Friday, April 19, 2019

Tag "Court"

    Nnamdi Kanu: Arrest warrant means nothing to me

Nnamdi Kanu: Arrest warrant means nothing to me

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says the bench warrant issued against him is "merely academic."Kanu, who is facing trial alongside other Biafran activists for alleged treason, had gone into hiding months after his bail only to reappear in Israel after one year.Following his continued absence in court, Binta Nyako, the judge who granted him bail, revoked [...]

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    Annulment of Adeleke’s candidacy cannot stand, says counsel

Annulment of Adeleke’s candidacy cannot stand, says counsel

Niyi Owolade, counsel to Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun governorship election, says the court ruling annulling Adeleke's candidacy is flawed and cannot stand.An Abuja high court had on Tuesday ruled that Adeleke was not qualified to contest the September 2018 election on the basis that he did not possess a school leaving [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu vows to challenge arrest order in UK court

Nnamdi Kanu vows to challenge arrest order in UK court

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says he will challenge the court order directing his arrest in the United Kingdom.The IPOB leader also tackled the federal government over his prosecution, insisting he is innocent of the accusations against him.A federal high court in Abuja had revoked the bail granted Kanu in 2017, after his continued absence [...]

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    Court strikes out suit seeking cancellation of Adamawa guber poll 

Court strikes out suit seeking cancellation of Adamawa guber poll 

A Yola high court has dismissed a suit seeking to cancel the Adamawa state governorship election.The suit was  brought by Eric Theman, candidate of the Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRDD).Theman had dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to the court for omitting his party's logo on the ballot papers.He asked the court to order the [...]

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    Court asks INEC to proceed with Adamawa supplementary election

Court asks INEC to proceed with Adamawa supplementary election

A high court in Yola, Adamawa state capital, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to proceed with the supplementary election in the state.The court had previously restrained the commission from conducting the exercise based on a suit filed by Mustafa Shaba, governorship candidate of the Movement For Restoration and Defense for Democracy (MRDD).Shaba had sued the commission over [...]

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    Court strikes out suit seeking to halt collation of Bauchi guber poll

Court strikes out suit seeking to halt collation of Bauchi guber poll

The federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit challenging the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume collation of results in Bauchi governorship election.Mohammed Abubakar, incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had challenged INEC's decision to collate the result of the March 9 election in Tafawa Balewa local government area of [...]

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    Okorocha sues INEC over certificate of return 

Okorocha sues INEC over certificate of return 

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for refusing to recognise him as winner of the election in Imo west senatorial district.In a suit filed at the federal high court in Abuja, Okorocha asked the court to compel INEC to issue him the certificate of return having been declared winner of the election.Francis [...]

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    Melaye re-arraigned — 12th time since 2018

Melaye re-arraigned — 12th time since 2018

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has been re-arraigned before a high court of the federal capital territory (FCT).This will be the 12th time the lawmaker would be arraigned before a court since 2018 when he was first charged for lying to the police over an attempt to assassinate him.At the court on Monday, the senator was re-arraigned for resisting arrest, [...]

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    Court orders INEC not to recognise APC guber candidate in A’Ibom

Court orders INEC not to recognise APC guber candidate in A’Ibom

The federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to recognise Nsima Ekere as governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Akwa Ibom state.Taiwo Taiwo, the presiding  judge, gave the order in a suit filed by one Victoria Edwar-Ekpo.The development comes hours after a magistrate court in Port Harcourt issued a warrant for [...]

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    Court terminates charges against Alex Badeh

Court terminates charges against Alex Badeh

The federal high court in Abuja has terminated the charges against Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff.Since 2015, Badeh has been standing trial on a 10-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, abuse of office and money laundering to the tune of N3.9 billion.But in December, Badeh was shot dead while returning from his farm in Nasarawa state.At [...]

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    Court fines FG for deporting Cameroonian separatist leaders

Court fines FG for deporting Cameroonian separatist leaders

The federal high court sitting in Abuja has declared illegal and unconstitutional the deportation of 47 Cameroonians from Nigeria in January, 2018.At its sitting on Friday, Azanwuli Chikere, a member of the panel which heard the case, said the federal government lacks the power to deport refugees and asylum seekers from Nigeria.The government had deported the Cameroonians back to their [...]

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    As Udom Emmanuel launches Ibom airline

As Udom Emmanuel launches Ibom airline

BY MICHAEL BASSEYThe birth of Ibom Airline couldn’t have come at a better time. The launch of the airline on Wednesday is truly the ice on the cake for the good people of Akwa Ibom. If anyone was in doubt of the managerial acumen of the state governor, Udom Emmanuel, that launch was enough to shut the mouths of pundits. [...]

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    Niger PDP guber candidate re-arraigned for ‘fraud’ on election eve

Niger PDP guber candidate re-arraigned for ‘fraud’ on election eve

Umar Nasko, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Niger state, has been re-arraigned over alleged fraud.He was re-arraigned alongside Babangida Aliyu, former governor, and Tanko Beji, state chairman of the PDP on Wednesday.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged them with alleged diversion of N2 billion.The anti-graft agency had arraigned them over the charge in April 2017 [...]

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    Like Malami, Oshiomhole asks INEC to accept Zamfara APC candidates

Like Malami, Oshiomhole asks INEC to accept Zamfara APC candidates

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise the party's candidates in Zamfara for the forthcoming elections.In a letter dated February 13, Oshiomhole said that the judgment of the court of appeal in Sokoto allows the party to field candidates for elections in the state.The letter, with reference [...]

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    Buhari’s supporter asks court to disqualify Atiku, says he’s Cameroonian

Buhari’s supporter asks court to disqualify Atiku, says he’s Cameroonian

A group known as the Egalitarian Mission for Africa has filed a suit before the federal high court in Abuja challenging the qualification of Atiku Abubakar to contest in the presidential election.The group's chairman is Olukayode Ajulo, former national secretary of Labour Party who recently declared his support for Atiku's opponent, President Muhammadu Buhari, in the presidential election.In the suit, a [...]

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    EFCC to court: We are still looking for ex-NIA DG

EFCC to court: We are still looking for ex-NIA DG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has again failed to arraign Ayodele Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and Folashade, his wife, before a federal high court in Lagos.The duo being prosecuted in connection with some monies reportedly recovered from a flat in Ikoyi, Lagos, were absent at the court last week Friday.The agency had filed [...]

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