Tag: Supreme Court

ANAMBRA ELECTION: Supreme Court to vote for the governor

By Law Mefor Anambra State is fast becoming the home of the good, the bad and the ugly. Recently, the state has been in the news mostly for the wrong reasons and many unsettling issues surrounding the coming governorship election scheduled for November have only served to heighten it. Political[Read More…]

CJN appoints Hajo Sarki-Bello, as the acting Chief Registrar of the Supreme court

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad has appointed Hajo Sarki-Bello, as the acting Chief Registrar of the Supreme court. This followed the retirement of the incumbent Hadizatu Uwani-Mustapha. Dr Festus Akande, the Director of Press and Information, Supreme Court said Sarki-Bello will formally assume office on Monday. Uwani-Mustapha,[Read More…]

Supreme Court Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour retires at 70

Olabode Rhodes-Vivour has retired as a justice of the supreme court as he clocks 70. Born on March 22, 1951, Rhodes-Vivour was appointed a high court judge on February 18, 1994. He was elevated to the bench of the court of appeal on April 25, 2005. In 2008 on secondment[Read More…]

Breaking: Supreme Court Justice, Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta Dies in his sleep

Supreme Court Justice, Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta Dies in his sleep according to sources at the Apex Court – Justice Ngwuta died in his sleep at his official residence in Abuja early Sunday. Justice Ngwuta was set for his retirement from the Supreme Court on 30th March, 2021 upon attainment of[Read More…]

Supreme Court dismisses Shell’s application to review this judgement

The Supreme Court has on Friday rejected a petition by Shell Petroleum Development Company requesting the court to review the penalty of N17 billion compensation. Justice Samuel Osuji, while dismissing the application said that Shell’s request was unmeritorious. On June 14, 2010, the Federal High Court awarded the N17 billion[Read More…]

Supreme Court struck out a suit over disputed Soku oilfield – here’s why

The Supreme Court has struck out a suit filed by the Bayelsa state government over the disputed Soku oilfield belonging to Rivers State. The apex court said by seeking for it to make Judicial pronouncement on a matter that the Court of Appeal has not even ruled on, the Bayelsa[Read More…]

States take Federal Government to the Supreme Court over funding

The 36 states of the federation have approached the Supreme Court to set aside the Presidential Executive Order No. 00-10 of 2020 which President Muhammadu Buhari signed on May 22, 2020 on the funding of the courts. The suit, jointly filed by the states’ respective Attorneys-General, has the Attorney-General of[Read More…]

NJC releases list of nominees for Supreme Court appointments

Four judges have been nominated for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court by the National Judicial Council Justices Abdu Aboki, Mohammed Garba, Tijjani Abubakar and Mohammed Saulawa, were Friday, recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari. Disclosing this in statement, Mr Soji Oye, NJC Director of Information, said Justice Abubakar represents[Read More…]

Breaking: Bayelsa Governor Douye Diri wins at Supreme Court against Timi Alaibe

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal by Timi Alaibe against the election of Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri. Alaibe was challenging the emergence of Senator Diri as the lawful candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the November 16, 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State. Also, the Supreme[Read More…]