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4. Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mai Mala Buni, on Friday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the governorship candidate of the party in the September 19 elections, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Omoyele Sowore slams President Buhari for endorsing Pastor Ize-Iyamu despite N700 million fraud case

#RevolutionNow activist, Omoyele Sowore, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for endorsing Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who is facing corruption charges to the tune of N700 million.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: Bid to take over Edo Assembly attempted coup

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has described the failed invasion of the state House of Assembly Complex as an attempted coup d’état that is tantamount to treason and contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution.
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

Court to hear N2 billion libel suit against Omoyele Sowore, others September 30

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed Sept. 30 to hear a libel case filed by Global Integrity Crusade Network, (GICN) a Civil Society Organisation against Sahara Reporters and its Publisher, Omoyele Sowore.
The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Justice John Tsoho, and members of his immediate family have tested negative for coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19.

Federal High Court chief judge recovers from coronavirus

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Justice John Tsoho, and members of his immediate family have tested negative for coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19.

EFCC files fresh money laundering charges against ex-AGF Adoke, other

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, filed an additional seven-count charge against the former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, over alleged offences bordering on money laundering.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

SERAP urges court to order President Buhari to publish details of government loans since...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to order President Muhammadu Buhari to “publish details of loans that have been obtained by the government since May 29, 2015, including the interest rate, the total amount of debts that have so far been incurred by this government, as well as details of the projects on which the loans have been spent.”
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC to sue Mexican oil firm over ‘stolen 48 million barrels of crude’

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is taking legal action against a Mexican international oil firm which it accused of being a crime syndicate, SAMANO SA DE CV, and its officials over attempts to swindle the Nigerian government of over $125 million.
Former executive director of First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Mr Dauda Lawal.

Why Dauda Lawal appeared before Ayo Salami panel — lawyer

A former executive director of First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Mr Dauda Lawal, said that he appeared before the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel to expatiate on an affidavit he earlier submitted to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice over the investigative deficiencies of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC under its suspended acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: We’re expecting $200 million Malabu refund from Netherlands, Switzerland

Speaking during a one-day workshop organised for judiciary correspondents in Abuja yesterday, Malami said the ministry saved the country N181bn in 20 cases at the state high courts, N1.7bn in 50 cases before the Federal High Court, $800m value of judgements at the ECOWAS Court of Justice and another N150m.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

Abdulrasheed Maina released from prisons custody after nine months

Recall that Maina, who was arraigned before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Oct. 25, 2019, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside his son, Faisal, and firm, Common Input Property and Investment Ltd., had been in detention at the orders of the judge pending his perfection of bail.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP asks court to dismiss deposed emir Sanusi’s suit

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss a suit filed by the deposed Kano emir, Muhammadu Sanusi, over his banishment.
Justice I.B. Gafai of the Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra State has convicted and sentenced former managing director of Achina Microfinance Bank, Aguata, Mr. Jonathan Nnamdi Udemadu to 11 months imprisonment for multiple fraud.

Court jails former bank chief for N66.6 million fraud

Justice I.B. Gafai of the Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra State has convicted and sentenced former managing director of Achina Microfinance Bank, Aguata, Mr. Jonathan Nnamdi Udemadu to 11 months imprisonment for multiple fraud.

Senator Okorocha not in alliance with Emeka Ihedioha to remove Governor Uzodinma – aide

A former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has denied media reports that he is in alliance with ex-Governor Emeka Ihedioha to sack incumbent Governor Hope Uzodinma from office.
Justice Babatunde Quadri of the Federal High Court in Awka has dismissed all charges against six students and a lecturer of Madonna University, Okija, in Anambra State.

Court dismisses charges against Madonna university students arraigned over Facebook post

Justice Babatunde Quadri of the Federal High Court in Awka has dismissed all charges against six students and a lecturer of Madonna University, Okija, in Anambra State.

Abuja Court summons former oil minister for money laundering trial

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Maudeke, to appear for arraignment on money laundering against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Nigerian man jailed 20 years for defrauding Taiwanese

A 30-year-old fraudster, Gabriel Oluokun, was on Thursday, sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State for defrauding a Taiwanese to the tune of $22,300.
The Federal High Court, Lagos, has adjourned till October 14 the trial of Francis Atuche, former Managing Director, MD of the defunct Bank PHB, who is standing trial alongside Charles Ojo, former MD of Spring Bank, for an alleged N125 billion fraud.

Court adjourns ex-Bank PHB chief Francis Atuche’s N125 billion fraudtrial till October 14

Justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, has adjourned till October 14 the trial of Francis Atuche, former Managing Director, MD of the defunct Bank PHB, who is standing trial alongside Charles Ojo, former MD of Spring Bank, for an alleged N125 billion fraud.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps consider immunity from prosecution for Supreme Court judges, others

The House of Representatives is mulling a bill seeking to grant immunity to the Supreme Court justices, chief judges of the Federal High Court and the 36 states of the federation and that of the Federal Capital Territory.

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