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Fuel hike: Workers, students protest in Oyo

Scores of workers, students, traders, and residents trooped out in Ibadan on Monday to protest against the hike in the price of petrol and other policies of the Federal Government.
A Zuba Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker charged for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother in a sex toy shop in Abuja.

Court slams N50 million against Senator Abbo for slapping woman in sex toy

A Federal High Court in Abuja has Monday ordered Senator Elisha Abbo, PDP, Adamawa North, who slapped a nursing mother repeatedly at a sex toy shop on May 11, 2019 to pay the sum of fifty million naira (N50), to Osimibibra Warmate for assault.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Lawyers write chief judge over ‘humiliation’ of female practitioners in courts

Three legal practitioners, Dr. Chidi Odinkalu, Gloria Ballason and Abiodun Baiyewu have written to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho to stop judges from humiliating female lawyers when they appear before them.
Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has dismissed reports making the rounds that the immediate past administration spent about N100bn for the construction of the state Airport.

Bayelsa deputy governor asks appeal court to dismiss certificate forgery suit against him

Bayelsa State Deputy Gov­ernor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, on Friday asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to dismiss a suit wherein it was alleged that he forged his school certifi­cate.
Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has dismissed reports making the rounds that the immediate past administration spent about N100bn for the construction of the state Airport.

Appeal Court reserves judgment in Bayelsa deputy governor’s certificate forgery suit

The Court of Appeal on Friday reserved judgment in Bayelsa deputy governor’s alleged certificate forgery suit.

36 states sue federal government, demand funding of state courts

The 36 states governors, through their respective Attorneys General and Commissioners for Justice, have dragged the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, before the Supreme Court over the failure of the Federal Government to fund the courts in the country with recurrent expenditure since May 5, 2009.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Judicial workers declare two-week strike over fuel price, electricity tariff hike

In solidarity with the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, staff of the Federal High Court have declared a two-week strike.

NAICOM to stay action in suit against insurance recapitalisation

The National Insurance Commission, on Tuesday, pledged to stay action on its planned recapitalisation of insurance and reinsurance companies in the country.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Police secure interim forfeiture of hotel, bus for ‘fraud’

A Federal High Court in Lagos has granted the police an order for interim forfeiture of a hotel, a bus, and home appliances, suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Truck drivers sue AGF, 36 states over alleged excessive taxation

Heavy Duty and Haulage Transport Association of Nigeria has asked the Federal High Court to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation to stop roadblocks and collection of tax, levies or fees from their members.
Former Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Monday Onyekachi Ubani, has reacted to the Supreme Court’s nullification of the conviction of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Ex-NBA VP sues AGF over amendment of professional conduct rules

A former Second Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Monday Onyekachi Ubani, has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to quash the purported amendment of the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) for Legal Practitioners 2007, by Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN.
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.

EFCC re-arraigns ex-minister for ‘fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday re-arraigned a former Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Kabiru Turaki, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged fraud.
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.

EFCC witness contradicts self in ex-minister’s trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s witness, Mr Umar Tahir, on Monday, contradicted himself in the ongoing trial of a former Minister in the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government, Tanimu Turaki.

Ondo election: INEC opens special link to recruit more prospective corps members

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it has opened a special link in the registration form to allow the recruitment of additional corps members as adhoc staff for the October 31 Ondo state governorship election.
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Bayelsa drags Akwa Ibom, Nigerian government to Supreme Court over Soku oil wells

Bayelsa State government has filed a suit before the Supreme Court seeking to stop the Federal Government from further paying monthly statutory allocation from Soku oil wells to Rivers State.
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Appeal Court reserves judgment in Senator Shekarau, Aminu Wali’s ‘N950 million fraud’ case

The Court of Appeal, Kano Division, has reserved judgement in an interlocutory appeal filed by a former Kano State Governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, challenging the ruling of the Federal High Court Kano which upheld that EFCC has a case in a N950 million election money linked to him and others.
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Edo election: Court fixes October 14 to hear PDP’s suit seeking Pastor Ize-Iyamu disqualification

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, adjourned to October 14, to commence hearing in the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking the disqualification of Pastor Osagie Ize-iyamu from the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF Malami dragged to court over ‘plot to weaken NBA’

Former vice-president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Onyekachi Monday Ubani, has instituted a suit against Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over the amendment of the rules of professional conduct for legal practitioners (RPC), 2007.

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The President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Levi Nnaji, Monday accused the Ghanaian government of inconsistent speech and words on the closure of over 160 Nigerian shops.

Nigerian traders in Ghana attempting suicide over maltreatment

Some Nigerian traders in Ghana are considering suicide as option, following rising cases of frustrations, biting hunger and sad feelings of grave abandonment occasioned by the recent actions taken by Ghanaian government against the traders, Progressives Ambassadors of Nigeria has said.
Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard has confirmed that former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses will return to Stamford Bridge after the expiration of his loan deal at Fenerbahce.

Frank Lampard casts doubt over Victor Moses future at Chelsea

Frank Lampard insists Victor Moses will not be part of his squad for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspurs.
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Partizan Belgrade’s Sadiq Umar bags sixth goal of the season

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Thiago Silva not at Chelsea to ‘visit tourist sites’

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