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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Judge warns EFCC to stop disobeying the courts because of ‘orders from above’

Justice Binta Nyako of a federal high court in Abuja, has warned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop “relying on orders from above” before complying with court orders.

Malabu Oil scam: Former AGF begs court to remand him in prison instead of...

The immediate past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN, on Monday, begged the Federal High Court in Abuja to remand him at Kuje Correctional Center instead of leaving him in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

$500,000 bribery case: My witness’ brother killed by Lassa fever – Farouk Lawan tells court

Ex-Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on an investigation into fuel subsidy regime in 2012, Farouk Lawan, told the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja on Tuesday that his first defence witness' brother in his ongoing bribery case was killed by Lassa fever in Kano, on Sunday.
An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Wednesday fixed Jan. 27, 2020 for Olisa Metuh, a former PDP spokesman, charged with criminal destruction of evidence to open his defence.

Court to rule on bail applications of Bello Adoke, others January 30

Justice A.I. Kutigi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Gwagwalada, Abuja on Monday, adjourned hearing on the trial of former attorney-general and minister of Justice, Muhammed Bello Adoke and others to Thursday, January 30, 2020 for ruling on their bail applications.

Raymond Dokpesi opens defence in N2.1 billion alleged fraud charge

Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications Plc, on Tuesday, at the Federal High Court Abuja, opened his defence in the alleged N2.1 billion fraud charge, preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Governor Akeredolu: No going back on Operation Amotekun

In spite of its declaration as illegal by the federal government, the chairman of the South West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said there is no going back on the operation of the regional security, Amotekun.

Mike Ozekhome: Sambo Dasuki, Omoyele Sowore’s release good for rule of law

Constitutional lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), on Tuesday, applauded the Federal Government’s decision to release the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), and convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, from detention.
Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and lawyer has narrated the build-up to Sowore and Bakare’s rearrest by the DSS at a Federal High Court in Abuja, barely 24 hours after their release from DSS custody.

Amnesty, SERAP, others threaten mass action over Omoyele Sowore’s re-arrest

Following the re-arrest of convener of RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Services, DSS, at the Federal High Court Abuja, last Friday, Amnesty International Nigeria, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, and other civil society groups have threatened to embark on mass action, if the Federal Government failed to release him unconditionally within 14 days.

Double registration: Governor Bello knows fate January 20

The Federal High Court, Abuja, will, on Jan. 20, 2020, deliver judgment in the suit seeking Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi’s disqualification over alleged double registration as a voter.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar appears in court over N2.5 bn libel suit against President Buhari’s aide

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, appeared before the registry of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, to sign his deposition in support of a N2.5 billion libel suit against an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Former AGF Bello Adoke writes federal government, Interpol over detention

The immediate past Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has written his successor, Abubakar Malami, and the International Police Organisation (Interpol) over his detention.

Kogi guber: I am ready to defend allegations against me – Yahaya Bello tells...

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on Friday expressed his readiness before the Abuja division of the Federal High Court, to defend himself in the allegation of double registration raised against him by the Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti.

Kogi guber: Court adjourns suit challenging Yahaya Bello’s eligibility till November 21

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, adjourned continuation of hearing on the suit challenging whether Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, is fit to contest in the Nov. 16 governorship election till Nov. 21.

Kogi guber: Court begins hearing on suit challenging Yahaya Bello’s eligibility

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, commenced hearing on the suit challenging whether Gov. Yahaya Bello, is fit to contest in the Nov. 16 Kogi Governorship election

Kogi guber: Court to hear suit challenging Yahaya Bello’s eligibility on Friday

A suit challenging whether the Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello, is fit to contest for the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state will tomorrow, Friday, come up at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court hears how former President Obasanjo received $140,000 from ex-VP Atiku Abubakar’s son-in-law

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday heard that Abdullahi Babalele, a son-in-law of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, allegedly gave former President Olusegun Obasanjo the naira equivalent of $140,000.

Kidnapped judge: Nigeria turned into a theatre of blood – Mike Ozekhome

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, has pleaded with the kidnappers of Justice Chioma Iheme-Nwosu to release her unhurt.

Operation Positive Identification the height of insanity – Mike Ozekhome

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, in an interview with newsmen, said the entire National Assembly should throw its weight behind the call to suspend the Operation Positive Identification, which he described as “the height of insanity and madness.”

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The Executive Chairman of the FIRS, Mohammed Nami, who was guest on a breakfast programme of the Nigerian Television Authority, urged all businesses to ensure that they register with the FIRS for VAT purpose.

House of Reps queries FIRS boss over non submission of audited funds

Public Accounts Committee, PAC, of the House of Representatives on Thursday queried the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Commission, FIRS, Alhaji Mohammed Nami, over late and non submission of the audited accounts.
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President Buhari mourns as Ado Sanusi passes on

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday expressed sadness over the passing of retired Ambassador Ado Sanusi, the Dan Iyan Kano and uncle to Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Former Nigerian international Victor Moses made his league debut for Inter Milan in their Sunday’s clash away to Udinese.

Inter want Chelsea to reduce Victor Moses’ €10m fee before signing him

Seria A side Inter Milan will be willing to secure the services of Victor Moses on a permanent basis provided premier league side, Chelsea are prepared to reduce his transfer fee.
Steven Seagal, best known for fighting off bad guys with roundhouse kicks in movies like Above the Law, has settled a case with the Securities and Exchange Commission over promoting a cryptocurrency on social media.

Steven Seagal settles with SEC over 2018 cryptocurrency promotion

Steven Seagal, best known for fighting off bad guys with roundhouse kicks in movies like Above the Law, has settled a case with the Securities and Exchange Commission over promoting a cryptocurrency on social media. The action star will pay $314,000, and won’t be allowed to promote any security — digital or otherwise — for three years.

Senator Okorocha’s ‘My People, My People Road’ projects big scam – officials

The Directors of Administration and General Services of Oru East and Ideato South councils of Imo State, Mr Eustace Chidi Okere and Mrs Osuji Ngozi Chuks, have said that the ‘My People, My People Road’ projects initiated by former Governor Rochas Okorocha were big-time scams.