[Breaking] Alleged code of conduct breach: Supreme Court dismisses FG’s appeal against Orubebe

February 16, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the federal government against the reversal of the conviction of former Niger Delta Minister, Godsday Orubebe, on allegation of breach of Code of Conduct for Pubic Officers. In a judgment on Friday, a five-member panel of the apex court held that the appeal by the federal government was incompetent. In the Read More

Breaking: Fintiri remains Adamawa governor, Supreme Court rules

January 31, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, upheld the election of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State. The apex court, in a unanimous decision by a five-member panel, dismissed as lacking in merit an appeal the All Progressives Congress, (APC), and its candidate, Senator Aisha Dahiru, popularly known as Binani, filed to challenge the outcome of the governorship election that was held Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court declares Fubara duly elected Rivers governor

January 25, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Supreme Court has declared Sim Fubara as the duly elected Governor of Rivers State. The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2023 election in Rivers State, Patrick Tonye-Cole had challenged Fubara’s victory in the poll. But the Supreme Court, on Thursday, declared Fubara validly elected. This is coming amid his crisis with the Minister of Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Gombe governor Inuwa’s victory

January 19, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Supreme Court of Nigeria, on Friday morning, affirmed the election of the governor of Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya, and consequently dismissed the appeal filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 18, 2023 election, Mohammed Barde. Barde had challenged Inuwa’s victory at the State Election Petitions Trubunal, Appeal Court and up to the apex court on Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court stamps Uba Sani as Kaduna state governor

January 19, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Uba Sani as Kaduna state governor. Delivering its judgement, the court dismissed the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Mohammed Ashiru Isa. The court of appeal in Abuja had, on November 24, 2023, in a unanimous judgment, affirmed the election of Uba Sani as Kaduna State governor. Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court okays Sule as Nasarawa state governor

January 19, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Supreme Court, on Friday, affirmed the Court of Appeal judgement that voided the nullification of the election of Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State. The apex court, in a unanimous decision by a five-member panel, upheld the declaration of Sule of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), as winner of the governorship election that was held in the state on Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Dapo Abiodun as Ogun state governor

January 19, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Governor Adedapo Abiodun of Ogun State. A five-member panel of the court, in a unanimous judgment a moment ago, dismissed the appeal by Oladipupo Adebutu, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship election in Ogun State. Justice Tijjani Abubakar, who read the lead judgment, held Read More

Sokoto: Aliyu urges Supreme Court to dismiss PDP’s petition against his mandate 

January 18, 2024 Kehinde Osasona 0

Governor Ahmad Aliyu of Sokoto state Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to outrightly dismiss the appeal filed against his election by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Sa’adu Umar. The petition instituted against him by the two appellants, according to him, is devoid of merit and substance. At the proceedings, the governor’s lawyer, Wole Olanipekun, SAN, argued Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court reserves judgment in Sokoto governorship appeal

January 17, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment in an appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Saidu Umar, against the election of the Sokoto State Governor, Ahmad Aliyu. The five-member panel led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun on Wednesday, January 17, adjourned the matter for judgment after listening to the argument from the parties involved in the appeal. Details Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court reserves judgment in Nasarawa guber legal battle

January 16, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved judgment in the fierce legal battle over the governorship election of Nasarawa State. The legal battle is between the incumbent governor, Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), and the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), and its governorship candidate, Hon Emmanuel David Ombugadu. At Tuesday’s proceedings, lead counsel to PDP and its governorship candidate, Read More

Clerics unite, pray for Nasarawa governor’s victory ahead of Supreme Court judgement on guber poll

January 14, 2024 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Ahead of the upcoming Supreme Court judgement following the gubernatorial election, Nigerian clerics across religious divides have united in prayer for the victory of Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nassarawa state at the Supreme Court. The three-day interfaith prayer featured Pastors, Imams, Bishops, prophets and other religious leaders from different denominations and sects, with the sole intention of ensuring the victory Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court returns Dauda Lawal as Zamfara governor

January 12, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Supreme Court, on Friday, upheld the election of Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State. The apex court vacated the November 16, 2023 judgement of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, which declared the governorship election that held in the state on March 18, as inconclusive. It held that Lawal, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Read More

Breaking: Abba Yusuf dully elected Kano state governor, Supreme Court declares

January 12, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Supreme Court has affirmed Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, as the duly elected Governor of Kano State. Yusuf’s victory in the 2023 Governorship Election was challenged by the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its governorship candidate in Kano State, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna. The Court of Appeal had earlier nullified Yusuf’s victory in Read More

Happening now: Supreme Court affirms Bala Mohammed’s election as Bauchi governor, Kano judgement underway

January 12, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Supreme Court has declared Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State as the validly elected governor of the state. The apex court dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Saddique Abubakar, challenging Mohammed’s election and declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the validly elected governor of the state. The court said the appeal Read More

Happening now: Tight security, governors arrive as Supreme Court passes judgement on 2023 governorship elections

January 12, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Security operatives have cordoned off all the major routes to the Supreme Court which is expected to determine the fate of eight governors on Friday. Also, some governors have and are still making their way to the Apex Court premises situated around the Aso Villa’s Three Arm Zone in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The governors, whose elections are being challenged before Read More

Supreme Court dismisses APC, YPP, NNPP’s appeals against Akwa Ibom governor

January 11, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Supreme Court has dismissed three separate appeals brought before it by some governorship candidates seeking to nullify the election of Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr Umo Eno Bassey. In the appeal, they want the apex court to nullify the governor’s election on account of alleged certificate forgery. Lead counsel to the respective parties withdrew their separate appeals following hints Read More