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Oshiomhole Pleads For Out-Of-Court Settlement In Ortom’s N10bn Libel Suit Instituted Against Him

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A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole, on Tuesday, sought for an out-of-court settlement in the N10bn libel suit instituted against him by Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.

Ortom had filed the suit against the former APC chairman over his comments against him at a press conference on July 27, 2018, where Oshiomhole accused the governor of having a hand in the death of two Catholic priests and other parishioners at Mbalom Community, Gwer East Local Government Area on the grounds that one of the priests had preached a “very critical sermon” against him (the governor).

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Earlier on the suit, Oshiomhole had filed six preliminary objections which the court resolved all in Ortom ’s favour.

However, at the resumption of the case on Tuesday , counsel for Ortom, Samuel Irabor, submitted that he was ready to call his witnesses, but said that Oshiomhole’s counsel, Festus Jumbo had informed him that they have considered putting up a retraction of the publication and it would be ready within Oshiomole

Former APC National Chairman and Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole

He said he was applying for another date to take a look at the terms of settlement canvassed by Oshiomhole.

Titus Akhuwa who held the brief of Oshiomhole’s counsel, Festus Jumbo confirmed the submission of Governor Ortom’s lawyer.

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The Presiding judge, Justice Augustine Ityonyiman of State High Court sitting in Makurdi, after listening to both parties, adjourned the case to October 29, for a report on the out -of – court settlement .

 

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APC Primaries: Court Dismisses Suit Against AMAC Chairmanship Candidate.

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AMAC APC chairmanship candidate, Hon Murtala Usman Karshi, speaks with newsmen at APC National secretary, Abuja-Lokoja shortly he FCT High Court uphold his election as APC chairmanship candidate
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By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.

An FCT High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja, on Monday, dismissed a suit against the chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Hon Murtala Usman Karshi, for the February 12, 2022 council elections.

The presiding judge, Justice Babangida Hassan, in his three hours judgement, said the suit filed by the chairmanship aspirant, Alhaji Alhassan Suleiman Gwaga, was out of time.

He, therefore, struck out the suit and upheld Murtala Usman Karshi as the candidate of APC for the next year’s chairmanship election in AMAC, while he ordered INEC to implement the judgement of the court.

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Counsel to Karshi, Barrister Mukaila Yahaya Mavu, described the judgment as excellent, while commending the judiciary for being upright in delivering the judgment.

Reacting to the judgment, counsel to Alhaji Alhassan Suleiman Gwaga, the (plaintiff) Barrister Aliyu Alhassan, said he was dissatisfied with the outcome of the judgment, saying he will study the judgment before taking the next line of action.

AMAC APC chairmanship candidate, Hon Murtala Usman Karshi, speaks with newsmen at APC National secretary, Abuja-Lokoja shortly he FCT High Court uphold his election as APC chairmanship candidate

AMAC APC chairmanship candidate, Hon Murtala Usman Karshi, speaks with newsmen at APC National secretary, Abuja-Lokoja shortly he FCT High Court uphold his election as APC chairmanship candidate

Global Times Nigeria correspondent recalled that the plaintiff, Alhaji Alhassan Suleiman Gwaga, had through his counsel filed the suit challenging his substitution against Murtala Usman Karshi by INEC, after he claimed that he duly won the April 23, APC chairmanship of AMAC for the February 12, 2022 council election.

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Nasarawa Assembly Takes Step to initiate new innovations in Area and Shariah Courts.

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Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi
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Nasarawa Assembly insists on trained lawyers should be Area Court judges.

A Bill for a Law to Repeal and Re-Enact Nasarawa State Area Court Law and for other matters Related Thereto has passed second reading at the floor of Nasarawa State House of Assembly today, Tuesday.

Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi announced the passage of the Bill into second reading after the sponsored of the bill, Barr Ibrahim Mohammed Alkali ( APC- Lafia North) gave the substance of the bill during the House proceedings today in Lafia.

The Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi committed the bill to the House Committee on Judiciary to study and work on it and report back to the House on 27th October, 2021 for further proceedings.

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Earlier, while giving the substance of the bill , Hon Alkali ( APC- Lafia North) and Vice Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary said the bill if passed will bring new innovations and strengthening the activities of the state Area Courts and Shariah Court of Appeal for optimal performance and enhancement of administration of Justice in the state.

Alkali added that it will also give room for cases attended to at Area courts can be appealed to Shariah court, adding that only trained lawyers with four years post call experience can be a judge in the Area Court.

Similarly, during the day sitting, Hon Abdulaziz Suleiman Danladi ( APC – Keffi East ) presented a report of the House Committee on Works and Transport on a Bill for a Law to Establish the Nasarawa State Motor Vehicle Administration and Traffic Management Law 2020 where the speaker slated 27th September, 2021 for deliberation.

Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi

Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi

In the same vein, the House deliberated on the report of the joint committee on Housing and Environment/ Health on a Bill for a Law to Establish the Nasarawa State emergency Management Agency and for other Matters Related Thereto.

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The Speaker Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi slated 22nd September, 2021 for the third reading on the bill.

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Latest Update In Abuja: Buhari Appoints Baba Yusuf As FCT Acting Chief Judge.

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By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Justice Hussaini Baba Yusuf as the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court.

The newly appointed Acting Chief Judge of FCT, Justice Hussaini Baba-Yusuf

The newly appointed Acting Chief Judge of FCT, Justice Hussaini Baba Yusuf

The appointment, which takes effect from August 1, 2021 follows the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

A statement by the NJC Director of Information, Mr Soji Oye, which was obtained by Global Times Nigeria correspondent in Abuja, on Saturday, added that the new chief judge will be sworn-in on Monday. 16, 2021.

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Supreme Court Jurist, Hon Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta Passes On

According to him, the Chief justice of Nigeria and NJC Chairman, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, CFR, will preside over the inauguration.

The swearing-in expected to commence by 10:am at the Supreme court.

Supreme Court Jurist, Hon Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta Passes On

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