Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Appeal court"

    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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    Appeal court upholds election of Kwara governor

Appeal court upholds election of Kwara governor

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the election of Abdulfatah Ahmed as governor of Kwara state.At its sitting on Wednesday, the court dismissed the suit filed by Simeon Ajibola, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 governorship election in the state.A three-man panel of judges at the sitting ruled that Ajibola's appeal against Ahmed's [...]

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    Appeal court orders DSS to produce Dasuki

Appeal court orders DSS to produce Dasuki

The appeal court has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), to testify in the trial of Olisa Metuh, a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Metuh is accused of receiving N400 million from Dasuki - part of the said $2.1 billion earmarked to buy arms in combating Boko Haram [...]

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    Recall: Appeal court to decide Melaye’s fate

Recall: Appeal court to decide Melaye’s fate

Nnamdi Dimgba, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja, has ordered that the recall of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, be moved to the court of appeal.Dimgba gave the directive after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) withdrew its motion seeking an order of the court, allowing it to serve the recall petition on Melaye through substituted [...]

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    Appeal court upholds removal of Sekibo as Rivers senator

Appeal court upholds removal of Sekibo as Rivers senator

The appeal court in Abuja has upheld the judgment of the River state election petition tribunal sacking George Sekibo as a senator representing the eastern district of the state.On June 29, the tribunal declared Andrew Uchendu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the senatorial election.It directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate [...]

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    Appeal court acquits ex-gov Ngilari who ‘escaped’ from jail

Appeal court acquits ex-gov Ngilari who ‘escaped’ from jail

The appeal court in Yola has discharged and acquitted Bala Ngilari, former governor of the state, of procurement fraud charges.In March,  the state high court convicted the former governor of fraud . The court held that he violated procurement law in the purchase of 25 units of vehicles worth N167 million. He was then sentenced to five years imprisonment, but with [...]

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    Nwofor, Sheriff’s lawyer, loses SAN rank over alleged misconduct

Nwofor, Sheriff’s lawyer, loses SAN rank over alleged misconduct

The legal practitioners’ privileges committee has stripped Beluolisa Nwofor, a lawyer, of his senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title over act “unbefitting of the holder of the rank”.Nwofor had represented Ali Modu Sheriff in a suit at the appeal court seeking the declaration of Jimoh Ibrahim as the authentic PDP candidate in the Ondo state governorship election of November 2016.He [...]

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