IFEANYI UBAH DULY ELECTED SENATOR SAYS APPEAL COURT

The Appeal Court in Abuja on Thursday ruled that Nigerian businessman, Ifeanyi Ubah was duly elected a senator to represent Anambra South Senatorial district. The court thus voided an earlier judgment delivered by the High Court of Abuja sacking Ubah as the senator representing Anambra South Senatorial district. Justice Stephen Adah led a three-man panel, which unanimous threw out the judgment of the High Court and retain Ubah as the duly elected senator for Anambra South Senatorial District. The court held that the judgement delivered by Justice Bello Kawu was…

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BAYELSA ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL ORDERS SUBSTITUTED SERVICE TO DIRI

The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered His Excellency, Douye Diri and his Deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, who are the 3rd and 4th Respondents respectively in the petition filed by Vijah Eldred Opuama to be served through substituted means. This followed the application made before the Tribunal through an ex-parte motion filed on the 4th day of March 2020. In the affidavit deposed to by one Judith Edith, secretary in the law firm, P. D. Pius and Associates in support of the application, the petitioner…

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AFTER SERIES OF DENIALS, IFEANYI UBAH APPEALS JUDGEMENT SACKING HIM FROM SENATE

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah Embattled Senator Ifeanyi Ubah says he has filed a suit at the Court of Appeal to challenge the judgement which removed him as the lawmaker representing Anambra South senatorial district. He disclosed this to Channels Television on Saturday a day after a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in the Bwari area of Abuja reaffirmed his sack. Ubah explained that appealing the judgement of the court was important because it lacked the jurisdiction to giving such ruling. He stressed that neither him nor his party – the Young…

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COURT SACKS IFEANYI UBAH AS SENATOR

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in the Bwari area of Abuja has sacked Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party (YPP). Senator Ubah was the lawmaker representing Anambra South district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly. More to follow… https://www.channelstv.com/2020/01/17/breaking-court-sacks-ifeanyi-ubah-as-senator/amp/?__twitter_impression=true (Quote) (Report) (Like) (Share)

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ANAMBRA CENTRAL SENATORIAL SEAT: IFEANYI UBAH DEFEATS ANDY, CHRIS UBA AT APPEAL COURT

The Court of Appeal, Enugu Division on Tuesday affirmed the election of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of Young Progressive Party (YPP) as the senator representing Anambra South. Justice I.M. Salawu in two separate judgments dismissed the appeals filed by Chief Chris Ubah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Senator Andy Ubah of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the National and State Houses of Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Awka had in its judgment on September 9, affirmed Ifeanyi as duly elected. However,…

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ABUJA LAWYER ARRESTED OVER 1.5MIL DOLLAR BRIBERY ALLEGATION GOV. EMMANUEL

Patrick Odey, Uyo Policemen have arrested an Abuja-based lawyer, Leo Ekpenyong, for $1.5m bribery allegations he made against the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, and some senior judicial officers. Ekpenyong was picked up in Abuja and flown to Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, where he would be arraigned in an Uyo Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, the state Commissioner for Justice, Uwemedimo Nwoko,  said. He said, “The police trailed him to Abuja where he was arrested and brought to Akwa Ibom to face the charges against him.” It…

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TENSION GRIPS BAUCHI AS ELECTION TRIBUNAL SETS OCTOBER 7 FOR JUDGMENT

  Palpable tension and anxiety has now gripped residents of Bauchi State particularly politicians in the camps of ruling PDP and the opposition APC, as the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has fixed Monday, October 7, 2019, as the day for the final ruling in the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the declaration of Senator Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir as the winner of the gubernatorial election in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Bauchi State chapter of the APC had filed the petition seeking nullification of…

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IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR TRIBUNAL TO OVERTURN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NIGERIA – FALANA

Seriki Adinoyi in Jos Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has lamented that the 1999 Constitution gives rooms to the kind of judgments witnessed in recent times, noting that “under the current legal system in Nigeria, it is impossible for an election petition tribunal to overturn a presidential election in Nigeria.” Falana has, besides, urged the federal government to demand for justice and not apology from South African government over the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreigner nationals. The human rights lawyer…

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ATIKU VS BUHARI: IMPLICATIONS OF A JUDGEMENT FOR THE NATION

KUNLE ODEREMI ? KUNLE ODEREMI captures the admixture of fury, suspense and hypothesis that marked the sitting of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal for weeks, culminating in the delivery of its judgment last Wednesday.   BEFORE the D-Day, the two parties involved in the matter at the five-man Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that sat in Abuja were optimistic of the judgment going their way. The camps were upbeat, as they deployed the machinery of propaganda to the fullest, to sway public sympathy and favour to their principals. The theatrics and…

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ELECTION TRIBUNAL: AFTER CLAIMING HE WAS NOT BOTHERED, BUHARI CONFESSES, HE WAS UNDER SERIOUS TENSION OVER OUTCOME OF JUDGMENT

      John Ameh, Abuja Contrary to an earlier position that he was not bothered by the proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, President Muhammadu Buhari confessed on Friday he was under tension while the tribunal delivered its judgment on Wednesday. Buhari admitted that but for the first meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which he presided over about the same time the tribunal sat, he would have gone into trauma. Buhari and cabinet ministers for his second term met for the first time on Wednesday since he…

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