Sunday, April 11

Tag: high court

Court Jails Professor for Manipulating 2019 Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial Election Results in favour of APC
News

Court Jails Professor for Manipulating 2019 Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial Election Results in favour of APC

Justice Augustine Odokwo of a High court sitting in Akwa Ibom state on Thursday March 25 sentenced Peter Ogban, a professor of soil science at the University of Calabar, to three years in prison after he was found guilty of manipulating election results. Ogban was the returning officer in the senatorial election in Akwa Ibom north-west in 2019. He was prosecuted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The court found him guilty of altering results of the election to favour the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In a previous court session, Ogban had told the court how the results of the election were falsified to give the All Progressives Congress (APC) an unfair advantage over its main rival, the Peoples Democratic Par...
Ex-Kebbi Senator, Umaru Tafidan Argungu arraigned for N419m alleged fraud in Sokoto
Crime

Ex-Kebbi Senator, Umaru Tafidan Argungu arraigned for N419m alleged fraud in Sokoto

Umaru Tafidan Argungu, a former Nigerian senator has been arraigned for N419m alleged fraud in Sokoto. The 61-year-old was arraigned on Monday, March 1, before Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the Sokoto State High Court on one count charge of criminal misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N419, 744, 612. 30 (Four Hundred and Nineteen Million, Seven Hundred and Forty-Four Thousand, Six Hundred and Twelve Naira, Thirty Kobo). The former Senator who represented Kebbi North in the 6th Senate under the People's Democratic Party (PDP), is alleged to have diverted the said sum which was paid by the Sokoto State government as 40percent equity stake in Hijrah Investment Nigeria Limited, owners of Hijrah Textile Ltd. According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, th...
Pastor Omotoso, co-accused due in PE High Court today
Crime

Pastor Omotoso, co-accused due in PE High Court today

The long-running criminal case of Pastor Timothy Omotoso and his two co-accused is set to resume in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Tuesday. The matter, which dates back to 2017, has been delayed numerous times. Omotoso was arrested in 2017 and has been behind bars ever since. Co-accused Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho have been out on bail. The trio face a string of charges, including rape, human trafficking and racketeering. One delay after the other has dragged it out into 2021 and the COVID-19 lockdown hasn't helped matters. Last November, an application brought by Omotoso, Sulani and Sitho to try to have the evidence of two State witnesses ruled inadmissible was dismissed by the High Court in Port Elizabeth. A recent bail bid was also unsuccessful and an app...
High Court Banned Open Grazing In 1969, Akeredolu Rules Effective Tomorrow
Politics

High Court Banned Open Grazing In 1969, Akeredolu Rules Effective Tomorrow

From tomorrow, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s seven-day grace to herdsmen to comply with a slew of rules will become effective. With the rules being challenged by Aso Rock and Miyetti Allah, a legal boost for correctness of the order has emerged in a revelation that a 1969 judgement in Abeokuta, Ogun state outlawed open cattle grazing. The judgment, which was not challenged, was given by Justice Adewale Thompson on 17 April, 1969 in Suit no AB/26/66. Johnson died in 2004 at the age of 82, his last role in retirement being secretary of Yoruba Elders Council (YCE). In his judgement, the jurist pronounced: “I do not accept the contention of Defendants that a custom exists which imposes an obligation on the owner of farm to fence his farm whilst the owner of cattle allows h...
Court Declines Okorocha’s Request to Stop Probe by EFCC and Imo Panel
News

Court Declines Okorocha’s Request to Stop Probe by EFCC and Imo Panel

Senator Rochas Okorocha’s request for an order to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the state probe panel from investigating him on alleged financial infractions, has been struck out by a federal high court sitting in Abuja. Okorocha had requested for a court order ending or suspending EFCC's investigation against him, including all the petitions submitted to it by the Imo government until the panel on contract set up by the same state government had concluded its probe on his government between 2011 and 2019. While counsel to the former Imo State governor, Oba Maduabuchi (SAN) informed the court that the defence counsel asked for an adjournment to respond to processes served on them and also asked the court to stop those involved in the suit from going...
Court Dismisses DSS Application to Set Aside President Buhari’s Daughter’s SIM Card Judgement Debt
News

Court Dismisses DSS Application to Set Aside President Buhari’s Daughter’s SIM Card Judgement Debt

  The Federal High Court in Asaba on Wednesday July 8, struck out the Department of State Services' application to stop payment of a N10 million judgement debt issued against it in a case involving President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan. The money was awarded to Anthony Okolie after he dragged the agency to court for violating his fundamental human rights over an MTN SIM card that was once used by Hanan. Justice Nnamdi Dimg alt='Court dismisses DSS application to set aside President Buhari's daughter?s SIM card judgement debt' who presided over the case, stated that only the Court of Appeal can entertain application for a stay-of-execution order to bar Mr Okolie from enforcing the payment of the judgement sum until the appeal is determined.  
Dakuku Peterside cries as court declares Aguma authentic Chairman
News

Dakuku Peterside cries as court declares Aguma authentic Chairman

Former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Dakuku Peterside has reacted to Tuesday’s Court judgment that declared Igo Aguma as the authentic Chairman of the party in the State. Peterside described the judgement as as a miscarriage of justice, adding that the APC will be great again. He assured party faithful that the evil gang-up against Rivers APC will not stand, adding that the judgment by Rivers State High Court was not totally unexpected. Speaking with journalists after the judgement, the party chieftain said the court in its wisdom granted all reliefs sought by the claimants, including those not sought. Honourable Igo Aguma had approached the court challenging the composition of the caretaker committee in the State by the APC ...
Sanwo-Olu Swears In Eight Judges
News

Sanwo-Olu Swears In Eight Judges

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday said he swore in eight new judges to strengthen the state’s High Court. The Judges had been confirmed by the National Judicial Council. Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a tweet via his official handle, said the eight judges will help to “deepen the dispensation of justice in our state.” To deepen the dispensation of justice in our state, today, I swore-in eight new Judges to strengthen our High Court following their confirmation by the National Judicial Council. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/URAUW3Lfn0 — Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) May 12, 2020 According to the Governor, the Judges include: Hon. Justice Dorcas Taiwo Olatokun, Hon. Justice Yhaqub Gbadebo Oshoala, Hon. Justice Omotola Ibironke Oguntade, Hon. Justice Olufunke Sule-Amzat, Ho...
Internet Fraudsters Bag Two Years Jail Term in Kaduna
News

Internet Fraudsters Bag Two Years Jail Term in Kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office on April 29, 2020, secured the convictions of Idahosa Bobby and Aidamebor Israel for offences bordering on internet fraud. They were arraigned before Justice Mohammed Tukur of the State High Court sitting in Kaduna, Kaduna State. The convicts were each arraigned on a separate one-count charge bordering on online fraud and for possession of fraudulent documents. . Idahosa and Israel were arrested by a team of operatives attached to the Intelligence and Special Operations Section, ISOS following intelligence reports indicating their involvement in cybercrime.
Disgraced Cardinal Pell awaits appeal verdict
News

Disgraced Cardinal Pell awaits appeal verdict

Cardinal George Pell will learn whether his appeal against child sex abuse convictions has been successful Tuesday when Australia’s High Court hands down its judgement. The former Vatican treasurer is trying to overturn a six-year sentence for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys at a Melbourne cathedral in the 1990s. Pell, who once helped elect popes, is the highest-ranking Catholic Church official ever convicted of child sex crimes. He maintains his innocence. The 78-year-old was found guilty on five charges by a jury in December 2018 before losing his first appeal in Victoria state’s Court of Appeal last August. Judges could yet deny Pell’s appeal, order a retrial or quash his conviction altogether. One of Australia’s highest-profile court cases, the judgement w...
Court Convicts Ex-NNPC Official Over N6bn Fraud In Kaduna
News

Court Convicts Ex-NNPC Official Over N6bn Fraud In Kaduna

The Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has secured the conviction of a former Sales Assistant of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Abdulkadir Mohammed Salihu. According to the EFCC, he was convicted before Justice Z. B Abubakar of the Federal High Court in Kaduna State, over fraudulent activities that summed up to the tune of N6 billion. The anti-graft agency revealed this in a tweet saying: The EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office has secured the conviction of one Abdulkadir Mohammed Salihu, a former Sales Assistant of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Kaduna Depot.He was arraigned on three count charge bordering on fraud to the tune of N6 billion, before Justice Z. B Abubakar of the Federal High Court in Kaduna Sta...
Court Sacks Enugu Monarch for Certificate Forgery
News

Court Sacks Enugu Monarch for Certificate Forgery

Igwe Anayo Anochili, the traditional ruler of Umuogbugbuagu Autonomous Community, Ugwuoba in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State has been sacked by a high court in the state after being found guilty of certificate forgery. Anochili was dragged to the court by another contestant, Chief Nathan Nwanze Nwangwu who stated that he (Anochili) was not qualified to contest for the traditional stool having presented a questionable Secondary School Certificate. While Anochili insisted that he polled the majority of lawful votes cast during the Igweship election in 2003, Nwangwu stated that he was the only qualified candidate who indicated interest. He also accused Anochili of truncating his presentation to the government for recognition. Justice Afam Nwobodo who presided over ...
Kenya’s High Court Suspends Flights From China Over Coronavirus
News

Kenya’s High Court Suspends Flights From China Over Coronavirus

The High Court in Kenya has suspended flights from China for ten days over the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. The order was issued by Justice James Makau after three cases were filed on Friday against the Kenyan government. “Upon perusal of all petitions and prayers sought, I find that unless a conservatory order is issued, Kenyans will be exposed to the deadly disease,” said Justice Makau. He then granted the request and suspended China Southern Airlines flights. According to Reuters, the cases were filed at the High Court by the Law Society of Kenya, two doctors, and a lawyer. The petitioners, who sued Cabinet Secretaries for Health, Transport and Interior, Kenya Airports Authority and the Attorney-General wanted the court to bar travellers from China and other coron...
Ondo Pastor Remains In Prison As Case Is Transferred To High Court On Case Of Missing Child
News

Ondo Pastor Remains In Prison As Case Is Transferred To High Court On Case Of Missing Child

The missing child case involving the founder of the Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Akure, Ondo State capital, Alfa Samuel Babatunde, has been transferred from the magistrates’ court to the state High Court. Babatunde, together with six other defendants have been standing trial over the missing of a one-year-old boy, Gold Kolawole, in his church. Kolawole was allegedly abducted during a Sunday service of the church by an unknown person in November last year and his whereabouts remained unknown until now. Consequently, the pastor and other defendants were arrested and arraigned before a magistrate court by the men of the state security service on six counts. They were later remanded in prison custody by the court. At the last hearing, the matter was adjourned till Wednesday, Feb...
Fulani Herdsmen Sue Oyo State Government over anti-grazing law
News

Fulani Herdsmen Sue Oyo State Government over anti-grazing law

Oyo State Government, its House of Assembly and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Oyo State, Prof. Oyelowo Oyewo have all been dragged to court by Fulani herdsmen in the state under the aegis of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria, over an alleged gross violation of their fundamental rights. In the lawsuit filed on their behalf by Professor Yusuf Dankofa, the herdsmen asked the Oyo State High Court to declare the law which allegedly victimized them as “illegal, unconstitutional, null and void” because it is “a coordinated attempt or strategy at curtailing their livelihood and further frustrating their lives in breach of constitutional provisions particularly section 33(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (As amended)." ...
Politics

Orji Kalu: High Court Verdict Can’t Stand, No Cause For Alarm – Lawyer

Following the ‘ill-advised conviction’ of former Governor of Abia and Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, of alleged N7.65bn fraud, a legal practitioner has declared that there was no cause for alarm. Speaking in a telephone interview shortly after the court ruling on Thursday afternoon, Victor Otie, Esq., faulted the judgement, insisting that it was unknown to law and cannot stand. “This is just a temporal distraction from his (Kalu’s) legislative duty, we are challenging it. We are sure of victory just like the Tribunal case. The ruling cannot stand. “How can you say a company (Slok) that has been in existence before he became governor should be wind up? Does it make sense?.” Asked if the judgement has direct legal implications on his (Kalu’s) seat as senator and o...
You will end up in shame – Sacked Ogun APC chairman curses Adams Oshiomhole
News

You will end up in shame – Sacked Ogun APC chairman curses Adams Oshiomhole

Chief Derin Adebiyi, the sacked chairman of Ogun state All Progressives Congress has laid a curse on the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.   In an interview with newsmen in Abeokuta on Friday, August 23rd, a angry Adebiyi, whose officials have just been pushed out of the secretariat by the caretaker committee, transferred his aggression on Oshiomhole saying; “Oshiomhole is backing this illegal caretaker committee; he has caused serious damages to the party at the national level. Mark my word, Oshiomhole will leave his position with ignominy (shame)".   Derin accused Oshiomhole of backing the “illegal caretaker committee” in Ogun and also causing crisis in the party as a whole. Adebiyi said the takeover of the secretariat by the Yemi Sanusi-led caretaker...
Nigerian lawmaker allegedly beats woman, forces her to walk naked
News

Nigerian lawmaker allegedly beats woman, forces her to walk naked

Uduak Nseobot, a councillor in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has been arraigned before a state High Court in Uyo with his wife Aniedi, for allegedly assaulting a woman and stripping her naked in the public.   The couple were arraigned on charges of kidnap, assault, publicly stripping and forcing Aniedi's close friend Iniubong Essien to walk naked, after they accused her of stealing some money sprayed on them at their wedding.   Iniubong revealed that she assisted the Nseobots in cooking their wedding food but denied being the person that picked the money at the wedding. She was reportedly abducted from her home in Uyo in November 2018, driven to a village in Ibiono (about 27 kilometres) and paraded before a village hall around 10 a.m.   ...
Buhari Upgrades College Of Agriculture To University
News

Buhari Upgrades College Of Agriculture To University

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to two Bills passed by the 8th National Assembly, upgrading the College of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State, to a full-fledged University, and reforming punitive measure of the Architects Registration Council. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) Mr Ita Enang disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday. Enang said the assenting of the Federal College of Agriculture Bill had upgraded the school from a ‘Federal College of Agriculture’ to a full-fledged Federal University of Agriculture, with all the powers and status of a university. He explained that the assented Architects Registration Council (Amendment) Bill has increased the penalty fee from N1,000 to N500,000. The presidential...
Civil engineer jailed for transferring N540k from his friend’s phone
News

Civil engineer jailed for transferring N540k from his friend’s phone

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office on July 26, 2019 secured the conviction of Hammed Lanre, a Civil Engineer, who was arraigned before Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of a Kwara State High sitting in Ilorin, for offence bordering on stealing.   He was alleged to have illegally withdrawn the sum of N540,000 using the phone of his friend who had offered the phone to him to access Facebook. Lanre had accessed his friend's PIN and used it to withdraw the money. Operatives of the EFCC, thereafter, located and arrested him in Lagos.   He was first arraigned on July 8, 2019 on a two-count charge to which he pleaded “not guilty”. However, realizing the strength of the evidence gathered against him, he approached the EFCC for a plea bargain, whi...
Court Sentences 3 Robbers To 21 Years Imprisonment
Uncategorized

Court Sentences 3 Robbers To 21 Years Imprisonment

An Abeokuta High Court on Friday sentenced three men to 21 years’ imprisonment each for robbing one Segun Olawale of his motorcycle, handset and money. The convicts – Yusuf Moshood, Kamilu Moruf and Kamilu Onifade whose addresses were not provided – were found guilty on a two-count charge of conspiracy and robbery. Justice Abiodun Akinyemi held that the court was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the defendants committed the offences. He said that the evidence provided by the prosecution was tenable. The Prosecutor, Mr Kunle Sodeinde, had during the trial told the court that the trio committed the offences on June 2, at Akomoje area of Abeokuta. According to Sodeinde, Moshood and Moruf boarded Olawale’s motorcycle from Saje, and asked the him to take them to Akomoje. “...
Imo Guber: Okorocha’s Son-In-Law, Nwosu Wins At Supreme Court
News

Imo Guber: Okorocha’s Son-In-Law, Nwosu Wins At Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, affirmed Uche Nwosu as the authentic governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in Imo State. The Apex Court struck out the suit instituted by Leonard Okolienta, challenging the judgments of the lower courts. Okolienta had approached the Supreme Court, after his suits at the High Court and Owerri Division of the Court of Appeal were dismissed. The two lower courts ruled that Nwosu was the AA’s standard-bearer for the 2019 governorship election. Delivering the Judgment, the Supreme Court warned against antics to misrepresent the Judiciary.
4 Men Arrested After They Allegedly Gang R*ped 15-Year-Old Girl In Lagos
News

4 Men Arrested After They Allegedly Gang R*ped 15-Year-Old Girl In Lagos

The Police at Ikeja Division, Lagos, have arrested four suspects who allegedly gang raped a 15-year old girl by reportedly engaging her in marathon sex one after the other and injured her private part. The incident happened at Araromi Street in Anifowoshe area of Ikeja Lagos where they reside. The suspects were Stephen Godwin, 33, Henry Obo, 25, Stanley Igben,33 and a teenager, Sah Osagie, 17. It was gathered that the suspects, who are cooling their heads in prison custody, reportedly lured the victim into an apartment and threatened her to submission. They allegedly forcefully removed her pant and engaged her in sex romp one after the other. She was later allowed to go after they had satisfied themselves and she had sustained injury in her private part. The victim was taken...
Patience Jonathan Forfeits $8.4 Million, N9.2 Billion To Fed Govt
News

Patience Jonathan Forfeits $8.4 Million, N9.2 Billion To Fed Govt

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ordered the forfeiture of ex-First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan’s $8.4 million and N9.2 billion to the Federal Government, The Nation reports. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun held that the money is reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime. She granted an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that the money should be permanently forfeited. The judge held that Mrs Jonathan could not prove that the money was legitimately earned. Details shortly...
Jealous Boy To Die By Hanging For Killing His Ex-Girlfriend
News

Jealous Boy To Die By Hanging For Killing His Ex-Girlfriend

A year after killing his ex girlfriend, Hauwa Muhammad, 24, for dumping him for another man, a Yobe High Court has sentenced Muhammed Adamu to death by hanging. Delivering judgment, Justice A. Jauro, held that he found him guilty of murder under Section 221 of the Penal Code. Speaking to newsmen after the verdict, the convict said: ”I have been praying to God for the best judgment. I believe that it is the will of God for me and I believe this verdict is God’s choice. I wholeheartedly accept it”. On June 5, 2018, the Police in Yobe alleged that Adamu killed Hauwa, on May 29, 2018, during an altercation.
Supreme Court To Determine Delta State Omo-Agege/Emerhor’s Fate
News

Supreme Court To Determine Delta State Omo-Agege/Emerhor’s Fate

This may not be the best of time for the embattled the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator, Barr Ovie Omo-Agege as the Supreme Court is set to determine who is the rightful party candidate between the senator and Olorogun O’tega Emerhor. The lingering legal tussle over the leadership of APC in Delta State has now moved to the Supreme Court, leaving Omo-Agege senatorial seat hanging in balance, though the controversial who was recently indicted by the national assembly in the Senate mace saga is running to become the Deputy Senate President. Omo-Agege The Chief Cyril Ogodo led faction of the party has asked the apex court to set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which had sacked it and reinstated Jones Erue leadership as the Executive Committee of the party in the State. ...
Akwa Ibom Governor, Emmanuel Loses Against EFCC
News

Akwa Ibom Governor, Emmanuel Loses Against EFCC

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, dismissed an application filed by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom, seeking to quash the entire charge preferred against Paul Usoro, SAN, President, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Usoro was charged alongside Udom and others in a case of money laundering to the tune of N1.4 billion, belonging to the Akwa Ibom State government. The NBA President was first arraigned before Justice Muslim Hassan of the same court on December 18, 2018. He was later re-arraigned before Justice Aikawa on a 10- count charge. The Judge further held that the applicant could not apply to the court to quash the charge or seek fair hearing as prayed in the appli...
Adeleke Qualified To Contest Osun Gov Election – Appeal Court
Uncategorized

Adeleke Qualified To Contest Osun Gov Election – Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, said it was satisfied that Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, possessed the requisite educational qualification to contest the last Governorship Election in Osun State. Ademola Adeleke The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-man panel of Justices, nullified as “perverse”, the judgment of an Abuja High Court in Bwari, which voided Adeleke’s nomination on the premise that he used forged WAEC Certificate and secured clearance to participate in the Osun gubernatorial election that held on September 22, 2018. Two Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, had in a suit they filed before the election was conducted, alleged that Adeleke made false declarations i...
I Saw The 17-Year-Old Student In A Pool Of Blood In Bed” – Policeman Testifies In Court
News

I Saw The 17-Year-Old Student In A Pool Of Blood In Bed” – Policeman Testifies In Court

Sgt. Alufailu Peter, on Thursday, told an FCT High Court that he saw the body of the deceased 17-year-old boy who was allegedly stabbed to death by Rukayat Abdulkareem, in a pool of blood on his bed. NAN reports that the police charged Abdulkareem, with the alleged murder of a 200 level student of the University of Abuja. Peter who was cross-examined by the defence counsel, Emmanual Ejiofor, told the court that the defendant was arrested by a vigilante group, guarding the Street in Kubwa village and handed over to the nearest police outpost on Jan.11, 2018. Asked if he picked up the Knife that was allegedly used to stab the late 17-year-old boy from the defendant from the house or from the defendant. he said he picked it up from the house. Ejiofor referred to pictures Peter too...
EFCC drags Gbenga Daniel over alleged N200m fraud
News

EFCC drags Gbenga Daniel over alleged N200m fraud

Justice Olarenwaju Mabekoje of the Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Friday, May 17, 2019, dismissed the no- case submission filed by a former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, who is being prosecuted for an alleged N200m (Two Hundred Million Naira) fraud.   Gbenga Daniel was re-arraigned on Monday, April 16, 2012 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a 32-count charge bordering on misappropriation of funds to the tune of over N200 million, criminal breach of trust and abuse of office.   He pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him, thereby setting the stage for his trial.   The defendant, at the last sitting, filed a no-case submission. At the resumed hearing today, Justice Mabekoje, in h...
Okorocha Apologises Over His Style Of Governance
News

Okorocha Apologises Over His Style Of Governance

During the inauguration of the New Imo State High Court Complex in Owerri, Okorocha declared that he is crazy and mad. He, however, anchored his declaration on his passion to make the state better than he met it. “I’m crazy and mad not because something has affected my medulla oblongata but because of my vision for Imo State. When I came in, I was baptized with the name OkoroHausa because I did not school in this part of the world. “I broke protocols and bent rules because such is allowed to get to wherever you want to get to. “I came here with a mandate to make Imo better. I came to practice an unusual style and I apologize for my style of getting to where I want. “My crazy system has worked for me, it has produced results.”
We Spent N61bn On Education In Seven Years’ – Governor Ajimobi
News

We Spent N61bn On Education In Seven Years’ – Governor Ajimobi

Outgoing Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday said that in his eight years as governor, he went through a lot of troubles to develop Imo State. Rochas Okorocha Okorocha spoke in Owerri during a prayer meeting by Women of Divine Destiny Initiative, WODDI, organized by his wife, Nkechi Okorocha at IMO International Convention Centre, IICC. According to Okorocha, in 2011, he came up with the slogan of Rescue Mission, because he met Imo State in a situation begging for “true governance.” The governor also used the opportunity to apologize to those he might have wronged in his eight years in office. During the inauguration of the New Imo State High Court Complex in Owerri, Okorocha declared that he is crazy and mad. He, however, anchored his declaration on his passion to make...
Court Dismisses Suit Seeking Removal Of Saraki, Dogara, Others
News

Court Dismisses Suit Seeking Removal Of Saraki, Dogara, Others

A Federal High Court on Friday dismissed a suit seeking the sack of the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki Speaker of the House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara, and 52 other lawmakers over alleged defection from one political party to another. Mycelebrityandi had reported that the suit was instituted on July 2018, by an advocacy body known as Legal Defence and Assistant Project (LEPAD). LEPAD is seeking the court to declare the seat of the affected national legislators vacant over their defections. The lawmakers had responded by asking the court to dismiss the suit for lack of merit. More details later
Court restrains EFCC from Investigating Senate President, Bukola Saraki
News

Court restrains EFCC from Investigating Senate President, Bukola Saraki

A Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from investigating Bukola Saraki, Senate President of Nigeria.   The EFCC had said it would investigate Saraki’s earning while he was the Governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011. Saraki, who described the investigation as a witch-hunt, approached the court, filing two charges in order to restrain the anti-graft agency from probing his earnings and emoluments.   Sunday Onubi, Saraki’s lawyer, charged Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation; Department of State Services; Muhammed Adamu, Inspector General of Police; Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC); and Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT); alongside the EFCC.   Justice Taiwo...
Bauchi State Governor-elect Arraigned in Court by EFCC
News

Bauchi State Governor-elect Arraigned in Court by EFCC

A Bauchi-based Civil Service Organisations (CSOs), has applauded the EFCC on its work to speed up the trial of Bauchi state governor-elect, Sen. Bala Mohammed. “We also note with appreciation, the refusal of the EFCC to pander to some sponsored fabrications to suspend the multi-billion-naira corruption trial of Bala Mohammed, on the puerile ground that he is now a governor-elect. “Immunity from criminal prosecution cannot be extended to a governor-elect. “We make bold to say that your commission is obligated to making this a test case by ensuring a day-to-day trial in line with the administration of Criminal Justice Act. “The commission should also make it a water-shed prosecution before May 29, to serve as a deterrent to corrupt politicians that before immunity comes justice.’...
Man Lands In Trouble After Luring Girl Into Sex Romp By Fondling Her Breasts
News

Man Lands In Trouble After Luring Girl Into Sex Romp By Fondling Her Breasts

A 46-year old man, Mobolaji Gbajabiamila, has been arrested for luring an 18-year old girl into sex romp by fondling her breasts and getting her confused in Iporin area of Surulere, Lagos, where they reside. The suspect, Gbajabiamila, reportedly lured the victim into his flat and used words of mouth to confuse her while fondling her breasts. He then allegedly lured her to his bed, removed her pant and engaged her in the romp. However, after the romp, the victim regained her senses and raised alarm that she had been raped. The matter was reported to the police in the area and Gbajabiamila was arrested. The matter was later transferred to the Gender Section of the Police Command. It was gathered that during interrogation, Gbajabiamila denied that he sexually assaulted her became wha...
Court Fines Nigerian Lawyer N200,000 for Inefficiency
News

Court Fines Nigerian Lawyer N200,000 for Inefficiency

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja has levelled a fine of N200,000 against counsel for Apartment le Paradis, a hotel in which Nanle Dariye, son of a former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, is a director, for inefficiency. Nanle was on February 27, 2018 arraigned along with Apartment le Paradis on a six-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N1.5 billion, to which he pleaded “not guilty”. Shortly after the prosecution closed its case against him, his counsel, Kanu Agabi, SAN, on February 13, 2019 argued his “no-case” submission via an application dated and filed on December 13, 2018. Ruling on the application on March 7, 2019 the trial judge struck out count one of the charges, which directly affected Nanle, and held that the ...
Adebayo Shittu vs APC: Court reschedules judgment for Friday
Uncategorized

Adebayo Shittu vs APC: Court reschedules judgment for Friday

A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Thursday postponed the judgment earlier reserved for today (Thursday) in a case between the Minister of Communications, Barrister Abdulraheem Adebayo Shittu and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the removal of his name on the party’s primary election list. The court, DAILY POST recalls had on Wednesday reserved until today (Thursday) judgment in the case between Shittu and the APC over the party’s primary election. The minister, who is also a member of the APC, dragged the party to court, seeking redress for allegedly being denied participation in the governorship primary election in Oyo State in the recent general elections in the country. He claimed that APC’s national leadership omitted his name in ...
Jos radio station in court over prolonged shutdown
News

Jos radio station in court over prolonged shutdown

Mr Clinton Garuba, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Jay FM made the disclosure on Thursday in a statement in Jos. Garuba said that the case against NBC had been filed at Federal High Court sitting in Jos. The MD said that it became necessary to seek justice against the regulatory body, alleging that NBC had submitted itself to manipulations by some highly- placed power players. “It is instructive at this juncture to announce that we have since filed a suit against the NBC in the Jos Division of the Federal High Court. “We urge the press and all lovers of freedom and liberty in the world to beam their searchlights on this case as it would be a litmus test to the right to freedom of the press. “The regulatory body in communicating the directive to shut down the station b...
NYSC Certificate: Court takes further decision on Buhari’s Minister, Shittu
News

NYSC Certificate: Court takes further decision on Buhari’s Minister, Shittu

The Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Wednesday, reserved until Thursday, judgment in the case between Communication Minister, Mr Adebayo Shittu and All Progressives Congress (APC) over the party’s primary election. The minister, a member of the APC, had dragged the party to court, seeking redress for allegedly being denied participation in the governorship primary election in Oyo state in the recent general elections in the country. He claimed that APC’s national leadership omitted his name in the list of its gubernatorial aspirants for the primaries in Oyo state because he did not participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme. After filing of written addresses by the plaintiff and the defendants, the Judge, Justice P.I. Ajoku, fixed Thursday afternoon for judgment o...
Court Orders Service Of Processes On Magu Over Detention Of Lawyer, Ex-Senator.
Politics

Court Orders Service Of Processes On Magu Over Detention Of Lawyer, Ex-Senator.

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Apo, Abuja has ordered substituted service of processes be effected on the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu over contempt proceedings initiated by a lawyer, Monday Ubani and former Christopher Enai. Ubani, a former national officer of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), and Enai, an ex-senator from Bayelsa State were said to have been detained by the EFCC since March 19 this year when they honoured the commission’s invitation. Ubani and Enai are  ‘standing surety’ for Mrs. Ngozi Olejeme, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), who the commission is investigating for alleged corruption. On March 26, upon listening to Mike Ozekhome (SAN), who a...
Adeleke qualifies to be governor, says Appeal Court
News

Adeleke qualifies to be governor, says Appeal Court

The Akure division of the Court of Appeal on Saturday said the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the September governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke was eligible to contest the election. With the ruling, the controversies surrounding the eligibility of the lawmaker to contest the election or hold the office as a governor might have ended. The Appeal Court in its ruling dismissed an appeal against the judgment of an Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo which had earlier confirmed the eligibility of Adeleke to contest the governorship election. An Osun State High Court had earlier ruled that Adeleke was qualified to contest for the governorship election, having been educated up to secondary school level. The petitioners how...
Certificate Forgery: Court Nullifies Davido Uncle’s Nomination for Osun Guber Polls
Politics

Certificate Forgery: Court Nullifies Davido Uncle’s Nomination for Osun Guber Polls

The participation of Senator Ademola Adeleke in the last governorship election in Osun State, has been nullified by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Bwari, Abuja. Justice Othman Musa, today,  annulled Adeleke’s nomination as candidate of the PDP on the grounds that he offended section 177 of the 1999 constitution as amended. “The section states that candidates for the position of governor must be educated up to secondary school level. Justice Musa said while the court’s findings showed that Adeleke entered secondary school in 1976, there was no record showing that he (Adeleke) actually graduated. The judge said Adeleke’s name was no longer seen in the school’s register from 1980. The judgment was on a suit filed by two members of APC, Wahab Raheem and...
Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer reveals what stopped sureties from producing IPOB leader in court
News

Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer reveals what stopped sureties from producing IPOB leader in court

Counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Barr Aloy Ejimakor has denied that sureties to the leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu have applied to the Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court Abuja to withdraw their suretyship. Ejimakor, in a press statement, rather blamed the inability of the sureties to produce Kanu on the invasion of his (Kanu’s) house by military personnel. He cried that reports in the media and social media quoting Justice Nyako as saying that her withdrawal of Kanu’s bail was because his sureties had withdrawn their suretyship was not true. The counsel, in the press release made available to DAILY POST in Awka, said, “On the matter of revocation of Kanu’s bail and the consequent Order of bench warrant, I, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, Counsel to one of the sure...
Court Revokes Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail, Orders His Re-Arrest
News

Court Revokes Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail, Orders His Re-Arrest

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the re-arrest of the self-proclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Justice Binta Nyako gave the order in a ruling on Thursday after revoking the bail granted to the IPOB leader. She explained that the court gave the order because Mr Kanu had failed to appear in court after his bail was granted in April 2017. The judge also ordered that trial would continue in the absence of the IPOB leader and directed that a bench warrant be issued for his arrest. She ruled that the trial must continue one way or another and directed that a fresh date for the continuation be given by parties so that the matter would continue in Kanu’s absence. Justice Nyako, thereafter, adjourned the case till June 18. S...
CUPP hails Federal High Court ruling nullifying Zamfara APC primaries
News

CUPP hails Federal High Court ruling nullifying Zamfara APC primaries

Similarly, CUPP commended the court for its ruling vacating its earlier order restricting INEC from continuing the collation of governorship election result from Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area, saying the development had open room for official declaration of the winner of Bauchi State Governorship election. In a statement by its spokesman,Ikenga Ugochinyere, CUPP said with the court’s decision,”Gradually the House of political injustice APC built will collapse on their head.” Recall that the Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto State, led by Justice Tom Yakubu, has set aside the judgement of a Zamfara High Court on the All Progressives Congress primary election that produced the party’s candidates for the governorship, National and State Assembly elections.” Speaking on the Bauc...
Court nullifies Zamfara APC primaries for governorship, assembly elections
News

Court nullifies Zamfara APC primaries for governorship, assembly elections

The Court of Appeal Sokoto Division on Monday set aside the judgment delivered by the Zamfara High Court, allowing the All Progressives Congress (APC) to field candidates in the 2019 election. The appeal was filed by Sen. Kabiru Marafa, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) and 129 others through his Counsel, Mr Mike Ozheokome SAN. Respondents are Kabiru Liman-Danalhaji and 139 others represented by Mr Mahmud Magaji SAN as lead Counsel. Delivering the lead judgment, which was adopted by two other justices: Tijjani Abubakar and Jamilu Tukur, Justice Tom Yakubu held that the lower court failed in its duty to properly evaluate the evidence before it. Yakubu said judges have the legal power to produce judgment and reach decisions with reason, noting that in the...
Court Orders INEC To Continue Collation Of Bauchi Gov Election Results
News

Court Orders INEC To Continue Collation Of Bauchi Gov Election Results

According to a report by Punch Metro, the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday gave the Independent National Electoral Commission the leeway to continue and conclude the collation of the results of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in the Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State. Delivering judgment, Justice Inyang Ekwo set aside his earlier order of March 19, 2019, which stopped the collation of the results. After declining jurisdiction to hear the substantive case, the judge ruled in his judgment on Monday that “the defendant (INEC) should be allowed to continue its constitutional duty”. “There is no legal impediment before the defendant to go on with the decision of the defendant to execute its decision in its press release,” the judge ruled. The suit was f...

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/gqbzggmy/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4757