Tribunal

Appeal Court: Ebonyi Gov, Akpabio Elections Upheld

The Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu on Friday upheld the election of Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, even as its counterpart in Abuja also upheld the election of Godswill Akpabio as senator representing Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District. The case against Gov. Umahi was brought against his election by Labour Party gubernatorial candidate, Edward Nkwegu. In throwing out the ...

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Dino Melaye Floors Adeyemi at Appeal Court

Former Senator, Smart Adeyemi has lost his bid to unseat Senator Dino Melaye at the Court of Appeal in Abuja. Adeyemi filed a suit at the Appeal Court after the State Tribunal Elections Petition Tribunal upheld the March 28, 2015 Senatorial election in favour of Melaye. While the former Senator was the flag bearer for the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Melaye ...

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CCT Adjourns Hearing on Case Against Orubebe

The Code of Conduct Tribunal this afternoon adjourned hearing of matter against former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godsday Peter Orubebe on account of disagreement on amendment of count 2, 3 & 4, in the charge. Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal ruled that the application must come by motion to enable the Defence to have opportunity to come ...

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Senate Begins Probe of AGF’s Failure to Prosecute CCT Chairman

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has commenced investigation into circunstances surrounding the alleged failure of the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to prosecute the Chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar, on corruption allegation against him. A petition alleging corrupt practices against the CCT chairman was dated November 5. The petition ...

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Twists As Senate Begins Probe of CCT Chairman Over N10m Bribery Allegation

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Thursday directed the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate a petition filed against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Mr. Danladi Umar. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator from Ebonyi State, Obinna Ogba had submitted the petition bordering on alleged corruption and abuse of office by the ...

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Fayose Urges NJC to Probe Taraba Tribunal “Judicial Rascality”

The daring Ekiti State Governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose has demanded a probe the Taraba State Governorship Election Tribunal’s judgement, which sacked the state Governor, Darius Ishaku, describing the verdict as “judicial rascality and conspiracy” He insisted that the judgment “in Taraba State must not be allowed to go unquestioned.” According to him, from the Taraba State judgment and others involving ...

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Sacked Taraba Governor Set To Appeal Tribunal Verdict

Few hours after the ruling the the Taraba State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which removed him from office, Governor Darius Ishaku has vowed to appeal the verdict of the Elections Petitions Tribunal. The tribunal on Saturday in Abuja quashed the victory of Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and declared Senator Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ...

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Taraba Tribunal Verdict: We’ve Produced Nigeria’s First Female Governor – APC Supporters

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress in Taraba State on Saturday said the court had restored their joy and glory of producing the first democratically-elected female governor. The APC supporters told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, shortly after the judgment of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal for Taraba which declared Mrs. Aisha Alhassan of APC as governor. ...

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Why Taraba Tribunal Verdict Can’t Stand — Fayose

Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has dismissed the ruling of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which sacked the state Governor, Darius Ishaku, with a wave of hand, describing it as a ridiculous political judgement that can never stand before men of good conscience and God. Fayose, who maintained that there was a conspiracy by the All Progressives Congress (APC) ...

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Why APC’s Alhassan was Declared Taraba Governor — Tribunal

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for Taraba on Saturday nullified the election of Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku, of the Peoples Democratic Party. The Tribunal, sitting in Abuja, declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress and a Minister designate, Aisha Alhassan, as the winner of the April 11 governorship election in the state. The three-member tribunal held that Mr. Ishaku ...

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PDP Reacts To Taraba Election Tribunal Verdict

Press Statement Taraba; Conclusive Evidence Of Judicial Double Standard Against The PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Saturday’s judgment of the Taraba state gubernatorial election tribunal in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Hajia Aisha Jummai Alhassan is another evidence of executive interference in the judiciary. The party said the reason given by the tribunal for arriving ...

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