Fayose, Fayemi renew battle to control Ekiti

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has renewed his battle with his immediate predecessor and current Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi accusing him of making efforts to truncate the will of the people. According to Fayose, Fayemi is plotting a return as the State Governor through the back-door by arm-twisting the Supreme Court to……

Some Supreme Court Judges are armed robbers – Chief Otomevwo

Former Attorney General of Delta State has stated that some Supreme Court Judges are armed robbers. Chief Otomevwo made the assertion during a party organized by the Nigeria Police Force in honour of the outgoing and incoming Divisional Police Officers, ACP Chris Sorgbara and CSP Ahmed Ibn Umar, respectively, of Ekpan Police Station in Uvwie…

PDP Gives Aregbesola 21 Day Ultimatum

The Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has issued a 21- day ultimatum to the state Governor Mr. Rauf Aregbesola to initiate actions towards holding local government elections in accordance with recent judgement of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The Party also hailed the decision of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on the…

Onnoghen Sworn In As Chief Justice Of Nigeria

Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen has been sworn in as the 15th indigenous Chief Justice of Nigeria. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo who performed the ceremony challenged the appointee as head of the Nation’s Judiciary to live up to the expectations of the high office by upholding higher moral and ethical standards at all times. He said…

APDP: We won’t abandon PDP for Sheriff –Makarfi

The Sen Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the crisis-ridden Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dissociated itself from any plans to float another political party as an alternative. The National Caretaker Committee of the party led by Makarfi noted in a statement on Sunday, that it has “no hands in the purported planned registration of Advanced Peoples…

Supreme Court Settles Niger State Governorship Tussle

The Supreme Court has upheld the nomination of Governor Abubakar Bello Sani as the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the 2015 governorship election in Niger. Mr Mustapha Babangida, an APC governorship aspirant, had approached the Niger State High Court to challenge the outcome of the primary which Sani emerged as the governorship candidate….

Trump Revokes Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Rights

President Donald Trump has revoked the rights given to transgender students in public schools to use any bathroom of their choice. With this move, Trump reversed a landmark decision of former President Barack Obama. Obama had instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity, threatening to withhold…

PDP: Ahmed Makarfi, not Ali Modu Sheriff is my chairman – Fayose

The Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose has said that sacked Ahmed Makarfi remains the recognized Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party until the Supreme Court decides otherwise. Fayose who gave the statement in Ado-Ekiti, said the Makarfi-led faction of the party has already appealed the Appeal Court’s ruling, adding that “when we got the judgement……

NBA Shortlists Agbakoba, Eight Others As Supreme Court Justices

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has forwarded the names of nine eligible applicants to the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, Judicial Service Commission, Walter Samuel Onnoghen, for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. This followed a rigorous process of shortlisting done by a select committee chaired by the President of……

Supreme Court grants appellants prayers in Ekiti Obaship tussle

Supreme Court panel presided over by Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has granted the prayers of a contender to the stool of the Alara of Aramoko Ekiti, Prince Olusegun Aderemi, in a matter before it. Prince Aderemi has in a motion prayed the Apex Court to raise additional grounds of appeal and…

Appeal Court directs Lagos state Hijab appeal to Supreme court

The Court of Appeal Lagos Division yesterday dismissed an application filed by the Lagos State Government seeking an injunction to suspend Hijab use by Muslim female pupils in public schools in the state. A three-man panel; Justices M. L. Garba, presiding, J. S. Ikyegh and U. Ogakwu, ruled that the proper place for government’s application……