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Justice Belgore: Nigeria’s development rests on legal profession

A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, retired Justice Alfa Belgore, has said that the development and progress of Nigeria as a nation rest squarely on the shoulders of legal practitioners, who by virtue of their callings and activities, continue to mould societies.

Appeal Court reserves judgement on Senate’s powers to amend election sequence

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday reserved judgement in a suit seeking to clarify the powers of the National Assembly to alter the sequence of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria.
Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu

Lawyers mourn ex-CJN Aloysius Katsina-Alu

Some Abuja-based lawyers on Wednesday described the death of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, as shocking and irreparable loss to the nation.

PDP ordered to pay Senator Modu-Sheriff, two others punitive cost

The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday lost bid to relist an appeal it filed to challenge the decision of the Federal High Court in Lagos which validated the Adebayo Dayo-led PDP executives in Ogun State.

LMC refutes allegations against directors, threatens legal action

The League Management Company (LMC) has refuted the directives by the Chris Giwa-led leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to its chairman, Shehu Dikko, and the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Salihu Abubakar, to step aside on grounds of an alleged committal to prison by the Jos High Court for contempt of court in 2016.

N2.9bn fraud: Judge gets September deadline to conclude Orji Kalu’s trial

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has directed that the alleged N2.9bn fraud case of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, must be concluded before the end of September this year.
Innocent Chukwuma Innoson

Innoson challenges Appeal Court’s ruling allowing GTBank’s motion

The Chairman/Managing Director of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM), Chief Innocent Chukwuma, has headed for the Supreme Court Monday to challenge last Friday’s ruling of the Enugu Division of the Court of Appeal, which allowed the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) to amend its Notice of Appeal in their lingering legal dispute.

Appeal Court Dismisses Innoson’s Preliminary Objections Against GTBank

Innoson arguing through his counsel, Prof. McCarthy Mbadugha, had at the last hearing of the matter on June 14, 2018 raised objections to a motion brought before the court by GTBank seeking to amend its notice of appeal before the court.

Supreme Court frees man convicted of murder at 12

The Supreme Court on Friday discharged and acquitted Yusuf Musa who was convicted of murder at the age of 12.

‎Supreme Court affirms Victor Oye as APGA national Chair ‎

The Supreme Court, on Friday, dismissed the multiple appeals seeking the sacking of Dr. Victor Oye as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Nigeria Police

Police arrest former council chairman, two others in Niger

The Police on Thursday announced the arrest of former Chairman of Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State, Ahmed Kassim and two others, for alleged breach of peace.

INEC chairman shuns court summons

Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday, failed to honour a court order directing him to appear in court or risk going to jail.

Chief Justice Onnoghen charges newly appointed judges on integrity, ethics

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, has charged Newly Appointed Justices of the Court of Appeal to act with dignity and perform their duties with the highest standards needed to uphold and maintain the integrity of their office.
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen

Justice Onnoghen: Adherence to rule of law will solve Nigeria’s problems

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has declared that most problems of the country would be resolved through strict adherence to the rule of law.

Supreme Court affirms three Bakassi Boys’ death penalty

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the death penalty imposed on three members of Bakassi Boys vigilante group in 2006.

Supreme Court dismisses assets declaration charges against Senator Saraki

The Supreme Court on Friday finally laid to rest the trial of a Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on assets declaration and sundry charges instituted against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Governor Tambuwal: Nyesom Wike is ‘Ekwueme of Rives State’

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has described his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, as ‘Ekwueme of Rivers State and a promise-keeper, who is committed to the development of the state’.
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen

Special anti-corruption courts deliver judgement in 324 cases

The special courts designated in November 2017 to try corruption and financial crimes cases in the country have delivered 324 judgements, struck out 12 cases and reserved 62 cases for judgement in the last six months.

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Gunmen abduct Bayelsa PDP chieftain on eve of planned defection to APC

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and Vice Chairman, Bayelsa State Peace and Reconciliation committee, Bibi Oweifa, has been abducted by unknown gunmen at the state secretariat annex, Yenagoa.
National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus (R), Atiku Abubakar and behind him Otunba Gbenga Daniel, DG, Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, at the declaration rally of Atiku for the 2019 presidential election, at Ribadu Square, Yola, Adamawa State, yesterday.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: APC turning Nigeria into another Afghanistan

Former Vice President and frontline Presidential aspirant on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said his interest in the 2019 presidential contest is not to achieve personal political ambition, but informed by need to help address the suffering and killings across the country.

Ethiopia intercepts about $10 million in joint security operation

Ethiopia police have in the past week seized huge cash sums and arms in different parts of the country, state affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate have reported.
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Neymar says he is victim of ‘double standards’ for club and country

Neymar has claimed that he is the subject of double standards when he plays for Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I could have been US President

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he would be President of the United States of America if he had arrived 10 years earlier.