Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Supreme court"

    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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    Disregard calls for the suspension of Amaechi, Onu, Rivers APC tells Buhari

Disregard calls for the suspension of Amaechi, Onu, Rivers APC tells Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state says the call for the suspension of  Rotimi Amaechi and Ogbonnaya Onu is a distraction.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made the demand after the judges who accused both ministers of corruption were suspended by the National Judicial Council (NJC).In a statement on Saturday, Davies Ikanya, chairman of the party in Rivers state, [...]

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    Buhari appoints 2 supreme court justices

Buhari appoints 2 supreme court justices

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ejembi Eko and Amina Augie as justices of the supreme court.Soji Oye, acting director of information for the National Judicial Council (NJC), disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.The appointment followed NJC’s earlier recommendation of the two candidates to the president.Ac‎cording to Oye, Mahmud Mohammed, the outgoing chief justice of Nigeria, [...]

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    3 supreme court officials charged over N2.2bn ‘fraud’

3 supreme court officials charged over N2.2bn ‘fraud’

The federal government on Thursday charged three supreme court officials with a N2.2 billion fraud.The officials are Ahmed Gambo Saleh, Muhammed Sharif and Rilwanu Lawal.They were accused of diverting N2.2 billion, belonging to the apex court into a personal bank account between 2009 and 2016.They were said to have received gratification to the sum of N10 million from Willysdave Ltd, a [...]

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    Amaechi: Justices Okoro, Ngwuta are part of plot to destroy me by all means

Amaechi: Justices Okoro, Ngwuta are part of plot to destroy me by all means

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has denied allegations of lobbying supreme court justices to alter the outcome of appeals made on the Rivers and Ekiti states governorship elections.Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, a judge of the supreme court, had said the raid by the Department of State Services (DSS) on his home was due to his refusal to influence appeals in favour of [...]

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    Justice Okoro: DSS after me because I refused Amaechi’s bribe

Justice Okoro: DSS after me because I refused Amaechi’s bribe

John Inyang Okoro, justice of the supreme court, says the Department of State Services (DSS) is after him because he refused a bribe from Chibuike Amaechi, minister of transportation.Amaechi has denied the allegation and threatened to sue the judge.Okoro, whose house was raided by the DSS on October 8, alleged that Amaechi had approached him to compromise the governorship election [...]

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    Kogi: How can the supreme court do this to Nigeria and democracy?

Kogi: How can the supreme court do this to Nigeria and democracy?

BY DEJI ADEYANJUThe judgment of the Supreme Court determining the governorship tussle involving Captain Idris Wada, Hon. James Faleke and Alhaji Yahaya Bello was surprising to say the least. In the judgment given on September 20, 2016, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeals of Wada and Faleke and affirmed Bello as Governor of Kogi State.To my mind, this judgment – [...]

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    Brazilian president loses bid to halt impeachment proceedings

Brazilian president loses bid to halt impeachment proceedings

Brazil’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by President Dilma Rousseff to block a senate vote on her impeachment.The court prosecutor said the decision by Judge Teori Zavascki has paved the way for the senate to decide whether to suspend Rousseff and put her on trial over allegations that she illegally manipulated the budget to hide a growing fiscal deficit.A [...]

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    APC leaders meet over ‘unfavourable’ verdicts

APC leaders meet over ‘unfavourable’ verdicts

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday met with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa to discuss a slew of unfavourable court judgments, TheCable can report.Recently, the APC witnessed a setback in some of its governorship cases at the supreme court.It lost to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the apex court on Rivers, Taraba, Delta and Akwa [...]

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    ‘Mama Taraba’s’ appeal lacked ‘redeemable substance’, says supreme court

‘Mama Taraba’s’ appeal lacked ‘redeemable substance’, says supreme court

The supreme court on Monday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Aisha Alhassan, its governorship candidate in the Taraba April 11 governorship election, had no locus standi to contest the candidature of Darius Ishaku, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate who is now governor of the state.The court said this as it explained the dismissal of Alhassan's appeal on February 11.In [...]

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    Saraki ‘disappointed’ in supreme court judgment

Saraki ‘disappointed’ in supreme court judgment

Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed disappointment in the verdict of the supreme court mandating his trial at the Code of Conduct tribunal (CCT).Saraki had approached the apex court after the appeal court refused to stop his trial.He had argued that the CCT was not properly constituted and also lacked the jurisdiction to try him.But in its ruling on Friday, the court [...]

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    S’Court dismisses Wike’s suit against tribunal

S’Court dismisses Wike’s suit against tribunal

‎The supreme court has dismissed the suit of Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, challenging the jurisdiction of the election petition tribunal to hear a petition by APC's Dakuku Peterside while sitting in Abuja.The contention of the PDP candidate is that the tribunal should have sat in Rivers state.The tribunal was moved to Abuja over for security concerns, as those of  Akwa I‎bom, Yobe, [...]

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    Mukhtar out, Mohammed in as CJN

Mukhtar out, Mohammed in as CJN

The senate has confirmed President Goodluck Jonathan's nomination of Mahmud Mohammed as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).He succeeds Aloma Mukhtar (pictured), who will be retiring on Thursday, after attaining the mandatory age of 70.Mukhtar goes into history as the first female chief justice of Nigeria.Upon the recommendation of the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC), Jonathan sent his name [...]

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