Sunday, September 8, 2019

Tag "Appeal court"

    Court sacks rep appointed minister by Buhari

Court sacks rep appointed minister by Buhari

An appeal court in Abuja has sacked Emeka Nwajiuba, lawmaker representing Ehime Mbano/Obowo/Ihitte Uboma federal constituency of Imo state in the house of representatives.Nwajiuba is one of the 43 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari. Like others, he was screened and cleared by the senate.He was a member of the lower legislative chamber of the national assembly when Buhari named [...]

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    Vacation of judges cancelled over election petitions

Vacation of judges cancelled over election petitions

Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, has cancelled the annual vacation of judges because of the "enormous petitions" before the appeallate court.In a statement on Sunday, Sa'adatu Musa, appeal court spokesman, said the directive was contained in a circular transmitted to the judges by Bulkachuwa on July 2.Bulkachuwa said the appeals coming from the election tribunal are time-bound [...]

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    Appeal court orders FG to release Dasuki, reviews his bail conditions

Appeal court orders FG to release Dasuki, reviews his bail conditions

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has granted Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), a N100 million bail.In a certified true copy (CTC) of a judgement dated July 10 and seen  by TheCable, the appellate court asked the retired colonel to provide sureties in like sum.The suit marked CA/A/806/2018 has the director-general of Department of State Services [...]

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    A’court strikes out suit challenging Buhari’s academic qualification

A’court strikes out suit challenging Buhari’s academic qualification

The court of appeal has struck out a suit seeking to nullify the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari on basis of his academic qualification.The suit was filed by Kalu Kalu, Labaran Ismail and Hassy Kyari el-Kuris.The suit had earlier been struck out at the lower court but they filed an appeal.A federal high court had struck out the suit because [...]

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    I’ve been vindicated, says Adeleke on appeal court judgement

I’ve been vindicated, says Adeleke on appeal court judgement

Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun, says he has been vindicated by the judgement of the appeal court.In a judgement delivered on Thursday, the court set aside the ruling of a federal high court that nullified Adeleke's candidacy over alleged falsification of his secondary school credentials submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission [...]

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    Appeal court fixes Friday for judgement on Onnoghen

Appeal court fixes Friday for judgement on Onnoghen

The appeal court says it will deliver judgement on the appeal filed by Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), on Friday.The announcement was contained in a statement issued by Sa'adatu Kachalla, spokesperson of the court, on Thursday ."Notice is hereby given. That The Appeal filed by Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen is ripe for judgement, tomorrow morning in Abuja [...]

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    Appeal court: Judge ‘close to Tinubu’ not on Osun panel

Appeal court: Judge ‘close to Tinubu’ not on Osun panel

The appeal court says Joseph Oyewole is not on the appeal panel of the Osun governorship election. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had claimed that Oyewole, who served as a high court judge in Lagos state when Bola Tinubu was governor, has strong connections with the All Progressives Congress (APC), which is an interested party in the ongoing appeal.But the appellate court [...]

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    A’court: 736 petitions have been filed to challenge outcome of 2019 elections

A’court: 736 petitions have been filed to challenge outcome of 2019 elections

The court of appeal says a total number of 736 petitions have so far been filed to challenge the outcome of the just concluded general elections contested on state and federal levels.The figure was released by Rabi Abdulazeez, deputy chief registrar, election petitions tribunal of the court of appeal on Thursday.A breakdown by Abdulazeez shows that four petitions have been [...]

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    Don’t be used to truncate justice, A’court president warns tribunal secretaries

Don’t be used to truncate justice, A’court president warns tribunal secretaries

Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, has warned secretaries of the election petition tribunals not to allow themselves to be used as tools to truncate justice.Bulkachuwa gave the warning at a one-day training of the tribunal secretariat staff in Abuja on Friday.She admonished them not to compromise their integrity "no matter how highly placed the personalty involved is"."I [...]

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    Marafa to appeal court: Delay in constituting another panel may deny me justice

Marafa to appeal court: Delay in constituting another panel may deny me justice

Kabiru Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says the delay in constituting another panel to hear the tussle in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state may deny him justice.Marafa, a gubernatorial aspirant, said this in a letter dated March 13, and addressed to Zainab Bulkachuwa, appeal court president.The senator is challenging a verdict of a Zamfara high court which [...]

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    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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