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Supreme Court Dismisses PDP’s Suit, Upholds Bola Tinubu’s Presidential Eligibility

The Supreme Court affirms President-elect Bola Tinubu’s eligibility to contest the presidential election. A unanimous decision by a five-member panel dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) appeal, citing a lack of merit. PDP had sought to disqualify Tinubu, arguing that Vice President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima, had been nominated for two constituencies. The court ruled that …

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Chief Justice of Nigeria Inducts 39 More Judges for 2023 Election Petitions

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, administers the oath to 39 new judges responsible for national election petition tribunals. The judges were sworn in at a ceremony held at the Supreme Court in response to a surge in petitions following the 2023 general election. The CJN emphasized the importance of adhering to the rule …

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PDP Demands Transparency from FG Over Alleged Plot to Disrupt Supreme Court Ruling

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Federal Government and President Muhammadu Buhari to clarify allegations of a plot to disrupt a Supreme Court ruling. The plot allegedly declares a public holiday on the day the Supreme Court is due to rule on a disqualification case against Vice President-Elect Kashim Shettima. The PDP has …

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Federal Court Reschedules Nnamdi Kanu’s Case Against DSS

Article Summary The Federal High Court, Abuja, has rescheduled a lawsuit filed by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), against the Department of State Services (DSS) for June 20. The suit was postponed due to the absence of Justice Binta Nyako, who had an official assignment. Justice Nyako had warned …

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Cardinal Onaiyekan Advocates for Transparency with Live Broadcast of Election Tribunal Proceedings

Article Summary Catholic Bishop Emeritus of Abuja Archdiocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, endorses the live broadcast of Presidential Election Petition Tribunal proceedings. He believes the tribunal should not be a secret meeting and that voters need to track the defence of their votes. After a mass ceremony, Onaiyekan communicated these views at the end of the …

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Court to Combine Multiple Petitions Contesting Tinubu’s Election Victory

Article Summary The Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja plans to consolidate three separate petitions seeking to annul the result of the 2023 presidential election. The court has declared that it is authorized by Paragraph 50 of the First Schedule to the Electoral Act to merge the petitions and address them collectively. Chief Chris Uche, …

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Legal Confusion Arises as Court Denies Lawyer from Apapa-Led Faction

Article Summary In an unusual turn of events, a Nigerian court rejected the representation of a senior lawyer announced by the Lamidi Apapa-led faction of the Labour Party. The lawyer, Chief Oba Maduabuchi, SAN, was asked to leave after the court insisted he did not file the petition under scrutiny. Both factional chairmen of the …

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President Buhari Names Paul Ogbole to Council for Legal Education

Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd), Nigeria’s President, has confirmed Paul Ogbole, SAN, as a new member of the Council for Legal Education (Nigeria Law School). The announcement was made in a letter from the Solicitor General of the Federation, Mrs Jedy Agba, in Abuja. According to Agba, Ogbole, who previously served on the Economic and …

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Federal Government Achieves Notable Progress in Justice Reforms, Says Malami

Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has declared that the Federal Government has made significant strides in justice reforms through legislative actions and judicial rulings. He made this known at Abuja’s two-day Body of Attorneys General conference. Malami pointed out that the reforms in the justice sector have expanded …

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Controversial Order Restricts Journalists, Lawyers from Kyari’s High-Profile Trial

A controversial directive restricting journalists and lawyers from the ongoing trial of suspended DCP Abba Kyari at the Federal High Court, Abuja, has stirred a wave of reactions. The directive was implemented following an application by Mr Sunday Joseph, legal counsel for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Joseph, who also heads the Legal …

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