Tags : 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 […]

Court Orders Remand Of Sowore, Four Others In Kuje Prison

A Magistrate Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, has ordered the remand of Mr Omoyele Sowore and four others at Kuje Correctional Centre. This is pending when their formal bail application will be heard Tuesday, January 5, 2020. The Magistrate, Mabel Segun-Bello while ruling on the oral bail application said all the charges are […]

Polls Open In The Central African Republic To Choose New

Polls have opened in the Central African Republic (CAR) to choose a new President and Parliament amid fears as the Government tries to hold off a rebel advance on the capital, Bangui. Armed groups hostile to President Faustin-Archange Touadera who is seeking a second term have stepped up attacks since the Constitutional Court rejected several […]

Corruption Trial: Maina Collapses In Court

The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina has collapsed in Court. Mr Maina was recently extradited from the Niger Republic after he jumped bail and escaped the country, but the former pension Boss collapsed on Thursday, December 10, 2020, when his counsel, Mr Anayo Adibe was addressing the Court […]

MRA Files Suit Against NBC Challenging its Powers to Impose

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has filed a lawsuit at the Federal High Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, challenging the powers of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to impose fines on broadcasting stations since it is not a judicial body. The Organisation is asking the Court to set aside the fines of ₦3 million each imposed […]

Appeal Court Overturns Nullification Of Senator Diri’s Election As Bayelsa

A five-man panel of the Appellate Court has overturned a ruling which nullified the election of Senator Douye Diri as Governor of Bayelsa State. The Court held that the Bayelsa Election Petition Tribunal acted outside its jurisdiction by nullifying the election of Governor Diri. Channels TV reports that I n a unanimous judgment, the five-man […]

Court Remands Seven Suspects Over Abduction Of Oyo Clerics Twins

The suspected kidnappers of an Ibadan-based Islamic cleric, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold’s Children, has been apprehended. A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has remanded seven persons in Police Custody. The suspected kidnappers are Mohammed Bashir, 33; Oyeleye Opeyemi, 25; Olumide Ajala, 36; Taiwo Ridwan, 30; Rafiu Mutiu, 35; Fatai Akanji, 49; […]