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The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Musa Wada

Kogi Governorship: Appeal Court affirms Wada as PDP candidate

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Tuesday affirmed Musa Wada as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the November 16, 2019 gubernatorial election in Kogi State. The appeal was filed by Abubakar Mohammed, Ibrahim Idris and others against Mr Wada over the primary election held in…

Abubakar Malami [Photo: The Guardian]

Coronavirus: Nigerian courts to hold virtual proceedings – Malami

As part of measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, the Nigerian government has said court proceedings will now be held through teleconference, using digital tools. The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said this on Monday. The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Mohammed,…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State [PHOTO: Freedom Radio Nigeria]

Kano commissioner sacked over comments on Abba Kyari reacts

Muaz Magaji, the former Kano commissioner for works and infrastructure, sacked over his controversial comments on the death of President Muhammadu Buhari's chief of staff, Abba Kyari, has reacted to his ouster. He said on Sunday that "as a Muslim and a patriotic Nigerian, I was only misunderstood by people…

Kano state commissioner for works and infrastructure, Muaz Magaji,

Kano governor sacks commissioner over comments on Abba Kyari’s death

The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has fired the state's commissioner for works and infrastructure, Muaz Magaji, after he appeared to be celebrating the passing of President Buhari's chief of staff, Abba Kyari. Mr Kyari died Friday in Lagos of coronavirus and was buried on Saturday in Abuja. The sacked…

Maryam Sanda

Maryam Sanda not granted pardon, still in our custody – Prison

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has debunked a report that Maryam Sanda, a murder convict, was granted presidential pardon last week alongside some 70 other inmates at the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje. The NCoS's spokesperson, Austin Njoku, in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday, described the…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Coronavirus: We’ve trained 7000 health workers to fight virus — Buhari

As the battle to contain the Coronavirus pandemic rages on across the world, President Muhammadu Buhari said the Nigerian government has trained 7,000 healthcare workers in a bid to curb the disease in the country. Mr Buhari said this on Monday, while delivering his second address to Nigerians on the…

Abubakar Malami [Photo: The Guardian]

Coronavirus: Malami writes governors on speedy decongestion of prisons

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has written to the governors of the 36 states of the federation over speedy decongestion of correctional/custodial centres in the country. This is contained in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday by the AGF's media aide,…

Former Head of State, Sani Abacha

Abacha loot: Nigerian govt disagrees with US senator’s move against funds return

The federal government has refused an attempt by United States lawmaker, Chuck Grassley, to block the repatriation of $320m laundered by the late military dictator, Sani Abacha. Mr Grassley, who is the highest ranking senator in the US, had questioned the Department of Justice why the US was returning such…

Federal High Court Headquarters, Abuja

Coronavirus: Nigeria extends shutdown of courts

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Mohammed, on Monday, extended the suspension of all court sittings except in matters that are urgent, for 14 days because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CJN made this known in a statement he signed and made available to PREMIUM TIMES. He made the…

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…