Sunday, February 5Nigeria's Authoritative Maritime News Magazine
Shadow

Tag: appeal court

Supreme Court Didn’t Cede Disputed Oil Wells To Rivers – Bayelsa Govt

Supreme Court Didn’t Cede Disputed Oil Wells To Rivers – Bayelsa Govt

Breaking News, News Feature
Bayelsa State has said Tuesday’s verdict of the Supreme Court on the matter it instituted over the disputed oil wells with neighbouring Rivers State did not amount to a resolution of the dispute. It also said contrary to reports in the media, the apex court’s verdict did not cede the oil wells or area to Rivers. The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Hon. Ayibaina Duba, who gave the explanation on Friday, said the clarification was necessary in order to dispel erroneous reports and misinformation. The Information Commissioner explained that the Supreme Court, by its decision, only advised Bayelsa State to await the ruling of the Appeal Court where it also filed an appeal seeking to nullify the judgement of the Federal High Court delivered in favo...
EFCC Cannot Investigate Or Prosecute Judges – Appeal Court

EFCC Cannot Investigate Or Prosecute Judges – Appeal Court

Breaking News, Law
Court of Appeal just delivered a well researched judgment, which they anchored on the separation of power between the three arms of government in the matter Hon. Justice Ngajiwa vs. FRN. They said EFCC does not have power to investigate and prosecute serving judicial officers without first being dismissed by NJC That serving judicial officers can only be prosecuted for offences like murder, stealing etc done outside the discharge of their duties. That once the offence was committed in the discharge of their duties, they must be tried by NJC first and dismissed before EFCC can investigate or prosecute them. The implication of this ruling is far reaching. It means that cases of Fishim, Ajumogobia will be thrown out by the trial court. The judiciary tactically used this judgme...