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EFCC hails move to prioritise corruption cases in courts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commended the move by the Nigerian judiciary to prioritise corruption and financial crime cases brought before it.

Makarfi-led PDP withdraws appeal challenging sack of Sen. Akpan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approached the Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar to dismiss its appeal lodged against a judgment of the Federal High Court, Uyo which sacked Mr Bassey Albert Akpan from the National Assembly and declared Hon Bassey Etim as lawful replacement.

CJN creates corruption, financial crimes court

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has directed heads of the divisions of courts to establish a special court for corruption and financial crimes cases.

Seized $5.9m: Appeal Court hears Patience Jonathan case Nov 3

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has fixed November 3, 2017, to hear the appeal filed by wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, against the temporary seizure of a sum of $5.9m found in her Skye Bank account.

Presidential panel rejects convicted soldiers’ petitions against Army

The Presidential Investigation Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement has refused to hear the petitions of some military officers convicted and sentenced to various categories of punishment by courts martial.

Falana faults Obasanjo, Jonathan’s advice to Buhari on IPOB

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has criticized two former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, over their advice to President Muhammadu Buhari on how to tackle the tensions caused by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

New judge to join Patience Jonathan’s $5.9m, N2.4bn appeal

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, will on Monday (today) replace one of the judges on the three-man panel hearing an appeal filed by the wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, against the freezing of her Skye Bank account with a balance of $5.9m.

Recall: Dino evades service of petition, as INEC seeks substituted service

The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, has refused service of a copy of the petition and other accompanying documents that informed the commencement of the process of his recall from the Senate by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Appeal court dismisses remnant suits on PDP leadership crisis

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday dismissed four left-over appeals relating to the leadership tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party between the then Ahmed Makarfi and the Ali Modu Sheriff factions.

Melaye appeals court judgement on recall process

Senator for Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has appealed the judgment of an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court which on Monday gave the green light for the process for his recall from the senate.

Judiciary remains committed to anti-graft war – CJN

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has said that the judiciary, under his leadership, would give full support to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in the fight against corruption.

New Federal High Court judges underway – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, says appointment of judges to fill vacant seats in the various divisions of the Federal High Courts is under way.

Convicted soldiers drag Army before presidential probe panel

Erstwhile Commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, Enitan Ransome-Kuti, who was demoted from the rank of Brigadier-General to Colonel, was among soldiers that, yesterday, that demanded justice from the presidential probe panel sitting in Abuja.

Presidential panel begins military officers’ probe for alleged rights abuses

The Presidential Investigative Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement begins sitting in Abuja today (Monday).

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