News - Court of Appeal

Appeal Court upholds nullification of election of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday upheld the ruling of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which annulled Nyesome Wike’s victory in the April 11 Rivers State gubernatorial poll in the state. Wike, who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, appealed the Tribunal’s judgment nullifying...

David Mark returns to Otukpo

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The nullification of the election of former Senate President, David Mark’s re-election into the eight Senate has become a test of political relevance for the Idoma people of Benue State. At the close of last week, David Mark returned to his country home in Otukpo, to a welcome that speaks of...

Death Sentence: Supreme Court To Decide Rev. King’s Fate Next Year

4 years ago /
Nation  Oddities 

General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Reverend King, who has been in the news for several controversial issues in the past including flogging his church members went to court to challenge his sentence of death by hanging by a Lagos High Court. But his challenge which...

Appeal Court Upholds Kashamu’s Victory

4 years ago /
Nation 

Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan on Monday set aside tribunal judgment and declared Sen.Buruji Kashamu of Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP), winner of Ogun East Senatorial District seat. Kashamu had challenging the judgment of the tribunal delivered in Abeokuta by Justice Tobi Ebiowel that ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)...

Wada Sacks 15 Council Chairmen For Defecting To APC

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi on Tuesday removed 15 chairmen of local governments from office for defecting to the rival All Progressives Congress (APC). This is contained in a statement issued in Lokoja and signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr James Adedoyin...

Oscar Pistorius Released And Put Under House Arrest

4 years ago /
Sports  

South African Paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius has been released and put under house arrest, nearly one year after he was imprisoned for killing his girlfriend. Pistorius is expected to spend the rest of his prison sentence at his uncle’s house in Pretoria. Meanwhile, a case lodged by the prosecution appealing the decision...

Court of Appeal Adjourns Judgment On Saraki’s Appeal Indefinitely

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday adjourned ruling on an appeal filed by Senate President, Bukola Saraki challenging his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal indefinitely. Mrs Christy Haruna, one of the Court Clerks announced the postponement of the judgment at the open court. "I have been instructed by...

U.S., Tech Industry Fight Over Email Privacy Heads To Appeals Court

4 years ago /
International News 

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday will consider whether U.S. law enforcement can make American technology companies hand over customers' emails held overseas, in a case closely watched by privacy advocates, news organizations and business groups. Microsoft Corp is challenging a U.S. search warrant seeking the emails of an individual stored...

 

Court Of Appeal In Rivers Reserves Election Judgement Indefinitely

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment in the three separate appeals lodged before it by the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Nyesom Wike. One of the appeals arose from a ruling by the rivers state governors election tribunal allowing the APC to inspect the election materials....

Court Of Appeal Reverses Strike Out Order Of Senator Adeyemi's Petition

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Court of Appeal has reversed the order striking out the petition of Senator Smart Adeyemi over the declaration of Senator Dino Melaye as Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district. The appellate court has therefore directed the case be remitted to the tribunal for accelerated hearing on its merit....

After Prison, Pistorius Set For 'Mansion Arrest'

4 years ago /
International News 

In one of the wealthiest suburbs of South Africa's capital Pretoria stands a three-storey mansion where Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius will be taken on his release from prison this week. Pistorius, 29, is expected to wear an electronic tracking tag when he is released on Friday after serving 10 months...

JUSUN Suspends Strike Six Month Strike In Enugu

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) in Enugu State has called off its six-month-old strike. The suspension followed a four-hour discussion between the state governor, Mr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and the leadership of the union led by its Chairman, Mr Chinedu Mba, in Enugu on Wednesday. Briefing newsmen at the end of...

 

Court Sacks House Of Reps Member

4 years ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the removal of a member of the House of Representatives, Idu Godwin representing Onitsha North/South Federal constituency from the house and directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to withdraw the certificate of return issued to him and issue a fresh certificate...

 

IPMAN Leadership Crisis: Court Of Appeal Port Harcourt Fix Nov 18 For Hearing

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, has fixed definite hearing for November 18th, 2015 in the suit between Lawson Obasi and registered trustees of the National Executive Committee of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria. At the resumed hearing of the case, counsel for the registered trustees of IPMAN,...

 

CJN Tells Judges To Maintain Fairness In Dispensation Of Justice

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics  Security 

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed has called on judges in the country to be just and maintain fairness in dispensation of justice to all categories of Nigerians. The CJN who gave this charge at the investiture of Justice Aminu Sanusi who has just been elevated to the Supreme...

 

NJC Appeals On Gunmi

4 years ago /
Nation 

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has asked the court of appeal to reverse the judgment of the Federal High Court which set aside the guilty verdict pronounced on former Chief of the High Court, Lawal Gunmi by the council for alleged violation of judicial code of conduct. The council in a...

Election Tribunals: Judges Prepare For Task

4 years ago /
Nation 

Justices of the Court of Appeal and Chairmen of election petition tribunals have agreed that the evidence must be strictly complied with during election petition tribunal hearings. This was made known during the closing of a 3-day retreat to broaden the scope of judges in adjudicating election disputes arising from the...

 

Petition Tribunals: Appeal Court President Warns Judges

4 years ago /
Nation 

The president of the court of appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, says she will descend heavily on any judge found wanting during the elections petition tribunals. Justice Bulkachuwa said this in Abuja at the opening of a three-day retreat for justices of the court of appeal and chairmen election petition tribunals on...

APC Challenges Abuja Poll Results

4 years ago /
Politics 

With the expiration of the statutory 21 days for the filing of elections petition after the announcements of result, it has been confirmed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has filed a petition challenging the election of Philip Aduda of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as senator representing the Federal...

Election Tribunals Set To Kick Off

4 years ago /

The rivers state chapter of the All Progressive Congress(APC) is set to contest the victory of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Governorship candidate , Nyesom Wike, in the recent 2015 Governorship elections. The rivers election petition tribunal will be sitting at the FCT high court, Apo in Abuja, in order to douse the...