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Speakership: Court asked to bar Gbajabiamila over alleged conviction in US 

Jude Johnson The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja was yesterday asked to bar a leading contender to the Speakership of the House of Representatives , Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila from contesting the position on the ground of his conviction by a United State of America Supreme Court for alleged to fraud. The

Presidential Election: Atiku, PDP formally ask Justice Bulkachuwa to rescue self fromTribunal

Jude Johnson   The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar have formerly applied that the President of the Court of the appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa recuse herself from presiding over the presidential election petition tribunal. Atiku and PDP based their request on the likelihood that Justice Zainab

Defection: Respite for Saraki, Dogara as Court quashes suit seeking their sack from office

•But defection unconstitutional yet Akpabio's valid Jude Johnson  Respite came the way of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and 56 others on Friday, as Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja struck out the suit seeking their removal from office owing to their defection last

Guber Election: Apex Court to give judgment in Zamfara, Ekiti suits May 24

Jude Johnson    The Supreme Court on Thursday fixed May 24 to deliver judgment in the election appeals that emanated from Zamfara and Ekiti States.   The apex court fixed the date after taking arguments from lawyers involved in two separate appeals on the Zamfara State All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election conducted last

Breaking: Advantage APC as Appeal Court affirms Oyetola’s victory in Osun guber election

Jude Johnson The Appeal Court of Nigeria has affirmed the victory All Progressives Congress (APC)'s Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the 2018 Osun State Governorship election. To this end, the Appellate Court nullified the judgment of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which had declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

How Nigerian policemen raped, brutalized us — Ladies convicted for prostitution

Adelani Adepegba Seven ladies who were arrested in Abuja and convicted by a mobile court for prostitution have alleged that policemen attached to the Utako and Gwarimpa police stations in Abuja raped and physically assaulted them in custody. They also claimed that the police compelled them to plead guilty when they were

ECOWAS court throws out Justice Dery, others over Anas bribes

Justice Dery The Community Court of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) on Monday threw out three dismissed High Court Judges in Ghana for failing to prove that their rights were violated in process leading to the disciplinary actions taken against them by Ghana Judicial Council. Justices – Paul Uuter

Widows of Ogoni Nine can continue case against Shell – Dutch court

* Case brought by widows of activists executed in 1995 * Shell ordered to turn over any papers that could help claimants * Shell denies any liability in “strongest possible terms” * Large punitive damages award unlikely in Netherlands Bart H. Meijer A Dutch court said on Wednesday it has jurisdiction to hear a

Ogoni Nine: Shell awaits court ruling on complicity in deaths

•Widows of Nigerian activists accuse oil firm of instigating crackdown against protesters Ruth McLean A Dutch court may decide on Wednesday if Shell was complicit in the Nigerian government’s execution of the Ogoni Nine, environmental activists who were trying to fight the petroleum company’s exploitation of their oil-rich homeland. The widows of

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