Thursday, May 23, 2019

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    Bulkachuwa, integrity is everything

Bulkachuwa, integrity is everything

BY ERAHODU OSEGHALEI have taken pains to go through the speech delivered by Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, President of the Court of Appeal and chairman of the five-man Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, at the inaugural sitting of the tribunal. The learned justice made a lot of sense.In the speech, she assured us, among other things, that "the Court of Appeal will [...]

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    Appeal court clears APC, PDP guber candidates in Taraba, Kano

Appeal court clears APC, PDP guber candidates in Taraba, Kano

The court of appeal has cleared Sani Danladi, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba, and Abba Yusuf, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano.In separate rulings, the court cleared the duo to participate in Saturday’s governorship election.In the case of Danladi, the appeal court ordered a stay of execution on the ruling of [...]

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    Appeal court reconstitutes Osun governorship tribunal

Appeal court reconstitutes Osun governorship tribunal

Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, has reconstituted the Osun state governorship election petition tribunal.Sa'adatu Kachalla, the court's head of media and publicity, disclosed this on Thursday.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state had filed a petition against the victory of Isiaka Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September election.Oyetaola was declared winner [...]

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    ‘Buhari shouldn’t rejoice yet’ — lawyers react to judgement on executive order

‘Buhari shouldn’t rejoice yet’ — lawyers react to judgement on executive order

Ikenga Ugochinyere and Keneth Udeze, the lawyers who challenged the validity of the presidential executive order 6 of 2018, say they are heading to the court of appeal to "deal a fatal blow to the attempt to reenact the 1983 inglorious decrees".The lawyers had instituted a suit before the federal high court in Abuja to challenge the validity of the executive [...]

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    Court halts arrest of INEC chairman

Court halts arrest of INEC chairman

The Abuja division of the court of appeal has ordered stay of execution on the arrest warrant issued against Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).At its sitting on Monday, the court ordered that the matter be put on hold pending the outcome of Yakubu’s initial appeal in the case.Stephen Pam, a judge of the federal high [...]

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    INEC chairman asks court to set aside arrest warrant

INEC chairman asks court to set aside arrest warrant

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has challenged the the arrest warrant issued against him by a federal high court in Abuja.In an application filed before the Abuja division of the court of appeal, Yakubu prayed the court to quash the arrest warrant on the grounds that it was "issued in bad fate” and is “legally defective”.Stephen Pam, [...]

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    EFCC: ‘Ridiculous’ judgement on non-prosecution of judges won’t stand

EFCC: ‘Ridiculous’ judgement on non-prosecution of judges won’t stand

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will appeal the ruling of the Lagos division of the court of appeal which held that it lacked powers to prosecute serving judges.Earlier on Monday, the court struck out the criminal charges the commission filed against Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, judge of the federal high court in Bayelsa state.It had held that the [...]

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    Appeal court to EFCC: You can’t prosecute judges

Appeal court to EFCC: You can’t prosecute judges

The court of appeal in Lagos says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) does not have the power to prosecute judges.The court gave the ruling following an appeal which Robert Clarke, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) filed on behalf of Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, a serving judge of the federal high court.The EFCC had arraigned Nganjiwa on a 14-count charge before [...]

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    Appeal court orders Ademola to continue with Sule Lamido’s trial

Appeal court orders Ademola to continue with Sule Lamido’s trial

The court of appeal in Abuja has upturned a decision which re-assigned the trial of Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state, from Adeniyi Ademola to Babatunde Quadri, both justices of the federal high court, Abuja.Ibrahim Auta, former chief judge of the federal high court, Abuja, had directed that the trial be transfered from Ademola to Quadri for a [...]

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    Zuma appoints first female head of South Africa’s court of appeal

Zuma appoints first female head of South Africa’s court of appeal

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has appointed justice Mandisa Maya as the president of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the president’s office said on Friday, making her the first woman to occupy the position."Her appointment to the position elevates her to the third highest position in the Judicial Branch, after the Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic," [...]

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    Good elements outnumber bad in judiciary, says ex-appeal court president

Good elements outnumber bad in judiciary, says ex-appeal court president

Umaru Abdullahi, former president of the court of appeal, has said the bad elements in the Nigerian judiciary are not as many as the good.Abdullahi made the remark on Saturday during a public presentation of the journal on Private and Comparative Law, organised in his honour by the faculty of law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.According to him, the Nigerian judiciary has [...]

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    Jegede: No matter the volume of opposition, I will govern Ondo

Jegede: No matter the volume of opposition, I will govern Ondo

Eyitayo Jegede, factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state, says he will succeed in his bid to be governor.On Thursday, the court of appeal granted Jegede leave to appeal the decision of the federal high court Abuja which gave an order substituting him with Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP candidate for the governorship poll.The appellate court also [...]

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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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