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The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has lamented the under-utilisation of the capacity of police lawyers.

IGP: Capacity of police lawyers under-utilised

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has lamented the under-utilisation of the capacity of police lawyers.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos: Police have power to prosecute suspects

The Lagos State Government on Monday said there is no law stopping police officers from prosecuting suspected offenders in the state’s Magistrates’ Courts.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari orders DSS to release Colonel Dasuki, Omoyele Sowore on bail

The Federal Government has ordered the release of detained former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and convener of #RevolutionNow protest and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.

NBA: Lawyers instead of police should prosecute cases in magistrates’ courts

Mr Bayo Akinlade, the Chairman of the Ikorodu Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), on Monday frowned at the continued prosecution of cases in the magistrates’ courts by the police.

P&ID scandal: Court orders arrest of Briton

In abid to upturn the $9.6 billion judgement award in favour of a firm, P&ID, the Federal Government may have begun moves to extradite a key director of the firm, Adam Quinn, to face trial in Nigeria.
Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Lawyers, CSOs, others hail Senator Kalu’s 12-year prison sentence

Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) December-6

FEC endorses justice sector reform policy

The Federal Executive Council yesterday endorsed a memo on justice sector reform policy aimed at engendering fair, efficient and transparent administration of justice.
Abubakar Malami

Asset recovery: States, local councils to pay federal government 30 per cent of recovered...

A new law on recovery and management of stolen public asset has given the federal government at least 30 per cent of the proceeds of asset recovered for state and local governments.

Scam: Court remands fake native doctor, two others in prison, orders interim forfeiture of...

Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court 1, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State has ordered the remand of a fake native doctor, Fatai Olalere Alli (a.k.a. Baba Abore, Baba Oshun), and two others – Adigun Fatai Olusegun and Olufemi Kolawole – in prison custody pending the filing, hearing and determination of their bail applications.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.

Agba Jalingo: Court grants prosecution’s request to mask witness

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.
Ish'aq Modibo Kawu

Witnesses absence stalls NBC chief’s, others’ ‘N2.5 billion fraud trial’

Inability of the prosecution to produce its two remaining witnesses on Monday stalled proceedings in the trial of the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Is’haq Modibo Kawu, and three others, at a Federal High Court in Abuja.

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.

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Lagosians express concerns following NAFDAC’s alert on using paracetamol for food preparation

Following recent alert by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on the use of paracetamol tablets in food preparation, some Lagosians have expressed shock and disappointment.
Nigeria;s striker, Victor Osimhen, has been sanctified fit and ready by medical doctors to play for Lille against Monaco on Saturday in the French Ligue 1 encounter.

Victor Osimhen on target in Lille’s Coupe de la Ligue win

Victor Osimhen scored the second goal as Lille defeated Gonfreville 2-0 in a Coupe de la Ligue clash at the Stade Oceans, Le Havre on Saturday afternoon.
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Imo guber: Judiciary, electoral system on trial – Emeka Ihedioha

The sacked governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has said that the nation’s judiciary and the electoral system have been put on trial.
The Retired Bishop of the Igbomina Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev Peter James Akinola, has urged South-West governors to remain resolute in their determination to tackle insecurity and ensure ‘Operation Amotekun’ succeeds

Amotekun: Cleric urges South-West governors to remain resolute in your determination to tackle insecurity

The Retired Bishop of the Igbomina Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Reverend Peter James Akinola, has urged South-West governors to remain resolute in their determination to tackle insecurity and ensure ‘Operation Amotekun’ succeeds.
In furtherance to boosting the airpower assets of the NAF to tackle current and emerging security threats in the country, the Nigerian Airforce is set to induct two new Augusta 109 Westland Attack helicopters into combat operations.

Nigerian Airforce takes delivery of two new Augusta attack helicopters for combat operations

In furtherance to boosting the airpower assets of the NAF to tackle current and emerging security threats in the country, the Nigerian Airforce is set to induct two new Augusta 109 Westland Attack helicopters into combat operations.