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‘God’s Anger is Coming Upon you, Repent now’ – Nigerian Prophetess Warns Apostle Suleman
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‘God’s Anger is Coming Upon you, Repent now’ – Nigerian Prophetess Warns Apostle Suleman

  Prophetess Susan Ikeokwu of Justice and Mercy Ministries based in Germany, has warned Apostle Johnson Suleiman, the General Overseer, Omega Fire Ministries International, Auchi, Edo State, to repent from his evil deeds as God’s anger would soon fall upon him. The woman said that God told her to warn Suleman regarding his evil deeds and the threats to a minister of God, who attempted to correct him. She said God told her that it was wrong for Suleman to threaten to destroy the man’s ministry over an effort to correct him in love. Her prophecy, which was released on Monday with the topic: ‘Apostle Johnson Suleman’, said that God told her to tell Suleiman that, “You are boasting about your ability to deceive everyone all the time. “You are bragging about your ability...
I want my daughter’s killers executed – Father of 19-year-old new bride murdered by co-wife in Niger State demands justice
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I want my daughter’s killers executed – Father of 19-year-old new bride murdered by co-wife in Niger State demands justice

The father of the 19-year-old bride, Fatima Aliyu, who was killed by her co-wife 50 days after her wedding, has demanded the execution of those behind the gruesome murder of his daughter. LIB had reported that Fatima was beaten to death with a pestle and her body set on fire by her husband’s first wife, Amina Aliyu, in Minna, Niger state on Tuesday March 23. Niger State Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who spoke to BBC Hausa, confirmed that the principal suspect, Amina and three other suspected accomplices have been arrested. In an exclusive interview with Daily Trust, the grieving father, Malam Ibrahim Yayaha Sidi Na Khalifa, said he wants justice to take its course by ensuring that the perpetrators of the heinous act are brought to book. He said in Islam, there...
American Idol Contestant, Funke Lagoke Fainted On Stage During Judgement
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American Idol Contestant, Funke Lagoke Fainted On Stage During Judgement

American Idol contestant, Funke Lagoke was rushed to the hospital after she fainted and fell flat on her face after her performance with fellow singer Ronda Felton on Monday night's episode. The terrifying incident happened while she was receiving feedback from the judges after her performance with her fellow contestant and duet partner. The pair performed ‘Tell Him’, a song written and recorded by Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion. In a clip from the episode, Lagoke's hands can be seen shaking as judge Lionel Richie was critiquing their performance of "Tell Him." “Funke, you got yourself to the end. The problem is ... ” Richie said before Lagoke fainted, landing with an alarming thud. Richie, Panelist Luke Bryan medical staff immediately ran onto the stage to help staff ...
Aftermath Of Supreme Court Judgement, Rotimi Amaechi Revalidates APC Membership
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Aftermath Of Supreme Court Judgement, Rotimi Amaechi Revalidates APC Membership

On Monday the Minister of Transportation and Leader of the All Progressives Congress in the South-South, Rotimi Amaechi has revalidated his membership of the APC. Amaechi revalidated his membership of the party alongside his wife, Judith, at Ubima Community, Unit 14, Ward 8 in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State. The Minister’s revalidation exercise comes days after the Supreme Court removed all the legal impediments that almost destroyed the APC in Rivers State. The party which was sharply fictionalised in Rivers State had two leaderships; the one led by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and another, by former Senator, Magnus Abe. While some factional members of the APC; Igo Aguma and Livingston Wechie has resigned from the party, Senator Abe has encouraged other aggr...
Forgery: Appeal Court Reserves Judgement On Obaseki’s Eligibility Suit
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Forgery: Appeal Court Reserves Judgement On Obaseki’s Eligibility Suit

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division has reserved judgment in the appeal filed the All Progressive Congress and its chieftain Williams Edobor. Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court had on 9th January held that the plaintiffs failed to prove the allegation of forgery beyond reasonable doubt and none of the plaintiffs witness was able to prove the certificates was forged. Dissatisfied with the judgment of the trial judge the plaintiffs have approach the court of appeal, urging the court to set aside the judgment of the trial court. In their appellant brief of argument, the APC and its chieftain argued that at the trial court issue of forgery and falsification were raised the court only determined the issue of forgery and left that of falsification. Counsel to the AP...
Supreme Court Affirms Sacking of Aguma as APC Chairman in Rivers state
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Supreme Court Affirms Sacking of Aguma as APC Chairman in Rivers state

The Supreme Court has affirmed the sacking of Igo Aguma as the chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State. The leadership tussle had divided the party into two blocs; Amaechi and Senator Magnus Abe, and also created legal impediments that stopped the party from partaking in the last general elections. The apex court upheld the Court of Appeal judgement which overturned the June 10, 2020 judgment of the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt, which installed Mr Aguma as the leader of APC in the state and sacked the Ogbobula-led committee which was constituted by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC). It dismissed Mr Aguma’s appeal on grounds of lack of jurisdiction. In the lead judgement prepared by Justice Adamu Jauro an...
Court bars Tinubu’s daughter and others from levying Computer Village traders
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Court bars Tinubu’s daughter and others from levying Computer Village traders

Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, the daughter of All Progressives Congress leader Bola Tinubu and 5 others have been barred by a Lagos state high court from imposing levies on traders at the Computer Village, Lagos. This is coming a year after the traders embarked on a protest after Folasade who is also the Iyaloja-General of Lagos State, reportedly imposed leaders on them who introduced new levies. Punch reported that the order which is sequel to a fundamental human rights suit marked ID/9039MFHR/19, also barred Mrs. Bisola Azeez, Mr. Adeniyi Olasoji, Nofiu Akinsanya, Tony Ikani and the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State from imposing such levies. The judgment which Justice Yetunde Pinheiro delivered, read in part; “I find that the 2nd and 3rd respondents’ imposition of levies on the...
Governor Bala Mohammed Punished Abuja Residents for Trespassing but Defends open Grazing — Falana
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Governor Bala Mohammed Punished Abuja Residents for Trespassing but Defends open Grazing — Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has faulted Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed's stance on grazing by Fulani herdsmen in the Southern part of the country. In a statement made available to journalists on Saturday February 20, Falana insinuated that it was hypocritical for Bala Mohammed who demolished people’s houses because they encroached on government land as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, to say that herdsmen have a right to stray into people’s land and reside in forest reserves without government permission. The lawyer who also wondered why the Governor who defended herdsmen carrying AK-47 rifles could go on to demolish a house storing such guns, averred that Section 43 of the constitution allows freedom of movement but does not give anyone the freedom...
Uber Drivers are Workers not Self-employed’ – UK Supreme Court
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Uber Drivers are Workers not Self-employed’ – UK Supreme Court

The UK's Supreme Court on Friday February 19, ruled that cab hailing app, Uber drivers are workers and not self-employed and must be treated as such. The landmark ruling means thousands of Uber drivers are set to be entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay forcing the company to pay a hefty compensation bill. Former Uber drivers, James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam, took the company to the supreme court over whether they should be classed as workers or self-employed. The drivers originally won an employment tribunal against the ride hailing app giant in October 2016, and on Friday told the BBC they were "thrilled and relieved" by the ruling. Uber had appealed to the Supreme Court after losing three earlier rounds and the company's share price fell 1% on Wall Street's after the ru...
British Supreme Court Rules that Niger Delta Communities Can Sue Shell in UK
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British Supreme Court Rules that Niger Delta Communities Can Sue Shell in UK

The United Kingdom Supreme Court has ruled that polluted Nigerian communities can sue Royal Dutch Shell, a British-Dutch oil company in English courts for pollution. The decisions overturns a previous Appeal Court ruling and represents a victory after a five-year legal battle instituted by Ogale and Bille communities in Rivers state. While the communities with 42,500 farmers and fishermen stressed that they are suffering after the oil company polluted their environment including land, swamps, groundwater and waterways, Shell in its defence argued that it was only a holding company for a firm that should be judged under Nigerian law. The Royal Dutch Shell which also did not dispute that pollution had been caused, argued that it could not be held legally responsible for its Nige...
Court Sentences Middle-aged Man to Four Years Imprisonment for Raping 9-year-old Girl in Sokoto
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Court Sentences Middle-aged Man to Four Years Imprisonment for Raping 9-year-old Girl in Sokoto

A Sokoto State High Court has sentenced a middle-aged man, Aminu Ibrahim, to four years imprisonment for raping a 9-year-old girl. Ibrahim was convicted on January 28, 2021, by the court presided over by Honourable Justice Muhammad Muhammad. The convict was dragged before the Court by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). According to a statement issued on Wednesday, February 3, by Stella Nezan, Head, Press and Public Relations Unit of NAPTIP, the convict was arrested on September 2020, by the operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense in Sokoto metropolis. He was said to have lured the victim, who is his neighbour's daughter, with offer of biscuit and money and thereafter raped her. Speaking on the judgement, Director Gener...
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...
Two robbers to die by hanging in Ekiti state
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Two robbers to die by hanging in Ekiti state

Two men identified as Adekunle Osho, 31, and Chinedu Ugwu, 34, have been sentenced to death by hanging after being found guilty of armed robbery by an Ekiti State High Court.   The two robbers who were handed the sentence on Tuesday November 24, were reportedly involved in armed robbery and also linked to a stolen vehicle   They were convicted for robbing one Chief Ojo Gbenga of his Toyota Camry car and N150,000 cash on or about November 14, 2014 at Oke Ila, Tinuola area of Ado Ekiti. It was alleged that the men who blocked their victim with their own car while on his way home, shot him in the leg.   Passing the judgement, Justice Adekunle Adeleye said;   “The accused are guilty as charged and hereby sentenced to death by hanging."
P&ID Scandal: British Court Judgement Shows Malami Lied Against Magu
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P&ID Scandal: British Court Judgement Shows Malami Lied Against Magu

Contrary to the claim of the attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is partly to blame for Nigeria’s failure to originally secure a stay of execution of the award of $8.9 billion (about N3.2 trillion) in favour of P&ID, details of Friday’s judgement by a British Commercial Court revealed that the EFCC’s investigation was instrumental to the favourable judgement obtained by the country. The Commercial Court granted Nigeria’s appeal for a stay of execution of the award of $8.9 billion (about N3.2 trillion) in favour of P&ID, a controversial British firm that secured a gas contract in Nigeria. On Friday, the Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL presided over by Justice Ross Cranston said following...
Diri Appeals Judgement Nullifying His Election As Bayelsa State Governor
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Diri Appeals Judgement Nullifying His Election As Bayelsa State Governor

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has appealed the judgement which nullified his election as the governor of the state. The governor’s lawyers filed the Notice of Appeal on Tuesday at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He is challenging the majority judgement of the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Tribunal which nullified his election on 12 grounds. The Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are listed as first, second, and third respondents in the appeal. Governor Diri disagreed with the entire majority decision of the Tribunal as delivered by Justice Yunusa Musa and Justice Sikiru Owodunni. He argued that the petition by the ANDP challenged its allege...
We Will Appeal Judgement On Deregistration Of Parties – INEC
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We Will Appeal Judgement On Deregistration Of Parties – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will proceed to the supreme court for a final judgement on whether it has the powers to deregister political parties. INEC said it will seek the verdict of the apex court over a judgement of the court of appeal that voided its deregisteration of 22 political parties. Though the court upheld the power of INEC to deregister parties in line with section 225 of the constitution, it held that INEC needed to prove that it complied with the procedure outlined. About two weeks ago, the same court had in the case of National Unity Party upheld and validated the power of INEC to deregister the parties. In a statement issued by Festus Okoye, its spokesman, the commission said it will seek the verdict of the supreme court on...
Septuagenarian sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping an eight-year-old girl in Niger State
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Septuagenarian sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping an eight-year-old girl in Niger State

A 70-year-old man, Mohammed Sani Umar, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping an eight-year-old girl in the Chanchaga area of Niger state. LIB had earlier reported that Mohammed raped his victim twice after luring her with N80. He allegedly told the victim not to tell anyone after he raped her. He was arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Court today July 23. He admitted before the magistrate court that he raped the little girl twice because he loved her. Delivering judgment on the case, Senior Magistrate Safuratu Abdulkareem of Magistrate Court III, Minna, found Umar guilty of the offense and sentenced him to 30 years in prison. She added that the jail term was in line with Section 18, Subsection 2 of the Child Right Act (2010) of Niger State.
Nigerian Army has no Right to Declare any Citizen Wanted- Court rules
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Nigerian Army has no Right to Declare any Citizen Wanted- Court rules

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ruled that the Nigerian army has no powers to declare any citizen wanted. She gave the ruling today July 13 while delivering judgement in a suit filed by a Nigerian activist in diaspora, Issa Perry Brimah against the Nigerian Army. Brimah filed the lawsuit after the Nigerian Army in January 2019, said it was working with INTERPOL to declare him wanted for raising funds for troops and vigilantes fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east. Brimah had launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to provide food for the soldiers prosecuting the war against insurgents in the North East. The Nigerian Army however kicked against his gesture, describing it as a fraudulent venture he, Brimah, embarked upon to “ostensibly...
Court Acquits Man Accused of Defiling Neighbours’ 9-year-old Daughter
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Court Acquits Man Accused of Defiling Neighbours’ 9-year-old Daughter

A man accused of defiling his neighbour's 9-year-old daughter has been discharged and acquitted by a Lagos High Court. Niyi Oyelami, who was accused 5 years ago of defiling his neighbours’ 9-year-old daughter, was discharged and acquitted by Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere. The court found Oyelami not guilty of the offence of defilement after five years of trial. While delivering judgement in a virtual court proceeding, Justice Ipaye acquitted the defendant on the grounds that the prosecution was unable to prove its case beyond every reasonable doubt. The Judge said that the testimony of the two prosecution witnesses failed to establish that the accused person actually committed the offence. She said, "Niyi Oyelami, you are hereby disch...
Man Sentenced to Death for Raping two Year Old to Death in Kaduna
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Man Sentenced to Death for Raping two Year Old to Death in Kaduna

Justice Kabir Dabo of the Kaduna State High Court has sentenced one Usman Shehu Bashir, to death by hanging for raping a two-year-old girl to death. The case started on March 23 2015 and lasted over a period of five years. While delivering judgement on Wednesday June 3, Justice Dabo said Bashir had taken little Fatima to his room and for about 40 minutes, raped her which led to her death. The judge said the judgement of death by hanging was passed under section 221 of the penal code, Kaduna state law 1999 as amended. “The convict has confessionally confirmed the occurrence of the offence, as well, his written statements also confirmed. By these two confessional statements, the Court passed the judgement. On that fateful day, the convict took late Fatima to his room and for abo...
Former Exxon Mobil Engineer  Sentenced to 15 years Imprisonment for Raping his tenant’s 14-year-old Niece
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Former Exxon Mobil Engineer Sentenced to 15 years Imprisonment for Raping his tenant’s 14-year-old Niece

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere sentenced a former Exxon Mobil engineer to 15 years imprisonment today, June 1, 2020. James Onuoha was sentenced to 15 years jail term without an option of fine after he was found guilty of raping his tenant’s niece, who was 14 years old at the time. The incident happened on January 4, 2016, and caused outrage at the time, with a number of celebrities lending their voice to call for justice.     At the last adjourned date, on January 14, 2020, the court adjourned the case until March 25, for judgment, after the parties adopted their final written addresses. However, the judgment could not be delivered on March 25 due to lockdown resulting from the COVID- 19 pandemic. At the resumed hearing of the matter, Justice ...
Ondo Court Stops Muslim Cleric from Taking 16 year Old Girl as his 9th Wife
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Ondo Court Stops Muslim Cleric from Taking 16 year Old Girl as his 9th Wife

Justice Aderemi Adegoroye of an Akure Family court in Ondo state, has stopped a Muslim cleric, Alhaji Yusuf Lateef, from taking a 16-year-old girl as his 9th wife. According to reports, Lateef had approached the parents of the girl in 2019 when she was 15 to seek her hand in marriage. Despite protests by the teenager, her parents forced her to accept the proposal, and a day was fixed for the wedding. The teenager fled their Ore home on the day fixed for the wedding with support from her brother to Akure, the state capital. She was said to have gone to the state's Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to report her parents. She was sheltered and legal works began to stop the marriage. Alhaji Lateef and the girl’s parents were arraigned at the Family Court for breaching ...
Nigerian Man Sentenced to Death for Brutal Rape and Murder of Eight-year-old Girl in 2017
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Nigerian Man Sentenced to Death for Brutal Rape and Murder of Eight-year-old Girl in 2017

21-year-old Ifeanyi Maxwell Dike, has been sentenced to death by hanging for the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in the year 2017. In the year 2017, Ifeanyi Maxwell Dike, raped 8-year-old Chikamso at Messiah Close, in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, killed her, and then removed her tongue, breasts, vagina, and eyes. While on his way to dispose her dismembered body, he was apprehended by men of the vigilante group in the area. After his arrest, Dike was able to escape from detention with the help of an officer identified as Sgt Johnbosco Okoroeze – who has since been dismissed from service. He was again caught in Plateau state, and trial resumed. A Rivers State High Court has now sentenced Dike and his accomplice, Ugochukwu Onwuamiro, to de...
Supreme Court Affirms Ifeanyi Ubah’s Election as Senator
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Supreme Court Affirms Ifeanyi Ubah’s Election as Senator

The election of Ifeanyi Ubah as the senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District has been upheld by the Supreme Court. The lawsuit filed by Chief Chris Uba and Dr Obinna Uzor challenging the election of Ifeanyi Ubah was struck out by the Supreme Court on grounds of the Federal High Court in Abuja where the case began, lacking the territorial jurisdiction to entertain the case. Justice Sylvester Ngwuta who read the lead judgement said the lawsuit ought to have been heard at the federal high court in Anambra, because the cause of action emanated from the state and not the FCT. Reacting to the Supreme Court's judgement which upheld the Court of Appeal's ruling on the case,Ubah said he can now focus on his official duties. He said; “I thank the Justices of the Supr...
Supreme Court Nullifies Orji Uzor Kalu’s Conviction
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Supreme Court Nullifies Orji Uzor Kalu’s Conviction

The Supreme Court has nullified the judgment which convicted former Abia state governor and serving senator, Orji Uzor Kalu, and Ude Udeogo, the former Director of Finance and Accounts during Kalu's administration. Senator, Orji Uzor Kalu, and Ude Udeogo were arrested and jailed for diverting N7.6 billion belonging to the state government during their time in office. Justice Idris Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos on December 12, 2019, sentenced Kalu to 12 years imprisonment after finding him guilty of N7.1bn fraud charges levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Udeogo was also sentenced to 10 years. Displeased with the judgement of the Federal High Court, Kalu and Udeogu filed an appeal to challenge their sentencing at the S...
Sowore Appeals Bail Condition Which Restricts his Movement Only Around Abuja
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Sowore Appeals Bail Condition Which Restricts his Movement Only Around Abuja

#RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore has appealed the bail condition which restricts his movement only around Abuja. Recall that Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had imposed a N100m bail bond on Sowore who was arrested on charges of treason, money laundering and insulting the president in 2019. She subsequently reduced Sowore’s bail from N100m to N50m, and further directed that he must produce sureties who reside in Abuja and must also have landed property worth the bail sum in Abuja. The activist was also directed to deposit his passport with the registry of the federal high court in Abuja, and also barred him from travelling outside Abuja pending the period of the trial. Sowore has now filed an appeal against the judgement of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Channels Television...
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 of Appeal Reinstates Ifeanyi Ubah after Being Sacked as Senator
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Court of Appeal Reinstates Ifeanyi Ubah after Being Sacked as Senator

A Court of Appeal in Abuja has reinstated Ifeanyi Ubah as Senator representing Anambra South senatorial district after being sacked by a federal high court. The judgement was delivered after Senator Ifeanyi Ubah filed an appeal, challenging his sack from the National Assembly. A three-man panel of the court led by Justice Stephen Adah, was unanimous that the judgement delivered by Justice Bello Kawu was a nullity on grounds that the originating process was incompetent having not been signed by a lawyer as required; the judgment was given without jurisdiction. The panel which also held that Ifeanyi Ubah was denied fair hearing by the FCT High Court, stressed that the Court was without the requisite territorial jurisdiction to have entertained the case. A perpetual injunction re...
Supreme Court Reserves Judgement on Zamfara Election
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Supreme Court Reserves Judgement on Zamfara Election

The Supreme Court has reserved its judgement on an appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) which sought a review of its judgement on Zamfara election. While ex-Governor Abdulazeez Yari’s faction of the APC, through their counsel Robert Clarke (SAN) brought the application seeking a review of the consequential order of the apex court which voided the total votes polled by the APC in the election over the conduct of the October 3, 2018 primary of the party, Counsel to the Senator Kabiru Marafa-led faction of the APC, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) asked the court to dismiss the application with punitive costs. Ozekhome argued that the decision of the Supreme Court is final and cannot be reviewed, and further backed his argument by citing recent cases in Bayelsa and Imo states and ...
Redknapp Hails Man United for Signing Ighalo, Fernadens
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Redknapp Hails Man United for Signing Ighalo, Fernadens

Former Premier League player, Jamie Redknapp, has given his judgement on Manchester United stars, Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo ahead of the Red Devils’ Premier League derby against Manchester City on Sunday at Old Trafford. Fernandes and Ighalo both joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side last January transfer window from Portuguese league and Chinese league respectively. But Redknapp believes Fernandes and Ighalo have been brilliant for United so far this season. According to him, the duo are inspired signings and have made the difference in Solskjaer’s side. “The signing of Fernandes has been huge for Manchester United. Sometimes it only takes one player to change the feeling and the team,” Redknapp said on the Sky Sports podcast. “The Portugal international has been br...
Actor Johnny Depp Ordered to Provide all Audio Recordings of Ex-wife Amber Heard and his Medical Records Before Libel Trial
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Actor Johnny Depp Ordered to Provide all Audio Recordings of Ex-wife Amber Heard and his Medical Records Before Libel Trial

Johnny Depp has been ordered by a judge to hand over all audio recordings he has of his former wife Amber Heard and also provide information about his medical records ahead of his High Court libel trial. During a brief judgement hearing held at the Royal Court of Justice in London on Friday morning, Justice Nicol gave the orders, asking the embattled actor to give up audio tapes of Heard which he has after allegedly recording the two of them discussing their problems. He also ordered Johnny to provide details of his medical history. Mr. Justice Nicol said: 'By not later than 4 pm on March 10, 2020, the claimant [Depp] is to serve a witness statement setting out the steps that have been undertaken by the claimant and those acting on his behalf to obtain medical records and other d...
Bayelsa Assembly Approves N2.9bn Car Loan for Governor Duoye Diri
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Bayelsa Assembly Approves N2.9bn Car Loan for Governor Duoye Diri

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has approved Governor Douye Diri's request of N2.9 billion loan to buy operational vehicles for him, the deputy governor and other top government functionaries. The loan was granted after the immediate past speaker, Monday Bubou-Obolo moved the motion. The loan which has a repayment tenure of 36 months, received unianimous support from the lawmakers before its approval. This is coming few days after the Supreme Court upheld a court judgement which sacked David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress as Governor of the State.
Oshiomhole Appeals Judgement Suspending him as APC National Chairman
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Oshiomhole Appeals Judgement Suspending him as APC National Chairman

Adams Oshiomhole has filed an appeal against the Federal High Court judgement which sacked him as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The former Edo State Governor appealed his sack on 4 grounds. He faulted the “whole ruling” of the trial court which granted the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction, In the appeal which has Mustapha Salihu, Anselm Ojezua, Sani Gomna, Oshawo Steve, Fani Wabulari, and Princewill Ejogharado as respondents, Oshiomhole stated that the trial court erred in law and arrived at a wrong conclusion which occasioned a miscarriage of justice when it decided that his performance as APC national chairman would interfere with the party membership rights of the first to sixth respondents in the suit, at the interlocutory stage. ...
I Caught my Husband Having Sex With a Married Woman who Attends his Mosque – Muslim Cleric’s Wife Tells Lagos Court
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I Caught my Husband Having Sex With a Married Woman who Attends his Mosque – Muslim Cleric’s Wife Tells Lagos Court

A 44-year-old tailor, Rebecca Adeniyi, has asked an Igando Customary Court in Lagos, to dissolve her 15 year old marriage on grounds that she caught her Islamic cleric hubby, Yusuf Adeniyi, having sex with a married woman. At the hearing of her petition on Wednesday March 4th, Rebecca said her hubby with whom she had four children, built a mosque and started sleeping with his female members both single and married. “I caught him having sexual intercourse with one of our members’ wives. I grabbed the woman and tore her clothes. I raised alarm; he started begging me not to expose the woman because her husband may divorce her. Members stopped coming to our mosque because of his atrocities and he is now accusing me of chasing members away. My husband’s behaviour towards me chan...
Imo decision will haunt electoral jurisprudence for a long time – Supreme Court Justice
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Imo decision will haunt electoral jurisprudence for a long time – Supreme Court Justice

Justice Chima Centus Nweze who was part of the 7-man panel that presided over the Imo review appeal filed by Emeka Ihedioha, raised an alarm of the Supreme Court's decision on the case, haunting the electoral jurisprudence for a long time.   Recall that on January 14, 2020, the Supreme Court declared the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Hope Uzodinma as the valid winner of the November 2019 Governorship election conducted in Imo state. The apex court ordered the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Emeka Ihedioha to vacate the office of the governor.   While the majority six insisted on the infallibility attribute of the Supreme Court to hold fast to its verdict whether right or wrong, Nweze recalled how same court reversed its judgement in the past. ...
DSS Trailed Me for More Than Two Years Over Unfavourable Judgment – Newly Retired Judge, Ifiok Ukana
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DSS Trailed Me for More Than Two Years Over Unfavourable Judgment – Newly Retired Judge, Ifiok Ukana

Ifiok Ukana, a newly retired High Court judge in Akwa Ibom State has alleged that he was trailed for more than two years by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) after he delivered judgement on a particular case. Speaking during a valedictory service organised for him by the Akwa Ibom state judiciary few days ago, Ukana described the incident as one of the most agonising moment in his life as a judge. He also revealed that he had to buy his own casket because he was scared the alleged operatives of the secret police might kill him. Ukana said; The last two and a half years for me has been one of great pain and regret. “I have shared with many of my learned brothers and they know my travails on the bench. “The SSS was released against me from July 2017 up...
Olisa Metuh’s Lawyer Vows to Appeal Court Judgement Sentencing his Client to 7 Years Imprisonment
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Olisa Metuh’s Lawyer Vows to Appeal Court Judgement Sentencing his Client to 7 Years Imprisonment

Counsel to Olisa Metuh, former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abel Ozoko, has vowed to appeal the judgement of a Federal High Court in Abuja which sentenced his client to seven years in prison on Tuesday over charges bordering on money laundering. Justice Okon Abang convicted Metuh on seven counts of money laundering and criminal diversion of funds to the tune of N400 million. Briefing journalists after the judgement, Metuh's lawyer said that the judgement was a bad one and that the judge was only carrying out an experiment on his client. “The judge confessed that an issue like this is novel; in other words, he was carrying out an experiment. For me, this is a good example of bad judgement, and we have our appeal in our hands. I still ha...
Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Criminal Sexual Assault and Rape. Faces up to 25 Years in Prison
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Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Criminal Sexual Assault and Rape. Faces up to 25 Years in Prison

Disgraced top Hollywood TV Producer and filmmaker Harvey Weinstein whose sexual abuse of aspiring young female actors sparked the #MeToo movement, has been found guilty of third degree rape and a criminal sexual act and faces up to 25 years in prison after being convicted by a New York Supreme court Jury on Monday afternoon Feb. 24th. Weinstein was convicted for sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013 but acquitted of three serious charges of being a serial sexual predator which would have given him a life time imprisonment sentence. The jury of of seven men and five women found Weinstein guilty of a criminal sex act in the first degree for forcing oral sex on former Project Runway production ass...
Woman, Three Others Bag 160 Years Imprisonment for Possession of Counterfeit Notes
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Woman, Three Others Bag 160 Years Imprisonment for Possession of Counterfeit Notes

A Federal High Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa State, has sentenced four persons including a woman to 160 years imprisonment on a multiple-count charge of conspiracy and possession of counterfeit bank notes. Hon. Justice Abdulazeez Anka, who handed down the sentences to the convicts in the case brought by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), ruled that they will spend 10 years in prison on each of the four counts preferred against them. According to ICPC officers who handled the matter, three of the convicts, Hadiza Adamu Bello, Mohammed Dauda and Bello Salisu had in March 2017, left Kaduna and were joined by the fourth convict, Ali Adamu, from Kano, to meet a native doctor, Hassan Bello, who was a counterfeiter at Wamdeo Uba, Borno State...
Oshiomole, Wike all Smiles at a Function in Delta
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Oshiomole, Wike all Smiles at a Function in Delta

Last week, APC National chairman, Adams Oshiomole and Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, were both issuing statements and counter statements, attacking themselves over the Supreme court verdict, nullifying the election of former Bayelsa state governor-elect, David Lyon. While Oshiomole said the judgement will not be obeyed, Wike issued a statement blasting him for making a statement that can ''lead to chaos in the country.'' Today February 23rd, both men set aside their political differences as they were all smiles at the thanksgiving service for deputy senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege in Delta state.  
Don’t Blame My Running Mate — Lyon On Supreme Court Judgement
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Don’t Blame My Running Mate — Lyon On Supreme Court Judgement

David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November governorship election in Bayelsa state, has asked people not to blame Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, his running mate, for his removal. Although Lyon was declared winner of the election, the supreme court sacked him on the grounds that his running mate presented forged documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Twenty-four hours later, Douye Diri, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, was sworn in as governor. In a statement signed by Alphine Ogoh, his media aide, Lyon appealed to his supporters to remain calm and allow the legal team of the party explore “all remedies available in law to restore the mandate of the people”. He described as “unfounded” the allegations that he wa...
Supreme Court Adjourns Imo Governorship Case till March 2nd
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Supreme Court Adjourns Imo Governorship Case till March 2nd

The Supreme Court has adjourned till March 2nd, the hearing in the application filed by the PDP and former Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha, for a review of the January 14th judgement in which Ihedioha's tenure as governor was terminated. Counsel to the former governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha and the PDP, Kanu Agabi (SAN) sought an adjournment to enable the parties conclude on the processes that are being filed and served. Counsel to Uzodinma and APC, Damian Dodo (SAN) did not oppose the application. Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had filed an application before the apex court, asking it to set aside its judgement of January 14th in which the court nullified the March 9 election of Ihedioha and declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, AP...
Churchill writes lengthy Birthday Message to his Son as he Accuses Tonto Dikeh of Keeping Them apart
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Churchill writes lengthy Birthday Message to his Son as he Accuses Tonto Dikeh of Keeping Them apart

Olakunle Oladunni Churchill took to Instagram on his son's 4th birthday to write an open letter where he made a lot of revelations and accusations. Sharing photos of King Andre, 4, Churchill wished him a happy birthday and said he wrote the note to "shed more light on the darkness created by bitterness." Churchill added, "The same blood runs in us, nothing can change that. No one can change your name or turn your face away from me. You are my blood and for ever you will be mine." This part of his statement is in reference to Tonto Dikeh giving her son her last name. Churchill went on to claim that two days to King Andre's second birthday, he won the judgement in court to have access to his son whenever he wanted, but in the presence of a nanny. He claimed that since then, T...
We Will Comply With Supreme Court Judgement On Bayelsa — INEC
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We Will Comply With Supreme Court Judgement On Bayelsa — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it would give effect to today’s Supreme Court judgement sacking the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) candidate as the winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye, told Daily Trust exclusively today in Abuja that the commission would back to its Operation Department to determine the party that meet up the Apex Court ruling. “The Supreme Court has directed the commission to issue the Certificate of Return (CoR) to the political party that placed second in the Bayelsa governorship election and which also has the geographical spread in the election. “So, what the commission would do is to go...
Three Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Killing their Colleague
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Three Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Killing their Colleague

Three Nigerian soldiers were found guilty of manslaughter on Friday February 7, and subsequently sentenced to 10 years in prison by the general court-martial that sat at the army headquarters in Abuja. While an Army Captain identified simply as Amosu was acquitted of the charges in the trial which spanned for three years, Akeem Oseni and Ogbemudia Osawe (both majors) and Nuhu Dogary( second lieutenant) were found guilty of torturing Collins Benjamin, a lance corporal to death. The crime is punishable under section 105 of the Armed Forces Act 2004 by life imprisonment. Premium Times reported that Benjamin died after being asked to “forward roll” in a football pitch at Mogadishu Cantonment in Abuja on February 23, 2017. Osawe and Dogary have been remanded in prison custody as it...
Supreme Court Upholds Conviction and 12-year Sentencing of Former Taraba Governor, Jolly Nyame
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Supreme Court Upholds Conviction and 12-year Sentencing of Former Taraba Governor, Jolly Nyame

The Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and 12-year prison sentencing handed to former Taraba state governor, Reverend Jolly Nyame, for stealing N1.6 billion from the state coffers while he was governor from May 1999 to May 2007. In a unanimous judgement delivered by a five-man panel of Justices led by Justice May Odili this morning Friday February 7th, the judges said the appeal filed by Nyame for his conviction and sentencing to be reversed lacked merit. Recall that in May 2018, Justice Adebukola Banjoko of an Abuja High Court found the former governor guilty on 27 out of the 41-count money laundering charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him. Specifically, the court sentenced him to 14 years for criminal breach of trust, 2 years for m...
Ihedioha Hires 30 Lawyers, Begs Supreme Court To Sack Hope Uzodinma
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Ihedioha Hires 30 Lawyers, Begs Supreme Court To Sack Hope Uzodinma

A former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha has hired 30 lawyers to present his case as he asks the Supreme Court to review its earlier judgement sacking him. On Wednesday he also asked the Supreme Court to reinstate him as the duly elected governor of Imo state and sack Hope Uzodinma. This is coming three weeks after the Supreme Court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State. On January 14, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun delivered the lead judgment and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the governorship contest that held on March 9, 2019. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Ihedioha said he filed an application yesterday, with only one prayer: that the earlier decision be set aside. He said he had already hired over 30 law...
Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement – Onyeagocha
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Supreme Court Yet To Give Us Date For The Review Of Imo Judgement – Onyeagocha

The former Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Uche Onyegucha to supreme court sacked governor of Imo, Emeka Ihedioha, on Tuesday said that the apex court has not given them a date for the review of the 14 January 2020 judgement that upheld Senator Hope Uzodinma as validly elected governor of Imo and voided that of Ihedioha. Onyegucha among other things spoke in Owerri and reacted to the march 9th being put about as a date for the review of the judgement by the supreme court. Ihedioha’s SSG, a former lawmaker who represented Owerri Federal constituency, said that they will wait for the Supreme Court to give them an authentic date and not a date produced from the social media. As captured by Vanguard, in what were the opinions of Onyegucha, on the supreme court verdict, “Wh...

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