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Court strikes out criminal charges against Senator Ekweremadu

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday struck out the criminal charge filed by the defunct Special Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property against the former deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, for lack of diligent prosecution.

Police arrest inspector for ‘beating widow to death’ in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal, has ordered the arrest of a Police Inspector attached to the state police command, Bassey Ikpe, for the alleged murder of a widow.

President Buhari dissolves Okoi Obono-Obla’s presidential panel

President Muhammadu Buhari may have begun moves to reposition his administration with the dissolution of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) on Tuesday.g
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Judge: I’m authorised by fiat to conclude Kalu’s trial

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos, Monday, informed parties that he has been authorised by fiat to conclude the fraud trial of a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu.
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.
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Speakership: Court quashes area court’s summon on Femi Gbajabiamila

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has quashed the earlier summons issued against Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila by an Area Court directing him to appear before it on June 10, 2019.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Okon Efut, who led the former Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen’s defence team at Thursday’s judgment proceedings of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, has indicated that the conviction of the former CJN would be appealed at the Court of Appeal.

Justice Onnoghen: Supreme Court strikes out Cross River government suit

The Supreme Court in a split decision of six to one dismissed the suit filed by the Cross River State government challenging the suspension and trial of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, for being incompetent.

Malabu scandal: Ex-AGF Bello Adoke urges court to set aside arrest order

Former Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has asked a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to set aside its earlier order issued for his arrest over his alleged involvement in deals regarding the sale of Malabu oil.

ICPC withdraws alleged fraud charges against Senator Jang

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission on Wednesday withdrew charges filed against a former governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah David Jang, saying it was to avoid abuse of court processes.

Head of Service: Suspension of six NEMA directors in order

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, Thursday said the suspension of six directors by the Board of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, was in order.

Ex-Governor Turaki challenges transfer of his trial

A former governor of Jigawa, Saminu Turaki, on Friday challenged the directive of the chief judge of the Federal High Court which transferred his matter from the Dutse Division of the court back to Abuja.

Court seizes ex-Governor Shema’s 13 properties

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered an interim forfeiture of 13 properties belonging to a former governor of Katsina State, Dr. Ibrahim Shema, who is already being prosecuted on 22 counts of corruption and financial crimes.

I don’t have N1bn to give ex-President Jonathan – Olisa Metuh tells court

Embattled former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja not to set aside the subpoena it issued to compel former President Goodluck Jonathan to appear as a witness in his ongoing trial.

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Lagos, Abuja, Kano airports ready for operations

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says that Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, are ready for recommencement of domestic flights.
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Edo guber: Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s confession shows he is unfit to be governor ― PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the confession by the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the September 19 Edo governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is a vindication of the position of the APC former national chairman, that he is unfit to hold office as governor of the state.