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ICC orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from genocide

The International Court of Justice has ordered Myanmar to take urgent action to protect its Muslim Rohingya minority from genocidal acts, in a blow to Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s civilian leader, who has accused refugees of exaggerating atrocities. Thursday’s ruling was an interim measure intended to protect the Rohingya during the course

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Court dismisses Natasha Akpoti’s suit against Gov. Bello over Double registration

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, dismissed a suit filed by Natasha Akpoti, Social Democratic Party (SDP)’s candidate in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi, against the Governor, Yahaya Bello, for lacking in locus standi. Justice Inyang Ekwo, who delivered the judgement, held that the alleged offence was criminal and not a civil

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Certificate forgery: Court again orders INEC to withdraw Certificate of Return from Sen Ubah

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, yesterday, upheld the verdict that removed Ifeanyi Ubah, senator representing Anambra South and candidate of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) from the Senate over allegations of certificate forgery. Justice Bello Kawu, in a fresh ruling by the court on the matter, dismissed Uba’s application

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Imo Guber: Supreme Court Sacks Ihedioha, declares Uzodinma winner

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, in a unanimous Judgment sacked Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State and ordered the immediate swearing in of candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Senator Hope Uzodinma, as lawful winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had

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Supreme Court to rule on Delta, Taraba, Abia, Niger governorship elections today

Nigeria’s Supreme Court will rule on four different governorship election trials today. The states are Delta, Abia, Taraba and Niger. A seven-man of the Supreme Court, led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, has fixed judgment for 2pm for Taraba and Abia, while hearing is ongoing for Niger and Delta. Abia State governorship dispute is between Okezie Ikpeazu

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Anti-graft group urges Buhari, Osinbajo, govs to Publish assets

Anietie Udobit An anti-corruption advocacy group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project,SERAP has urged President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and governors of the 36 states to publish the contents of their asset declaration forms submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau. SERAP said in a statement by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oludare, on Sunday that

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EFCC gets court order to detain Senator Sani for 14 days The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has obtained a court order to detain the former senator Shehu Sani, for 14 days to allow thorough investigation of his alleged involvement in name dropping and extortion, the Nation reports. The development followed fresh allegations levelled against the

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