Thursday, April 22

Tag: Court Orders

Court Orders Extension Of NIN Registration By Two Months
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Court Orders Extension Of NIN Registration By Two Months

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the extension of the deadline for National Identity Number, NIN by two months. Justice Maureen Onyetenu granted the extension while delivering a ruling in a fundamental right suit filed by legal practitioner, Monday Ubani against the federal government, the Attorney General of the Federation, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC and the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy. In the suit, Ubani had contended that the initial two weeks ultimatum (now extended to April 6, 2021) given to telecommunication operators to block SIM Cards of Nigerians who have not registered their SIM Card with NIN if allowed, will infringe on his constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of expression, right to own moveable property and righ...
Court Orders Man To Wash Public Toilets For 30 Days For Being Rude
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Court Orders Man To Wash Public Toilets For 30 Days For Being Rude

An Ile-Tuntun Customary Court in Ibadan on Wednesday, ordered a man, Jimoh Falola, to wash public toilets for 30 days for being rude to the court. In his ruling, the President of the court, Chief Henry Agbaje held that Falola had no regards for constituted authority from the way he insulted the court while the court was sitting. Agbaje consequently ordered Falola to be taken away by the police until he is ready to comport himself in a civil and orderly manner. ”He is ordered to embark on 30-day community service which include clearing the bush, sweeping the cutting, road sweeping and washing of public toilets. The arbitrator subsequently adjourned the case until March 29 for hearing. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Opeyemi, filed a divorce suit against her estrang...
Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Orders Obaseki To Open Defence Tuesday
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Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Orders Obaseki To Open Defence Tuesday

The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday, closed the forgery case it instituted against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, after it called a total of six witnesses and tendered 17 Exhibits. Lead counsel to the APC, Chief Akin Olujimi, SAN, announced decision of the party to rest its case, shortly after the court discharged the sixth witness, PW-6, Dr. Mikano Asekome, who is an Associate Professor in Banking and Finance Department at Benson Idahosa University, Benin city, Edo state. The PW-6 told the court that he was on December 23, 2020, summoned to appear as witness in the matter. The witness went ahead and tendered in evidence, the original copy of his certificate in Agricultural-Economics, which the University of Ibadan awarded to him on July 31, 1978. Under cro...
EndSARS: Court Orders Police To Probe Davido, Wizkid, Falz, Tiwa Savage, Others
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EndSARS: Court Orders Police To Probe Davido, Wizkid, Falz, Tiwa Savage, Others

A Magistrate Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the Police to investigate 50 End SARS protesters. They are accused of playing active roles in the agitaion. They include Aisha Yesufu, David Adeleke – Davido, Ayodeji Balogun – Wizkid, Deji Adeyanju, Sam Adeyemi, Ayo Sogunro, Tiwa Savage, Dipo Awojide, Folarin Falana – Falz, Modupe Odele – Moe, Feyikemi Abudu – FK. Micheal Ajereh – Don Jazzy, Peter Okoye, Paul Okoye, Rinu Oduala, Innocent Idibia – 2baba, Kanu Nwankwo, Joe Abah, Kiki Mordi, Tope Akinyode, Adebola Williams, Yul Edochie, Bankole Wellington. Also on the list are Oseyi Etomi, Jola Ayeye, Japhet Omojuwa, Pamilerin Adegoke, Kelvin Odanz Adekunle Temitope, Layo Ogunbanwo, Ayodele Makun, Uche Jombo, Yemi Alade, Ojabodu Ademola. The order to investigate the protesters wa...
We Were Right To Hold Sowore, Dasuki Despite Court Orders – Malami
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We Were Right To Hold Sowore, Dasuki Despite Court Orders – Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, says the regime of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had the right to continually detain Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore; and a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), despite court orders. Malami said this during a programme titled, ‘Good Morning Nigeria’ on NTA on Thursday.The minister said the constitution gives the government the right to appeal court orders to the level of the Supreme Court. He said during the process of applying for variation of court orders or appealing judgements, the enforcement of that court order can be delayed and this ought not to be termed as disobedience to court orders. When asked if this was what happened in the cases of Da...
Sowore: Moghalu says, Even Accused Persons Are Entitled To Due Process
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Sowore: Moghalu says, Even Accused Persons Are Entitled To Due Process

The YPP's Presidential candidate in the 2019 general election condemned in totality the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore who was captured against Court orders by the DSS. Kingsley Moghalu in a post he made via his twitter handle said "I condemn the total disregard for rule of law by Nigeria’s present government as we have seen in the DSS desecration of the Nigerian judicial system to rearrest Omoyele Sowore @YeleSowore . I call for his immediate release. Even accused persons are entitled to due process."
The World Is Watching Your Violation Of Sowore’s Rights – Ezekwesili To Buhari
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The World Is Watching Your Violation Of Sowore’s Rights – Ezekwesili To Buhari

Friday’s Sowore and DSS mega drama at the Federal High Court has the attention of the Nigerian communities and the global world with Oby Ezekwesili who is the Convener of Bring Back Our Girls campaign and a former Minister of Education has made her opinion heard on the humiliation and violation of Omoyele Sowore citizenship rights in Court today by the DSS. Ezekwesili reminded President Muhammadu Buhari that the world at large was watching Sowore’s human right violation as a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Ezekwesili reminded President Muhammadu Buhari that the world at large was watching Sowore’s human right violation as a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Oby Ezekwesili’s message to Buhari; “President Buhari, the whole world is watching the video of of...
Court Orders Saraki’s Ilorin Houses Forfeited To FG
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Court Orders Saraki’s Ilorin Houses Forfeited To FG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday secured an order of the Federal High Court in Lagos for the forfeiture of two houses in Ilorin, Kwara State belonging to a former Senate President, Bukola Saraki. The EFCC told the court it uncovered monumental fraud perpetrated in the treasury of the Kwara State Government between 2003 and 2011, when Saraki was the governor of the state. Based on an ex parte application filed by the EFCC pursuant to Section 17 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act No. 14, 2006, Justice Rilwan Aikawa ordered the temporary forfeiture of Saraki’s two properties designated as Plots No. 10 and No. 11 Abdulkadir Road, GRA, Ilorin, Kwara State. An operative of the EFCC, Olamide Sadiq, said in an affidavit filed in support of th...
Saraki Reacts As Court Orders The Forfeiture Of His Properties In Ikoyi
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Saraki Reacts As Court Orders The Forfeiture Of His Properties In Ikoyi

Bukola Saraki took to his twitter page to react after Court Ordered Him To Forfeit His Properties In Ikoyi. My attention has been drawn to an Order granted by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos pursuant to an ex-parte application by @officialEFCC It is my belief that the Judge was misled into granting this Order and was not presented with the full position of the law or the facts It is my belief that the Court was not informed of a pending Order of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja restraining @officialEFCC from taking any steps regarding the seizure of the property in question pending the determination of a suit filed before that Court. I also believe that the Court was not made aware that the property in question formed part of the judgment of the Court given on July ...
Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of Assets Linked To Oyo-ita
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Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of Assets Linked To Oyo-ita

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the permanent forfeiture of some assets returned by a suspect linked to the suspended Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita. Details of the case were not read out in the open court when Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa made the order of final forfeiture of the monetary assets to the Federal Government. Oyo-Ita was placed on an indefinite suspension over corruption allegations launched against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Moving the application on Thursday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s lawyer, M. S. Abubakar, said the funds were voluntarily returned to the commission as proceeds of crime. Abubakar reminded the court that it had on June 28, 2019 granted an ex parte...
Okorocha: INEC Gives Update On Court Orders
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Okorocha: INEC Gives Update On Court Orders

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will meet on Tuesday, regarding judgments and orders from various Courts of Law on issuance of Certificates of Return. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. Okoye stated this while reacting to enquiry on the commission’s decision on a court order, directing it to issue Certificates of Return to a Senator and five House of Representatives members under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bauchi State. He said the commission was yet to take any decision regarding the judgement as its National Commissioners supervising state level review on the 2019 genera...
Buhari Obeyed Court Orders In Military, Failed To Do So In Democracy – Falana
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Buhari Obeyed Court Orders In Military, Failed To Do So In Democracy – Falana

Femi Falana who spoke yesterday in Lagos during a public lecture on the 30th anniversary of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), stated that President Buhari obeyed Court orders as a military leader, but failed to do so in democracy Femi Falana, a human rights activist who wondered why President Buhari obeyed court orders as a military leader from December 31, 1983 to August 27, 1985 but failed to do so in a democracy, said he would write to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), to find out why. The lawyer who revealed he was worried about how court orders were being disobeyed by the Federal Government, said; “I just remember this morning trying to write a letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation and I find, very painfully, tha...
Buhari: Failure To Obey Court Orders, National Embarrassment – Soyinka
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Buhari: Failure To Obey Court Orders, National Embarrassment – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to obey court orders as a national embarrassment. It was also a day President General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, declared in Lagos that restructuring of Nigeria is now or never. They said this at the maiden Handshake Across Nigeria summit, with the theme: Nigeria beyond oil organised by Nzuko Umunna in partnership with The Core Federalists, which was held in Lagos, yesterday. Soyinka, who was the keynote speaker, also said present and past leaders have consistently abandoned recommendations made by Nigerians on different occasions on how to move the country forward and that restructuring the countr...
Court Orders Gov. Bello Of Kogi State To Pay Civil Servant’s Four Years Salary
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Court Orders Gov. Bello Of Kogi State To Pay Civil Servant’s Four Years Salary

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Friday ordered the Kogi State Government to pay a civil servant, Ameh Onoj, whose salary was stopped in March 2014. Onoja had approached the court to seek redress when he was told that his salary was stopped because he had attained the compulsory retirement age. Justice David Isele in his judgment, held that evidence before the court showed that the claimant had not reached the mandatory retirement age of 60. Isele also said neither has the claimant spent 35 years in service as required by civil service rule before retirement. The court went further to order the restoration of the claimant’s monthly salary of N153,298 from March, 2014 till date within one month.
‘Why Nigerians Won’t Stop Thinking I Am A Liar’ – Lai Mohammed
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‘Why Nigerians Won’t Stop Thinking I Am A Liar’ – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has challenged Nigerians who see him as a liar to point out any particular lie he has told. He said that being the face of opposition for so long before joining the government at the centre gave Nigerians the wrong ideas about him. The Minister, while speaking during the Osasu Show anchored by Osasu Igbinedion herself on AIT, said Nigerians blamed him for lying because they had associated him with the opposition party for ten years. Lai Mohammed said no one could fault the facts and figures he had presented to Nigerians so far, stressing that he had since challenged Nigerians to point to any particular lie he told but that so far, no Nigerian had pointed to any. He said: “I think I carried two major burdens. The first burden I ...
Why I Attended Kanu’s Trial – Fayose
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Why I Attended Kanu’s Trial – Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Wednesday explained his presence at the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, saying it is in line with his belief in justice for all irrespective of tribe. Fayose further vowed to attend the trials of former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), and the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The governor, who was speaking on African Independent Television’s programme ‎People, Politics and Power, said he would never support a situation whereby court orders, rulings and judgments are disregarded by the government. “The Federal Government are the ones making Kanu a hero. Anywhere in the world, agitation is normal. In the United Kingdom, there is agitation in Northern ...

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