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Court of Appeal Gombe Division: Gov Inuwa Yahaya Approves Temporary, Permanent Sites for Take off

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The Executive Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya has approved the permanent and temporary sites for the establishment of a Court of Appeal division in the State. This is contained in a statement by the Governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ismaila Uba Misilli, which reads: Preparatory to the take off of […]

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Federal High Court Moves to Enforce Stricter Compliance with Rule on Affidavit of Non-Multiplicity of Action

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The Federal High Court has restated its drive to preclude multiple suits in civil proceedings by demanding that an Affidavit of Non Multiplicity of Action are attached to Writs of Summons, Originating Summons and petitions at the commencement of actions vide the Order 3 Rule 3(1)(f), Order 3 Rule 9(2)(d) and Order 5 Rule 2(2)(d) […]

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Take a 3-Second Survey| Should Court Decisions Remain Lengthy? Presented by Babalola Dictionary

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‘Don’t greet me in Public’ Election Petitions Tribunal Chair tells Litigants, Lawyers

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Chairman of the Cross River State Election Petitions Tribunal, Hon Justice A. A. Babawale, has asked litigants, counsel to desist from greeting her publicly or otherwise. Justice Babawale, who spoke during the inauguration of the panel in Calabar Tuesday, said this was because such gesture could be misinterpreted given the sensitivity of the assignment of […]

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Election Tribunal: Atiku faults INEC over Comment on Counsel, cites Supreme Court Ruling on Name Abbreviation

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, has said that his lead counsel, Livy Uzoukwu, is qualified to practise in Nigeria. Mr Abubakar’s legal team at the tribunal where he is challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, comprises 31 lawyers led by Uzoukwu, SAN. In its response as the first respondent in […]