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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

Internet fraudster forfeits N230.6m, $80.59 to federal government

Justice Saliu Sai’du of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday ordered the final forfeiture of the sums of N210, 287, 697.45; N5, 320, 373.40; N15, 008,809.79 and $80.59 belonging to one Dehinbo Oluwatobi Reuben, an internet fraudster, to the Federal Government.

NDLEA arraigns two for alleged drug trafficking

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday arraigned two men in a a Federal High Court Lagos, for allegedly trafficking 2,139kg of Cannabis Sativa, also known as marijuana.
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N3.6 billion fraud: NDDC recovered N100 billion from IOC – witness

A prosecution witness, Mr Ibinabo Micheal-West, on Monday, told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) recovered over N100 billion from International Oil companies (IOC).
A businessman, Cajetan Chike Muonagolu has been ordered to be remanded in prison custody by Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court Ikoyi Lagos on a 4 count charge bordering on dealing in adulterated and substandard engine oil.

Businessman remanded in prison for suspected adulterated engine oil

A businessman, Cajetan Chike Muonagolu, has been ordered to be remanded in prison custody by Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court Ikoyi Lagos on a 4 count charge bordering on dealing in adulterated and substandard engine oil.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA arraigns suspected drug syndicate

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday arraigned a drug syndicate at the Federal High Court 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

Six alleged drug traffickers to pay N180m bail

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday admitted six men facing trial for drug trafficking to bail in the sum of N30 million each.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC charges banker with defrauding army general

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Thursday arraigned an Ecobank employee, Anieka Udoh, for alleged fraud.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court vacates order stopping customs agents’ association’s election

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has vacated an ex-parte order it granted on January 9, 2019 stopping the conduct of election into the different offices of the Registered Trustees of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA).
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA arraigns two over allegation of drug trafficking

National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, yesterday, arraigned a man, Ilomuanya Uzoma, also known as Uzo, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, for allegedly operating and financing a hard drug cartel, Drug Trafficking Organisation, DTO.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court begins trial of man attempting to print N20 billion counterfeit Naira notes

The Department of State Services, DSS, on Tuesday began the trial of one Mr John Elem, alleged to have attempted to print counterfeit Naira notes worth N20 billion.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

$8.1 billion repatriation: Settlement still in progress in MTN vs CBN’s case – counsel

A Federal High Court Lagos, on Wednesday, further adjourned until Jan. 22, 2019 for report of settlement in a suit between MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd, and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over repatriation of 8.1 billion dollars.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court orders destruction of 14 containers loaded of Tramadol

Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday, ordered the destruction of 14 containers loaded with prescription drug, Tramadol, confiscated at Apapa Wharf, Lagos, by the Nigerian Customs Services (NCS).
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Court fixes December 12 for report of settlement in MTN vs CBN case

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, adjourned until December 12, for report of settlement in a dispute between MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd, and the Central Bank of Nigeria, over alleged illegal repatriation of 8.1 billion dollars by the telecoms company.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Absence of judge stalls MTN tax assessment suit

Absence of Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke on Monday stalled hearing of a suit by MTN Nigeria against the Attorney-General of the Federation challenging the legality of N242 billion and 1.3 billion dollars import duties and withholding tax assessment.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Arms importation: Court denies accused bail

A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday, dismissed a bail application filed by two accused, Great Ayogu and Moses Ifeuwa, standing trial for alleged unlawful importation of 1,570 firearms.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN sues federal government over $1.3 billion withholding tax

MTN Nigeria Communication Limited has filed a fresh suit at the Federal High Court in Lagos to challenge the legality of the $1.3 billion import duties and withholding tax demanded from it by the federal government.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN suit against federal government for hearing December 3

A Federal High Court, Lagos, will on Dec. 3 hear a suit by MTN Nigeria Communication Ltd against the Attorney General of the Federation challenging the legality of N242 billion and 1.3 billion dollars import duties and withholding tax assessment.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN hires 15 lawyers to challenge $8.1 billion demand by CBN

The Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed December 4, 2018, for hearing in the suit filed by MTN Nigeria Communications Limited to challenge the $8,134,312,397.63 being demanded by the Central Bank of Nigeria over the alleged forex remittances.

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