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Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: President Buhari’s Executive Order 10 dangerous

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned that the federal government will destroy criminal justice system in States if the Executive Order 10 is implemented.

Supreme Court fixes date for judgments on Kogi election

The Supreme Court on Tuesday fixed August 31 for judgments on two appeals challenging the election of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

N3.1 billion fraud trial: How Senator Suswam pressured me to change my statement –...

The fourth prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of a former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, on N3.1bn corruption charges, Abubakar Umar, on Monday told the Federal High Court in Abuja how the former governor and his defence team tried to influence him to change his statement to one that was favourable to the defendant.

Court acquits NAF officer of corruptly receiving contractor’s N166 million gift

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, has discharged and acquitted a former Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Olutayo Oguntoyinbo, of the offence of corruptly accepting N166m gift from a contractor with NAF.

Joseph Daudu withdraws from Maryam Sanda’s murder trial

The lawyer representing Maryam Sanda, the suspect who allegedly killed her husband, Bilyamin Bello, has withdrawn from the trial

Governor Al-Makura submits 18 nominees to lawmakers as overseers

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has submitted a list of 18 nominees to the state House of Assembly for confirmation as Overseers of Development Areas in the state.

Appeal Court reserves judgement on Senate’s powers to amend election sequence

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday reserved judgement in a suit seeking to clarify the powers of the National Assembly to alter the sequence of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria.

Court admits evidence in ex-Governor Shema’s alleged N11 billion fraud case

A Katsina State High Court, on Monday admitted in evidence, the report of the investigation panel on alleged misappropriation in the finances of local government councils during the tenure of ex-governor Ibrahim Shema.

Court fixes date to rule on EFCC’s suit against ex-Governor Shema

The Katsina State High Court has said that it will commence ruling on the matter brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged money laundering levelled against a former governor of the state, Mr Ibrahim Shehu Shema, to the tune of N11 billion on July 9 and 10, 2018.

Court adjourns ex-Governor Shema’s N11 billion fraud trial

A Katsina High Court on Wednesday adjourned until June 12 the N11billion fraud case filed against Ibrahim Shema, former governor of Katsina State, to enable his counsel peruse the report that indicted him.

Senior lawyer Joseph Daudu urges federal government respect tenets of democracy, rule of law

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Joseph Daudu, has urged the All Progressives Congress, APC, led Federal Government to respect the tenets of democracy, observe rule of law and respect the sanctity of the country’s constitution to ensure that democracy thrives.

Counsel’s ill-health stalls trial of alleged husband killer Maryam Sanda

Hearing in the trial of Maryam Sanda, accused of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, was on Tuesday stalled due to the absence of her counsel, Mr Joseph Daudu (SAN).

Court grants Ex-Governor Shema bail, adjourns till 13th June

The Federal High Court sitting in Katsina has on Friday granted the former Katsina State Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema bail following his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, custody over alleged money laundering of N5.7billion SURE-P Funds.

Court nullifies National Assembly’s elections re-ordering bill

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday nullified the National Assembly’s Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 which sought to provide the order in which the Independent National Electoral Commission must conduct the 2019 general elections.

Witness: Maryam Sanda threatened to cut late husband’s penis

The first prosecution witness in the trial of Maryam Sanda over the alleged murder of her husband, Bilyamin Bello yesterday gave evidence in court.

Court fixes May 14 for judgment over APC tenure elongation case

The Federal High Court Abuja, has fixed May 14 to deliver judgment in a suit seeking to void the one-year tenure extension that was granted to the National Working Committee (NWC),of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ex-Governor Shema faces 24-count fraud charges

The trial of the immediate past Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shehu Shema, began at a Katsina High Court on Tuesday as he pleaded not guilty to a 24-count charges brought against him and three others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Court fixes May 30 for continuation Ex-Governor Shema’s N11 billion fraud trial

A Katsina State High Court on Tuesday fixed May 30, for continuation of hearing into the case of alleged financial misappropriation against former Katsina state governor, Ibrahim Shema, and three others.

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Dangote completes Nigeria’s longest concrete road

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Abia government begs teachers to resume classes

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