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Kogi guber: Court asked to disqualify Governor Bello as candidate

A governorship aspirant in Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja praying for the disqualification of Governor Yahaya Bello as a candidate in the forthcoming November 16 governorship election in the state.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Abuja zonal office, on Thursday, arraigned the duo of Paul Boroh and Hanafi Moriki, before Justice O. O. Goodluck of the FCT High Court, Abuja on a nine-count charge, bordering on criminal breach of trust to the tune of N974.8 million and $1.9 million.

EFCC arraigns former Amnesty chief over ‘N975 million fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja zonal office, on Thursday, arraigned the duo of Paul Boroh and Hanafi Moriki, before Justice O. O. Goodluck of the FCT High Court, Abuja on a nine-count charge, bordering on criminal breach of trust to the tune of N974.8 million and $1.9 million.

Olisa Metuh insists on invitation of ex-President Jonathan as witness in ‘N400 million fraud’...

Former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Oliseh Metuh, on Tuesday September 24, 2019 insisted that the Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice O.E. Abang should invite former President Goodluck Jonathan to give evidence in his ongoing trial.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

PDP, Atiku Abubakar file appeal at Supreme Court over tribunal judgment

The Peoples Democratic Party, its presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election, Atiku Abubakar, have formally filed their 66 grounds of appeal against the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal at the Supreme Court.

N6.2 billion fraud: Drama as Senator Jang’s counsel disowns colleague

There was mild drama at the continuation of the trial of a former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, on Friday as his counsel, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, disowned another defence counsel, over the line of questioning.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar, PDP to challenge tribunal judgement – counsel

One of the lawyers to Atiku Abubakar has said that the opposition presidential candidate will appeal Wednesday’s ruling of the presidential election petition tribunal.

Femi Falana, Mike Ozekhome clash over Justice Onnoghen at NBA confab

Two Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) Chief Mike Ozekhome and Mr. Femi Falana have disagreed sharply over lawyers’ reaction to the removal of immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen (rtd).
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Money laundering: Atiku Abubakar’s son-in-law released

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released from its custody Abdullahi Babalele, the son-in-law of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in 2019, Atiku Abubakar.

Mike Ozekhome: President Buhari is allergic to criticism

Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has reacted to the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and activist.

Mike Ozekhome faults proscription of Islamic Movement of Nigeria

Mike Ozekhome, a constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, has faulted the Federal Government over the proscription of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shi’ite.
Senator Jeremiah Useni

Plateau guber: My witnesses under threats – Senator Useni tells tribunal

Plateau State governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Jeremiah Useni, has told the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Jos that the witnesses brought before the tribunal were under security threats.

Court orders final forfeiture of $8.4 million, N7.4 billion linked to Patience Jonathan

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ordered the final forfeiture of the 8.4 million dollars and N7.4 billion found in accounts linked to a former first lady, Patience Jonathan.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar files N2.5 billion libel suit against President Buhari’s aide

A former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has carried out his threat to sue President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, for her alleged libellous tweet via her Twitter handle on May 7, 2019.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar, PDP appeal to Supreme Court, insist INEC’s server contains results

The Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the February 23, election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have kept their vow to appeal the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal’s rejection of their request to access the “central server” which they alleged housed the results of the poll electronically transmitted by the Independent National Electoral Commission during the exercise.

Court fixes July 1 for judgment in forfeiture suit against Patience Jonathan

A Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned until July 1, Judgment in a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), seeking final forfeiture of monies found in accounts linked to a former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has petitioned France, Germany, European Union, United States of America and United Kingdom over alleged undemocratic actions and infractions of President Muhammadu Buhari.

INEC server: Why Atiku Abubakar, PDP is going to supreme court – lawyers

The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his party have explained why they will approach the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which yesterday denied them access to the server and data of smart card reader the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) allegedly used to compute the results of the 2019 presidential election.

Tailor sues DSS chief’s wife, others over alleged threat to life

A tailor, Hadiza Usman, on Wednesday dragged the Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS) and his wife, Y. B. Magaji and the SSS FCT Director before the FCT High Court Apo, over alleged threat to life.

Court adjourns Raymond Dokpesi’s N5 billion libel suit until September 23

An FCT High Court, Apo, on Tuesday adjourned until Sept.23, a N5 billion defamation suit, filed by Chief Raymond Dokpesi against immediate past Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and former Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

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Kogi seeks N10.69 billion from federal government

The Kogi State Government has requested the sum of N10.69 billion from the Federal Government for the settlement of debts incurred locally and refund for projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government.

Bayelsa guber: REC says satisfied with PVC collection rate

The Bayelsa Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Monday Tom, says INEC is satisfied with the percentage rate of Permanent Voter Card (PVC) collection, promising that the body is adequately prepared to conduct the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.
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Recep Erdogan: Turkey to return three million refugees to Syria in stages

Turkey will return to Syria one million refugees in the first step, while two million more will follow, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.