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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.

Nine former public officers forfeit over N100 billion to federal government

The former public officers who had their funds or assets forfeited to the government include; former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke; former first lady, Patience Jonathan; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, his wife, daughter and aide.
Mr. Haruna Momoh, a former managing director of the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC), and his wife, Eileen have berated the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and accused it of mischief following its claim that it obtained an interim injunction to seize about N2.9 billion naira belonging to the couple. The ICPC said it traced the cash to bank accounts in Nigeria.

N2.4 billion fraud: Former PPMC boss, wife move to retrieve seized assets

Former Managing Director of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Haruna Momoh, his wife, Ochuko Okor Momoh and their companies have commenced move to retrieve assets and cash seized from them by the Federal Government.
Grace Taiga, ex-director, Legal Services in the Ministry of Petroleum

$9.6 billion judgement: Grace Taiga confirms AGF got draft of P&ID agreement – witness

A principal witness, CSP Umar Babangida, on Wednesday alleged that Grace Taiga, a former director, Legal Services in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, played a major role in the fraudulent gas supply agrrement between the Federal Government and Petroleum and Industrial Development (P&ID).
The trial of the former Director General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Bature Masari has been adjourned till Dec. 12 .

Trial of ex-SMEDAN boss continues in December

The trial of the former Director General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Bature Masari, has been adjourned till Dec. 12 .
Bature Masari

Court adjourns ‘N189.6 million money laundering’ trial of ex-SMEDAN chief until December 12

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of an FCT High Court in Apo, on Tuesday adjourned the trial of the former Director General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Bature Masari, until Dec. 12 .

P&ID scandal: Court grants bail to former petroleum ministry director

The Federal Capital Territory High Court has granted bail to a former director of legal affairs at Nigeria’s petroleum ministry, Grace Taiga, who was arraigned for her alleged involvement in the controversial Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) contract with Nigeria.

New P&ID scandal suspect suffers from severe hypertension – lawyer

A former Director, Legal Services of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Grace Taiga, standing trial in connection with the controversial P&ID $9.6bn judgment against Nigeria suffers from “a whole lot of ailments”, her lawyer, Ola Olanipekun (SAN), said on Friday.g

P&ID scandal: Court remands former petroleum ministry director

A former director for legal services at Nigeria’s petroleum ministry was on Friday remanded in Suleja Prison after pleading not guilty to an eight-count charge of alleged financial impropriety in the controversial contract between Nigeria and the Irish firm, Process and Industrial Development Company (P&ID).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

P&ID scandal: EFCC set to arraign another suspect

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Friday arraign another suspect linked to the controversial Gas Supply Project Agreement which led to the recent $9.6bn judgment given against Nigeria and in favour of Process and Industrial Developments by a British court.

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.

Court acquits NAF officer of corruptly receiving contractor’s N166 million gift

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja, has discharged and acquitted a former Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Olutayo Oguntoyinbo, of the offence of corruptly accepting N166m gift from a contractor with NAF.
An FCT High Court, Apo on Tuesday discharged and acquitted AVM Tade Oguntoyinbo of N166 million bribe charge.

Court frees AVM Oguntoyinbo of N166 million bribe charge

An FCT High Court, Apo on Tuesday discharged and acquitted AVM Tade Oguntoyinbo of N166 million bribe charge.
Bature Masari

Witness: Ex-SMEDAN chief gave N50 million to four Reps members

Mr Taiwo Olorunyomi, an Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) investigation officer, on Friday told an FCT High Court, Apo, that Bature Masari, Director General, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency (SMEDAN), gave N50 million to some members of the House of Representatives.
Dapo Abiodun

Elections: Court upholds Dapo Abiodun as Ogun APC governorship candidate

An FCT High Court, Apo, on Thursday upheld the candidacy of Adedapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Ogun State in the Saturday governorship election.
Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow

Abuja court dismisses forgery case against Governor Bindow

A Federal Capital Territory High Court, Apo, on Monday, dismissed a suit alleging that Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa State, submitted forged certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission, citing lack of territorial jurisdiction.
Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow

Court fixes March 1 to decide Governor Bindow’s alleged certificate forgery case

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Apo, has fixed March 1 to deliver judgment in a suit alleging that Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa State, submitted forged certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Okoi Obono-Obla: APC must win Cross River

Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Prosecution, has made a passionate appeal to Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, to sheathe his sword in the battle for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Cross River State.
John Owan-Enoh

Court upholds Senator Owan-Enoh’s election as Cross River APC governorship candidate

An FCT High Court, Apo, on Monday upheld the election of Sen. John Owan-Enoh as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the March 2 governorship election in Cross Rivers.

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The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

Jailed former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh’s lawyer vows to appeal judgement

The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

NERC orders metering of electricity consumers by April 30

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the Distribution Companies (DisCos) to ensure that electricity consumers are metered by April 30.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three teachers arrested for defiling teenage students in Ekiti

The campaign against sexual harassment and abuse in Ekiti has claimed its first casualties as three teachers of two secondary schools were arrested by the officers of the Ekiti State Police Command on Tuesday.
Nigerian table tennis player, Cecilia Edem Effiong.

Minister hails taekwondo, table tennis qualifiers

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian female to qualify for Taekwondo in 16 years and second female ever Taekwondo Olympian for the country as well as table tennis player, Cicilia Edem Effiong.

Hisbah apprehend woman for marring two husbands in Kano

A 37 years old woman identified as Hauwa Ali has been apprehended by the Hisbah Corps (Shariah police) for marrying to two husbands in Kumbotso local government area of Kano State.