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The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Prison inmate regains freedom 13 years after awaiting trial

An inmate of Oko Medium Correctional Centre, in Benin, Edo State, Victor Ogunsuyi, who had spent more than 13 years awaiting trial, was set free by the State Chief Judge, Justice Esohe Ikponmwen.
Oluremi Tinubu

Lagos Central: Tribunal affirms Senator Tinubu’s election

The National Assembly and State Houses Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Ikeja have affirmed the election of Senator Oluremi Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for Lagos Central senatorial constituency.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

South African president wins legal fight with anti-corruption watchdog

President Cyril Ramaphosa won the latest round of a legal battle with South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog on Monday, as a judge delayed implementation of findings linked to its claim that he misled parliament about a leadership campaign donation.

Delta elections: PDP leaders call for expulsion of ex-minister from party

Concerned Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Leaders of Oginibo, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta has called for the expulsion of former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, for working against the candidates of the party during the just concluded general elections.

Court orders ICPC to unfreeze Pinnacle Communications’ account

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered ICPC to unfreeze the account of Pinnacle Communications Limited and counselled anti-corruption agencies of government against taking drastic action that could prevent private enterprises from flourishing prior to concluding investigations to justify such action.

Ex-Governor Kalu, others to know fate on alleged N3.2 billion fraud July 31

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday fixed July 31 for ruling on ‘No-Case-Submission filed by the former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, and two others, over an alleged N3.2 billion fraud slammed on them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

N7.6bn fraud: I’ve no case to answer – Orji Kalu tells court

A former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, who was charged with an alleged fraud of N7.65bn, told the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday that he had no case to answer.

Lagos court re-arraigns Evans, refuses to quash charges against him

Justice Adedayo Akintoye of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos again discharged the application seeking to quash the charges preferred against the suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a Evans, by the Lagos State Government.
Nanle Dariye

Court fixes new date for alleged N1.5 billion fraud case against Senator Dariye’s son

The Federal High Court, Abuja has fixed Oct. 4, to hear an address on a no-case submission by Nanle Dariye, son of a former Plateau Governor, Joshua Dariye.

Dons: Why we were dismissed by ATBU

Two senior lecturers of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, Aminu Rufai and Idris Abdullahi, dismissed by the institution, said on Sunday that the action of the institution was in bad faith.

N2.6 billion fraud: Appeal Court acquits ex-NIMASA chief Akpobolokemi

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has discharged and acquitted a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, who was charged with an alleged fraud of N2.6bn.

Court shifts ruling on Olisa Metuh’s case to July 11

A high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) yesterday shifted its ruling on the no-case submission filed by former publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, over alleged destruction of evidence, to July 11.

No-case submission: Ruling on Olisa Metuh’s case adjourned to July 11

An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Thursday fixed July 11 for ruling on the no-case submission filed by Olisa Metuh, a former PDP spokesman, accused of destruction of evidence.

Senior lawyer Joseph Daudu urges federal government respect tenets of democracy, rule of law

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Joseph Daudu, has urged the All Progressives Congress, APC, led Federal Government to respect the tenets of democracy, observe rule of law and respect the sanctity of the country’s constitution to ensure that democracy thrives.

Official: Lagos lawyer ‘who stabbed her husband to death’ to be tried soon

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, has said that Udeme Odibi who allegedly stabbed her husband to death and severed his genital in Lekki, Lagos, would soon be tried at a State High Court for murder.

Court acquits ex-FUNNAB vice chancellor accused of fraud

The High Court in Abeokuta on Wednesday, ruled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has not established any case against the former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNNAB), Abeokuta, Olusola Oyewole, and two others over an alleged fraud of N842 million.

Four Ghana judges suspended in bribery scandal – Presidency

Four judges accused of taking bribes in Ghana have been suspended, the presidency announced Wednesday, in the latest fallout from a graft scandal rocking the country’s judiciary.

Money Laundering: Court dismisses Dele Belgore, Abubakar Suleiman no-case submissions

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday dismissed a no-case submission made by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Mr Dele Belgore in a money laundering charge brought against him and a former National Planning Minister Prof Abubakar Suleiman.

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Kwara to step up security amid fresh investment drive

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday said the administration is paying closer attention to security of lives and security as part of its strategic plan to reassure investors and the citizens.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has described the President as a “General” who jails the corrupt and loves the poor people in Nigeria.

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has described the President as a “General” who jails the corrupt and loves the poor people in Nigeria.
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Police: 49 arrested during Kogi, Bayelsa polls

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says 49 persons have been arrested for alleged involvement in election violence and thuggery in the just concluded elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states.
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Nigeria, WHO partner to stop medicalisation of female genital mutilation

The Federal Government in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners is harmonizing efforts to put a stop to the medicalisation of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
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Senate seeks legal backing for constituency projects in national budget

The Senate on Wednesday sought to provide legal backing to the provision of Constituency Projects in Nigeria’s annual budget by a minimum of 20 per cent.