Judiciary

Nyesom Wike Announces Financial Autonomy For Rivers State Judiciary As He Opens The Courts

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the state judiciary will have financial autonomy so that it can work independently without being muscled by the executive. Speaking on Monday while swearing-in the state Acting Chief Judge, Justice Daisy Okocha and the Acting President of the Customary Court of[Read More…]

Court Dashes Nyako’s Hopes Of Returning To Government House, Yola

By Chris Nomjov A Federal High Court sitting in Yola, on Thursday, dashed any hopes of former Adamawa state Governor, Murtala Nyako returning as Governor of the state; by striking out a suit filed by Mr. Nyako against his impeachment. Presiding judge, Bilkisu Aliyu, dismissed Mr. Nyako’s plea that he[Read More…]

Court Strikes Out PDP’s Suit Against Nomination Of Benue’s Governor-Elect, APC’s Samuel Ortom

By Chris Nomjov A Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, today dismissed the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Benue State challenging the nomination of Chief Dr Samuel Ortom as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.  When the matter came up[Read More…]

Is Buruji Kashamu Afraid Of Jail In The U.S? Senator-Elect Likens Trip To The States, To ‘Jumping Into Fire’

Senator-elect Mr. Buruji Kashamu, has denied any past trip to the United States and sternly ruled the possibility of ever visiting the country in the future. The Ogun state PDP chieftain likened such a visit to leaping into fire. It would be recalled that Mr. Kashamu is reportedly fingered in[Read More…]

Concerned For Their Dear Lives! Rivers Election Tribunal Moves Sitting To Abuja; Adamawa And Borno Tribunal Tag Along

By Chris Nomjov The Election Petition Tribunal in Rivers state has moved it’s sittings to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for security reasons. The relocation of sitting was contained in a statement issued and signed by Mrs Deborah Musa, the Secretary of the tribunal, on Wednesday in Abuja. The statement[Read More…]

Federal High Court Abuja Revokes Bail Granted To Oil Bunkers

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday, revoked the bail earlier granted to one Ibrahim Saidu, standing trial alongside one Joseph Amaechi and twelve others in a case of conspiracy and illegal oil bunkering brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The other accused[Read More…]

Two Remanded Over Attack On Aisha Buhari’s Convoy

By Chris Nomjov Following their alleged participation in the attack on the convoy of Hajia Aisha Buhari, during her campaign visit to Kwara State; Sulaiman Lawal and Lukuman Isiaka have been remanded in prison custody. A Nigerian Magistrate’s court ordered that both men be remanded in prison custody for allegedly[Read More…]

Senegalese Court Sentences Ex-President’s Son To Six Years For Corruption

By Chris Nomjov Son of former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade, Karim, on Monday, was sentenced to six years in prison for corruption and ordered him to pay a 138 billion CFA franc ($228 million) fine, by a Special court; all but dashing his hopes of competing in the elections in[Read More…]

Breaking: Lagos High Court Bars Soldiers From Polling Units During Elections

By Chris Nomjov A Federal high court sitting in Lagos has barred the Federal Government from deploring soldiers to supervise the forthcoming general elections.? The debate on the use of soldiers at polling units in the forthcoming elections has been contentious. While the proponents for the use of army personnel,[Read More…]

Court Sets April 22nd For Hearing On Cecilia Ibru’s Plea Bargain

An Abuja Federal High Court has today (Thursday), fixed April 22 for hearing in a suit filed by Managing Director of the defunct Oceanic International Bank Plc, Cecilia Ibru?, challenging an alleged illegal implementation of the terms of the plea bargain and settlement agreement leading to her conviction in October[Read More…]