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Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court orders service of N250m suit against Ex-President Obasanjo’s ex-aide

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered service of a N250 million damages suit against Prof. Anthony Adegbulugbe.

Ondo election: PDP, candidate close case at tribunal

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 2020 governorship election in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, and his party, on Wednesday, closed their cases at the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in the state.
The Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Related Extra Judicial Killings yesterday said it has received thirty petitions so far.

#EndSARS: Osun judicial inquiry resumes hearing with 30 petitions

The Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Related Extra Judicial Killings yesterday said it has received thirty petitions so far.
The legal team set up by the Nigerian Army to represent the service at the ongoing Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the alleged shooting of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate has submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

Petitioners sue army, others demand N100 million for unlawful detention in Borno

Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. General Tukur Buratai; General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Nigerian Army and Attorney General and Minister of Justice, have been sued at the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Maiduguri for illegal detention.
The Edo State Judicial Panel of Enquiry for victims of SARS and related abuses has ordered the arrest of a retired Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Carol Afegbai for failing to appear before it to explain her alleged complicity in the murder of a 500 Level student of University of Benin, Ibrahim Momodu in 2015.

#EndSARS: Edo community demands N50 billion compensation for five slain youths

The head of the Imiakebu community in the Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, Chief Ugheiemhekhia Yahaya, on Tuesday, asked for N50bn compensation for the alleged murder of five youths by a police officer, John Agaga.

Two directors drag Green Energy chairman to court for alleged unlawful removal, injustice

Two directors of an oil and gas company, Green Energy International Ltd., have taken their business partners to court, alleging injustice, cheating and demanding N250 million in damages.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Edo election: Tribunal dismisses AA petition against Governor Obaseki

Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal yesterday dismissed the petition filed by Action Alliance (AA) party challenging the exclusion of the party and its candidate from the September 19 2020 governorship election in Edo State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Panel summons ex-SARS chief accused of extra-judicial killings

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry investigating police brutality in Anambra State has summoned James Nwafor, a retired police officer and former head of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Awkuzu area of the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Ex-DIG identifies lack of courses on human right, poor remuneration as responsible for...

Retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Peter Ogunyanwo has identified lack of human right courses and poor remuneration of police officers as some of the factors responsible for some of the infractions that led to abuse of human rights by police officers in the country.
The Ogun Judicial Panel of Investigation has sent warning signals to security operatives to desist from harassing, intimidating, or threatening any petitioner because some petitioners have been withdrawing their complaints on this basis.

Ogun panel warns police not to threaten petitioners

The Chairman, Ogun Judicial Panel of Investigation, Justice Solomon Olugbemi, has sent warning signals to security operatives to desist from harassing, intimidating, or threatening any petitioner because some petitioners have been withdrawing their complaints on this basis.

#EndSARS: Judicial panel says may not entertain cases already in court

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police brutality and Extrajudicial killings in Delta state relocated to Warri, Delta state Monday to entertain petitions from the end of the state.

#EndSARS: Family demands N100 million compensation for murder of undergraduate by police officers

The family of late Ekene Akabike, a student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) Awka, Anambra State, allegedly murdered by Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives in 2004, have approached the Judicial Panel of Inquiry in the state for justice.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has disclosed that it’s conducting a preliminary investigation into the recent #EndSARS protests in Nigeria, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on Wednesday.

ICC confirms review of Nigeria’s petition by 101 lawyers, ex-AGs, NBA officials, SANs

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has confirmed that weighty human rights matters raised in a petition submitted by over 100 Nigerian lawyers at home and abroad are currently receiving attention.

Anambra judicial panel may adjourn indefinitely over ‘logistics’ issues

Hon. Justice Veronica Umeh (rtd.), the Chairman of Anambra Judicial Panel of Inquiry into Police Brutality and Extra-Judicial Killings, says the panel may proceed on indefinite adjournment until “certain logistics” are provided.
The Central Bank of Nigeria was granted permission to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS campaigners after linking the funds in their account to “suspected” terrorism activities.

#EndSARS: Enugu panel begins sitting, receives 30 petitions so far

The 8-member Enugu State Judicial Commission of Police Brutality and Extra-Judicial Killings commenced sitting yesterday with the panel announcing that it has so far received a total of 30 petitions.

#EndSARS: Osun judicial panel hears three petitions, grants adjournment request

The Osun State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality on Saturday heard three different petitions filed by members of the public against the brutality of the men and officers of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Police shun sittings of Anambra judicial panel

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police brutality in Anambra has expressed worry over the absence of the Nigerian Police at its sittings.
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#EndSARS: Osun judicial panel holds first sitting

The Osun State Judicial Panel of Inquiry looking into cases of police brutality and other human rights violations by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other police units held its first sitting Thursday.

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Over 5,000 unprofiled IDPs discovered in makeshift camps in Benue

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President Buhari orders minister, FIRS to release funds to NASENI

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Coronavirus: Nigerian government directs civil servants on GL 12 and below to continue working...

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Niger Delta: Oil producing communities ask federal government to scrap NDDC

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