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Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah

Anambra South: Senator Ifeanyi Ubah faults FCT high court judgement

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah and candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP) has filed an appeal against Friday’s judgement by the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Bwari removing him as member of the Senate.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana writes AGF Malami over the detention of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and wife

Senior lawyer Femi Falana has written an open letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, over the detention of Shiites leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife.
Abubakar Malami

AGF: We had right to hold Omoyele Sowore, Sambo Dasuki despite court orders

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, says the federal government had the right to continually detain Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore; and a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), despite court orders.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

The Sun begs AGF stop EFCC from sealing newspaper

The management of the Sun Publishing Limited on Saturday appealed to the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from sealing the company’s corporate headquarters.

Femi Falana asks federal government to obey Nigerian courts like its obeys British courts

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has accused the federal government of disobeying valid court orders in Nigeria while it complies with orders from the United Kingdom.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Bayelsa guber: APC rejects court ruling on candidate

The All Progressives Congress has rejected the judgment of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa which ruled that the party has no candidate in the Bayelsa State governorship election on Saturday.

P&ID scandal: Court didn’t consider Nigeria’s fraud allegations – UK judge

Indications have emerged that Nigeria’s plans to have the $9.6bn awarded in favour of Process and Industrial Developments nullified on the grounds of the allegation of fraud regarding the Gas Supply Processing Agreement may fail.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.

P&ID scandal: Federal government to appeal $200 million conditional award for stay of execution

The Federal Government will appeal the order of a UK commercial court awarding $200 million conditional payment for granting stay of execution in a judgment debt against Nigeria over a botched gas contract.

P&ID gives Nigeria condition to negotiate $9.6 billion award

Following the ruling of the UK court on Thursday, Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) on Sunday gave Nigeria condition for negotiating the $9.6 billion awarded in its favour.
Abubakar Malami

P&ID scandal: Federal government pleased with UK court stay of execution order

The Federal Government has expressed pleasure with the UK Court Stay of Execution Order of the $9.6bn judgment it delivered in favour of Process and Industrial Developments in August.

UK Judge: Nigeria must pay $200 million to stay execution of $9.6 billion judgment...

Reprieve came the way of Nigeria on Thursday as a UK Commercial Court granted a stay of execution of the $9.6 billion judgment debt made against the country over a botched gas contract.

PDP hails ruling on Oyo local council dissolution

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Oyo State Chapter has hailed the ruling of an Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, which granted a stay of execution of a judgment which prevented the state government from removing local government Chairmen and Councillors.
Mahmood Yakubu INEC

Certificates of Return: INEC meets over various court orders

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will meet on Tuesday, regarding judgments and orders issued or served on it from various Courts of Law on issuance of Certificates of Return.

Malabu scandal: Court strikes out application to stay arrest of by ex-ministers Adoke, Etete,...

An FCT High Court, Jabi on Monday struck out an application seeking to stay an order, granting the EFCC leave to arrest two ex-ministers, seven others for their alleged involved in the Malabu oil deal.
John Owan-Enoh

Cross River election: Senator Owan-Enoh remains APC candidate – court

The three-man panel of Appeal Court Judges in Calabar, presiding over cases N0: CA/C/62/2019 and CA/C/70/2019 involving Etim John and others versus John Ochalla and others including Senator John Owan-Enoh representing other APC candidates in the 2019 elections, yielded to a petition before them and disqualified themselves from continuing in the case.
Dumo Lulu-Briggs

Dumo Lulu-Briggs: I’ll not succumb to diversionary tactics of opponents in my quest for...

The embattled governorship candidate of the Accord Party in Rivers State, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, has vowed that he would not succumb to diversionary tactics of opponents in his quest to become the governor of Rivers State.
Tonye Dele Cole

Tonye Cole: We stopped Nyesom Wike from ‘concocting’ election results in Rivers

Tonye Dele Cole, the Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, has threatened to sue the Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike and others over claim claims the he, alongside Prof Charles Dokubo-Quakers, Prince Tonye Princewill and other chieftains of the party were behind the killing of some persons in Abonnema in Akuku-Toru local government area of the state during the last National Assembly and presidential elections.

Appeal Court order upholds Senator Owan-Enoh, others as Cross River APC candidates

The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar on Wednesday granted a Stay of Execution Order which reaffirmed Senator John Owan-Enoh, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba and others published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State.

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