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Referendum: Federal High Court Sets to Hear Suit Today Written by Umuchiukwu 14th March 2022 A, Federal High Court in Abuja has set to hear a suit filed by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) seeking a referendum for an independent States for all Indigenous persons that wants to break out of Nigeria. The Suit which came up on January 21 2022 was adjourned to 14th March for hearing after the presiding Judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo failed to attend to the Suit. The suit is asking the court to compel the National Assembly and the Attorney General of the Federation to halt the ongoing constitutional review exercise and in its place, conduct a referendum to determine the existence of Nigeria and who populates it. Barrister Sufiyanu Gambo Idris is the counsel representing the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) under Arewa nation , Victor Onwaremadu is lead counsel representing Igbo nation , Barrister Timilehin Albert is the Counsel Yoruba nation , Barr. Sunday Efiko is the lead counsel representing Ijaw Nation while other nations in Nigeria are joining the suit . CNG Spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, stated that they have an interesting development adding that all tribes in Nigeria have come together to agree on a peaceful decent, and civilized way out of the quagmire we have been in for more than 60 years and thinks through referendum all tribes in Nigeria will determined peacefully whether to belong to Nigeria or not . Referendum Suit: Court Adjourns Hearing till May Vows to Consider Motions from all the Nations Involved Written by Umuchiukwu 14th March 2022 A Federal High Court has adjourned the referendum case filed before Justice Inyanga Ekwo, asking the court to compel the National Assembly and the Attorney General of the Federation to halt the ongoing constitutional review exercise and instead, conduct a referendum to determine the existence of Nigeria and who populates it. Presiding Justice Ekwo adjourned the case to May 20th on the grounds that all representatives of the nation's involved must be listened to. This is following the claims by the plaintiff who told the court that he only received 3 motions of joinder from Igbos, ijaws and Yorubas whereas others like Akwa Ibom, Oron, are yet to serve them their own motions. Justice Inyanga Ekwo state that he will like to hear all applications for joinder the same time. He also directed that all the parties seeking to be joined should ensure that their respective processes are in the court file including the mode of service of same. Present before the court were, Barrister Sufiyanu Gambo Idris, the counsel representing the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) under Arewa nation , Victor Onwaremadu Esq, lead counsel representing Igbo nation , Barrister Timilehin Albert, Counsel Yoruba nation , Barr. Sunday Efiko, lead counsel representing Ijaw Nation. Meanwhile, other nations are expected to join the suit before the next adjourned date. Also, Felix Jonathan Esq and Kama Chukwuemeka . Bar Ebere Uzoatu is one of the parties in the suit on behalf of Igbo nations. However, the court directed that parties seeking to be joined must ensure that what they filed in court are actually in the court's file adding that the proof of service be made available so that any party wishing to amend their processes can do so after joining the suit.
Referendum: Federal High Court Sets to Hear Suit Today Written by Umuchiukwu 14th March 2022 A, Federal High Court in Abuja has set to hear a suit filed by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) seeking a referendum for an independent States for all Indigenous persons that wants to break out of Nigeria. The Suit which came up on January 21 2022 was adjourned to 14th March for hearing after the presiding Judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo failed to attend to the Suit. The suit is asking the court to compel the National Assembly and the Attorney General of the Federation to halt the ongoing constitutional review exercise and in its place, conduct a referendum to determine the existence of Nigeria and who populates it. Barrister Sufiyanu Gambo Idris is the counsel representing the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) under Arewa nation , Victor Onwaremadu is lead counsel representing Igbo nation , Barrister Timilehin Albert is the Counsel Yoruba nation , Barr. Sunday Efiko is the lead counsel representing Ijaw Nation while other nations in Nigeria are joining the suit . CNG Spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, stated that they have an interesting development adding that all tribes in Nigeria have come together to agree on a peaceful decent, and civilized way out of the quagmire we have been in for more than 60 years and thinks through referendum all tribes in Nigeria will determined peacefully whether to belong to Nigeria or not . Referendum Suit: Court Adjourns Hearing Till May Vows to Consider Motions from all the Nations Involved Written by Umuchiukwu 14th March 2022 A Federal High Court has adjourned the referendum case filed before Justice Inyanga Ekwo, asking the court to compel the National Assembly and the Attorney General of the Federation to halt the ongoing constitutional review exercise and instead, conduct a referendum to determine the existence of Nigeria and who populates it. Presiding Justice Ekwo adjourned the case to May 20th on the grounds that all representatives of the nation's involved must be listened to. This is following the claims by the plaintiff who told the court that he only received 3 motions of joinder from Igbos, ijaws and Yorubas whereas others like Akwa Ibom, Oron, are yet to serve them their own motions. Justice Inyanga Ekwo state that he will like to hear all applications for joinder the same time. He also directed that all the parties seeking to be joined should ensure that their respective processes are in the court file including the mode of service of same. Present before the court were, Barrister Sufiyanu Gambo Idris, the counsel representing the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) under Arewa nation , Victor Onwaremadu Esq, lead counsel representing Igbo nation , Barrister Timilehin Albert, Counsel Yoruba nation , Barr. Sunday Efiko, lead counsel representing Ijaw Nation. Meanwhile, other nations are expected to join the suit before the next adjourned date. Also, Felix Jonathan Esq and Kama Chukwuemeka . Bar Ebere Uzoatu is one of the parties in the suit on behalf of Igbo nations. However, the court directed that parties seeking to be joined must ensure that what they filed in court are actually in the court's file adding that the proof of service be made available so that any party wishing to amend their processes can do so after joining the suit.

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