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Court to decide Nyako’s comeback March 17



The case filed by former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, challenging his impeachment by the state House of Assembly last year, has been fixed for March 17, by a Federal High Court in Bauchi.

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, had transferred the suit to Bauchi after about three weeks of withdrawing the case file from the court’s division in Yola, where hearing had been concluded and judgment was scheduled to be delivered on February 12.

It is still unclear what direction the proceedings scheduled for March 17 before the new judge, Justice M.G. Umar, will take.

It is also not known whether hearing in the matter, which had already been scheduled for judgment, would start afresh or Justice Umar would proceed to deliver the judgment he did not prepare.

The former governor had, in November 2014, filed the fundamental rights enforcement suit in the Yola Division of the Federal High Court, alleging that he was denied fair hearing in the proceedings of the impeachment panel which recommended his removal from office to the state House of Assembly in July 2014.

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