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    Supreme court sacks first-class monarch in Oyo

Supreme court sacks first-class monarch in Oyo

The supreme court has sacked Samuel Adebayo-Adegbola, a monarch with the title "Eleruwa of Eruwa" in Oyo state.A five-man panel of the apex court led by Muhammad Dattijo dethroned Adebayo-Adegbola on Friday.He was installed as the traditional ruler of Eruwa kingdom in 1998, but the Laribikusi ruling house of Eruwa had instituted the suit to challenge him.In 2011, Ladipo Abimbola, [...]

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    Atiku’s lawyers snub supreme court as it gives reasons for dismissing appeal

Atiku’s lawyers snub supreme court as it gives reasons for dismissing appeal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, were not represented at the supreme court sitting on Friday.The court had scheduled Friday to give reasons for dismissing their appeal against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.None of their 40 lawyers was in court when the sitting began.In September, the presidential election petition tribunal dismissed Atiku's petition [...]

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    ‘Nigerian judiciary has been sabotaged’ — Atiku rejects supreme court judgement

‘Nigerian judiciary has been sabotaged’ — Atiku rejects supreme court judgement

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has faulted the supreme court judgement dismissing his appeal against President Muhammadu Buhari's election victory.Reacting to the judgement on Wednesday, Atiku said the judiciary has been sabotaged "like every estate of our realm".A seven-man panel of the apex court dismissed the appeal filed by the PDP candidate on the grounds [...]

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    ‘We leave it to God’ — Secondus reacts to supreme court judgement

‘We leave it to God’ — Secondus reacts to supreme court judgement

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, says the party is leaving the supreme court's judgement on Atiku Abubakar's appeal to "God the ultimate judge".Secondus was reacting to the defeat suffered by Atiku, presidential candidate of the PDP, at the apex court.The court dismissed the appeal filed by Atiku against President Muhammadu Buhari’s election victory.Tanko Mohammed, chief justice of [...]

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    ‘This appeal lacks merit’ — how supreme court crushed Atiku’s hopes

‘This appeal lacks merit’ — how supreme court crushed Atiku’s hopes

The supreme court has given its verdict on Atiku Abubakar's appeal against President Muhammadu Buhari's election victory.After about five hours of sitting, a seven-man panel led by Tanko Mohammed, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), held that the appeal by the PDP presidential candidate lacked merit.It upheld the judgement of the presidential election petition tribunal which affirmed Buhari's election.Here is how the [...]

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    Supreme court dismisses Atiku’s appeal against Buhari’s victory

Supreme court dismisses Atiku’s appeal against Buhari’s victory

The supreme court has dismissed the appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against President Muhammadu Buhari's election victory.The apex court dismissed the appeal on Wednesday after hearing Atiku's suit against Buhari’s victory at the presidential election petition tribunal.A seven-man panel of the court held that the reasons for the judgement would be given [...]

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    Atiku suffers first loss ahead of final supreme court verdict

Atiku suffers first loss ahead of final supreme court verdict

The supreme court has rejected the plea of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to adopt all its interlocutory appeals alongside the main appeal against President Muhammadu Buhari's election victory.The apex court rejected the plea when it began hearing the party's suit against Buhari's victory at the presidential election petition tribunal.The PDP and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, had through Levi Uzoukwu, their [...]

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    CJN, Rhodes-Vivour on panel to hear Atiku’s appeal — Ngwuta, Mary Odili missing

CJN, Rhodes-Vivour on panel to hear Atiku’s appeal — Ngwuta, Mary Odili missing

Ibrahim Mohammed, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Bode Rhodes-Vivour and five other justices of the supreme court are on the panel hearing Atiku Abubakar's appeal against the judgement of the tribunal affirming the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.Sylvester Ngwuta and Mary Odili, both senior justices, are not on the panel.The constitution of the panel has been a subject of controversy.A [...]

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    How it went: Supreme court hearing on Atiku/Buhari appeals

How it went: Supreme court hearing on Atiku/Buhari appeals

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    Supreme court to hear Atiku/Obi’s appeal on Oct 30

Supreme court to hear Atiku/Obi’s appeal on Oct 30

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has fixed Wednesday, October 30, to hear an appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi, his running mate.The party made this known on its official Twitter page on Sunday.“Breaking News! The Supreme Court of Nigeria has scheduled to hear the Appeal of the @OfficialPDPNig and @atiku [...]

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    PDP reps: Mary Odili, Ngwuta, Rhodes-Vivour must be appointed to hear Atiku’s appeal

PDP reps: Mary Odili, Ngwuta, Rhodes-Vivour must be appointed to hear Atiku’s appeal

A caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the house of representatives says Mary Odili, Slyvester Ngwuta, Bode Rhodes-Vivour and three other senior justices of the supreme court must be appointed to hear the appeal of Atiku Abubakar.Atiku, PDP presidential candidate in the last election, had filed an appeal at the apex court to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari's victory [...]

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    APC files cross-appeal, asks supreme court to ‘expunge’ PDP’s evidence

APC files cross-appeal, asks supreme court to ‘expunge’ PDP’s evidence

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the supreme court to expunge documents and evidence tendered by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the bar.Evidence sought to be erased were provided by witnesses 40, 59 and 60 presented by the PDP during proceedings at the court of appeal.In a cross-appeal dated September 24, the ruling party also asked the apex [...]

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    IN DETAIL: ‘Buhari didn’t prove educational qualifications’ — Atiku’s appeal against tribunal verdict

IN DETAIL: ‘Buhari didn’t prove educational qualifications’ — Atiku’s appeal against tribunal verdict

On Monday, Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his party filed a suit at the supreme court to challenge the ruling of the election petition tribunal of September 11.The tribunal had dismissed Atiku’s petition challenging the outcome of the last presidential election.Atiku and the PDP are asking the apex court to set aside the judgement [...]

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    Atiku asks supreme court to upturn tribunal ruling on 10 grounds

Atiku asks supreme court to upturn tribunal ruling on 10 grounds

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his party have filed a suit at the supreme court to challenge the ruling of the election petition tribunal.The tribunal had dismissed Atiku’s petition challenging the outcome of the last presidential election.Atiku and the PDP are asking the apex court to set aside the judgement of the tribunal.The [...]

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    After corruption trial, Ngwuta, supreme court judge, resumes duty

After corruption trial, Ngwuta, supreme court judge, resumes duty

Sylvester Ngwuta, a supreme court justice who faced trial for corruption, has resumed his official duties.Ngwuta, who has been absent from the bench since 2016, was seen at a ceremony on Monday in Abuja, where the title of senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) will be conferred on 36 lawyers.He is the third most senior judge on the bench of the [...]

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    Losing election is not end of political career, Oshiomhole taunts Atiku

Losing election is not end of political career, Oshiomhole taunts Atiku

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says losing an election is not the end of one's political career.Oshiomhole was reacting to the decision of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, to challenge the judgment of the presidential election petition tribunal at the supreme court.The tribunal had dismissed the petition filed by the [...]

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