Supreme Court nullifies Bayelsa governor-elect’s election, declares PDP winner

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon, and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated on Friday (tomorrow). A five-man panel of the apex court, led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate […]

Gov. Ortom wins at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has affirmed the decision of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, and the judgement of the Appeal Court, which upheld the election of Samuel Ortom as Governor of Benue State. The seven man panel of justices led by Justice Bode Rhodes Vivour, dismissed the appeal of Mr Emmanuel Jime of the APC as […]

Imo: Supreme Court sacks Ihedioha, declares Uzodinma winner

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri he Supreme Court, on Tuesday, sacked governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State. The apex court, in a unanimous judgement by a seven-man panel of justices that was led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, held that Ihedioha who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, […]

PDP hails Supreme Court’s ruling on Abia, Delta, Taraba elections

By Emmanuel Oloniruha The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the ruling of the Supreme Court, upholding the elections of Governors Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia , Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Darius Ishaku of Taraba. The party gave the commendation in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday in […]

Detention: Why I won’t hear Sowore’s suit against DSS – Judge

Hon. Justice A. R. Mohammed. PHOTO: fhc.gov.ng ….withdraws from suit, returns case-file to CJ By Ikechukwu Nnochiri – Abuja Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, withdrew from the fundamental rights enforcement suit the convener of RevolutionNow protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore, filed to challenge his continued detention by the Department […]

Supreme Court upholds election victory of eight governors

Sanwo-Olu, Makinde, Udom, Abiodun others hail ruling • Urge calm, reconciliation with opposition Eight state governors heaved a sigh of relief yesterday as the Supreme Court upheld their victory at the polls.   They are: Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Oyo State, Seyi Makinde; Akwa Ibom, Emmanuel Udom; Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai; Katsina, Bello Masari; Ogun, […]

CJN leads 5 other Justices to hear PDP, Atiku’s Appeal

By Martins Odeh Justice Tanko Mohammed, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on Wednesday led five other Justices of the Supreme Court to hear about six appeals in the case filed by the PDP and  its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Feb. 23 poll. The other […]

Court orders Lagos assembly to stop Ambode’s probe

A Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja has ordered the Lagos State House of Assembly to halt probe of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode pending the determination of the case filed by the former governor against the Assembly. The court adjourned the matter brought before it by Ambode, against the Speaker of the State House of […]

Buhari asks Senate to confirm Muhammad as CJN, 15 aides

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday forwarded the name of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Muhammad, to the Senate for approval as the substantive CJN. He also sought the approval of the upper legislative chamber to enable him to appoint 15 special advisers. Buhari’s letters were read at a plenary session […]

Nigerian lawmakers, police, judges most corrupt, says TI, National Assembly kicks

Sunday Aborisade, Leke Baiyewu, Oladimeji Ramon and Tobi Aworinde Transparency International has released a survey showing that the police, legislature and the judiciary are among the most corrupt institutions in Nigeria. The TI, in the publication of the 10th edition of the Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – Africa, on Thursday, said corruption in African countries […]

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