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Court orders INEC to issue Rochas Okorocha certificate of return

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court on Friday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Rochas Okorocha, a Certificate of Return.
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Police warn criminal herdsmen, others to stay clear of Ogun, Lagos

The Zone 2 police command, Onikan, Lagos, has read the riot act to herdsmen to stay clear of its command, comprising Lagos and Ogun states or face the wrath of the force.

Man in court over alleged N4.3 million theft from father

A 34-year-old businessman, Innocent Osanebi, on Thursday appeared in before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged N4.3 million theft from his father.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Trader pleads guilty to trafficking 300g of cocaine

A defendant, Francis Okafor, Thursday, pleaded guilty to a one count charge of drug trafficking before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Governor Ugwuanyi orders council chairmen to return to thier domain

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has directed all Local Government Area Chairmen and other critical stakeholders in that tier of government to immediately relocate and reside in their councils.
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NAN petitions NJC over judge’s ‘unbecoming’ attitude

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC) for what it calls “the unbecoming attitude of Justice C. Olatoregun-Isola, of a Federal High Court, Lagos.’’

Court dismisses suit challenging President Buhari’s nomination for 2019 election

An FCT High Court in Jabi, Abuja on Friday dismissed a suit challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination in the 2019 Presidential Election for lacking in merit.
The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday ordered the remand in prison custody of hip hop artist, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley.

Naira Marley remanded in prison

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday ordered the remand in prison custody of hip hop artist, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley.

INEC asks court to dismiss Governor Okorocha’s suit on senatorial election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday urged the Federal High Court, Abuja, to dismiss the suit filed by the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, challenging the commission’s refusal to issue him a certificate of return.
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Delta APC crisis: Appeal Court saves Senator Omo-Agege, Jones Erue camp

The Appeal Court sitting in Benin, Edo state, has struck out the judgement of an Asaba, Delta State High Court, which had declared Chief Cyril Ogodo-led executives council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the authentic council of the party in Delta state.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Okon Efut, who led the former Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen’s defence team at Thursday’s judgment proceedings of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, has indicated that the conviction of the former CJN would be appealed at the Court of Appeal.

Justice Onnoghen: Supreme Court strikes out Cross River government suit

The Supreme Court in a split decision of six to one dismissed the suit filed by the Cross River State government challenging the suspension and trial of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, for being incompetent.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arraigns bank manager for alleged N187 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, arraigned a former acting branch manager of Sterling Bank Plc, Oliver Anidiobi, before Justice C.O. Ajah of the state’s High Court, sitting in Enugu, for a N187 million fraud.OHHA Microfinance Bank

Dutch court rules against Shell, in favour of wives of slain Ogoni leaders

The women, including Esther Kiobel, sued Shell for its alleged role in the unlawful arrest, detention and execution of their husbands by the Nigerian military.

Man allegedly cuts brother-in-law’s lip over alleged illicit affair with wife

A 40-year-old security guard, Austin Ani, who allegedly accused his wife of having an illicit affair with her brother, and used a knife to cut the man’s lip, on Monday appeared before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court rejects case against Anglican bishop

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High court in Lagos has struck out a suit filed by ten prominent members of the Church of Nigeria Anglican communion, Lagos Diocese, challenging the election of the new Bishop Humphrey Olumakaiye for lack of jurisdiction.

Kwara Assembly passes law to stop governor from dissolving elected councils

A Bill for a law to amend the Kwara State Lacal Government (Amendment) Law No. 3 of 2006, has been passed by the State House of Assembly.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has indicated his resolve to challenge a ruling by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, against his no-case-submission.

Code of Conduct tribunal sacks Justice Onnoghen, bars him from holding public office for...

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has found the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, guilty of violation of the code of conduct for public officers.
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I’m far more qualified than Atiku Abubakar – President Buhari tells tribunal

President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to allegations contained in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) before the presidential election tribunal.

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The Benue State House of Assembly, on Thursday, elected principal officers who will steer the affairs of the House in the next four years.

Benue Assembly elects principal officers

The Benue State House of Assembly, on Thursday, elected principal officers who will steer the affairs of the House in the next four years.
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EFCC expresses worry over use of POS machines

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday expressed concern over what it called the errant use of Point of Sale (POS) machines in the country.
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Brazilian police file defamation complaint against Neymar’s rape accuser

Brazilian police said on Thursday they had filed a defamation suit against the woman who has accused football star Neymar of rape after she insinuated the force was corrupt.

PDP leaders, lawmakers meet over National Assembly minority positions

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party currently are holding a meeting to strategise on who will be the minority leaders, minority whips and Chairman, PDP Caucus of the National Assembly.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir charged with corruption

Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was on Thursday formally charged with corruption, following the completion of an investigation by state prosecutors.