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‘He’s a sore loser, an idiot’ – Tyson Fury blasts Deontay Wilder for refusing to embrace or shake him after devastating loss
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‘He’s a sore loser, an idiot’ – Tyson Fury blasts Deontay Wilder for refusing to embrace or shake him after devastating loss

Reigning Boxing heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury has blasted Deontay Wilder after the Bronze Bomber refused to put their bad blood to bed following their third fight in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 9. Fury won with an 11th-round knockout to make it two wins and a draw from their three fights, despite being knocked down twice in the fight's fourth round. The Bronze Bomber had suffered a beating in the later rounds of the fight and was later taken to hospital for checks. After his win, Fury, 33, says he tried to approach Deontay to shake him and hug him but Wilder refused with Fury calling Wilder a 'sore loser' for not showing any 'respect' for the champion. Fury said: 'I said "well done, mate" and he said "I don't want to show any sportsmanship or respect." I said "No pr...
Efe Ajagba suffers first heavyweight defeat to Sanchez
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Efe Ajagba suffers first heavyweight defeat to Sanchez

Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba has suffered the first professional defeat of his career, losing to Cuban heavyweight Frank Sanchez on Sunday morning. Ajagba lost via a unanimous decision. The judges scored the bout 97-92, 98-91, 98-91. Ajagba had survived the whole duration of the fight to the 10th round. The fight was an undercard event ahead of the heavyweight title trilogy showdown between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. With the win in the 10-round bout, Sanchez remains undefeated and retains his WBO NABO, and WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight titles.
Tyson Fury reacts to decision to name all-American judges for Deontay Wilder trilogy fight
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Tyson Fury reacts to decision to name all-American judges for Deontay Wilder trilogy fight

British fighter, Tyson Fury, has reacted to the decision to name an all-American panel of judges for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder. Fury insisted that British judges ‘are the ones you get a robbery against’, adding that he is happy only U.S. judges will officiate the fight. Recall that the Nevada State Athletic Commission had confirmed their officials for Saturday’s heavyweight fight in Las Vegas. Tim Cheatham and Dave Moretti, both from Nevada, will be joined by Steve Weisfeld of New Jersey on the judges’ table for the Fury,Wilder contest. Veteran referee Russell Mora, also of Nevada, will be the third person in the ring on the night. But Fury, who had the option to push for judges outside of the US, said he has far more faith in American judges than those from hi...
X Factor star Freddie Combs dies from kidney failure at 49
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X Factor star Freddie Combs dies from kidney failure at 49

Former US The X-Factor contestant, Freddie Combs has died at the age 49. The singer, who appeared on the US version of Simon Cowell's hit TV talent show, died in a Florida hospital last Friday from kidney failure. He was also suffering from Covid-19 before his death. The news of his death was confirmed by Combs wife, Kay, to TMZ on Thursday, September 16. Kay told the outlet: “I have so much gratitude to be his wife for 25 years and to be his best friend,” before adding that he was surrounded by his family and friends at the time of his death. Freddie appeared on season two of the talent contest in the US and proved popular with judges and viewers following his powerful rendition of Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings”. He dedicated the song to his “ever-loving wife” at ...
Tokyo 2020: FIG reacts as judges receive threats, hateful messages over alleged partiality
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Tokyo 2020: FIG reacts as judges receive threats, hateful messages over alleged partiality

The International Federation of Gymnastics, FIG, has on Thursday thrown its full weight behind judges who officiated the rhythmic gymnastics competitions at the just concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The federation, in a statement via its official Facebook page, noted that this followed after the FIG’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee has carried out a thorough post-competition review of all evaluation components in every phase of the Rhythmic Gymnastics competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. “Following this process, we can confirm that no bias or irregularities were identified in the judging panels. “The Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee, therefore, confirms that the rankings and results of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games competitions in Rhythmic Gymnastics...
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There is Danger ahead – Keyamo warns APC after Governor Akeredolu’s Victory at Supreme Court

Minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo has warned members of the All Progressives Congress of danger ahead after the Supreme Court Judgement which ratified the victory of Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The dissenting judgement which was read by Justice Peter-Odili, centered on the legitimacy of Governor Mai Mala Buni as the All Progressives Congress (APC) national caretaker chairman. Recall that the Yobe state governor was appointed after the removal of elected Chairman Adams Oshiomhole on June 16, 2020 for an initial six month period, but his position was renewed indefinitely. Odili had disclosed that the APC, by Article 17(4) of its constitution has provided for how its affairs should be managed and what offices its members could occupy at a time. The dissenti...
Governor Tambuwal Buys Ford Explorer For 20 Judges In Sokoto
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Governor Tambuwal Buys Ford Explorer For 20 Judges In Sokoto

Governor Aminu Tambuwal has doled out eye-catching Sport Utility Vehicles, Ford Explorer, to 20 judges in Sokoto. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the gesture was to boost senior judicial officers’ morale, just as the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has urged the judiciary not to be partial in delivering judgments. Mr stated this on Monday while speaking at the inauguration of the reconstructed Sokoto High Court complex. He noted that as the last hope of the masses, the judiciary should remain impartial at all times. The justice minister commended Governor Aminu Tambuwal for reconstructing the complex and equipping it with state-of-the-art facilities. “This should be a morale booster towards effective justice delivery. ...
‘They’re a tad harsh’ – Frank Edoho hits at Nigerian Idol judges
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‘They’re a tad harsh’ – Frank Edoho hits at Nigerian Idol judges

Frank Edoho, Nigerian broadcaster, has called out judges of the sixth edition of the Nigerian Idol, saying they’re “a tad harsh.” His comment had come against the backdrop of criticism trailing the manner in which Seyi Shay, one of the show’s judges, addressed a 17-year-old contestant on Sunday. The singer had, in her assessment of the teenager, described his performance as “terrible”, adding that he “can not make money being a singer”. “I am laughing because I can’t just believe what I just heard. Who told you to come for the show’s audition. You should go back and tell them they’re not your friends. That was not a good one. You have a sweet, token voice but your performance is terrible. You’re never going to make money being a singer,” she had said. Shay’s remark has sinc...
Singer Criticized by Seyi Shay During Audition Speaks
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Singer Criticized by Seyi Shay During Audition Speaks

The singer who was criticized by Seyi Shay during his audition has spoken out after the video went viral. Ayo Torrus auditioned for Nigerian Idol but he didn't get a positive feedback from the judges after his performance. Seyi Shay, who is one of the judges said to him after his performance: "Somebody lied to you and told you to come and audition, and that person, you should go back and tell them they’re not your friends because that was not good audition. "Oh, you have a good talking voice, and it comes out in your singing voice, but your performance, terrible. You’re never going to make money being a singer." When the video went viral, Seyi Shay trended on Twitter. The young man has now reacted. He retweeted the video of Seyi giving him feedback after his audition ...
Seyi Shay responds as Nigerians on social media drag her after she criticised a contestant on Nigerian Idol
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Seyi Shay responds as Nigerians on social media drag her after she criticised a contestant on Nigerian Idol

Singer, Seyi Shay, is currently being criticised on social media for her comment about a 17-year-old male contestant on singing competition, Nigerian Idol. The young chap appeared before the judges of the show including Seyi Shay. She was unimpressed by his performance and told him he will do well as a songwriter, not a singer because he's a 'terrible' performer. ''Somebody lied to you. Somebody told you to come here and audition. You should go back and tell them that they aren't your friend because that was not a good audition. You have a sweet talking voice and it comes out in your singing voice but your performance is terrible. You are never going to make money being a singer. I love you, you are so sweet but you are not a singer. You are not a singer. For songwriting, hit me...
Olabode Rhodes-Vivour Retires As Supreme Court Justice,  Number Of Supreme Court Judges Drops To18
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Olabode Rhodes-Vivour Retires As Supreme Court Justice, Number Of Supreme Court Judges Drops To18

The number of justices of the apex court rose from 12 to 20 in November 2020 after President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of eight justices. However, with the death of Sylvester Ngwuta on March 7, and Rhodes-Vivour’s retirement the number of justices in the apex court has further reduced to 18 as against the constitutionally required number of 21. At the valedictory court session held in his honour on Monday, Ibrahim Muhammad (CJN) described the retired justice as one who is “physically energetic and never gets frightened by any form of challenges”. “His amiable disposition and reticent outlook have literally made him a gentle tiger in the temple of justice,” the CJN said Rhodes-Vivour, who ascribed his success to God, said he was never absent from duty over il...
Buhari Appoints 4 New Judges For Supreme Court
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Buhari Appoints 4 New Judges For Supreme Court

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of four Supreme Court Judges from Northern Nigeria. Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, made the announcement in a statement, adding that those appointed include Hon. Justice Tijjani Abubakar (North-East Zone), Hon. Justice Mohammed L. Garba (North-West Zone), Hon. Justice Abdu Aboki (North-West Zone), Hon. Justice Mohammed M. Saulawa. Three heads of court, 11 judges for state high courts and four Kadis of Sharia Court of Appeal were also appointed. SaharaReporters gathered that in October 2019, the National Judicial Council recommended the appointment of four justices of the Court of Appeal as justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria but President Buhari refused to forward their names to the Supreme Court for conf...
Rapists to get Life Imprisonment in Akwa Ibom
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Rapists to get Life Imprisonment in Akwa Ibom

Governor Emmaneul Udom has signed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law , VAPPL, 2020, which empowers judges to hand down life imprisonment to anyone convicted of rape in Akwa Ibom state. The state's commissioner for agriculture and women affairs, Glory Edet who spoke after the Governor assented the bill, said it is aimed at discouraging the spate of violence in the society. Edet said;   “I think this is one of the best things that has happened to protect the female gender and as the commissioner overseeing women matters , I believe the women of Akwa Ibom, the children and even our men are happy because this law will really teach defaulters a lesson. “This law allows for the implementation of a lot of things we were praying for and prescribes stiffer punishment...
Buhari Snubs Magu, Gets Senate Confirmation For 207 Appointees
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Buhari Snubs Magu, Gets Senate Confirmation For 207 Appointees

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has been able to get the 9th Senate to confirm at least 207 appointees for him in the last one year of the existence of the current Senate. The 207 already confirmed include judges, ministers, ambassadors, commissioners and heads of agencies. However, Buhari has not considered the re-appointment of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. Magu was appointed by the President on November 9, 2015 subject to confirmation by the Senate. But he has remained in acting capacity since then. He was rejected twice by the 8th Senate, under the leadership of Dr Bukola Saraki, based on a security report by the Department of State Services. He, however, remained in office. Saraki’s tenure a...
FUNAAB, MAPOLY students, others jailed for internet fraud in Ogun
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FUNAAB, MAPOLY students, others jailed for internet fraud in Ogun

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said it has secured the conviction of nine internet fraudsters. They were sentenced in Ogun State by two judges of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta. The EFCC, in a statement on Tuesday, said Toheeb Abdulrasheed and Chukwuebuka Isaac Dike were sentenced on Monday by Justice Mohammed Abubakar for their involvement in internet-related fraud. Dike, it was learnt, claimed to be a 100-level Biochemistry student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB); he was sentenced to three months in prison. Also, Abdulrasheed, who bagged four months jail term was said to have claimed to be a graduate of Business Administration from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, Abeokuta. Oni got four months jail term; Jemisey...
Sanwo-Olu Swears In Eight Judges
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Sanwo-Olu Swears In Eight Judges

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday said he swore in eight new judges to strengthen the state’s High Court. The Judges had been confirmed by the National Judicial Council. Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a tweet via his official handle, said the eight judges will help to “deepen the dispensation of justice in our state.” To deepen the dispensation of justice in our state, today, I swore-in eight new Judges to strengthen our High Court following their confirmation by the National Judicial Council. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/URAUW3Lfn0 — Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) May 12, 2020 According to the Governor, the Judges include: Hon. Justice Dorcas Taiwo Olatokun, Hon. Justice Yhaqub Gbadebo Oshoala, Hon. Justice Omotola Ibironke Oguntade, Hon. Justice Olufunke Sule-Amzat, Ho...
Transgender man Demands Right to be Described to as The Father of his Child and not Mother
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Transgender man Demands Right to be Described to as The Father of his Child and not Mother

A transgender man who has given birth wants to be described to as the father of his child and not the mother as written in the child's birth certificate. Freddy McConnell, who is a multimedia journalist at The Guardian, says being referred to as a mother was psychologically scarring. Back in September, a judge ruled against him, after a High Court trial in London, but he has launched an appeal with three appeal judges now considering the case. At the September ruling, Sir Andrew McFarlane, the president of the Family Division of the High Court and most senior family court judge in England and Wales, ruled against Mr. McConnell. He concluded that people who had given birth were legally mothers, regardless of their gender, and said there was a 'material difference between a per...
Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Girlfriend Releases a Photo of him Taken in Jail as she Calls out Judge’s Ruling
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Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Girlfriend Releases a Photo of him Taken in Jail as she Calls out Judge’s Ruling

Tekashi 6ix9ine's girlfriend, Jade has released a never before seen photo of him taken when she went to visit him in jail. She also called out the judge's ruling in her caption. On Tuesday, the Brooklyn rapper got another crushing defeat in court when a judge denied his request to serve the remainder of his prison sentence at home, on house arrest. The presiding judge didn’t feel that was necessary despite court documents revealing that his life might be in grave danger in prison. Jade was not too happy about the ruling and she took to Instagram to rant. She also shaded Tekashi's baby mama in the post. She wrote: They kidnapped you , they had sex with the mother of your child , they get caught on the phone trying to kill you & their stealing millions of dollars from you . I...
Military Plane Carrying Sudanese Judges and Army Officials Crashed
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Military Plane Carrying Sudanese Judges and Army Officials Crashed

A military plane carrying carrying Sudanese Judges and Army officials crashed on Thursday January 2, 2020 shortly after taking off from an airport in Sudan's West Darfur. Though what caused the plane crash is still not known, however it reportedly occurred about 10 km (6 miles)from the airport. An official at el-Geneina airport said there were about 18 people on board and they were all killed in the plane crash. Army spokesman Amer Mohammed al-Hassan who confirmed the incident, told AFP that among the victims were seven crew members, three judges and eight civilians, four of which were children. El-Geneina, the capital of West Darfur which has received security reinforcements and visits by senior officials this week, has seen deadly clashes between ethnic groups in recent days. ...
Tribunal Judgement Is Sign Judges Cannot Be Intimidated, Says BMO
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Tribunal Judgement Is Sign Judges Cannot Be Intimidated, Says BMO

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has said that the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) upholding the election of President Muhammadu Buhari has shown that the members of the tribunal are men of integrity who cannot be easily intimidated. The BMO commended members of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) for not being deterred by threats and intimidation from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its agents to taint the judgement. Chairman of BMO, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke said in a statement that the judgement is proof that the Justices are men of honour that cannot be intimidated by social media bullies bent on arm-twisting them to ignore the evidence tabled before the tribunal. The group said it expected nothing ...
Pregnant Korra Obidi Participates In ”So You Think You Can Dance”. Wows Judges
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Pregnant Korra Obidi Participates In ”So You Think You Can Dance”. Wows Judges

Nigerian bellydancer Korra Obidi wowed judges during the So You Think You Can Dance audition on Monday, when she showed up with a very pregnant belly. Korra Obidi told the judges she was having a duet audition with her unborn daughter. Even though the judges tagged the performance a risky one, she made the highlights of the audition and especially wowed the audience and judges. Watch the judges get blown away by pregnant Korra Obidi audition for So You Think You Can Dance here>>> Nigerian dancer Korra Obidi wows on #SYTYCD with heavy baby bump ???? pic.twitter.com/FhJSS5bGV6 — Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) June 13, 2019
Tragedy As Torrential Rain Sweeps Teenage Boy In Cross River
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Tragedy As Torrential Rain Sweeps Teenage Boy In Cross River

Three-hour torrential rain in Calabar, the Cross River capital, has swept away a 15-year-old boy. The Tragedy occurred during the heavy downpour on Tuesday evening. An eyewitness who gave his name as Anthony Okon said the unidentified teenage boy was washed away by the heavy flood that poured down in the metropolis. “The heavy water flew through drainage around the Judges’ Quarters at Ekorinim, Calabar Municipal local government area,” he said. Okon narrated that the boy was playing football with his friends when their ball was kicked into the drain. “The boy fell inside the gutter and all attempts to find and rescue him proved abortive.” He appealed to government to ensure that all big culverts are covered to avert a recurrence. The eyewitness said culverts emptied their...
Industrial Court Not For Corrupt Judges – President Warns
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Industrial Court Not For Corrupt Judges – President Warns

The leader of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria(NIC), Justice Babatunde Adejumo, has proclaimed that no degenerate individual can succeed whenever selected into the seat of the court. Equity Adejumo said those seeking to be judges of the new court and expected to scale the obstacles of screening must be ethical and persevering people. He said the mechanical court, had been restricted in the exhibition of its obligations of settling exchange debates the nation because of disproportionate and broken methods for designating the participation of the court. The Jurist talked on Saturday while conveying an address entitled: 'How to Become A Judge of National Industrial Court,' to check the 2019 Attorney General's Colloquium in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital. In his analysi...
Gov. Ugwuanyi Swears In Four Judges
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Gov. Ugwuanyi Swears In Four Judges

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Tuesday swore in three High Court Judges and a Customary Court of Appeal Judge following their recommendations by the National Judicial Council (NJC). The new High Court Judges who were sworn in at a colourful event held at the EXCO Chambers of the Government House, Enugu, include Justices Chinedu Vincent Ezeugwu, Chukwunweike Anukenyi Ogbuabor and Mathew Chukwujiofo Onyejife Eluke, while Justice Nnenna Celia Madu was also sworn in as a Judge of the Customary Court of Appeal. Hon. Justices Ezeugwu and Eluke until their elevation were private legal practitioners. Hon. Justice Ogbuabor was a senior lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, while Hon. Justice Madu until her appointment was the Secretary, Magistrate Association o...
Anyone Who Judges You Based On Your Looks Is An Idiot – Anto
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Anyone Who Judges You Based On Your Looks Is An Idiot – Anto

Reality TV star Anto has taken to her social media page to give a word of advice to her teeming fans, where she wrote that whoever judges them based on their looks is an idiot. The influencer, ever since emerging as one of the contestants of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show, has been constantly trolled by some non-fans who believe she is not perfect as a woman. She however stated that nothing matters more than an individual believing in themselves and not what other people say about them. She wrote ''I’ve received a lot of messages lately about how to boost one’s confidence and composure. Just a few pieces of advice... People will provoke you and judge you, but as long as you KNOW that you are a QUEEN, nothing else matters. And yes it’s easier said than done because...
Anyone Who Judges you Based on Your Looks is an Idiot- BBNaija’s Anto says
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Anyone Who Judges you Based on Your Looks is an Idiot- BBNaija’s Anto says

Since she emerged as one of the BBNaija season three housemates, Anto has over the last one year been mocked and jeered for her boobs size. Many times that she has posted photos of herself on her IG page, trolls have attacked her over her boobs and ass size. In a post she shared on her IG page today, Anto stated that anyone who judges a person based on their looks is an idiot. She wrote ''I’ve received a lot of messages lately about how to boost one’s confidence and composure. Just a few pieces of advice... People will provoke you and judge you, but as long as you KNOW that you are a QUEEN, nothing else matters. And yes it’s easier said than done because people will piss you off; you’ll do a lot of pep talking to yourself, but as long as you believe in you, you’ll be fine. Som...
CJN condemns improper dressing of lawyers to court
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CJN condemns improper dressing of lawyers to court

Justice Mohammed warned that lawyers who did not adhere strictly to the time-honoured dress code of legal practitioners would not be allowed to appear in court. The acting CJN further urged the Abuja NBA executives to always endeavour to give the young lawyers the right training and tutelage so that they could be constantly kept abreast of the rudiments of the profession. He particularly said this in regards to the dress pattern and conduct expected of a lawyer. He also enjoined all lawyers to imbibe the cardinal principles of the legal practice which he said included hard work, dedication and trustworthiness. He urged lawyers to always advice their clients correctly and never try to mislead them into believing what was not true. The acting CJN expressed appreciation for the...
We Believe Oyetola Will Not Drag His Integrity To The Mud – Osun PDP
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We Believe Oyetola Will Not Drag His Integrity To The Mud – Osun PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State has advised Governor Gboyega Oyetola not to appeal the judgment of the election tribunal that sacked him. According to a statement by the PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi, the party says it believes the governor will not want his integrity to be dragged to the mud. “By accepting the option of not appealing the judgment, Oyetola would be seen as a hero, the development that may offer him an even bigger political opportunity in the future,” the statement read in part. The PDP spokesperson also charged the governor not to succumb to the pressure from people who want to use him to have continued access to Osun’s treasury. Reacting to the judgment of the State Governorship Election Tribunal that declared its cand...
Two Men Are Cleared of Rape Charges Because Victim Was Too Masculine
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Two Men Are Cleared of Rape Charges Because Victim Was Too Masculine

Hundreds of people protested outside a court of appeal in the Italian city of Ancona on Monday, March 11, after it emerged that two men were cleared of rape charges after judges ruled the alleged victim was "too masculine" and the men were not attracted to her. Demonstrators gathered at the court of Ancona in central Italys shouted “for shame!” and accused the Italian justice system of misogyny and a "witch hunt", according to video footage from Italian media. The reasons behind the 2017 ruling were only discovered last Friday, when Italy’s highest appeal court ordered a retrial of the case, the Cronoche Ancona daily reports. Protestors outside the court on Monday. The men had initially been convicted in 2016 of raping the woman, then aged 22, in 2015, but the Ancona appeals cour...
Onnoghen Gets Seven Days to Respond to Fresh Petition
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Onnoghen Gets Seven Days to Respond to Fresh Petition

                                                     Walter Onnoghen The National Judicial Council (NJC) has given the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, another seven days to respond to a fresh petition against him, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The council, which took the decision yesterday at its emergency meeting in Abuja, also resolved to constitute a complaint panel to look into the various complaints against both Onnoghen and the Acting CJN Justice Tanko Muhammad. In another development, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Diego Garcia-Sayán, has warned of an imminent threat to the nation’s judiciary, owing to moves by President Muhammadu Buhari-led executive arm of government to remove the O...
Appeal Court Grants Second Stay of Execution Against Delisting Rivers APC Candidates From Elections
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Appeal Court Grants Second Stay of Execution Against Delisting Rivers APC Candidates From Elections

However, the same Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt Wednesday granted another order of stay of execution on the judgment of the Federal High Court barring INEC from listing candidates of the APC in Rivers State on the ballot in the coming general election. The stay of execution this time was given in the case between the PDP and APC. The three-man panel Appeal Court led by Justice Ali Gumel said the decision yesterday was informed by urgency of the matter, just as it rejected the application by Ferdinand Obi (SAN), counsel to the PDP, asking the judges to recuse themselves from the matter. The court insisted it would continue to hear the case since the President of the Court of Appeal was yet to respond to same request on discontinuity in a letter written by the PDP on ...
Husband Beats His Wife After Catching Her in Bed with Neighbor
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Husband Beats His Wife After Catching Her in Bed with Neighbor

Below are pictures of what a husband did to his wife. According to a Twitter user who shared the pictures, the man decended on his wife after he caught her in bed with their neighbor. “Her husband did this to her because she was caught having sex with a neighbor. What do you think ? Twitter lawyer & judges I have brought this to the court for y’all to judge this case, was the husband right or wrong?” Drop a comment below of you think what the man did to his wife is not right.
Thugs Beat Up Sylvester Adaka And Other Lawyers at The Court of Appeal in Rivers State
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Thugs Beat Up Sylvester Adaka And Other Lawyers at The Court of Appeal in Rivers State

Today, suspected thugs reportedly beat up Sylvester Adaka, chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and other lawyers at the court of appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. According to reports, Adaka and the other lawyers had stormed the court to disrupt proceedings when the suspected thugs swooped on them. They had arrived to enforce the order of the NBA, calling on lawyers to boycott court sittings to protest the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria. However, suspected thugs and litigants reportedly beat them up and subsequently chased them out of the court room. “While we were there in court, a couple of thugs in the court premises attacked the lawyers there, the thugs zeroed in on me and a couple of lawyers. If not for the intervention of my colleag...
Acting CJN Warns Judges Against Frivolous Political Injunctions
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Acting CJN Warns Judges Against Frivolous Political Injunctions

The acting Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, has warned judges against granting frivolous injunctions to politicians, as their administration of justice must be seen not to be partisan. He gave the warning on Monday in Abuja at the opening ceremony of a two-day workshop organised by INEC with support from European Centre for Electoral (ECES), and the National Judicial Institute (NJI) Mohammed said judges that will be sitting on the election petitions must be upright by taking the training seriously. Represented by the Court of Appeal President, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, the acting CJN said judges must guard their integrity. “You must guard your integrity and the integrity of the Judiciary by avoiding acts that will bring you under...
Edo State Slams Technical Officials Over Bad Officiating
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Edo State Slams Technical Officials Over Bad Officiating

Edo State Sports Commission (ESSC) chairman, Barrister Godwin Dudu-Orumen, has condemned what he has described as atrocious officiating at the 19th edition of the National Sports Festival in Abuja. An incensed Dudu-Orumen, who on Friday at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, venue of the gymnastics event in Abuja, watched as technical officials-referees and judges took what were clearly questionable decisions in the female category of the event, described the performance of the officials as unimpressive. “Referees, umpires and judges have not been impressive at this Games. Their conduct has left a lot of questions unanswered and has certainly affected the quality of the festival. Now, I understand why fresh talents and other best sportsmen and women do not get to represent ...
Fix Runway Lightings of MMA, Air Traffic Controllers Urge FG
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Fix Runway Lightings of MMA, Air Traffic Controllers Urge FG

The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has appealed to the federal government to fix the runway lightings at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos. NATCA also urged the government to urgently rehabilitate the abandoned Taxiway B of the airport in order to increase its capacity and also to reduce the workload on the pilots and controllers. NATCA made the pleas in a seven-point communique issued after its 47th Annual General Meeting which took place on Saturday in Lagos. The communique was signed by NATCA President, Mr Victor Eyaru, and its General Secretary, Mr Banji Olawode. The group also urged the government to see to the completion of the construction of the abandoned new Control Tower at the Kaduna airport to replace the old one that got burnt on A...
‘Fighting Wilder is Joshua’s Top Priority’
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‘Fighting Wilder is Joshua’s Top Priority’

GLOBAL SOCCER\\OTHER SPORTS Promoter Eddie Hearn said that Anthony Joshua’s top priority remains an undisputed heavyweight fight against Deontay Wilder at Wembley on April 13. The British star has reiterated his desire to face Wilder in his next scheduled fight at the national stadium after the American retained his WBC belt in a split decision draw with Tyson Fury at the weekend. Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel wants to resume negotiations for the Joshua fight provided that terms remain private and Matchroom Boxing boss Hearn is determined to agree on a blockbuster bout with all the world titles at stake. “I won’t talk about the negotiations we’re having at the moment, because I did that last time and it bit me in the bottom,” Hearn told Sky Sports News. “I’m going to stay quie...
Nigerian Man Sentenced To Life In U.S. Prison For Attempting To Kill Judge (Photo)
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Nigerian Man Sentenced To Life In U.S. Prison For Attempting To Kill Judge (Photo)

A Nigerian man living in the United States may not come out of prison soon after he was sentenced for attempting to kill a judge. Chimene Hamilton Onyeri A Nigerian man has been sentenced to life in Federal prison for racketeering schemes that involved the capital murder of State District Judge Julie Kocurek. A federal judge yesterday sentenced 31-year-old Chimene Hamilton Onyeri to life in federal prison for his leadership role in carrying out fraud and racketeering schemes that involved the attempted capital murder of State District Court Judge Julie Kocurek in November of 2015. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ordered Onyeri to pay $178,374.41 restitution.   “Today’s life sentence for Mr. Onyeri was about more than obtaining a measure of...
Adultery No Longer A Crime In India
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Adultery No Longer A Crime In India

Adultery is no longer a crime, India’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday, declaring a colonial-era law that punished the offence with jail time unconstitutional and discriminatory against women.  The more than century-old law prescribed that any man who slept with a married woman without her husband’s permission had committed adultery, a crime carrying a five-year prison term in the conservative country. A petitioner had challenged the court to strike down the law, describing it as arbitrary and discriminatory against women. “Thinking of adultery from a point of view of criminality is a retrograde step,” unanimously declared the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court. Women could not file a complaint under the archaic law nor be held liable for adultery themselves, making it solely t...
Priming Judiciary For 2019 Transition
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Priming Judiciary For 2019 Transition

THE Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen, opened the 2018 – 2019 legal year on Monday, September 25, 2018 on a sour note when he disclosed that many lawyers have been found to have forged judgements in their bids to qualify as Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SAN. court To qualify for this prestigious position conferred by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, LPPC, a lawyer must spend not less than ten years as a practitioner and distinguish himself or herself in the profession by providing evidence of a minimum number of cases contested at the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. In addition to sound knowledge of the law, he or she must be a person of good character. A SAN is a member of the Inner Bar and is granted the privilege to sit a...
#TVSConfamNaijaDance: Winners Emerge
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#TVSConfamNaijaDance: Winners Emerge

  Winners of TVSConfamNaijaDance 2018 @Chrysolite crew with the business head TVS Mr Manish Rohtagi and the Judges.   The Maiden Edition of the TVS online dance challenge #TVSConfamNaijaDance finally came to an end after a competitive battle amongst dancers from all parts of the country.   TVS the sole distributors of TVS Star King Keke and TVS HLX Okada with the passion to support the growth of a better Nigeria embarked on this journey to further promote the Nigerian dance industry and take they took a a step further by awarding outstanding talents. They had Kaffy, Alex Unusual, Don flexx and Small doctor Take on the sit as judges.     The event saw mind blowing routines from 17 dance groups across 10 states in the country after a very ...
10 Candidates For 2018 FIFA Best Player Award As Amuneke, Drogba, Others To Decide World’s Best
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10 Candidates For 2018 FIFA Best Player Award As Amuneke, Drogba, Others To Decide World’s Best

A former Nigerian international player has been nominated as a member of the panel for the Best FIFA Football Awards - the premier annual awards celebration held by football's world governing body. Retired Super Eagles player, Emmanuel Amuneke, has been named by FIFA as a member of the panel to shortlist candidates for the men’s footballers and coaches of the year for the 2017/18 season. Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba, is also in the 12-man panel, which also includes legends Ronaldo, Fabio Capello, Frank Lampard, and Kaka amongst others. It was gathered the judges will shortlist 10 candidates for each category, which will be unveiled on 23 July 2018 – with a public vote opening on the same day. Football fans, national team captains, head coaches and more than ...
Nigeria’s Chief Justice Sets New Rules For Judges
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Nigeria’s Chief Justice Sets New Rules For Judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has ordered judges to resume at 9 a.m. and close 4 p.m. daily in all courts. Mr.Onnoghen said this at a function on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The event was organised by the Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption. Mr. Onnoghen’s directives was part of 13 reforms aimed at fighting corruption and ensuring speedy and transparent delivery of justice in the Nigerian judicial system. “Backlog of cases, delayed proceedings and corruption allegations against officers are some of the stains the institution has been battling to remove,” he said. “In the recent past, the judiciary has been accused of corruption along with the allegation that when complaints of corrupt practices and unprofessional cond...
Daddy Freeze Reacts After Pastor Asked Members To Comb Their Hair Forward
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Daddy Freeze Reacts After Pastor Asked Members To Comb Their Hair Forward

Daddy Freeze has attacked a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, for asking members of the church during a cross over service to buy comb and comb their hair forward and not backward. According to Freeze, someone had sent him a message on Instagram saying the pastor told the members that by combing their hair forward, forwardness and not backwardness will be their portion. He wrote: Mumu people! “Samson in the Bible had dreadlocks… how would he have combed his hair backward or forward? “All these demented doctrines by delusional dingbats that dont have a clue about Christianity… “I feel sorry for anyone who becomes a disciple through this foolishness! “Judges 16:13 “New International Version “Delilah then said to Samson, “All this time you have been making a fool ...
United States Judges Block Third version Of President Trump’s Travel Ban
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United States Judges Block Third version Of President Trump’s Travel Ban

On Tuesday and Wednesday, United States District Judges in two states issued rulings barring enforcement of part or all the latest version of President Donald Trump 's executive order forbidding people from specific countries from entering the U.S. On Tuesday, in Hawaii , District Judge Derrick Watson issued a temporary block on enforcement. On Wednesday, in Maryland , District Judge Theodore D. Chuang blocked one of its stipulations on the grounds that it was an "inextricable re-animation of the twice-enjoined Muslim ban." The order was to have gone into effect Wednesday night and would have affected people from Iran , Libya , North Korea , Somalia , Yemen , Syria , Chad , and some Venezuelans . United States District Judge Derrick Watson ruled that enforcement of the travel ban must ce...
Classifying All Nigerian Judges As Corrupt, Unfair Generalisation – Lawyer
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Classifying All Nigerian Judges As Corrupt, Unfair Generalisation – Lawyer

Mr Kayode Ajayi, a Lagos-based legal practitioner, says categorising all Nigerian judges as corrupt is unfair and not a true assessment of the judges. Ajayi spoke on Wednesday in Abuja in an interview with newsmen. He was reacting to the recent report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) in conjunction with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) which ranked the judiciary as the second most corrupt institution in Nigeria. He said that the report had placed the judges corruption level at 33 per cent, adding that this was at best, speculative. “That report was very unfair to the judiciary and particularly to judges. There should have been a clear distinction between the judges and the court officials. “If someone gives money to a bailiff or a court officia...
Hundreds Face Judges In Turkey’s Biggest Coup Trial
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Hundreds Face Judges In Turkey’s Biggest Coup Trial

Turkey is holding its largest trial over the July 2016 coup attempt, with nearly 500 people appearing in court. The suspects, who are standing trial on Tuesday, are accused of conspiring to overthrow the government from an airbase seen as the plotters' hub. A total of 486 suspects are going on trial in a purpose-built courtroom outside the capital Ankara, charged with crimes ranging from murder, violating the constitution and attempting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state-run news agency Anadolu reported. They are accused of running the coup bid from the Akinci airbase northwest of the capital, which the authorities regard as plotters' headquarters. From there, commands were given for F-16 fighter jets to attack and fly above the capital. The Turkish parliament was...
Be Guided By The Law, Conscience – CJN Tells Judges
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Be Guided By The Law, Conscience – CJN Tells Judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Friday advised Judges to be guided by the provision of the constitution, the laws, their conscience ‎and oath of office in the discharge of their duties. Onnoghen also advised that as ministers in the temple of justice, they should not allow personal interest to becloud their constitutional responsibilities, adding that the heavens would not come down if they allow the constitution and their conscience to guide them in the dispensation of justice. The CJN gave the advice yesterday while administering the oath of office and allegiance on 19 newly appointed Judges of the Nigeria Industrial Court at the Supreme Court in Abuja. Onnoghen further stressed that judicial officers can checkmate impunity in the country by adher...
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Evans Can Still Beat Kidnapping Charges In Court

Kidnappers kill directly politicians murder us indirectly! It is easier for kidnappers, politicians, pastors and imams to enter the kingdom of God like a camel would through the tiny hole of a needle than those of you doubting if the notorious kidnappers can or cannot get justice in court of law. Some of you have forgotten that in a democracy such as ours, the rule of law must hold. A man must be presumed innocent until he is proven guilty beyond any reasonable doubt. Some of you are unaware that there is judge shopping by which a case is pushed to some judge whose philosophy, disposition and needs are well known to trusted Senior Advocates to push. It will also help if a Queens Counsel is flown from London to complement many lawyers that will overwhelm, not the judge, but public show. ...
Uproar Over Appointment Of Lawyers As Supreme court, Appeal Court Justices
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Uproar Over Appointment Of Lawyers As Supreme court, Appeal Court Justices

On January 30, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, invited the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to nominate suitably qualified lawyers to apply for appointment as justices of the Supreme Court. The Appeal Court led by Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa also did the same. Following these information, the panel set up by NBA President Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), nominated nine persons for Supreme Court appointment. They are: Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), Anthony Ikemefuna Idigbe (SAN), Anthony Idigbe (SAN), Yunus Ustaz Usman (SAN), Babatunde Fagbohunlu (SAN), Miannayaaja Essien (SAN), Awa Uma Kalu (SAN), Professor Auwalu Hamisu Yadudu and Tajudeen Oladoja. For the Appeal Court appointments, the NBA nominated 12 people. They are: Nnamdi Ibegbu (SAN, Anambra); former Judge of Court ...

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