• Fayose calls Justice Abang a disgrace over Ondo PDP crises ruling, asks NJC to sack him

    Fayose calls Justice Abang a disgrace over Ondo PDP crises ruling, asks NJC to sack him

    Governor Ayodele Fayose, of Ekiti State Governor has described Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja as a disgrace to the judiciary, calling on the National Judicial Council to “save the judiciary from this disgrace called Okon Abang by showing him the way out of the bench”.

    Fayose said this in reaction to the Court of Appeal judgment, which nullified Abang’s ruling of October 14, 2016 declaring Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the. […]

  • NJC clears Justice Abang of any wrongdoing in Abia, PDP judgements

    NJC clears Justice Abang of any wrongdoing in Abia, PDP judgements

    According to reports, the National Judicial Council has cleared Justice Okon Abang of any wrongdoing in the June 27 judgement against the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

    The NJC also said Mr. Abang did no wrong in his June 29 ruling where he endorsed a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, led by former Borno State Governor, Ali Sheriff, as authentic.

    In separate letters to four different petitioners who had written against Mr. Abang, the NJC said it found “no proof of […]

  • PDP crisis: Justice Abang adjourns suit indefinitely

    PDP crisis: Justice Abang adjourns suit indefinitely

    Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Thursday adjourned indefinitely the suit on the leadership tussle rocking the PeoplesDemocratic Party, PDP.

    Justice Abang’s decision was to enable the Court of Appeal hear and enter its verdict in an appeal filed by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi’s faction of the PDP, challenging Justice Abang’s ruling querying the legality of his leadership.

    It would be recalled that the former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, had approached the high court […]

  • Justice Abang returns El-Zakzaky’s case file to CJ

    Justice Abang returns El-Zakzaky’s case file to CJ

    The Federal High Court, Abuja, has returned the case file of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, to the Chief Judge for reassignment.

    The judge, Justice Okon Abang, returned the case file in Abuja on Monday for reassignment to another judge when the court resumes from vacation.

    Abang said the vacation court would not be able to commence and determine the case before the ending of the vacation on September 9.

    Abang at the last hearing declined El-Zakzaky’s […]

  • Extradition: Justice Abang refuses Kashamu’s fresh application to stop DSS, Police

    Extradition: Justice Abang refuses Kashamu’s fresh application to stop DSS, Police

    A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused an application by Senator Buruji Kashamu to stop the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police from going ahead with his arrest and extradition to the United States.

    Kashamu is the Senator representing Ogun East in the National Assembly.

    Justice Okon Abang in his ruling on Wednesday held that the application was incompetent.

     

    He added that the security agencies deserved to be served notice to show cause before the order was granted.

    Kashamu’s counsel, […]

  • Budget padding: Justice Abang declines Jibrin’s case against Dogara

    Budget padding: Justice Abang declines Jibrin’s case against Dogara

    A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday declined hearing of a case filed by Hon. Abdulmumini Jibrin, seeking to stop his planned suspension by the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

    The judge, Justice Okon Abang, held that due to the limited time, the court would not be able to hear and deliver ruling in the matter before the expiration of the vacation.

    Abang said it was proper for the court to return the case file to the Chief Judge […]

  • Justice Abang stops PDP National Convention slated for Wednesday

    Justice Abang stops PDP National Convention slated for Wednesday

    Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja has asked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to suspend its National Convention fixed for Wednesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

    Abang gave the order late Monday afternoon while hearing the suit filed to determine who is the authentic National Chairman of the party between Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi.

    Abang had in an earlier judgement sacked Makarfi as the National Chairman of the party.

    But Makarfi swiftly filed an appeal to […]

  • BREAKING!!! Abia Governorship tussle:Justice Abang refuses to hear Ikpeazu’s application

    BREAKING!!! Abia Governorship tussle:Justice Abang refuses to hear Ikpeazu’s application

    An Abuja Federal High Court on Friday refused to hear the application for stay of execution brought before it by the embattled Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

    Justice Okon Abang referred both Ikpeazu and his challenger in the 2014 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, primaries, Dr Uche Ogah to Court of Appeal for resolution.

    Recall that the Justice Abang-led court had recently sacked Ikpeazu as governor of the state over tax evasion.

    The judge had also ordered the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, to issue […]