Human rights lawyer and former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Chidi Odinkalu , has revealed that after four weeks of delivering its judgment on the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s election appeal, the Supreme Court has not yet released the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the judgment since October 26.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, will on November 27, swear in 58 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs. The Supreme Court made the disclosure in a statement that was signed and made available to newsmen on Sunday by its Director, Press & Information, Dr. Akande Festus. According to the statement, the
The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has berated the recent Supreme Court Judgement which upheld Bola Tinubu’s election victory, bringing to an end a legal challenge brought by his two main rivals, who argued that his victory was marred by irregularities. This trails the group’s recent assertion that the federal government must restructure the country and enthrone
The retiring justice also said the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, had enormous powers and such powers must be reduced to prevent abuse of office. A retiring justice of the Supreme Court, Musa Dattijo Muhammad, has said that the seven-man panel that dismissed all the appeals that sought to
The Labour Party has issued an official report by the National chairman of the party, Julius Abure after the judgement by the Supreme Court earlier today. According to the Labour Party, Nigeria is nosediving towards dictatorship as the Judiciary has been captured. See statements below : Labour Party watched as the scared fabric of justice and
Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has described the dismissal of the petitions filed by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and Labour Party’s Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as a mockery of the justice system of Nigeria. HURIWA in a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade
The Supreme Court has upheld the ruling by the Appeal Court that a candidate does not need to get at least 25% FCT (Federal Capital Territory) votes to be declared as the country’s president. While Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP)’s Peter Obi had wanted Tinubu’s win in
The Supreme Court has agreed with the Court of Appeal that the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, is like other states. The presiding justice of the panel, John Okoro, asked, “Are you saying if someone scores 25% votes in 30 states but not in Abuja, he should not be president? Is that how you interpret the
ABUJA– In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court, on Thursday, gave permission for its judgement in the legal dispute trailing the presidential election that was held in the country on February 25, to be televised. The apex court gave clearance for live coverage of the proceeding, barely 15 minutes before the time (9 a.m.)
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi are absent from the supreme court in Abuja. The court is expected to deliver judgment today (Thursday) on their appeals against the tribunal’s judgment affirming President Bola Tinubu’s victory at the February 25, 2023, presidential election.