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A former governor of Cross River State Donald Duke has said he will not criminalise same-sex relationships if he becomes Nigeria's president in 2019.

Donald Duke vows to appeal judgement sacking him as SDP presidential candidate

Former governor of Cross River, Donald Duke, has reacted to the court judgement nullifying his emergence as the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) saying he would appeal the judgement.
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37 SDP chairmen reject Jerry Gana, fault ruling

The 37 state party chairmen of the Social Democratic Party, including that of the Federal Capital Territory have rejected the Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf-led court order which declared Prof. Jerry Gana as the presidential candidate of the party.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Retired judge expresses concerns over delay in payment of salaries of judges

A retired Osun State High Court Judge, Justice Moshud Adeigbe, has expressed grave concern over delays often witnessed in the payment of salaries of state judges.

N5 million bribe: Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia slumps in court

Justice Ajumogobia, who did not betray any emotion on entering the court in the morning slumped in the court, a few minutes before the commencement of proceedings in the alleged graft suit preferred against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at an Ikeja High Court.

Supreme Court orders Ekiti government to relocate local council headquarters

The Supreme Court on Friday ended the 19-year legal dispute over the right location of the headquarters of Ilejemeje Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
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Court sentences truck driver to two years in prison for theft

An Upper Area Court I, sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Friday, sentenced a 35-year-old truck driver, Ibrahim Usman, to two years in prison for stealing.

APGA faults court’s cancellation of Anambra South senatorial primaries

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has reacted to the nullification of its primary election for Anambra South Senatorial District by an Abuja high court.
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Kogi PDP youths urge Sartaki to swear in Isaac Alfa

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youths’ organisation in Kogi State under the auspices of Kogi Defenders of Democracy has called on the Senate President Bukola Saraki to swear in now Air Marshall Isaac Alfa (rtd) as the Senator representing Kogi East at the National Assembly or the PDP would lose all elective positions in the forthcoming general election in the state.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court bars Kogi government from probing, suspending chief judge, chief registrar

The Koton-Karfe Division of the High Court of Kogi State has restrained Kogi State Government and the state’s House of Assembly from taking steps that would hinder the discharge of the duties of the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasiru Ajanah and his Chief Registrar, Yahaya Adamu.

24-year-old man bag death sentence for killing stepmother

A Plateau High Court sitting in Jos on Thursday sentenced 24-year-old man, Binfa Lamde, to death-by-hanging for hacking his stepmother to death.

Man bags 14 months imprisonment for stealing motorcycle

A Kaduna Upper Customary Court on Thursday sentenced one Abubakar Inuwa, 34, to 14 months imprisonment for stealing a motorcycle valued at N150,000.

Court remands two businessmen over unlawful possession of firearms

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded two businessmen, Olanrewaju Jimoh and Rotimi Bolade, in prison custody over unlawful possession of firearms.

Man allegedly swindles another of N4.1 million in mineral deposit scam

An Ilorin Senior Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that a 38-year-old man, Lawal Temitope, be remanded in Federal Prison for allegedly swindling a businessman of N4.1 million, being money to mine diatomite, a mineral deposit.

ASUU: No regrets for disrupting anti-corruption programme

Dr Kasim Umaru, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Abuja chapter, says the union has no regret for disrupting Anti-Corruption event in the institution.

Supreme Court fixes date to decide on Patience Jonathan’s accounts

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment till March 8, 2019, in the appeal lodged by wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, contesting the powers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to size funds in bank accounts that were linked to her.

Facebook post: Court grants FRCN reporter bail

A Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday, admitted Segun Onibiyo, a reporter with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) to bail in the sum of N2 million.

Rwanda appeals acquittal of Paul Kagame critic Diane Rwigara

Rwanda's chief prosecutor on Wednesday said he would appeal after dissident politician Diane Rwigara was acquitted in a high-profile trial.

University students risk eviction over rent default

Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka has threatened to eject students in the Oba Campus of Tansian University, from the institution’s premises over the management’s refusal to pay an accumulated rent arising from the use of his property.

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2019: INEC chairman tasks celebrities on voter education

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has called on Nigerian celebrities to utilise their platforms to promote voter education, youth inclusion and non-violent participation in the 2019 elections.