NBA insists governors must respect Judicial autonomy

The Ado-Ekiti branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) insists that the 36 state governors must respect the provisions of the 1999 Constitution on the contending issue of full autonomy for the Judiciary. The legal body regretted that the closure of courts across the country had not only debased the country’s democracy, but adversely affected […]

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Akeredolu defeats Jegede at Ondo election tribunal

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, APC state chairman, Ade Adetimehin, deputy governor Lucky Ayedatiwa and the Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale addressing newsmen after the tribunal judgment in Akure. Petition struck out for want of Jurisdiction and lack of merit —– Akeredolu, deputy duly sponsored by a political party Verdict reflects the law, peoples wish, no […]

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Akeredolu, Jegede know fate today as Ondo election tribunal set to deliver judgment

By Banji Ayoola The three man-panel of the Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Akure, will today Tuesday April 20 deliver judgement in the petition filed by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede, against the victory of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, in last year’s governorship election. Notice for the shift in date […]

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Group tasks stakeholders on criminal justice law

To strengthen the criminal justice system in the country, an advocacy group, Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC), in collaboration with Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN), has called for effective implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL). RoLAC, which made the call at its quarterly meeting held to present findings on court monitoring, […]

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Court fixes April 23 for judgment in Ondo CJ’s suit against Akeredolu

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, fixed April 23 for judgment in a suit filed by the Ondo State Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu against the state governor and five others over a viral video made by a citizen of the state, Olupelumi Fagboyegun. While the chief judge is the plaintiff, the Attorney General […]

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Buhari sacked me as CJN because of Atiku- Onnoghen

Says president acted on baseless rumour The immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, yesterday revealed the circumstances that surrounded his vacation of the seat about two years after. Onnoghen, who resigned his appointment on April 5, 2019, three months after his suspension by President Muhammadu Buhari, said the President acted on […]

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Supreme Court strikes out appeals by ex-Bayelsa gov Dickson, PDP

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out two appeals filed by a former Bayelsa State governor, Henry Seriake Dickson and his party – the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The appeals were against the January 7, 2021 judgment of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt Division, which held among others, that a suit seeking Dickson’s […]

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Court reserves judgment in Ondo SDP case for April 22

From Left: SDP Ondo State Secretary, Dr Shola Agboola; the party’s counsel, Barrister Tayo Owolabi; State Leader, Chief Korede Duyile and the State Publicity Secretary, Mr Remi Olayiwola The Federal High Court sitting in Akure has reserved judgment in a suit filed by members of the Ondo State Working Committee (SWC) of the Social Democratic […]

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Court sets aside interim forfeiture order against Saraki’s Ikoyi homes

The Federal High Court in Lagos has set aside its interim forfeiture order made against the properties of former Senate President Bukola Saraki, located at 17 and 17A MacDonald Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Justice Mohammed Liman held that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, failed to prove that the monies used to purchase the property […]

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