The Supreme Court has fixed January 17, 2022 to hear the application challenging the jurisdiction of the court and the main suit, 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 seven-man panel led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, fixed the date
after counsels to the Attorney General of the Federation, and Imo State,
Remi Olatubora (SAN) and Olushola Oke (SAN), told the court that
they had two motions challenging the competence of the suit and the
court’s jurisdiction.

According to them, they believe these motions, ought to take precedence
over the main suit.

The legal team to the Rivers State Government however told the court
their summons for direction by the court in streamlining the various
applications, ought to take precedent.

He suggested that the motions by the Imo State Government should be
heard with the main suit.

Rivers State had taken the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar
Malami and the Imo State Government, before the apex court.

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