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OML 11: Court orders federal government to renew Shell licence

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, ordered the federal government to renew the operating licence of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Lagos court remands ‘internet fraudsters’ in Ekiti prison

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State has ordered the remand of nine suspected internet fraudsters in Ado-Ekiti prison pending the hearing of charges filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Ayodeji Fatunmbi was found guilty in a jury trial on July 31, 2014, but was only sentenced to 46 months in prison on August 19, 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Nigerian national jailed four years for $8.3 million fraud in US

A Nigerian man has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding the United States government up to $8.3 million Medicare charges.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) and the National Think Tank Committee (NTTC) of Action Alliance (AA) party rose from several hours meeting in Abuja and clamped an indefinite suspension on the National Chairman and National Secretary of the party, Kenneth Udeze, and James Vernimbe respectively.

Action Alliance rejects court ruling on Uche Nwosu

The Action Alliance (AA) has rejected last week’s ruling by a Federal High Court in Abuja, nullifying the candidature of its governorship candidate in the Imo State 2019 governorship election, Uche Nwosu.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana asks court to speed up hearing of Omoyele Sowore application

The lawyer representing the detained Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, on Thursday prayed the Federal High Court, Abuja, to give a date for his application challenging the prolonged detention.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Wednesday, admitted the U. S.-based businesswoman, Isabella Oshodin, bail in the sum of N250 million.

Dasukigate: Court admits US-based woman to N250 million bail

The Federal High Court Abuja, on Wednesday, admitted the U. S.-based businesswoman, Isabella Oshodin, bail in the sum of N250 million.
A convicted internet fraudster, Paul Otanor, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice A. T. Mohammed, of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Internet fraudster bags six months jail term

A convicted internet fraudster, Paul Otanor, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice A. T. Mohammed, of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: DSS, IGP to appear in court over Omoyele Sowore’s arrest

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, ordered the Department of State Services, DSS, and the Inspector-General of Police, IG, to appear before it on September 4, over the arrest of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other persons in connection with the August 5, 2019 #RevolutionNow protest.
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: Court refuses to release Omoyele Sowore

A Federal High Court in Lagos has declined to order the release of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other persons in connection with the August 5, #RevolutionNow protest.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Money laundering: Atiku Abubakar’s son-in-law released

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released from its custody Abdullahi Babalele, the son-in-law of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in 2019, Atiku Abubakar.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC raids former Lagos governor’s residence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is raiding the Epe, Lagos residence of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, and that of his Chief of Staff.
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

Former minister kicks as EFCC seeks final forfeiture of N14 billion jewellery

A former Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to refuse an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking the final forfeiture of her 2,149 pieces of jewellery and a customised golden iPhone.

Military invasion: Court orders central bank to pay Benue communities N8 billion compensation

Victims of the 2001 military invasion in Benue State are to pocket N8billion as compensation for the various degrees of losses during the deadly attacks that took place about 18 years ago.
Abdul'aziz Yari

Court restrains AGF, ICPC from seizing former Zamfara governor’s assets

Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) from seizing or interfering with the assets and properties belonging to former Zamfara State Governor Abdulazeez Yari.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arraigns ex-NSA Dasuki’s ‘accomplice’ over alleged N2.3 billion fraud

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has arraigned Isabella Oshodin, an alleged accomplice of former NSA Sambo Dasuki, and her firm for allegedly receiving $57.3 million and N2.3 billion illegally from public coffers.

Court orders central bank to pay Benue communities N8 billion over 2001 military invasion

Alexander Gaadi, Peter Orngu, Terfa Akaagba, Anongo Unishigh, Ngunengen Adula, Demelu Adula, Zaki Mazan, Mbakesen Ayatse, Mbayemen Maswuan, Anande Agashia, Azenda Igo, Elizabeth Aoughakaa, and Andrew Juntu
The Action Alliance (AA) Governorship candidate in Imo, Mr Uche Nwosu on Friday flagged off his campaign for the March 2, election with a pledge to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari.

Imo guber: Court voids Uche Nwosu’s candidature

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to remove the name of Uche Nwosu as a governorship candidate in the last election held in Imo State.

Court refuses to grant application stopping inauguration of ministers

The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an Abuja indigene from his cabinet list.

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Taraba: NYSC hands over three suspects with alleged fake certificates to police

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has handed over three young men, posing as graduates of tertiary institutions, caught in possession of fake certificates to the police.

HRW: Lead pollution in Zambia town a public health ’emergency’

Children living in a central Zambian mining town are still exposed to high levels of toxic lead 25 years after the mine closed, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, as lawyers announced plans to take legal action.

Police hunt for suspect linked with rape, murder of housewife in Ekiti

The Ekiti Police Command says a middle aged housewife, Mrs Bukola Olarewaju, who was found dead in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, was raped and strangulated to death by a neighbour.

Body found undecomposed 22 years after burial

The graveyard committee members were informed and they cleared the mud to find a body wrapped in white shroud. A huge crowd collected at the place as the news spread and the body was taken out.

1,000 people benefit from free surgical intervention in Lagos

No fewer than one thousand people, including children have benefited from the free surgical intervention offered by the Lagos State Government and a non-governmental organisation, BOSKOH Lagos Healthcare Mission.