Supreme Court fixes January 17 to hear Rivers/Imo oil wells dispute suit

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The Supreme Court, on Monday, fixed January 17, 2022 to hear an application challenging the jurisdiction of the court in the case instituted by the Rivers State government seeking to stop the Federal Government from ceding 17 oil wells in the state to Imo State.

The court will also hear the application challenging the competence of the main suit.

The seven-member panel, led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, fixed the date after counsel to the Attorneys-General of the Federation and Imo State, Mr Remi Olatubora and Mr Olusola Oke told the court that they had two motions.

The motions, they said, are challenging the competence of the suit and the jurisdiction of the court to hear the matter.

The…



Source: Nigerian Tribune

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