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EFCC rejects transfer of ex-minister Jumoke Akinjide’s case to new judge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rejected the transfer of a money laundering case against former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Mrs Jumoke Akinjide to a new judge.
The Cleen Foundation

Foundation wants special budget for criminal justice, law amendments

CLEEN Foundation has called for a holistic review and possible amendment of some flawed sections of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).

N136 million fraud: Court to sentence ex-NIMASA chief Calistus Obi on June 3

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, has fixed June 3, 2019 to give sentence, following the conviction of a former acting Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Calistus Obi.

Police pension scam: Court adjourns again due to defendant’s ill-health

The trial of Esar Dangabar and six others in the alleged N14bn Police pension scam was, again, stalled in an FCT High Court, following his ill health.
Paul Usoro

NBA president’s money laundering trial adjourned till May 10

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria has adjourned till May 10 hearing of all pending applications filed by counsel representing the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA President, Paul Usoro.

N115 million fraud: Court fixes date to rule in ex-SEC chief’s no-case-submission

An FCT High Court on Friday is to deliver ruling on Tuesday in the no- case- submission filed by the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Dr Mounir Gwarzo, on alleged of N115 fraud.

Corruption: Court discharges, acquits Senator Wabara after 14 years

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Maitama, has discharged and acquitted former Senate president, Adolphus Wabara, and two others of allegations of bribery levelled against them by the federal government in 2005.

I’m not aware of Nnamdi Kanu’s sureties withdrawal – lawyer

The counsel representing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director of Radio Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu; Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, said that he is not aware about the decision of Kanu’s sureties to withdraw their suretyship.

Justice Onnoghen to open defence as CCT dismisses no case submission

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has dismissed the No Case Submission filed by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, who is standing trial before the tribunal for alleged non asset declaration.

CCT trial: Justice Onnoghen to make no-case submission as federal government closes case

The trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, appears to be reaching an anti-climax with key prosecution witnesses’ testimony contradicting claims that the embattled number one judicial officer might have corruptly amassed wealth way out of his income.

N115 million fraud : No prima facie against me – Ex-SEC chief tells court

The suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Dr Mounir Gwarzo, on Monday, told an FCT High Court Maitama that the prosecution did not establish any prima facie case against them to enter any defence.
An FCT High Court in Maitama, on Monday, granted leave to the EFCC to amend the charge in the trial of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and three others, over alleged N544 fraud.

N544 million fraud: Court grants EFCC leave to amend charge against ex-SGF, others

An FCT High Court in Maitama, on Monday, granted leave to the EFCC to amend the charge in the trial of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and three others, over alleged N544 fraud.

CCT: Justice Onnoghen’s trial must continue – FG

The Federal Government, yesterday, explained why it would pursue the six-count charge initiated against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to its logical conclusion.

CCT orders day-to-day proceedings in Justice Onnoghen’s trial

The Code of Conduct Tribunal ( CCT ) has ordered that proceedings in the trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, should now be conducted on an day-to-day basis.

Police withdraw charge against man accused of killing own father

The police in Abuja have withdrawn the murder charge against one Huzaifa Hussaini Usman, who was accused of killing his own father, Alhaji Hussaini Usman.

Court adjourns ex-minister’s N229 million fraud trial to March 20

Justice Hammada Dashen of a Federal High Court, sitting in Damaturu, Yobe State, has adjourned the trial of a former Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Abdu Bulama; Mohammed Kadai, a former state Commissioner for Integrated and Rural Development; Abba Gana Tata; Muhammad Mamu and Hassan Ibn Jaks, to March 20, 2019 following the absence of counsel to the fourth and fifth defendants.

Court declines ex-NSA Dasuki’s request for intervention of ‘friends of the court’ in trial

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama, Abuja, has refused to grant the prayers of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), seeking the intervention of ‘friends of the Court’ (Amicus Curiae) In his trial.

Suspended SEC chief to make no-case submission in alleged N115 million fraud trial

The suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Dr. Mounir Gwarzo; and the Executive Commissioner, Zakwanu Garba, on Thursday informed an FCT High Court Maitama that they would make a no-case submission in the charge filed against them.

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NEPC trains 200 sheanut pickers, sheabutter processors on export skills

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June 12: Speaker Obasa commends President Buhari, Asiwaju Tinubu, others for commitment to democratic...

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Asiwaju Tinubu: June 12 Nigeria’s freedom day

Former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has extolled the heroic deeds of late Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election for his tenacity in standing for democracy in the country.