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 […]

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, […]

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