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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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    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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Court sacks APC Rivers assembly member

The court of appeal has sacked Andrew Miller, a member of the Rivers state house of assembly.Miller who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was representing Opobo/Nkoro constituency of the state.The judgement was sequel to the reliefs sought by Diri Adonye and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who claimed the that the figures were tampered with to favour the [...]

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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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