Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Supreme Court Sacks Bayelsa Governor-Elect David Lyon, Declares PDP Candidate Winner

On Thursday, the Supreme Court nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated into office, The Punch reports. Justice Mary Peter-Odili led the five-man panel of the apex court and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued…

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Supreme Court Declines Abacha’s Family Bid To Access Bank Accounts In Switzerland, UK And Others

On Friday February 7 2020, the apex Nigerian court also known as Supreme Court declined a lawsuit filed by the family of late former Head of State, Sani Abacha to access some bank accounts in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Jersey, Liechenstein and Luxembourg. The family’s access to the bank accounts was blocked by the Nigerian government in…

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NJC Appoints Four New Supreme Court Justices, 18 Others

The National Judicial Council has recommended the appointment of four new Justices for the Supreme Court. They are Justices Adamu Jauro (North-East Zone); Emmanuel A. Agim (South-South Zone); C. Oseji (South-South Zone); and Helen M. Ogunwumiju (South-West Zone). The council at its meetings held on Tuesday and Wednesday also recommended the appointment of four new…

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Spain Jails Nine Catalan Leaders For Secession Bid 

Spain’s Supreme Court has sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to jail terms of up to 13 years for their part in a 2017 independence bid. The region’s former head of government said the sentences were an “atrocity.” The Spanish Supreme Court on Monday imposed prison sentences ranging from nine to 13 years on nine Catalan separatist leaders. The jail…

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My Ambition To Be Osun State Governor Was Never A Do or Die – Adeleke

Following the ruling verdict of the Supreme court, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 Osun State governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke has congratulated Governor Gboyega Oyetola on his victory at the Supreme Court. Adeleke in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, on Friday stated that his ambition to be…

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Supreme Court Dismisses Adeleke, PDP’s Appeal, Affirms Oyetola As Winner Of Osun Governorship Poll

The Supreme Court has dismissed the imploration by the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate for Osun state in the September gubernatorial election, Ademola Adeleke, contesting against Adegboyega Oyetola as the winner of the poll. The apex court, in a majority decision of five-to-two, read by Justice Olabode Rodes-Vivour, held that the failure of…

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Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing On Dasuki’s Appeal To January 25

The Supreme Court has adjourned till January 25 hearing on the appeal filed by the detained former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) against the Federal Government. Dasuki, who served the NSA under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, is challenging his continued detention despite the fact that he was granted bail by three different courts…

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Supreme Court Orders EFCC To Prosecute Orji Kalu Over Alleged N5.6bn Fraud

The Supreme Court, today, gave the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the go ahead to prosecute the former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu on a 107-count corruption charge. The charge borders on the alleged complicity of the former governor in money laundering and illegal diversion of public funds worth N5.6billion. Kalu…

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