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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, […]

Supreme Court Upholds Election Of Yahaya Bello As Kogi Governor

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Yahaya Bello as the Governor of Kogi State. In its Judgement delivered on Monday, August 31, 2020, the Apex Court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, disagreed with the appeal filed on five grounds by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) […]

Court Cases: Buhari Proposes 15-Month Time Limit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday proposed that all civil cases in court should be conclude within 15 months and  that criminal cases from the high court to the Supreme Court should be concluded within a year. President Buhari disclosed this while he spoke at the 60th Annual General Conference (AGC) of the Nigerian Bar Association […]

Supreme Court To Hear Appeals Against Bello’s Re-Election Tuesday

The Supreme Court has issued notices scheduling the hearing of three appeals challenging the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State for Tuesday. It was gathered that two on the three appeals coming up for hearing were filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and the Socialist Democratic Party along with their respective candidates to […]

US Supreme Court Allows First Federal Executions In 17 Years

The Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, cleared the path for the first federal executions in 17 years, overturning an earlier order by a lower court to delay them. “We vacate the District Court’s preliminary injunction so that the executions may proceed as planned,” the Supreme Court ruled, referring to […]

Bayelsa Election: Supreme Court Dismisses Timi Alaibe’s Appeal Challenging Duoye

The Supreme Court has dismissed Timi Alaibe’s appeal challenging the candidacy of Duoye Diri as the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 2019 election in Bayelsa State. Alaibe who had earlier lost a similar suit at the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal is claiming that he is […]

Supreme Court Strikes Out Suits By Lagos And Ekiti Challenging

The Supreme Court has struck out a suit brought by the Attorney- General of Ekiti State, Olawale Fapohunda, against the Attorney-General of the Federation regarding the legality of virtual court sittings. In the suit, Mr Fapohunda asked the court to determine whether the directive issued by the AGF to the Heads of Courts at Federal […]

Falana Wants Supreme Court To Stay Off Local Election Petition

Human Rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has expressed concern over what he calls ‘tribunalisation of the nation’s democracy’ saying it endangers the very essence of democracy in itself. The renowned legal luminary said nowhere else around the world is the mandate of the people being determined at the Courts than at the polls. Mr Falana […]

Supreme Court Dismisses Iheodiha’s Application For Review

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 dismissed the application filed by Emeka Ihedioha In the suit, Ihedioha asked the supreme court to review its judgement which sacked him as the governor of Imo state on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. A seven man panel of judges led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice […]

Imo Verdict: Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing Till March 3

The Supreme Court has adjourned its hearing of the application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party’s Candidate in Imo State till Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Mr Emeka Ihedioha is asking the Apex Court to set aside its judgment that sacked him as Governor of Imo State on January 14, 2020. The top Court adjourned the […]