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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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    Supreme court throws out perjury suit against Buhari

Supreme court throws out perjury suit against Buhari

The supreme court has struck out a suit seeking to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari as a candidate in presidential election over an allegation that he lied under oath.Kalu Kalu Agu, Labaran Ismail, Hassy Jyari El-Kunis sued the president for allegedly lying under oath in a form he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the last general [...]

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    Supreme court accuses Buhari of using taxpayers’ money for a private matter

Supreme court accuses Buhari of using taxpayers’ money for a private matter

The supreme court on Monday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of using Abdullahi Abubakar, a senior counsel at the ministry of justice, for his private matter.The lawyer appeared on the president's behalf in a suit filed over his academic qualification, by Kalu Kalu Agu, Labaran Ismail, Hassy Jyari El-Kunis.They accused Buhari of lying under oath in a form he submitted to [...]

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    S’court rejects APC’s request to review sack of its candidates in Zamfara

S’court rejects APC’s request to review sack of its candidates in Zamfara

The supreme court has rejected an application filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) seeking a review of its earlier judgement sacking the party’s candidates in the general election.At its sitting on Monday, a five-man panel of the court dismissed the application filed by Robert Clarke, the APC counsel.The apex court had held that the APC did not hold valid primaries in [...]

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    S’court strikes out Nwoko’s petition, upholds Nwaoboshi as senator

S’court strikes out Nwoko’s petition, upholds Nwaoboshi as senator

The supreme court has dismissed two suits filed by Ned Nwoko challenging the election of Peter Nwaoboshi, senator representing Delta north.Nwaoboshi had emerged candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the October 2, 2018, primary of the party held in Delta state.Nwoko had filed a suit to challenge the emergence of Nwaoboshi.The 59-year-old politician was pronounced senator after an [...]

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    Has supreme court verdict on Osun rekindled Ganduje’s hope?

Has supreme court verdict on Osun rekindled Ganduje’s hope?

Two things the Osun and Kano state governorship elections have in common: they didn't end on the first ballot; candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) carried the day after trailing their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterparts in the first round.Another issue to consider in both elections is the violence that marred the process. Supporters of the opposition were [...]

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    I wish Oyetola well, says Adeleke

I wish Oyetola well, says Adeleke

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship election, has congratulated Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, over his victory at the supreme court.The supreme court had upheld the election of Oyetola, candidate of the APC, in the September governorship election.In a statement by Olawale Rasheed, his spokesman, Adeleke said the judgement remained final, regardless [...]

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    INEC rejects judge’s claim on inconclusive polls

INEC rejects judge’s claim on inconclusive polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected the claim of Kumai Akaas, a supreme court judge, that it is using inconclusive elections to do its bidding.Osaze-Uzzi, INEC director of voter education and publicity, said Akaas’ comment did not reflect the judgement of the apex court.Speaking during the ruling on the Osun governorship election, on Friday, Akaas said declaring the [...]

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    Supreme court upholds election of Osun governor

Supreme court upholds election of Osun governor

The supreme court has upheld the victory of Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun governorship election.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Oyetola winner of the election after a rerun in September 2018.Dissatisfied with INEC's declaration, Ademola Adeleke, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, filed a petition at the tribunal and he was declared winner [...]

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    Onnoghen’s removal has ‘taken away the confidence’ of judges

Onnoghen’s removal has ‘taken away the confidence’ of judges

A group known as the Justice Reform Project has described the "unceremonious removal" of Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), as a signal of a crisis in the administration of justice in the country.   Citing an order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen over allegations of false declaration of assets in January.Onngoghen, [...]

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    Acting CJN moves to fill vacant seats at supreme court

Acting CJN moves to fill vacant seats at supreme court

Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has asked justices of the supreme court to nominate six persons to the apex court.In a letter dated June 11, Muhammad said the nomination is needed because there are currently only 15 justices on the bench of the apex court.Citing the constitution, Muhammad said there ought to be a maximum of 21 [...]

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    Supreme court sacks Niger senator

Supreme court sacks Niger senator

The supreme court has sacked David Umaru, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Niger state.A five-man panel of justices led Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), gave the verdict on Friday.The apex court declared that Mohammed Sani as the authentic candidate of the APC in the senatorial district.The verdict of the apex court set aside the judgement [...]

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