News - Court of Appeal

 

Golf: Gen Usoro Wins Gadzama Cup

4 years ago /
Sports  

General Rapheal Usoro emerged the overall champion of the national open golf championship for the J.k Gadzama cup in Abuja on Sunday.  He overcame stiff challenges from his opponents to emerge tops. Several other presentations were made to winners of the various categories at the ceremonial tee-off, a judge of the federal...

Jonathan's Eligibility

4 years ago /
Nation 

The court of appeal has held that president Goodluck Jonathan is qualified to contest the 2015 presidential election. In a unanimous judgement delivered by Justice Abubakar Yahaya in Abuja on Tuesday, the court held that the oath of office taken by Jonathan in 2010 after the demise of Musa Yar’Adua can...

Nyako Accuses Justice Auta Of Frustrating His Case Challenging The Legality Of His Removal

4 years ago /
Politics 

Former governor of Adamawa state, Murtala Nyako has accused the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta of frustrating his case challenging the legality of his impeachment by allegedly withdrawing the case file from the Adamawa division of the court. Nyako wants Justice Auta to release the case...

 

Niger Court Drops Politically Charged Baby-Trafficking Case Against Opposition Members

4 years ago /
International News 

A court in Niger threw out charges on Friday against members of the political and social elite accused of trafficking newborn babies -- a case dismissed by the opposition as a plot to discredit its members. Police started arresting 20 people, including the wives of several senior politicians, in June and...

 

Supreme Court Orders Resumed Trial Of Ex-Aviation Minister Aborishade

4 years ago /
Transport  

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that ex-Aviation Minister, Prof. Babalola Aborishade, charged with corrupt enrichment by the Federal Government, should return to the lower court to face trial.The court’s decision followed an appeal by Federal Government against the ruling of the Court of Appeal, which upheld the trial court’s...

Pop Star Rihanna Wins Legal Battle With UK's Topshop Over Image Rights

5 years ago /
Entertainment  International News 

Pop star Rihanna's victory in a legal case against Topshop over the use of her image has been upheld by Britain's Court of Appeal which backed an earlier judgment against the British fashion chain. Three years ago Topshop, which is owned by billionaire Philip Green's Arcadia Group, started selling a T-shirt...

Gen. Mohammedu Buhari Clears Air On His Academic Records

5 years ago /
Nation 

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming general elections on Wednesday said he went to a secondary school and would produce the certificate. Buhari, who made the clarification at a news conference in Kano, said he attended the former Provisional Secondary School, Katsina,...

Ecobank, PIC To Challenge Court Ruling Over Ex-CEO

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Africa's biggest asset manager Public Investment Corporation (PIC) will join Ecobank challenging a court ruling in Ivory Coast to pay $15 million in damages to the bank's former chief executive, it said on Wednesday, Reuters report The PIC, which looks after 1.5 trillion rand ($129.61 billion) in South African civil servants...

BREAKING: Buhari Finally Clears Air On WASC Result

5 years ago /
Politics 

Presidential Candidtate of the All Progressives Congress(APC), General Muhammadu Buhari this morning cleared the air on the West Africa School Certificate (WASC) controversy, describing it as the handiwork of mischief makers.  Speaking at the Kano State Government House, Buhari said he graduated at Provicional Secondary School,Katsina in 1961 with many prominent...

Supreme Court Rejects New Challenge To Obamacare Law

5 years ago /
International News 

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up another broad challenge to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The court rejected an appeal filed by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and the Alliance for Natural Health USA. The groups had challenged various aspects of the law known...

Appeal Court Strikes Out N47.1bn Theft-Charge Against Akingbola

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Court of Appeal in Lagos yesterday struck out the N47.1 billion-theft charge brought against former managing director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc, Dr Erastus Akingbola by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on the ground that the lower court had no jurisdiction over the matter.  Mr. Akingbola and...

President Goodluck Jonathan Eligibility Case Dismissed

5 years ago /
Nation 

An attempt to have the Supreme Court pronounce on the eligibility of President Goodluck Jonathan to run in next years presidential election has failed.  A seven member panel of justices led by Chief justice of Nigeria Mahmud Mohammed dismissed the appeal filed by politician Umar Ardo.   Ardo who claims to have...

Court Reserves Ruling On Jonathan’s Eligibility To Seek Re-Election

5 years ago /
Nation 

An Abuja Federal High Court on Monday reserved ruling until Jan. 12 in a suit filed by Olatoye Wahab and Adejumo Ajegbe, seeking to disqualify President Goodluck Jonathan from seeking re-election. Justice Ahmed Mohammed reserved the ruling after listening to the submissions of both counsel to the plaintiffs and Mr Mohammed...

2015: CJN Warns Judges Against Subverting Justice, Political Associations

5 years ago /

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, yesterday warned Justices of the Court of Appeal (JCAs) against subverting justice and sacrificing judicial independence for benefits from politicians. The CJN gave the warning while declaring open the 2014 Annual Conference for the Justices of the Court of Appeal in Abuja...

Judge Begins Hearing On Oscar Pistorius Appeal At Court In South Africa

5 years ago /
International News 

On the 49th day of Oscar Pistorius’s prison sentence for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the court in South Africa has reconvened to decide whether his conviction and jail term can be appealed. While the disgraced Paralympic athlete was not expected to attend court himself, the key figures from...

PDP: Mu'azu Survives As Court Rejects Tukur’s Bid To Return As PDP’s Chairman

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Federal High Court, Abuja Division, Tuesday refused a bid by immediate past National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, to reclaim his seat as the party’s helmsman.  The trial judge, Justice Evoh Chukwu, equally dismissed the suit instituted by an aspirant to the House of Representatives...

Supreme Court Dismisses Suspended Rivers CJ's Appeal

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed three appeals for stay of proceedings application brought by the suspended Chief Judge of Rivers, Justice Peter Agumagu, against the National Judicial Council (NJC). Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, in his judgment, held that the appeals were premature and dismissed them accordingly. "We have examined this and the other...

 

Supreme Court Adjourns Offa Chieftaincy Tussle To March 2

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned till March 2, 2015, the appeal brought by Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi, the Olofa of Offa, challenging his removal from office.  The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Court of Appeal Division in Ilorin, on July 9, 2013, removed Gbadamosi from office.  The appeal court...

Iranian-British Woman Jailed For Attending Iran Volleyball Match Bailed

5 years ago /
International News 

An Iranian-British woman jailed for trying to attend a men’s volleyball game in Iran has been released on bail, her family has said. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25,(pictured above) was found guilty last month of “propagating against the ruling system” and received the custodial sentence. She was detained in June at a Tehran stadium...

Breaking: Supreme Court Sacked The Acting Governor Of Taraba State

5 years ago /
Nation 

Breaking News: Supreme court sacked the acting governor of Taraba state. The former Deputy Governor has been asked to take over. The Supreme Court has ordered the immediate reinstatement of Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Sanni Danladi, who was impeached by the state House of Assembly in October 2012.   In a unanimous...