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Professors reject new Kwara university vice chancellor

The Offa Professors Forum (OPF) has described the process that led to the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Akanbi as the Vice Chancellor, Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, as unfair.
An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two septuagenarians and four others to death by hanging for the murder of one Sola Adeniyi.

Two to die by hanging in Osun for killing student

Justice Jide Falola of Osun High Court sitting in Ikirun has sentenced two men to death by hanging for murder.
Abubakar Malami

AGF writes heads of courts to continue time-bound cases

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, has written to heads of various courts in the country to hear time-bound cases during the ongoing lockdown.
In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction.

Coronavirus: What President Buhari has done and still doing

In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction. It is all about the right reaction by the right agencies and trained experts.”
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

Lockdown: Appeal Court president suspends cases in Abuja, Lagos, Ogun

The Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem, has ordered the suspension of all cases before its Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states divisions.
A Federal High Court, Lagos, has nullified the election of Dr. Shamsideen Dosumu as the president of Eko Club and declared Chief Babatunde Fanimokun as the legitimate president of the club.

Court upholds Babatunde Fanimokun as Eko Club president

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has nullified the election of Dr. Shamsideen Dosumu as the president of Eko Club and declared Chief Babatunde Fanimokun as the legitimate president of the club.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Zamfara election: Why Supreme Court declined to set-aside judgement

The Supreme Court, on Friday, declined to set-aside its judgement that sacked all candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that won various positions in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections.
Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage (rtd), has expressed dismay over the falling standard of education in the country with a call for all hands to be on deck to improve it.

Nasarawa speaker calls for support for Lafia emir

As the Emir of Lafia, Retired Justice Sidi Bage, marks one year on the throne, Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has called for prayers and support for the emir to succeed.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Zamfara elections: Supreme Court dismisses APC’s application for review judgment

The Supreme Court, on Friday, dismissed an application, asking it to review its judgement which nullified the victory of the candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the 2019 general elections held in Zamfara State.

Court orders interim forfeiture of N293 million, 30,000 shares, lands belonging to General Atewe

Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of N293m, six parcels of land and 30, 000 MTN shares recovered from a former Commander of the military Joint Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield, in the Niger Delta Maj Gen Emmanuel Atewe (retd).
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Senator Kalu’s co-convict gets bail to treat tuberculosis, cancer

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday granted post-conviction bail to a former Director of Finance and Account at the Abia State Government House, Jones Udeogu, who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment last year December.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court rules in Zamfara judgment review motion Friday

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will Friday, March 27, 2020, know its fate in its bid to have the Supreme Court set aside the consequential order that made the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) beneficiary of all elective positions in the 2019 general election in Zamfara State.
The Federal High Court in Kaduna State on Thursday sentenced Obi Sobenna, an internet fraudster to one-year imprisonment and ordered him to forfeit N340,000 to the Federal Government.

Court sentences internet fraudster to one year imprisonment, orders forfeiture of N340,000

The Federal High Court in Kaduna State on Thursday sentenced Obi Sobenna, an internet fraudster to one-year imprisonment and ordered him to forfeit N340,000 to the Federal Government.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Friday, charged the newly inaugurated Chief Judges of the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court to help themselves first for God to help them to justify their oath of office.

Lawyers commend Nigeria’s chief justice for suspending court sittings

Legal practitioners have applauded the directive by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammad, for ordering the suspension of all court sittings except in matters that are urgent, for 14 days because of COVID-19.
Antonio Guterres

UN: We still live in the shadow of slave trade

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says the world “still lives in the shadow of the transatlantic slave trade” in spite of rejecting racism.
An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two septuagenarians and four others to death by hanging for the murder of one Sola Adeniyi.

Two septuagenarians, four others to die by hanging in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two septuagenarians and four others to death by hanging for the murder of one Sola Adeniyi.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of one Abdulkadir Mohammed Salihu, a former Sales Assistant of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Kaduna Depot.

Court convicts former NNPC official over N6 billion fraud, forfeits pension, gratuity, properties

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of one Abdulkadir Mohammed Salihu, a former Sales Assistant of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Kaduna Depot. He was arraigned on three count charge bordering on fraud to the tune of N6 billion, before Justice Z. B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court in Kaduna State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken before a Yola high court a former Commissioner in Adamawa State, Sanda Lamurde, for allegedly misappropriating N379 million meant to feed internally displaced persons (IDPs).

EFCC arraigns former Adamawa commissioner over N379 million misappropriation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken before a Yola high court a former Commissioner in Adamawa State, Sanda Lamurde, for allegedly misappropriating N379 million meant to feed internally displaced persons (IDPs).

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Chinese city bans consumption of dog, cats, others

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British premier Boris Johnson hospitalised over coronavirus infection

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