Kenya Supreme Court Annuls Presidential Election, Orders Fresh Vote Within 60 Days

By Christian Smith The supreme court in Kenya has overturned President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory result because of irregularities in how the vote was conducted on August 8.  In delivering the judgment, Chief Justice David Maraga said: “The declaration [of President Kenyatta’s win] is invalid, null and void,” a first time it has happened in Africa. “The first … Continue reading Kenya Supreme Court Annuls Presidential Election, Orders Fresh Vote Within 60 Days

COMMENT | EFCC Chair: Before Lawyers Ruin Magu And democracy

By Martins Oloja In this season of too many inclusive matters, managing priorities becomes an urgent matter of public interest. One of the priorities that those in power should consider immediately is the unfinished business of confirmation of Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. I believe the business should … Continue reading COMMENT | EFCC Chair: Before Lawyers Ruin Magu And democracy

Baroness Hale Of Richmond To Become First Woman President Of Supreme Court

By Abdul Tukur Baroness Hale of Richmond is to become the next President of the Supreme Court, Downing Street has said. In a statement Number 10 said that Lady Hale, will take up the new position following the retirement of Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury in September. This would make the 72-year-old family law expert the … Continue reading Baroness Hale Of Richmond To Become First Woman President Of Supreme Court

Court Of Appeal Judge, Sir Ian Burnett Named Lord Chief Justice

By Danjuma Aliyu Sir Ian Burnett, a Court of Appeal judge, has been named the new Lord Chief Justice. The 59-year-old will replace Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, who retires at the end of September, as head of the judiciary of England and Wales. Sir Burnett's appointment which has been formally approved by the Queen, begins on … Continue reading Court Of Appeal Judge, Sir Ian Burnett Named Lord Chief Justice

Nigerian Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Protect Gunshot Victims

By Danuuma Aliyu and Adenike Lucas The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday introduced a bill that would protect gunshot victims.  The bill, called Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill, will allow victims of gunshot wounds receive treatment from medical workers without a need for police clearance. Under the new legislation "security agents shall render … Continue reading Nigerian Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Protect Gunshot Victims

‘We can’t defend him’ — FEC disowns Osinbajo on nominees’ confirmation

By The Cable The federal executive council (FEC) has distanced itself from the statement of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on the confirmation of nominations made by the executive. In April, Osinbajo had told select media organisations, including TheCable, that he was in support of the view of Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, that the executive … Continue reading ‘We can’t defend him’ — FEC disowns Osinbajo on nominees’ confirmation

Saraki’s Aide Exposes Prof Sagay’s Dark Double Speak

By Danjuma Aliyu  The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Professor Itse Sagay has been accused of trying to illegally influence the Senate President's case at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT. Senator Bukola Saraki was accused of false declaration of his assets. However, the case was dismissed by Justice Danladi Umar who … Continue reading Saraki’s Aide Exposes Prof Sagay’s Dark Double Speak

Jeremy Corbyn has defied his critics to become Labour’s best hope of survival Gary Younge

By Gary Younge The late Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano once expressed his deepest concern that “we are all suffering from amnesia … [that makes us] blind to small things and small people”. Who, I asked him, was responsible for this forgetfulness. “It’s not a person,” he explained. “It’s a system of power that is always … Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn has defied his critics to become Labour’s best hope of survival Gary Younge

Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As 113th Supreme Court Justice

By Christian Smith  Neil Gorsuch was publicly sworn in as the 113th justice in the history of the Supreme Court this morning. The oath was administered by Justice Anthony Kennedy. Judge Gorsuch, the youngest Supreme Court nominee since 1991, worked for Justice Kennedy as a clerk as a up and coming lawyer. Judge Gorsuch, President Trump’s … Continue reading Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As 113th Supreme Court Justice