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Court Gives AGF, DSS September 7 To Respond To Rights

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) has a September 7, 2021, date to respond to a suit filed against him by a Yoruba Nation Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho. The Department of State Services (DSS), co-joined in the suit seeking the enforcement of Sunday Igboho’s fundamental rights has the same date […]

Court Grants Bail To 12 Persons Arrested In Sunday Igboho’s

The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has granted bail to 12 persons that were arrested at the residence of the Yoruba nation activist, Mr Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho. Justice Obiora Egwuatu admitted the applicants to bail on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, after he overruled the Department of State Service, DSS, which […]

Jacob Zuma Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison For Contempt

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to 15 months by the highest Court in the country. He has been given five days to hand himself in to Police, but failing, the Police Minister must order his arrest. The jail sentence comes after the Constitutional Court found him guilty of contempt for defying […]

Court Paralysed In Oyo State As JUSUN Commences Nationwide Strike

The Oyo State Chapter of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, has paralysed judiciary activities in the State as the Union embarked on nationwide strike. BCOS News visited various Courts including the Federal High Court division, National Industrial Court, Court of Appeal, Oyo State High Court Iyaganku and High Court, Ring road, all in Ibadan. […]

Appeal Court Reserves Judgment On Certificate Forgery Suit Against Obaseki

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has reserved judgment in the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its chieftain, Mr Williams Edobor, challenging the certificate presented by Governor Godwin Obaseki to contest the 2020 governorship election in Edo State. A three-man panel of justices of the appellate court made the reservation […]

Justice Ngwuta Of Supreme Court Dies

A Justice of the Supreme Court, Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta is dead.  The Hon. Justice died on Sunday, March 7, 2021, after a yet-to-be-determined illness. The Senior Judge who was preparing for his retirement would have turned 70 years on March 30th, 2021. A communique confirming Justice Ngwuta’s demise was sent out by the Supreme Court, […]

Obaseki Hails Court Verdict, Says Ruling ‘Victory For Truth, Rule

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has hailed the ruling of the Federal High Court in Abuja, which dismissed the certificate forgery suit brought against him by the All Progressives Congress (APC). Governor Obaseki, in a statement issued on Saturday, January 9, 2021, said the judgement is a triumph of the rule of law and […]

FG Asked To Drop Charges Against Sowore, Others

Global human rights organisation, Amnesty International has condemned the arrest of the convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, Mr Omoyele Sowore, and four others. In a series of tweets on Saturday, January 9, 2021, it called for the immediate release of the activists and demanded that the charges against them be dropped. The group said Mr […]

Court Dismisses APC’s Certificate Forgery Suit Against Obaseki

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the alleged certificate forgery suit filed against the Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki. The Judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, dismissed the suit filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a chieftain of the Party, Mr Williams Edobor, against the Governor, in a judgement delivered […]

Edo Election: Court Disqualifies Ize-Iyamu’s Running Mate

The Edo State High Court sitting in Benin has disqualified the All Progressives Congress deputy governorship candidate in the September 19, 2020 election, Mr Audu Ganiyu. While delivering judgment in Benin City on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the presiding Judge, Justice H.A Courage-Ogbebor said Mr Ganiyu presented false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission […]