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Myanmar Coup: ‘Protesters Face up to 20 Years in Prison if they Obstruct Armed forces’- Myanmar military warns
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Myanmar Coup: ‘Protesters Face up to 20 Years in Prison if they Obstruct Armed forces’- Myanmar military warns

Myanmar's military has warned anti-coup protesters across the country that they could face up to 20 years in prison if they obstruct the armed forces. According to the military, sentences and fines will also apply to those found to incite "hatred or contempt" towards the coup leaders. The new law was announced as armoured vehicles appeared on the streets of several cities. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in protests in recent days demanding the release from detention of their elected leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and the restoration of democracy in Myanmar, after the military carried out a coup on February 1. Her party was elected in a resounding victory last November, but the military has alleged voter fraud without providing proof. In a statement...
Court Summons IGP Adamu Over Contempt
Politics

Court Summons IGP Adamu Over Contempt

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu to appear before it in relation to a contempt proceedings initiated against him. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, in a ruling, ordered the IGP to among others, appear before the court on February 4 this year to show cause why he should not be penalised for refusing to honour a subsisting judgment of the court. “An order of this honourable court is hereby made mandating the Inspector General of Police to appear before this honourable court on the 4th day of February 2021 at 9am to show cause why a contempt proceedings should not be taken against the Inspector General of Police for refusal to obey the judgment of this honourable court in this matter, which judgment was affirmed by the Court of Appe...
Obu Mines: BUA Threatens Dangote Group With Contempt Of Court Proceedings
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Obu Mines: BUA Threatens Dangote Group With Contempt Of Court Proceedings

BUA Group has warned Dangote group to remove its excavators and trenches used in barricading the entrance of Obu Mines in three days or face contempt of court proceedings. BUA Group in a statement said that Dangote in its not so surprising tactic and in total disregard for the court and rule of law has laid siege on BUA’s Obu mines Okpella by placing excavators and creating trenches at the entrance to effectively prevent BUA Vehicles from operating at the mining sites even after a competent Federal High Court in Benin recently granted BUA rights over the mines. While drawing public attention to the Dangote’s illegal self-help measures, BUA warned Dangote to restore access to its mining sites, by refilling the trenches and removing their excavator, within three days or it will Insti...
Atiku Addresses APC’s Claim That he’s not Nigerian
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Atiku Addresses APC’s Claim That he’s not Nigerian

Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2019 election, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not deserve an answer, after contesting his Nigerian citizenship. The former vice-president stated this in a statement, signed by his media aide, Paul Ibe, on Saturday. Atiku and the PDP are challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, claiming that from the data in INEC’s server, he actually polled a total of 18,356,732 votes while Buhari recorded 16,741,430. But APC urged the tribunal to dismiss PDP’s petition for incompetence, arguing that Section 131(a) of the Constitution stipulates that a person must be a citizen of Nigeria by birth to be qualified to contest for t...
Lifestyle

Tesla’s Boss Elon Musk May Be Held In Contempt Over A Tweet

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, after surprising the board of directors and the world at large by smoking marijuana and sipping whiskey in a 2 1/2 –hour podcast on “The Joe Rogan Experience” has again made the headlines.  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has moved to court as asking a New York judge to hold him in contempt for violating a settlement over some social media comments.  The move comes after he tweeted about the company’s scheduled production, “Tesla made 0 cars in 2011, but will make around 500k in 2019.”  Sometime last year, he had agreed not to make any statements concerning the car firm’s financial performance without any prior agreement with Tesla.  The settlement had followed after he had tweeted last year in August about Tesla going private. There was n...
Alleged Contempt: Saraki Concedes, Pays Omo-agege’s Entitlements
Politics

Alleged Contempt: Saraki Concedes, Pays Omo-agege’s Entitlements

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has evaded the trouble of being subjected to trial for contempt as he conceded to the request for the payment of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege’s withheld entitlements. The information that Saraki has authorised the payment of Omo-Agege’s entitlements was made public on Thursday by his (Omo-Agege’s) lawyer, Alex Izinyon (SAN). Izinyon made the disclosure at the resumption of proceedings in the contempt case initiated against Saraki and the Senate by Omo-Agege, before the Federal High Court, Abuja. Omo-Agege (representing Delta Central) initiated the contempt proceedings over allegation that Saraki and the Senate refused to obey a portion of the court’s earlier judgment ordering that he (Omo-Agege), who was earlier suspended, be paid his entitlements...
Rivers Court Sentence Shell MD, Two Others To Jail For Contempt
Crime

Rivers Court Sentence Shell MD, Two Others To Jail For Contempt

The Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company SPDC, Osagie Okunbor, and two other top officials of the oil firm, Nike Onyilola and Keibi Atemie, have been sentenced to three months’ imprisonment with hard labour by a Port Harcourt High court, for contempt. Nike Onyilola is the SPDC Secretary and Head of Legal Department while Keibi Atemie is the Deputy Country Head of Legal/Managing Counsel, Global Litigation, Sub-Sahara Africa.   The three persons were convicted for refusing to obey a court order in 2008 instructing their organization to forfeit the land where Bonny Crude Oil terminal was operating from. The preisding judge,  Justice George Omereji, said the court order asking the company to vacate the land was given 10 years ago by Justice Margaret Opara of ...
Glo Chairman’s Son, Eniola Adenuga To Be Arrested Over Baby Mama Drama
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Glo Chairman’s Son, Eniola Adenuga To Be Arrested Over Baby Mama Drama

Glo Chairman’s Son, Eniola Adenuga To Be Arrested Over Baby Mama Drama Eniola, the son of Globacom chairman, Mike Adenuga will be arrested anytime soon, following a Tinubu Chief Magistrate’s Court order. The Chief Magistrate, Mr T.A. Elias, in a ruling declared that the 28-year-old was in contempt of court for refusing to give the custody of his child, Anthena, to the mother, Damilola. Elias said Eniola should be arrested until he gives, “full custody of the subject (Anthena) to the respondent (Damilola).” Punch reports that Eniola and Damilola dated, and within the period, the 25-year-old became pregnant and had the child. In September 2017, a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court gave an interim order which awarded the custody of the child to the mother. While Eniola was given ...
Contempt: Diamond Bank, Shell Directors In Trouble
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Contempt: Diamond Bank, Shell Directors In Trouble

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos South West Nigeria has granted Unity Bank PLC judicial authority to commence, issue and serve committal proceedings (FORM 48)against, Directors of Diamond Bank Plc and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC).for intentional disobedience of the order of the court. The affected Directors are: Chairman,Board of directors of Diamond bank Mr Chris Ogbeche, Managing Director /Chief Executive Officer, Diamond bank Mr Uzoma Dozie, Deputy Managing Director, Diamond bank, Caroline Anyanwu. Managing Director, Nigeria Shell Petroleum development company, SPDC Mr Osagie Ogunbor, Vice -president SPDC, Mr. Peter Costello, and Director SPDC Simbi wabote. Persons to be cited named above are in charge of the day to day administration and managemen...

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