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Seizure of Assets: Court upholds President’s powers to issue executive order

Two lawyers Ikenga Ugochinyere and Keneth Udeze have lost their bid to challenge the Executive Order No.6 issued by President Muhammadu Buhari and which provides for the interim seizure of assets linked to ongoing criminal trials and investigations.

Nigeria Army to appeal N11 million compensation verdict

Nigerian Army has begun moves to challenge last Friday’s verdict of the Federal High Court Abuja, which ordered it to pay N11 million to some persons it reportedly detained illegally in Gombe State.

Court orders General Buratai to pay N11 million to 11 Gombe indigenes for illegal...

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has ordered the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, to pay N11 million as damages for the breach of fundamental rights of 11 Gombe State indigenes illegally detained by officers of the Nigerian Army.

Court adjourns suit challenging Executive Order six until August 30

The Federal High Court Abuja on Monday adjourned until August 30, the suit challenging the Presidential Executive Order No. 6 of 2018 on the preservation of assets connected with corruption and other relates offences.

Court stops FIRS, EFCC from filing criminal charges against lawyer

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has barred the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from filing criminal charges ‎against a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Godwin Obla, pending the determination of the substantive suit against them.

Ex-NSA Dasuki’s family writes NBA, wants AGF Malami punished

The family of the detained former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has formally dragged the Attorney General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, before the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) praying for an investigation and sanction of the minister over his alleged unprofessional conducts and utter disregards to the rule of law.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

President Buhari, AGF Malami sued over Executive Order No. 6

The controversy trailing the Presidential Executive Order No. 6 of 2018 issued by President Muhammadu Buhari on the preservation of Assets connected with corruption and other relevant offences has taken a legal dimension with a suit asking the Abuja division of the Federal High Court to declare it illegal and unconstitutional.

Dasuki’s bail and the attorney-general

Section 36(5) of the Nigerian Constitution provides for a presumption of innocence. In the absence of conviction, it is unfair to lock Dasuki up and throw away the key, and to at the same time, take away his dignity and liberty, and prosecute him in the court of public opinion.

IPOB faults federal government’s refusal to release ex-NSA Dasuki, Sheikh El-Zakzaki

He said that based on the alleged mismanagement of $2.1 billion meant for the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency by Dasuki, over 100,000 persons were killed, hence there is no justification for the release of Dasuki.
2 President Buhari presents Keynote Address at the 20th Anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague, Netherlands on 17th July 2018

IPOB faults ICC for allowing President Buhari deliver keynote address

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that the recent invitation of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari to the Hague to present a keynote address to the International Criminal Court, ICC, was done in bad faith.

President Buhari urged to obey court ruling on ex-NSA Dasuki

Following Monday, July 2 ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu ordering the release of Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) on bail, lawyers have called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to obey the order.

Ex-NSA Dasuki: Court serves warrant of release on DSS, AGF

The Federal High Court in Abuja has formally served a warrant of release of Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) on the Director General of Department of State Security Services (DSS) and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

Ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki fulfills bail conditions, should be released today – lawyer

The detained former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), has met all the bail conditions imposed on him by the Federal High Court in Abuja on July 2, 2018, his lawyer, Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN), said on Tuesday.

Court delivers judgment in ex-NSA Dasuki’s N5 billion suit against federal government July 2

The Federal High Court in Abuja will on July 2 deliver judgment on the propriety or otherwise of the two and a half years long detention of the immediate-past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd).
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Court fixes new date for alleged N1.5 billion fraud case against Senator Dariye’s son

The Federal High Court, Abuja has fixed Oct. 4, to hear an address on a no-case submission by Nanle Dariye, son of a former Plateau Governor, Joshua Dariye.

Appeal Court: Regulatory agencies cannot impose fines without recourse to court

The Court of Appeal in Calabar yesterday struck down the powers of regulatory agencies to impose fines without recourse to the courts.

EFCC re-arraigns Dariye’s son on amended money laundering charge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday in Abuja, re-arraigned Nanle Dariye, son of former Plateau governor, Sen. Joshua Dariye, on a six-count amended charge of money laundering.

Court orders businessman to forfeit $200,000 to federal govt

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday convicted Moghalu Maduakonam on one-count charge of money laundering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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