Ex-Presidential Candidate Fined N40m For Seeking To Stop Tinubu’s Inauguration
The Court of Appeal, Abuja has fined a former presidential candidate, Ambrose Owuru, N40m for filing a frivolous suit seeking to stop the inauguration of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu on May 29.
The Court ordered Owuru to pay the sum of N10m each to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami; the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Tinubu. Justice Jamil Tukur, who read the lead judgment of the three man panel of the court, held that Owuru embarked on a gross abuse of court process by filing a frivolous, suit to provoke the respondents.
Bola Tinubu Bags Nigeria’s Highest Honour, Gets Transition Documents
President Muhammmadu Buhari has conferred the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR), Nigeria’s highest honour, on the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The president also conferred the national honour of the Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON) on the Vice President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima.
The investiture of national honours and official handover of transition documents ceremony were performed at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, on Thursday morning.
Appeal Court Fines Lawyer N40m Over Frivolous Case Against Tinubu’s Inauguration
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has imposed N40milion fine against an Abuja-based lawyer, Ambrose Owuru, for filing a frivolous suit with which he had sought to prevent the May 29 inauguration.
In a judgment on Thursday, a three-member panel of the court was unanimous in holding that the appeal by Owuru and his party, the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) amounted to an abuse of the court process.
I Hope Daura Won’t Be Too Far For You After May 29- Buhari To Ministers
President Muhammadu Buhari has said he looks forward to welcoming ministers who would not see Daura, his hometown in Katsina, as a long distance after May 29.
Speaking at a valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday, Buhari said he would have enough time to tend to his cattle when his eight-year administration expires on May 29, 2023.
He said he would be excited to devote time to many things he has not been able to do since he assumed office in 2015.