2023 polls: Don’t drag yourself into politics, Kukah cautions Nigeria’s judiciary 

November 27, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Archbishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has called on the judiciary to redeem its image by dispensing justice without fear or favour, noting that Nigeria’s judiciary has become entangled in politics.  This was just as Senator Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, called on President Ahmed Bola Tinubu to immediately initiate Read More

Kebbi: With A’Court judgement, it’s time to work for democracy, Idris tells opposition

November 25, 2023 Muhammad Sadisu Abubakar 0

Dr Nasir Idris of Kebbi state has described the Appeal Court judgement affirming his electoral mandate at the March 18 governorship contest as a victory for democracy and people of the state. Addressing hundreds of party supporters, who trooped to the Government House to congratulate him, Friday, Governor Idris said the ruling was a milestone in the history of Kebbi Read More

Sule v Ombugadu: Police beef up security in Nasarawa ahead Appeal Court judgement 

November 21, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state Police Command has beefed up security around the state ahead of the Court of Appeal judgment between Governor Abdullahi Sule and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) David Ombugadu in the 2023 governorship election. Acting Commissioner of Police in the state, DCP Shettima Muhammad, dropped this hint during a press briefing in Lafia, Monday. The Acting CP Read More

Appeal Court judgement temporary setback – Zamfara gov

November 18, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state governor Dauda Lawal on Friday described the Court of Appeal verdict which declared the Zamfara March governorship election inconclusive as “a temporary setback.” In a statement issued Friday by his spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, the governor said he was elected due to the dissatisfaction with the status quo in the state. According to him, the outcome of the Read More

Appeal Court reserves judgement in Nasarawa governorship appeal 

November 15, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, Wednesday, reserved judgement in the appeal brought before it by Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, seeking to upturn the split decision of the Nasarawa state governorship election petition tribunal which sacked him from office. The tribunal had, in a two to one judgement of a three-member panel of justices, declared the governorship Read More

Coalition rejects Appeal Court’s judgement sacking PDP members from NASS

November 9, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Coalition for Justice in Africa (CJA) has rejected the judgement of the Court of Appeal where various members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were sacked from the National Assembly on basis of pre-election matters. Addressing a press conference in Abuja, the Convener of the group, Daniel Okwa, alongside over 100 pro-democracy groups described the action of the court as Read More

Apeal Court affirms election of Ibori’s daughter as Reps member

November 7, 2023 Joshua Egbodo  0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has affirmed the election of Honourable Ibori-Suenu Erhiatake (PDP) of Delta state, daughter of former Governor of the state, James Ibori. Erhiatake of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Ethiope Federal Constituency floored the incumbent, Ben Rolands Igbakpa, and Mr Halims Agoda of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) and All Progressives  Congress Read More

Tribunal verdict: Prayers answered for Gov. Fintiri

October 29, 2023 Tom Garba 0

You would recall that the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Adamawa state, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou, few days ago issued a statement calling on the people of the state to pray for His Excellency, Rt Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, to mark his 56th birthday. Governor Fintiri solicited prayers as a birthday gift to Adamawa state citizens and Nigerians on Read More

PDP confident of Atiku’s victory at Supreme Court — Ologunagba 

October 23, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it is confident that the judgement of the Supreme Court will favour the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba stated this in a statement on Sunday. A five-member panel of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal led by Haruna Tsammani had dismissed three appeals challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu Read More

Presidential election: As fresh legal fires works begin, Atiku presents fresh evidence

October 22, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

As legal battle commences on Monday at the Supreme Court over the February 25 presidential election, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said that nothing stops the Apex Court from accepting fresh evidence of forgery against President Bola Tinubu. Atiku stated this in his reply on point of law to objections raised by the Independent Read More

Enugu, Nasarawa election petitions presented similar facts, different judgements – LP

October 22, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The Labour Party (LP) has urged the Appeal Court justices hearing the appeal filed by its governorship candidate in Enugu state, Chijioke Edeoga, to do justice in line with the Nasarawa state governorship tribunal verdict which proclaimed the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate, David Ombugadu as winner of the election. LP’s National Publicity Secretary Obiora Ifoh, at a press conference Read More

Enugu: Why appeal panel should toe path of Nasarawa tribunal – LP

October 22, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The Labour Party (LP) has urged the Appeal Court justices hearing the appeal filed by its governorship candidate in Enugu state, Chijioke Edeoga, to do justice in line with the Nasarawa state governorship tribunal verdict which proclaimed the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate, David Ombugadu as winner of the election. LP’s National Publicity Secretary Obiora Ifoh, at a press conference Read More

Niger:  5 bag 12 years imprisonment for possessing human skulls 

October 17, 2023 Aideloje Ojo  0

  A Minna Magistrate Court has sentenced five people to 12 years imprisonment for unlawful possession of human skull exhumed from burial ground in Edati local government of Niger state. The convicts named as Ibrahim Jiya, Suleiman Usman, Abdullahi Usman, Idris Mohammed and Isah Mohammed, all of Sakpe village of Edati Local government area of Niger state were arraigned on three Read More

Enugu guber: Investigate NYSC certificates of public servants, HURIWA tasks media 

October 15, 2023 Paul Okah  0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) and the Patriotic Defenders of National Institutions have raised concerns about the integrity of the Nigerian certification process, pointing out deficiencies and inconsistencies in the Enugu Governorship Election Petition Tribunal’s recent judgment that upheld Mr. Peter Mbah as the winner of the governorship election in Enugu state. The group said the tribunal Read More

Kaduna state governorship election judgement: Head or tail Uba Sani wins

October 6, 2023 Emmanuel Ado 0

Head or tail, Isa Ashiru Kudan, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate’s appeal of the judgement of the Justice Victor Oviawe Governorship Election Tribunal Panel is dead on arrival. Before delving into the substance of my submission as to why this is so, it’s important to stress that the confusion on the well considered judgement of the tribunal, and Read More

Tribunal judgement won’t dampen my morale – Gov Yusuf

September 21, 2023 Ibrahim Hamisu 0

Kano state governor, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) whose election was quashed by the state tribunal judgement, Wednesday, said the ruling was nothing but a temporary setback. Yusuf made the remark while reacting to the judgement at Government House Wednesday, stating that “it will not dampen my morale as we will continue to do Read More

PEPT: Pro-democracy group picks ‘holes’ in judgement

September 9, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

Days after the affirmation of the election of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), the Coalition for Protection of Democracy (COPDEM) has faulted the verdict. The Coalition in a statement issued by its spokesman, Garba Danjuma, in Abuja on Friday, described the verdict as “a miscarriage of justice,” particularly against the presidential candidate of Labour Read More

Sacked Kano Reps member appeals tribunal judgement, vows to reclaim mandate

August 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Mukthar Umar-Zakari (NNPP-Kano) has vowed to challenge the judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal which nullified his election over alleged certificate forgery. Mr Umar-Zakari, who represented Tarauni Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, said this in a statement Tuesday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the tribunal had nullified his election and declared Hafizu Kawu of the Read More

AMCON to appeal judgment on Arik Air receivership

April 4, 2023 Admin III 0

The Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) the judgment delivered by a Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday over its continued receivership and purported attempt to transfer Arik Air Limited Assets to NG Eagle Airlines will be appealed. The judgment by the Federal High Court, Lagos had affirmed that the attempt to transfer Arik Air Limited Assets to NG Read More

FCT natives seek court order granting state status

March 29, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has scheduled April 24, 2023 to hear a suit by Abuja’s original inhabitants seeking that the Nigeria’s  capital be granted the full status of a state like the existing 36, and with its own state governor.  At Wednesday hearing, the matter was rescheduled till April owing to the absence of legal Read More

Supreme Court ruling: Whither CBN?

March 10, 2023 Admin III 0

Expectedly, the Supreme Court on Friday last week ruled that the old Naira notes still remain legal tender till December 31, 2023. Despite the judgement, The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has yet to release the notes to the public thus forcing the citizens to fear to accept them even when available; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. When the Central Bank of Read More