Again, Oyetola floors Adeleke

February 3, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to restore the nullification of the participation of Osun state’s former governor and his deputy, Gboyega Oyetola and Benedict Alabi, respectively in the July 16, 2022 governorship election. Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja had, in a judgment on September 30, 2022 Read More

Supreme Court sacks popular traditional ruler in Nigeria

January 13, 2023 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

The Efik people of Cross River are celebrating the judgement of the Supreme Court over the 15 years tussle for the stool of the Obong of Calabar between the current occupant of the throne, His Eminence Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu V and his challenger, Etubom Anthony Ani. The judgment written by Justice Amina Ahgid and read by Justice Akomoye Agim Read More

Ayu’s case at Supreme Court against Ideato South Assembly candidate provocative – Ugochinyere

January 12, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate for Ideato North/South federal constituency of Imo State, Ikenga Ugochinyere, has described as unforgivable the decision of the party’s national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, to challenge the victory of Ideato South House of Assembly candidate, Chris Ogbu, at the Supreme Court. Ugochinyere, who is also the spokesperson of the Coalition of Read More

2023: Ugochinyere attacks Ayu for challenging Ogbu’s victory at Supreme Court

December 29, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), House of Representatives candidate for Ideato North South Constituency of Imo state, Ikenga Ugochinyere has frowned at the decision of the party’s national Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu to challenge victory of Ideato South House of Assembly candidate, Chris Ogbu at the supreme court. Ugochinyere in a statement on Thursday, described the move as provocative with Read More

APC primary: Akpabio heads to Supreme Court

November 15, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Former Akwa Ibom state Governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said he will seek redress over the Appeal Court judgement nullifying his election as the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidate for Akwa Ibom North West in the forthcoming election. A statement by the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Tuesday, reads, “My attention has been drawn to the judgement delivered by Read More

The shortfall of Supreme Court justices

October 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, last week drew the nation’s attention to the sordid reality that the depletion in the number of Supreme Court Justices is a burden to Nigeria’s apex court. This development is worrisome considering the fact that the 2023 general elections are fast approaching. Justice Ariwoola spoke last week in Abuja at a Read More

Kenya 2022: How Supreme Court uphelds VP Ruto’s victory

September 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Supreme Court of Kenya on Monday dismissed the various petitions appealing the result of the 9 August election which saw William Ruto, incumbent vice president of Kenya, emerge as the winner. By this ruling, the court upheld the election of Mr Ruto as the next president of Kenya. The ruling came three days after arguments were heard from lawyers Read More

VIDEO: Moment human rights lawyer caused stir at Supreme Court

June 23, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

A Human rights lawyer and activist, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, Thursday, caused a mild drama at the Supreme Court during a proceeding. The Delta State-born human rights advocate appeared in an unusual atire when he matched his lawyer robe with other traditional apparels. Though peaceful in his protest all through the sitting, the activist temporarily disrupted the proceedings as all eyes Read More

Supreme Court: Ozekhome okays Justices’ protest over poor pay

June 22, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN has come out in defence of the justices of the supreme court, saying they deserved better salary and welfare. Ozekhome made the statement against the backdrop of lingering face-off between the justices of the apex court and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, over alleged poor salary and welfare Read More

Supreme Court Justices deserve more

Recently, in an unprecedented manner in the 58 years annals of the Supreme Court of Nigeria Nigeria, all the 14 serving Justices of the Supreme Court protested their horrific welfare and deplorable conditions of service to the Chief Justice of Nigeria ( CJN ). In a world that has since become a global village, the memo leaked. Who did this Read More

Relief for Kano APC as Supreme Court upholds Ganduje-led faction

May 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Supreme Court has upheld Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led factional leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state. The Supreme Court, in a lead judgement delivered by Justice Inyang Okoro on Friday, held that the appeal against the earlier judgements of the Court of Appeal in Abuja lacked merit and as such dismissed. The appeals followed two rulings of Read More

APC Elders Forum demands review of Supreme Court ruling on Abaji chair

March 21, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

The Abaji Elders Forum of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abaji area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has demanded for the review of the Supreme Court judgement which affirmed Abubakar Umar Abdullahi, as the party’s elected chairman for the February, 2022 council election. Addressing a joint press conference in Abuja, Monday, chairman and secretary of the forum, Read More

Supreme Court affirms Abdulahi as Abaji chairman

March 18, 2022 Kehinde Osasona Abuja 0

The Supreme Court Wednesday affirmed Mr. Abubakar Umar Abdullahi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as chairman of Abaji Area Council in the February 12, 2022 chairmanship election of the FCT. In his arguments, counsel to Abdullahi, Mr. Abdul Mohammed, urged the court to nullify the ruling of both the FCT High Court and Court of Appeal which affirmed Mr. Read More

Supreme Court to give judgment in Odili’s N6bn defamation suit against Dakuku Peterside May 27

March 1, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

The Supreme Court has fixed May 27, 2022 as judgment in a suit instituted against a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, by former Rivers state governor, Dr. Peter Odili. The matter is bordering on a N6 billion character defamation suit. After taking final arguments for and against the suit on Read More

Breaking: Buhari ‘s Executive Order 10 unconstitutional, Supreme court declares

February 11, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

The Supreme Court Friday in Abuja, declared as unlawful and unconstitutional the Executive Order 10 (EO10) issued by President Muhammadu Buhari. Blueprint reports that the Order 10 which borders on the funding of State Judiciary and Legislature became a controversial debate a few months back and consequently triggered a face-off between the central and State Governors in the country. Details Read More

N2.4bn debt: Hope for GTB as Supreme Court reverses decision

January 16, 2022 Segun Odunewu 0

GTBank got a respite from the Supreme Court last week in a legal battle between it and Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited over a N2.4bn debt allegedly owed to the local auto maker and its Chairman, Chief Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma. The Supreme Court on Friday reversed its earlier decision which dismissed an appeal by Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) against a N2.4 Read More

CUPP condemns invasion of Justice Odili’s Abuja residence

October 31, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned the Friday invasion of the Abuja residence of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, by armed security agents. The CUPP, which expressed shock over the development, further condemned, what it described as ungodly and illegal invasion. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said Read More

Reps’ seat tussle: Mubarak warns against misleading statement

October 30, 2021 Andrew Ojih, Jalingo 0

The member representing Bali/Gassol Federal constituency in Taraba state Alhaji Abdulsalam Gambo Mubarak on Saturday urged a former member representing the same constituency Alhaji Garba Garba-Chede to stop misleading the public. The incumbent house member alleged that Garba-Chede had claimed that the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila conspired with some persons in government to stop his swearing Read More

Breaking: EFCC opens up as security operatives invade Mary Odili’s residence

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

The residence of a Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili, on Friday suffered invasion by suspected armed Police and Soldiers. This is as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has swiftly denied being involved in the reported raid. Reports earlier suggested that the security operatives arrived at Justice Odili’s Abuja residence and made immediate attempt to break in, but the wife Read More

Independence: End insecurity now, NCP tasks govts

October 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Conscience Party (NCP) has called on government at all levels to deploy strategies that will end insecurity bedeviling the country.The party also called on other political parties to emulate by allowing inclusiveness. In a statement released Friday in Abuja by the Special Assistance to the NCP’s national chairman, Comrade Omole Olusegun, asked all members of the party “to Read More

African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo Read More

64-year-old man jailed for impersonating lawyer in Osun

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a federal high court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, Wednesday, sentenced a 64-year-old man, Folorunsho Olayanju, to one year jail for impersonating lawyer. The convict who was said to be a political stalwart in Osun, was charged with six count charges bothering on fraud, impersonation and stealing. He was said to have defrauded one Hammed Bamidele, Read More

El-rufai to Southern govs: Anti open-grazing law unimplementable

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai, has responded to the new law banning Open-grazing in the Southern states of Nigeria, saying such law is not implementable presently. Some southern states like Ondo, Oyo, Lagos, Enugu and Osun, among others have passed anti open gracing law. But speaking with newsmen Tuesday after a meeting with officials of the All progressives Congress (APC) Read More