A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept and publish the name of Godswill Akpabio as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Akwa Ibom North/West senatorial district in 2023. Justice Emeka Nwite, in a judgment on Thursday, held that...
President of the Court of Appeal, PCA, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, on Monday, bewailed the unavailability of funds to prosecute the 2023 General Election Petition Tribunals. Justice Dongban-Mensem, who spoke at the 2022/2023 legal year of the appellate court, warned that failure to release the funds on time could hamper the...
  The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, says the improvement of the remuneration and conditions of service of judicial officers remains uppermost on the agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari. “I wish to recall that one of the cardinal issues raised by the President of the Court...
  The number of justices of the supreme court has further depleted following the retirement of Abdu Aboki. Aboki clocked 70 years on August 5, 2022, being the statutory retirement age for justices of the supreme court. However, the valedictory court session could not hold due to the annual vacation of the...
  A Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja on Monday dissolved a two-year-old marriage between a civil servant, Aisha Ari and her estranged husband, Ibrahim Hassan, for lack of love. The Judge, Malam Muhammad Adamu, dissolved the marriage according to Islamic Law, following Ari’s prayer to the court for a...
  Newly inaugurated President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Yakubu Maikyau, SAN, has said Nigerians have been terrorised, traumaties and their psyche pauperised. Speaking during his inaugural address as President of the NBA, Maikyau said legal professionals must speak against terror and hardship in the land. “Let me emphasise this point in...
  Human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, has challenged the Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State, Ekaette Obot, to release CCTV footage of what transpired in court on the day he was sentenced to prison for alleged contempt of court. The judge, Mrs Obot, committed Mr Effiong to one-month imprisonment on 27...
  Andy Uba’s vehicles have been sized by officials of the Execution Unit of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja, working with officers of the Nigeria Police Force, in his Abuja residence over a N50 million debt resulting from a loan he took from Oranto Petroleum Limited on...
  The National Executive Council of the Nigerian Bar Association has resolved to drag the Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State, Justice Ekaette Fabian Obot before the National Judicial Council for wrongly convicting and committing human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong for contempt.   According to a source at the meeting, the NEC...
  Incarcerated lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, on Friday filed a suit at the Court of Appeal in Calabar, Cross River State, urging the appellate court to set aside his conviction for contempt by a State High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Mr Effiong was on 27 July sentenced to 30 days...