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Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB announces no sit-at-home as court delivers judgment
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Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB announces no sit-at-home as court delivers judgment

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said there will be no sit-at-home across the Southeast on Wednesday and Thursday next week. IPOB relaxed the sit-at-home due to the scheduled judgment of the High Court sitting in Abia State. The court will on Wednesday rule on Kanu’s fundamental rights suit. However, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, however, limited the sit-at-home order to Tuesday, when Kanu will appear before Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court. Powerful explained that the decision was to allow people of the Southeast go about their lawful business as the court rules on Kanu’s fundamental right suit. In a statement he issued on Saturday, Powerful said: “We are the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB under the command of our indefatigable Leader, Mazi ...
Chidinma Sold Late Ataga’s Laptop to me for N495,000 – Man Tells Court
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Chidinma Sold Late Ataga’s Laptop to me for N495,000 – Man Tells Court

Chidinma Ojukwu the alleged killer of Super TV Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga sold the dead man's laptop for N495, 000 after allegedly killing him. The businessman who bought the laptop, Mr. Ifeoluwa Oluwo made the confession before the Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, on Thursday. He said Chidinma sold the deceased’s laptop to him. He said that he bought the laptop from the first defendant for N495,000, on June 18, two days after the body of Ataga’s body was found at the short service apartment in Lekki. The witness told the court that it was after he bought the laptop that he saw her (defendant) on social media regarding a murder case. He said as soon as he saw that it was the customer he bought the laptop from, he ensured that all her documents w...
Justice Mary Odili’s Daughter, Njideka Iheme Sworn In As Judge Of The Federal High Court
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Justice Mary Odili’s Daughter, Njideka Iheme Sworn In As Judge Of The Federal High Court

The daughter of former Rivers State Governor, Peter Odili and Justice Mary Odili, Njideka Iheme, has been sworn in as a Judge of the Federal High Court. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, swore in Mrs Iheme and 20 others as Judges of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, on Tuesday 23rd November 2021. Justice Njideka is married Uzoma Nwosu Iheme, the son of Court of Appeals Judge, Justice Chioma Nwosu Iheme.
Iniubong Umoren: Court joins Uduak Akpan’s sister to murder suit, issues arrest warrant
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Iniubong Umoren: Court joins Uduak Akpan’s sister to murder suit, issues arrest warrant

A High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Tuesday, joined Ms Anwan Bassey Akpan as the 3rd accused to the suit on Iniubong Umoren’s murder case. The court also issued a warrant compelling the Correctional Service to produce the 3rd accused in court on Thursday, November 4, 2021. The order followed her absence in court at the resumed hearing after she was arrested and detained for allegedly obstructing the arrest of her brother, Uduak Akpan, the first accused in the case. Uduak Akpan is standing trial alongside his father, Frank Akpan who was listed as the second accused over the murder of Iniubong Umoren, a graduate of Philosophy, University of Uyo, who was said to have been lured, raped and killed in the guise of offering her a job. The State Solicitor-General, Christop...
British Envoy present in Abuja court for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial
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British Envoy present in Abuja court for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

A British envoy in Nigeria has arrived at the federal high court in Abuja for the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The UK representative arrived in a white Toyota Highlander. Kanu, who holds British citizenship, was arrested in June and brought to Nigeria to face trial for treasonable felony. He had fled to the UK in 2017 after he jumped bail. Tariq Ahmad, junior minister at Britain’s foreign office, had said the UK asked Nigeria to explain how Kanu was arrested. The IPOB leader is to be re-arraigned today on a seven-count charge as against the five counts he was previously answering to, bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, a former Governor of Anambra ...
Pressure mounts on Mwendwa as CS Mohamed orders Sports Registrar to audit FKF
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Pressure mounts on Mwendwa as CS Mohamed orders Sports Registrar to audit FKF

  The Minister's directive comes a day after the federation supremo lost a case against DPP and DCI at the high court   The Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has directed the Sports Registrar to undertake an audit on the Football Kenya Federation accounts. According to Capital News, Mohamed gave the directive just days after the FKF president Nick Mwendwa lost a case in the high court where he had sought to stop the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) from arresting him over alleged misappropriation of funds. Audit FKF accounts "Sports CS Amina Mohammed directs sports registrar to undertake an audit of the Football Kenya Federation," reported Capital News. SPORTS CS Amina Mohammed directs Sports Registra...
High Court restrains Mohammed Barau from parading himself as Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora
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High Court restrains Mohammed Barau from parading himself as Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora

A High Court sitting in Minna has restrained the newly-appointed Emir of Kontagora, Alhaji Mohammed Barau Kontagora, from parading himself as the 7th Sarkin Sudan Kontagora. Kontagora allegedly emerged as Sarkin Sudan following an election/selection by the kingmakers of the Kontagora kingdom held September 19, 2021. The court gave the order on Tuesday after hearing the motion ex-parte moved by Barrister W. Y Mamman on behalf of 15 plaintiffs. Mamman prayed the court for an interim injunction restraining him as the substantive Emir of Kontagora pending the determination of the motion on notice before it. The court also restrained the defendants including the Niger state Attorney General and the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs from installing or is...
Binta Balarabe bags 10 years for N5.5m land scam in Kaduna
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Binta Balarabe bags 10 years for N5.5m land scam in Kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of Binta Balarabe Kubau. She was sentenced to ten-year imprisonment by Justice M. T. M. Aliyu of the Kaduna State High Court on one count charge of cheating. In the charge, Binta, in August 2020, induced Yahaya Mohammed Idris to deliver N5,500,000 “for the purchase of a plot situate at No. C1 Block ‘PR’ on TPO 833A revised Kaduna Millennium City Mixed Commercial Layout when you claimed to be the owner”. The offence was contrary to Section 306 (a) and punishable under Section 307 of the Penal Code Laws of Kaduna State, 2017. Binta pleaded guilty to the charge. Prosecution counsel, J. Musa urged the court to enter the terms of a plea bargain agreement as the judgment. The defence counsel, Sule Shu’a...
Court freezes N19bn linked to ex-Bank PHB MD, Francis Atuche
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Court freezes N19bn linked to ex-Bank PHB MD, Francis Atuche

Justice Lateefat Okunnu of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has ordered the freezing of N19,178, 253,050 belonging to convicted former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB, Francis Atuche. The Judge gave the order following an ex parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on August 17, 2021. The funds, investigation showed, were domiciled in 24 different banks in Nigeria. EFCC counsel, Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) told the court that 15 persons and 22 firms were used by Atuche and his co-respondent, Ugo Anyanwu, a former Chief Financial Officer of the bank, to launder the funds. He named Anthony Atuche, Emeka Patrick Atuche, Paul Okobi, Felix Oyiana, Moruf Kazeem Adisa, Olatunji Abiodun, Daniel Enebeli, Aina Olugbenga, Augustine Nwabueze. T...
Four Weeks After, FG Refuses to Release El-Zakzaky And Wife’s Travel Document
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Four Weeks After, FG Refuses to Release El-Zakzaky And Wife’s Travel Document

The federal government has refused to allow the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Malama Zeenah Ibrahim travel abroad for medical treatment. This is coming four weeks after El-Zakzaky and his wife were acquitted by a Kaduna State High Court. According to Malam Ibrahim Musa, President Media Forum for Islamic Movement of Nigeria in a statement on Friday, both El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenah’s international passports are still being held by security agencies and a new one has not been issued to them. “Both the Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the Department of State Security (DSS) have denied being in possession of the international passports of the couple. “It is a known fact, however, that during the botched medical trip t...
Court dismisses forgery suit against Reps spokesman, Benjamin Kalu
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Court dismisses forgery suit against Reps spokesman, Benjamin Kalu

A Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia has dismissed a suit filed against the Spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu over allegations of forgery. One Okey Ezeala had filed a suit against the rep member, alleging name forgery on his academic certifications, he had claimed there was a name discrepancy in the certificates of the legislator. Recall that Chima Anyaso, the candidate of the PDP who lost in the last election against the legislator made a failed attempt to join the suit earlier. But a court judgement delivered by Justice A.O. Chijioke at the High Court in Umuahia, the judge dismissed the suit against Rep. Benjamin Kalu describing it as malicious. Agreeing to all the arguments of Rep. Benjamin Kalu’s lead Counsel, K.C Nwufor SAN, Justice Chijioke sa...
Court reaffirms Jude Okeke as APGA national chairman
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Court reaffirms Jude Okeke as APGA national chairman

Jude Okeke has been reaffirmed as the authentic National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) by an Imo State High Court sitting in Owerri. Justice Vivian Isiguzo, who delivered the judgement on the applications on Thursday August 18 after an application of stay of execution and leave to appeal by the Victor Oye-led faction of APGA on the earlier judgment of the court on the matter, also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise all correspondence from Okeke’s faction for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State. Though Victor Oye's leave to appeal the judgment was granted, the court however refused to grant the prayer on stay of execution. Counsel to Okeke, Collins Asikilobi who reacted to the court judgement stated ...
Crisis Persists As Court Throws Soludo Out Declares Umeoji APGA Governorship Candidate
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Crisis Persists As Court Throws Soludo Out Declares Umeoji APGA Governorship Candidate

The High Court sitting in Owerri, on Thursday ruled in favour of Chukwuma Umeoji as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Anambra State. The court also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to recongize the Owerri Convention that produced Jude Okeke as the Chairman of the party. The court struck out the suit filed by Victor Oye asking it to stop the electoral body from recognizing and publishing the name of Umeoji as the candidate of the party in the forthcoming election. The court granted Victor the grace to appeal the earlier judgement but refused to grant the order for stay of execution. The court also went ahead to reaffirm its earlier judgment. INEC has been ordered to continue to recognize Umeoji as the candidate of the par...
Fake Customs Officer Bags 20 years Imprisonment For Employment Scam In Kwara
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Fake Customs Officer Bags 20 years Imprisonment For Employment Scam In Kwara

A man identified as Yakubu Azeez Afolayan who claims to be a customs officer has been sentenced to bagged a 20-year sentence by Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on Thursday, July 22 for defrauding unsuspecting victims. The convict, posing as a Customs Officer, allegedly swindled several unsuspecting job seekers under the guise of helping them secure employment into the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, before the long arm of law caught up with him. The 34 year-old Yakubu from Share in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State was arraigned on March 14, 2019 on a four-count charge by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. One of the counts reads: “That you, Yakubu Azeez Afolayan, between the months of Nov...
Court Orders Fraudster To Wash Public Toilet In Motor Park For 60 Days
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Court Orders Fraudster To Wash Public Toilet In Motor Park For 60 Days

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has ordered a man identified as Innocent Destiny to wash Mpape Park Toilet in Abuja for 60 days for attempting to defraud unsuspecting victims on a messaging platform known as WeChat. The suspect was accused of parading himself as a female by the name Kim Webber and inducing male users of the platform in order to defraud them of their money. Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ijeabalum Diribe who argued that the act violated section 322 of the penal code, urged the court to convict and sentence Destiny according to the terms of the plea bargain entered on June 22, which stated that upon conviction he would spend a month in prison or pay a fine of N100,000. However his counsel, Holy Nuhu prayed the court to temper ...
Ekiti prophet sentenced to life imprisonment for death of woman seeking spiritual help
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Ekiti prophet sentenced to life imprisonment for death of woman seeking spiritual help

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, July 1, sentenced a cleric, prophet Olakanye Oni, to life imprisonment over the death of a woman.   Oni of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Palace of Mercy, Olokuta, Ado-Ekiti, was accused of killing one Mrs Gbadamosi Omowale, who came to his church to seek help over her inability to conceive after seven years of marriage.     Mrs Omowale took ill and her health deteriorated after the cleric carried out a “spiritual cleansing” on her. On December 13, 2017, she died.   The Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe and his council of chiefs banished the cleric following the death of the woman.   According to the prosecution team led by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ministry o...
Court reinstates Osun High Court’s Justice Oloyede
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Court reinstates Osun High Court’s Justice Oloyede

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has on Tuesday reinstated Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede of the Osun State High Court. DAILY POST recalls that Justice Oloyede was unjustly retired by the National Judicial Council (NJC) in 2016. Her retirement came when she was petitioned by the Osun Civil Societies Coalition for her failure to conduct herself in a manner preserving the dignity of her office, impartiality and independence of the Judiciary. The NJC, in suspending Justice Oloyede, stated that it found that she had conducted herself in a manner inimical to the dignity of her office as well as impartiality and independence of the judiciary when she sent a petition against then Governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola, and his deputy to the State House of Assembly. She had als...
Adebukola Banjoko, Abuja High Court judge who jailed ex-govs Dariye, Nyame becomes Appeal Court Justice
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Adebukola Banjoko, Abuja High Court judge who jailed ex-govs Dariye, Nyame becomes Appeal Court Justice

Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, who on May 30, 2018, jailed former Governor of Taraba State, Reverend Jolly Nyame 14 years without an option of fine on corruption charges, will tomorrow, in Abuja be inaugurated as Appeal Court Justice. Justice Banjoko, who became famous for her uncompromising stance, also on June 12, 2018 convicted former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye and sentenced him to 14 years’ imprisonment on charges of criminal breach of trust and two years’ jail term for criminal misappropriation. The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad will on Monday inaugurate her along with 17 others at the Supreme Court Complex. A statement by the Chief Registrar of the Apex court Hajia Hadizatu Mustapha in...
APGA crisis: Soludo risks Rivers, Zamfara fate
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APGA crisis: Soludo risks Rivers, Zamfara fate

Pre-election matters amidst intra-party crisis have over the years become the waterloo of several political aspirations in the country. The former Central Bank Governor, Charles Soludo, on Wednesday became the flag bearer of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) amid factional war in his party. For over 5 years APGA has been in crisis at the national level. In 2016, a group within the National Working Committee of the party passed a vote of no confidence on Victor Oye and appointed Nwabueze Okafor as the interim Chairman. Subsequently, Martin Agbaso was appointed following the death of Okafor and even got a High Court in Enugu to affirm the appointment. The National Executive Council continued to back Oye despite court pronouncements. One of the bones of contentions aga...
Court Jails Professor for Manipulating 2019 Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial Election Results in favour of APC
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)." ...
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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