Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tag "Supreme court"

    Group alleges fraud in Atiku’s tax remittance

Group alleges fraud in Atiku’s tax remittance

Rebirth Nigeria Leadership and Good Governance Initiative, a pro-democracy group, has raised questions over  the income declaration made by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.The PDP presidential candidate had declared N60.2 million as his income over a three-year period.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Sunday, Olugbenro Ogunoye,  national president of the group, said the remittance is filled [...]

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    Group petitions Buhari over NJC’s recommendation of Abba-Aji as supreme court judge

Group petitions Buhari over NJC’s recommendation of Abba-Aji as supreme court judge

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), a non-governmental organisation, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to forward the name of  Uwani Abba-Aji, justice of the court of appeal, to the senate for confirmation as justice of the supreme court.The National Judicial Council (NJC) had on Friday recommended Abba-Aji to Buhari for appointment as justice of the apex court.CSNAC, in a [...]

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    Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as US supreme court justice

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as US supreme court justice

Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in as a justice of the US supreme court.Kavanaugh was confirmed justice on Saturday, putting an end to the battle between Republicans and Democrats over his nomination.President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh in July to replace Anthony Kennedy who retired from active service, after 30 years as associate justice of the apex court."My judicial philosophy is [...]

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    Lawyers forge court judgements to get SAN title, says Onnoghen

Lawyers forge court judgements to get SAN title, says Onnoghen

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says some lawyers engage in the forgery of court judgements to get nominated for the title of senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).Onnoghen disclosed this on Monday while swearing in new SANs in Abuja.The CJN said the "desperate lawyers" were caught by the Legal Practitioners' Privileges Committee (LPPC) during the screening exercise.He said the offenders have been [...]

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    Jubilation as India lifts 157-year-old ban on gay sex

Jubilation as India lifts 157-year-old ban on gay sex

"Any discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates fundamental rights. "The constitution is a living organic document; pragmatic interpretation has to be given to combat rigorous inequality and injustice."Social morality cannot be used to violate the fundamental rights of even a single individual; constitutional morality cannot be martyred at the altar of social morality."The verdict sparked celebrations among members of the [...]

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    S’court acquits ‘Otokoto’ suspect after 22 years

S’court acquits ‘Otokoto’ suspect after 22 years

The supreme court has discharged and acquitted Alban Ajaegbu, one of the suspects, accused of killing Ikechukuwu Okoronkwo, an 11-year-old, in Owerri, Imo state.Okoronkwo, said to be a groundnut seller, was on lured into a hotel called Otokoko and beheaded for ritual purposes in September 1996.The boy's death sparked a riot that lasted for days, with enraged residents destroying [...]

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    Mobil ordered to reinstate 860 staff illegally disengaged 18 years ago

Mobil ordered to reinstate 860 staff illegally disengaged 18 years ago

The supreme court has ordered the reinstatement of 860 employees sacked in 2000 by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited.In its judgement on Friday, the court also ordered the company to pay the staff all their due emoluments.The workers had been variously employed by Mobil in the 1990s into the company's security unit and were named supernumerary police officers.In 2000, however, Mobil [...]

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    N7.7bn ‘fraud’: Supreme court orders retrial of Kenny Martins

N7.7bn ‘fraud’: Supreme court orders retrial of Kenny Martins

The supreme court has dismissed an appeal filed by Kenny Martins, challenging the ruling of a court of appeal in Abuja, concerning his trial.The appellate court had, in June 2012, ordered his retrial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC (EFCC) for an alleged N7.74 billion police equipment fund (PEF) fraud.The court had ruled that Abubakar Talba, justice of the [...]

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    Ondo APC primary: Supreme court dismisses Akeredolu’s appeal

Ondo APC primary: Supreme court dismisses Akeredolu’s appeal

The supreme court has dismissed an appeal filed by Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, on the primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in the state.Akeredolu had challenged a July 2017 judgment of the court of appeal, Abuja, which upheld an order by a federal high court, granting permission to Olusegun Abraham, an aspirant of the APC in the [...]

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    Recall: Melaye heads to supreme court

Recall: Melaye heads to supreme court

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has headed to the supreme court to challenge the judgement of the appeal court over the bid to recall him from the upper legislative chamber.On Friday, the court of appeal, Abuja, dismissed all the grounds of appeal which Melaye filed against the judgement of the federal high court in Abuja.The lower court had asked the [...]

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    Supreme court adjourns Dasuki’s appeal till January

Supreme court adjourns Dasuki’s appeal till January

The supreme court has adjourned the hearing of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser's appeal till January 25, 2018.Dasuki had filed a suit asking the apex court to compel the federal government to obey the orders of lower courts, granting him bail.In December 2015, the Department of State Services (DSS) raided the Abuja residence of Dasuki, reportedly carting away firearms [...]

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    S’court rejects appeal of sacked rep, insists he must return salaries

S’court rejects appeal of sacked rep, insists he must return salaries

The supreme court has dismissed the application of Herman Hembe, sacked member of the house of representatives from Benue state.On June 23, the apex court sacked Hembe and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to present Dorathy Mato with the certificate of return of Vandeikiya/Konshisha federal constituency.The court also ordered Hembe to return all the salaries and allowances he [...]

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    I have spent all the salaries I collected, sacked rep begs supreme court

I have spent all the salaries I collected, sacked rep begs supreme court

Herman Hembe, sacked member of the house of representatives, says he has spent all the salaries he collected as a member of the lower legislative chamber.Hembe said this in reaction to the order of the supreme court which compelled him to refund the salaries.On June 23, the supreme court sacked Hembe as the lawmaker representing Vandeikya/Konshisha federal constituency of Benue [...]

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    Fayose: I was prepared to burn my PDP membership card at supreme court

Fayose: I was prepared to burn my PDP membership card at supreme court

Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he went to the supreme court with the mindset to set ablaze his membership card if Ali Modu Sheriff had been declared chairman of the party.The apex court had on Wednesday affirmed Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic chairman of the party, effectively ending the leadership tussle of the PDP.Fayose said he was armed [...]

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    Sheriff’s PDP faction in shock over supreme court ruling

Sheriff’s PDP faction in shock over supreme court ruling

The Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock over the judgment of the supreme court which affirmed Ahmed Makarfi as the party's authentic chairman.The faction's reaction is contained in a statement signed by Cairo Ojuogboh and Bernard Mikko, the erstwhile deputy chairman and spokesperson, respectively."We received with shock the 12th July judgement of the Supreme [...]

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    PDP: A lifeline from the supreme court

PDP: A lifeline from the supreme court

On Wednesday, July 12, the Supreme Court saved our democracy and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). It did with its ruling in the matter between Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi, to determine who among the two is the authentic Chairman of the PDP. The Supreme Court of Nigeria practically threw the party a lifeline. Since it lost the 2015 [...]

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