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Justice Tanko Muhammad leads Supreme Court panel on Atiku Abubakar’s appeal

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammadu, is leading the seven-man panel scheduled to hear the appeals in respect of the case instituted by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 23, 2019 poll.

Supreme Court strikes out appeal against President Buhari’s election

The Supreme Court on Monday struck out a fresh suit filed by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and it’s presidential candidate, Ambrose Owuru, challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the Feb. 23 presidential election.
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Timi Frank urges CJN to stop consulting presidency over composition of tribunal appeal panel

Former All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Timi Frank, has urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Tanko Muhammad, to stop unnecessary delay in constituting a Supreme Court panel to determine Atiku Abubakar’s case challenging the Presidential Tribunal ruling in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has explained that Nigeria’s Judicial arm of government headed by him has been infested with corrupt elements.

CJN: Supreme court justices are fallible

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, has said that the justices of the Supreme Court are not repository of knowledge, hence are fallible and always amenable to correction.
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EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
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Kogi impeachment: CDNDC urges NASS, CJN to act fast, intervene

After 24 hours of impeachment of Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, by the Kogi State House of Assembly, the Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, CDNDC, Sunday, urged the National Assembly and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, to act fast and intervene.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku group frowns at delay in presidential elections appeal panel composition

Democracy Vanguard of Nigeria in Diaspora (DVND), an ally to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed concerns over the delay in constituting the seven-man Presidential Elections Appeal Panel.
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Supreme Court: Panel on Atiku Abubakar’s case not yet constituted

The Supreme Court said on Monday that it had yet to constitute the panel that would hear the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the outcome of the February 23, 2019, presidential poll.
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has explained that Nigeria’s Judicial arm of government headed by him has been infested with corrupt elements.

CJN: Falsehood peddlers, rumour mongers will be punished

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Monday, warned that falsehood peddlers and rumour mongers would be made to face the wrath of the law.
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has explained that Nigeria’s Judicial arm of government headed by him has been infested with corrupt elements.

Justice Tanko urges Senate to amend law on Supreme Court jurisdiction

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has asked the Senate to amend the relevant sections of the constitution to reduce the workload of the apex court justices.
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has explained that Nigeria’s Judicial arm of government headed by him has been infested with corrupt elements.

Justice Tanko: We will ensure unity through effective, efficient justice delivery

The Supreme Court of Nigeria is ever ready for any eventuality and well prepared to keep the country together as one indivisible entity through effective and efficient justice delivery, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has said.

Parties reject tribunal rulings on Sokoto governorship election

Not less than thirty political parties in Sokoto have rejected the recent tribunal judgement of Sokoto governorship election affirming the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), candidate, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as the duly elected candidate.
“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

SERAP writes NJC, seeks directives on citizens’ rights

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council (NJC), urging him to use his offices and leadership of the NJC to “urgently develop measures and issue directives to all courts to respond to the disturbing trends by state governments and federal government to use the court as a tool to suppress citizens’ human rights.”
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has explained that Nigeria’s Judicial arm of government headed by him has been infested with corrupt elements.

Justice Tanko swears in Justice Kanyip as acting NICN president

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Wednesday, swore in Justice Benedict Kanyip, as the acting president of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN).

New presidential guards brigade assumes duty

The nation’s 59th Independence anniversary on Tuesday was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, amidst tight security.
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CJN: Supreme Court justices overworked, underpaid

Justices of the Supreme Court are overloaded with work but poorly remunerated, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad said.
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has explained that Nigeria’s Judicial arm of government headed by him has been infested with corrupt elements.

CJN skirts around Justice Onnoghen crisis in new legal year speech

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Monday, made only a veiled reference to his predecessor, Justice Walter Onnoghen, whose career, came to an abrupt end under controversial circumstances earlier this year.
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Atiku Abubakar’s appeal: CUPP alleges manipulation in Supreme Court panel composition

The Coalition of United Political Parties has raised the alarm over alleged manipulation in the composition of the seven-man Supreme Court panel that will hear the appeal of the presidential candidate on the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in respect of the 2019 election.

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