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Police arraign Enugu monarch for alleged attempted kidnap

Police in Enugu State has arraigned the traditional ruler of Obeagu Ugwuaji, Awkunanaw Autonomous Community of the state, Christopher Nyia, for alleged attempted kidnapping among other charges.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria

The satanic Boko Haram sect was officially banned in Nigeria by the federal government and declared a terrorist network in June 2013. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has since successfully prosecuted many of the members of the sect for sundry offences under the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act.
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.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office on Monday, June secured the conviction of Okhiemwen Roland Ekata aka (Zamani, Baron Wellington) before Justice A. A. Demi-Ajayi of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State.

Internet fraudster bags one year imprisonment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office on Monday, June secured the conviction of Okhiemwen Roland Ekata aka (Zamani, Baron Wellington) before Justice A. A. Demi-Ajayi of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Detention of 15 Nigerians for 7-month by Navy Illegal

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has decried the illegal detention of 15 civilians and military officers for seven months by the Nigerian Navy without trial.

Court awaits fresh directive for continuation of ex-Governor Kalu’s alleged N7.2 billion fraud trial

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday said that the court would await further directives to proceed with the trial of a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, facing charges of N7.2 billion fraud.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Two businessmen bag 8 years imprisonment for trademark theft

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has convicted and sentenced two businessmen, Nnamdi Okoye and Ikechukwu Ezeogwum to a total of eight years and six months imprisonment for trademark theft.
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 Orji Kalu to submit self to EFCC

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday revoked the bail of a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, following his failure to appear in court for trial as scheduled.

Visa racketeer Giwa Sulaimon convicted for forgery

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC), said it has secured a conviction against another visa racketeer, Giwa Sulaimon, who was earlier arraigned for forgery and making false statements.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

N3.2 billion fraud: Court rejects further delay of Orji Kalu’s trial

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday said it would on Friday hear the defence of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, in the case of N3. 2 billion fraud preferred against him.

Ex-Governor Orji Kalu’s alleged N3.2 billion fraud trial stalled again

The trial of a former Governor of Abia, Orji Uzo Kalu, over an alleged N3.2 billion fraud was stalled again at a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday, due to Kalu’s absence in court because of medical tourism.

Court remands over 100 IPOB women over protest

A magistrate court in Owerri, Imo State capital, on Monday remanded in custody at least 112 women members of the proscribed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB).

EFCC re-arraigns ex-Governor Orji Kalu, raises charges to 39 counts

A former Governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu, was on Tuesday re-arraigned at a Federal High Court in Lagos on an amended 39-count bordering on fraud.

Court threatens Imo Speaker with bench warrant

Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Chief Acho Ihim, may be heading towards an avoidable collision with the court, if he fails to appear to answer to the alleged fraud case levelled against him.

EFCC files amended corruption charges on ex-Governor Orji Kalu

The EFCC on Wednesday, filed an amended 39-count charge before a Federal High Court Lagos, against a former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu in an alleged N3.2 billion fraud.

Court delivers judgment in ex-Governor Nyame’s alleged misappropriation trial

Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Gudu Abuja is currently delivering judgment in the 11 years long trial of a former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, who was accused of misappropriating about N1.6bn of the state’s funds.

Federal government appeals dismissal of $1.63 million theft charges against Emirates Airlines

The Federal Government has appealed the April 10, 2018 judgment of the Federal High Court in Lagos which dismissed the theft charges it filed against Emirates Airlines and four of its officials.

EFCC calls more witnesses in ex-Governor Kalu’s alleged N3.2 billion fraud trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, called its sixth witness in ongoing trial of former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, at a Federal High Court in Lagos.

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DPR threatens to sanction petrol outlets without safety facilities

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has threatened to sanction any patrol and gas trans-filling station in Bayelsa State that does not have adequate safety facilities to guarantee the safety of customers and dealers alike in a situation of emergency.
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Casemiro: Gareth Bale has to play for Real Madrid

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Reps member commends Enugu governor’s initiative against banditry, kidnapping

The lawmaker representing Nkanu East/West Federal Constituency, Enugu, in the House of Representatives, Hon. Nnolim Nnaji, has praised the efforts of the Enugu State Governor, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, to checkmate the spate of banditry and kidnapping in various parts of the state.
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Kano governor spends N350 million on 3.2 million children, pregnant women

Kano State government has expended over N350 million for the second round of 2019 Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week kicking off on Monday, targeting over 3.2 million children under the age of five and pregnant women.

PDP hails former APC national chairman at 80

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has described the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun, as a committed democrat and a model for younger generation of political leaders.