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El-Rufai appeals judgment on Senate report

ABUJA — Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has filed a notice of appeal against the decision of the Federal High Court on the report and processes of the Senate regarding the management of the FCT during his tenure.

The appeal has been filed at the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal and it seeks to overturn the entire decision of Justice M. G. Umar of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

At issue is the very validity of the judgment Justice Umar gave his judgment on 11 March 2010, after repeatedly postponing it since 30 September 2009. This failure to deliver judgment more than three months after concluding the case violates Section 294 of the Constitution, making the judge lose “his impression of the entire case and thereby occasioned miscarriage of justice against the appellant,” the appeal argues.


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