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The immediate past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN.

Malabu scandal: Court remands ex-AGF Adoke, others in EFCC custody

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Gwagwalada, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the remand of a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), and two of his co-defendants in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over their alleged involvement in the Malabu Oil scam.
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.

Sherif vs Atiku: Court adjourns custody hearing to January 27

Hearing in the case instituted by Maryam Sherif, divorced wife of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, son of Nigeria’s former Vice President, for custody of their children, has been adjourned to Monday 27th January 2020.
The Senator representing Anambra South, Ifeanyi Ubah, has said he has implicit confidence in the Court of Appeal to set aside Friday’s pronouncement of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Court stops INEC, Senate from executing judgement sacking Senator Ifeanyi Ubah

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Clerk of the National Assembly and Clerk of the Senate, from giving effect to the judgment that sacked Ifeanyi Ubah from the Senate.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court sentences two to life imprisonment for kidnapping senator’s wife

A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has sentenced Abel Okoro and Vincent Wilson, for kidnapping the wife of Senator George Thompson-Sekibo and two of her female friends.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Civil society group wants court to stop Shiite group from publishing book

A civil society organisation, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET), has prayed the Kaduna State High Court to stop the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) from publishing a book on its 2015 clash with the Nigerian Army.
Abubakar Malami

SERAP urges AGF, anti-graft agencies to fast-track prosecution of power sector corruption cases

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN; the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, and Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye to: “revisit and fast-track prosecution of all cases of corruption in the electricity sector and ensure effective recovery of stolen public funds.”

Court jails herbalist, others found with 11 human skulls, 29 bones

Justice Dusosinlohun Kawu of an Ilorin High Court, Wednesday convicted one local herb seller (alagbo), herbalist/ritualist, student and four others for trafficking, selling, buying and possessing human parts for money ritual.
A Kaduna High Court has restrained the Kaduna state, Governor Nasir El-Rufai and agencies of the State Government from further demolishing and taking over of Durbar Hotel Plc.

Court restrains Kaduna government from demolishing Durbar Hotel

A Kaduna High Court has restrained the Kaduna state, Governor Nasir El-Rufai and agencies of the State Government from further demolishing and taking over of Durbar Hotel Plc.

Federal government files fresh charges against AGF Bello Adoke, Shell, others over Malabu oil...

The Federal Government has filed a fresh 42-count charge against former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke, and six others over alleged fraud in the $1.1 billion Malabu oil deal.

Two to die by hanging for murder in Osun

Justice Jide Falola of the Osun State High Court in Ikirun at the weekend sentenced two men to death by hanging for murder.
Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah

Anambra South: Senator Ifeanyi Ubah faults FCT high court judgement

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah and candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP) has filed an appeal against Friday’s judgement by the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Bwari removing him as member of the Senate.

Murder: Two to die by hanging in Osun

Justice Jide Falola of the Osun State High Court in Ikirun on Friday sentenced two men to death by hanging for murder.
Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah

Court declines to set aside judgment sacking YPP’s Ifeanyi Ubah from Senate

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Kubwa, Abuja, has rejected the request by Ifeanyi Ubah, representing Anambra South on the platform of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) to set aside a judgment sacking him.

Court reaffirms Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s sack over forged NECO certificate

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, on Friday, reaffirmed its earlier order sacking Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young People’s Party (YPP) as the senator representing Anambra South.
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.

High Court dismisses former employee’s libel suit against Eunisell

An Abuja High Court has dismissed a defamation case filed against Eunisell Limited and two others.

Lawyer, son docked for ‘N1 million fraud’ in Osun

A legal practitioner based in Osun State, Barrister M.A Laogun and his son, Mr A.A.Laogun, were on Tuesday arraigned before an Osun State High Court, sitting in Osogbo for alleged N1 million fraud.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court fixes date for judgment on Exxon Mobil engineer’s rape case

The Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere on Tuesday fixed March 25 for judgment on the rape charge brought against an engineer with Exxon Mobil, James Onuoha.
Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM), was, on Thursday, wheeled into Court 6, Federal High Court, Abuja, where his bail application is expected to be taken.

Abdulrasheed Maina: I’m unable to produce senators with N1 billion properties as my sureties

A former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is standing trial on charges of money laundering involving N2bn, has appealed to the Federal High Court in Abuja to vary some of the conditions attached to the N1bn bail granted him by the Federal High Court in Abuja in November last year.

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