Supreme Court nullifies Orji Uzor Kalu’s conviction

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Friday nullified the conviction of former Abia State governor Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu was convicted of N7.65billion fraud perpetuated when he was Abia State governor between 1999 and 2007. He was convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and his former Abia State director of finance, Ude Udeogu. Continue reading “Supreme Court nullifies Orji Uzor Kalu’s conviction”

Opinion: Time to shake up the supreme court of Nigeria

It is time to shake up the Supreme Court of Nigeria (and indeed the entire judiciary). That Court should be choked with analytical minds. This tradition of just moving people up the ladder as is the case in the civil service must be brought to an end. The highest court in Nigeria should be occupied by the sharpest legal minds, by highly intellectual Jurists. It has been done before. It can be done, and the Constitution allows it. At the moment, there are few analytical minds on the bench in the various courts of record in Nigeria. What is required is a major shake up, otherwise we should be prepared to continue on this down-hill journey. Continue reading “Opinion: Time to shake up the supreme court of Nigeria”

Bayelsa: Falana Says Supreme Court Is Wrong, Lacks Jurisdiction

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has reacted to the judgment of the Supreme Court on the governorship election in Bayelsa State.

In an exclusive with Channels Television, he said the apex court made a mistake when it treated a pre-election matter as a post-election case. Continue reading “Bayelsa: Falana Says Supreme Court Is Wrong, Lacks Jurisdiction”

Bayelsa: INEC declares PDP candidate winner

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Senator Duoye Diri as Governor-elect of Bayelsa state.

This was the outcome of a closed-door meeting by INEC top executives.The Supreme Court sacked Chief David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress(APC) Continue reading “Bayelsa: INEC declares PDP candidate winner”

Supreme Court nullifies Bayelsa governor-elect’s election, declares PDP winner

By Ade Adesomoju, Abuja

The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated into office.

A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidates as the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state. Continue reading “Supreme Court nullifies Bayelsa governor-elect’s election, declares PDP winner”

Imo: Ihedioha asks supreme court to review judgement

PDP candidate and former Gov. Emeka Ihedioha has gone back to the supreme court seeking to be returned as the duly elected Governor of Imo State, he approached the Apex Court on Thursday based on the following reasons: Continue reading “Imo: Ihedioha asks supreme court to review judgement”

Opinion: Ihedioha can still be governor

By Tonnie Iredia

It is no longer news that in line with last week’s decision of the Supreme Court, Senator Hope Uzodinma is now the Imo State governor.

Having decided that the exclusion of certain votes in his favour during the collation of votes at the last governorship election in the state was illegal, the Apex Court went ahead to add the said votes which saw to the victory of the new governor. Continue reading “Opinion: Ihedioha can still be governor”