15 of the 18 count charges filed against Saraki but said Nigeria's number three citizen has to return to the CCT for the remaining charges.In a [...]

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