Nigeria, Feb. 1 -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday slated 6 February for judgement in the legal dispute over the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial ticket for the Yobe North Senatorial District.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, is the incumbent occupier of the seat. He had sought to clinch APC's ticket for reelection to the Senate after his failed attempt at the party's presidential ticket last year.

The Court of Appeal in Abuja in November last year affirmed Mr Lawan's rival, Bashir Machina, as the party's valid candidate for the senatorial district.

But while Mr Lawan decided not to pursue the case further at the Supreme Court, the APC took on the mantle of appealing against the Court of Appeal's judgement challenging the no...