The Chief judge of Kogi State, Hon Justice Henry Adebola Olusiyi hosted international federation of women lawyers (FIDA) Kogi State Chapter.
The Chairperson of the Association, Mrs Ajuma Lilian Okolo along with the Secretary of the Association, Barr Kemi Omaiza Usman stated that, the group were in the office of the Chief Judge to appreciate God and the Executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the judicial friendly Governor for the confirmation of the appointment as the substantive Chief Judge of the state, stating that, as the patron of the association, they’re delighted with the modest achievements and described the Chief Judge as one of the outstanding Chief Judge in Nigeria who believes in due process and speed administration of justice system as could be seen from the visit to correctional homes in the State in recent time and commended the Governor for the well deserve confirmation.
Responding, the Chief judge, hon Justice Henry Adebola Olusiyi thanked the association and its executive member’s for identify with him and assured them of his continued support when ever the need arise.
The president, Kogi State Costmary Court of Appeal, Hon Justice JB Olowosegun and the secretary of the association, Barr Kemi Omaiza Usman were present during the visit.
Blasphemy: Court Charges Kano based Islamic Cleric Abduljabbar Over incitement, Sundry Offences, Remands In Correctional Centre
By Our Reporter, Kano.
Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, the Kano-based Islamic cleric famous for his controversial religious commentaries and statements that are regarded as statements mortifying the companions and sacrilegious to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) has been charged to court for blasphemy.
A statement issued by the commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba indicated that the development followed the receipt of the First Information Report from the police by the Office of the Attorney General and commissioner for justice which prepared charges against the cleric.
Abduljabbar was subsequently arraigned on Friday, July 16 before an Upper Sharia Court Judge, Kofar Kudu, Alkali Ibrahim Sarki Yola, where the charges that included blasphemy, incitement, and sundry offences were mentioned.
The statement added that after the court sitting, it adjourned the case to July 28, while the scholar would remain under police custody until Monday when he would be sent to prison till the adjourned date.
Abaji APC Primaries: Abuja High Court to Hear Abaji Chairmanship Candidate Substitution Suite Sept. 9, 14.
By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
An FCT High Court sitting in Gudu, Abuja, yesterday, fixed September, 9th and 14th 2021 to hear a suite filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship candidate of Abaji Area Council, for the February 12, 2022 council election, Alhaji Mohammed Angulu Loko, over his substitution by the national body of the party.
The presiding judge, Justice Adeniyi Esho, announced the adjournment after all counsels to the defendant failed to file their defense.
The party’s chairmanship candidate, Alhaji Mohammed Angulu Loko, through his counsel, ishaka Mudi Dikko (SAN) filed a suit before the court to challenge the national body of the APC for subtituting him after he duly won and was declared winner of the April 23, 2021 chairmanship primaries, which he said was monitored by INEC, APC electoral committee and security agents.
He added that it was wrong after Alhaji Mohammed Angulu Loko, was duly declared as winner of the party’s primaries and was issued with certified copies of result as the authentic chairmanship candidate, the national body of APC should turned around to submit Abubakar Umar Abdullahi, name who came second at the primaries to INEC as the party’s flagbearer.
He said in the suit that Alhaji Mohammed Angulu Loko, won 150 votes against his opponent, Abubakar Umar Abdullahi, who scored 123 votes, saying it was wrong for the party to submit the aspirant name who came second in the primaries to INEC.
Alhaji Loko, therefore, prayed the court to declared him as the authentic chairmanship flagbearer of APC for the February 12, 2022 council election in Abaji Area Council.
However, Global Times Nigeria report the counsel to the respondent, Abdulghaniyu Aruwo, in his preliminary objection, urging the court to dismiss the claimant suit for filing out of time.
Kogi State House Of Assembly confirms Justice Olusiyi As Substantive Chief Judge
Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.
Kogi State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Justice Henry Adebola Olusiyi as the substantive Chief Judge of the state, while Justice John Bayo Olowosegun was equally confirmed as President of Kogi State Customary Court of Appeal.
The two Judicial Officers were confirmed during the house plenary on Tuesday, after the Speaker Hon. Matthew Kolawole read a communication from the Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, informing the Assembly of the recommendations by the National Judicial Commission for their appointment.
It could be recalled that, Hon. Justice Henry Adebola Olusiyi was appointed as the acting Chief Judge of the State following the sudden demise of the former office holder, Late Hon. Justice Nasiru Ajanah who died on 28th June, 2020.
Justice Olowosegun also replaced late Justice Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga, who also died in June 2020.
The governor in the letter to the house, said Justice Olusiyi was nominated for screening and confirmation in line with section 271 (1) of the 1999 constitution as amended.
After the screening, Hon. Bello Hassan Balogun, the majority leader representing Ajaokuta State Constituency, moved a motion that Justice Olusiyi and Justice Olowosegun should take a bow and leave.
He said this was necessary in view of their track records in the administration of justice in the state. His motion was seconded by the member representing Igalamela Odolu Constituency, Barr. Cosmos Atabor.
Prince Mathew Kolawole, the Speaker, who announced the confirmation, directed the Clerk of the house to inform the governor of the confirmation.
Hon Justice Henry Adebola Olusiyi hails from Igbaruku-Okeri in Yagba West Local Government Area Kogi State, born on 11th January, 1956, and started his educational career at St. Michael’s Primary School, Kaduna from January, 1962 to December, 1966 finished his primary education at E.C.W.A Primary School, Mopa Kogi State between January, 1967 and December, 1968.
He enrolled for his secondary school at the E.C.W.A Secondary School, Mopa, Kogi State, in January, 1969 and rounded up in June 1973.
He secured admission into the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in July, 1974 and graduated in 1978 with an LL.B (Hons.) before proceeding to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos in October, 1978 and by July, 1979, he was called to the Nigerian Bar after successfully completing the programme of the school and obtaining his B.L.
Hon. Justice Olusiyi’s jurisprudential, administrative and managerial depth of working experience started as a state Counsel at the Ministry of Justice Maiduguri, Borno State where he had his mandatory N.Y.S.C scheme between August, 1979 and July, 1980.
He subsequently became a Magistrate Grade II in the Kwara State Judiciary, Ilorin.
He became a Magistrate Grade I and later progressed to become a Chief magistrate in July, 1980.
He served in this position up to March 6, 1988 when he was appointed the Chief Registrar at the High Court of Justice of the Kwara State Judiciary which he resumed with at the Kogi State Judiciary, Lokoja on August 28, 1991 upon the creation of Kogi State. He was appointed a Judge of the Kogi State High Court on June 5th, 1992.
Meanwhile, the house has sworn in Hon. Atule Egbunu as the lawmaker representing Ibaji State Constituency.
Egbunu replaced John Abba who died in June, 2020Justic.
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