Anti-corruption agency convicts 1,688 persons in 9 months

September 29, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said in its war against corruption, it has secured 1,688 convictions between January and September, 2023. The agency acting Acting Chairman, Abdulkarim Ckukkol made the disclosure on Friday at the Passing out Parade of Detective Assistant Course 4 Cadre for 331 cadets of the commission at the Nigeria Police Mobile Force Training College, Read More

PDP, APC trades blame as tribunal sacks Plateau Speaker

September 29, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Jos, Plateau State has upturned the election of Hon. Moses Sule, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the member representing Mikang constituency in the State House of Assembly and returned Na’anlong Daniel of the All Progressives Congress, APC as the winner of the election. The Tribunal in Read More

How Tribunal dismissed APC, SDP petitions, affirmed Oborevwori as Delta governor

September 29, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The Delta Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Asaba has affirmed Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the duly elected governor of Delta. The three-member panel of judges led by Justice C. H Ahuchaogu in a very crucial verdict ruled that Omo-Agege’s petition lacked merit and stood dismissed. Chief Ovie Omo-Agege, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Read More

Kaduna guber: Uba Sani excited, confusion trails tribunal’s judgement

September 29, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Confusion Thursday trailed the  judgement of the Kaduna State Gubernatorial Election Petition Tribunal which upheld the election of Governor Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC), while dismissing the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Hon. Isah Ashiru Kudan.   However, in a majority judgement, two panel members ordered a rerun of the poll in four Read More

Uba Sani speaks on Kaduna governorship tribunal judgement

September 28, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna state has applauded the ruling of Kaduna Gubernatorial Election Petition Tribunal which upheld his election, describing it as a clear affirmation of the popular mandate given to him by the people of Kaduna state.  The Kaduna State Gubernatorial Election Petition Tribunal on Thursday upheld the election of Governor Uba Sani, while dismissing the petition Read More

Appeal Court at annual legal year: We got 813 petitions from party primaries, 1,209 for 98 tribunals

September 26, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

Echoes of the 2023 general elections reverberated Monday as President Court of Appeal Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem said the appellate court received a total of 813 appeals arising from the primary elections across the 36 states of the federation and FCT. She also said that a total number of 98 panels were constituted across the various tribunals to handle about 1,209 petitions filed Read More

Fagbemi to Atiku’s aide, others: Stop threats, respect judiciary

September 26, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN Monday condemned attacks on justices of the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja. The minister has therefore advised political gladiators and their supporters to exercise restraint and demonstrate respect for the judiciary. Until his appointment, the AGF was part of the President Bola Tinubu legal team defending Read More

Rights infraction: Company directors slam N10bn rights enforcement suit against IGP, 5 others

September 23, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Directors of Paz Oil Nigeria Limited, Ibrahim Shehu Tenimu and Jemima Monosoko Shehu have slammed a N10 billion fundamental human rights enforcement suit against the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Nigerian Police Force (NPF), Kwara state police Commissioner and four others over alleged violation of their fundamental rights without following due process of the law. Cited as respondents in Read More

NBA Conference: Of nation building, Tinubu’s speech and matters arising

September 10, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

At the just concluded conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja where about 20,000 legal practitioners converged, issues bordering on nation building among other topics came to the fore. KEHINDE OSASONA writes. The crux Successive administrators at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have always pledged to leverage on the legacy built by their predecessors. Against the backdrop, it Read More

Tinubu’s legal team clears air on ‘watermark’ inscription on PEPT judgment

September 9, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Tinubu Presidential Legal Team (TPLT) has described as mischievous insinuations being made in certain quarters regarding the innocuous watermark of copies of the consolidated judgment of the Court of Appeal with the inscription “Tinubu Presidential Legal Team TPLT”. The legal team while clearing air on the allegation over the weekend dispelled the insinuation being circulated regarding the judgment, saying Read More

Group condemns corruption allegations against FCT Chief Judge

September 9, 2023 Editor 0

The Umbrella body of bloggers under the auspices of Bloggers and Vloggers, Content Creators Association (BAVCCA), Saturday, refuted corruption allegations leveled against the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Husseini Baba-Yusuf, as junks of lies and cheap blackmail by faceless bloggers. This was contained in an address presented by the National President of BAVCCA, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, during a Read More

PEPT judgement on 2023 presidential election: How Tinubu, Obi, Atiku won and lost

September 7, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT)Wednesday upheld the victory of   Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  as being validly elected during  the February 2023 elections. The judgment was the climax of months of legal firepower between Tinubu/APC lawyers and those of some opposition parties who challenged his victory. The challengers are former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Read More

Breaking: Tinubu is the winner of 2023 presidential election, PEPT affirms

September 6, 2023 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) Wednesday affirmed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the February 25, 2023 presidential election held in Nigeria. Delivering the main judgment, Justice Haruna Tsamani held that the petitioners have not successfully proved their case. “The petitioners have not successfully proved their case, I hereby dismiss it for lacking in merit and resolves Read More

Breaking: Presidential election tribunal strikes out Atiku, PDP’s petitions against Tinubu

September 6, 2023 Editor 0

It is still dismissal galore as the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) on Wednesday evening dismissed portions of petitions filled by former vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against President Bola Tinubu. The tribunal in part its ruling struck out some paragraphs claiming that President Bola Tinubu was not qualified to participate in the February 25, Read More

Updated: Tinubu, Shettima qualified to contest 2023 presidential election, PEPT strikes out APM’s petition

September 6, 2023 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

The presidential election petition tribunal Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by the Allied People’s Movement (APM) against the election of President Bola Tinubu. The Justice Haruna Tsammani-led panel dismissed the petition while ruling in a preliminary objection filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu, Kashim Shettima and Kabiru Masari, who were 1st to Read More

Emefiele: Plea bargain likely as lawyers, defendant’s absence stalls N6.9bn trial

August 24, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

There are indications that the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, and his co-accused, Sa’adatu Yaro, may have opted for a plea bargain arrangement to settle with the federal government. The duo, alongside a company, April 1616 Investment Limited, purported to belong to Yaro, were to be arraigned before Justice Hamza Muazu on a fresh 20-count charge Read More

Ogun: Appeal Court restores Adebutu, PDP’s vote buying allegations against Ogun governor, APC

August 17, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has restored the vote buying allegations made by the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Oladipupo Adebutu, against Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress. The appellate court Wednesday gave the ruling in an appeal marked: CA/IB/EPT/GOV/OG/03/2023, filed by Adebutu and PDP on the 6th of July, 2023, which was heard Read More

AMML boardroom crisis: Court orders perm sec, AICL, others to maintain status quo

August 17, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered parties in a suit filed by the Abuja Markets Management Limited (AMML) and its embattled Managing Director, Alhaji Abubakar Faruk, against the Abuja Investments Company Limited (AICL) and others to maintain a status quo until the next adjourned date. Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the order on Wednesday before adjourning the matter Read More

Presidential tribunal: Legal fireworks end as Atiku, Obi, Tinubu’s camps await judgment

August 13, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The close of arguments last month at the presidential election petition court (PEPT) marked the end of hearing until judgment is delivered. KEHINDE OSASONA reminisces on what transpired and growing anxiety. Background Going by statutory provision that election petitions must be heard and determined within 180 days from the day of filing, the presidential election petition court (PEPT) therefore, has Read More

Planned strike: Don’t undermine court orders, FG warns Labour

July 27, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The federal government has warned the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) not to undermine court orders, calling it to shelve its planned nationwide strike action. In a statement it issued through the Federal Ministry of Justice, the government said it had earlier secured an order from the National Industrial Court in Abuja, which restrained the labour union from embarking on any Read More

Emefiele: Lawyers hit back at DSS over terrorist tag

A Coalition of Lawyers under the aegis of Lawyers in Defence of Democracy (LDD), has described as provocative and anti-Igbo, allegation by Department of State Services (DSS) that Lawyers defending the suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, in Court, were IPOB members. Recall that on Tuesday a tweet by DSS insinuating that a lawyer, Maxwell Okpara, Read More

Court to FG: You cannot demolish Trademore estate

July 13, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Jikwoyi has granted an order of interim injunction stopping the Federal Government from trespassing or demolishing the Trademore estate located in Lugbe, Abuja. Justice Zubairu Mohammed granted the developers of Trademore International Holding Nigeria Ltd an order for maintenance of the status quo. The order was granted after hearing the Read More