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Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed. Chief Justice of Nigeria

Nigeria’s Chief Justice set to swear in 38 new SANs

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, will on September 23 swear in 38 Nigerian lawyers as Senior Advocates. This is contained in a statement by the Director, Press and Information of the Supreme Court, Festus Akande, on Wednesday. Mr Akande in the statement said the 38 lawyers would be…

EFCC

EFCC set to charge suspects in P&ID contract scandal

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, will today charge suspects involved in the P&ID contract negotiations to court. The suspects are to be charged at the Federal High Court in Abuja, an official told PREMIUM TIMES, without naming the suspects. The two suspects to be charged are P&ID's parent company in the…

Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigerian foreign minister says South Africa must act decisively.

Xenophobia: Why Onyeama failed to honour Reps invite – Foreign Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that its minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, did not shun the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs. Ferdinard Nwonye, the spokesperson for the ministry, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. The minister and other officials had been invited by the lawmakers…

Racheal breaking stone

Suleja heroines who break stones for peanuts

On a sunny July day in Kwamba, Suleja, Niger State, 12-year-old Rachael smiled shyly with a heavy hammer in her hand. Alongside other children, she used the tool to manually crush stones for sale as gravel. Rachael said she crushes enough stones daily to fill four 50kg cement bags. The…

In what is clearly a brutal assault on free speech, Omoyele Sowore was arrested.

#RevolutionNow: Sowore seeks bail again

The leader of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, has again asked the Federal High Court to grant him bail on self recognisance or any condition the court chooses. Mr Sowore's request is contained in a motion filed on Friday by his counsel, Femi Falana, and made available to PREMIUM TIMES…

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku’s turbulent journey from polls to presidential tribunal loss

The presidential election petition tribunal has given its verdict in the petition brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar challenging the February 23 election won by President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Buhari was declared winner with 15,191,847 votes while Mr Abubakar came second with 11,262,978 votes. Mr Buhari…

Mr. Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: concisenews.global)

Atiku, PDP to challenge tribunal judgement – Counsel

One of the lawyers to Atiku Abubakar has said that the opposition presidential candidate will appeal Wednesday's ruling of the presidential election petition tribunal. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the election tribunal on Wednesday dismissed the petition by Mr Abubakar and his party, PDP. The five-member panel of the tribunal unanimously…

Mr. Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: concisenews.global)

Atiku, PDP presented no evidence of non-compliance – Tribunal

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday said Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party did not present before it any evidence to show that the 2019 presidential election was not conducted in compliance to the Electoral Act. Justice Garba Mohammed, reading the decision, noted a number of allegations brought…

Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

Atiku loses as tribunal dismisses election petition against Buhari 

The presidential election tribunal has dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The judgement by the five-member tribunal was read by Garba Mohammed. The tribunal ruled each of the five arguments by the PDP and Mr Abubakar against them. Mr Mohammed…

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INEC Server Controversy: Tribunal rules against PDP, Atiku

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal said the allegation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that INEC made use of a central server for the collation of election results in the 2019 election could not be proven The court in a decision on Wednesday said there is nothing in the law…

President Muhammadu Buhari makes his acceptance speech during presentation of Certificate-of-Return to him as winner of 2019 Presidential election, by Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu (L), at the International Conference Centre in Abuja on Wednesday (27/2/19). 01783/27/2/2019/Callistus Ewelike/HB/BJO/NAN Centre in Abuja on Wednesday (27/2/19). 01782/27/2/2019/Callistus Ewelike/HB/BJO/NAN

Buhari eminently qualified to contest 2019 election –Tribunal

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari was qualified for the 2019 election. The tribunal said Mr Buhari's certificate from the Nigerian military is higher than the Secondary School certificate stated as a minimum academic requirement for the election in the constitution. "Mr Buhari is not…

President Muhammadu Buhari will swear in new ministers on August 21

Tribunal backs PDP, says Buhari’s academic qualification not ‘pre-election matter’

The Presidential Election Tribunal on Wednesday dismissed the argument by INEC suggesting that the complaints by the PDP against President Muhammadu Buhari’s academic qualification for the 2019 election was a pre-election matter. The Independent National Electoral Commission said the PDP's demand should only be regarded as a pre-election matter. The…

Wole Olanikpekun and Alex Izinyon (SANs) discussing at the tribunal

Election: Tribunal dismisses PDP’s claim security operatives rigged for Buhari

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed parts of the PDP petition alleging that the ruling APC used security officers to manipulate the 2019 election. The court's decision followed an application by INEC seeking the nulification of various parts of the petition by the PDP. The PDP had in its…

Lawyers present at the tribunal hearing in Abuja.

Tribunal dismisses INEC application against Atiku, PDP

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday dismissed the application by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asking the court to strike out PDP's petition against President Buhari, because the petitioners failed to join the name of the Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo. The Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku…

2019 presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar with President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidential election tribunal decides Atiku, Buhari’s fate (LIVE UPDATES)

The presidential election petition tribunal will today deliver judgement in the petition brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The petition was filed on March 18, about 177 days ago. According to the provisions of the electoral law, a petition of this nature is…

Dino Melaye (PDP, Kogi West)

Dino Melaye appeals Kogi tribunal’s judgement

Dino Melaye, the senator whose election was nullified by the Kogi State election tribunal in Lokoja, has appealed the August 23 judgement, Punch newspaper reports. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Dino Melaye (PDP, Kogi West) was sacked by the election tribunal in Kogi. Delivering the said judgment, the three-member panel led…

In what is clearly a brutal assault on free speech, Omoyele Sowore was arrested.

Sowore: Judge, lawyer exchange words in court

A judge, Nkeonye Maha, of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday accused a lawyer of disrupting her court proceedings. Abubakar Marshal, a member of the legal team representing detained convener of the botched #Revolutionnow# protest, Omoyele Sowore, had approached the judge in the court shortly before the commencement…

Gov. Abdulazizi-Yari

Judge returns ex-Gov Yari’s property seizure case file for re-assignment

Justice Nkeonye Maha of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday returned the case file of the immediate past Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court for fresh reassignment. Ms Maha returned the case file following indications that her court…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: © AFP]

Supreme Court criticises Buhari for using government’s lawyer for private matter

The Supreme Court on Monday criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for using a senior state counsel at the Ministry of Justice, Abdullahi Abubakar, for his private election-related trial. The apex court made the observation while delivering a ruling in a suit accusing the president of lying on oath. Three appellants had…

Supreme Court of Nigeria (judge)

UPDATED: Supreme Court dismisses suit seeking Buhari’s disqualification for ‘lying on oath’

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a suit seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari from the last presidential election for lying on oath. The court dismissed the suit shortly after it was withdrawn by the appellant's counsel, Ukpai Ukairo, following hints from the apex court that it is pointless…

Bashir Magashi is one of the 44 ministers inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari last week.

Four days after, Buhari keeps mum over his minister busted for $550,000 theft

Four days after PREMIUM TIMES revealed that the Minister of Defence was part of those who stole Nigeria’s wealth under dictator Sani Abacha, President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to comment. Bashir Magashi was one of the ministers President Buhari swore in last month after the new ministers were screened and…

Gov Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State State House Correspondents after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday (3/12/2018) 06258/3/12/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/ICE/NAN

Court orders AGF, EFCC to stay action over ex-Gov Yari’s property

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the Nigerian government to stop further action in its bid to seize the property of the immediate-past governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari. The order was targeted at the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and…

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the Shiite leader in Nigeria

Nigerian govt accuses El-Zakzaky of planning Iranian-type revolution in Nigeria

The Nigerian government, on Wednesday, accused the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, of being sponsored by Iran to replicate the 1979 violent revolution that led to the forceful takeover of power in the country in Nigeria. In a fresh process it filed before the Federal High…

El-Zakzaky

Nigerian govt’s action stalls court hearing to review Shiite IMN’s status

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday adjourned a suit by the Nigerian government against the Islamic Movement of Nigeria. The court also fixed September 11 to hear the motion filed by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), asking the court to vacate the exparte order it gave on…

Federal High Court Headquarters, Abuja

ANALYSIS: Many ways indigent Nigerians can access free legal representation

Wale Akinnusi has spent six years at the Kirikiri Prison and has no hope of being released soon. The 51-year-old was arrested in 2013 and has since remained in detention for allegedly raping a 19-year-old in Lagos. “I am in close contact with my wife and children. But we have…