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Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Why Supreme Court nullified Senator Kalu’s conviction

The Supreme Court in Abuja on Friday nullified the conviction and sentencing of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, for corruption because the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Liman, lacked the powers to deliver judgment in Kalu’s trial as at the time he did.
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.
ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to clear the air on allegations of corruption against Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, President of the Court of Appeal.

Nigeria urged to appoint more appeal court justices

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, yesterday, called for the immediate appointment of more Justices for the Court of Appeal, noting that some Divisions of the Court do not have the quorum of five Justices for the constitution of a full panel.
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.

President Buhari approves appointment of Justice Monica Mensem as acting Court of Appeal president

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Hon. Justice Monica B. Dongban Mensem as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal for an initial period of three (3) months.
The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday commissioned a multibillion dollars investment project in Alaro City, Lekki Free Trade Zone.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Sanctity of judiciary key to justice delivery in Nigeria

Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has affirmed the commitment of his administration to upholding the sanctity and independence of the judiciary, saying it is the key to justice delivery in Nigeria.

Edwin Clark cautions President Buhari over appointment of Justice Bulkachuwa’s successor

Ijaw National leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to correct some of his lapses through appointment of successor of the outgoing President of Court of Appeal.

Appeal Court President Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa to retire March 6

The President of Court of Appeal, Honourable Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, OFR, CFR, will on March 6, 2020 bow out of the Bench as she clocks the statutory mandatory retirement

Justice Bulkachuwa: Why we are building more Appeal Courts

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab A. Bulkachuwa, has said that in order to ensure quick dispensations of justice, the idea for the creation of more Court of Appeal was adopted.
Rivers State Government has denied social media news claiming that Governor Nyesom Wike insulted the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for protesting against the Supreme Court verdict on Ihedioha Vs Governor Uzodinma of Imo State.

Governor Wike: Nigeria would make tremendous progress if executive, legislative arms do their jobs

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that if the Executive and Legislative Arms of Government carry out their official responsibilities in line with the constitution, Nigeria would make tremendous progress.
The President of the Appeal Court, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Monday, inaugurated the 17th Division of the Court in Asaba.

Nigeria’s 17th Court Of Appeal inaugurated in Delta

Bukalchuwa, at the ceremony, said the branch would help address the existing ”traffic and congestion” in the court as well as reduce the attending costs of accessing justice by litigants across the country.

N7.6 billion fraud: Senator Kalu knows fate December 5

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court will on December 5 deliver judgement in a N7.6 billion money-laundering suit involving Orji Kalu, the senator representing Abia North in the National Assembly.

Kogi polls: Legal battles set to commence at tribunal

Legal battles over the outcome of the November 16 polls in Kogi is set to begin in the next few days with the constitution of the governorship and National Assembly election petition tribunal to handle petitions arising from the election.
Zainab Bulkachuwa

Appeal Court president constitutes Kogi governorship election panel

President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has constituted the governorship and House of Assembly election petition tribunal to handle petitions arising from the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.

Kano guber: PDP alleges moves to change appeal court judges

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday alerted of moves by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and agents of the Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, to influence a change in the already listed judges of the Kano State Governorship Election Appeal Panel.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

BMO unveils Atiku Abubakar as ‘fake democrat’

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is a fake democrat, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) said today, cataloguing the series of actions that portrayed him as such.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

Akwa Ibom: APC drags appeal panel to NJC over ‘strange judgment’

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.
AMCON chief Ahmed Kuru

AMCON seeks judiciary’s support on debtors’ BVN

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has approached the judicial arm of the country to enable it to access bank details of its debtors, after been given the power to do so under the AMCON (Amendment) Act 2019, which was signed into law by 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.

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.

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

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Senator Ajimobi’s ex-aide defects to PDP

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