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Kidnapping: Court admits confessional statements of Wadume’s co-defendants

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, admitted into evidence, two confessional statements that were allegedly made by co-defendants of alleged Taraba kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu (aka Wadume).
A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State has ordered Adeyemi Fashola, aka as Naira Marley, to appear on January 14, 2020 for arraignment for alleged car theft.

Naira Marley slams EFCC over ‘duplication of phone’

Nigerian Artiste, Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, has objected to the move by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to tender in evidence a Digital Versatile Disc said to contain the analysis of the content of his mobile phone.
Governor Udom Emmanuel

Supreme Court upholds Governor Emmanuel’s election

The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Wednesday, upheld the re-election of Mr. Udom Emmanuel as Governor of Akwa Ibom State.

N3.1 billion fraud: Court admits more evidence against Gabriel Suswam

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday admitted more documents, presented by the prosecution against former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, and his ex-commissioner of Finance, Omodachi Okolobia.

‘Grass-cutting’ scandal: Court fixes date for ruling on admissibility of documents

An FCT High Court Maitama on Tuesday fixed October 16 for ruling on the admissibility of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission documents in the trial of Babachair Lawal, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
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Tribunal upholds Plateau APC assemblyman’s election

The National and House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Jos, Plateau on Monday upheld the victory of Mr Ibrahim Baba-Hassan of the APC, as winner of the Jos North Constituency in the March9 re-run.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army court martial former GOC over alleged stolen N400 million

The Nigerian Army has commenced the trial of the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Sokoto, Hakeem Otiki, a major general, over alleged stolen N400 million by some soldiers under his command.
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Rivers guber: Tribunal stops AAC’s move to bar party witnesses

Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Port Harcourt, has ruled that African Action Congress (AAC) collation agents can serve as witnesses for the party’s governorship candidate, Biokpomabo Awara.

Mohammed Adoke chronicles years in public service

The Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Administration in Nigeria (2010 – 2015) has generated quite a number of post-tenure publications which significantly, in varying degrees of articulation, veracity and delivery shed light on key developments during that momentous phase in Nigerian politics.

Babachir Lawal: Court rejects EFCC uncertified documents

An FCT High Court, in Maitama, on Monday, rejected uncertified documents sought to be tendered by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in the trial of ex- Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal.
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 1

President Buhari rejects bid to stop EFCC, ICPC, others from seizing assets

The bill is seeking to establish the Proceeds of Crimes Recovery and Management Agency (POCA), which will strip the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and six other agencies of powers to seize assets or invoke the forfeiture clause. It has been sent to the President.

Tribunal refuses to strike out petition against Senator Ekweremadu’s election

The National and State Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Enugu State on Monday refuse an application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to strikeout the petition challenging the re-election of Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu.

SERAP seeks details of asset declarations of presidents, govs since 1999

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to Dr. Muhammed Isah, Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) urging him to use his “good offices and leadership position to urgently provide information on specific details of asset declarations submitted to the CCB by successive presidents and state governors since the return of democracy in 1999.”

Enugu East: Court dismiss suit seeking disqualification of Senator-elect Nnamani

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the suit challenging the nomination of Senator-elect Ken Nnamani as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Enugu East senatorial seat.

Court dismisses pensioners’ suit against labour minister for lacking in merit

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Thursday has dismissed a suit filed by the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), against the Minister of Labour and Employment, for lacking in merit.

Justice Onnoghen to open defence as CCT dismisses no case submission

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has dismissed the No Case Submission filed by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, who is standing trial before the tribunal for alleged non asset declaration.
Ayodele Fayose

Lagos court admits extra-judicial statement of dead man in ex-Governor Fayose’s N6.9 billion fraud...

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday admitted in evidence an extra-judicial statement of a dead man, Justin Erukaa, in the trial of Ekiti State former Governor, Ayodele Fayose, facing charges of N6.9 billion fraud.

Offa robbery: Police want me to implicate Senator Saraki – suspect

One of the suspects in the April 5th, 2018 bloody bank robbery in Offa, Offa local government area of Kwara state, Ayoade Akinnibosun, on Monday revealed that the police asked him to implicate Senate President Bukola Saraki.

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Opeyemi Babatunde Rahim, aka, Lyta, a former signee of Olamide’s record label, YBNL, is now a member of Marlian Music, a music label owned by Azeez Fashola, popularly called Naira Marley.

Lyta joins Naira Marley’s Marlian Music

Opeyemi Babatunde Rahim, aka, Lyta, a former signee of Olamide’s record label, YBNL, is now a member of Marlian Music, a music label owned by Azeez Fashola, popularly called Naira Marley.

ASUU kicks as UNILAG governing council sacks vice-chancellor

The lingering face-off between the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe and the Chairman, Governing Council of the institution, Dr. Wale Babalakin, SAN, came to a head, yesterday, as the Council announced the sack of the VC after a meeting held in Abuja.

INEC, NGO task Edo youths on violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Edo, and the National Democratic Institute, NDI, a nongovernmental organisation, have advised youths in the state to shun thuggery and violence during the September 19, 2020 governorship election in the state.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF eulogizes Samuel Okwaraji on 31st anniversary of death

The Nigeria Football Federation has marked the 31st anniversary of the death of Samuel Okwaraji who died at the National Stadium, Surulere on the 12th August 1989, during a match.

EFCC probe: Ibrahim Magu kicks against secret trial, fair hearing denial by panel

Suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has kicked against secret trial and his exclusion from many sessions where many adversarial witnesses were invited by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to testify against him by the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel.