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Court orders Police to unseal Peace Corps headquarters

A Federal High Court in Abuja has declared the continuous sealing of the headquarters of Peace Corps of Nigeria in Abuja by the police as “an act of illegality”.

Peace corps asks court to jail IGP Ibrahim Idris

The Peace Corps of Nigeria has asked the federal high court, Abuja, to jail Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, for alleged disregard of court orders.

N2 billion Scam: Court grants Stephen Oronsaye leave to travel

Oronsaye is standing trial along with Osarenkhoe Afe, managing director, Fredrick Hamilton Global Services Limited, and both are alleged to be complicit in several contract awards during his tenure as HoS.

Court stops federal govt, EFCC from crippling AITEO operations

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, restrained the Federal Government from taking steps that may cripple the operations and freezing the accounts of AITEO Eastern E & P Company Limited.

Appeal Court dismisses bid to unseat Governor Aminu Tambuwal

The Court of Appeal, Abuja division, has dismissed an appeal, seeking to unseat Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state, on the ground that he was not validly elected as candidate of the All Progressive Congress APC, in the 2015 governorship election.

Paris Club refund: Court freezes seven accounts linked to governors’ forum

The Federal High Court in Abuja has frozen seven separate accounts which, according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, were used by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum to launder the sum of N10bn said to be derived from the proceeds of the Paris Club refund.

2019: Court orders INEC to register Socialist Party of Nigeria

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Tuesday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to immediately register and recognize the Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, as a new political party.

Peace Corps asks Nigeria Police to vacate its head office

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to obey the ruling of an Abuja High Court by unsealing its headquarters and stop harassment of its officers.

Court adjourns ex-HoS Stephen Oronsaye’s trial till December 5

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday adjourned the trial of a former Head of Service of the Federation, Steve Oronsaye, till December 5.

Appeal Court slates November 7 to hear federal govt, Senator Kashamu’s extradition suit

Hearing in the appeal filed by the Federal Government at the Court of Appeal to challenge the respite granted a serving senator; Buruji Kashamu, in the bid to extradite him to the United States of America (USA) has been fixed for November 17, 2017.

Court orders Police to un-seal Peace Corps House

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of a Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday ordered the Nigeria Police Force to pay a fine of N12.5m compensation to officials of the Peace Corps of Nigeria for their unlawful arrest and detention on February 28, 2017.

Court orders Police to unseal Peace Corps HQ, pay N12.5 million as damages

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the Nigeria Police to unseal the headquarters of the Peace Corps.

Appeal Court reserves judgment in suit seeking Governor Tambuwal’s removal

The Court of Appeal, Abuja division, has reserved judgment in the suit seeking to unseat governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State on account of non compliance with the electoral act in the conduct of the primary election that produced him in 2014 as the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Court seizes ex-Governor Shema’s 13 properties

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered an interim forfeiture of 13 properties belonging to a former governor of Katsina State, Dr. Ibrahim Shema, who is already being prosecuted on 22 counts of corruption and financial crimes.

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JAMB directs all institutions to end 2017 admissions by January 25

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