Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Fashola: Nigeria in trouble if lawmakers don’t understand difference between cash and budget

Fashola: Nigeria in trouble if lawmakers don’t understand difference between cash and budget

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says Nigeria is in big trouble if lawmakers do not understand the difference between cash and budgets.He expressed deep concern over the recourse of the national assembly’s spokespersons to name calling over his observations on the 2017 budget. In a press release signed by Hakeem Bello, his special adviser on media, the minister [...]

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    Supreme court sacks Hembe, APC rep

Supreme court sacks Hembe, APC rep

The supreme court has sacked Herman Hembe, a member of the house of representatives from Benue state.In its ruling on Friday, the apex court declared that Hembe did not win the All Progressives Congress (APC) to represent Vandikwa/ Konshisha federal constituency of Benue at the national assembly.The court held that  Dorothy Mato won the party's ticket and ordered the Independent [...]

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    I can’t be under Sheriff, says Wike

I can’t be under Sheriff, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says it is unlikely that he will work with Ali Modu Sheriff if the supreme court declares him the bonafide national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Wike said this on Friday during a Channels Television programme.The party has been in crisis - due to a leadership tussle between Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi - [...]

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    Ikpeazu is still Abia governor, supreme court rules

Ikpeazu is still Abia governor, supreme court rules

The supreme court has upheld the election of Okezie Ikpeazu as Abia state governor.On June 27, Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court, Abuja,  ordered Ikpeazu's removal on the allegation that he submitted false tax documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).This followed a suit filed by Uche Ogah who placed second in the PDP governorship primary election [...]

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    PDP crisis: Supreme court adjourns till May 25

PDP crisis: Supreme court adjourns till May 25

The Supreme court on Thursday adjourned the hearing in the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).A federal high court had declared Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the party.This made the faction led by Ahmed Makarfi to challenge the decision of the lower court, but Sheriff requested the apex court to disqualify the other faction from appealing [...]

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    Supreme court begins hearing on PDP leadership tussle

Supreme court begins hearing on PDP leadership tussle

The supreme court has commenced hearing on the leadership tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The intervention of the apex court followed an appeal filed by Ali Modu Sheriff, whom a federal high court had  declared as the authentic chairman of the party, against a suit filed by the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction, challenging the decision of the lower court.The PDP [...]

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    Russia bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia’s supreme court has banned Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating in the country.The court declared the religious organisation an extremist group.The Russian government had on March 16 filed a suit to outlaw the Jehovah’s Witnesses."The Supreme Court has ruled to sustain the claim of Russia's ministry of justice and deem the 'Administrative Centre of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia' organisation extremist, eliminate it and [...]

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    BudgIT: Supreme court has opened up its spendings, n’assembly must do same

BudgIT: Supreme court has opened up its spendings, n’assembly must do same

BudgIT, a civic organisation for good governance, says the Supreme Court of Nigeria has opened up its budgetary spendings for 2015 and 2016, and the national assembly must do the same.Following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE) to the Supreme Court to disclose its financial details, the apex court provided details of its actual [...]

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    China’s ex-supreme court judge bags life sentence for corruption

China’s ex-supreme court judge bags life sentence for corruption

A Chinese court on Thursday sentenced Xi Xiaoming, a former senior judge of supreme people’s court, to life imprisonment after being indicted for corruption.A court in the northern city of Tianjin found him guilty of accepting 115 million Yuan ($16.78 million) in bribes between 1996 and 2015.A member of the ruling Chinese Communist party for 40 years, Xiaoming was accused [...]

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    Supreme court gives Lagos nod to reopen Al-Mustapha’s murder case

Supreme court gives Lagos nod to reopen Al-Mustapha’s murder case

The supreme court has given the Lagos state government the go-ahead to appeal against a judgment of the appeal court acquitting Hamza Al-Mustapha, former chief security officer of the late Sani Abacha, of the murder of Kudirat, wife of the late MKO Abiola.The decision of the apex court followed a motion filed by Oluwayemisi Osusanya, a senior counsel at the [...]

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    Dogara: Govs don’t have the power to sack LG chairmen

Dogara: Govs don’t have the power to sack LG chairmen

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has commended the supreme court for holding that sacking of elected local government chairmen and councillors are illegal.In a statement issued by Turaki Hassan, his special adviser on media and public affairs, Dogara said governors ought not to appoint administrators.He described the appointment of caretaker committees for local governments by governors as [...]

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    I’ll continue my farming business, Nyako says after losing at S’court

I’ll continue my farming business, Nyako says after losing at S’court

Murtala Nyako, former governor of Adamawa state, who lost the bid to return to office, on Friday said he would continue his farming business and also contribute his quota to humanity.Addressing reporters after the verdict delivered on Friday, Nyako said his major reason for going to court was to seek redress over his “illegal” removal.He accepted the outcome of Supreme [...]

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    Supreme court spares Tambuwal but his battle has just begun

Supreme court spares Tambuwal but his battle has just begun

Aminu Tambuwal, former speaker of the house of representatives, on Friday succeeded in retaining his position as governor of Sokoto state, but his legal battles are far from over.Although the supreme court declined to unseat him, it ordered the High Court to retry the case brought by Umaru Dahiru, a former senator, challenging the nomination of Tambuwal as candidate of the [...]

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    Buhari’s nominees for supreme court get swearing-in date

Buhari’s nominees for supreme court get swearing-in date

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of two judicial officers as justices of the supreme court.In a statement on Friday, Soji Oye, spokesman of the National Judicial Council (NJC), said Buhari approved the appointment of justices Dauda Bage and Paul Adamu Galinje on recommendation of council."The two honourable justices will be sworn in by the acting honourable Chief Justice [...]

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    Ibrahim loses again as supreme court affirms Jegede

Ibrahim loses again as supreme court affirms Jegede

The supreme court has affirmed the ruling of the appeal court, which declared Eyitayo  Jegede as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state.The court struck out all appeals challenging the decision of the appeal court to replace Jimoh Ibrahim with Eyitayo Jegede as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ondo.The five-man panel of [...]

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    Supreme court orders lower court to deliver judgement on Jegede’s appeal

Supreme court orders lower court to deliver judgement on Jegede’s appeal

The supreme court has restored the jurisdiction to the court of appeal, Abuja, to determine all appeals arising from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), leadership dispute in Ondo state.Eyitayo Jegede had challenged the decision of the federal high court to substitute him with Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP governorship candidate.The court of appeal on November 18 adjourned indefinitely following an application [...]

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