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Abubakar Malami [Photo: The Guardian]

Coronavirus: Courts should treat time-bound cases – Malami

Courts are expected to attend to matters that are urgent, essential or time-bound, even during the lockdown, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said on Wednesday. Mr Malami's stance is contained in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Umar Gwandu.…

The Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem. [PHOTO CREDIT: Thisday Live]

Lockdown: Appeal Court president suspends cases in Abuja, Lagos, Ogun

The Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem, has ordered the suspension of all cases before its Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states divisions. In a statement she personally signed and made available to journalists on Tuesday, she said the order is in compliance with the lockdown directive of…

Abubakar Malami [Photo: The Guardian]

Coronavirus: AGF Malami provides legal justification for Buhari’s lockdown order

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari acted legally by imposing movement restriction in two states and Abuja. Mr Malami also provided the law that he said backed the president's action. The AGF was reacting to a senior lawyer,…

Nigerian Lawyer - Mike Ozhekhome

VIDEO: Lawyers speak on Supreme Court judgement dismissing Yari’s review appeal

Reading the majority judgement, Justice John Okoro said the apex court lacked the jurisdiction to review its own judgement. “The finality of the Supreme Court is sealed,” he held. “The application is a gross abuse of court process, it is frivolous. “The application is hereby dismissed.” Justice Okoro further awarded…

NJC: Supreme Court of Nigeria (judge)

Dissenting Supreme Court judge in Imo election case maintains position in Zamfara’s

A Supeme Court ruling on Zamfara State election on Friday, was rejected by one justice who argued that the top court has the power to overrule itself. Justice Centus Nweze, who disagreed with the majority ruling of his six colleagues, said this in his minority judgement. Mr Nweze, on Friday,…

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State [Photo: NAN]

Zamfara Governorship: Why Supreme Court dismissed APC’s application to review judgement

The Supreme Court, on Friday, dismissed an application asking it to review its judgement which nullified the victory of the candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections in Zamfara State. With one out of seven justices dissenting, the court, led by the Chief Justice of…

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Zamfara Governorship: Supreme Court dismisses APC’s application to review judgment

The Supreme Court, on Friday, dismissed an application, asking it to review its judgement which nullified the victory of the candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the 2019 general elections held in Zamfara State. With one out of seven justices dissenting, the court, led by the Chief Justice…

Orji Uzor Kalu [ PHOTO: TheCable]

Appeal Court affirms Orji Kalu’s conviction for stealing Abia funds

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Wednesday, dismissed an appeal filed by Slok Nigeria Limited challenging the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court, Lagos, which convicted former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor-Kalu. Mr Kalu, a serving senator, was jailed alongside Udeh Udeogu, his Director of Finance and Accounts at…

Federal High Court Headquarters, Abuja

Coronavirus: Nigeria shuts all courts

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Tanko Mohammed has ordered the suspension of all court sittings except in matters that are urgent, for 14 days because of COVID-19. This announcement was made in a communique issued by the CJN on Monday. In an earlier directive last week, the CJN had…

Head of Service, Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita. ... Mass promotion for senior civil servants

UPDATED: Court grants ex-HOS Oyo-Ita N100 million bail

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, granted bail to the immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, in the sum of N100 million with two sureties in like sum. She was accused of fraud in relation to Duty Tour…

Head of Service, Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita. ... Mass promotion for senior civil servants

Ex-HOS Oyo-Ita, 8 others arraigned for corruption, plead not guilty

The immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Monday, pleaded not guilty to 18-count charge of N3 billion graft. Mrs Oyo-Ita was arraigned by the anti-graft agency, EFCC, alongside her special assistant, Ubong Effiok; Frontline Ace Global Services Limited; Asanaya Projects Ltd; Garba Umar…

NJC: Supreme Court of Nigeria (judge)

Court strikes out suit challenging appointment of Supreme Court judges

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday struck out a suit challenging the appointment of four Supreme Court Justices by the National Judicial Council (NJC). The NJC made the recommendation in October 2019. Those approved were Adamu Jauro (North-east); Emmanuel A. Agim (South-south); C. Oseji…

The NBA president,Paul Usoro, using hand sanitiser before making his way into the court

PHOTO: Coronavirus: Abuja court enforces screening of staff, visitors

The Federal High Court in Abuja has issued a directive that anyone who refuses to undergo temperature screening at its entrance should be asked to go back. The notice, pasted at the court entrance on Friday, said all staff and court visitors (including lawyers, litigants, press, orderlies) were asked to…

Ibrahim Wala, popularly called I G Wala [Photo: Daily Nigerian]

Appeal Court reduces jail term of Nigerian activist convicted of incitement

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Friday, reduced the seven years jail term of a Nigerian activist convicted for falsely accusing a public official of corruption. The appellate court reduced the jail term to two years. Ibrahim Wala, popularly called I G Wala, was jailed on April 15, 2019,…

Ifeanyi Ubah

UPDATED: Anambra Senatorial District: Why Appeal Court affirmed Ifeanyi Ubah as senator-elect

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Thursday, affirmed the election of Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), as the senator representing Anambra South. Justice Bello Kawu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court in Kubwa, Abuja, had, on January 17, nullified the election of Mr Ubah…

Ifeanyi Ubah

Anambra Senatorial District: Appeal Court affirms Ifeanyi Ubah as senator-elect

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the election of Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party as the senator representing Anambra South. Justice Bello Kawu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Kubwa, Abuja, had, on January 17, nullified the election of Mr Ubah as the…

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State [Photo: NAN]

Zamfara Governorship: Supreme Court reserves judgement on APC’s application

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, reserved ruling in an application, asking it to review its judgement which nullified the victory of the candidates of the All Progressive Congress(APC) at the 2019 general elections held in Zamfara State. A five-member panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of…

Adams Oshiomhole [Silverbird TV]

VIDEO: My takeaway from Appeal Court judgement – Oshiomhole

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has ordered a stay of execution of the order given by Justice Danlami senchi of the FCT High Court, which led to the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress(APC). [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsBqrPlD_JI&w=560&h=315]

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai

Wadume: Court orders Buratai to produce indicted soldiers for arraignment

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, ordered the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, to release 10 army officers for an ongoing criminal prosecution. The 10 officers have been charged alongside the suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, popularly called Wadume. The said soldiers are…

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole. [PHOTO CREDIT: ThisdayLIVE]

UPDATED: Reprieve for Oshiomhole as Appeal Court halts suspension order

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday halted the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC) Justice Danlami Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court had on March 4, ordered the suspension of Mr Oshiomhole, pending the hearing and determination of the…

Adams Oshiomhole [Silverbird TV]

APC Crisis: Appeal Court adjourns Oshiomhole’s suspension appeal indefinitely

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday adjourned indefinitely an appeal filed by the embattled national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, over his suspension. The court's clerk made the announcement after informing the court that the three member-panel meant to sit on the appeal was…

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (Photo Credit: DailyPost)

I wasn’t involved in Sanusi’s dethronement, banishment – AGF Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Sunday, said he was not connected with the dethronement of the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, and his subsequent banishment to Nasarawa State. This is contained in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday…

Ifeanyi Ubah

Anambra South Tussle: Nigerian Police sue lawyer over alleged forgery, conspiracy

The Nigerian Police have sued the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Obinna Uzor, his lawyer, and three others over allegations of fraud and forging the motion to obtain a judgment against the sacked senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Ifeanyi Ubah. The suit was filed before a Federal…

FILE: Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido [Photo: Daily post]

Court orders Police IG, SSS, AGF to release Sanusi

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the release of the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, from the post-dethronement detention and confinement the state government had imposed, pending the determination of the case. Mr Sanusi had on Thursday filed an application, asking the court to order his release.…

FILE: Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido [Photo: Daily post]

UPDATED: Sanusi sues IG, SSS boss, AGF over detention

The deposed Kano emir, Muhammadu Sanusi, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking an order for his release from the post-dethronement detention and confinement. Mr Sanusi was deposed following a resolution of the Kano State Executive Council on March 9, on allegations of insubordination. Following…