Breaking News: High Court orders immediate release of CBN Gov., Emefiele

Aminu Imam The High Court of Justice in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has issued a landmark court order that directs the immediate and unconditional release of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. The order came after Emefiele filed a Motion ex-parte, seeking his release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) pending the hearing and determination of the Originating Motion. The court order was issued by His Lordship, Hon. Justice O.A. Adeniyi, at Court 8 in Maitama, Abuja, on the…

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Just In! 2023: Court clears Jonathan to contest presidency

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has been cleared to contest in the 2023 presidential election by a Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. Justice Isa Hamma Dashen gave the judgement on Friday. The High Court also ruled that the former President’s right to vie for the office of president again cannot be stopped by any retroactive law. Details to follow…

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Appointment of judges: Court rules against Buhari

A Federal High Court in Abuja has faulted the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to forward the names of 11 lawyers nominated for appointment as judges of the High Court of The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to the Senate for screening and confirmation. In a judgment on Wednesday, Justice Inyang Ekwo held that President Buhari acted in contravention of the provision of Section 256(2) of the Constitution when he forwarded the recommended names, sent to him by the National Judicial Council (NJC), to the Senate. Buhari had, on July 7,…

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