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Edwin Clarke, John Nwodo, 14 others sue President Buhari over lopsided appointments

Eminent socio-cultural leaders from southern and middle-belt Nigeria have sued President Muhammadu Buhari for N50 billion over marginalisation of the people of the region in the appointments to security, quasi-security agencies and “strategic agencies” of government.
Music artiste Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj has demanded N100m from Miss Seyitan Babatayo who accused him of raping her in a hotel room on December 30, 2018.

D’Banj demands N100 million from lady who accused him of rape

Music artiste Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj has demanded N100m from Miss Seyitan Babatayo who accused him of raping her in a hotel room on December 30, 2018.
A constitutional rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Mike Ozekhome, has condemned Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi’s attack on journalists, saying the governor has no legal, constitutional or moral powers to pronounce “fatwa” against the correspondents of the Sun and Vanguard Newspapers in the ordinary course of their duties.

Mike Ozekhome condemns Ebonyi governor’s treatment of journalists

A constitutional rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Mike Ozekhome, has condemned Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi’s attack on journalists, saying the governor has no legal, constitutional or moral powers to pronounce “fatwa” against the correspondents of the Sun and Vanguard Newspapers in the ordinary course of their duties.
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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.
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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.
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Supreme Court reserves ruling on Zamfara election review application

A five-member panel of justices presided by the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad announced that the date for the judgment will be communicated to parties in the matter.
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Imo guber: Coalition reveals next action against Supreme Court

A coalition of leaders of conscience in the country, under the aegis of the Third Force Movement in Nigeria has vowed to drag the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the United Nations, UN, United States of America, United Kingdom, African Union, European Union among others, over its refusal to review the judgment that sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the Imo State Governor.
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.

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213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Nigeria evacuates 325 more nationals from US in 6th special flight

The sixth evacuation flight from the U.S. has departed for Abuja and Lagos with 325 passengers on board.

Coronavirus: Management shuts down hospital in Kogi

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues it’s harvoc across the country, the management of Ajaokuta Steel Company Medical Centre, Kogi state, has announced an index case. It has further resolved to shut down services temporarily in the health facility to carry out its disinfection.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Governor Uzodinma urges Nigerian youths to rally support for President Buhari

Speaking during a courtesy visit in his office in Owerri by the Coalition of Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders of Nigeria, the Governor recalled how President Buhari has consistently rolled out policies aimed at empowering the youths such as the N75B he recently approved for the Empowerment of Nigerian Youths and the Youth Investment Fund.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday next week commission the newly completed 17- storey headquarters building of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), located at Swali, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

President Buhari to commission NCDMB’s 17-storey headquarters in Yenagoa

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday next week commission the newly completed 17- storey headquarters building of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), located at Swali, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Osagie: We do not stuff dollars in babaringa in Edo

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said Governor Godwin Obaseki delivers sustainable projects to better the lives of Edo people and does not go about stuffing dollars in babariga, like the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.