Afe Babalola proposes 100 years retirement age for Supreme Court justices

Afe Babalola proposes 100 years retirement age for Supreme Court justices Legal luminary and founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola, has proposed 100 years as retirement age for Supreme Court Justices from 70. He made the call at the virtual launch of books in honour of Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour (retd) […]

Supreme Court Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta dies in his sleep

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Supreme Court is in mourning with news of the death of one of its Justices, Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta, who passed away in the early hours of Sunday in Abuja. A statement by the Supreme Court confirming Justice Ngwuta’s death said he died in the early hours of Sunday in his […]

Judge’s ill health stalls certificate forgery case against Obaseki, with 13 days remaining

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja With just thirteen days remaining in it’s constitutional lifespan of 180 days, the pre-election suit questioning the academic certificate of Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki suffered an adjournment on Thursday following the sudden illness of Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court. The alleged Certificate forgery […]

36 states governors drag President Buhari to Supreme Court

By Nwafor Sunday   President Muhammadu Buhari has been dragged to Supreme Court by thirty six state governors (36) over his Presidential Executive Order No. 00-10 of 2020 signed in May, 2020. The states averred that the executive order Buhari signed had pushed the Federal Government’s responsibility of funding both the capital and recurrent expenditures […]

Wike gives 41 Range Rover SUV to judges in Rivers

By Okafor Ofiebor The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has given 41 Range Rover Discovery Sports Utility Vehicles to judges serving in Rivers State High Court and Customary Courts. Other beneficiaries are judges of Rivers State origin serving the nation in the Federal Judicial Service. Wike said that his government gave judges and magistrates […]

Supreme Court nullifies Orji Kalu’s trial

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has nullified the trial of Dr. Orji Kalu, former Abia State Governor, who was convicted and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment over N7.1bn fraud and ordered a fresh trial. In an unanimous judgment of the Supreme Court led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, on Friday, the apex court nullified the entire trial, on […]

Chief Richard Akinjide, ex-Justice Minister, of 12 2/3 fame, dies at 88

  Nigeria’s Second Republic Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Chief Richard Akinjide, is dead.  He was 88. He died in his Ibadan, Oyo State, home early today. Mr Toye Akinrilola, spokesman of the UCH, said his body was brought to the morgue at about 2 am today. Akinjide, a reputable lawyer and senior advocate, […]

Monarch condemns attack on Justice Odili’s house

  The Eze Esara Nyerisi Mbam of Esara Kingdom in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Eze Jobson Utchay has joined other Nigerians, to condemn the recent protest at the Abuja home of Justice Mary Odili over the Supreme Court judgement on the Bayelsa State governorship election. Eze Utchay who briefed newsmen on the […]

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 […]

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