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Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.

Court adjourns Senator Kashamu’s extradition suit

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday adjourned to June 27 for hearing in a suit filed by a former senator for Ogun East district, Buruji Kashamu.

Money laundering: Ex-President Jonathan not Colonel Dasuki gave me N400 million – Olisa Metuh

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, on Thursday told the Federal High Court in Abuja that the N400 million project fund in which he is standing trial was paid to him by former President Goodluck Jonathan and not the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

Court adjourns Masari’s N107.7 million fraud case to July 2

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned till July 2, for continuation of hearing in the case involving the former Director General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Bature Masari.

Rochas Okorocha: Why we are appealing against Court Ruling – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained why it decided to appeal the court ruling directing it to issue a certificate of return to embattled ex-governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.
Mahmood Yakubu INEC

Certificates of Return: INEC meets over various court orders

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will meet on Tuesday, regarding judgments and orders issued or served on it from various Courts of Law on issuance of Certificates of Return.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Rochas Okorocha: CSO writes police on planned protest over issuance of certificate by INEC

Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER) has written to the Nigeria Police on its planned protest over alleged INEC’s refusal to issue a Certificate of Return to Rochas Okorocha.

Imo west: Rochas Okorocha forgives those behind his certificate of return travail

Following his victory at a Federal High Court in Abuja for non-issuance of his certificate of return as the senator-elect for Imo West senatorial district by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said that he has forgiven all those behind his ordeal.
Adams Oshiomhole and Rochas Okorocha

Imo West: Court orders INEC to issue Certificate of Return to Rochas Okorocha

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to immediately issue the Certificate of Return to the immediate-past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, as the Senator-Elect for the Imo West Senatorial District.

Court orders INEC to issue Rochas Okorocha certificate of return

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court on Friday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Rochas Okorocha, a Certificate of Return.

Certificate of return: Court fixes judgment for Friday in ex-Governor Okorocha’s suit against INEC

A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed judgment for Friday (June 7) for judgment in the suit by former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, in which he seeks to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him a certificate of return.

Certificate of return: Appeal Court orders prompt hearing of ex-Governor Okorocha’s suit

Move by Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to have the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issue him a certificate of return for Imo West senatorial seat has got a boost with the Court of Appeal, Abuja ordering prompt hearing of the suit he (Okorocha) filed to that effect before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Olisa Metuh: How I spent N400 million from ex-NSA Dasuki

Olisa Metuh, the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, how he spent an alleged N400 million traced to him as proceed of money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Bature Masari

EFCC re-arraigns ex-SMEDAN chief over alleged N108 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned a former Director-General of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Bature Masari, over alleged N107.7 million money laundering.

Imo West: Legal battle shifts to Court of Appeal

The legal battle over the Imo West Senatorial ticket has shifted to the Court of Appeal, where Senator Osita Izunaso is challenging the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court to adjudicate on the suit filed by Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over his certificate of return.

Certificate of Return: Court halts proceedings on Governor Okorocha’s suit

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, on Wednesday, suffered set-back in his bid to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to issue him a Certificate of Return as the Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial District, before the expiration of his tenure on May 29.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

N400 million fraud: Judge accuses defence counsel of frustrating trial

Justice Okon Abang of Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on Monday, expressed displeasure as the various methods being employed by the defence team of the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, in the ongoing N400 million alleged fraud by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

INEC asks court to dismiss Governor Okorocha’s suit on senatorial election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday urged the Federal High Court, Abuja, to dismiss the suit filed by the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, challenging the commission’s refusal to issue him a certificate of return.

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Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

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Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

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