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President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Ibrahim Muhammad have been dragged before the Federal High Court in Abuja over the nomination of four justices for elevation to the Supreme Court.
Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the March 9, 2019 House of Assembly elections for Uruefong\Oruko state constituency, Akwa Ibom state, Mr Aniefiok Omen Bassey, has petitioned the National Judicial Commission (NJC) and President of the Appeal Court, alleging that election petition tribunal erred in delivering the ruling in favour of his opponent, Asuquo Archibong, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The Calabar zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) of imposing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) on universities in the country.
The National Working Committee, NWC, of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has reported the Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar to the National Judicial Council, NJC, over what the party said was a “strange judgment” delivered on October 18 in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
An advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has urged the National Judicial Council to address the new trend whereby courts are being used by the state and federal governments to suppress the fundamental rights of citizens.
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 Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has said failure to publish and fully implement the recommendations of the report on financial autonomy of state legislature and judiciary, was the reason the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to disregard the judiciary.
The Federal Government will, on Monday, arraign Sahara Reporters publisher and convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently publish and fully implement the recommendations of the report on financial autonomy of state legislature and judiciary submitted to you in June 2019.”
In what seems a precursor to his eventual resumption of judicial functions, suspended Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court, is currently participating in activities marking the commencement of the court’s new legal year.
Recalcitrant tax defaulters, high-end politicians, top civil servants, businessmen and other wealthy Nigerians with questionable sources of income are now in panic mode as the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and other anti-graft agencies began beaming their searchlight on them in line with the Federal Government’s effort to retrieve state funds tallegedly siphoned in shady transactions.
Frank also called on the international community to place visa restrictions on the five justices of the Appeal Court that presided over the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) over gross miscarriage of justice and flagrant breach of the Constitution.
Malami told journalists in Abuja that although security agencies had interrogated many prominent personalities in connection with the $9.6 billion awarded against Nigeria by a United Kingdom court, many more would soon be invited for questioning in order to get to the root of the matter.
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has stated that it did not write to banks demanding the bank accounts of leaders of the National Assembly and the Judiciary.
Former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has said ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was not directly involved in the removal of Ayo Salami, an ex-president of the Court of Appeal.
Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, yesterday, confirmed the appointment of Justice Kazeem Olarewaju Alogba as substantive Chief Judge of the state.
Wife of Nigeria Vice president Dolapo Osibanjo has said that abuse against women in any form is wrong and offensive against collective humanity.
Manchester United face mounting competition to secure the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, as Chelsea have now joined the fray.
South Africans are struggling to understanding the extent of a radical religious terror group which had allegedly planned to unleash race-based mayhem on ‘Black Friday’ last week.
The US State Department on Tuesday urged travellers to Tanzania to “exercise increased caution” due in part to threats that gay people may experience there.
Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, over N7.65billion fraud, by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, while being led out of the court by the Correctional Service officers on Thursday said ‘2023, here we come’.
As the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) begins in Madrid the Spanish capital, civil society and grassroots groups have challenged Parties negotiating at the 11-day conference to heed the demands of climate-impacted people around the world to advance real and just solutions to address the climate crisis.
The Nsugbe community in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State has alleged that the Special Assistant to the Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Osita Nwoye, was threatening to visit mayhem on them.
The Lagos State Government, through the State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences Unit, is set to auction 108 vehicles impounded over various traffic offences to interested members of the public on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3rd and 4th respectively.
Javier Tebas has announced that he will stand down as head of the Spanish football league in a bid to win a third term as president in new elections.
Two victims of a knife attack at London Bridge have died, police have confirmed.