Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Tag "Supreme court"

    Malami: PDP abusing freedom of speech

Malami: PDP abusing freedom of speech

Abubakar Malami, attorney general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of "taking the freedom of speech too far".Malami was reacting to the allegations that he was involved in a plot to cause constitutional crisis in Rivers state.The PDP had alleged that Malami and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, were pressuring the [...]

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    PDP: Amaechi pushing for fresh guber poll in Rivers

PDP: Amaechi pushing for fresh guber poll in Rivers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, of plotting to cause constitutional crisis in Rivers state.The party is alleging that the minister, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is seeking the supreme court to overturn its earlier judgement disqualifying the party from participating in the general election and ordering a fresh poll.The Independent [...]

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    INEC: S’court will determine our final action on Zamfara APC candidates

INEC: S’court will determine our final action on Zamfara APC candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) says the supreme court will determine the validity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections in Zamfara state.The court of appeal sitting in Sokoto had set aside the judgment delivered by the Zamfara high court allowing the APC to field candidates in the 2019 elections.Following the appellate court ruling,  INEC withheld certificates of return [...]

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    Patience Jonathan loses another N2.4bn to FG

Patience Jonathan loses another N2.4bn to FG

Patience Jonathan, former first lady, has lost more money to the federal government after the supreme court affirmed another order of the Lagos division of the federal high court for the interim forfeiture of a sum of N2.4 billion allegedly traced to her.The development comes barely eight days after the apex court had upheld an order for the federal government’s [...]

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    Rivers APC: Despite court judgement, all our candidates will be on the ballot and we’ll win

Rivers APC: Despite court judgement, all our candidates will be on the ballot and we’ll win

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state says the judgement of the supreme court will not affect the candidature of Tonye Cole, its governorship candidate.In a statement on Friday, Chris Finebone, spokesman of the faction, maintained that all its candidates in the state will be on the ballot and win the elections.Earlier in the day, a [...]

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    Onnoghen: Senate defers to NJC, discontinues case at supreme court

Onnoghen: Senate defers to NJC, discontinues case at supreme court

The senate has discontinued its case at the supreme court over Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari after the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) ordered that he step aside pending the determination of the case against him.The suspended CJN is accused of false assets declaration.The senate had approached the apex court [...]

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    Group accuses Danjuma of being biased in Onnoghen’s trial

Group accuses Danjuma of being biased in Onnoghen’s trial

Danjuma, Christian elders’ comment on Onnoghen betrayed Jesus Christ’s virtue of honesty- MBCG*The Middle Belt Conscience Guard (MBCG) has accused Theophilus Danjuma, former chief of army staff, of being biased in the ongoing trial of Walter Onnoghen, ex-chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).According to the group, these supposed Christian elders are not different from the biblical account of Peter, who betrayed [...]

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    APC senators disown suit challenging Onnoghen’s suspension

APC senators disown suit challenging Onnoghen’s suspension

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    Ogun PDP: Supreme court strikes out suit against Kashamu faction

Ogun PDP: Supreme court strikes out suit against Kashamu faction

The supreme court has declined to issue a stay of execution on the ruling which recognised the Adebayo Dayo-led executive committee as the authentic leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun.The ruling was delivered on Wednesday. The court struck out the request, saying the parties involved should wait for a definite order by the appeal court.A five-man panel of [...]

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    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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