Tag archive for ‘Supreme Court’
By Bar and Bench On Friday, October 6th, 2017

The thin line between electoral credibility and political stability in Kenya, by CNBC Africa

After a Supreme Court ruling that invalidated Kenya’s August 8 presidential election, the country now finds itself in a moral predicament between political stability and electoral credibility. On one hand, the More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, September 16th, 2017

S’Court drops Ajoke Bashorun from the list of SANs awaiting conferment

The Supreme Court, on Friday, said it had dropped the name of one Oluwatoyin Ajoke Bashorun from the list of successful senior lawyers awaiting decoration with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Kudirat’s Murder: Why S’Court can’t hear Lagos appeal challenging Al-Mustapha’s acquittal

Indications emerged on Monday that six months after Lagos State Government has entered an appeal to set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal which acquitted Maj. Hamza al-Mustapha (retd.)and Lateef Shofolahan More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Magu: Presidency’s purported plan to seek S’Court interpretation on appointment, budget is a ruse – Senate

The Senate has described as mere kite-flying the Presidency’s proclamation of its intention to approach the Supreme Court to seek legal interpretation of certain sections of the constitution bordering on power More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Edo Guber: S’Court okays Gov Obaseki’s election

As Ize-Iyamu accepts verdict, congratulates leader A full panel of the Supreme Court on Monday gave its legal imprimatur to the election of Godwin Obaseki as the governor of Edo State. That was after the seven-member More...

By Bar and Bench Watch On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Ex-S’Court Chief Registrar, Gambo, takes over as NJC scribe

Former Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Barrister Ahmed Gambo Saleh has resumed office as the Executive Secretary of the National Judicial Council (NJC). He took over from Mr Danladi Halilu who officially More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

2017 Budget: FG plans to drag N’Assembly to S’Court

To seek judicial interpretation on extent of parliament’s power to alter Appropriation Bill Strong indications emerged at the weekend that the Federal Government may invoke the original jurisdiction of More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, June 4th, 2017

CJN Onnoghen appoints Hadizatu Mustapha new S’Court Chief Registrar

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, has approved the appointment of Mrs. Hadizatu Uwani Mustapha, as the new Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Mrs. Mustapha will assume More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

2015 Guber: Supreme Court okays Gaidam’s election as Yobe governor

By a unanimous verdict, a five-member panel of the Supreme Court on Friday gave its legal imprimatur to the electoral victory of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 gubernatorial More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

PDP Crisis: Makarfi’s appeal challenging Sheriff’s leadership competent—S’Court

The Supreme Court on Monday refused an invitation by the factional leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali-Modu Sheriff to terminate, in limine, the appeal filed by his challenger, Ahmed Makarfi to upturn More...