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Court dismisses Olisa Metuh’s no-case submission in ‘destruction of evidence’ trial

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, on Thursday, dismissed the no-case submission filed by a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, to stop his criminal trial for alleged destruction of evidence.

Court jails two oil thieves in Port Harcourt

Justice I. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted and jailed one Michael Adamu for two years for dealing in petroleum products without an appropriate licence.

Retired judge drags NAFDAC to court over importation of banned chemical

A retired judge of the Osun State High Court, Justice Olamide Oloyede, and Virtues Unlimited Restorative Justice Initiative (VURJI) have sued the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and eight others over the importation of a banned chemical, methyl bromide, into the country.
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.

Cybercrime: MAPOLY student jailed, two others arraigned in Ibadan

A Higher National Diploma (HND) Mechanical Engineering student of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Ojere in Ogun State, Olalekan Oladapo Ogunremi, was on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, found guilty of criminal impersonation and sentenced to six months in prison.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Bank server hacked, company’s N752 million stolen – auditor tells court

A Federal High Court in Lagos has heard how thieves hacked United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc computers and stole N752 million from a Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, account.
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 awards N5 million against EFCC for freezing surety’s account

The Federal High Court in Lagos has awarded a punitive cost of N5 million against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for freezing the bank account of one Mr Charles Aiyeyi since December 2018.
After much consultation, human rights crusader, Barr. Natasha Akpoti, has declared to run for Kogi State governorship election slated for November 16. Natasha was candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the last Kogi Central Senatorial election.

Kogi guber: Natasha Akpoti urged to withdraw case against Governor Bello

Mohammed Aliyu, former Chairman, Nigeria Peoples Congress, has appealed to the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Natasha Akpoti, to withdraw her suit against Governor Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress from an Abuja Federal High Court.

Tenure: Court strikes out suit seeking Babatunde Fowler’s sack as FIRS boss

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has struck out a suit seeking the sack of Dr. Babatunde Fowler as the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

EFCC re-arraigns Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer for allegedly laundering $2 million

The EFCC on Tuesday re-arraigned a lawyer to Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uyiekpen Osagie-Giwa, and his son, Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, before the Federal High Court in Lagos on a three-count charge of money laundering to the tune of $2 million.

Court to hear suit challenging levies in Ikeja computer village

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, adjourned until Nov. 19, to hear a suit challenging the imposition of levies in the Ikeja Computer Village.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi zonal office, has arraigned one Mr Akintunde Ogunrinde (aka “Kekere”) for allegedly defrauding his victim of the sum of N800,000.

EFCC arraigns man for unauthorized ATM cash withdrawal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi zonal office, has arraigned one Mr Akintunde Ogunrinde (aka “Kekere”) for allegedly defrauding his victim of the sum of N800,000.

Recruitment: PSC disowns Police’s list of candidates for training

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has said members of the public should disregard a list of candidates scheduled for training and allegedly released by the Police in respect of the recruitment exercise into the Constable cadre of the Force.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Enugu Zonal Office on Monday secured the conviction of one Samuel Orie, a serving National Youth Service Corps member before Justice I.N. Buba of the Federal High Court, Enugu on one count of impersonation and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of $150.

Corps member jailed for $150 fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Enugu Zonal Office on Monday secured the conviction of one Samuel Orie, a serving National Youth Service Corps member before Justice I.N. Buba of the Federal High Court, Enugu on one count of impersonation and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of $150.

Court adjourns Pinnacle’s N1 billion suit against ICPC

Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned a suit filed by Pinnacle Communications Ltd (PCL) against the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to November 6, for hearing.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

Constituency project: Court orders interim forfeiture of N116 million

Justice A. Muhammad of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, granted an order for interim forfeiture of N116m alleged to be proceeds of crime linked to the non-execution of constituency projects awarded to Hamza Barau and Hamshakin Ventures Ltd.

Kogi guber: Court asked to disqualify Governor Bello as candidate

A governorship aspirant in Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja praying for the disqualification of Governor Yahaya Bello as a candidate in the forthcoming November 16 governorship election in the state.

Zaria massacre: 23 girls still in army, police custody – Shiite group

Sisters Forum of the Islamic Movement on Monday raised alarm that 23 girls are in the Army or police custody after the December 2015 Zaria massacre.

Federal government insists Shell, Mobil, Chevron, others should pay $62 billion

The federal government has vowed to recover over $62 billion it claims as arrears of profits due it from 1998 under the production sharing contracts (PSCs) between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its joint venture partners.

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Sunday Mba: I want to play active football again

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