Thursday, August 8, 2019

Tag "Appeal court"

    Appeal court voids CCT conviction of Orubebe

Appeal court voids CCT conviction of Orubebe

The appeal court on Wednesday overturned the judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) convicting Godsday Orubebe, former minister of Niger Delta affairs,  of false declaration of asset.On October 4, 2016, Danladi Umar, chairman of the CCT, convicted Orubebe for allegedly failing to declare plot 2057, Asokoro, Abuja.The government filed a one-count charge of false asset declaration against him.The [...]

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    You have no case to answer, judge tells AVM accused of N600m fraud

You have no case to answer, judge tells AVM accused of N600m fraud

Saliu Atawodi, a retired air vice marshal (AVM), and a former chairman of the presidential implementation committee on marine safety and security, has been cleared of the allegation of diverting N600 million.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had accused Atawodi of diverting the money meant for for the purchase of security patrol boats to fight oil bunkering.Alongside one Rabiu Hassan of [...]

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    Wike: Supporting Sheriff is one of my worst political decisions

Wike: Supporting Sheriff is one of my worst political decisions

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, says assisting Ali-Modu Sheriff to the position of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is one of the worst decisions he has made in his political career.Wike and Ayo Fayose, his Ekiti state counterpart, had backed Sheriff, but they soon fell out with him.This degenerated into a series of lawsuits that culminated in [...]

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    I’m determined to make any sacrifice for survival of PDP, Sheriff vows

I’m determined to make any sacrifice for survival of PDP, Sheriff vows

Ali-Modu Sheriff, the court-endorsed national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said he's willing to make any sacrifice to ensure that the opposition party outlives its trying times.The Port Harcourt division of the appeal court had on Friday declared Sheriff the substantive chairman of the PDP.Speaking during a news conference in Abuja on Saturday, Sheriff said there was [...]

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    Appeal court declares Sheriff ‘legitimate PDP chairman’

Appeal court declares Sheriff ‘legitimate PDP chairman’

The Port Harcourt division of the appeal court has ruled that Ali Modu Sheriff is the legitimate chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).A three-man panel of justices delivered judgment on the PDP leadership tussle - between Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi on Friday.While two ruled in favour of Sheriff, the remaining one supported Makarfi.This judgment is one in a series [...]

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    Appeal court adjourns PDP leadership suit indefinitely

Appeal court adjourns PDP leadership suit indefinitely

The appeal court, Abuja, on Thursday adjourned indefinitely hearing in a suit on the leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The Justice Ibrahim Saulawa-led three-man panel suspended hearing on the matter to await the decision of the Port Harcourt division of the court, which had heard the case earlier.This followed an application by Akin Olujinmi, counsel to the Ali [...]

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    Sheriff’s faction is illegal, appeal court rules

Sheriff’s faction is illegal, appeal court rules

The court of appeal has upheld the caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of Ahmed Makarfi, describing the faction led by Ali Modu Sheriff as illegal.In a judgement on Wednesday, the panel of judges led by Ibrahim Saulawa, set aside the ruling of Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court Abuja, who declared [...]

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    Supreme court orders lower court to deliver judgement on Jegede’s appeal

Supreme court orders lower court to deliver judgement on Jegede’s appeal

The supreme court has restored the jurisdiction to the court of appeal, Abuja, to determine all appeals arising from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), leadership dispute in Ondo state.Eyitayo Jegede had challenged the decision of the federal high court to substitute him with Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP governorship candidate.The court of appeal on November 18 adjourned indefinitely following an application [...]

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    Ondo crisis: Appeal court to determine Jegede’s fate Tuesday

Ondo crisis: Appeal court to determine Jegede’s fate Tuesday

The court of appeal has slated Tuesday to hear the application of Eyitayo Jegede, Ondo candidate of the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Jegede had approached the court seeking to upturn the order which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) followed in announcing Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP candidate.On October 14, Okon Abang, a judge of the [...]

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    Ikpeazu floors Ogah at appeal court, continues as Abia governor

Ikpeazu floors Ogah at appeal court, continues as Abia governor

The appeal court in Abuja has set aside the judgment of Okon Abang of the federal high court sacking Okezie Ikpeazu as the governor of Abia state on June 27, calling it "a rape of democracy".In a series of judgements on six appeals by Okezie Ikpeazu, Uche Ogah, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Friday Nwosu, the five-member panel of [...]

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    Appeal court rules Muslim pupils in Lagos can wear hijab to school

Appeal court rules Muslim pupils in Lagos can wear hijab to school

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday reversed the ban on the use of hijab in the state's public primary and secondary schools.The appeal court upturned the October 17, 2014 judgment of a Lagos high court in Ikeja.In a unanimous judgment, the appeal court noted that the ban was discriminatory against Muslim pupils in Lagos state.Responding to [...]

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    Double loss… Dasuki loses 2 appeals against trial

Double loss… Dasuki loses 2 appeals against trial

The appeal court on Wednesday dismissed two suits of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), challenging his trial at the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, Abuja.Dasuki had filed appeals against the judgment of two separate Abuja courts, okaying his trial while in detention.The lower courts had granted the former NSA, who is facing charges of corruption brought against [...]

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    Boko Haram convicts lose bid to revoke 25-year jail sentence

Boko Haram convicts lose bid to revoke 25-year jail sentence

The court of appeal sitting in Lagos on Friday affirmed the judgment of the federal high court, which sentenced three members of the Boko Haram to sect 25 years imprisonment each.Y.B Nimpar, a justice, rejected the appeal filed by the convicts and upheld the judgment of the court below.On September 30, 2014, Ibrahim Buba, a justice of the federal high [...]

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    Ishaku vs ‘Mama Taraba’: The appeal verdict next

Ishaku vs ‘Mama Taraba’: The appeal verdict next

The court of appeal on Monday reserved judgment in the appeal of Darius Ishaku challenging the judgment of the Taraba state election petition tribunal which annulled his election as governor of the state.The court reserved judgment after counsel to Ishaku and Aisha Alhassan, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the April 11 governorship election in Taraba state, made [...]

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    Appeal court sacks all Rivers PDP senators

Appeal court sacks all Rivers PDP senators

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has annulled the election all Rivers state senators who contested the March 28 national assembly election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The senators are George Sekibo, who represents Rivers east; Olaka Wogu, Rivers southeast; and Osinakachukwu Ideozu, Rivers west.The Rivers state national assembly tribunal had upheld the election of the [...]

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    Appeal court sacks Ekwunife from senate

Appeal court sacks Ekwunife from senate

The court of appeal sitting in Enugu has annulled the election of Uche Ekwunife as senator representing Anambra central in the upper legislative chamber.Datijo Yahaya, the judge who delivered the lead judgment, held that the election in which Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged winner  "did not meet prescriptions of the electoral act."He therefore annulled the election, and [...]

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