News - Court of Appeal

 

Pistorius's Lawyers Oppose Appeal

5 years ago /
International News 

PISTORIUS'S defence lawyers say Judge Thokozile Masipa should not refer the Olympic runner's case to South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal because there has been no error in law. The defence's papers were filed on Monday, according to a court stamp. Masipa found Pistorius not guilty of murder for shooting girlfriend Reeva...

Judge Withdraws From Lawan $620,000 Bribery Trial

5 years ago /
Nation 

Justice Adebukola Banjoko of an Abuja High Court sitting in Guru District on Tuesday recused herself from the trial of a former Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Regime, Mr. Farouk Lawal and the committee's secretary Bonoface Emenalo. Lawan and Emenalo are being tried on the...

Appeal Court Strikes Out Baimaiyi, Otherss Case Over Alleged $10m Bribe

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, yesterday struck out an appeal filed by a former Chief of Army Staff, General Lt.-Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi (rtd) and three others challenging the ruling of Justice R.O. Nwodo (deceased) of the Federal High Court, citing lack of diligent prosecution. When the appeal was called on...

CJN, Justice Aloma Mukhtar Launches Automated Court System

5 years ago /
Nation 

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Aloma Muhktar, yesterday inaugurated the Case Management Sytem (Electronic court) designed for the nation’s judiciary to fast track ‎justice administration and delivery. This is in line with her goal of bequeathing an efficient Judiciary to cope with the growing challenges of the 21st century. The project,...

Date Set For Oscar Pistorius Appeal Hearing

5 years ago /
International News 

A request by prosecutors to appeal against Oscar Pistorius' conviction for manslaughter and five-year jail term will be heard on December 9. They argue he should have been found guilty of murder for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a toilet cubicle door at his Pretoria home. The South African prosecutors...

 

Court Judgments Very Clear In Cases Brought Against FRSC, Says Corps Marshall

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Corps Marshall, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has urged road users to obey extant traffic laws and regulations in their overall legal interest and safety. Oyeyemi, in a statement signed by his Media Assistant, Mr Sani Abdullahi, appealed to the public to disregard erroneous reports concerning the statutory...

Gay Marriage Bans Upheld In Four States

5 years ago /
International News 

A U.S Appeal Court has upheld bans on gay marriage in four states, a ruling that increases the chances the supreme court will soon rule on the issue. Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the sixth circuit court of appeals wrote that definitions of marriage should not be changed by the courts. The 2-1...

2015 Presidency: Court Reserves Ruling On Jonathan’s Eligibility

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, yesterday reserved ruling in the application filed by a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Umar Ardo, praying the court to allow him join in a pending appeal. One Cyriacus Njoku had filed an appeal challenging the judgement of...

Appeal Court Upholds FRSC’s Power To Enforce New Number Plates

5 years ago /
Transport  

The Court of Appeal, Lagos, has granted the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) the permission to go ahead with the new number plate. Justice Shagbaor Ikegh, gave the ruling in a judgment on Friday which was released to newsmen on Monday in Lagos.  The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the...

 

President Jonathan Approves Appointment Of Hon. Justice Chima Centus Nweze As Justice Of The Supreme Court

5 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Hon. Justice Chima Centus Nweze as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, following his confirmation by the Senate. Consequently, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar will swear in Justice Nweze on Wednesday. Until his present appointment, Justice Nweze who...

FJSC Recommends Justice Mohammed As Next Chief Justice of Nigeria

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) has recommended Justice Mahmud Mohammed as replacement for the outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar. Justice Mariam Mukhtar, who made history as the first female CJN will retire on November 20 when she would have attained the mandatory retirement age of 70....

Supreme Court Sacks Delta lawmaker, Orders Salary Refund

5 years ago /
Nation 

It was gathered that Supreme Court on Friday sacked a member of the Delta State House of Assembly representing Ugelli North Constituency II, Mr. Edoja Akpodiete. The apex court ordered him to refund to the state coffers all the salaries and allowances he had collected since he had been occupying the...

 

Hearing On Appeal May Delay Jonathan From Declaring

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has fixed October 29 for hearing on motion for Dr. Umar Ardo to be joined in an appeal filed by Mr. Cyriacus Njoku, a journalist, who is challenging the eligibility of President Goodluck Jonathan to contest in next year’s presidential election. The court...

Newswatch Filed Notice Of Appeal To Judgment

5 years ago /

Newswatch Communications has filed a notice of appeal against the judgment of Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos, which declared sales of the majority shareholding in Newswatch invalid, alleging various grounds of misdirection in facts and law. This is as the Registrar of the Federal High Court issued...

Ekiti Election Petition Tribunal Moved To Abuja

5 years ago /
Politics 

except there is a last minute change, the Ekiti State election Petition Tribunal trying the petition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the victory of Governor Ayodele Fayose in the 21st June governorship election in the state has been relocated to Abuja. A competent judiciary source confirmed this to the...

Ekiti Court Officials Defy CJ’s Order To Resume Work

5 years ago /
Nation 

Judicial workers in Ekiti State on Tuesday defied the order of the Chief Judge, Justice Ayodele Daramola, to reopen the courts in the state for litigants. The CJ acting on the instruction of the National Judicial Council charged by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mariam Aloma-Mukhtar, on Monday had directed the...

Appeal Court Begins Hearing On Jonathan's Sole Candidacy On October 20

5 years ago /

The court of Appeal sitting in Abuja will on October 20th begin hearing on the case filed by Dr. Umar Ardo challenging the adoption of President Goodluck Jonathan as the sole presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 2015 presidential election. Ardo had gone to the appellate court to challenge...

Mutiny: Three Convicted Soldiers Appeal Death Verdict

5 years ago /
Nation 

Three of the 12 soldiers recently sentenced to death by the military general court-martial on September 15 for committing mutiny have dragged the Nigerian Army before the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, challenging the capital punishment handed to them. The soldiers, Igomu Emmanuel with service number 09NA/62/1648/LCPL, Stephen Clement, service number...

Pistorius Arrives At court For Sentencing Hearing

5 years ago /
International News 

Oscar Pistorius -- the onetime South African sporting hero found guilty of killing his girlfriend but cleared of murder in her death -- returned to court Monday for the hearing that will determine if he's going to prison. The sentencing decision will rest with Judge Thokozile Masipa, who presided over his high-profile trial and...

Court Stops Adamawa By-election, Orders Swearing-In Of Ngilari

5 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

A federal high court in Abuja has deliveried judgement that ousted Deputy Governor, Ngilari should be reinstated as (acting) governor. Justice Adeniji while delivering his judgment said Ngilari did not resign in accordance with Section 306 (1) (2) and (5) of the country. He also said that Fintiri’s occupation of the Governor’s office was illegal...