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An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Wednesday fixed Jan. 27, 2020 for Olisa Metuh, a former PDP spokesman, charged with criminal destruction of evidence to open his defence.

Nigerian fraudster forfeits money, mobile phones to government

Justice Peter Kekemeke of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Nyanya Abuja on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, convicted and sentenced one internet fraudster, Farouk Olamilekan to three months in prison.

Akwa Ibom court strikes out suit against Addax Petroleum

The High Court of Akwa Ibom State on 15th March, 2021, struck out the N166 billion suit of Akwa Ibom State Internal Revenue Service against Addax Petroleum Development (Nig) Ltd.
The Senator representing Cross River North, Stephen Odey, has said the recent judgement by the Supreme Court on the Cross River North senatorial seat did not sack him as a senator.

Cross River senator: Supreme Court judgment did not sack me

The Senator representing Cross River North, Stephen Odey, has said the recent judgement by the Supreme Court on the Cross River North senatorial seat did not sack him as a senator.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written formally to the Senate seeking the confirmation of Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi, who has been in acting capacity as the substantive Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

President Buhari writes Senate, seeks confirmation of Justice Abdullahi as FCT CJ

President Muhammadu Buhari has written formally to the Senate seeking the confirmation of Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi, who has been in acting capacity as the substantive Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
An Appeal Court in Makurdi on Thursday held that the indictment of the former Secretary to the Government of the state (SSG), Aliyu Tijani, for alleged N248.5million fraud, is illegal, null and of no effect.

Appeal Court declares indictment of SSG by assembly illegal, null, of no effect

An Appeal Court in Makurdi on Thursday held that the indictment of the former Secretary to the Government of the state (SSG), Aliyu Tijani, for alleged N248.5million fraud, is illegal, null and of no effect.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN heads to Supreme Court, reaffirms suspension of president

The turbulence in the handling of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) was hit by another wave after it reaffirmed the suspension of Ibrahim Shehu Gusau as its President.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Paris Club refund: Rivers dragged to court over ‘N25 billion debt’

The government of Rivers State has been dragged before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), over an alleged debt of N25 billion owed to an accounting firm, regarding the Paris Club refund by the federal government.
Centre For Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL)

CACOL hails INEC for diligent prosecution election fraud

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has commended the ruling of a High Court in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa-Ibom State, which sentenced a Nigerian educationist, Professor Peter Ogban, to three years in prison for election fraud.
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Rivers State, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor, SAN, has insisted that neither the National Judicial Council (NJC) nor the Governor of a state was obligated to recommend or appoint the most senior Judge of the High Court as substantive Chief Judge of a state.

Rivers attorney-general: NJC, governors not obligated to recommend most senior as chief judge

Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Rivers State, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor, SAN, has insisted that neither the National Judicial Council (NJC) nor the Governor of a state was obligated to recommend or appoint the most senior Judge of the High Court as substantive Chief Judge of a state.
Cross River Commissioner for Sustainable Development, Mr. Oliver Orok, has slammed a law suit against Mr. Agba Jalingo (publisher of an online medium), for allegedly bringing his reputation to disrepute.

Cross River governor’s aide slams N5 billion law suit against Agba Jalingo

Cross River Commissioner for Sustainable Development, Mr. Oliver Orok, has slammed a law suit against Mr. Agba Jalingo ( publisher of an online medium), for allegedly bringing his reputation to disrepute.

Court declares SEC sanctions against Oando management null, void

Oando shareholders in the persons of Alhaji Yakubu Gumel; Alhaji Kabiru Tambari, suing for himself and on behalf of the Sokoto Zone Shareholders Association; Tunde Badmus, suing for himself and for the benefits of Pacesetters Shareholders Association, bagged yet another win at the Federal High Court (FHC) Kano, in a suit filed against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for overreaching its powers.
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APC: Justice‘ll always prevail under President Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says justice will always prevail under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Peter Ogban, a professor of soil science at the University of Calabar, will spend the next three years in prison.

Nigerian professor jailed for electoral malpractices

Ogban , who was prosecuted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, was found guilty of publishing and announcing false results in two local government areas – Oruk Anam and Etim Ekpo – to favour the All Progressives Congress, APC, against its main rival, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Ridwan Taiwo, 30, Rafiu Mutiu, 35, Olumide Ajala, 36, Rafiu Modinat, 29, Bashiru Mohammed, 33, and Opeyemi Oyeleye, 25, were arrested and are being prosecuted for abducting the twins at their Ojoo residence on April 17, 2020.

Court frees ‘kidnappers’ of popular Islamic preacher’s twins

A High Court in Ibadan on Wednesday ordered the release of six defendants who allegedly kidnapped the twins of a popular Islamic preacher, Sheik Taofeek Akewugbagold.

Appeal Court fixes date to hear property suit involving Skye Bank, SAN

The of Appeal, division has fixed July 5 for hearing in property suit lodged against a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), J.B. Majiyagbe by Mr Samuel Nwosu.

Court restrains INEC from issuing certificate of return to Senator Araraume

Senator Ifeanyi Araraume’s fresh hopes to be declared winner of the December 5th Imo North bye-election were dashed on Thursday day following a restraining order by a High Court in Owerri.

Court fixes date to hear application challenging jurisdiction in N200 billion libel suit

A High Court in Ibadan has fixed March 24 to hear an application challenging the court’s jurisdiction to hear a N200 billion libel suit instituted by Awujale of Ijebu Kingdom, Oba Sikiru Adetona against Dr Yinka Ayefele.
Governor Willie Obiano

Tension mounts over appointment of Anambra ousted market leader

Tension is gradually brewing at Bridge-Head Market, Onitsha over the appointment of Mr. Sunday Obinzeou as the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the market.

ICPC drops forgery charges against ex-presidential aide

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has amended the corruption and certificate forgery charges it filed against an ex-presidential aide, Okoi Obono-Obla.

Court acquits Akwa Ibom lawyer of fraud

The EFCC operative, who investigated the case, for instance, admitted to the court, during cross examination by the defence lawyer, Fidel Albert, that he did not extend his investigation to the Triple Tower Petroleum Resources Ltd, the owners of the filling station, even when the anti-graft agency accused the lawyer of falsely claiming to represent the firm in the alleged sale of the filling station.

Supreme Court affirms 10-year jail term for ex-governor Joshua Dariye

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the 10-year jail term passed on a former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, who was convicted of criminal misappropriation and criminal breach of trust.
Workers of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UTCH) in Cross River State have protested the non payment of their eighteen (18) month salary.

N68 million contract debt: Court begins pre-trial against UCTH management, admits 17 exhibits

High Court sitting in Calabar has admitted 17 exhibits against Management of University of Calabar Teaching Hospital over unsettled debt which the hospital owed one of its contractors, Obi Achara Ltd and Anor, after executing a N68m contract for the hospital since 2016.

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Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, Professor Nora Dadu’ut, has appealed to the federal government to support victims of the recent fire incident that engulfed the famous Namu Central Yam Market in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area, of Plateau state which led to the loss of food products and other valuables worth millions of naira.

Plateau senator seeks Nigerian government’s support for victims of yam market fire

Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, Professor Nora Dadu’ut, has appealed to the federal government to support victims of the recent fire incident that engulfed the famous Namu Central Yam Market in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area, of Plateau state which led to the loss of food products and other valuables worth millions of naira.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Bauchi: Police nab kidnappers, cattle rustlers, bandits terrorising communities

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested suspected kidnappers, cattle rustlers and bandits for wreaking havoc on residents of Nabordo and Duguri in Toro and Alkaleri local government of the state.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops battle Boko Haram terrorists in Damasak

Newsmen gathered that both Nigerian ground troops with aerial support from air taskforce engaged the terrorists fiercely who stormed the town around 4pm.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos estate residents seek governor’s intervention in dispute

Residents of Osborne Foreshore Two Estate have appealed to the Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to order that works on all approvals for development in the estate be suspended for three months because of the ongoing review of the approval order.

Pastor counsels youths on empowerment

Pastor Femi Omowumi of the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT) has said that governments at all levels have failed the Nigerian youths.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue twin babies locked up by mother in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police command yesterday rescued two-year-old twin babies locked up in a room by their mother for three days without food and care.
Department spokesman Ned Price told a news briefing that the United States is “gravely concerned” about accounts last week by CNN and the BBC of a massacre in the region by Ethiopian forces.

US loosens restrictions on Taiwan contacts in defiance of China

The State Department has announced that it will make it easier for US officials to meet Taiwanese representatives, defying pressure from China at a time of high tensions, and as the US Congress considers sweeping legislation to counter Beijing’s influence.

DMX still on life support after heart attack

His lawyer, Murray Richman, stated that the 50-year-old rapper was taken to White Plains Hospital around 11 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2021, from his nearby home and was placed on a ventilator.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governorship candidate, in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has assured the people of his desire to build on the legacies of the state founding fathers if elected on November 16.

Cholera outbreak kills 24 in Bayelsa

No fewer than 24 persons have died in Bayelsa State, following the outbreak of cholera disease in 30 communities across the state.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Southern senators: Yinka Odumakin, Innocent Chukwuma’s deaths devastating, saddening

Southern Senators’ Forum has expressed grief over the death of Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, and founder of Centre for Law Enforcement Education Foundation, Innocent Chukwuma.