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President Buhari to issue executive order on state legislature, judiciary autonomy

The Presidential Committee on the Implementation of autonomy of State legislature and State judiciary on Tuesday submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court orders arrest of Innosson boss Innocent Chukwuma

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday issued a bench warrant for the arrest and production in court of Chairman of Innoson Nigeria Ltd, Innocent Chukwuma, and two others charged with fraud.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court again adjourns Senator Goje’s alleged N6 billion fraud case until July 4

The Federal High Court sitting in Jos on Friday further adjourned the alleged N6 billion alleged fraud case labeled against former Gombe State Governor, Sen Danjuma Goje, by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).

Court adjourns Senator Kashamu’s extradition suit

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday adjourned to June 27 for hearing in a suit filed by a former senator for Ogun East district, Buruji Kashamu.
Abubakar Malami

Abubakar Malami: I’ll appear before disciplinary panel Friday

The immediate-past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, says he will appear before the disciplinary panel of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee on Friday to face the petitioners seeking the stripping of his Senior Advocate of Nigeria rank for alleged misconduct.
Abubakar Malami

Ex-AGF Abubakar Malami faces disciplinary panel over alleged professional misconduct

The immediate past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, will on June 14, 2019 face the Disciplinary Panel the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee over a prejudicial statement made against the detained former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC: OAGF has constitutional power to takeover any criminal case

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has constitutional power to takeover any criminal case at any stage of investigation.
DAAR Communications

NBC: Court restores DAAR Communications broadcast licence

DAAR Communications Plc, owners of AIT and Ray Power FM may have heaved a sigh of relieve as a Federal High Court in Abuja has granted an order ex-parte for the maintenance of status quo, following the suspension of its operating licence by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
DAAR Communications

DAAR suspension: Court orders maintenance of status quo

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted an order ex-parte for the maintenance of status quo, pending the determination of a motion filed by DAAR Communications Plc in its suit challenging the suspension of its operating licence by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-3

Justice Tanko justifies suspension of ex-CJN Onnoghen

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has justified President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of erstwhile CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen upon the January 25, 2019 ex-parte order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Extradition: Court sanctions Senator Kashamu for delaying suit against NDLEA, others

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered Senator Buruji Kashamu to pay N50, 000 cost each to the Department of State Services (DSS) Director-General and the National Drug law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Senator Kashamu’s suit: Court awards N50,000 each to DSS, NDLEA

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, awarded N50,000 each in favour of the Director-General, State Security Service (DSS) and the National Drug law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, in a suit instituted by Sen. Buruji Kashamu.

Katsina government, firm in legal battle over N66.268 billion Paris Club refund

The N66.3 billion released to Katsina State from the Paris Club refund in 2016 by the Federal government has become a subject of litigation before the Abuja division of the Federal High Court.

Court adjourns suit seeking disqualification of Femi Gbajabiamila until June 7

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned until Friday, hearing in a suit challenging the nomination of Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, a member of the House of Representatives vying for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives in the incoming 9th National Assembly.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

AGF: Previous acquittal can’t stop Senator Saraki from fresh trial

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, has validated the move by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and any other law enforcement agency to investigate the Senate President, Dr Bukola...
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday charged the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to keep filled assets declaration forms safe as those facing corruption charges now will come after him in 2023.

President Buhari receives asset declaration forms from Code of Conduct Bureau

President Muhammadu Buhari has received a new set of Code of Conduct forms after winning reelection for a second term during the presidential election in February this year.
Abubakar Malami

Abacha loot: CSOs ask Buhari to fire AGF Malami over $15 million ‘dubious’ lawyers...

Some civil society organisations have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to find a replacement for Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over the payment of $15 million to lawyers he engaged for the repatriation of $321 million Abacha Loot.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court orders immediate release of driver remanded for six years without trial

A Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi-Lagos, on Monday, ordered the immediate release of a driver, Jones Ofori, also known as James Ofori, who has been in prison custody since 2013 without trial.

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Gboyega Oyetola

Osun government denies receiving Paris Club refund

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, said it was absolute falsehood for any group of people to claim that some amount of intervention fund has been made available to the Gboyega Oyetola administration.
Screenshot of former president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan on his way to penitentiary after a judge ruled on June 25 that he would have to await his trial in jail.

Armenian ex-leader arrested on allegation of abuse of power

A former president of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, was arrested on Tuesday on an allegation that he abused his power in authorizing a violent crackdown on protests more than a decade ago.
The Ethiopian army brigadier general accused of leading a failed coup against a regional government has been killed in a firefight with the security forces, a spokesman for the Ethiopian prime minister’s office has said.

Official: 13 security personnel died in Ethiopia’s coup attempt

An Ethiopian official said no fewer than 13 security personnel working for opposing sides died from injuries during the failed coup attempt to overthrow the governance structure of Ethiopia’s populous Amhara regional state.
Sunday Adefonou Anani

Togolese cook jailed for life for killing boss

The Lagos State High Court on Tuesday sentenced a Togolese cook, Sunday Adefonou Anani, to life imprisonment for the murder of his boss and Chief Executive Officer of Credit Switch Ltd, Ope Bademosi.
Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala will be wearing a smile after Arsenal confirmed a pre-season club friendly against Barcelona on Monday.

Barcelona face Arsenal in friendly as Asisat Oshoala returns to former club

Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala will be wearing a smile after Arsenal confirmed a pre-season club friendly against Barcelona on Monday.