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

NIESV to conduct enumeration on abandoned property nationwide

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The President,Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Emmanuel Okas Wike, has disclosed that plans were ongoing to carry out enumeration of wasting and abandoned properties across the country. Wike, who spoke recently in Abuja during a courtesy call on the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, said most of the abandoned houses belonged to government at Read More

Reinstatement: There is hope in Nigeria’s judiciary, says Ekiti monarch

August 30, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

Following his reinstatement as the Edemo of Ado-Ekiti by the Supreme Court of Nigeria recently, High Chief James Bamidele Aduloju, has hailed the judicial system, saying “there is still true justice in the country.” Aduloju, who described the judiciary as the last hope of the common man, said people irrespective of their status and background, could still get the justice Read More

Crisis looms as APC, Buni dare court

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) appears to be walking the tight rope following recent pronouncement by the Supreme Court on the Ondo governorship election which affirmed the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. There has been multiple brick-bat amongst members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the legality or otherwise of the elongation of the Read More

Legal landmines and the imperative of an APC National Caucus meeting by Hashidu Gimbi

August 16, 2021 Hashidu Gimbi 0

Over two weeks ago, the Supreme Court affirmed the election of All Progressives Congress (APC) Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu as the duly elected Governor of Ondo State in the suit filed by his main challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).  The PDP candidate didn’t dispute the election results but questioned the legality of the nomination of his opponent Read More

New FCT High Court acting CJ emerges

August 14, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Hon. Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf as the Acting Chief Judge of the High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council. In a press release issued by the Director, Information Supreme Court of Nigeria, Mr Soji Oye, the new acting Chief Judge would be sworn-in Read More

Anambra Governorship: Umeoji, Okeke reject Appeal Court Judgment, head to Supreme Court

August 10, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji and the Ag. National Chairman of the party, Jude Okeke have rejected the judgment of the Court of Appeal sitting in Kano, which set aside the judgment of the Jigawa High Court. The Jigawa High Court had earlier declared Jude Okeke as chairman of Party and only candidate Read More