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…

Only Supreme Court can stop benefits of elected officers –...

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, passed the Electoral Act (amendment) Bill and said only the Supreme Court had final word on fate of elected politicians sacked by the judiciary. They said that any elected office holder who lost his position at an Election Tribunal level would remain in office and enjoy all accrued benefits…

Supreme Court annuls APC Rivers congresses…

The Supreme Court held that the Court of Appeal violated the principle of judicial precedents and accorded favourable ruling to the APC… Godwin Tsa, Abuja and Tony John, Port Harcourt The Supreme Court yesterday set aside the order of stay of execution granted by the Port Harcourt division of the Court of Appeal, which the All…

Buhari, Saraki, others mourn as ex-CJN Kutigi dies in London…

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Idris Legbo Kutigi, is dead. He died at 78, in a London hospital, yesterday, after a brief illness. His eldest son, Sani, confirmed his father’s death, in Minna. “We are making arrangements to transport our father back for burial,” he said. Kutigi was born on December 31, 1939 and left…