News - Court of Appeal

NJC sanctions Justice Ajumogobia

3 years ago /
Nation 

National Judicial Council (NJC) has Justice Rita Ofili- Ajumogobia of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court barred from aspiring to the Court of Appeal throughout her entire career. Justice Ofili- Ajumogobia has been put under NJC’s ‘watch list’ for four years on offences described by the judiciary’s highest body...

BREAKING: Supreme Court orders Rev King to die by hanging

3 years ago /
Nation  Oddities 

The Supreme Court has ruled that the convicted General-Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Rev. King is to die by hanging. In a unanimous judgment this afternoon, a seven-man panel of Justices ‎of the apex court led by Justice Walter Onnoghen, upheld the death sentence that was earlier...

Yohanna wins Adamawa re-run election

3 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Talatu Yohanna, a former commissioner and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Saturday’s rerun election for the Demsa/Lamurde/Numan federal constituency seat. She defeated five other contestants to emerge as the member of the House of Representatives after the Court of Appeal sacked Kwamori Laori of the...

Supreme Court gives reasons for upholding Wike’s election as Rivers Governor

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Supreme Court in Abuja gave reasons for upholding the election of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. The court had delivered the judgement on January 27 but said it would explain the reasons for it on February 12. In arriving at the ruling, it set aside the judgements of the River...

BREAKING: Supreme Court upholds Ishaku’s election as Taraba governor

3 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Supreme Court has upheld the outcome of the April 11, 2015, governorship election that produced Governor Darius Ishaku of the People Democratic Party, PDP. A seven-man panel of Justices of the apex court, in a unanimous judgment this afternoon, dismissed the the appeal that was lodged by Senator Aisha Jumai...

Court of Appeal reverses Nyako’s impeachment

3 years ago /
Nation 

A Court of Appeal sitting in Yola on Thursday reversed the impeachment of Murtala Nyako as governor of Adamawa State. Mr. Nyako was removed on July 15, 2014, after 17 of 25 members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly adopted a report of a panel set up to investigate him...

Supreme Court upholds Delta, Oyo, Yobe governorship elections

3 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

  The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Ifeanyi Okowa as Governor of Delta state. The apex court, in a lead judgment by Justice Musa Muhammad, dismissed two separate appeals lodged against Okowa by candidates of the Labour Party, LP, Chief Great Ogboru and that of All Progressives Congress, APC, Olorogun O’ tega...

Senate begins investigation into fresh allegation to extradite senator Buruji Kashamu

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition has begun investigation into fresh allegations of moves by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to extradite Sen. Buruji Kashamu to the U.S. The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Samuel Anyanwu while meeting with the senator and his solicitor on the...

Dakuku accepts Supreme Court judgment

3 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the April 11 governorship election in Rivers state, Dakuku Peterside says he has accepted the outcome of the supreme court verdict and is willing to contribute to the development of the state. He made the declaration over the weekend in Port Harcourt where...

Supreme court sacks all Anambra PDP senators

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Supreme Court in Nigeria has sacked two Senators from Anambra State, Stella Oduah and Andy Uba, nearly two months after a third Senator from the state, Uche Ekwunife, was sacked. In a ruling the Court nullified the elections of both Senators representing their constituencies in the State. Oduah was a former Aviation...

Supreme Court upholds Nyesom Wike's election as Rivers State Governor

4 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Apex Court has upheld the election of Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party as the duly elected Governor of Rivers State. The Supreme Court gave the ruling validating the April 11 governorship election. Though the pronouncement has been made, detailed copy of the verdict would be provided on...

BREAKING NEWS: Court seals Skye Bank branches in Osogbo over N3.9bn damages

4 years ago /

Bailiffs from the Osun State High Court on Thursday stormed the four branches of Skye Bank Plc. in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, sealed them and removed some valuable property to execute the order of the court got Tuns Farms Nigeria Limited against the bank. Tuns Farms Limited and other subsidiaries of Tuns company had...

Ekwunife at war with PDP Over Her Defection To APC

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State and her candidate in the Anambra central senatorial district during the March 28, last National Assembly election, Senator Uche Ekwunife is now at war over Ekwunife’s recent defection to the All Progressives Congress ( APC). Chairman of the PDP in the state, Prince...

Oscar Pistorius asks South Africa's top court to hear appeal of murder conviction

4 years ago /
International News 

Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius on Monday made a last-ditch attempt with South Africa’s top court to overturn his murder conviction for shooting dead his girlfriend in 2013. He has been on bail awaiting a new sentence since December, when judges found him guilty of murder, overturning his earlier conviction on the...

DEFECTION: Ekwunife joins APC

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

A former two-term member of the house of representatives, Uche Ekwunife of the peoples democratic party, PDP, has formally defected to the all progressives congress, APC. Ekwunife who led other prominent members of the PDP made the declaration at Awka, the Anambra state capital amidst jubilation from supporters. Ekwunife’s defection comes just...

INEC to conduct 78 re-run elections in 2016

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

According to reports, The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is to conduct 78 re-run elections in 2016. The re-run elections, which will hold across the country, are as a result of verdicts issued by the Court of Appeal late last year. “Most of the court verdicts were given in December 2015, while...

Adegboruwa to Buhari – you are humiliating Judges

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of humiliating Nigerian judges and suppressing the judiciary. Adegboruwa, who levelled this allegation on Wednesday, said it was time the Nigerian Bar Association directed all the lawyers in the country to stay away from the court until Buhari gave his commitment...

Reactions trail Abia election judgment

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Members of the movement for Abia re-union have faulted the judgment by the appeal court, which nullified the election of the Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu. In a solidarity march to the government house, Umuahia, the members restated their unalloyed support for governor Ikpezu’s administration, and expressed confidence that the Supreme...

Victor Umeh petitions INEC to stop Ekwunife

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate in the Anambra Central District rerun election has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission to stop his opponent in the Peoples Democratic Party, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife, from participating in the poll. Umeh, said his petition was based on a Court of Appeal judgment of December...

Court nullifies Akwa Ibom gov election, sacks Gov. Udom

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Court of Appeal, Abuja led by a five man panel has nullified the result of the April 11 governorship election in Akwa Ibom State, thereby asking incumbent Gov. Emmanuel Udom ‎to vacate his seat. The ruling was delivered by Justice Adefunke Okojie, insisting that the Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election...