Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Govts. must obey court orders, judgments to guarantee independence of Judiciary – Onnoghen

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen has said that the independence of the judiciary can only be sustained and guaranteed when there is no interference by the othe...

Former Niger Gov., Aliyu, Docked for Money Laundering

Former Niger  governor Babangida Aliyu was on Thursday arraigned before a Federal High Court in Minna on charge of money laundering. The ex governor was arraigned alongside a...

Tarfa (SAN) Enters no Case Submission over Bribery Allegation

A legal practitioner, Jelili Owonikoko, on Thursday made a no case submission in a case of attempted bribery filed against Rickey Tarfa (SAN) by the Economic and Financial Crimes C...

I Need to Consult Records over Metuh’s case – Dasuki

Retired Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser (NSA), said on Wednesday he needed to consult relevant documents to enable him to recall any transaction with f...

N500m Fraud: Court Rejects Allison-Madueke’s application for Trial in Nigeria

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday refused an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke, seeking to be joined in a N500 milli...

Man Caught Stealing Phone in Hospital by CCTV Gets N50,000 Bail

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos granted N50,000 bail to a 20-year-old man, Aaron Michael, caught  stealing a cell phone valued at N45,000 in a hospital by the Closed-Circuit T...

Court Orders Interim Forfeiture of N1.96bn Linked to Ontario Oil

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of N1.96 billion allegedly belonging to an oil company, Ontario Oil and Gas, over alleged fraudulent sale of refine...

Alleged Evan’s accomplice Sues Police, Demands N100m Damages

A suspected accomplice of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, Emeka Arinze, on Monday asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to order his immediate release ...

N2.6bn fraud: “you have a case to answer” court tells Akpobolokemi, others

A Federal High Court Lagos, on Monday, overruled a no case submission by former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akp...

Alleged N1.5bn Fraud: Court Grants Edo APC Woman Leader, 4 Others N1m Bail Each

Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele of a Benin High Court on Friday granted Mrs Aisosa Amadasun, the Edo Woman Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) and four others N1 million bail each. ...

Security Man, 31, Jailed 4 Years for Raping Minor

A Jos Upper Area Court has sentenced a 31–year-old security man, Joseph Vongjen, to four years in prison, for raping a 13-year-old girl. The judge, Yahaya Mohammed, sentenced Vong...

N81.7m Corruption Charge: Court Dismisses Justice Nganjiwa’s application

Justice Adedayo Akintoye of an Igbosere High Court, Lagos, on Friday dismissed Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa’s application seeking to stay proceedings in his trial over alleged corru...

Lawyers Know Corrupt Judges in Nigeria- Falana

A Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana on Thursday urged members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to expose corrupt judges within the system in order to reposition the nation's ju...

Charly-Boy Sues Police, Demands N500m Damages from for Alleged Rights Violation

Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly-Boy or Area-Fada, on Wednesday filed a suit at the FCT High Court, Maitama, against the Commissioner of Police in FCT for alleged violation...

Alleged N265m Election Bribe: Court Commences Trial-Within-Trial of INEC Official

A prosecution witness, Mr Tosin Owobo, on Wednesday told a Federal High Court Lagos, that Christian Nwosu, an INEC official accused of receiving N30 million bribe, was never induce...

Court to Hear Alison-Madueke’s Application on Oct. 30

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of Federal High Court in Lagos will on Oct. 30 hear an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, seeking to be joined a...

Female Who Allegedly Killed Her Husband to Know Fate Soon

Ahead of  judgment day, the defence and prosecution teams in the  murder  trial of   a  female lawyer, Yewande Oyediran,  on Tuesday adopted their written addresses at an Oyo State...

SERAP Calls for Review of Justice Salami Case Monitoring Committee Membership

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has criticised the composition of the retired Justice Ayo Salami-led Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitor...

Arrest of Ekiti State Commissioners Unconstitutional — Attorney-General

The Attorney-General of Ekiti State, Mr Kolapo Kolade has described as unconstitutional the arrest of two Commissioners of the state by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission...

Corruption Charge: Chief Accountant Reveals Ofili-Ajumogobia’s salary Details in Court.

Mr Awoyemi Kazeem, a Chief Accountant at the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday revealed at an Ikeja High Court the salaries and allowances of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia at ...

IED Component Importation: Elephant Group MD Faces Trial Nov. 28

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday fixed Nov. 28 for the arraignment of a company– Elephant Group Ltd and its Managing Director, Tunji Owoeye — over alleged unlawful importati...

Kogi Court Remands Alleged Boko Haram Member in Prison

A Lokoja Chief Magistrate Court has ordered the remand of a suspected Boko Haram member, Mustapha Adinoyi over alleged involvement in terrorist activities and illegal possession of...

Court Adjourns ex-Gov. Dariye’s alleged N1.162bn Fraud Trial Until Oct.10

An FCT High Court in Gudu, on Monday adjourned the trial of former Gov. Joshua Dariye of Plateau until Oct.10 at the instance of the defence. Dariye is facing a 21-count charge ...

Woman Docked for Alleged MMM Fraud

A 44-year-old business woman, Alice Ejike, was on Monday arraigned in a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for alleged MMM fraud. The Prosecutor, Florence Avhioboh, told the court...

Woman Married to 2 Husbands Get Divorce

A middle aged woman married to two husbands in Ibadan has gotten the leave of a Customary Court to divorce one of the husbands. The woman, Modinat Mufutau, on Tuesday told an Idi-...

Court Grants Driver N2million as Bail for Stealing N1.9million in Ondo

An Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State on Thursday granted a bail of N2 million to a 22-year-old driver, Blessing Egbayelo, over alleged burglary and stealing of N1.9 millio...

Court to Deliver Judgment in Evans’ N300m Suit against Police Aug. 29

A Federal High Court in Lagos will on Aug. 29 deliver judgment in the N300 million fundamental human rights suit filed by the alleged infamous kidnapper, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike a...

Court Strikes out Sen. Jang’s suit against PLSG

A Jos High Court has dismissed a suit filed by former Plateau governor Jonah Jang seeking to stop Gov. Simon Lalong from releasing a White Paper on the report of a commission of in...

President, Court of Appeal Urges Increased Advocacy on National Gender Policy

The President, Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has called for more advocacy on the National Gender Policy aimed at promoting 35 per cent affirmative action for women in...

2 Jealous Men Face Trial for Allegedly Beating up “uncooperative” girl in Lagos

Two men –Edward Ndidi and Paul Oges — were on Thursday charged with beating up their female co-tenant at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. The accused– Ndidi, 29, a student; and Oges...

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