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Trials of Abdulrasheed Maina, son begin Friday

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will formally arraign alleged pension looter, Abdulrasheed Maina, on Friday.
Bature Masari

Court adjourns ‘N189.6 million money laundering’ trial of ex-SMEDAN chief until December 12

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of an FCT High Court in Apo, on Tuesday adjourned the trial of the former Director General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Bature Masari, until Dec. 12 .

Court grants interim forfeiture order on 23 properties linked to Maina

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted an interim forfeiture order on 23 landed properties traced to the embattled former boss of Presidential Taskforce on Pension Reforms Committee, Abdurasheed Maina.
Ish'aq Modibo Kawu

Witnesses absence stalls NBC chief’s, others’ ‘N2.5 billion fraud trial’

Inability of the prosecution to produce its two remaining witnesses on Monday stalled proceedings in the trial of the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Is’haq Modibo Kawu, and three others, at a Federal High Court in Abuja.

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.

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.

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.

Court strikes out ex-Boko Haram’s spokesman’s N500m damages suit

An FCT High Court , Maitama, on Thursday struck out a N500 million aggravated suit filed by former Spokesman of Boko Haram, Ali Konduga.

Dasukigate: Olisa Metuh, EFCC to adopt written addresses on November 26

The Federal High Court, Abuja has fixed Nov. 26 for counsel to adopt their final written addresses in the ongoing trial of Olisa Metuh, former Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).
Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for his arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government. 5

#RevolutionNow: Omoyele Sowore’s bail conditions can’t be met – lawyer

Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, is still in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) because his bail conditions have not been met.
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.

Internet scammer jailed for defrauding American

The conviction followed his prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on two counts bordering on cybercrime.
Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for his arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government. 4

#RevolutionNow: Court restrains Omoyele Sowore, Olawale Bakare from addressing rallies

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to politician and convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Adebayo Bakare (aka Mandate).
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, sends his heartfelt thanks to party members for their overwhelming support for his candidature during the primary election on September 4 in Yenagoa

Bayelsa guber: Court orders substituted service on APC candidate, running mate

An aspirant in the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Preye Aganaba, has moved a suit he filed against the party and its candidate, Chief David Lyon, from the state to the Federal High Court, Abuja.National Headquarters

DSS hands Andulrasheed Maina, son to EFCC for prosecution

The Department of State Services on Wednesday handed over Andulrasheed Maina to the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for prosecution.

Former bank chief seeks more time for settlement over ‘fraud’

A former Chairman of a defunct new generation bank, on Monday prayed a Federal High Court in Abuja to allow him more time to conclude settlement talks with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the alleged money laundering charge brought against him and another person.

Olisa Metuh: Court fixes date to hear application of alleged misrepresentation by EFCC

The Federal High Court Abuja has fixed Oct. 7 to hear an application by former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, alleging misrepresentation of facts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).
Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for his arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government. 5

Omoyele Sowore, Olawale Bakare plead not guilty to treasonable felony, other charges

The Federal Government, on Monday, slammed a seven-count charge bordering on treasonable felony against the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: Omoyele Sowore to be arraigned Monday

The Federal Government will, on Monday, arraign Sahara Reporters publisher and convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

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Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
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EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
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 confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’