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NJC releases list of nominees for Supreme Court appointments

The members of the last year’s presidential election petition court have been recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

N7.65 billion fraud: Supreme Court orders fresh trial of Orji Kalu, others

The Supreme Court has set aside the December 5, 2019 judgement of the Federal High Court, Lagos, in which former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, convicted and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment over N7.2billion fraud.
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

Justice Dogbam-Mesem sworn in as new appeal court president

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Friday, swore in Justice Monica Dogban-Mesem, as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal.
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Why Supreme Court declined to set-aside Imo judgement

The apex court, in a decision by a seven-man panel of Justices led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, reinstated the judgement it gave on January 14, which declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the validly elected governor of Imo state.
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Supreme Court dismisses Emeka Ihedioha’s application

The Supreme Court has dismissed the suit filed by Emeka Ihedioha, requesting it to set aside its ruling that nullified his election as the Governor of Imo state.
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Imo guber: Emeka Ihedioha loses again at Supreme Court

The apex court, in a decision by a seven-man panel of Justices led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, reinstated the judgement it gave on January 14, which declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the validly elected governor of Imo state.
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Zamfara elections: Supreme Court adjourns APC’s judgment review application till March 2

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned till March 2 the hearing of the All Progressives Congress’ application seeking the review of the May 24, 2019 judgment which nullified the victory of all the party’s candidates at the 2019 general elections held in Zamfara State.
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Imo, Bayelsa on tenterhooks as Supreme Court reviews judgments

The Nigerian states of Imo and Bayelsa are on tenterhooks as seven justices of the Supreme Court sit today to review their verdicts on the governorship elections in the two states.

Justice Tanko heads seven-man panel of justices to review Bayelsa, Imo verdicts

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad will chair the seven-member panel of justices to review Bayelsa and Imo governorship election verdicts, that have triggered huge controversies and misgivings about the inconsistency of the apex court.

Supreme Court dismisses appeal to unfreeze General Abacha’s foreign accounts

The Supreme Court on Friday struck out an appeal filed by the family of the late Head of State, Sani Abacha, who had prayed for an order unfreezing some bank accounts of the late dictator and other members of the family held in the UK, Switzerland, Jersey, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg.
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Imo guber: Full text of Supreme Court’s judgement

The 1st appellant and the 1st respondent were candidates of the 2nd Appellant (APC) and the 2nd respondent (PDP) respectively in the Governorship Election conducted in Imo State on 8th March, 2019 along with 68 other candidates. The 1st respondent was returned as the winner of the election.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Friday, charged the newly inaugurated Chief Judges of the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court to help themselves first for God to help them to justify their oath of office.

Imo guber: CSO storms US embassy, seeks extension of visa ban to Justice Tanko

Members of a civil society group, Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, have stormed the embassy of the United States of America in Abuja; seeking extension of visa ban to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, and six other Justices of the Supreme Court.
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Supreme Court fixes date for judgment in Kano governorship dispute‎

The Supreme Court has scheduled judgment for January 20 (Monday) in the appeal challenging the last governorship election in Kano State.

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.

PDP: Mary Peter Odili, Slyvester Ngwuta, Bode Rhodes-Vivour must be appointed to hear Atiku...

A caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the house of representatives says Mary Odili, Slyvester Ngwuta, Bode Rhodes-Vivour and three other senior justices of the supreme court must be appointed to hear the appeal of Atiku Abubakar.
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Elections: Supreme Court strikes out suit against Governor Wike’s eligibility

The Supreme Court has struck out a suit challenging the eligibility of Governor Nyesom Wike for the last governorship election in Rivers State.
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Supreme Court decides Justice Onnoghen’s fate May 17

The Supreme Court has fixed May 17 to deliver judgment on the suit filed by the government of Cross River State seeking to set aside the six-count charge of non declaration of assets against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Supreme Court frees man convicted of murder at 12

The Supreme Court on Friday discharged and acquitted Yusuf Musa who was convicted of murder at the age of 12.

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