It was gathered that the Supreme Court on Thursday further validated the candidacy of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede as the PDP flag bearer in Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State.
This was sequel to the striking out of all the pending interlocutory appeals filed by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the party.
Justice Walter Onnoghen, leading four other justices of the apex court, held that Wednesday’s judgment of the Court of Appeal on the main appeals rendered the interlocutory ones academic.
Onnoghen held […]
According to reports, the federal government has accused a Supreme Court justice, Sylvester Nguta, of culpability in the destruction of evidence intended to be brought against him.
Mr. Nguta was arraigned before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court on Monday.
He is among seven judges arrested by operatives of the State Security Service on October 8, after a midnight raid on their residences by the SSS on October 7.
After pleading not guilty to the 15-count charge, the judge’s lawyer, Kanu […]
According to reports, the Federal Government on Monday arraigned a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, on charges of money laundering and others bordering on breaches relating to obtaining of passports.
The justice of the apex court, who was charged following the raid on his house and some other judges by operatives of the Department of State Service, pleaded not guilty to all the 16 counts read to him on Monday.
It was alleged in the 16 counts that Ngwuta […]
Sokoto Prince and former Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa, Alhaji Shehu Malami, may have to appear in person before the Supreme Court to clear the air on a controversy surrounding his legal representation and the elder statesman’s bid to withdraw from a pending appeal at the apex court concerning a two-wing duplex property built on Plot 1809 Asokoro, Abuja by a Nigerian-American businessman, Mr Imokhuede Ohikhuare.
Ambassador Malami’s personal appearance at the Supreme Court could become inevitable at the next hearing […]
According to reports, the Senate on Thursday confirmed the nominations of Hon. Justice Sidi Dauda Bage and Hon. Justice Paul Adamu Galinje as justices of the Supreme Court.
The confirmation of the duo followed the adoption of a report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on the screening of the justices for appointment as justices of the Supreme Court.
Chairman of the committee, Senator David Umaru, while presenting the report, said the committee found both Bage and […]
It was gathered that the Federal Government has filled a 9-count charge of money laundering and corruption against Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court.
It would be recalled that the Department of State Services (DSS) had raided the homes of the judges between October 7 and October 8 while Ngwuta and six other justices were later suspended.
The charge, filed in Federal High Court, Abuja, alleged that Ngwuta illegally retained in his possession N35,358, 000.00 contrary to the money laundering (prohibition) […]
According to reports, the Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Seriake Dickson as the governor of Bayelsa State.
The highest court in the land in affirming Dickson as the validly elected governor of Bayelsa State, dismissed the petition of his challenger, Timipre Sylva.
Sylva, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the election, had earlier lost at the Bayelsa State Elections Petitions Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.
Dickson was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Justices Ejembi Eko and Amina Augie to the Supreme Court bench.
Acting Director, Information, Mr. Soji Oye, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
The appointment followed NJC’s earlier recommendation of the two candidates to the President.
According to Oye, the two Justices who were formerly of the Court of Appeal will be sworn in on Monday by the outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, who retires on November 10.
The appointment will bring […]
For the second time in 48 hours, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has had to deny complicity in the arrest of some judges by operatives of the Department of State Services.
This followed the allegation by another judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Nwali Sylvester Ungwuta, that Amaechi was behind his ordeal.
Ungwuta said Ameachi wanted him to influence the outcome of some political cases, a demand he turned down.
Another judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Inyang Okoro, had also leveled […]
According to reports, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees as justices of the supreme court.
The president’s nominees as justices of the supreme court are Ejembi Eko (Benue) and Amina Augie (Kebbi).
In a letter dated September 22, Buhari had sent the names to the senate for confirmation, which was referred to the judiciary, human rights and legal matters committee.
While speaking on the floor of the senate, David Umoru, senate chairman committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters, […]
According to reports, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved the nomination of Justice Ejembi Eko and Justice Amina Augie to be inaugurated into the members of the Bench at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
In the electronic votes conducted by the Senators on Tuesday, a total of 38 Senators voted in support of Justice Ejembi Eko while only 1 Senator voted against.
Also, a total of 39 votes were recorded for Justice Amina Augie while one vote was […]