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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court restrains Nigeria from revoking Ororo marginal oil field

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos south west Nigeria has restrained the Minister of Petroleum Resources and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) from revoking the Ororo Marginal Field in OML 95 pending the determination of the substantive suit filed before the court.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Retired general forfeits N426.7 million to Nigerian government

A retired Nigerian Army General has forfeited a princely sum of N426.7million to the Federal Government on the orders of a Federal judge, sitting in Lagos.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court set to forfeit $54,000 suspected to be proceeds of fraud

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed 27 March 2020 to deliver judgment on a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), seeking the permanent forfeiture of the sum of $54,000 found in the domiciliary account of a limited liability company, Asej Global Services, operated by one Ojo Temitope Francis.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Rights group asks court to stop electricity tariff increase

The Incorporated Trustees of Human Rights Foundation has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to stop the proposed over 40 per cent increase in electricity tariff.
Centre Against Impunity, a human rights body, has appealed to Nigerian Navy to immediately release Captain Dada Labinjo and seven other Nigerians, saying their continuous detention despite court ruling, is a violation of their human rights.

Naval captain gets bail after one year illegal detention

The Federal High Court in Lagos, on Monday, granted N10m bail to a naval captain, Dada Labinjo, who was said to have been in an underground detention centre for over a year.
Centre Against Impunity, a human rights body, has appealed to Nigerian Navy to immediately release Captain Dada Labinjo and seven other Nigerians, saying their continuous detention despite court ruling, is a violation of their human rights.

EFCC to arraign detained naval captain in court

A naval captain, Dada Labinjo, who sued the Nigerian Navy over his protracted detention by the Nigerian Navy since last year September, is set to be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

EFCC produces Captain Dada Labinjo

The arraignment of the senior Naval officer on a two count charge is going on before justice Muslim Hassan in the Federal high court, Ikoyi Lagos
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.

Court remands Mompha’s accomplices in prison over ‘$7m internet fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Thursday arraigned the duo of Kayode Phillip and Hamza Koudeih before Justice Muslim S. Hassan of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a 25-count charge bordering on conspiracy and money laundering.
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.

EFCC denies dropping corruption charges against ex-oil minister, ex-bank chief, others

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has denied dropping money laundering charges against a former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and her co-accused.

Court further adjourns ‘N1.4 billion fraud’ trial of NBA President

A Federal High Court Lagos on Thursday further adjourned hearing in the alleged N1.4 billion fraud case filed against the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro.

Cleric docked over alleged N10 million fraud

A cleric and Chairman of the Ebonyi State Mining Association, Mr. Chukwu Sunday Christopher, was arraigned on Monday, be­fore a Federal High Court, Lagos, on a two count-charge of obtaining the sum of N10 million under false pretence.
The Court of Appeal where the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal will be delivered later today.

Former bank chief claims forfeited N9.08 billion ‘Diezani loot’

A former bank director, Dauda Lawal, has asked the Court of Appeal in Lagos to order the Federal Government to return to him the N9.08 billion he forfeited to it on February 16, 2017.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will, on June 11, re-arraign a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, and two others charged with N650 million fraud.

EFCC re-arraigns former FCT minister, two others for ‘N650 million fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday re-arraigned a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, before the Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly laundering the sum of N650m.
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court in Lagos where he is on trial for money laundering and abuse of office.

Southwest PDP slams EFCC over ceaseless harassment on Ayodele Fayose, others

The South-West chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has counselled the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to desist from its continuous witch-hunt of prominent leaders of the party in the zone, especially the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.
Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Olajumoke Akinjide

EFCC rejects transfer of ex-minister Jumoke Akinjide’s case to new judge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rejected the transfer of a money laundering case against former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Mrs Jumoke Akinjide to a new judge.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Judge declines to hands-off trial of ex-FCT minister, others

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday declined to recused himself from the ongoing trial of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, and two others, who were accused of allegedly laundering N650 million.
Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Olajumoke Akinjide

Judge refuses to step down in trial of Jumoke Akinjide, Oyo PDP chieftains

Justice Muslim Hassan of a Federal High Court in Lagos State, on Wednesday, refused to step down in an ongoing trial involving two chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, over N650 million fraud.
Paul Usoro

NBA president to be re-arraigned over alleged N1.4 billion fraud

The trial of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro, over N1.4 billion fraud could not proceed on Tuesday before Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court Lagos, following the transfer of the case to a new judge, Prof. Chuka Obiozor.

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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate calls for quick diversification of economy, frowns against high cost of oil production

The upper chamber of the National Assembly has called on the federal government to quickly diversify the economy, following the high cost of oil production without commensurate result.

NMA: Nigerians may suffer if governors take over coronavirus management

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow states take full control of managing the COVID-19 pandemic saying Nigerians may suffer.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government says churches, mosques can reopen

The Federal Government has announced relaxation of restriction on gatherings in places of worship imposed as part of the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
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Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Panic in Imo community as ‘herdsmen’ kill security operative

There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.