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Nigeria 2019: Notes from the field

Whoever came up with the wise saying that Nigerian politics is dirty deserves an award for perspicacity. I have just returned from that dirtied, muddled up, confused, uncertain, unpredictable zone of Nigerian life and society with truck loads of stories in my head and enough impressions in my mind to last me another life-time.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Governor Wike, Nigerian Army disagree over plot to kidnap Rivers REC

As tension continues to mount in Rivers State ahead of Saturday’s polls, Governor Nyesom Wike has alleged that there are plans to kidnap the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) to create an excuse for postponing the polls.

Court issues warrant of arrest on TCN chief

The Chief Magistrate Court in Wuse Zone two, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has issued warrant of arrest on the the Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Engineer Muhammed Usman Gur, failure to appear before it to answer allegation of administrative irregularities and high handedness against him.

Justice Onnoghen: Lawyers’ protest paralyses court proceedings in Rivers

Lawyers shut down court proceedings in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as they staged a peaceful protest in condemnation of the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Witness: How Emmanuel Nwude forged document to acquire, transfer forfeited property

The ongoing trial of Emmanuel Nwude and two others for alleged forgery continued on Friday before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State, with a prosecution witness, Idi Musa, revealing how the defendants forged a Power of Attorney to transfer a forfeited property to one Mankris Ventures Limited.
Shiite Members

Federal government arraigns detained Shiite members

The federal government has arraigned some Shiite members arrested during one of the the recent clashes with the army in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Two persons in court over stolen property

Two men, Kenneth Adams, 24 and Aliyu Jafaru, 26 have been arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Kano state for allegedly aiding and abetting theft.

Thirteen suspects charged with alleged kidnap of customs officer

Thirteen suspected smugglers have been charged to court on allegation of kidnapping a Customs officer in Ogun State.
Nigeria Police

13 persons arraigned for abducting Customs operative in Ogun

The Police in Ogun State have re-arraigned 13 suspected smugglers who allegedly abducted an operative of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Abdul-Rasheed Salami, in April, 2018.
Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose spent his first day out of office on Tuesday in the detention cell of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja.

Ayodele Fayose still in EFCC’s custody

Former Governor of Ekiti state, Mr Ayodele Fayose, who reported to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja on Tuesday, on the commission’s invitation, is still in its custody.

Mike Ozekhome: What we are doing to free Ayodele Fayose from EFCC custody

Human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), said efforts had begun to secure release of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, from Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) custody.

Lagos lawyer arraigned for forging court judgement

A Lagos-based legal practitioner, Mr. Edward Oseghale, was yesterday arraigned before an Ogba Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos for procuring false judgement in bid to evict tenants from their homes.
Justice Munta Abimbola;

Oyo judiciary delivers 1,038 judgements in one year

The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, on Thursday said that the state judiciary handled no fewer than 5,958 cases and delivered 1,038 judgments during the 2017/2018 legal year.

Minimum wage: Strike paralyses Lagos judiciary

Litigants, lawyers and other stakeholders in Lagos State judiciary also felt effect of the strike declared by the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) over new minimum wage as the entance of courts were shut against them.

Beyond the illegal search of Edwin Clark’s house

The three police inspectors who searched Chief Edwin Clark’s house at Abuja a fortnight ago have been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force with ignominy for gross abuse of police powers.

Court frees Ekiti local commissioner accused of stealing N5 million granite

A Magistrate’s Court in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, has dischargedand acquitted a commissioner in the state Local Government Service Commission, Mr. Dare Omotosho, over allegation of stealing and conversion of granite worth N5 million.
Amnesty International

Amnesty International demands release of detained IPOB women

Human rights group, Amnesty International (AI), has demanded the immediate release of over 100 women detained after a protest in Imo State, on August 18.

Amnesty International investigates detention of female IPOB protesters

International rights group, Amnesty International, has begun investigation into the arrest and detention of over 100 women reportedly arrested in Imo State, after a protest on August 18.

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Uganda’s ruling NRM endorses President Museveni for ‘2021 elections and beyond’

Uganda's ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) lawmakers have endorsed President Yoweri Museveni to continue leading the party and the state.
An FCT High Court in Maitama, on Monday, granted leave to the EFCC to amend the charge in the trial of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and three others, over alleged N544 fraud.

N544 million fraud: Court grants EFCC leave to amend charge against ex-SGF, others

An FCT High Court in Maitama, on Monday, granted leave to the EFCC to amend the charge in the trial of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and three others, over alleged N544 fraud.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

Bauchi: CSO cautions INEC against subversive reversal

A pro-democracy group, Conscience Nigeria, has warned Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to thread with caution on ‘subversive reversal’ in Bauchi State

Court sacks Delta APC chairman

Prophet Jones Ode Erue, the Delta State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Delta State has been sacked.
Vladimir Antonov

Former Portsmouth FC owner jailed in Russia for bank fraud

A former owner of Portsmouth Football Club has been jailed for two-and-a-half years in Russia for bank fraud.