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Nigeria: Atiku, PDP Election Petition Includes Buhari's Certificate Issue
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Nigeria: Atiku, PDP Election Petition Includes Buhari’s Certificate I...

Some details of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress, emerged on Tuesday. The 141-page petition... read more »

Nigeria: Okorie Drags Zenith Bank to CBN Over ‘Disappearance’ of $64.1 Million
Nigeria: Okorie Drags Zenith Bank to CBN...

Nigeria: Okorie Drags Zenith Bank to CBN Over ‘Disappearance’ of $64.1 Mill...

An alleged disappearance of over $64 million from the vaults of the Zenith Bank has landed the multinational financial services provider in trouble. Zenith bank is rated as a large financial service provider in Nigeria and Anglophone West Africa. As at the ending of 2016, her total assets was N4.7... read more »

Nigeria: Supreme Court Declares Rivers State APC's Primaries Illegal
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Nigeria: Supreme Court Declares Rivers State APC’s Primaries Illegal

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the order of a Federal High Court in Port-Harcourt, which last year barred the All Progressive Congress (APC) from conducting any primary election pending the determination of a suit brought before it by a team of 22 aggrieved members of the party. In a swift... read more »

Opinion: Why the Code of Conduct Tribunal Lacks Jurisdiction to Try the CJN
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Opinion: Why the Code of Conduct Tribunal Lacks Jurisdiction to Try the CJN...

Word on the street is that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Walter Onnoghen admitted guilt to the Code of Conduct investigators and tried to excuse it by pleading mistake. The next line of argument is that ignorance of the law is not an excuse. I heard it from a layman like Fisayo... read more »

Nigeria: Stop Harrassing the CJN or We Will Mobilize and Shake the Country - Niger Delta Agitators
Nigeria: Stop Harrassing the CJN or We W...

Nigeria: Stop Harrassing the CJN or We Will Mobilize and Shake the Country ...

A coalition known as the Niger Delta Agitators has issued a warning to the Federal Government regarding what they term the harassment of the Chief Justice of the federation. According to the group, this harassment was simply based on the fact that the CJN was from the South-south and not from the... read more »

Nigeria: Code of Conduct Tribunal Cannot Try Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen

Nigeria: Code of Conduct Tribunal Cannot Try Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen

In a reaction from legal practitioners, it is becoming clear that the Code of Conduct Tribunal has no jurisdiction to try the Chief Justice of the Federation. In a post published by a... read more »

Opinion: Justice Onnoghen and The Rising Fascism in Nigeria by Achike Chude

Opinion: Justice Onnoghen and The Rising Fascism in Nigeria by Achike Chude

In any society that predominantly seeks excellence, it should be standard practice that every infraction, especially those by public officials is investigated. It is therefore expected that... read more »

Nigeria: The Charge and Planned Arraignment of the Hon. Chief Justice Onoghen

Nigeria: The Charge and Planned Arraignment of the Hon. Chief Justice Onoghen

Our attention has been drawn to the trending news that the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onoghen has been charged before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, based on a petition submitted... read more »

Nigeria: Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Onnoghen, to be Arraigned at CCT Monday

Nigeria: Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Onnoghen, to be Arraigned at CCT Monday

The Federal Government has asked the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen, to immediately vacate his exalted office as head of the nation’s judiciary over alleged sundry asset... read more »

Nigeria: Court Rules that FRSC Can No Longer Fine Motorists

Nigeria: Court Rules that FRSC Can No Longer Fine Motorists

In case you missed this: FRSC ‘can no longer’ fine motorists, court rules. A federal high court in Lagos has declared void powers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to impose fines on... read more »