2023: Court nullifies Zamfara PDP governorship primary poll, orders fresh primaries

September 16, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad Gusau 0

The Federal High Court Gusau has nullified the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election for next year’s general elections. The presiding judge, Justice Aminu Baffa, delivered the judgement Friday during the ruling on the case. He held that, “Based on the record judgement with 109 pages, the court having been satisfied with the case filed before it by Engr. Read More

Breaking: Court sacks Zamfara PDP governorship candidate

September 16, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A Federal High Court in Gusau, Zamfara, has invalidated the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that produced Dauda Lawan-Dare as the party’s governorship candidate in 2023 general elections in the state. Delivery the judgment Friday, Justice Aminu Bappa-Aliyu, ordered for a fresh governorship primaries. Three aspirants, who are plaintiffs in the suit, Dr Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau, Alhaji Read More

Akwa Ibom North: Court orders INEC to recognise Akpabio as APC senatorial candidate

September 15, 2022 Kehinde Osasona Reprieve 0

Reprieve has come the way of the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, as the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered recognition of the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs as the senatorial candidate of Akwa Ibom North. The court Thursday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise the former governor as the All Read More

Court nullifies Ebonyi LG election over unlawful procedure

A Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki Thursday nullified the local government elections held on July 30, 2022 in Ebonyi state. The court sitting presided over by Justice Fatun Riman in a suit No:FHC/AI/CS/151/2022 nullified the election for its unlawful processes. The plaintiff included Otu Collins Eleri, Nelson Eze, Akaa Ikechukwu, Micheal Ali and Isu Amaechi. The trio had dragged Read More

Court exonerates SON over importation of Sugar unfortified with vitamin A

August 25, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, Abuja 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja recently dismissed the appeal filed by Sunshine Chemical Development Company Limited against the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) claiming that SON had acted in bad faith in rejecting the company’s application to import sugar unfortified with Vitamin A. Dissatisfied with the ruling of Justice B. F. M. Nyako of the Federal High Court, Read More

Court sends kidnap kingpin, Wadume, to jail

August 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Justice Binta Nyako has sentenced the Taraba-based kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, popularly called Wadume, to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine. Wadume was convicted by the trial judge for unlawfully dealing in prohibited firearms and for escaping from prison custody. The Office of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice had earlier brought the criminal prosecution before Justice Binta Read More

AMAC Chairman’s sack: Maikalangu appeals court ruling, preaches calm

August 6, 2022 Paul Okah 0

Embattled Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has said he has appealed the FCT Election Tribunal that sacked him from office on Friday. Recall that, during the sitting Friday in Abuja, the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Muninat Folashade Oyekan, the Secretary of the tribunal, Bala Ahmed Ndajiwo and member of the tribunal, Kimi Livingstone, Read More

VIDEO: Moment man sentenced to death for murder made attempt to escape

August 5, 2022 Editor 0

A man Uduak Akpan convicted for killing job seeker Iniobong Umoren in Akwa Ibom state on Thursday made attempt to escape from the High Court. After the sentence was announced by the trial judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang, on Thursday. It ook the intervention of the police to foil the attempted escape. The convict was sentenced to death by hanging and Read More

PDP urges court to disqualify Inuwa, deputy over certificates

August 3, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Gombe state governorship candidate, Muhammad Jibrin Barde have urged the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to disqualify Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya of and his Deputy, Jatau Manassah Daniel from contesting and participating in the 2023 Governorship Election in Gombe state for submitting alleged forged certificates. In  SUIT NO: FJC/ABJ/CS/1301/2022 between Peoples Democratic Read More

Court orders immediate increase in judges’ salaries

July 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Industrial Court on Friday ordered the immediate upward review of judges’ salaries Delivering judgement, Justice Osatohanmwen Obaseki-Osaghae, directed the National Assembly (NASS), the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Attorney-General of the Federation & Minister of Justice (AGF) and National Judicial Commission (NJC), to comply with the directive of the court to ensure immediate compliance with its Read More

Illegal takeover of BEDC: Lawyers commence contempt proceedings against defaulters

July 15, 2022 David Agba 0

Legal advisers to Vigeo Power Limited, majority shareholders of Benin Electricity Distribution Company Plc (BEDC), have commenced contempt proceedings against defaulters forillegal takeover of the company. The law firm of Kunle Adegoke (SAN), lawyers to VigeoPower Ltd, said the contempt proceedings has become imperative because the attention of its client had been drawn to a publication issued by the Bureau Read More

Rape: Court fixes September 20 to hear Premiere Academy’s request against gender activist

July 14, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja High Court has fixed Tuesday, 20th of September 2022 to entertain an interlocutory application brought by embattled Premiere Academy, Lugbe, seeking to restrain Child and Gender Rights Advocate, Lemmy Ughegbe from continuing to seek justice for late 14-year-old Keren-Happuch Aondodoo Akphagher. Keren-Happuch, who was a boarding student of Premiere Academy, died on the 22nd of June after contracting Read More

Appeal Court President lauds Jamoh’s commitment to admiralty matters

July 12, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, President of The Courts of Appeal has commended Dr. Bashir Jamoh, Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for his exemplary leadership role in advancing the cause of adjudication and mediation in admiralty matters. Speaking at the recently held Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC) seminar for judges in Abuja, Justice Dongban-Mensem said Dr Jamoh is Read More

US Court okays Mobil, Shell proceed with enforcement of $1.8bn award against NNPC

A United States Appeals Court has said Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell Plc affiliates may try to enforce part of a $1.8 billion arbitration award against Nigeria’s state-run oil company, in a dispute concerning oil extraction near the African country’s coastline. In a 3-0 decision, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said a lower court Read More

Why Court cleared Blatter, Platini of corruption charges

July 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter and France footballing legend Michel Platini were both clearedcorruption charges by a Swiss court on Friday. Blatter, who led Fifa for 17 years, was cleared of fraud by the Federal Criminal Court in the southern city of Bellinzona. Platini, a former France national team captain and manager, was also acquitted of fraud. The two, once Read More

Court directs Union bank to pay ex-Union Home workers

June 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Industrial Court sitting in Lagos has directed Union Bank, the parent body of Union Homes, to pay its ex-workers their benefits. In a judgement delivered by Hon. Justice S.H. Danjidda, in a suit filed by the bank to stop the TUC from picketing it for failing to pay the ex-staff of Union Homes Savings and Loan Plc, one Read More

[Breaking] VIDEO: Court throws out Nnamdi Kanu’s fresh application for bail

June 28, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

Again, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Tuesday, threw out a fresh application filed by the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu. In the fresh application, Kanu sought to be released on bail, pending the determination of the treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against him. Kanu, it would be recalled is currently Read More

Court remands native doctor for ‘defiling’ 15-year-old girl

June 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

A Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a native doctor, Edwin Iordye, be remanded in a correction centre for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl. The police charged Iordye, who lives in Makurdi, with deferment. However, the Magistrate, Mr. Vincent Kor, did not take the plea of Iordye for want of jurisdiction. Kor adjourned the matter until August 2 Read More

Why I stormed Supreme Court with juju attire – Lawyer

June 23, 2022 Kehinde Osasona Abuja 0

A human rights lawyer and activist, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, Thursday, caused a mild drama with his appearance at the Supreme Court in Abuja during a proceeding. Omirhobo, a Delta state born activist and constitutional lawyer, appeared in an unusual attire when he matched his lawyer robe with feathers on his wig while other traditional apparels were hanging all over his Read More

Niger monarch shoots subject dead, remanded

June 17, 2022 AidelojeOjo 0

The District Head of Mokwa, Alhaji Mohammed Shaba Aliyu, has been arrested and remanded in a Correctional Centre by a Minna Chief Magistrate’s Court 1, for allegedly shooting his subject dead. The monarch was alleged to have shot at protesting youths of his domain leading to the death of one Jiya Mohammed while several others sustained various degrees of bullet Read More

Domestic violence, homicide: Court remands Osinachi’s husband in Kuje

June 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

A Federal Capital Territory High Court on Friday ordered that Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi, be remanded in Kuje Correctional Centre. Nwachuckwu was remanded pending the hearing and determination of the alleged homicide charge filed against him by the Attorney General of the Federation. Justice Njideka Nwosu-Iheme gave the order following the defendant’s not guilty Read More