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N2 billion fraud: Court revokes bail, orders arrest of ex-Governor Aliyu

Justice A. B. Aliyu of the Federal High Court in Minna, Niger State on Thursday revoked the bail granted to the former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu and the former state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Umar Gado Nasko.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, after corruption charges against her were struck out by an Ikeja High Court.

Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia challenges criminal trial

A Federal High Court in Lagos, Thursday,, fixed May 31, for hearing in a motion filed by embattled Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, challenging her trial in the court.

Certificate of Return: Court halts proceedings on Governor Okorocha’s suit

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, on Wednesday, suffered set-back in his bid to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to issue him a Certificate of Return as the Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial District, before the expiration of his tenure on May 29.

Court convicts ex-NIMASA chief Calistus Obi, defers sentence

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos, Thursday, convicted Calistus Obi, a former acting Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) charged with N136 million fraud.
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

EFCC arraigns ex-minister Alison-Madueke October 3

A Federal High Court in Apo has fixed October 3, for the arraignment of the former Minister of Petroleum, Deziani Alison-Madueke, on five-counts bordering on conspiracy and illegal act of accepting and giving gratifications.
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Man bags 19-year-jail term for drug trafficking

Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court, Lagos has convicted and sentenced a 44-year-old man, Onyeuka Chirotam Slyvanus, to 19 years imprisonment for unlawful importation of hard drugs.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

No debit order: Court fixes October 16 for Patience Jonathan’s suit

A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed October 16 for hearing in a suit filed by former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, challenging a “No Debit Order” placed on her accounts.
National Judicial Council | NJC

Restraining orders: EFCC drags Justice Taiwo before NJC, writes chief judge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has dragged a Federal High Court judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, before the National Judicial Council (NJC) for granting similar injunctions stopping the probe of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and that of Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
UBA - United Bank for Africa

UBA opposes Sahara Energy’s application to vacate order to advertise winding-up petition

United Bank for Africa (UBA) has asked Justice Mohammed Liman, presiding over a Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss a motion filed by a Petroleum Resources firm, Sahara Energy Limited, seeking a discharge of an ex-parte order allowing the bank to advertise a petition it filed to wind-up the firm over alleged N15 billion debt.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Judge’s absence stalls fraud trial of ex-Governor Fayose

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, further adjourned until June 10, the trial of embattled former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, facing N6.9 billion fraud charges.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

N400 million fraud: Judge accuses defence counsel of frustrating trial

Justice Okon Abang of Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on Monday, expressed displeasure as the various methods being employed by the defence team of the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, in the ongoing N400 million alleged fraud by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

Court strikes out suit seeking to stop alleged planned removal of Senators Saraki, Ekweremadu

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Monday struck out a suit seeking to stop the Senate from removing Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, from office.
Azeez Adeshina Fashola aka Naira Marley 2

Court remands Naira Marley in prison custody, till 30 May for bail consideration

Justice Nicholas Oweibo presiding over a Federal High Court in Lagos, has ordered that a popular musician, Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, be remanded in the prison custody till 30n May 2019, pending the determination of his bail application.

West Africa loses $777.1million to maritime crimes

West African countries have lost over $777.1 million annually between 2015 and 2017 in addition to human costs as economy cost of piracy in the region. The region has also experienced an escalation of piracy, kidnapping and armed robbery at sea incidents in recent years.
The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday ordered the remand in prison custody of hip hop artist, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley.

Naira Marley remanded in prison

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday ordered the remand in prison custody of hip hop artist, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley.
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N15 billion debt: Court orders winding up petition against Kepco company advertised

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria has ordered that a winding up petition filed by United Bank for Africa Plc UBA against a limited liability company KEPCO ENERGY RESOURCES NIGERIA LIMITED (RC 6900064) over the inability of the company to pay a debt of N15,221,674,976.4 be advertised in the Federal Gazette and in one other national daily.
African Action Congress AAC

Court restrains Omoyele Sowore from parading self as AAC national chairman

A Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the last general elections, from parading himself as National Chairman of the party.

National Youth Council disbands ‘all’ executives

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has disbanded the National Executive Committee of the Council.

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N2 billion fraud: Court revokes bail, orders arrest of ex-Governor Aliyu

Justice A. B. Aliyu of the Federal High Court in Minna, Niger State on Thursday revoked the bail granted to the former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu and the former state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Umar Gado Nasko.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC recruitment: Applicants to undergo computer-based test

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that the third phase of its ongoing recruitment exercise will involve a computer-based test, which comes up on June 1.
Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale reacts after missing a goal oportunity during the Spanish league football match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid CF at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on September 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE

Gareth Bale backed by just nine per cent of Real Madrid fans

Gareth Bale's future at Real Madrid has been the subject of constant speculation – and it appears the majority of the Santiago Bernabeu faithful would be glad to see the Welshman move on.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo ‘deeply grateful’ to NEC members, others

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed his appreciation to state governors and other members of the National Economic Council (NEC) for their support in the past four years.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA: 15,000 Nigerian women, children taking refuge in Niger Republic

Over 15,000 refugees from Sokoto and Zamfara States, mainly women and children, are currently taking refuge in some communities of Niger Republic, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said.