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ABIOLA
V.
FRN

(1995) JELR 43852 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.214/1994 ·  1 Jul 1995 ·  Nigeria
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Abiola v. Fed. Republic of Nigeria (1995) 7 NWLR (Pt.405) 1
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MOHAMMED BELLO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MICHAEL EKUNDAYO OGUNDARE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria YEKINI OLAYIWOLA ADIO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANTHONY IKECHUKWU IGUH Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria

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hon. justice idris legbo kutigi
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hon. justice muhammadu lawal uwais
chief electoral officer of the federation
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BELLO, CJN: (Delivering the Leading Ruling): On 16th May, 1995, I granted the application of Chief M.K.O. Abiola hereinafter referred to as the applicant, for an order that the court to hear all matters in this appeal be reconstituted so as to exclude the following:-

The Hon. Justice Mohammed Bello, Chief Justice of Nigeria

The Hon. Justice Muhammadu Lawal Uwais. Justice of the Supreme Court

The Hon. Justice Salihu Modibbo Alfa Belgore, Justice of the Supreme Court

The Hon. Justice Abubakar Bashir Wali, Justice of the Supreme Court

The Hon. Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi. Justice of the Supreme Court

The Hon. Justice Emanuel Obioma Ogwuegbu, Justice of the Supreme Court

The Hon. Justice Uthman Mohammed. Justice of the Supreme Court

The Hon. Justice Sylvester Umaru Onu. Justice of the Supreme Court

The court adjourned sine die all matters in the appeal until a new panel has been reconstituted. I now give my reasons.

I think it is pertinent to state shortly the facts of the case giving ri…

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