Monday, February 6, 2023

Court

Contempt: IGP files motion to stop committal order

The order followed a suit filed by a former police officer, Patrick Okoli, who claimed he was unjustly and unlawfully retired from the Nigeria Police Force.

Court jails Akwa Ibom YPP guber candidate 42 years for corruption

Mr Albert, a serving senator representing Akwa Ibom North East District, was accused of receiving bribes of 12 cars worth N254 million from an oil marketer, Olajidee Omokore, during his (Albert’s) tenure (2010 – 2014) as commissioner for finance in Akwa Ibom State.

Contempt: Court orders arrest, detention of Chief of Army Staff, Major General

The order was sequel to a motion on notice brought under Order 42, Rule 10 of the Niger State High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2018, moved by counsel to the plaintiffs Mohammed Liman.

Contempt: Court sentences Police IG to 3 months in prison

Justice Olajuwon noted that though the Police Service Commission, PSC, recommended Okoli’s reinstatement into the Police, a decision that was affirmed by the court, the IGP, refused to comply with the order.

Appeal Court affirms Machina APC Yobe North candidate

The APC made a case at the appellant court for itself and it preferred candidate Ahmed Lawan but failed to make him a co-appellant.

Court declares Osun local govt election null and void

The court also ordered the local government chairmen and councillors who were sworn in to vacate office.

2023: Rivers APC guber candidate disqualified over dual citizenship

Mr Cole was largely disqualified over his dual citizenship of voluntarily being a United Kingdom citizen and declaration of allegiance to the same country.

Resume voters registration, Court orders INEC

Justice Ekwo held that it was the constitutional responsibility of the electoral umpire to make adequate provision for the exercise in accordance with Nigerian laws.

Court acquits Babachir Lawal of N544m ‘grass cutting’ fraud

In a judgment delivered on Friday, the court held that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) failed woefully to establish prima facie case against the defendants.
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