Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tag "Supreme court"

    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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    S’court asked to vacate judgement recognising Omo-Agege as APC senatorial candidate

S’court asked to vacate judgement recognising Omo-Agege as APC senatorial candidate

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state has asked the supreme court to set aside a judgement recognising Ovie Omo-Agege as the party's candidate in the last general election.Omo-Agege, who is currently the senator representing Delta central, sought reelection during the last general poll.In March, the Asaba federal high court had sacked the executive committee of [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Zamfara people voted APC but supreme court imposed strangers on them

Oshiomhole: Zamfara people voted APC but supreme court imposed strangers on them

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party did not get justice in Zamfara. Oshiomhole spoke in reaction to the supreme court judgment which sacked all the APC candidates who contested the 2019 elections in the state.The apex court had ruled that the party did not hold valid primary elections, thus nullifying its participation in the [...]

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    INEC declares PDP winner of  Zamfara elections

INEC declares PDP winner of Zamfara elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Bello Matawalle of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of Zamfara state governorship election. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, announced this during a press conference in Abuja on Saturday.He also said the party won all but one of the elective positions in the state. Kabiru Hassan of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) won the election in Maru [...]

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    Olusola-Eleka accepts supreme court judgment, congratulates Fayemi

Olusola-Eleka accepts supreme court judgment, congratulates Fayemi

Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last year’s election, has congratulated Kayode Fayemi, the state governor, on his election victory at the supreme court.The supreme court had upheld the victory of Fayemi in last year’s governorship election. This was after Olusola-Eleka had challenged his victory at the court, alleging that the election was fraught with [...]

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    Marafa: S’court verdict on Zamfara APC is sweet-bitter victory for democracy

Marafa: S’court verdict on Zamfara APC is sweet-bitter victory for democracy

Kabiru Marafa, chairman senate committee on petroleum (downstream), says the verdict of the supreme court on the 2019 elections in Zamfara is sweet and bitter, but a victory for democracy.The apex court on Friday voided the votes cast for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara during the elections.In a statement, Marafa said the judgement has shown that President Muhammadu [...]

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    S’court judgement: We’ve beefed up security in Zamfara, say police

S’court judgement: We’ve beefed up security in Zamfara, say police

The Zamfara police command says it has beefed up security to forestall the breakdown of law and order, following the supreme court judgement on the elections that held in the state.Mohammed Shehu, the police public relations officer, said the officers were deployed to maintain law and order.“We have deployed enough officers and men in both uniform and plain clothes in [...]

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    Yari, Marafa, Matawalle — biggest winners and losers of Zamfara s’court judgement

Yari, Marafa, Matawalle — biggest winners and losers of Zamfara s’court judgement

Light, they say, is at the end of the tunnel. But reverse seems to be the case for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state. Call it black Friday, no other term can serve as a suitable metonym for the devastating blow the gavel inflicted on the ruling party a few hours ago. The highest jury in the land [...]

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