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Jigawa modernises criminal justice system, adopts ACJ act

With the signing into law of the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill, Jigawa State is set for the implementation of a new criminal justice system.
Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for his arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government. 5

#RevolutionNow: Omoyele Sowore’s bail conditions can’t be met – lawyer

Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, is still in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) because his bail conditions have not been met.

Court rules on eligibility to entertain Senator Suswam’s case September 30

Justice Okong Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday fixed September 30 for ruling on whether the trial of former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, and his Commissioner for Finance, Omodachi Okolobia, should start afresh in his court or be returned to the former court for continuation.

‘Grass-cutting’ scandal: Court fixes date for ruling on admissibility of documents

An FCT High Court Maitama on Tuesday fixed October 16 for ruling on the admissibility of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission documents in the trial of Babachair Lawal, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Jubilation as court orders immediate release of Omoyele Sowore from detention

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday has ordered the immediate release of the detained convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, from the custody of the Department of States Security Service (DSS).

Mohammed Adoke chronicles years in public service

The Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Administration in Nigeria (2010 – 2015) has generated quite a number of post-tenure publications which significantly, in varying degrees of articulation, veracity and delivery shed light on key developments during that momentous phase in Nigerian politics.
Hope Democratic Party's Ambrose Owuru

EFCC: Why HDP presidential candidate was declared wanted

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday heard why the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) sponsored a publication declaring the candidate of Hope Democratic Party (HDP) in the last presidential election, Ambrose Owuru, wanted.

Orlu elders urges Imo governor to prosecute Senator Okorocha

Elders of Orlu Senatorial Zone of Imo State, under the aegis of Orlu Elders Council, have called on Governor Emeka Ihedioha to probe and prosecute the immediate past Governor of the State, Chief Rochas Okorocha.

N7.2 billion fraud: If PDP were a company, I would own 90 per cent...

A former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, says if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were to be a company, he would own 90 per cent of it.

Group: Equip police for holistic investigation, flawless arrest of suspect

Government at all levels in the country has been advised to revamp the criminal justice system in Nigeria and equip the Nigeria police force for a holistic investigation that will lead to the flawless arrest of suspects.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana calls on federal government to publish names of naval, police detainees

A Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has called on the federal government to publish names of the 67 Nigerians ‘illegally’ detained and held incommunicado by the Nigerian Navy and Police since last year.
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: Omoyele Sowore urges court to vacate detention order

The convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to vacate the order it made on Thursday, granting permission to the Department of State Services (DSS) to further detain him for 45 days in the first instance.

Femi Falana files motion to quash order for Omoyele Sowore’s detention

Human Rights Activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Femi Falana, on Friday, filed a motion to challenge the legality of the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja that gave the Department of State Service, DSS, permission to detain the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

#RevolutionNow: 90-day detention must be challenged – Femi Falana

Is it constitutional for a judge to order the detention of a citizen for 90 days as provided under the Terrorism Prevention Act? Activist-lawyer Femi Falana SAN said yesterday that it is time to find out.

Absence of Innoson boss, others stall arraignment for ‘forgery’

The planned arraignment of the Chairman of Innoson Nigera Limited, Innocent Chukwuma, and four others before Justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court in Lagos was yesterday stalled due to his refusal to show up in court.

Woman arraigned for assaulting neighbour over loud music

The police on Friday arraigned a 30-year-old woman, Ndigwe Adaorah, in a Life Camp Magistrates’ Court Abuja for allegedly assaulting her neighbour, during an argument over loud music.
Innocent Chukwuma Innoson

Bench warrant: Innoson files motion of appeal, stay of execution

The chairman of Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, Innocent Chukwuma, has filed a notice of appeal and motion for stay of execution against the bench warrant order on him.
Abdullahi Dikko

Court orders lawyer to serve charge on ex-Customs chief Abdullahi Dikko

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered lawyers to former Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Abdullahi Inde Dikko, to deliver to him a charge pending against him (Dikko) before the court.

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Governor Abiodun: I’ll make my decision on coronate Obas promoted by Senator Amosun

Dapo Abiodun, the Governor of Ogun State, Friday, said his government will soon make public, its decision on the village heads otherwise known as Baales promoted to coronate Obas by the former Governor Ibikunle Amosun at the twilight of his administration.
Super Eagles Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and other officials of the team based in Nigeria will “hopefully” start off on their journey to Singapore Today, ahead of the international friendly against Brazil.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa: Home-Eagles not under pressure

Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa says the team is not under pressure to get the better part of their Togolese counterparts on Saturday.

Three killed in beer parlour fire in Nnewi

An early morning fire at a beer parlour in Nnewi, Anambra State, on Friday killed three female workers who were sleeping in the building.