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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Court dismisses suit filed by seven political parties against Ondo governor

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has dismissed a suit filed by seven political parties against the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the October 10, 2020, governorship election.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Man arraigned for ‘obtaining N1.3 million under false pretence’

The police in Edo State on Thursday, arraigned Benedict Ojo, 49, in a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Benin, for allegedly obtaining N1.3 million under false pretence.

JUSUN strike stalls ‘kidnap kingpin’ Evans trial – lawyer

Mr Victor Okpara, the defence counsel of Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans has said the ongoing strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has stalled the trial of his client.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest trader over stolen church drum

The police have arrested and arraigned a trader, Abba Shekarau, in an Upper Area Court, Mpape, Abuja, over a stolen church drum.
An Italian court has declared Shell, Eni and their managers all acquitted in the controversial Malabu scandal. They were all acquitted by the court yesterday.

OPL 245: Shell, Eni should face prosecution in Nigeria – HEDA

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to ensure that oil giants, Shell and Eni face prosecution in Nigeria. Shell and Eni have been dragged to court in Milan, Italy over horrendous alleged cases of corruption in relation to the Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 245

Nigerian national Owolabi Abdul extradited from Germany to US to face trial

Yusuf Owolabi Abdul, a Nigerian resident in Canada, extradited from Germany to the United States, will be presented on Monday in New York before Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang.
An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Wednesday fixed Jan. 27, 2020 for Olisa Metuh, a former PDP spokesman, charged with criminal destruction of evidence to open his defence.

Nigerian fraudster forfeits money, mobile phones to government

Justice Peter Kekemeke of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Nyanya Abuja on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, convicted and sentenced one internet fraudster, Farouk Olamilekan to three months in prison.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: Atiku Abubakar not eligible to be president

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is ineligible to vie to be president of Nigeria.

Akwa Ibom court strikes out suit against Addax Petroleum

The High Court of Akwa Ibom State on 15th March, 2021, struck out the N166 billion suit of Akwa Ibom State Internal Revenue Service against Addax Petroleum Development (Nig) Ltd.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Court urged to restrain Nigerian government on £4.2 million James Ibori loot

The President, League of Ndokwa Professionals (LNP), Chief Tony Amechi and Legal Adviser, Evans Ufeli, on behalf of the people of Delta State, are challenging the Federal Government’s plan to deploy the funds to projects outside Delta.
As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Non-indigenous staff sue Taraba government over 77 months salary arrears

The non-indigenous staff of the Taraba Publishing Company Limited, Sun Rise, has dragged the Taraba State Government to the National Industrial Court, Jos Division over its failure to pay 77 months’ salary arrears of 18 staff, amounting to N73, 257, 715,40.

‘N544m fraud’: Ex-SGF asks court to reject EFCC documents

Babachir Lawal, a former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has asked a federal capital territory (FCT) high court to reject documents sought to be tendered as evidence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in his alleged fraud trial.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Man arraigned for assaulting police officer, damaging Rolex wristwatch

The police in Osun on Thursday arraigned one Odewale Adebayo, 40, at an Ile-Ife Magistrates Court for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Police arraign two over ‘smoking’ of Indian hemp

The police in Osun, on Wednesday, arraigned two persons, Abiodun Aleko, 20 and Abubakar Ali, 22, before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court for allegedly smoking Indian hemp.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

N544 million fraud: EFCC presents third witness against ex-SGF Babachir Lawal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has presented a third prosecution witness against the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, in an alleged N544 million Grass-cutting fraud.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Paris Club refund: Rivers dragged to court over ‘N25 billion debt’

The government of Rivers State has been dragged before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), over an alleged debt of N25 billion owed to an accounting firm, regarding the Paris Club refund by the federal government.

Court remands commercial driver for ‘raping’ woman

A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday ordered that a 30-year-old commercial driver, Suleiman Auwal, be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman.

Teacher appears before Sharia court over employment fraud, bribery

A teacher, Halima Sani, was on Wednesday arraigned before a Shari’a Court sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna over employment fraud and collecting bribe.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arraign teenager over unlawful possession of firearms

A 20-year-old teenager, Ibrahim Adeyemi, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly being in possession of firearms.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Court fixes date for judgement in suit challenging IGP’s tenure extension

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, fixed April 16 to deliver judgement in the suit that is challenging the legality of the three-month tenure extension President Muhammadu Buhari granted to the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Court orders prompt hearing of suit against appeal court justices’ appointment

A Federal High Court yesterday ordered accelerated hearing of a suit seeking to stop, the National Judicial Council (NJC) and others from proceeding with the ongoing process of appointing more Justices for the Court of Appeal.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court jails man four years for issuing dud cheques

The Ondo State High Court, in Akure, has sentenced Gabriel Akinsanmi to four years’ imprisonment for stealing and issuance of dud cheques for a refund of over N33 million to a client.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari approves appointment of 18 appeal court judges

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 18 Justices of the Court of Appeal.
Speaking in the aftermath of his well-received publicity stunt of placing a huge banner featuring his likeness 200 meters from the Santiago Bernabeu, Joan Laporta continued to detail his project should he be successful in becoming Barcelona president.

Barcelona supremo: European Super League a ‘necessity’

Barcelona president Joan Laporta described the European Super League as a “necessity” on Thursday but said the final decision would be given to the club’s members.
The Red Cross voiced alarm Thursday over "horrific" accounts of sexual violence in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, amid fears that rape was being used as a weapon of war.

Red Cross condemns ‘horrific’ sexual violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray

The Red Cross voiced alarm Thursday over "horrific" accounts of sexual violence in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, amid fears that rape was being used as a weapon of war.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Nollywood actor arrested for ‘defiling’ minor

The case of defilement was reported on 19th April, 2021 by one Princess Adekola Adekanya at Sabo Police Station and transferred to the Gender Unit of the State CID, Panti, Yaba Lagos for proper investigation.
The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied any involvement in the attempt to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, at Ibadan, Oyo State.

Official: Dennis Amachree not speaking for DSS on Isa Pantami

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Service (DSS) has disowned reasons adduced for its alleged failure to reveal alleged link of Malam Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy to terrorism before his confirmation as minister in 2019 adduced by one of its former officer, Dennis Amachree.

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The committee is chaired by Prof. Akpan H. Ekpo, a former Director General of the West African Institute for Financial & Economic Management (WAIFEM), with Prof. Emmanuel Onwioduokit, HOD of Economics at the University of Uyo as Secretary.

Experts: Inflation rate may rise beyond control

With food inflation at over 23 per cent, analysts have raised concerns on the spate of the rising inflation as they envisaged a further rise in prices in the second quarter on poor weather conditions and insecurities in the country.
Hansi Flick gave a vague response on his future at Bayern Munich amid links with the Germany job following their Champions League elimination on Tuesday night.

Hansi Flick reveals he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season

Speaking to Sky Germany after Saturday’s victory over Wolfsburg, Flick confirmed he wants to terminate his contract with the Bundesliga champions and has communicated his decision to the club’s players and hierarchy.
Lesotho Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro.

Lesotho premier faces ouster after ruling party break-up

After barely a year in office, the Lesotho prime minister's future hung in the balance on Wednesday after an overnight split of his ruling party risked upsetting the parliamentary majority he needs to stay in power.
Federal government has assured its full support to All Farmers Association of Nigerian (AFAN), as Alhaji Farouk Rabiu Mudi, emerged as the national president.

Nigerian government assures support as Farouk Mudi emerges AFAN president

Federal government has assured its full support to All Farmers Association of Nigerian (AFAN), as Alhaji Farouk Rabiu Mudi, emerged as the national president.
Paul Pogba admits playing for Manchester United “is not easy”, but he is keeping his sights set on “the big stuff” after enduring more semi-final heartache at the hands of rivals Manchester City.

Juventus inform Paul Pogba he must accept cut on Manchester United wages

Juventus have informed Paul Pogba they want to bring him back to Turin – though not on his current Manchester United wages.