• Over 700 political cases pending in Nigerian courts – IPAC

    Over 700 political cases pending in Nigerian courts – IPAC

    Over 700 cases involving political parties and the Independent National Electoral Commission are pending in various Nigerian courts.

    The National Financial Secretary of Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria , Alhaji Shuaibu Bobboi, made this known at a press conferenceon Saturday in Jalingo, Taraba State.

    According to Bobboi, the cases are between various political parties on the one hand, and between the political parties and INEC on the other.

    He said that IPAC was working assiduously to seek for out-of-court settlement on majority of […]

  • Courts in Kwara record 38 divorce petitions in 8 months

    Courts in Kwara record 38 divorce petitions in 8 months

    No fewer than 38 divorce petitions were filed in courts in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara between January and August, 2016.

    Some of the reasons adduced for the petitioners, included lack of love, desertion, uncaring attitudes and assaults.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 28 petitions were filed at the Area Court while the remaining 10 were at the Upper Area Court and High Court.

    Similarly, 15 marriages were dissolved, 11 amicably resolved, while 12 others were still pending.

    NAN […]

  • PDP Convention: Politicians have hijacked the courts – Lawyer

    PDP Convention: Politicians have hijacked the courts – Lawyer

    A legal practitioner, Mr Emmanuel Sawyerr, on Wednesday in Abuja said the conflicting judgment that marred Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers, was a sign of political interference.

    Sawyer told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the conflicting judgments by two Federal High Courts showed that the judiciary was under attack by political elements who wanted power by all means.

    He said that it was high time Nigerians arose to defend the judicial system, stressing that if it […]

  • Again, courts stalemate PDP convention

    Again, courts stalemate PDP convention

    In what seems like a fight to the finish, courts in Abuja and Port Harcourt yesterday held on to their orders, one stopping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention scheduled for today in Port Harcourt and another insisting that it must hold.

    A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State declared that its  judgment of Monday, August 15, 2016 and ordered the convention to proceed as scheduled Justice Ibrahim Watila stated this yesterday, while delivering a judgement on originating […]