Supreme Court Dashes Hope Of Sacked Benue Legislator To Reclaim...

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck out two applications by a sacked Benue legislator, Mr Benjamin Nungwa, seeking to reclaim his seat in the Benue House of Assembly on grounds of incompetence. In one of the motions Nungwa filed, the lawmaker sought to set aside an Appeal Court judgment that sacked him as the Kwande…

Maldives’ top court revokes jail sentence of former president…

The Maldives Supreme Court on Monday canceled former president Mohamed Nasheed’s 13-year jail sentence after a review of the controversial terrorism conviction. The top court said the island nation’s first democratically elected leader was wrongfully charged and the criminal court should not have proceeded to trial. Under former leader Abdulla Yameen’s administration, which jailed a…

BREAKING: Buhari appoints Musa Abaji as new Supreme Court Justice…

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Musa Abaji as a new Supreme Court Justice. The appointment was revealed in a letter sent to the Senate by Buhari, which was read during plenary on Wednesday, reveals the verified Twitter handle of the Senate, @NGRSenate. READ ALSO Sealing of Anambra Assembly complex is to maintain peace —Clerk The tweet…

Legal practitioners express concerns over delay in supreme court cases…

Prominent legal practitioners in the country have expressed deep concern over the unduly long delays in justice delivery at the Supreme Court, saying it is a sign of the worsening justice administration in the country. The lawyers, including members of the inner bar, were reacting to a recent pronouncement by the Chief Justice of Nigeria…

Sri Lanka Supreme Court Restores Sacked Parliament…

  Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena’s dissolution of parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections next year. The Indian Ocean island has been gripped by a constitutional crisis since Sirisena sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26 and replaced him with former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse….

Dancing to Fela’s inimitable song, Open & Close…

This is a new dance: Open and Close. Open? That’s what happened when the matter started initially. Close? Chika Abanobi You may choose to dance to Duncan Mighty’s “Dance For Me” or Davido’s “Assurance” or “Nwa Baby”, but let me confess it here and now and die if it is what you people want: I…

Supreme Court stops Rivers APC chair from going abroad…

The Supreme Court has refused to grant permission to the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Mr Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, to travel for a medical appointment in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. READ ALSO: Rivers APC congresses: Appeal Court ‘unhappy’ over Supreme Court reprimand The court, in its ruling, ordered the accused person…

Murder Case: S/Court bars Rivers APC Chairman from foreign trip…

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a motion by the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, Ojukaye Amachree to travel to Dubai for a medical checkup. DSS Arrest Six in Connection with Murder of Kaduna Traditional Ruler Amachree is standing trial on allegation of murder of a man during the 2015 election…

Rivers: INEC rejects APC’s candidates’ list – Report…

The highly revered newspaper said a source within the Commission told it that APC officials who came to submit the party’s list of candidates for next year’s elections were directed to hold on to its Forms C00I and C002 on nominations from Rivers State Visit the newspaper for these and other news

Rivers: APC Shuns Abe, Fields Tonye Cole Despite Supreme Court...

Abuja – The All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Thursday that it is going ahead to field Prince Tonye Cole as its governorship candidate for next year’s general election despite the ruling of the Supreme Court nullifying the Congresses that produced the Rivers State Executive of the party. The APC, in a statement issued in…

Supreme Court’s rebuke unsettles Court of Appeal…

Last week’s Supreme Court judgment on the All Progressives Congress (APC) congresses in Rivers State has unsettled the Court of Appeal, it was learnt at the weekend. The apex court’s strong words used in the judgment, sources said, made the Justices uncomfortable. The chastisement of the appellate court has also come under critical review by…