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INEC heads to Supreme Court over Court of Appeal judgement on parties deregistration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would approach the Supreme Court over conflicting judgements by the Court of Appeal on recently deregistered political parties.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

Appeal court judgement: CUPP demands postponement of Edo, Ondo elections

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, against going ahead with the conduct of the imminent Governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States without carrying all political parties in the country along.
Sudan's former President Omar Hassan al-Bashir sits inside a cage at the courthouse where he is facing corruption charges, in Khartoum, Sudan September 28, 2019. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

Trial of Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir delayed

The trial of Sudan's ousted ex-president Omar al-Bashir was delayed Monday at the request of his defence, a prosecution lawyer said.

Ibrahim Magu: PDP rejoicing because their tormentor is out of office – Itse Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has lambasted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its call for the prosecution of Ibrahim Magu, former Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Bayelsa community shuts Shell’s drilling operation, demands recognition as landlord

The people of Letugbene, Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State have shut down a drilling rig belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, alleging the company’s failure to accord them recognition as the rightful owners of the land where Tunu flow station is located.
Former Nigerian lawmaker Dino Melaye has said he will challenge his loss to All Progressives Congress’s Smart Adeyemi in the Kogi West Senatorial district election.

Kogi West: Smart Adeyemi not my God – Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye, formerly representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, has reacted to the judgment of the Court of Appeal which upheld the election of Senator Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Kwara PDP urges assembly speaker to swear-in candidate following appeal court judgment

The main opposition party in Kwara State, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday urged the Speaker of the state house of assembly, Hon. Yakubu Danladi, to urgently swear-in Hon. Raheem Agboola representing Ilorin South state constituency in the assembly in view of the Appeal court judgment of Wednesday.
Alkali Mamu

Appeal court jails ex-NAF chief Alkali Mamu for corruption

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has upturned the acquittal of erstwhile Chief of Administration of the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal Alkali Mamu (retd), who was accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of receiving gratification from contractors.

Defilement: Appeal Court affirms ex-Chrisland supervisor’s 60 years’ imprisonment

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal yesterday affirmed the 60-year jail term imposed on a former Supervisor at Chrisland School, Mr. Adegboyega Adenekan, who was convicted of defiling a female pupil of the school, aged two years.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Lagos lawyer sues President Buhari for delaying Supreme Court justices’ appointment

A Lagos-based lawyer, Lawrence Nnoli, has approached the Federal High Court in Lagos, with an application seeking to compel President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint more Supreme Court Justices without further delay.
Ibrahim Magu

Suspended EFCC chief accuses AGF of frustrating extradition of ex-oil minister, others for trial

Embattled acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has responded to allegations that he frustrated the extradition of a former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke and other fugitives to face trial in Nigeria.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Minister backs Oyo ALGON’s Supreme Court move

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has faulted the ruling of the Court of appeal which upheld the desolution of the duly elected Association of Local Government Employees Executives by Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, describing it as a travesty of justice which would be redressed at the Supreme court.
The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, has cleared the air over the alleged hostility between him and his boss, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Ondo guber: PDP chieftain drags Ondo deputy governor to court, seeks disqualification from party’s...

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state, Mr Konstante Timi Olopele, has dragged the state deputy governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi, before an Akure High Court, seeking his disqualification from the July 22, 2020, primary election of the party.
Paul Usoro

Appeal Court strikes out fraud charges against Governor Emmanuel, Paul Usoro, others

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos, on Friday struck out four of the 10 count charges filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against Akwa Ibom state Governor, Udom Emmanuel, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, President, Paul Usoro, SAN and two others over alleged N1.4 billion fraud.

FRSC has powers to enforce traffic rules on all public roads, judge rules

Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ruled that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has the powers to enforce traffic rules on all public roads.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP: Suspended EFCC chief not detained by Police

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says the police are not involved in the detention and investigation of the embattled former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

How court jailed ex-NIMASA chief for fraud

A former executive director at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ezekiel Agaba, was guilty of laundering N1.5 billion belonging to the agency, a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court ruled on Wednesday.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP asks Ibrahim Magu’s lawyer to request for bail from presidential panel

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has asked Tosin Ojaomo, the counsel for the embattled former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, to direct the request for his client’s bail to the Presidential panel investigating his activities in office.

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Politicians exploit insecurity for personal gains – Zamfara governor

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